Racegoers enjoying the atmosphere on the Flemington Front Lawn

Say Hello to Summer Racing at Flemington

Sunshine, summer cocktails and perhaps some barefoot dancing on the Front Lawn!

This summer, there’s plenty of reasons to spend a relaxed day on the Front Lawn at Flemington. Come check out our new twilight race days, grab a bite at The Surf & Turf Shack, experience the magical Candy Cane Lane with an appearance by Santa himself, or kick off the New Year with Bloody Marys and chilled acoustic tunes.


Twilight Racing

Amazing city views from Flemington Racecourse at twilight

In a first for Headquarters three twilight race meetings will be held in December, January and February. Making the most of long evenings, racing will begin in the afternoon and finish approximately 30 minutes before sunset, giving racegoers an exciting new experience to enjoy over summer. Kicking off the twilight format on Saturday 14th December, the nine race card will run from 3pm with the last at 8pm - gates open at 2pm. Find out more here.

Photo credit: Peter Clarke Photography


Candy Cane Lane

Santa will make a magical appearance at Flemington on Saturday 21st December 2019.

On Saturday 21st December the west end of Flemington’s Front Lawn will be transformed into a festive wonderland. Experience a magical moment with Santa Claus and take home a photographic memento for a gold coin donation, with proceeds going to Very Special Kids. Visit Mrs Claus’ Bakery and Santa’s Stables to enjoy an abundance of fun free activities for all ages. Find out more here


New Year’s Day Race Day

Racegoers enjoying a picnic on the Flemington Front Lawn

Kick off the first day of the new decade with a relaxed race day. Whether you’re in the mood for a casual picnic amongst our gorgeous gardens or want to sit back and recover with acoustic tunes and Bloody Marys, there’s so many ways to enjoy the start of 2020 at Flemington. Find out more here.


Surf & Turf Shack at The Lawn Bar

Racegoers enjoying the atmosphere on the Flemington Front Lawn

Inspired by the coastal town of Cape Cod, The Surf & Turf Shack will take prime position on the Front Lawn this summer, serving up seafood specials plus BBQ delights. With plenty of seating and shade, easy access to the Lawn Bar plus acoustic tunes, it’s the perfect spot for a relaxed summer race day.


The Lounge

Enjoy billiards and foosball, craft beers and pub-food favourites at The Lounge inside Saintly Place at Flemington.

Witness every finish while relaxing with mates in The Lounge inside Saintly Place West. With quick access out to the Winning Post, billiards and foosball, craft beers and pub-food favourites, The Lounge is a great spot to enjoy all the racing action.


Flemington Family Lawn

Kids enjoying the free activities on the Flemington Family Lawn

Bring the whole family along for fun-filled activities on the Flemington Family Lawn, all complimentary with your race day ticket.


Summer racing at Flemington is a time not to be missed, take in brilliant racing on the track and enjoy sunny days and balmy evenings across the five race days. Tickets available online or from the gates. Kids under 16 years receive free entry on all race days – must be accompanied by an adult to enter the racecourse.