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Group Racing, a Golden Ticket, and Fareground Fun made for a Spectacular Finale

On its new home on the last Saturday in March, the TAB Australian Cup Day will was a pivotal day on the racing calendar and a fitting finale to the Flemington Racing Spectacular.

The $3 million Group 1 TAB Australian Cup (2000m) counts many of the greats of the Australian turf on its honour roll – legends such as Dulcify, Bonecrusher, Vo Rogue, Better Loosen Up, Let's Elope, Saintly, Octagonal, Northerly, Lonhro, Makybe Diva and Zipping. Today this honor went to winner Cascadian. 

The Lexus Roy Higgins (2600m) won by Goldman, taking home the  prizemoney purse of $500,000 and a Golden Ticket into the 2023 Lexus Melbourne Cup.

Saturday 25 March, 2023


Gates open: 10:55 am
First race: 12:25 pm
Last race: 5:40 pm


Group 1 TAB Australian Cup (2000m)
Group 3 TBV Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes (1200m)
Listed Sunlight Classic (1100m)
Listed Lexus Roy Higgins (2600m)
Listed ATA/Bob Hoysted Handicap (1000m)

TAB Australian Cup Raceday Review

RACING NEWS

Goldman claims Golden Ticket to 2023 Lexus Melbourne Cup

RACING NEWS

Cascadian triumphant in TAB Australian Cup

Getting to Flemington

Getting In

Departing Southern Cross platform 8, stopping at North Melbourne

10:35 AM – 1:15 PM

Getting home from Flemington

Getting Home

Departing Flemington Racecourse platform 1, stopping at North Melbourne & Southern Cross

4:35 PM – 7:15 PM

Races Sat 25 Mar Results View Full Race Day Guide View Race Guide
1
GOOD FRIDAY APPEAL TROPHY
12:25 PM 1100 $150000.00
Silk
1st
4. VERANSKOVA
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2
TBV THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS STAKES
1:00 PM 1200 $200000.00
Silk
1st
9. BOSSY NIC
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3
RUBAROC GRAND HANDICAP CLASSIC
1:40 PM 2000 $150000.00
Silk
1st
2. SPARKLE
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4
ATA/BOB HOYSTED HANDICAP
2:20 PM 1000 $175000.00
Silk
1st
1. KALLOS
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5
LEXUS ROY HIGGINS
3:00 PM 2600 $500000.00
Silk
1st
10. GOLDMAN
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6
SUNLIGHT CLASSIC
3:40 PM 1100 $500000.00
Silk
1st
8. WHAT YOU NEED
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7
TAB AUSTRALIAN CUP
4:20 PM 2000 $3000000.00
Silk
1st
1. CASCADIAN
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8
CHOICES FLOORING HANDICAP
5:00 PM 1400 $150000.00
Silk
1st
6. NOT AN OPTION
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9
TAB BETS FRIENDS SPRINT
5:40 PM 1200 $150000.00
Silk
1st
16. STORMBOLT
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Flemington Fareground

Flemington Fareground

The leafy Elms area will be transformed into an outdoor extravaganza with The Flemington Fareground.

Racegoers will delight in carnival games and rides, delicious food from some of Melbourne’s finest producers, drinks stalls, live entertainment and more.

Fareground Stage Schedule
SATURDAY 25 MARCH

Fareground Stage Schedule

STAGE SHOW
12:
35 pm: Magic Tony
1:05 pm: Sesame Street Meet and Greet
1:45 pm: Sesame Street Stage Show

ROVING PERFORMANCE
2:40 pm: Magic Tony
3:20 pm: Sesame Street

ACOUSTIC DUO
2.30-4.30pm

Into The Wild

Into The Wild

The kids will love the fun activities and games as they adventure Into The Wild in the Flemington Fareground. This hands-on experience is fully supervised and features cuddly animals and scaly snakes. Plus, kids will have the opportunity to learn about Australian Native Wildlife. Sign-up to become a Phar Lap Club member (under 12s) online or on the day.

JOIN PHAR LAP CLUB
Saintly Place Sports Bar

Saintly Place Sports Bar

Head to the trackside Saintly Place Sports Bar for all you need under one air-conditioned roof! The drinks will be cold and there’s plenty of delicious takeaway food options. Challenge your mates to a game of pool, darts, or foosball and catch all the live sport and racing on the big screens.

Front Lawn Party Hour

Front Lawn Party Hour

End the Flemington Racing Spectacular on a high and join hip hop and party DJ, Paris Lawrence on the front lawn after the last.

The Front Lawn Beer Garden

The Front Lawn Beer Garden

Experience all the thrilling racing action and trackside entertainment, food trucks and more up close on The Front Lawn. The Mates Rates and Picnic Tables will be as popular as ever for groups of 4 to 6, and the Punters Club returns on this Group 1 day.

Living Legends

Living Legends

Living Legends Gailo Chop and Harlem will be joining us on course for TAB Australian Cup Day. Be sure to catch them in the horse stalls throughout the day and parading in the Mounting Yard after races 2 and 4.

The TAB Dome

The TAB Dome

The Flemington Front Lawn will house the TAB Dome this Autumn Racing Carnival. Pop in for merch giveaways, DJs, competitions and more.

Attend to Win

Attend to Win

Celebrate the Flemington Racing Spectacular on course with us across all three race days; Australian Guineas Day, Super Saturday and TAB Australian Cup Day, and go into the draw to win some fabulous prizes*.

Members Family Lawn

Members Family Lawn

All the kids’ favourite activities are back this summer with face painters, fun lawn games and more on the Members Family Lawn.

Celebrate after the last

Celebrate after the last

Members looking to continue their race day celebrations after the last should head to the Club Stand. A 2-hour DJ set in the Roof Garden will play all the favourite pop and dance classics, and the Piano Man will provide the music for some sparkling celebrations in the G.H. Mumm Champagne Bar.

Atrium Pamper Lounge

Atrium Pamper Lounge

Flemington is all about fashion and that’s why we offer complimentary hair and make-up touch-ups to help you keep your look fresh and fabulous all day. Head to the Pamper Lounge in The Atrium of the Grandstand and treat yourself this race day.

Good Friday Appeal

Good Friday Appeal

The VRC is pleased to support The Royal Children’s Hospital’s Good Friday Appeal with fundraising initiatives throughout Flemington Racing Spectacular, including the Race Day Raffle offering $10,000 worth of prizes generously supported by the VRC’s partners TCL, Dyson and Myer. Be sure to buy a ticket for your chance to win and support a great cause!

COMING UP

Upcoming Race Days

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