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  • Melbourne Cup Carnival a winner for Victoria

    Media Releases May 8, 2014 2:42 pm

    Victoria Racing Club (VRC) Acting CEO Julian Sullivan today (Thursday) announced the economic impacts of the 2013 Melbourne Cup Carnival, which contributed a value-added contribution to Victoria’s gross state product of $177.5 million. The figure, up 0.5 per cent on the previous year, quantifies the money spent through Victorian businesses […]

  • History of the Golden Slipper

    Horse Racing Facts April 3, 2014 3:54 pm

    THE GOLDEN SLIPPER * Todman won the inaugural Slipper in 1957 by eight lengths and started at 1-6. * Magic Night (1961) was the first filly to win the race. * The Golden Slipper has been won by 26 colts, seven geldings and 24 fillies. * Seventeen favourites have won […]

  • Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival dates 2014

    Horse Racing Dates January 27, 2014 11:53 am

    The Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival will really kick off in the second week of February when the Group 2 Expressway Stakes will be run at Randwick racecourse. The first Group 1 of the year is the Chipping Norton Stakes on March 8th with the last being the All Aged Stakes on 26th […]

  • Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival dates 2014

    Horse Racing Dates January 27, 2014 12:56 am

    With the Autumn Racing Carnival just around the corner we take a look at the dates for the feature races in Melbourne over the period with the first Group 1 being the CF Orr Stakes on the 8th of February and the last the William Reid Stakes on the 21st March.   Wednesday […]

  • Incumbents re-elected to VRC Board

    Media Releases December 20, 2013 5:06 pm

    Incumbent Victoria Racing Club (VRC) directors Amanda Elliott, Judge Katherine Bourke and Elisa Robinson (Sturzaker) were re-elected to the VRC Board on Friday following a postal ballot of members. Six candidates, including William Burke, Tanya Fullarton and Anthony Mithen, contested the election for three vacant positions. Vice Chairman Elliott, Bourke […]

  • VRC and Greenland sign sales contract

    Media Releases December 3, 2013 11:51 am

    The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) and Greenland Australia (Greenland) have signed a contract for the sale of two surplus parcels of land at Flemington. The sale, which would inject more than $45 million into Flemington Racecourse, is subject to approvals from the appropriate authorities for development of approximately 10,500 sqm […]

  • Victoria Racing Club delivers record performance

    Media Releases November 27, 2013 10:51 am

    The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) has delivered a record profit of nearly $7.5 million for the 2012/13 racing season, up from $2.4 million the previous year, strengthening its position to implement its ambitious Masterplan for Flemington. The profit allowed the Club to fully repay its remaining $9 million bank debt. […]

  • Railway Stakes Day

    Horse Racing Facts November 23, 2013 4:30 am

    Railway Stakes Day is known in 2013 as Carlton Draught Super Saturday, with two Group 1 races to look forward to in Perth’s biggest day of thoroughbred racing.  Hosted at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday the 23rd of November, Railway Stakes Day is the most anticipated horse racing event in Western […]

  • Railway Stakes History

    Horse Racing Facts November 23, 2013 4:30 am

    The Railway Stakes is a Group 1 horse race held in Western Australia each year.  This open handicap event is the feature race of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival, where it is hosted alongside the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes.  Raced over 1600 metres, the Railway Stakes has a long history […]

  • Winterbottom Stakes History

    Horse Racing Facts November 21, 2013 9:30 am

    The Winterbottom Stakes is one of the biggest thoroughbred races in Western Australia each year, held on Railway Stakes Day under weight for age conditions.  This event is for horses three years old and over, and is run over a distance of 1200 metres.  Held at Ascot Racecourse, the Group […]

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