Flemington Spring Fashion Lunch

Every year the Spring Racing season begins in style at the Flemington Spring Fashion Lunch. It is a day all about fashion and being sociable and is a showcase for the latest trends in fashion and race wear. The Flemington Spring Fashion Lunch is proof that there’s more to racing than just the horses, as well-heeled ladies from all over the country come to strut their stuff and set the mood for the coming Cup season.

History of the Flemington Spring Fashion Lunch

Flemington Spring Fashion Lunch marks the beginning of the Melbourne Cup races – which have an illustrious racing history dating back to the first Melbourne Cup in 1861. The Melbourne Cup is said to one of the hardest races to win, because of the stipulated handicaps that make the race so unique. The two mile race from its inception captured the imagination of Australians and quickly became the “race that stops a nation”.

From the earliest days an integral part of the race day was the carnival atmosphere and the garden parties that accompanied it, and each year the races were the best venue for ladies to show off their finery and dress up to the nines. It is still one of the highlights of the social year, with those who can’t make it to Melbourne to attend the actual Flemington Spring Lunch holding stylish lunches of their own to mark the date, so if you are looking for one date in the year when Australia is dressed to its best, then it is the day of the Flemington Spring Fashion Lunch!

Spring Racing

Jungle Cat Claws Sir Rupert Cl...

Night’s Watch Punches Ca...

Night’s Watch Punches Caulfield Cup Ticket With Naturalism Win

He left it until the very end, but Darren Weir trained Night’s...

2018 Golden Rose Stakes Result...

2018 Golden Rose Stakes Results: The Autumn Sun Wins

The Autumn Sun stormed home from the tail of the field to record a stunning...

2018 Golden Pendant: Shumookh ...

2018 Golden Pendant: Shumookh Too Schmick for Champagne Cuddles

It came down to a photo, but Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott’s successful...

2018 Shannon Stakes: Noire Win...

2018 Shannon Stakes: Noire Wins, Firms Ahead of Epsom

Money came late for Chris Waller’s five-year old at Rosehill on...

Horse Racing Today

Jungle Cat Claws Sir Rupert Cl...

Night’s Watch Punches Ca...

Night’s Watch Punches Caulfield Cup Ticket With Naturalism Win

He left it until the very end, but Darren Weir trained Night’s...

2018 Shannon Stakes: Noire Win...

2018 Shannon Stakes: Noire Wins, Firms Ahead of Epsom

Money came late for Chris Waller’s five-year old at Rosehill on...

2018 Gloaming Stakes: Thinkin&...

2018 Gloaming Stakes: Thinkin’ Big? Think Spring Champion Favourite

Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott’s three-year old colt Thinkin’...

Bart Cummings the Goal for Dar...

Bart Cummings the Goal for Darren Weir Hopeful

Despite featuring only as an emergency on the ballot, trainer Darren Weir is...

Race Results

Jungle Cat Claws Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Win

Night’s Watch Punches Caulfield Cup Ticket With Naturalism Win

2018 Golden Rose Stakes Results: The Autumn Sun Wins

2018 Shannon Stakes: Noire Wins, Firms Ahead of Epsom

2018 Gloaming Stakes: Thinkin’ Big? Think Spring Champion Favourite

Race Previews

Gloaming Stakes – Punters Thinkin’ Big on Waterhouse Colt

Caulfield Race 2 – A Closer Look at Weir’s Hopefuls

Bart Cummings the Goal for Darren Weir Hopeful

Rosehill – 2018 Golden Rose Stakes Tips

Chautauqua jumps cleanly from barriers at Flemington

Fields & Form

Caulfield Race 2 – A Closer Look at Weir’s Hopefuls

Chautauqua jumps cleanly from barriers at Flemington

Land Of Plenty the pick of Weir’s 3 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes runners

Folkswood Appears Well Traveled Ahead of Naturalism

Final field for 2018 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes: Mr Sneaky draws wide barrier