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.
|1||Ascot Vale Stakes||3YO||Open||sw||1200||November|
|1||Black Caviar Lightning||Open||Open||wfa||1000||February|
|1||LKS Mackinnon Stakes||Open||Open||wfa||2000||November|
|1||The Age Classic||Open||Open||wfa||1200||November|
|2||A.V Kewney Stakes||3YO||Fillies||sw||1600||March|
|3||Aurie’s Star Handicap||Open||Open||hcp||1200||August|
|3||Bobby Lewis Quality||Open||Open||qlty||1200||September|