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  • The sun is shining for AAMI Victoria Derby Day

    Media Releases November 2, 2013 3:33 pm

    In line with the bureau’s forecast, the sunshine has attracted strong crowds through the turnstiles to join the Victoria Racing Club’s (VRC) Melbourne Cup Carnival celebrations for AAMI Victoria Derby Day. At 1.00pm more than 49,600 commuters had arrived by train since the first service departed at 8.15am. Embracing the [...]

     
  • Derby Day 2013 – A day for classic elegance and racing purists

    Media Releases November 2, 2013 9:47 am

    The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) will begin the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival tomorrow (Saturday) with over 100,000 racegoers expected to flock to Flemington for AAMI Victoria Derby Day. It will be a feast for racing purists, with four Group 1 races including the classic staying test for three-year-olds, the AAMI [...]

     
  • 2013 Melbourne Cup Carnival Launch

    Media Releases October 28, 2013 6:56 pm

    The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) officially launched the 2013 Melbourne Cup Carnival with a star-studded event in the picturesque Mounting Yard at Flemington on Monday. The launch signals the start of Melbourne’s signature two-week celebration of style, with four racedays and a host of social, fashion and community events. Channel [...]

     
  • Cox Plate History

    Horse Racing Facts October 26, 2013 2:04 am

    The Cox Plate is one of the most prestigious races on the Australian calendar, held each year during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.  Run over a distance of 2040 metres, the WS Cox Plate is named in honour of William Samuel Cox and worth $3 million in prize money.  The [...]

     
  • Cox Plate Past Winners

    Horse Racing Facts October 26, 2013 2:04 am

    The Group 1 WS Cox Plate is one of the biggest and most prestigious races in Australia, attracting the very best talent each year to battle it out at Moonee Valley Racecourse.  This race is run over 2040 metres and worth $3 million in prize money, a grand sum that [...]

     
  • Cox Plate Statistics

    Horse Racing Facts October 26, 2013 2:04 am

    The WS Cox Plate is one of the big three thoroughbred races in Australia, and the third richest event behind the Melbourne Cup and Golden Slipper.  For many people, however, this race is the most important due to its international reputation and overall stature in the racing community.  The WS [...]

     
  • Cox Plate Day

    Horse Racing Facts October 26, 2013 2:04 am

    Cox Plate Day is one of the biggest events on the Australian sporting calendar, and the highlight event for Moonee Valley Racecourse each year.  Cox Plate Day is being held on the 26th of October in 2013, with a full day of racing complemented by fashion, entertainment, and dining attractions.  [...]

     
  • Cox Plate Race Info

    Horse Racing Facts October 26, 2013 2:03 am

    The WS Cox Plate is one of the richest and most prestigious races in Australia, with this great event always managing to attract a top quality field.  The maximum number of horses included in the final Cox Plate field each year is 14, although that relatively small number can be [...]

     
  • Melbourne Cup Carnival continues to perform

    Media Releases October 21, 2013 4:15 pm

    Last year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival provided an important boost to the economy, especially for the sectors of hospitality, tourism, fashion and retail, according to key figures released by the Victoria Racing Club (VRC). In a study compiled by IER, Flemington’s signature Carnival was found to have generated a value added [...]

     
  • VRC Chairman pays tribute to Andrew Ramsden

    Media Releases October 17, 2013 10:24 pm

    Victoria Racing Club (VRC) Chairman Michael Burn paid tribute to former VRC Chairman Andrew Ramsden who sadly passed away today. “The Victoria Racing Club is deeply saddened by the sudden death of former VRC Chairman Andrew Ramsden,” said Mr Burn. “Andrew made an enormous contribution at Flemington, as well as [...]

     
 
 
 
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