Filled with beauty, style and fun, Kennedy Oaks Day is a day racegoers can escape the normal of a week day and be truly free.
*Updated 5.00pm Wednesday 6th November.
Experience the new-look Kennedy Oaks Day with a later start to the race card, shorter gaps between races designed to amplify the electric atmosphere and a spectacular entertainment lineup in The Park with three headline acts: Marcia Hines, The Jungle Giants and Dean Lewis.
GATES OPEN 11.00am
FIRST RACE 1.50pm
LAST RACE 6.25pm
Plan your look
Kennedy Oaks Day is known as Ladies Day, and so racegoers embrace a more feminine palette with pretty pastels and floral prints. If entering The Birdcage, Members Car Parks or Members Enclosures be sure to follow the VRC Dress Regulations. Check out our style guide for further fashion inspiration.
Make a stylish entrance
We recommend entering through the main entrance via the Rose Arbour. The stunning archway of pastel-hued roses and flowers is an iconic feature of Flemington and makes for a glamorous start to your morning.
Witness sensational racing
In a first for Kennedy Oaks Day the racing action starts at 1.50pm, with the nine-race card set to conclude at 6.25pm. The racing highlight of the day is the $1 million Group 1 Kennedy Oaks at 5.50pm, which will see the best three year old staying fillies battle for victory in the ultimate test of their staying credentials.
Check out the fashion catwalk
Myer Fashions on the Field is an iconic fixture of the Melbourne Cup Carnival and a beloved celebration of fashion and racing. Witness the crowning of the Myer Fashions on the Field Womens Racewear National Winner at 3.45pm after the highly coveted Millinery Award at 3.20pm. For further information including registration details click here.
Tasty bites and refreshing sips
Slider Diner has the freshest and juiciest patties in town! Dig into their American-inspired sliders and burgers after spending the afternoon catching rays in the Seppelt Prosecco Bar and The Quincy Garden. To view out the full list of eateries and bars click here.
Playful activations to explore
Gather the girls and capture your Melbourne Cup Carnival moment in one of our playful photo booths before sitting back and relaxing around The Rotunda while acoustic musicians and DJs play throughout the day. Learn more about the activations in The Park here.
A stellar music lineup
Australia’s hottest musicians will take The Park by storm this Cup Week! On Kennedy Oaks Day three headliners will close out a sensational day: ‘Queen of Pop’ Marcia Hines, Indie royalty The Jungle Giants and #1 ARIA chart topping artist Dean Lewis.
• Marcia Hines – 4.15pm
• Jungle Giants – 5.30pm
• Dean Lewis – 6.50pm
Check out The Park full music lineup for Cup Week here.
Keep your look gorgeous and fresh
The Gentlemen to Help will be roaming the racecourse with supplies to keep your race day look fresh while AAMI Trackside Assist (located in The Nursery and near the Makybe Diva Statue on the Front Lawn) has sunscreen and Band-Aids on hand. Swing by The Myer Glam Bar in The Park for express hair styling, brow shaping and gift giveaways.
Kennedy Oaks Day is a wonderful chance to connect with friends and colleagues, enjoy a range of entertainment and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and first-class racing that the Melbourne Cup Carnival is known for. Get your tickets online now at Ticketek.