Witness the inaugural running of the richest mile race in the world and ARIA Award winning band Jet ignite a huge party on the Front Lawn.
This Saturday sees the inaugural running of the $5 million The All-Star Mile (1600m), the world’s richest mile race.
In a first for Australian racing, fans have determined 10 runners of the 14 in the nation’s newest feature race, the $5 million The All-Star Mile (1600m), with a further four wildcard entries. To add to the excitement 14 lucky voters have been selected as Owner Ambassadors who will share in $500,000 in prize money, with a massive $250,000 on offer to the winning Owner Ambassador. Don't miss the pre-race ceremony which will see the the Flemington Mounting Yard host a show like never before!
Off the track, the west end of the Flemington Front Lawn will be turned into a thriving entertainment and foodie haven with live music acts hitting The Elms main stage throughout the day, including six-time ARIA Award winning band Jet with special guest Chris Cheney from The Living End.
Action on the track
A field of 14 horses will take centre stage at 5:10pm for the The All-Star Mile (1600m). Race favourite is Godolphin's three-time Group 1-winning mare Alizee (James Cummings, Hugh Bowman) who comes into the race off four consecutive wins, while her stablemate Hartnell (James Cummings, William Buick) will carry the number 2 saddlecloth. The highest rated horse in the field is Happy Clapper (Pat Webster, Blake Shinn) who will appreciate a Winx-free race after running second to the great mare in his two starts this preparation. Receiving five kilos off Hartnell and Happy Clapper will be three-year-old fillies Amphitrite (D & B Hayes & T Dabernig, Craig Williams) and Mystic Journey (Adam Trinder, Anthony Darmanin), the latter a winner of the Group 1 Australian Guineas at Flemington a fortnight ago. Perhaps the best value in the race is Hawkshot (D & B Hayes & T Dabernig, Mark Zahra) who was very brave in the Australian Guineas and should have a trouble-free run as the leader in the race.
Jet Headlines The Elms Main Stage
Six-time ARIA Award winning band Jet will rock Flemington after the last with special guest Chris Cheney from The Living End. The iconic Australian rock band will join a stellar list of live music acts set to ignite The Elms main stage and make for a truly unforgettable raceday experience. Originally hailing from Dingley in Melbourne, Jet quickly conquered the world after their debut album ‘Get Born’, amassing six ARIA Awards, global headline shows, an unforgettable Big Day Out run and a series of shows with Bruce Springsteen.
Tempt your taste buds with delicious eats popping up at the west end of the Front Lawn. Enjoy loaded tortilla chips, chipotle chicken wings and authentic Mexican Horchata from Hello José, a casual, laid-back Taqueria specialising in fresh, hand-made Mexican. Cheek is back after impressing at the Super Garden Party, dishing up hot meat donuts with spicy chutney along with grilled chicken, wagyu beef and pork belly skewers.
Support your favourite All-Star Mile runner through your raceday look for a chance to win amazing prizes, including a Microflight helicopter and winery experience for two. Snap your look on course and post to your public Instagram account, mentioning which horse you are supporting, @FlemingtonVRC and #ASMStyle in your caption.
Saddle Up Kids Zone
Kids of all ages are encouraged to join us at the west end of the Front Lawn for fun and engaging horse-related activities in partnership with Racing Victoria’s Saddle Up School Holiday Program. Learn to ride a pony, meet a jockey, design a noodle horse to complete in the ‘Saddle Up Cup’, be entertained by balloon artists and enjoy a variety of racing-themed activities run by Kelly Sports ranging from horse dodgeball, jockey soccer, horse shoe relay and more.
The Furphy Deck
One of the most popular spaces during the Melbourne Cup Carnival is back. Situated above the Front Lawn at the Winning Post, The Furphy Deck has unbeatable views of the track, an exclusive outdoor area with seating and umbrellas plus a private walk-up bar. Your ticket includes a complimentary Furphy or sparkling wine on arrival and tasty bites throughout the day. Grab your tickets here.
Test your skills in the TAB Grab, located at the west end of the Front Lawn. Place a bet on course today on a Flemington race (minimum value of $10) for you opportunity to enter the TAB Grab machine. There's $5,000 worth of betting vouchers up for grabs.
Don’t miss the kick-off of Australia’s most electrifying new raceday! Buy your tickets in advance via Ticketek or purchase at the gate on raceday. Kids under 16 years receive complimentary raceday entry.