Weather & Track Conditions


15° / 15°
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The VRC welcomed country racing participants, owners and members to Flemington Racecourse.

The Listed A.R. Creswick Stakes (1200m) saw the best emerging three-year-old sprinters gather for a dash up the famous Flemington straight, won by Group 1-winning sprinters Nature Strip and Gytrash in recent years.

The support program featured heats of the Flemington Finals Series including The David Bourke (1600m), Heat 7 of the VRC CRV Winter Championship Series.

Saturday 18 June, 2022


First race: 11:50 am

Last race: 4:33 pm

Racing highlights

What's on

$5 Pies and Fries

$5 Pies and Fries

Enjoy $5 Pies and Fries from select retail venues all day long. Perfect fare to enjoy on a winter's day!

Saintly Place Sports Bar

Saintly Place Sports Bar

With easy access to the Winning Post, billiards and foosball, the Saintly Place Sports Bar is a great spot to enjoy all the racing action and a day of socialising with friends. Plus, in-between races you can watch the footy on the big screen!

Living Legends

Living Legends

Living Legends Apache Cat and Tom Melbourne will be joining us at Flemington. Be sure to catch them in the horse stalls throughout the day and parading in the Mounting Yard.

For members

VRC Members Stakes

VRC Members Stakes

Haven’t registered for our VRC Member Stakes yet? Register by Wednesday 15th June and join over 3000 members for your chance to win BIG every race day!

Extended hours

Extended hours

With extended hours and live musical entertainment after the last means members will be able to enjoy the festivities of the day long past the last in the G.H.Mumm Champagne Bar and The Roof Garden.

The Races 

Race 1 | Murray Cox Handicap | 11:50am

2540m | $130,000 | 3YO&Up Quality Handicap (Heat 6 Banjo Paterson Series)

WINNER: 7. Saracen Knight (IRE) (1)

Race 2 | Country Racing Victoria Handicap | 12:25pm

1000m | $75,000 | Benchmark 78 Handicap

WINNER: 10. Nasraawy (10)

Race 3 | Rod Johnson Handicap | 1:00pm

1420m | $130,000 | Super VOBIS 2YO Handicap (Heat 5 Taj Rossi Series)

WINNER: 12. Grinzinger Bishop (NZ) (5)

Race 4 | Bruce Gadsden Handicap | 1:35pm

1420m | $130,000 | 4YO&Up Mares Benchmark 90 Handicap (Heat 4 Leilani Series)

WINNER: 9. Grande Rumore (GB) (5)

Race 5 | A.R. Creswick Stakes | 2:10pm

1200m | $160,000 | Super VOBIS 3YO Set Weights plus Penalties (Heat 7 Santa Ana Lane Sprint Series & Heat 4 Rivette Series)

WINNER: 8. Passive Aggressive (6)

Race 6 | Brian Beattie Handicap | 2:45pm

1420m | $130,000 | Open Handicap (Heat 6 VRC-CRV Winter Championship Series)

WINNER: 7. Biometric (GB) (1)

Race 7 | Sir Henry Bolte Handicap | 3:20pm

2000m | $130,000 | Super VOBIS 3YO Handicap (Heat 7 Mahogany Challenge)

WINNER: 11. Texas Tea (NZ) (4)

Race 8 | The David Bourke | 4:00pm

1630m | $130,000 | Benchmark 90 Handicap (Heat 7 VRC CRV Winter Championship Series)

WINNER: 8. Tuvalu (17)

Race 9 | 2022 Country Achiever Gwenda Johnstone | 4:33pm

1100m | $130,000 | Quality Handicap (Heat 8 Santa Ana Lane Sprint Series)

WINNER: 11. Zac De Boss (NZ) (12)


Win a premium Melbourne Cup Carnival experience for four people

Makybe Diva Marquee Carnival Experience

Makybe Diva Marquee Carnival Experience

Be there live!

Be indulged in one of Flemington’s most prized marquees, offering a remarkable race day experience. Returning in 2022 to offer an enviable Melbourne Cup Carnival dining package, featuring everything you need to keep you and your friends entertained throughout the day. Take a seat at your reserved dining table and enjoy a three-course lunch with beverages, then move to exclusive seating in the Lawn Stand to view every race.

Valued at $2000

Terms and conditions apply


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