Emirates Melbourne Cup winning connections

If you are an Owner with a runner during the 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington, please see below for your raceday privileges.

Owners please note due to the construction of our new Club Stand the following changes are in place – Entry to and exiting The Mounting Yard will only be from the general public entry point next to The Owners and Trainers Lounge.  The easiest way to get to the Mounting Yard / Parade Ring from The Grandstand in the Members is by exiting The Grandstand via the escalators to the Ground Floor and head towards the front lawn under The Grandstand. Please note that this will take longer coming from The Grandstand and remember to allow more time as necessary.

Owners' entry points at Flemington
  • Members' Main Entrance (left of Phar Lap statue)
  • Flemington Train Station (Platform 1)
  • The Hill Gate (off Leonard Crescent)
  • Public Rose Arbour Entrance
  • Elms/Riverbank Entrance
Owner with a runner

For Owners with a runner, please present your Owners Gold Card or photo ID to VRC event staff at an entry point listed above to receive complimentary admission and proceed to the Raceday & Ticketing Office to obtain Members Enclosure, Owners & Trainers Lounge and Mounting Yard ticketing (restrictions are listed below).

Members' Enclosure Ticketing and Mounting Yard Passes

It is the responsibility of the Syndicate Manager to collect and allocate all Members Enclosure Owners tickets and Mounting Yard passes on behalf of the syndicate within the horse. Please note: ticketing will NOT be issued to individual syndicate members.

  • from VRC Head Office after the final fields have been released
  • at the Raceday & Ticketing Office on the day of the race.

Only the Managing Owner, with photo identification, can collect ticketing on behalf of connections prior to raceday.

Any ticketing collected prior to raceday will be recorded and the information forwarded to the Raceday & Ticketing Office.

The Raceday & Ticketing Office will be operational from gate opening times and will close 30 minutes after the last race.

Members dress regulations are strictly enforced within the Members Enclosure. Owners not complying with these standards will be refused entry into the Members Enclosure.

View VRC Members' Dress Regulations (PDF)

Mounting Yard

Important information for Owners:

  • Mounting Yard Passes are distributed on a per horse basis by using the formula - 200 divided by the No. of runners in the race (ie. 200 / 10 = 20). Please note 'odd' numbers will be rounded down (ie. 200 / 24 = 8.33; 8 passes will be issued)
  • All Owners involved with winning horses will be invited to the Winners Bar to enjoy the Club's hospitality after the race presentation.
  • All Owners with a runner will be able to enjoy the Club's hospitality in the Owners & Trainers' Lounge, which is located next to the Mounting Yard.
Owners' and Trainers' Lounge

Access to the Owners' & Trainers' Lounge is as follows:

Owners' entitlements Owners WITH a runner on the day Owners WITHOUT a runner on the day
Group 1 raceday 

Will gain access to the Owners' & Trainers' Lounge by presenting a VRC issued Owners' & Trainers' Lounge or Mounting Yard ticket 

Will be able to access the Owners' & Trainers' Lounge from the scheduled race time of their horse(s) until 10 minutes prior to the following race. 

Will have access to complimentary beverages and limited cocktail style food during their allocated time within the Lounge.

Will not gain access to the Owners' & Trainers' Lounge.

 

 

 

Non-Group 1 raceday 

Will gain access to the Owners' & Trainers' Lounge by presenting a VRC issued Members' Enclosure Owners ticket or  Owners' & Trainers' Lounge ticket.

Will be able to access the Owners' & Trainers' Lounge for the entirety of the raceday.

Will be issued with one (1) complimentary drink vouchers and access to a cocktail style food offering.  

Will gain access to the Owners' & Trainers' Lounge by presenting an Owners' Gold Card.

Will be able to access the Owners' & Trainers' Lounge for the entirety of the raceday.

Will have access to a limited cocktail style food offering.   


Owners' & Trainers Lounge dress code

The dress code is smart casual. Items not acceptable include t-shirts, singlets, torn or ripped clothing, tracksuit pants, scuffs, slippers or dilapidated footwear. Owners wishing to access the Members' Enclosure will need to ensure they comply with the Members' dress regulations.

View the Members' Enclosure Dress Regulations (PDF)

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.

Transferring Owners' privileges

Owners who will not be in attendance on raceday but would like to transfer their privileges onto a guest must email or fax a signed letter of authorisation stating the race number, horse name and the name of the guest who will be in attendance no later than 1pm on the business day before the racemeeting.

A copy of this email or fax will be left at both of the following on raceday:

  • each racecourse entry point (see above)
  • the Raceday & Ticketing Office.

Please fax requests to the VRC Club Services Department on (03) 8378 0661 or email requests to membership@vrc.net.au

Owners' ticketing privileges

No. of Owners  Admission & Members' Enclosure Owners Tickets Mounting Yard
Sole Owner MAX 4 TICKETS
Owner named in racebook + 3 guests

Maximum of Y per race. 

Y = 200 divided by number of runners in the race           

2 Owners MAX 4 TICKETS 
Managing Owner + 1 guest, other owner named in racebook + 1 guest

Maximum of Y per race. 

Y = 200 divided by number of runners in the race

3 Owners MAX 6 TICKETS
Managing Owner + 1 guest, other owners named in racebook + 1 guest each

Maximum of Y per race. 

Y = 200 divided by number of runners in the race

4 Owners MAX 8 TICKETS
Managing Owner + 1 guest, other owners named in racebook + 1 guest each

Maximum of Y per race. 

Y = 200 divided by number of runners in the race

5 Owners MAX 10 TICKETS
Managing Owner + 1 guest, other owners named in racebook + 1 guest each

Maximum of Y per race. 

Y = 200 divided by number of runners in the race

6 Owners
MAX 12 TICKETS
Managing Owner + 1 guest, other owners named in racebook + 1 guest each

Maximum of Y per race. 

Y = 200 divided by number of runners in the race

7 Owners
MAX 14 TICKETS
Managing Owner + 1 guest, other owners named in racebook + 1 guest each

Maximum of Y per race. 

Y = 200 divided by number of runners in the race

8 Owners
MAX 16 TICKETS 
Managing Owner + 1 guest, other owners named in racebook + 1 guest each

Maximum of Y per race. 

Y = 200 divided by number of runners in the race

9 Owners MAX 18 TICKETS 
Managing Owner + 1 guest, other owners named in racebook + 1 guest each

Maximum of Y per race. 

Y = 200 divided by number of runners in the race

10-20 Owners
MAX 20 TICKETS 
Managing Owner + 1 guest, other owners named in racebook + 1 guest each until 20 ticket limit is reached.

Maximum of Y per race. 

Y = 200 divided by number of runners in the race

Registered Syndicate + individual owners

MAX 20 TICKETS
Syndicate Manager MUST collect all Members passes on behalf of the Syndicate.

(1) Members ticket per 5% share

Maximum of Y per race. 

Y = 200 divided by number of runners in the race

(Syndicate Manager to collect)

Please be aware:

  • Owners of horses that have been scratched are not eligible for any privileges (discretion will be used only for people that have travelled long distances).
  • 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.
  • Owners not in attendance are not able to have their privileges transferred unless written authorisation is received by the Club prior to the raceday.
  • Owners Gold Cards will not scan for free admission during the Melbourne Cup Carnival, instead each nominated entry point will have a list of Owners with runners.
  • No special parking spaces will be available for Owners during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Public parking is available for $20 and accessible from Smithfield Road.
MAX 8 TICKETS
Owners named in racebook + 1 guest each
MAX 8 TICKETS
Owners named in racebook + 1 guest each
MAX 10 TICKETS
Owners named in racebook + 1 guest each
MAX 16 TICKETS 
Owners named in racebook + 1 guest each
MAX 16 TICKETS 
Owners named in racebook + 1 guest each

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.

For more information on Owner, Trainer and Jockey privileges, contact: