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* Victoria Derby Day 2019 *
Gates open at 8.30am - First race at 11:45am - Last race at 5:20pm Considered by many to be the most prestigious day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival - Victoria Derby Day embodies a world of glamour and sophistication - only to be matched by an impressive day of all black type races. Everyone from fashionistas to racing die-hards to first-timers RSVP to Victoria Derby Day* on Saturday 2nd November 2019. Widely regarded as one of the most prestigious days of racing in Australasia, Victoria Derby Day is known as a day of exceptional racing fabulous fashion and colourful entertainment. The day features a card of nine Group races with four at the elite Group 1 level. The feature Group 1 Victoria Derby is Australia's premier staying classic for 3 year olds. This is the last chance for horses to qualify for the Cup so there's a lot at stake on the track. Off the track there's plenty of action too. Live music amazing bars and restaurants and more will keep you entertained all day long. Although the dress code is black and white it's an incredibly colourful day. Myer's Fashions on the Field competition begins for both men and women with ladies embracing the classic dress-code of black and white and men decked out in sleek grey suits.
What To WearGeneral Admission There is no formal dress code for General Admission. Racegoers are encouraged to dress smart for the occasion. Blue Cornflower The official flower for Victoria Derby Day is the Blue Cornflower The official flower can be purchased from flower sellers near the entrances upon arrival to Flemington. Also see: Spring Racing Carnival Flowers
VISITINGFLEMINGTON RACEDAY GUIDE MOBILE APP Enhance your raceday experience by downloading the 'Flemington Raceday Guide' mobile app on iPhone or Android. Explore the best of what's on offer at Flemington including on-course experiences events locations and social updates. Plan Your Day Select events from What's On and add to your planner to organise your day. Racing Form & Field View races field information including betting odds. You can even save your favourite runners in each race. Plus watch up to 4 channels of live stream racing action. Find Your Way Around Search the location map to find bars dining and entertainment betting facilities and amenities across the racecourse. Ensure you connect to wifi for greater accuracy. More Plan your day at Flemington by viewing live transport times. Connect to Flemington FREE Wifi and watch up to 4 channels of live videos and highlights.
Download APPGENTLEMEN TO HELP Keep an eye out for the Gentlemen to Help roving around the carnival providing female racegoers with fashion first-aid. SKIP VIP DRINK SERVICE Pre-order your drinks on Skip and bypass the bar queue like a VIP. This year Skip is back bigger and better at the Melbourne Cup Carnival. To celebrate Skip has put together some special offers that we think you'll love.
Public TransportTrains Services depart Flinders Street Station (platforms 8 & 9) running express to Flemington Racecourse: Trams From the corner of Elizabeth Street and Flinders Street catch the No. 57 West Maribyrnong tram to Flemington Drive (stop 30). Buses Catch Route 472 bus from Williamstown Footscray or Moonee Ponds to Fisher Parade. Enter Flemington Racecourse via Riverbank entrance. Catch Route 404 bus from Footscray or Moonee Ponds to Smithfield Road. Enter Flemington Racecourse via Stables Drive entrance. Public Transport
Public car parksLimited public car parking is available in the centre car park for $20. Enter off Smithfield Road at the Stables Drive entrance. Centre car park opening hours: Victoria Derby Day: 7.30am * 2019 Victoria Derby Day TBC
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