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

The Autumn Sun: Cox Plate Stil...

Arcadia Queen is the favourite...

Arcadia Queen is the favourite in the 2018 Kingston Town Classic field

The lightly weighted Arcadia Queen was installed as the short priced favourite...

Voodoo Lad wins 2018 Winterbot...

Voodoo Lad wins 2018 Winterbottom Stakes

The Darren Weir trained Voodoo Lad broke through for his maiden Group 1 win in...

Viddora firms in the betting a...

Viddora firms in the betting after 2018 Winterbottom Stakes barrier draw

Defending titleholder Viddora continues to firm in the betting following the...

Enticing Star can regain her g...

Enticing Star can regain her glow in 2018 Winterbottom Stakes

Winning machine Enticing Star can regain her glow when she steps out in the...

Horse Racing Today

Oakleigh Plate the Main Target...

Two times winner Redkirk Warri...

Two times winner Redkirk Warrior among 2019 Newmarket Handicap nominations

Two times winner Redkirk Warrior is among the sixty-five nominations for the...

Weir Trumps 2019 Australia Sta...

Weir Trumps 2019 Australia Stakes nominations with six

Leading trainer Darren Weir has trumped the nominations for the 2019 Group 2...

Tuesday Trial Set for Winx at ...

Tuesday Trial Set for Winx at Rosehill

Winx will make her first appearance of the New Year next Tuesday morning in a...

Winx on Track for Tuesday Week...

Winx on Track for Tuesday Week Trial

Chris Waller and mighty mare Winx are prepping for their first appearance of...

Race Results

Bjorn Baker Redoubles Up in Magic Millions Cup

Magic Millions 2YO Classic Results: Exhilarates Shines for Godolphin

Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Results: Boomsara Wins Photo Finish

Long Shot Egyptian Symbol Claims Magic Millions Snippets Win

Tumultuous Goes Back to Back in Magic Millions Trophy

Race Previews

Two times winner Redkirk Warrior among 2019 Newmarket Handicap nominations

Weir Trumps 2019 Australia Stakes nominations with six

Doubt Defying has no worries on wet Villiers Stakes track

Sky Boy draws barrier 9 in 2018 Villiers Stakes

Sky Boy included in 2018 Villiers Stakes nominations

Fields & Form

Two times winner Redkirk Warrior among 2019 Newmarket Handicap nominations

Weir Trumps 2019 Australia Stakes nominations with six

Sky Boy draws barrier 9 in 2018 Villiers Stakes

Sky Boy included in 2018 Villiers Stakes nominations

Arcadia Queen firms in the 2018 Kingston Town Classic betting after the barrier draw