Flemington racecourse

Flemington Racecourse is one of four metropolitan tracks in Melbourne and is owned and operated by the Victoria Racing Club. Flemington, a.k.a. Headquarters, is the oldest racetrack in Australia and has been home to some of the biggest races on the Australian calendar since racing began there in 1840. The most famous of these races is the Group 1 Melbourne Cup which is run at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November every year.

Flemington Racecourse Stats

Flemington horse racing tips

There are many meetings held at Flemington each year and our expert horse racing tips are usually released in the days leading up to the meetings.

Saturday Racing Tips
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Champions Stakes Preview 2023
A stacked nine-race card awaits punters at Flemington on Saturday for Champions Stakes Day. Check out HorseBetting's free race-by-race preview ...
Today's horse racing tips & best bets | November 9, 2023
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VRC Oaks Day 2023 Preview
A competitive nine-race card awaits punters at Flemington on Thursday for VRC Oaks Day. Check out HorseBetting's free race-by-race preview ...
2023 VRC Oaks Preview
The Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m) is the headline act at Flemington on Thursday afternoon. Check out HorseBetting's free preview ...
Saturday Racing Tips
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Flemington is one of best racecourses in Australia and we are constantly covering the latest horse racing news from this track.

Atishu blows away her rivals in Group 1 Champions Stakes
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Imperatriz claims Group 1 hat-trick with Champions Sprint win
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Flemington Racecourse is located at 448 Epsom Rd, Flemington, about 6.5km west of the Melbourne CBD.

Racecourse Road leads to the racetrack if coming from the CBD. The Princes Highway also runs along the side of the course and is the route to take if coming from the south-west.

The No. 57 tram can be taken to Flemington Racecourse/Racecourse Road. This stops close to the entrance of Flemington Racecourse.

On race days, a train can be taken directly to the racetrack. Flemington is also accessible by bus; Routes 472 or 404 will take you there.


The course proper of Flemington has a circumference of 2312m with a 450m straight.

Flemington is the only racetrack in Victoria to provide straight track racing. There is a 1200m chute where straight races are run between 1000m-1200m. This chute also provides the starting point for the Melbourne Cup distance of 3200m. There is also a short chute which provides the start to 1400m races.

The Flemington course is a turf track. There are additional turf, sand, dirt, and synthetic horse racing tracks on the inner of the course proper which are used for training purposes by Flemington-based trainers.

Melbourne Cup Betting
The Melbourne Cup is held annually at Flemington Racecourse


Flemington is home to the Melbourne Cup Carnival. This carnival takes place in the Spring and consists of four race days within a week. It consists of multiple Group 1 racing events which attract some of the best horses in Australia and abroad.

The most famous of these Group 1 events is the $7,750,000 Melbourne Cup (3200m). There is no bigger event on the Australian racing calendar than this event, the race that stops the nation.

The Melbourne Cup was first run in 1861 where it was won by New South Wales galloper Archer. Some of the biggest names of the Australian turf have also won this race including Phar Lap, Think Big, Let’s Elope, Subzero, Saintly, Might And Power, and Makybe Diva who won the race a record three times.

The race was first won by an international visitor in 1993 by the Dermot Weld-trained Vintage Crop. Weld also came back in 2002 to win the race again with Media Puzzle.

Another historical Melbourne Cup victory was that of Prince of Penzance in 2015 who won at 100-1 for jockey Michelle Payne who became the first female jockey to win the great race.

Other major Group 1 events run during the Melbourne Cup Carnival include the Victoria Derby (2500m), Victoria Oaks (2500m), Mackinnon Stakes (2000m), Cantala Stakes (1600m), Myer Classic (1600m), and Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m).

Other Group 1 events that are run at Flemington race track during the Spring in lead-up to carnival week are the Turnbull Stakes (2000m) and Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m).

Makybe Diva Stakes Winners
Grunt & Damien Oliver combine to win the 2018 Maybe Diva Stakes at Flemington.

Flemington hosts multiple Group 1 events during the Melbourne Autumn Carnival as well. These include the Australian Guineas (1600m), Newmarket Handicap (1200m), and Australian Cup (2000m).

Flemington is also one of three hosts of the $5,000,000 All-Star Mile which is run in Melbourne every Autumn.


Australia’s top online bookmakers are the best way to wager on Victorian Racing.

All betting sites offer markets for Flemington races on race day and on the days leading up to Saturday meetings. Futures markets will also be available for some of the major races. Many of these sites in Australia also have bookie sign up codes available to their customers.

Flemington Racecourse has TAB facilities, as well as a Bookmaking Ring, where a number of bookmakers are set up for race days.

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The majority of Flemington race meetings fall on a Saturday. There are several exceptions to this though, with meetings held on New Years Day and ANZAC Day each year.

Melbourne Cup Day is held on the first Tuesday of November, with Oaks Day always on the following Thursday. Flemington also hosts a Rapid Racing twilight meeting which is run on a Friday during Summer.

VRC Oaks Day
VRC Oaks Day at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne.


Flemington has a state-of-the-art training facility which homes stables for some of the best-known trainers in Australia including Danny O’Brien, Michael Moroney, James Cummings, Matthew Ellerton, Peter & Paul Snowden, Anthony & Sam Freedman, Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes, and Chris Waller.

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