Flemington Racecourse
Flemington Racecourse
4.5
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Melbourne Cup Carnival is an unequalled world-class event that encompasses the finest racing, entertainment, fashion, culture, food and wine all in one place - Flemington. Be enthralled and swept up in the magic of the celebration that stops a nation™! Held across four days from 1 to 8 November, it is unrivalled in its prestige and tradition and is the unmissable social occasion of the year. Encompassing the famous Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, along with three other key racedays, AAMMI Victoria Derby Day, Crown Oaks Day and Emirates Stakes Day, the Melbourne Cup Carnival holds a unique position in world racing as there is no comparable week where crowds of such magnitude gather to celebrate thoroughbred racing. The Emirates Melbourne Cup is the iconic race of the Carnival, with increasingly the best thoroughbreds from around the world showcasing the very best of the sport. Trackside, the event is a spectacle of fashion and entertainment, combining friends and families with corporates and celebrities. Firmly established as an unequalled international and Australian draw card, Melbourne embraces domestic and international visitors alike to bask in the excitement and revel in the glamour of the Birdcage, Flemington lawns, marquees and some of the finest hospitality and entertainment it has to offer. As a cultural and sporting event its lure is magnetic and undeniable, attracting crowds who descend upon Flemington to be a part of the truly unforgettable experience that is...the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
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jeff j
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
what an absolute disgrace the skyline dining room was on melbourne cup day
1400.00 for absolute crap .
main meal lamb rump with a side of cos lettuce.
no sav blanc wine.
limited beers
entree a plate of shaved veal .
forgot our starter and we were told too late we are serving entrees now!
no desert
Written 15 November 2023
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Janine M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Ticked off bucket list but will never be back. Had general admission tickets. The most uncomfortable day left as soon as main race was run. To get food or drinks the wait was over an hour. Could not even get water and it was an extremely hot day. They obviously cannot cater for the large number they have attend so need to cap general admission tickets.
Written 15 November 2023
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stewart b
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
What a total disappointment to be fair. trying to get drinks or food was a nightmare. we gave up & left after the main race.
Written 7 November 2023
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Linda M
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
We were general admission first time to Melb cup. Utter nightmare. No food or even water (forget alcohol) without massive queuing. Had to get water from toilets. Left straight after race. Really???
Written 7 November 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,379 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
The Melbourne Cup, Australia's premier thoroughbred race, is held on the second Tuesday of every November at Flemington Racecourse. The race is run over 2 miles. Horses come from all over the world to compete. In 2023, Without a Fight, with jockey Mark Zahra aboard, won handily. To win, a horse must be bred to stay. The Flemington Racecourse is a true test of stamina.
Written 7 November 2023
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Amanda B
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Very well organised lots of seating available inside and out .Disappointing that the female toilets are up to flights of stairs whilst the male toilets are on the ground level .
Written 17 September 2023
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Wassman J
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Unless you manage to score a golden ticket into the marquee area I wouldn’t bother. The longer the afternoon went on, the more drunk and rowdy people were getting. The didn’t seem to be ANY responsible service to alcohol and clearly intoxicated people were ordering more and more. Shame.
Written 23 December 2022
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Mark P
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We arrived at Flemington on the P&O bus looking forward to a special experience at our first Melbourne Cup only to be kept waiting for almost an hour as the P&O enclosure was not open. The enclosure itself had no view of the racetrack and was overcrowded. Worst of all, it was set up for a spring day with umbrellas and a number of bench seats and cushions, despite days of warnings from the BoM of rain, storms and possible hail. Once the storms hit there was little effective shelter, and we were among a large number of people who decided to leave. We were then informed that there was only one P&O bus at 1pm and no others till 3.30pm. As we had no chance of getting on board the bus, we decided, as many others did, to try for a taxi or Uber. The road to our pickup area was flooded and cars could not enter, so we were forced to leave the racecourse in the driving rain and walk to an agreed pickup point. Many of us were elderly (we are in our 70s) and there was absolutely no duty of care shown by either Flemington Racecourse or P&O. A total waste of money and a very unpleasant experience.
Written 18 December 2022
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John P
Sydney, Australia33 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We attended the 2022 Melbourne Cup in the P & 0 Enclosure and while the 6 days on Pacific Adventurer from Sydney were very enjoyable and a great way to get to Melbourne and have 3days in Melbourne with accomodation the actual day at Flemington Racecourse was a complete Rip Off.
We arrived at 9.30 am on coaches direct from the ship and found the P & ) enclosure was not opened until 10am so we took a stroll on the lawns for photos by the Winning Post and a walk around the betting ring and a photo by the Bart Cummings statue.
When we arrived at 10.10am there was nowhere to sit in the enclosure but this was solved at 11.01am when the heavens opened and we were huddled under the few Sq Umbrellas in the enclosure . I had about 10 beers at $57.50 each and my wife 5 glasses of wine at $115 each NOT Good Value
Written 13 November 2022
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pauline t
Hamilton, New Zealand31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Arrived by uber very close to the entering gates of the course. Helpful staff showed us how to get to the Furphy Deck. No waiting at the bar & the canapes were circulating in a timely manner. Unfortunately the weather spoilt the day at times.
Written 6 November 2022
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