Flemington Racecourse Tips & Betting Advice

Flemington racecourse is the crown jewel of racing in Melbourne and one of Australia's finest venues.

Home to the Group One Melbourne Cup along with a number of other major events, Flemington has earned the moniker of Racing HQ through the quality of the racing and the preparation of the track.

Flemington Racecourse Major Events

Flemington is the home of racing in Melbourne and arguably Australia which stands to reason that the track has an impressive list of feature events that run 12 months of the year.

The pinnacle of horse racing not just at Flemington but also in the world is the Group One Melbourne Cup, but there are a number of notable races ran all year round at the track which are worth upwards of $1 million.

Take a look at the upcoming Flemington races section for a comprehensive list of the major races coming up at Racing HQ.

Upcoming Flemington Races

  • Date Race Name State Prize Money Distance Track

September 2024

November 2024

Flemington Racecourse History

Flemington Racecourse is one of the Australia's great racecourses and one of the country's world renown tracks.

The first “official” race meeting in Melbourne took place in 1838 at Batman Hill (where Spencer Street railway station now stands). From March 1840, racing was moved out of the city to “Saltwater Flat” on the banks of the Maribyrnong River, with meetings held over three days.

The racecourse was set up on land owned by Robert Fleming and the property was used at the time for farming cattle and sheep and running a butchery. According to sources, the property became known as Fleming Town, and this soon attached to the racecourse on it.

The first Melbourne Cup was run in 1861, establishing a tradition that would later see it become one of the world's most famous races, known affectionately as 'the race that stops a nation'.

Today, the Flemington Racecourse site is Crown (state) land and is home to one of the biggest training and racing set ups in the world. 

Flemington Racecourse Bookie Promotions

Not only do our trusted bookmaker partners frame early markets at Flemington, they also typically deliver promotions and offers on the biggest events at Racing HQ.

Online corporates offer Flemington bookmaker offers which means after you've read our comprehensive reviews on their products you can see for yourself what promotions are on offer.

Flemington Racecourse Free Bets

Due to Australian regulations bookmakers are no longer allowed to offer free bets to prospective or existing customers.

However, bookmakers do still sometimes offer money back specials for existing customers which essentially amount to free bets if successful so check with your bookie to see if they are delivering Flemington free bets.

Flemington Racecourse Fixtures

The Flemington fixtures are released prior to the new season, but typically the big Group One races are ran at the same time each year.

Check out the Flemington website for the full list of meetings the race course is holding throughout the year including the races as part of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Flemington Racourse Bet Of The Day

Our experts watch and analyse races around the clock to save you the time and effort.

All you need to do is trust their expertise and make yourself some cash. Check Bets.com.au for the Flemignton bet of the day in the days leading into the meetings.

Flemington Racecourse Social News

Punters wanting to follow any of the action on social media channels relating to the Flemginton racecourse can do so by following on the race club on Twitter.

Punters can also follow Flemington on Facebook for the latest updates and event information.

Flemington Racecourse FAQ

How do I get to Flemington racecourse?

To get there via tram: Tram no.57, which has stops at both Flinders and Elizabeth st, drops you right out the front of the racecourse.

To get there from train: Flemington trains will leave Flinders Street Station via platforms 8 & 9, with stops at Southern Cross Station via platform 14 and North Melbourne Station via platform 6, then express to Flemington racecourse.

The front enterance at Flemington also has a taxi and an Uber drop off point.

For those wanting to drive, while it is not recommended on a big race day, is also an option for Flemington race goers.

Does Flemington have on site parking?

Punters looking to drive to Flemington for a day at the races can park their cars on site. 

Can you take food into Flemington?

Patrons are free to bring food into the Flemington grounds but BYO is strictly prohibited under the liquor licensing laws.

Can you take alcohol into Flemington?

Flemington has strict liquor licensing laws which prevents patrons from bringing in alcohol to the racecourse grounds.