VRC announces Oaks Day schedule change

Flemington have adapted a new-look for their spectacular Oaks program.
Oaks Day's New Schedule
There has been some new chnages to the Oaks porgramming schedule this November.
The Victoria Racing Club announced this AM that there has been a new schedule put in place for their Group One Oaks program. A later start to the meeting is part of this enhancement as well as shorter gaps between races - which is what the modern day racing public love.

The $1 miln VRC Oaks will be run at the new time of 5.50pm with the last race concluding at 6.25pm.

The VRC and Neil Wilson released a statement, citing the importance of progression in the thoroughbred industry.

“As the custodians of Australia’s premier racing event it is incumbent on the VRC to look at new ways to innovate and redefine the experience for all on course and this is just one of many exciting changes for the 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival,” Mr Wilson said.

“Kennedy Oaks Day is immensely popular every year and the Club believes providing a dedicated lunch period and a later start to the race program is the logical step forward to further enhance the success of the day while broadening the appeal to a new audience.

“Those who want to enjoy the day in full can make the most of Flemington’s acclaimed dining venues during the lunch period, or take up their place on the front lawn before the racing action begins at 1:50pm.

This year the program has been scheduled so suit those commuters that want to witness Group One racing without having to take the time off to do so.

“The updated program of events will also make it easier for those with work commitments to take a half-day or finish work and get to the track to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and first-class racing that the VRC’s Melbourne Cup Carnival is known for.”