Sole & Named Owner With a Runner

Owners with a runner on the day gain complimentary racecourse admission for themselves and one guest.

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, and over Melbourne Cup Carnival it is a maximum of 20 Member Guest Enclosure Tickets per horse. Refer below for more details:

All Race Days

No. of Owners
 Admission & Members' Enclosure Owners Tickets* 
 1  8 per owner
 2 - 20  2 per owner
 21 - 40  1 per owner


Melbourne Cup Carnival

No. of Owners  Members' Enclosure Owner Tickets* 
 1  4 per owner
 2 - 9  2 per owner
 1 - 20  1 per owner


*A friendly reminder that Dress Regulations apply within the Members' Enclosure and can be view here.

Owner Entry Points
  • Members' Main Entrance (left of Phar Lap statue) This is the best entry point for Owners with a runner on the day as the Raceday and Ticketing Office is located inside the Main Entrance on the right
  • Flemington Train Station (Platform 1)
  • The Hill Gate (off Leonard Crescent)
  • Public Rose Arbour Entrance (During Melbourne Cup Carnival only)
  • Elms/Riverbank Entrance (During Melbourne Cup Carnival only)
  • Centre Entrance (During Melbourne Cup Carnival only)

View the Flemington Racecourse Map (PDF)

The Raceday & Ticketing Office will be operational from gate opening times and will close 30 minutes after the last race. However, Owners with photo identification, can collect ticketing on behalf of connections following acceptances and prior to raceday at the VRC Head Office, 448 Epsom Road, Flemington, between 9:00am – 5:00pm.

If you will not be in attendance on raceday but would like to transfer your privileges to a guest, simply email after acceptances with your authorisation stating the race number, horse name and the name of the guest to whom you wish to transfer your privileges no later than 1:00pm on the business day before the racemeeting.

Owner Syndicate Manager & Members With a Runner

For a Syndicates owned wholly will receive a maximum of 40 Admission & Members' Enclosure Owners Tickets, and 20 over Melbourne Cup Carnival, which will be issued to the Syndicate Manager, along with Mounting Yard Tickets.

For Syndicates owned in conjunction with other individual owners and/or other syndicates will be treated as one Owner. However, will be entitled to receive any additional Owner Tickets 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.

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.

Large syndicates

In the case of large and/or mixed ownerships it is the responsibility of the Syndicate Manager to allocate all ticketing amongst the syndicate members for the horse.

The Syndicate Manager MUST collect Members and Mounting Yard passes on behalf of the entire syndicate.

Individual syndicate members will not be able to collect Members or Mounting Yard passes individually.

Mounting Yard Passes

Mounting Yard Passes are distributed on a per horse basis by using the formula - 320 divided by the number of runners in the race (i.e. 320 / 16 = 20). There are several viewing points to watch your horse race including the Owner and Trainer Seating Deck and Mounting Yard.

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

Please be aware:

  • Owners of horses that have been scratched are not eligible for any entitlements, however discretion will be used for people that have travelled long distances.
  • If you are a listed Owner and are unable to attend the race day in which your horse is racing, you are able to transfer your entitlements to someone else. Written authorisation is required by the Club prior to the raceday.
  • Owner Gold Cards will not scan for complimentary admission during the Melbourne Cup Carnival, instead each nominated entry point will have a complete Owner list with runners.
  • Parking spaces will not be available for Owners during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. ,however public parking is available for $20 and accessible from Smithfield Road.
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 on race days throughout the year excluding 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.