Melbourne Cup Carnival Course Proper Trackwork

26 October, 2015

As the countdown to the 2015 Melbourne Cup Carnival begins in earnest, Flemington will host a special trackwork breakfast event at 6.00am Tuesday 27 October.

Some of the world’s best thoroughbreds will have their final hit-outs ahead of the prestigious Melbourne Cup Carnival in front of their trainers, media and VRC Members.

The course proper will be open from daylight on Tuesday for all Flemington-trained horses and internationals contesting the AAMI Victoria Derby, Longines Mackinnon Stakes, Myer Classic, Coolmore Stud Stakes, Emirates Melbourne Cup, Crown Oaks, Emirates Stakes and Darley Classic.

The VRC will provide a hot breakfast for media and industry participants at the Champagne Terrace (Lawn Stand) from 6am.

Named saddlecloths and a race caller will assist in identifying horses working, and the VRC will assist media to facilitate interviews.


Tuesday 27 October
The Lawn Stand adjacent to the Terrace Restaurant
Entry Requirements:
Enter Hill Gate via Leonard Crescent
Please present Melbourne Cup Carnival media accreditation OR printed media alert to security to gain access to Flemington Racecourse, which is in lockdown for the Melbourne Cup Carnival

Please confirm your attendance by contacting:
Marcus Williams – 03 8378 0729, 0401 000 987 or

Upcoming Melbourne Cup Carnival media events:

Melbourne Cup Carnival Launch
Date Monday 26 October 2015
Time 10.15am
Venue The Pre-Parade Ring, Flemington

Victoria Police Media Call
Date Wednesday, 28 October 2015
Time 9.30am
Venue In front of the Myer Fashions on the Field Enclosure, Flemington

Myer Fashions on the Field Media Launch
Date Wednesday, 28 October 2015
Time 10.00am for 10.30am start
Venue Myer Fashions on the Field Enclosure, Flemington

AAMI Victoria Derby Barrier Draw
Date Wednesday 28 October 2015
Time 12.30pm
Venue The Sports Bar, Crown

Melbourne Cup Carnival Birdcage – Marquee Media Preview (media invite only)
Date Thursday, 29 October 2015
Time 8.00am-12.00pm
Venue Birdcage Enclosure, Flemington

AAMI Victoria Derby Day Media Conference
Date Friday, 30 October 2015
Time 11.00am
Venue Fashions on the Field Enclosure, Flemington