Fun is the name of the game.
As a week’s worth of competitive racing and endless style starts to wind down, don’t let the celebrations wrap up too quickly. Keep on revelling in the spirit of the Carnival on this day full of fun and relaxed summery vibes, capped by the AUD$2 million Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes.
Take part in all the activities on offer for young and old, as we throw an all-day party featuring music, fashion and food that just can’t be missed.
Saturday 6 November 2021
First race: 12:40pm
Last race: 5:50pm
Gates open: 10:40am
Race 8 Mackinnon Stakes: 5:10pm
Melbourne Cup Carnival On Sale
Get ready to once again experience, live and in person, the excitement and energy of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
A pure focus on racing, dining and refreshing beverages, all served up with your enjoyment and satisfaction in mind.
|Very Special Kids Pin and Win Trophy||BM80 Grand Hcp *qualifying cond||2000m||$150,000|
|The Amanda Elliott||LR||3YO Hcp (VRC Springtime Stakes)||1400m||$175,000|
|Paramount+ Chatham Stakes||Group 3||Hcp (Chatham Stakes)||1400m||$200,000|
|Incognitus Recognition Trophy||4YO&Up BM90 Hcp||1600m||$130,000|
|Queen Elizabeth Stakes||Group 3||Quality Hcp (VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes)||2600m||$300,000|
|Darley Sprint Classic||Group 1||WFA (Victoria Racing Club Stakes)||1200m||$2,000,000|
|TAB Matriarch Stakes||Group 2||Mares SW&P (Matriarch Stakes)||2000m||$300,000|
|Paramount+ Mackinnon Stakes||Group 1||WFA (LKS Mackinnon Stakes)||2000m||$2,000,000|
|World Horse Racing Grand Handicap||BM80 Grand Hcp *qualifying cond||1100m||$150,000|
Live entertainment set to shine
Some of the biggest names in Australian entertainment are set to return to the stage for the first time in more than two years when they perform at Flemington Racecourse this Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Hot Dub Cup Machine
Keep the party going this Paramount+ Stakes Day and tune in live to Hot Dub Time Machine for the 75 minute set after the last race.
For VRC Members
Enjoy Flemington Flavours at home
This Melbourne Cup Carnival, turn up the flavours at home to match the excitement on the track. Our fabulous food partners have pulled out all the stops to curate the most delicious array of race day feasts.
Our take on the Spanish delight! Dry red wine and brandy are combined intriguingly with fresh orange, cinnamon and sugarcane to get your tastebuds tingling!
VRC Member Stakes
Check here to see if you are in the running to win a $200 Food and Beverage Credit loaded onto your membership card.
Members registered by 12pm Wednesday 27 October 2021 will be eligible for all four race days of the 2021 Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Myer Fashions on your Front Lawn®
Let your imagination run wild during Cup Week! Dress up and enter our Just For Fun categories of Family Ties, Cup Week Costumes or Cup Week Casual and you can win a share in over $20,000 in prizes.
Get in and win!
Enter our Spring Carnival tipping, sweeps and trivia games with over $120,000 to be won.
Pin & Win
The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) is proud to support Very Special Kids as the Pin & Win charity partner for 2021.