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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
+61 1300 727 575
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This historically iconic track is home to the Melbourne Cup. You cannot go past this day in November without a great day out. The grounds are spectacular and the roses are just beautiful.

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A place to enjoy during the racing Spring carnival time. Electric atmosphere during this time. Lots of ladies and men fashion. Beautiful garden with flowers. Excellent facilities. Should not miss if you are in Melbourne during Spring.

Thank Warna F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a place, fantastic!! If you are in Melbourne and have the time (and the racing is on) its a must to visit!!!

Thank Jacmac00
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always lots of events happening and they always seem to run fairly smoothly, we enjoy coming here and it is well kept

Thank vampslayer01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Flemington racecourse is sensational. Staff are so friendly, atmosphere is electric and the grounds are the best in the world.

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spiritual home of horse racing with the Spring carnival the highlight with the Melbourne Cup. Great facilities and a place to excite wether on the punt or looking at the marvel of Melbourne racing

Thank Collingw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our conference held a dinner and awards night here on our last night. The venue was terrific, the food was great and the staff excellent. We enjoyed a 3 course sit down meal.

Thank Kaye888
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

For my birthday present in 2016, my husband bought the marquee seats at the Melbourne Cup. Great view of the horses & I love seeing the girls with their fascinators & beautiful dresses. The place was so clean, free flow of food & drinks and...More

Thank Shinta B
Reviewed 11 May 2017

When the Melbourne Cup day commences in summer, in this racecourse, there are hive of activity here. Atmosphere is so colorful with Ladies and Gentlemen all dressed up to grace the race. There is lots of excitement over here. There is an entrance fee charged...More

Thank annMelbourne
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Fabulous day out. Melbourne turned on the best day of racing. Great food and ease access to TOTE, Bookies, fine food, bar and coffee

Thank leonaw785
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Curtis H
Heading to Flemington this Saturday just wanting to know where is the best place to go for general admission does that give u access to any grandstand seating ? Is there any indoor bars or areas that are worth going too between going out on the lawn ???
16 May 2017|
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Response from 254joanr | Reviewed this property |
Google Flemington Race Course and you should find your answers there.
I am going to Cirque do Soleil at Flemington Racecourse and want to use public transport from the city. It is not a race day so how can I do this?
25 March 2017|
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Response from kyderby | Reviewed this property |
I have used the Tram before, stopping at stop 29. It is quite a walk to grandstand area. I would take cab or uber.
Yes we would like to attend the Melbourne cup this year. We would like a facility that offers food wine and a view of the track. Where would be the best lounge etc to meet our requirements.
7 March 2017|
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Response from kyderby | Reviewed this property |
I think you have some good options already mentioned. I was a member of the media, so my seat was super. I think the Precinct is the best option.