Media Releases

  • Guide to Black Caviar celebrations

    Media Releases January 31, 2013 5:30 pm

    How Black Caviar mania will hit Caulfield on Saturday * Free Black Caviar flags and face masks at the entry gates. * A Black Caviar photo booth will be open from 12:30pm to 4:30pm (AEDT). * Author of `Black Caviar’ Gerard Whateley to sign copies of his book from 2pm [...]

  • VRC and Seven Network announce new broadcast deal

    Media Releases January 14, 2013 9:50 am

    The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) today announced a new five year broadcast agreement with the Seven Network, ensuring Australia’s premier racing event, the Melbourne Cup Carnival, will continue to be shown live on free to air television throughout Australia until at least 2018. The agreement, which extends the VRC’s longstanding [...]

  • Free entry on Villiers Stakes day at Warwick Farm

    Media Releases December 11, 2012 3:45 pm

    The Australian Turf Club will throw the gates open for the summer’s feature race day at Warwick Farm to attract families to the track for the Villiers Stakes. The free entry on December 22 has been supported by Liverpool City Council with Mayor Ned Mannoun saying he hoped the locals [...]

  • Anthony Freedman returns to Flemington

    Media Releases November 30, 2012 3:43 pm

    VRC Chairman Michael Burn announced today (Friday) that Anthony Freedman will lease stables at Flemington with capacity for over 50 horses. The vacancy follows Patinack Farm’s recent decision to cease its Melbourne training operation. “The Freedman brothers first trained at Flemington in 1984, and the VRC is delighted to welcome [...]

  • VRC announces new directors

    Media Releases November 29, 2012 4:29 pm

    The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) today announced that two new directors, Michael Ramsden and Neil Wilson, will commence with the Club on 21 December 2012, when the Club’s Annual General Meeting is held. Michael Ramsden brings a strong background in corporate finance and in working with a broad range of [...]

  • Sun shines on Flemington on Emirates Stakes day

    Media Releases November 10, 2012 2:52 pm

    Tens of thousands have already arrived at Flemington Racecourse to celebrate the final day of the Victoria Racing Club’s (VRC) Melbourne Cup Carnival, enjoying the sunshine with family and friends on Emirates Stakes Day. Emirates Stakes Day is headlined by two $1 million Group 1 races – the Patinack Farm [...]

  • Crowds flock to Flemington on Emirates Stakes day 2012

    Media Releases November 10, 2012 11:39 am

    The Melbourne Cup Carnival will draw to a close today, Saturday, 10 November, with large crowds expected to flock to Flemington for a day of family fun at Emirates Stakes Day. With fine weather forecast for Melbourne, Flemington will come alive for the running of the $1 million Group 1 [...]

  • Lightning Stakes renamed Black Caviar Lightning

    Media Releases November 10, 2012 11:21 am

    VRC CEO Dale Monteith and the connections of wonder mare Black Caviar today (Saturday) announced Flemington’s Group 1 premier weight-for-age sprint in the autumn will be renamed the Black Caviar Lightning. “Seven of Black Caviar’s 22 victories have been at Flemington, including five Group 1s, so it is appropriate she [...]

  • 2012 Emirates Stakes day information

    Media Releases November 9, 2012 6:19 pm

    The world-famous Melbourne Cup Carnival will come to a close with Emirates Stakes Day tomorrow (Saturday). The traditional family day of the Carnival, Emirates Stakes Day is headlined by two $1 million Group 1s – the Emirates Stakes Stakes (1600m) and Patinack Farm Classic (1200m). Fawkner remains the $5 favourite [...]

  • Style takes centre stage on Crown Oaks day

    Media Releases November 8, 2012 3:14 pm

    Excited crowds have poured into Flemington Racecourse for the entertainment, spectacular racing and world-class fashion on display at Crown Oaks Day. Racing enthusiasts on the sunny front lawns witnessed Keep De Rose thunder home in the Visit Victoria Plate, Niconoise win the Swisse Wellness Trophy and Honey Flower claim victory [...]

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