Glamorous, refined, and steeped in history, Flemington is The Playground of Racing Royalty.
It is a place of tradition and grandeur, of prestige and sporting excellence.
It’s a place where formalities are respected, where history is made, where the ordinary becomes the extraordinary. From the racing enthusiasts to the glamorous social set, all embrace the romance and majesty of racing, and the fun, aspirational glamour of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
We invite you to meet our Racing Royalty.
Meet the news hounds, the journalists chasing stories from the famous Flemington Birdcage to the Mounting Yard every Melbourne Cup Carnival. These are the people taking you behind the scenes of the world’s most vibrant and successful horse racing event.
Having come from famous racing bloodlines that have reigned supreme for generations, these trainer-bluebloods know how to craft a champion.
Meet our friends, the familiar faced kings and queens, princes and princesses, knights and dames, who showcase Flemington as the Playground of Racing Royalty. Watch the Friends of Flemington reminisce on their Melbourne Cup Carnival stories.
Meet our champions, the knights of Flemington, who battle for glory on its hallowed turf. They make The Playground of Racing Royalty into the spectacle it is, drawing crowds from all the lands to see who will be victorious.
Extroverted and full of creativity, Myer milliners Kim Fletcher, Kerrie Stanley and Richard Nylon have helped put The Playground of Racing Royalty on the international fashion stage. Meet the people who are responsible for the headwear masterpieces that grace the Melbourne Cup Carnival year on year.
The Flemington Family are those tasked with the smooth and precise running of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Working day in and day out with over a century of experience between them, the Family share their stories of reverently shaping Flemington into The Playground of Racing Royalty.
Get acquainted with the future Kings and Queens of the turf. Jake & Regan Bayliss’ apprenticeships are prospering, with more than 196 wins collectively. We also meet Katelyn Mallyon, who, at just 21 years old, is one of the leading female jockeys in Australia.
Be enchanted by our highly esteemed Myer Fashions on the Field participants as entrants Alex Hecker and Bree Laughlin regale us with their tales from Australia’s most prestigious outdoor fashion event.
The Playground of Racing Royalty is comprised of a multitude of individuals that bring the Melbourne Cup Carnival to life. From jockeys to trainers, commentators to ambassadors, go behind the scenes with the Racing Royalty as they share their stories from The Playground.