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Flemington Racecourse Market


The Flemington Racecourse Market is a quality arts, crafts and gourmet food market.

Set at the iconic Flemington Racecourse, the market showcases a great range of unique hand made products.

From arts, crafts, homewares and fashion to kids and baby products, garden goods, health products and services, fresh produce and gourmet packaged food there is sure to be something for everybody.

For the foodies out there be sure to sample the Victorian delicacies on display and meet the passionate producers behind the fresh, seasonal products. Plenty of exotic offerings to eat while browsing the market or take home to cook up a storm with!

A family friendly day out, the kids are sure to be entertained by the animal farm, face painting, kids activities and live music.


Event Dates
2016
      8th Oct
      12th Nov


Epsom Road
Flemington, VIC, 3031

Located 1.3K from Travancore

Kensington Market


The Kensington Market was established to showcase the local talent that is alive and thriving in the Kensington and Flemington areas and surrounding precincts.

Held every third Sunday of the month at the well positioned and easily accessible Kensington Town Hall, the market provides artists with a wonderful platform to display their produce, perform and be an integral part of the community.

With a minimum of 70 speciality stalls, this boutique market offers the public an eclectic mix of treasures from fresh produce, vintage/retro, antiques, designer fashion and jewellery and an array of visual art creations, all encompassed within an environment filled with great coffee and delicious foods.

The market offers a wonderful platform to shop with ease, have a bite to eat, and enjoy the activities on the day.

Kensington Market is the brainchild of a wonderful group of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about raising the profile of the local community. They are focused on creating an ambient, relaxing, enjoyable space where talented folk can introduce the public to their wonderful wares, whilst providing a stress free shopping experience.

It is envisaged that the market will further enhance the fabric of an already vibrant and close knit Kensington/Flemington community, bringing people together to celebrate and embrace the diversity in the area and that community facilities that are available.

Please come along and support your local artisans.


Event Dates
2016
      18th Sep
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      20th Nov
      18th Dec


30-34 Bellair Street
Kensington, VIC, 3031

Located 1.3K from Travancore

Emirates Stakes Day


Emirates Stakes Day concludes the Melbourne Cup Carnival with a day for the family. It is a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and the perfect way to draw a close to the excitement of the week. The fashion is a pleasant mix of understated style and fun.

On the racing front, the day is packed with fast action and excitement, featuring Victoria's foremost 1600m event, the $1 million Group 1 Emirates Stakes, and the unforgettable weight-for-age VRC Classic, previously won twice by the unbeatable Black Caviar.

As a week of world-class racing winds down, it all heats up off the track with free activities and live entertainment for children of all ages. Highlights include the Emirates Stakes Day Fashions on the Field for younger racegoers and families, offering the opportunity to impress in the fashion stakes and claim fantastic prizes.

Enjoy the excellent range of hospitality and entertainment on offer, and soak up the excitement and celebrate the end of a remarkable week on the Australian social and sporting calendars.

The official flower for Emirates Stakes Day is the red rose and can be purchased from flower sellers near the entrances, upon arrival to Flemington.



Event Dates
2016
      5th Nov


448 Epsom Road
Flemington, VIC, 3031

Located 1.3K from Travancore

Emirates Melbourne Cup Day


The Emirates Melbourne Cup is a truly spectacular event where the greatest thoroughbreds from around the world gather at Flemington and battle it out for a stake of the $6.2-million prize money and to cement their names in history.

Emirates Melbourne Cup Day sits at the pinnacle of the Australian racing calendar and is the focal point of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. There's nothing like being there amongst the 100,000 plus crowd to experience the day that puts Australia firmly in the international sporting spotlight.

Trainers from around the world set their sights on the Emirates Melbourne Cup, a race that is widely considered to be the best staying handicap in the world. Over 3200 metres, every competitor races towards the richest prize in Australian sport and the 18 carat solid gold Hardy Brothers trophy valued at $175,000. With such significant international standing, the anticipation of history in the making creates the electric atmosphere.

On Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, it is the time to be daring as flamboyant fashion-forward racegoers flock to Flemington. The Myer Fashions on the Field competition continues at the east end of the front lawn.

As the jewel in the Melbourne Cup Carnival crown, this iconic day is a heady mix of revelry, spectacular racing and fashion, and exquisite hospitality and entertainment, making it an unmissable sporting and cultural event.

The official flower for Emirates Melbourne Cup Day is the yellow rose and can be purchased from flower sellers near the entrances, upon arrival to Flemington.



Event Dates
2016
      1st Nov


448 Epsom Road
Flemington, VIC, 3031

Located 1.3K from Travancore

Crown Oaks Day


Traditionally known as ladies day, the racing highlight of Crown Oaks Day is the Group 1 Crown Oaks, a classic for three-year-old fillies over 2500 metres, with a $1 million and a stunning crystal winner's trophy.

Crown Oaks Day is an occasion for the ladies to express their own signature style, amid a spectacular racing backdrop. Flemington becomes awash of colour on Crown Oaks Day, this is the time for cosmetic bloom, romantic looks and delicate fabrics.

The racing highlight of the day is the Group 1 Crown Oaks, a classic for three-year-old fillies over 2500m, with a $1 million and a stunning crystal winner's trophy on offer.

The elegant atmosphere of Crown Oaks Day fittingly plays host to the national final of Myer Fashions on the Field Women's Racewear competition. Myer Fashions on the Field plays out over the first three racedays of the week and is as much a part of the Melbourne Cup Carnival as the horses.

Crown Oaks Day is a wonderful social occasion for friends to gather on this most stylish of days, and soak up the atmosphere in a glamorous environment, surrounded by manicured gardens, fine dining and beautiful marquees.

The official flower of Crown Oaks Day is the pink rose and can be purchased from flower sellers near the entrances, upon arrival to Flemington.



Event Dates
2016
      3rd Nov


448 Epsom Road
Flemington, VIC, 3031

Located 1.3K from Travancore

AAMI Victoria Derby Day


The Melbourne Cup Carnival shifts gear with what is arguably the most outstanding day of racing on the Australasian calendar: AAMI Victoria Derby Day. The feature race of the day, the Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby, boasts an impressive prize money of over $1 million.

Considered by many to be the most prestigious day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, AAMI Victoria Derby Day embodies a world of glamour and sophistication - only to be matched by an impressive day of all black type races.

All the action and excitement starts with high racing stakes with four races at the elite Group 1 level. For the winners of the Longines Mackinnon Stakes and Lexus Stakes, it provides the opportunity for last-minute entry into the coveted Emirates Melbourne Cup field. The feature race of the day is the Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby boasting impressive prize money of over $1 million.

The fashion stakes are equally high with the start of the Myer Fashions on the Field competition for women and men. This is the day for classic elegance, and sets the pace for the entire week.

Traditionally, black and white has been prominent fashion choice for women, while men often choose a morning suit, peacock vest and pin-stripe pants. Among Melbourne's social circles, the day is renowned as a must attend on the event calendar and an unmissable social outing for friends, corporates and celebrities.

As the curtain raiser of this unrivalled week, AAMI Victoria Derby Day is abuzz with anticipation for what Flemington has in store for the week ahead.

The official flower for AAMI Victoria Derby Day is the cornflower and can be purchased from flower sellers near the entrances, upon arrival to Flemington.



Event Dates
2016
      29th Oct
      30th Oct
      31st Oct
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      5th Nov


448 Epsom Road
Flemington, VIC, 3031

Located 1.3K from Travancore

Sofitel Girls Day Out


Celebrating the return of spring racing to Flemington, Sofitel Girls' Day Out is the first of the six days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Sofitel Girls' Day Out features four Group races, including the headline $400,000 Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes, which signals the beginning of quality middle distance racing for the season. Won by quality horses such as Southern Speed, Shocking, Weekend Hussler and Northerly in recent years, the 1600 metre, weight-for-age feature, is a race that commonly unearths a star of the spring.

Step out in style in your finest spring fashion whilst enjoying a great day of racing. Gather your friends and experience Flemington's world class dining facilities and, for the fashion lovers, a visit to the Paris Lane fashion activation on the day is a must!



Event Dates
2016
      10th Sep


448 Epsom Road
Flemington, VIC, 3031

Located 1.3K from Travancore

Melbourne Cup Carnival


Glamorous, refined and layered with history, Flemington is the beating heart of Australian horse racing. Hosting six incredible racedays comprising of food, wine, fashion and first class racing, the Melbourne Cup Carnival is an experience not to be missed.

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is ingrained in Australian culture and history. It is a unique opportunity to experience the romance and prestige of horse racing on the world stage.


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448 Epsom Road
Flemington, VIC, 3031

Located 1.3K from Travancore

Turnbull Stakes Day presented by Yellowglen


The stars of spring are back on track for Turnbull Stakes Day at Flemington, featuring the $502,500 Group 1 Turnbull Stakes.

Long considered a solid guide for predicting future Melbourne Cup Carnival champions, the Turnbull Stakes boasts more than $1.75 million in prizemoney and is the first feature 2000 metre race of the spring.

Visit the Flemington web page to read all about the activities, entertainment and activations planned for the day.







Event Dates
2016
      1st Oct


448 Epsom Road
Flemington, VIC, 3031

Located 1.3K from Travancore

Spring Racing Carnival


The iconic Spring Racing Carnival takes its place at the top of every well-versed Melburnian's to-do list as the best gallopers from across the globe converge in Victoria.

In September, Melbourne buzzes with the sights and sounds which signal the arrival of the world-renowned Spring Racing Carnival.

Across 64 days, the Spring Racing Carnival takes in Victoria's famed racetracks, showcasing high-profile feature races as well as sensational Country Cups. With events such as the BMW Caulfield Cup, the William Hill Cox Plate and the Emirates Melbourne Cup forming the centrepiece, the Spring Racing Carnival boasts some of the world's most illustrious Group one races.

However, the Spring Racing Carnival is much more than racing. It is an event where there is as much focus on form as there is on fascinators, suits and social occasions. It is an event like no other, where sport collides with the best food, fashion and the vibrancy of spring.

This is the Spring Racing Carnival, where passion wears many colours.


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400 Epsom Road
Flemington, VIC, 3031

Located 1.3K from Travancore

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