SPRING CLASSICS PREVIEW DAY | WEDNESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER

Gates open at 12.00pm • First race at 1:00pm • Last race at 5:05pm

Kick off your Grand Final long weekend early at Flemington, with Spring Classics Preview Day. This inaugural raceday will see the future stars of the AAMI Victoria Derby and the Kennedy Oaks take their place in the AAMI Victoria Derby and Kennedy Oaks Trials respectively.

This brand new raceday has been added to the Spring Racing program to provide a stepping-stone for Flemington’s classic staying tests of the spring, and will give racegoers a chance to get a glimpse of the up and coming key players of Cup Week.

Some of your favourite raceday spots will be open - enjoy a beer in Saintly Place, or Members can take their place in either The Forum or The Atrium.

To make Spring Classics Preview Day even better, General Admission will be free for all racegoers and VRC Members can receive four complimentary Daily Members’ Enclosure Guest Passes. So get your friends together for a mid-week day of fun paired with exceptional racing.

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

*Passes can be collected on the day at the Raceday & Ticketing Office

TICKETS & PACKAGES

  • blue background with the text Adult
    • Free

    Adult 

    Spring Classics Preview Day 

    Free entry

  • magenta background with the text Student
    • Free

    Concession/Student* 

    Spring Classics Preview Day 

    Free entry

  • green background with the text Pensioner
    • Free

    Concession/Pensioner* 

    Spring Classics Preview Day 

    Free entry

  • blush background with the text Children
    • Free

    Children under 16** 

    Spring Classics Preview Day 

    Free entry

  • deep yellow background with the text Carer
    • Free

    Carer^ 

    Spring Classics Preview Day 

    Free entry

  • pale blue background with the text VRC Members Guest Pass
    • Free*

    VRC Members' Guest Pass 

    Spring Classics Preview Day 

    Collect from the Raceday Ticketing Office

  • Seating inside the terrace restuarant
    • $150

    Terrace Restaurant (cocktail package)  

    Spring Classics Preview Day 

    • $240

    Terrace Restaurant (7 course degustation)  

    Spring Classics Preview Day 

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

    Private Raceday Functions 

    Spring Classics Preview Day 

  • The Atrium at Flemington Racecourse
    • $65

    The Atrium - High Tea 

    Spring Classics Preview Day 

  • Trains

    Departing Southern Cross Station

    Trains will depart from Southern Cross Station (platform 14) at 11:26am and then frequently all day until 6:31pm. All trains will stop only at North Melbourne Station (platform 6) and Showgrounds station and then run express to Flemington Racecourse (platform 2).

    Departing Flemington Racecourse

    Trains will depart Flemington Racecourse (platform 2) at 11:46am, and then frequently until 6:58pm stopping only at Showgrounds Station and North Melbourne Station (platform 5) and Southern Cross Station (platform 13).

    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. 

    Map
    View the Flemington Racecourse map (PDF) or download Flemington Official Raceday Guide mobile app

    • public Transport

      Trains

      Departing Southern Cross Station

      Trains will depart from Southern Cross Station (platform 14) at 11:26am and then frequently all day until 6:31pm. All trains will stop only at North Melbourne Station (platform 6) and Showgrounds station and then run express to Flemington Racecourse (platform 2).

      Departing Flemington Racecourse

      Trains will depart Flemington Racecourse (platform 2) at 11:46am, and then frequently until 6:58pm stopping only at Showgrounds Station and North Melbourne Station (platform 5) and Southern Cross Station (platform 13).

      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. 

      Map
      View the Flemington Racecourse map (PDF) or download Flemington Official Raceday Guide mobile app

  • Public car parks
    Racedays: Limited 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 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. 

  • General admission

    • Free 

    VRC Members

    • VRC Members can receive four complimentary Daily Members’ Enclosure Guest Passes.
    • *VRC Members may purchase additional Guest Passes for $37 from the Raceday & Ticketing Office.
    • booking information

      General admission

      • Free 

      VRC Members

      • VRC Members can receive four complimentary Daily Members’ Enclosure Guest Passes.
      • *VRC Members may purchase additional Guest Passes for $37 from the Raceday & Ticketing Office.