Flemington Racecourse is typically the first location that comes to mind when it comes to horse racing in Australia. This is because Flemington Racecourse is the largest racecourse in Victoria, having been in operation for nearly 160 years, and is the longest course in Australia. Flemington Racecourse, in addition to being a horse racing facility, was added to the National Heritage List in 2006 as a centre for traditional and cultural celebration, as well as being one of the few sporting venues that epitomize the nation’s culture.
Flemington Racecourse, along with Caulfield, Sandown, and Moonee Valley, makes up the four metropolitan tracks in Victoria that together hold both the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival and the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Flemington Racecourse is also host to our world-famous event, The Melbourne Cup, on the first Tuesday of November each year, as well as many other high-profile races, including the Victoria Derby and Australian Cup, just to mention a few.