Flemington races are run at Flemington Racecourse which is the premier Victorian racetrack hosting the most famous horse race in Australia, the Melbourne Cup. The Melbourne Cup has been run at Flemington races since 1861 and the Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington Racecourse is without question, the biggest racing carnival on the Australian horse racing calendar.

The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) owns and operates the Flemington Racecourse. In recent year’s, the VRC has done an outstanding job in making the entire Melbourne Spring Carnival an International event with overseas horses now also being aimed at the Caulfield Cup and WS Cox Plate and not just Flemington races over the Flemington Carnival during Melbourne Cup week.

Flemington Racecourse Details

State: Victoria
Circumference: 2312 Meters
Direction: anti-clockwise
Straight: 450 Metres

The Flemington racecourse has a track circumference of 2312 metres with a final straight of 450 metres for races that are run over distances that are longer than 1200m.

Flemington has a famous “Straight Six” course for the 1000 – 1200 metres races for the sprinters. During the Melbourne Cup carnival the Flemington race fields can be large and betting on Flemington races will come down to which side of the track is fastest, the inside or the outside (grandstand side).

Major Flemington Races – Group 1 Races

Race Name Racecourse Distance Age Sex Weight
Turnbull Stakes Flemington 2000m 4YO+ Open sw
Coolmore Stud Stakes Flemington 1200m 3yo Open sw
LKS MacKinnon Stakes Flemington 2000m Open Open wfa
Victoria Derby Flemington 2500m 3YO Open sw
Myer Classic Flemington 1600m 3YO+ F&M wfa
Melbourne Cup Flemington 3200m Open Open hcp
VRC Oaks Flemington 2500m 3YO Fillies sw
Emirates Stakes Flemington 1600m Open Open hcp
Patinack Farm Classic Flemington 1200m Open Open wfa
Lightning Stakes Flemington 1000m Open Open wfa
Australian Guineas Flemington 1600m 3YO Open sw
Australian Cup Flemington 2000m Open Open wfa
Newmarket Handicap Flemington 1200m Open Open hcp

Flemington Racecourse Map


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Address: 400 Epsom Rd, Flemington VIC 3031, Australia
Telephone: 1300 727 575

Getting to Flemington Races

Flemington racecourse has its own train station and many revellers will take the train to Flemington racecourse during the Melbourne Cup carnival. Trains for Flemington depart platforms 8 and 9 at Flinders Street Station. You can also take the No. 57 Tram, which will drop you off at the Epsom Road entrance to Flemington Racecourse.