The Victorian Racing Club (VRC) today revealed their revised racing programme for the 2010/11 season with a number of exciting amendments to the Flemington Festival of Racing schedule, including those for the 2010 Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Flemington, home to Australia’s famed $6 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m), is the VRC’s most esteemed racecourse and a number of changes to their annual programme have been put in place to coincide with Group racing at other metropolitan clubs around Victoria.
“The Flemington racing programs, as part of the overall re-formatted Melbourne Festival of Racing, are now better positioned,” VRC CEO Dale Monteith said.
Major changes include the movement of Coolmore Lighting Stakes Day to a date in mid-February and a Festival Family Day in early March that will include the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m).
The Festival Family Day will be followed directly by Flemington’s Super Saturday of Racing featuring an elite line-up of Group status races including the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) and the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m).
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2010/11 Flemington Raceday Schedule
|1 Saturday 07 August 2010||RACING REWARDS DAY|
|2 Saturday 04 Sep 2010||SOFITEL GIRLS’ DAY OUT|
|3 Saturday 02 Oct 2010||MELBOURNE CUP CARNIVAL PREVIEW DAY|
|4 Saturday 30 Oct 2010||AAMI VICTORIA DERBY DAY|
|5 Tuesday 02 Nov 2010||EMIRATES MELBOURNE CUP DAY|
|6 Thursday 04 Nov 2010||CROWN OAKS DAY|
|7 Saturday 06 Nov 2010||EMIRATES STAKES DAY|
|8 Saturday 11 Dec 2010||WESTERN HEALTH COMMUNITY RACEDAY|
|9 Saturday 18 Dec 2010||CHRISTMAS RACEDAY|
|10 Saturday 01 Jan 2011||NEW YEAR’S RACEDAY|
|11 Saturday 15 Jan 2011||CHESTER MANIFOLD STAKES DAY|
|12 Saturday 22 Jan 2011||SUMMER HEROES RACEDAY|
|13 Saturday 19 Feb 2011||COOLMORE LIGHTNING STAKES DAY|
|14 Saturday 05 Mar 2011||FESTIVAL FAMILY DAY (FEATURING AUSTRALIAN GUINEAS)|
|15 Saturday 12 Mar 2011||SUPER SATURDAY|
|16 Saturday 16 Apr 2011||COMMUNITY RACEDAY|
|17 Monday 25 Apr 2011||ANZAC DAY (FEATURING VRC ST LEGER)|
|18 Saturday 07 May 2011||FLEMINGTON GREEN FIELDS RACEDAY|
|19 Saturday 21 May 2011||ANDREW RAMSDEN STAKES DAY|
|20 Saturday 11 Jun 2011||QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY RACEDAY|
|21 Saturday 25 Jun 2011||DAVID BOURKE PROVINCIAL PLATE DAY|
|22 Saturday 09 Jul 2011||FLEMINGTON FINALS DAY|
|23 Saturday 23 Jul 2011||FLEMINGTON WINTER RACEDAY|