SOFITEL GIRLS' DAY OUT  |  SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2017

Gates open at 11.00am • First race at 12:30pm • Last race at 5:25pm

There’s no better way to kick off the return of spring racing at Flemington than by stepping out in style at Sofitel Girls’ Day Out.

Sofitel Girls’ Day Out is the perfect chance to get the girls together for a day full of fun, fashion, food and drink — along with some thrilling thoroughbred racing.

Featuring the Group 1 PFD Food Services Makybe Diva Stakes, you and your friends will come away winners. With buzzing music and entertainment, free-flowing bubbles, gourmet food options and gorgeous Spring Racing fashion - be sure to circle Saturday 16 September for Sofitel Girls’ Day Out on your calendar now!

Enhance your raceday experience by downloading the ‘Flemington Official Raceday Guide’ mobile app on iPhone or Android.

Flemington supports creating a smoke-free experience for diners. Flemington’s grandstands, including balconies and seating decks, are smoke-free zones. Smoking is still permitted on the lawns, outdoor walkways, and Mounting Yard provided there is a distance of 14 metres from a food stall or food vendor, in line with Victorian tobacco reforms.

TICKETS & PACKAGES

  • blue background with the text Adult
    • $20

    Adult 

    Sofitel Girls' Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

  • magenta background with the text Student
    • $16

    Concession/Student* 

    Sofitel Girls' Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

  • green background with the text Pensioner
    • $10

    Concession/Pensioner* 

    Sofitel Girls' Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

  • blush background with the text Children
    • Free

    Children under 16** 

    Sofitel Girls' Day Out 

    Free

    SOLD OUT

  • Image of a dining table set up inside one of the private suites at Flemington Racecourse
    • From $175pp

    Private Raceday Functions 

    Sofitel Girls' Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

  • Seating inside the terrace restuarant
    • $200

    Terrace Restaurant (cocktail package)  

    Sofitel Girls' Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

    • $290

    Terrace Restaurant (7 course degustation)  

    Sofitel Girls' Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

    • $310

    Hill Stand Corporate Suite 

    Sofitel Girls' Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

MEMBERS' TICKETS & PACKAGES

  • pale blue background with the text VRC Members Guest Pass
    • $50

    VRC Members' Guest Pass 

    Sofitel Girls' Day Out 

    Contact Customer Service on 1300 727 575

    SOLD OUT

    • $120

    The Atrium Flat 

    Sofitel Girls' Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

    • $135

    The Atrium Tiered 

    Sofitel Girls' Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

  • dining tables with white table linens and black seat covers inside The Peak dining area at Flemington Racecourse.
    • $65

    The Peak Tiered 

    Sofitel Girls' Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

    • 600 Points

    Reserved Trackside Table 

    Sofitel Girls' Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

    • 1,300 Points

    Reserved Trackside Couch 

    Sofitel Girls' Day Out 

    SOLD OUT

  • Trains
    Special trains run direct to Flemington Racecourse on racedays. 

    Departing Southern Cross Station

    • Trains will depart from Southern Cross Station (platform 8) at 10:40am and then every 10 minutes until 1:20pm. All trains stop only at North Melbourne Station (platform 2) and then run express to Flemington Racecourse (platform 1).

    Departing Flemington Racecourse 

    • Trains will depart Flemington Racecourse (platform 1) at 4.37pm and then every 10 minutes until 7.07pm, stopping only at North Melbourne Station (platform 1) and Southern Cross Station (platform 8).  

    All train services are wheelchair accessible and passengers who need help boarding trains should wait on the platform near the front of the train.

    Non-racedays: Catch a train to Newmarket station (Craigieburn line) and then either walk (10mins) or take the No. 57 tram to Flemington Drive (stop 30).

    Trams
    From the corner of Elizabeth Street and Flinders Street catch the No. 57 West Maribyrnong tram to Flemington Drive (stop 30).

    Please note, low-floor trams do not run on Route 57 and it is therefore recommended passengers using a mobility aid should catch the train to the racecourse.

    Buses
    Catch Route 472 bus from Williamstown, Footscray or Moonee Ponds to Fisher Parade. Enter Flemington Racecourse via Riverbank entrance.

    Catch Route 404 bus from Footscray or Moonee Ponds to Smithfield Road. Enter Flemington Racecourse via Stables Drive entrance. 

    • public Transport

      Trains
      Special trains run direct to Flemington Racecourse on racedays. 

      Departing Southern Cross Station

      • Trains will depart from Southern Cross Station (platform 8) at 10:40am and then every 10 minutes until 1:20pm. All trains stop only at North Melbourne Station (platform 2) and then run express to Flemington Racecourse (platform 1).

      Departing Flemington Racecourse 

      • Trains will depart Flemington Racecourse (platform 1) at 4.37pm and then every 10 minutes until 7.07pm, stopping only at North Melbourne Station (platform 1) and Southern Cross Station (platform 8).  

      All train services are wheelchair accessible and passengers who need help boarding trains should wait on the platform near the front of the train.

      Non-racedays: Catch a train to Newmarket station (Craigieburn line) and then either walk (10mins) or take the No. 57 tram to Flemington Drive (stop 30).

      Trams
      From the corner of Elizabeth Street and Flinders Street catch the No. 57 West Maribyrnong tram to Flemington Drive (stop 30).

      Please note, low-floor trams do not run on Route 57 and it is therefore recommended passengers using a mobility aid should catch the train to the racecourse.

      Buses
      Catch Route 472 bus from Williamstown, Footscray or Moonee Ponds to Fisher Parade. Enter Flemington Racecourse via Riverbank entrance.

      Catch Route 404 bus from Footscray or Moonee Ponds to Smithfield Road. Enter Flemington Racecourse via Stables Drive entrance. 

  • Public car parks
    Racedays: Limited FREE parking available, enter off Epsom Road onto Flemington Drive.

    Melbourne Cup Carnival: Limited public car parking is available in the centre car park. Enter off Smithfield Road at the Stables Drive entrance.

    VRC Members' car parks
    Members' parking in the Unreserved Car Park must enter via Flemington Drive off Epsom Road. 

    Reserved dining car parks
    Racegoers should refer to directions provided with their bookings.

     
    • Driving and parking

      Public car parks
      Racedays: Limited FREE parking available, enter off Epsom Road onto Flemington Drive.

      Melbourne Cup Carnival: Limited public car parking is available in the centre car park. Enter off Smithfield Road at the Stables Drive entrance.

      VRC Members' car parks
      Members' parking in the Unreserved Car Park must enter via Flemington Drive off Epsom Road. 

      Reserved dining car parks
      Racegoers should refer to directions provided with their bookings.

       
  • Taxis
    Enter off Epsom Road onto Flemington Drive. A taxi rank is located near the Members' Main Entrance (left of Phar Lap statue).

    Melbourne Cup Carnival: Taxis can only enter the racecourse off Smithfield Road at the Stables Drive entrance or drop off racegoers in Leonard Crescent via Langs Road.

    Helicopters
    Flights depart from Melbourne and land at the helipad/passenger area, at Flemington Racecourse. During Melbourne Cup Carnival, VIP Lexus courtesy vehicles will then transfer from helipad to main entrance.

    For more information, contact our exclusive helicopter provider, Melbourne Cup Helicopters on 1300 724 927.

    Ferries 
    Ferry services for private groups operate from the city centre to Flemington along the Maribyrnong River. 

    For all information, contact City River Cruises on (03) 9650 2214. 

    For private berthing information, contact Parks Victoria on (03) 9426 4666.

    When booking ferry services outside of Melbourne Cup Carnival, contact Customer Service Centre for information on how to access the racecourse.

    • private hire

      Taxis
      Enter off Epsom Road onto Flemington Drive. A taxi rank is located near the Members' Main Entrance (left of Phar Lap statue).

      Melbourne Cup Carnival: Taxis can only enter the racecourse off Smithfield Road at the Stables Drive entrance or drop off racegoers in Leonard Crescent via Langs Road.

      Helicopters
      Flights depart from Melbourne and land at the helipad/passenger area, at Flemington Racecourse. During Melbourne Cup Carnival, VIP Lexus courtesy vehicles will then transfer from helipad to main entrance.

      For more information, contact our exclusive helicopter provider, Melbourne Cup Helicopters on 1300 724 927.

      Ferries 
      Ferry services for private groups operate from the city centre to Flemington along the Maribyrnong River. 

      For all information, contact City River Cruises on (03) 9650 2214. 

      For private berthing information, contact Parks Victoria on (03) 9426 4666.

      When booking ferry services outside of Melbourne Cup Carnival, contact Customer Service Centre for information on how to access the racecourse.

  • General Admission
    There is no formal dress code for General Admission. Racegoers are encouraged to dress smart for the occasion.

    VRC Members
    VRC Members have a strong tradition of dressing smartly and appropriately, taking into consideration true racing style. We are proud of this history and therefore have strict dress regulations within the Members' Enclosure to maintain this high standard. 

    Gentlemen 
    (including children over 12) 

    Gentlemen are required to wear a  suit of tailored slacks (tailored chinos  acceptable), sports coat or blazer, plus  tie and dress shoes. During the period  between 1 December and 31 March  jackets may be removed. Overseas  visitors are welcome to wear the formal national dress of their country.

    Ladies
    (including children over 12)

    Ladies are expected to maintain a  suitable standard in keeping with the  dignity of the Members’ Enclosure.  Younger children accompanied by an  adult must be suitably attired. Overseas  visitors are welcome to wear the formal  national dress of their country.

    Members' Guest 
    As a VRC Member, you have a responsibility to ensure that your guests introduced into the Members’ Enclosure are dressed appropriately, in line with the required dress standard.

    View Victoria Racing Club Members' Enclosure Style Guide for complete dress code. 

    • What to wear

      General Admission
      There is no formal dress code for General Admission. Racegoers are encouraged to dress smart for the occasion.

      VRC Members
      VRC Members have a strong tradition of dressing smartly and appropriately, taking into consideration true racing style. We are proud of this history and therefore have strict dress regulations within the Members' Enclosure to maintain this high standard. 

      Gentlemen 
      (including children over 12) 

      Gentlemen are required to wear a  suit of tailored slacks (tailored chinos  acceptable), sports coat or blazer, plus  tie and dress shoes. During the period  between 1 December and 31 March  jackets may be removed. Overseas  visitors are welcome to wear the formal national dress of their country.

      Ladies
      (including children over 12)

      Ladies are expected to maintain a  suitable standard in keeping with the  dignity of the Members’ Enclosure.  Younger children accompanied by an  adult must be suitably attired. Overseas  visitors are welcome to wear the formal  national dress of their country.

      Members' Guest 
      As a VRC Member, you have a responsibility to ensure that your guests introduced into the Members’ Enclosure are dressed appropriately, in line with the required dress standard.

      View Victoria Racing Club Members' Enclosure Style Guide for complete dress code. 

    • Children under 16**: FREE
    • Carer accompanying a person with a disability^: FREE

    *Concession is available to Australian Pensioner Concession Card holders, Full-time Student Card holders, Healthcare Card holders, Disability Concession and DVA Gold Card holders.
    ** Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult to enter the racecourse.
    ^Carer accompanying a person with a disability. Must have a Child Disability Allowance Health Care Card, Disability Pension Card or Companion Card.

    • booking information

      • Children under 16**: FREE
      • Carer accompanying a person with a disability^: FREE

      *Concession is available to Australian Pensioner Concession Card holders, Full-time Student Card holders, Healthcare Card holders, Disability Concession and DVA Gold Card holders.
      ** Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult to enter the racecourse.
      ^Carer accompanying a person with a disability. Must have a Child Disability Allowance Health Care Card, Disability Pension Card or Companion Card.