It’s Rapid Racing up the Flemington Straight and end-of-year celebrations are in the air!

Get ready for an afternoon of Rapid Racing at Flemington – as we celebrate Christmas and the end-of-the-year with friends, family and colleagues.

The atmosphere is fun and relaxed, but the action is fast. Seven sprints down the famous Flemington straight with a quick 30-minute gap between races – including the $200,000 Listed Kensington Stakes (1000m).

Christmas cheer will be all around with plenty of refreshments and entertainment. Families will love the kids' activities in Santa's Garden on The Front Lawn and the Mr. Whippy van selling ice creams. The air-conditioned Saintly Place Sports Bar will be serving takeaway food and refreshing drinks - and where you can join the VRC Punters Club for just $10 before race three!

PLEASE NOTE: The Club Stand will be open for VRC Members to enjoy the Furlong Bar, G.H. Mumm Champagne Bar, The Members Bar, The Roof Garden, the Courtyard Bar and The Bakery. The Byerley and Dining Room in The Club Stand, and The Grandstand and The Hill Stand will be closed. 

Wednesday 20 December, 2023

Feature race
Listed Kensington Stakes (1000m)

Gates open: 2:00 pm
First race: 3:00 pm
Last race: 6:00 pm

Heading to Flemington for the Resimax Group Rapid Racing afternoon?

Guess the Fastest Speed in km/h in races 4-7 and you could win one of four golf or dining experiences! 

Fastest speed is determined as the fastest average speed across a 200m sectional in km/h by any horse down the Flemington Straight. It's easy to enter. Actually it's SUPER FAST.

  • Scan QR code before Race 4 at 4.30pm
  • Guess the fastest speed in km/h for races 4-7
  • Keep an eye on the big screen for results
  • We'll contact you to let you know if you've won

You must be in attendance to enter – so head to Flemington Racecourse on Wednesday 20 December to join in the fun!

Terms and conditions apply.

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