Twilight racing

Important information for December Twilight Race Day

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the VRC’s inaugural twilight meeting and the first Flemington race day of the summer season this Saturday the 14th of December.

Enjoy a summertime afternoon and the lovely dusk light of a Melbourne sunset with great racing to take you into the evening.

With the all new twilight format the timings are a little different, so we’ve put together key race day information to ensure you don’t miss a moment of what promises to be an amazing day.

Gates opening

Gates will open at 2.00pm, with the first race taking place at 3.00pm and the last race at 8.00pm.


Trains will depart Flinders Street to Flemington Racecourse from 1.41pm  until 7.54pm, stopping at:

  • Southern Cross (Platform No. 14)
  • North Melbourne (Platform No. 6)
  • Showgrounds
  • Flemington Racecourse

Trains will depart Flemington Racecourse to Flinders Street from 2.07pm until the last train at 8.56pm, stopping at:

  • Showgrounds
  • North Melbourne (Platform No. 5)
  • Southern Cross (Platform No. 13)
  • Flinders Street

Shuttle Buses

A shuttle bus will run from the Flemington taxi rank near the Rose Arbour to Newmarket Station between 2pm and 9.15pm.

Taxi and Ubers

Taxis will be available from the Taxi Rank near the Rose Arbour and from the Hill Gate entrance. Ubers will also be available to be booked from these locations.