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Spring Carnival – Stakes Day

Flemington Racecourse 448 Epsom Road, Flemington, Victoria

The Spring Carnival - Stakes day, is the final day of the Melbourne Spring Horse Racing Carnival at Flemington Racecourse. Stakes Day is held on the Saturday directly following Melbourne Cup Day (the first Tuesday in November). The 'Stakes' were first run in 1881. Stakes Day is also known as Family Day of the Melbourne […]

Spring Carnival – Derby Day

Flemington Racecourse 448 Epsom Road, Flemington, Victoria

The Victoria Derby is an Australian Thoroughbred horse race held annually on the first day of Melbourne's annual Spring Racing Carnival, Victorian Derby Day, held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. A Group One race for three-year-old horses, it is raced on a left-handed turf course at a distance of 2,500 metres (1.553 miles). It marks […]

Melbourne Cup Flemington Racecourse

Flemington Racecourse 448 Epsom Road, Flemington, Victoria

The Melbourne Cup is Australia's major Thoroughbred horse race. Billed as the race that stops a nation, it is a race for three-year-olds and over, held over a distance of 3,200 metres. It is the richest and most prestigious "two-mile" handicap in the world, and one of the richest turf races in the world. The Melbourne […]

Spring Carnival – Oaks Day

Flemington Racecourse 448 Epsom Road, Flemington, Victoria

The Crown Oaks Day is the third day of the most popular event on the spring horse racing calendar, the Melbourne Cup Spring Racing Carnival. The crown Oaks day is raced at Flemington Racecourse. It boasts a great day of racing and of course boasts group 1 racing. Oaks is often regarded as Ladies day […]