Flemington Horse Racing News

The third declarations for the Melbourne Cup 2010 were released this morning, with 47 horses remaining in contention for the final field of 24 that will be decided after Victoria Derby Day this Saturday. Leading in number 1 is So You Think, who finally earned a balloting out exemption with…


Flemington Horse Racing

The beautifully located Flemington Racecourse is considered one of Melbourne’s premier racing venues. Situated on the Maribyrnong River, the pear shaped course is owned by the Victorian Racing Club and is recognised by its blooming beds of roses and spectacular grandstand. Home to Australia’s richest and highly regarded race, the Melbourne Cup, the course has the luxury of a 1,200 metre straight named the ‘Straight Six’.

Flemington is the oldest and most popular track in Australia among racing enthusiasts, and can host up to 120,000 spectators creating one of the most impressive atmospheres around. First used for horse racing in 1848, the track was added to the Australian National Heritage list in 2007.

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While the $5.5 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) is the most prestigious race to take place at Flemington, other impressive Group 1 races include the Newmarket Handicap (1200m), the Australian Cup (2000m), and the Australian Guineas (1600m), just to name a few.

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Queensland Oaks

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$400,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Queensland Derby

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Stradbroke Handicap

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$1,000,000

Hcp

Group 1

The TJ Smith

(1600m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

2YO SW

Group 1

Winter Stakes

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

WFA

Group 1

Doomben Cup

(2020m)

Doomben

$500,000

3YO & Up WFA