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Member Events for the 2024/25 Season

A new racing season means an exciting new calendar of events, exclusively for VRC Members. You’ll find a variety of race day and non-race day events offering many opportunities to connect with the Club and other members throughout the season.

Explore all the thrilling events and experiences coming up this season, some of which are free-to-book for VRC Members.

Look out for further details to come including booking dates and times.

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VRC Spring Gala

VRC Spring Gala

Thursday 5 September 2024

The VRC Spring Gala is our first event for the new season, marking the arrival of Spring and a wonderful pre-cursor to the pre-eminent social and sporting event of the year – the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

 

 

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VRC Flemington Stables Tour

VRC Flemington Stables Tour

Sunday 22 September 2024 (Spring Classics Preview Day)

On the morning of Spring Classics Preview Day, join us when the famous Flemington Stables will be open for free tours by some of Australia’s leading trainers. Get an inside look at the impressive training facilities, see some Living Legends and enjoy a free coffee and something sweet to eat.

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Inside Headquarters Live - Carnival Edition

Inside Headquarters Live - Carnival Edition

October 2024

As we countdown to Cup Week, join us for a special Carnival edition of Inside Headquarters Live. We’ll bring you up to date with the latest news and plans for the Melbourne Cup Carnival, plus insightful racing conversations and panel discussions with some very special industry guests.

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Trackwork Breakfast

Trackwork Breakfast

October 2024

Join us at the break of dawn for a rare behind-the-scenes experience to watch Cup Week hopefuls complete their final paces around the famous Flemington track.

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VRC Oaks Club Lunch

VRC Oaks Club Lunch

November 2024

Dress up in your finest spring racing attire and experience an afternoon of glamour and excitement at one of the most exclusive and time-honoured traditions on the Melbourne Cup Carnival social calendar – VRC Oaks Club Luncheon in the Palladium at Crown.

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VRC Members Pre-Show Party

VRC Members Pre-Show Party

Saturday 14 December 2024

Join us for an exclusive Dom Dolla pre-show party inclusive of drinks, canapes, and DJ entertainment right at the top of The Club Stand in The Roof Garden.

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Flemington Racing Spectacular Long Lunch

Flemington Racing Spectacular Long Lunch

February 2025

As a pre-cursor to the Autumn Carnival, celebrate the Flemington Racing Spectacular by joining us for a luxurious long lunch filled with fine food, wine and live entertainment on the Flemington Members Lawn.  

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Hop and Vine Tour

Hop and Vine Tour

April 2025

Join us for an exclusive winery tour around the Macedon Ranges, a region renowned for its world-class wines and seasonal food.  Enjoy comfortable round-trip bus transfers, private tastings of an array of exceptional wines, an all-day grazing lunch, and exclusive behind-the-scenes insights. An unforgettable experience not to be missed.

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A Taste of Maison Mumm

A Taste of Maison Mumm

May 2025

Indulge in the sensory delight of tasting G.H. Mumm Champagne – beneath the bubbly surface lies an array of flavours and aromas, just waiting to be explored. Join us for this exquisite Maison Mumm Champagne tasting event, exclusively for VRC Members.

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MCG Match Day

MCG Match Day

May 2025

Two great Melbourne sporting clubs meet for a memorable day of footy at the iconic MCG. Combine your love of VRC and your passion for AFL as you mingle and cheer on your team in the MCC Members Reserve.

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VRC & MCC Members Annual Race Day Event

VRC & MCC Members Annual Race Day Event

June 2025

The VRC & MCC Members Annual Race Day Event brings together fellow members and their guests for a special day of racing, fine dining and entertainment in the exclusive VRC Committee Room.

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Rose Pruning Workshops

Rose Pruning Workshops

June 2025

The famous Flemington roses are a unique treasure to the racecourse and an iconic fixture of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. This is your chance to learn from Flemington’s very own ‘Keeper of the Roses,’ Mick Ryan, and participate in a unique rose pruning experience.

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Mexican and Margaritas

Mexican and Margaritas

July 2025

Experience the ultimate blend of flavour and fun! Our event takes you on a journey through the art of crafting the perfect margarita plus explore the rich history of tequila with a bespoke tasting session from our expert mixologists. Savour the flavours of authentic Mexican cuisine with delicious dishes roving throughout the night, making this an event full of vibrant tastes and cultural delights.

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Long Tenured Member Event

Long Tenured Member Event

Date Pending

As part of the VRC Full Member Tenure Recognition Program, VRC Full Members with 30 or more years of membership will be invited to an exclusive event—a celebration of appreciation featuring a day of entertainment and camaraderie. Look out for an invitation in coming months.

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Exclusive Young Member Events

A series of experiences exclusive for VRC Young Members (18-25 years), taking over various venues for amazing events both at and away from Flemington.

Phar Lap Club Member Activities

This season our Phar Lap Club Members can look forward to more of their favourites including the Family Bistro, The Fareground, Christmas and Summer Fun activities.

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To explore all that is available to you as a member of the VRC, head to our Members Hub for more information.

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