Online Option for Owner Ticketing

VRC is currently providing owners with the option to access their tickets online via the Racing Australia Owners Portal to make getting tickets for race days easier. Owners can still continue to pick-up paper tickets as per the existing process.

Owners can login into their myhorseracing.horse account and head to the ‘My Tickets’ tab to download tickets for Racecourse Admission, Owners’ and Trainers’ Lounge, Members Enclosure Access (excluding Member Only Areas) along with Mounting Yard.

If your horse is owned in a syndicate, only the Syndicate Manager can log-in to the portal and download tickets on behalf of the syndicate.

The online option is designed to make getting your owner ticketing seamless. All owner ticketing entitlements remain unchanged as per the information below.


Owners Information

Owner Entry Points

Owners with a runner on the day, gain complimentary racecourse admission for themselves and one guest. Entry to the racecourse can be accessed from the following turnstiles:

Gate Name Map reference Description
Member Services Window D4 Closest entry point to Raceday and Ticketing Office
Flemington Train Station F4 Platform 1 only
The Hill Gate G5 Off Leonard Crescent
Public Rose Arbour D4 Melbourne Cup Carnival only - close to Raceday and Ticketing Office
Elms J3 Melbourne Cup Carnival only - close to Maribyrnong River and Victoria University
Public Car Park E1 Melbourne Cup Carnival only - car park entry from Smithfield Drive

View the Flemington Racecourse Map (PDF)

After entering the racecourse, Owners are to proceed to the Raceday and Ticketing Office to collect their Ownership Privileges for the day. 

Raceday & Ticketing Office
The Raceday & Ticketing Office will be operational from gate opening times and will close 30 minutes after the last race. Owners are required to fill out the white ‘Application for Owners Entitlements’ located in the office. Photo ID or Owners’ Gold Card are required when collecting tickets.

Online Option
Owners or Syndicate Managers now have the option to access their tickets online via the Racing Australia Owners Portal once acceptances have been finalised, up to 10:00am race morning.

Pre-Raceday Collection
Owners or Syndicate Managers, may collect their ticketing once acceptances have been finalised. This can be arranged at the VRC Head Office located at 448 Epsom Road, Flemington, between 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Owners & Trainers Lounge
The Owners & Trainers Lounge is the perfect place for owners with relevant ticketing to watch the race replay and enjoy the Club’s hospitality conveniently located next to the Mounting Yard and adjacent to the Bart Cummings statue.

The Owners & Trainers Lounge ticket provides one complimentary drink voucher and all-day access (cash bar operates), plus a selection of finger food.

Over the Melbourne Cup Carnival, this is a cashless bar and the lounge is accessible only for the race in which your horse is running.

Owners & Trainers Seating Deck
Seating is available during the race in which the owner has a horse running. The Owners’ & Trainers Seating Deck can be accessed via the stairs located next to the Club Stand within the Mounting Yard. 



Owners & Trainers Lounge Dress Code

We encourage everyone to dress smartly in keeping with racing traditions. The dress code in the Owners’ and Trainers’ Lounge is smart casual. Items not acceptable include t-shirts, singlets, torn or ripped clothing, tracksuit pants, scuffs, slippers or dilapidated footwear. 

Members Areas Dress Code
Owners wishing to access the Members' Enclosure will need to ensure they comply with the Members' dress regulations for more information please view the VRC Members Enclosure dress regulations.

View the Members Enclosure dress regulations (PDF)

Transfer of Ownership Privileges
Owners who are unable to attend a racemeet where their horse is running, are able to transfer their privileges for the day. Simply click on the link below and fill out the form no later than 3:00pm on the business day before the racemeeting. 




Scratched Horses
Owners whose horse is scratched on raceday will be provided with a Members Guest Pass for themselves and a guest on non-feature race days only. Mounting Yard Passes will not be provided.

Hospitality Options
Should you wish to book a dining package, please call the Customer Service Team on 1300 727 575 for availability.

Sole & Named Owner

Owner ticketing and entitlements vary according to the type of ownership, number of owners and the number of runners in a race.

A maximum of 40 Member Guest Enclosure Tickets are issued per horse, whilst over the Melbourne Cup Carnival it is a maximum of 20 Member Guest Enclosure Tickets per horse.


No. of Owners Members Enclosure Tickets (Excluding Melbourne Cup Carnival) Melbourne Enclosure Tickets (Melbourne Cup Carnival)
1 8 per owner 4 per owner
2 - 9  2 per owner 2 per owner
10 - 20 2 per owner 1 per owner
21 - 40  1 per owner N/A
Syndication Owner

Horses owned wholly by a Syndicate will receive a maximum of up to 40 Members' Enclosure Owners Tickets, and 20 over Melbourne Cup Carnival, which will only be issued to the Syndicate Manager.

Syndicates with named owners

Syndicates owned in conjunction with other individual owners and/or other syndicates will be treated as one Owner.

Additional Owner Tickets may become available after all Owner benefits have been accommodated. If there are multiple syndicates, any additional Owner Tickets will be distributed equally amongst the syndicates.

Only the Syndicate Manager can collect passes on behalf of the syndicate unless the Club is notified prior to raceday.

Large syndicates

In the case of large syndicates, it is strongly recommended that the Syndicate Manager contacts the Club prior to raceday, providing the names of attending syndicate members who are eligible to receive raceday ticketing subject to the above policy.

In the case of large and/or mixed ownerships it is the responsibility of the Syndicate Manager to allocate and collect all ticketing amongst the syndicate members for the horse. Individuals will be referred back to their syndicate managers.

Mounting Yard Passes

320 Mounting Yard passes will be available per race and will be divided up amongst the number of runners in the race (i.e. 320 / 16 = 20). 

Mounting Yard tickets will be initially allocated to owners named in the racebook and syndicate managers, and then syndicate members.

Victorian Owner Gold Card Holders without a Runner

The Victoria Racing Club is pleased to offer Victorian Owner Gold Card Holders without a runner complimentary racecourse admission throughout the year excluding feature racedays.

  • Feature Racedays include all 4 days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Sofitel Girls' Day Out, Turnbull Stakes Day, Black Caviar, The Great Horse Raceday, Australian Guineas and Super Saturday.
Trainers & Jockeys

All trainers and jockeys who have a runner on raceday are entitled to two complimentary Members Enclosure Daily Guest Passes. These can be collected from VRC Head Office after the final fields have been released or at the Raceday & Ticketing Office on raceday.