Stakes Day is the perfect race day for the whole family. As the curtain closer to the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the day features a fun, playful and relaxed vibe. Along with two spectacular Group 1 Races we’ve got plenty of exciting activities and events around the racecourse for VRC members of all ages to enjoy.
Kids Zone in The Atrium
Due to the inclement weather we've organised a number of kids activities to take place in The Atrium in The Grandstand. Look out for the brightly coloured balloon garlands in the west end where kids can enjoy fun-filled activities to keep them well entertained throughout the day.
A new Stakes Day tradition for our older junior members is taking hold. Chill Ville is a space designed for 15-17 year old teens to party their way. The hottest DJs, coolest bands, favourite food trucks and relaxed undercover chill-out spaces are all on offer. No booking required. Find out more here.
Jungle fever hits Flemington at The Lodge at Hill Square. Enjoy adventurous games, safari face painting, an outdoor undercover cinema and even meet some jungle creatures! Phar Lap Club Members will enjoy a goodie bag on arrival and priority access to all activities. Find out more here.
Junior Members Hangout
For junior members aged 12-17 years this is the perfect place to hang out and mix with friends old and new. Look forward to amazing games, super giveaways and DJs spinning tunes to get you up and dancing. No booking required. Find out more here.
Myer Fashions on the Field
The final MYER Fashions on the Field competitions will be held with Boys, Girls and Family Racewear categories taking place. Visit The Park on the day to register or sit back and watch colour coordinated kids and families walk the catwalk. Find out more here.
Bird Bath Bar
Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the buzzing Birdcage and watch the passing A-list crowd in the heart of Flemington's most coveted spot. We're relaxing access to Member Guest Pass holders in The Birdcage so that you can share this experience with your guests. Find out more here.
Enjoy live music at The Park as Australian DJ Young Franco takes to the decks at 5.05pm to play his boppy electro hits ‘Miss You’ and ‘Drop Your Love’. Plus young Australian singer Kian will be serenading the crowd with a set on the main stage at 4.00pm. Find out more here.