Flemington Racecourse

Flemington Racecourse

Flemington Racecourse

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The Melbourne Cup Carnival is fast approaching and you need to make the necessary arrangements if you plan to attend and buying of the tickets should be one of your priorities. There are many options you can use to access the racecourse tickets; you can get them online, at the gate or by phone. Accessing the racecourse is also easy as the racecourse has its own railway branch. With over 20 race meetings throughout the year, Flemington racecourse is the perfect place to be for the horse racing lovers.

History of Flemington racecourse

Flemington racecourse is owned by the Victoria racing club. Before Victoria racing club existed, the racecourse was owned by the Victoria Turf Club back in 1848. They later merged in 1864 with the Victoria Jockey club and renamed the club to Victoria racing club. The Flemington racecourse is located in Flemington in Melbourne, Australia.
The horse racing track extends to about 2,312 meters in circumference and has a finishing of approximately 450 meters. The racecourse has three major course types and they include; flat, jumps and steeplechase.

Type of races

Flemington racecourse is known for hosting major horse racing races in Australia. One of the most coveted races hosted by the racecourse is the Melbourne Cup. This is the major race in Australia and it is a 3,200 meter race. The Melbourne Cup is held annually and usually kicks off every first Tuesday of the month of November.

The other type of the racecourse races include;

  • Victoria Derby; this is usually held annually during the first day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
  • LKS Mackinnon Stakes; this falls under the group 1 racing group. The races run under the weight for age conditions.
  • Emirates Stakes; this is a race that is held as part of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. It falls under the group 1 racing group.
  • Newmarket Handicap; this is an open race that extends to about 1200 meters
  • Australian Cup; this is a group 1 racing group which attracts a prize money of over one million Australian Dollars.

Grp Race Name Age Sex Weight Distance Date
1 Ascot Vale Stakes 3YO Open sw 1200 November
1 Australian Cup Open Open wfa 2000 March
1 Australian Guineas 3YO Open sw 1600 February
1 Black Caviar Lightning Open Open wfa 1000 February
1 Myer Classic 3YO+ F&M wfa 1600 November
1 LKS Mackinnon Stakes Open Open wfa 2000 November
1 Melbourne Cup Open Open hcp 3200 November
1 Newmarket Handicap Open Open hcp 1200 March
2 Salinger Stakes Open Open hcp 1200 November
1 The Age Classic Open Open wfa 1200 November
1 Turnbull Stakes 4YO+ Open sw+p 2000 October
2 A.V Kewney Stakes 3YO Fillies sw 1600 March
2 Blamey Stakes 3YO+ Open sw+p 1600 March
3 Aurie’s Star Handicap Open Open hcp 1200 August
3 Bobby Lewis Quality Open Open qlty 1200 September

Distance Record Time Date Horse
1000m 0:55.420 16/02/2013 Black Caviar
1100m 1:02.150 02/03/2013 Loveyamadly
1200m 1:07.160 01/01/2001 Iglesia
1400m 1:20.600 12/12/1992 Lovey
1600m 1:33.490 09/11/2002 Scenic Peak
1700m 1:40.830 16/02/2013 Niconoise
1800m 1:47.050 02/11/1999 Depeche Mode
2000m 1:58.730 12/03/2005 Makybe Diva
2500m 2:33.000 07/11/1992 Kawtuban
2600m 2:41.000 02/10/1965 Jovial Knight
2800m 2:52.400 06/11/2012 Verdant
3200m 3:16.300 06/11/1990 Kingston Rule