Watch leading Melbourne Cup Carnival contenders complete their final paces around the famous Flemington Track.

Join us at the break of dawn for this much anticipated annual event- a rare behind the scenes experience before the magical Melbourne Cup Carnival. Members, their guests and the wider public will have the perfect vantage point from the Lawn Stand seating decks to study some of the best thoroughbreds in the world and gain insights from prominent Flemington trainers as they prepare for the most important week in the Australian racing calendar.

Support the VRC’s charity partner with a gold coin donation upon arrival. Enjoy a complimentary egg and bacon roll, with an assortment of other breakfast items, including tea, coffee and juice, available to purchase.

Welcoming you to this popular event will be VRC Chairman Neil Wilson and VRC CEO Steve Rosich, plus there'll be a live Q&A with Senior Manager of Flemington Racecourse, Liam O’Keeffe.

Melbourne Cup Carnival Construction Lockdown

PLEASE NOTE: Due to significant construction at Flemington in preparation for the Melbourne Cup Carnival, much of the site is in construction lockdown. For the safety of our members and guests, we require all attendees at the VRC Trackwork Breakfast to register their details for the event and present identification upon arrival.


  • Behind the scenes experience watching leading Melbourne Cup Carnival contenders go through their final paces
  • Insider tips from racing personalities
  • Insights from prominent Flemington trainers about their Melbourne Cup Carnival preparations
  • Q&A with Senior Manager of Flemington Racecourse, Liam O’Keeffe
  • Complimentary egg and bacon roll




Tuesday 31 October 2023



5:30am arrival, through until 9:00am



Saintly Place, Flemington Racecourse



This is a FREE event, but registrations are essential


Dress Code

Smart casual. Please be advised this is an outdoor all-weather event, members and guests are advised to wear weather appropriate attire.



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