Ad Horses race down the straight the first time during the running of the 2023 Lexus Melbourne Cup at Flemington. Photo by George Sal/Racing Photos

Flemington dates set for 2024-25 racing season

21 May 2024 Written by VRC

Racing Victoria have announced race dates for the 2024-2025 racing season, with the VRC set to host 21 premium race meetings at Flemington from 1 August 2024 – 31 July 2025, including 10 Group 1 race days and 14 Group 1 races.

The VRC’s internationally renowned event, the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival will be run in November and commences with Penfolds Victoria Derby Day on Saturday 2 November. It continues with Lexus Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday 5 November, VRC Oaks Day on Thursday 7 November and TAB Champions Stakes Day on Saturday 9 November. 

Get ready for an exhilarating year of world-class racing, spectacular fashion, gourmet cuisine, and premier entertainment at Flemington.



Saturday 3 August 2024             

VRC Season Premiere Race Day

Saturday 14 September 2024           

Group 1 Sofitel Makybe Diva Stakes Day

Sunday 22 September 2024        

Spring Classics Preview Day

Saturday 5 October 2024              

Group 1 TAB Turnbull Stakes Day

Saturday 2 November 2024          

Group 1 Penfolds Victoria Derby Day

Tuesday 5 November 2024           

Group 1 Lexus Melbourne Cup Day

Thursday 7 November 2024            

Group 1 VRC Oaks Day

Saturday 9 November 2024           

Group 1 TAB Champions Stakes Day

Wednesday 1 January 2025

New Year’s Day Race Day

Saturday 11 January 2025

VRC Standish Handicap Race Day

Saturday 18 January 2025

VRC Summer Fun Race Day

Saturday 15 February 2025                

Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Race Day

Saturday 1 March 2025

Group 1 Howden Australian Guineas Day

Saturday 8 March 2025                   

Group 1 Super Saturday

Saturday 29 March 2025                 

Group 1 TAB Australian Cup Day

Friday 25 April 2025                     

ANZAC Day Race Day

Saturday 17 May 2025

Andrew Ramsden Race Day

Saturday 7 June 2025

VRC Country Race Day

Saturday 21 June 2025                    

VRC Community Race Day

Saturday 5 July 2025                          

Flemington Finals Race Day

Saturday 12 July 2025

VRC Members Race Day

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The 2024/25 racing season kicks off in style with the VRC Season Premiere Race Day on Saturday 3 August where Melbourne Cup Carnival hopefuls begin their quest for glory in the Spring features. It is the perfect start to a spectacular season at Flemington! 

Traditional public holiday meetings will continue to be run at Flemington with New Year’s Day Race Day on 1 January and ANZAC Day Race Day on 25 April.

The Lexus Melbourne Cup Day remains the jewel in the crown of Australian racing and the Flemington racing calendar continues to be full of both tradition and innovation.

VRC Chairman Neil Wilson said the new-season race dates give VRC members and racing fans something to plan and look forward to, including 14 Group 1 races.

“The VRC will host 21 race meetings at Flemington next season with a focus on world-class racing, hospitality and entertainment,” Mr Wilson said.

“The 2024-2025 Flemington race day schedule offers members access to the four biggest days on the Australian racing calendar and 17 other premium race meetings, with a total of 10 Group 1 race days in the season."

With four race days to run in the 2023-24 season we look forward to welcoming members and their guests to the four remaining race days at Flemington to enjoy the best of what Winter racing has to offer.

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