Latest Track Update

Join Liam O’Keeffe as he takes you on a walk of the famous Flemington track. He’ll provide you with a track update ahead of VRC Season Premiere Race Day this Saturday.

TRACKS & TRADES TEAM (@flemingtonvrc

05 August 2021


A Story of Determination

Saab Hasan has had a very different road to Flemington than his fellow trainers, but with hard work, dedication, and a whole lot of passion, he is living his dream. With stables in the famed Chicquita Lodge at Flemington, as well as a second complex in the countryside near Avenel, Hasan enjoys the best of both worlds.


16 April 2021


Flemington family

Danny O’Brien was a fledgling trainer in 1995 when he arrived at Flemington, housing his horses up on the hill at Leonard Crescent and walking them down every day for work at the track just like the master, and his former boss, Bart Cummings.


4 March 2021


The latest on what’s happening around the tracks at Flemington

VRC’s Executive General Manager, Racing, Leigh Jordon gives the scoop on what is happening around the tracks at Flemington.


25 February 2021


A silver four-wheel drive Lexus car

VRC Members – Exclusive First Access to 2020 Souvenir Pins

Pin & Win is the VRC’s flagship annual charity fundraiser and since 1995 has worked with and for charities to help raise much needed funds and support. 

2020 souvenir pins go on sale from Thursday 1st October 2020 but VRC members are exclusively invited to pre-order pins from Wednesday 30th September 2020.

The odds have never been better for your shot at over $140,000 in prizes*, including a 2020 Lexus NX 300 AWD F Sport valued at $80,000 (incl. on road cost). 

Simply click on the links below from the 25th September to purchase your pin and have it sent to you via post.

  • To purchase the Lexus Melbourne Cup Pin ($5 plus postage and handling) click here.
  • To purchase the Horse Shoe Pin ($10 plus postage and handling) click here.

*Competition terms and conditions apply.


30 September 2020

Five minutes with ... Leigh Jordon

With racing as the lifeblood of the Club and moreso now than ever, Leigh Jordon, Executive General Manger – Racing, is charged with one of the most important jobs of overseeing and protecting all things racing including Flemington’s onsite Training Centre from the impacts of Covid19. Growing up with racing, Cup Day has always been special for Leigh and this year will be no different.


23 September 2020


Five minutes with … Nick Addison

Executive General Manager of Commercial Operations and self-confessed sports fanatic Nick Addison, shares with us his love of all things sport and the challenges he has faced recently as the pandemic takes its toll on the corporate market.


17 September 2020


Five minutes with … Ralph

As Executive General Manager of Customer Engagement, Caroline Ralphsmith (affectionately known as Ralph) oversees the majority of customer related parts of the Club. Placing her famous high heels to one side while working from home, she tells us why she enjoys her role in good times and bad.


10 September 2020


Very Special Kids: Piggy Bank Appeal Giving Day

On Wednesday 16 September 2020, Very Special Kids will hold their first ever Piggy Bank Appeal Giving Day. For 24 hours, every gift will be matched by a group of generous supporters, helping to ensure no child faces their incurable disease alone. 


10 September 2020


Five minutes with ... Mick Ryan

For Flemington Head Gardener Mick Ryan, his first Melbourne Cup Carnival in his new role is certainly like nothing he could have predicted, and has never seen the course quite like it during these unprecedented times.


26 August 2020


Five minutes with ... Joe McGrath

For Joe McGrath his role as Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour Ambassador at Large is a dream job, growing up in a racing family and being a self-confessed racing 'tragic.' As a result, he has a breadth of knowledge and passion for the sport of racing that he shares on every stop of the annual Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour.


17 August 2020


Five minutes with ... Liam O'Keeffe

Flemington Track Manager Liam O’Keeffe has one of the most important roles at the VRC, charged with maintaining the quality, condition and upkeep of our world-famous track.


3 August 2020


Five minutes with ... Remi Gray

We spoke to Remi, the first female Clerk of the Course at Flemington about why the job is so special.


22 July 2020


Open House Melbourne 2020 Speaker Series with The Club Stand Interior Designer Jeff Copolov

Bates Smart Director Jeff Copolov featured in Open House Melbourne’s annual Speaker Series earlier this month, detailing the complex design process behind The Club Stand at Flemington.


15 July 2020


Veolia No-Touch™ Disinfection Solution at Flemington

In an Australian first, the VRC together with Incognitus, utilised Veolia's Ultra-Violet (UV-C) technology across Saintly Place, ahead of Flemington Finals Day.



15 July 2020


Archived: Flemington Insiders

Click here to view all of the archived article content of what's been happening at Flemington Racecourse, while the gates have been closed to visitors.