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Flemington Racecourse

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Victoria Racing 448 Epsom Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3031, Australia
+61 1300 727 575
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The Melbourne Cup Carnival is an unequalled world-class event that encompasses the finest racing, entertainment, fashion, culture, food and wine all in one place - Flemington. Be enthralled and swept up in the magic of the celebration that stops a nation™! Held across four days from 1 to 8 November, it is unrivalled in its prestige and tradition and is the unmissable social occasion of the year. Encompassing the famous Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, along with three other key racedays, AAMMI Victoria Derby Day, Crown Oaks Day and Emirates Stakes Day, the Melbourne Cup Carnival holds a unique position in world racing as there is no comparable week where crowds of such magnitude gather to celebrate thoroughbred racing. The Emirates Melbourne Cup is the iconic race of the Carnival, with increasingly the best thoroughbreds from around the world showcasing the very best of the sport. Trackside, the event is a spectacle of fashion and entertainment, combining friends and families with corporates and celebrities. Firmly established as an unequalled international and Australian draw card, Melbourne embraces domestic and international visitors alike to bask in the excitement and revel in the glamour of the Birdcage, Flemington lawns, marquees and some of the finest hospitality and entertainment it has to offer. As a cultural and sporting event its lure is magnetic and undeniable, attracting crowds who descend upon Flemington to be a part of the truly unforgettable experience that is...the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
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Victoria Racing 448 Epsom Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3031, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Hard to get around if mobility impaired cold hard surface customer service needs improving food on oofer overepriced not mant healthy options focus on bars public facilities need renovations

Thank Steve P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can visit Flemington at times other than race days. You can come to stroll the grounds or visit during early morning for the track training for the horses. I came one week day afternoon and watched the gardeners hard at work preparing for a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A day at the races my first time was awesome, the facilities were clean and plentiful and the ground were immaculate.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of course if you’re in town during the Spring Carnival, including the internationally renowned Melbourne Cup, you’ll be one of many thousands clamouring for tickets. But if there’s a regular race meeting on at Flemington, it’s still worth a visit. This is one of the...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Great race track if you're into horse racing. The Spring racing carnival is a hive of social activity and fun- even without the horses. The roses look stunning at this time too. Take your own food and save a load... picnic on the lawns with...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

If you have ever seen the movie a Day at the Races with the Marx Brothers, this is it! All sorts of characters, touts, tipsters, and rare experts, this is the place to be. Nice dining good food excellent ambience, specially if you are getting...More

Thank Glen W
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

A bucket list item I would recommend that everyone ticks off is a day at the races during the Spring Racing Carnival. There is nothing quite like the atmosphere and colours! Pack a picnic blanket and basket or spend big and buy a marquee ticket!

Thank Danielle S
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Had a great day on course, cant visit Melbourne without going to the races, especially Flemington, one of the best Racetracks in the world

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We went to Flemington on Anzac Day and had a wnderful time. A special race day train got us there in plenty of time - and back to the city again. Lots of seating, places to eat and wonderful roses everywhere. The twoup was great...More

Thank Tamsin H
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is a horse racing event. The major event held here is the Melbourne Cup which falls on the first Tuesday in November each year. This is a public holiday for all Victorians.

Thank ellew500
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splangdoodle
28 April 2018|
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Response from Ken B | Reviewed this property |
Lookup Racing Victoria racing calender and you will see when there is a race meeting.
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trev1865
1 April 2018|
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Response from Karen O | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of free areas once to enter the grounds. Go early and then you will get a good spot.
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Catherine D
14 March 2018|
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Response from Ken B | Reviewed this property |
Members Dinning Rooms have a strick dress code for males, suit tie and good shoes. Ladies no jeans but good clothes. General areas anything goes.
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