Flemington Track Guide
Track Circumference - 2,312m Length of Home Straight - 450m
The glorious stretches of the Flemington racecourse are made world-famous by the running of the Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday in November each year. The beauty of the long home straight, alongside well-kept gardens and an iconic mounting yard make this track a must visit for any lover of horse racing. There are many big Saturday meetings hosted at Flemington, and it hosts two major carnivals in autumn and spring each year.
The track itself is a very open and wide track, providing plenty of opportunity for horses to balance up and run home. The 1400m and 1600m starts are near the beginning of the long home bend, so inside barriers are advantaged.
Horse Type and Style
Generally Flemington can be a favourite venue for stronger types of horse with good finishing strength. Those that can maintain a long run will be well rewarded as the whips are cracking down the 450m home straight. While other, tighter, circuits often favour on-pace horses, Flemington provides those horses that get back in the field with every chance.
Flemington is located in Melbourne. See the racecourse information page below for further information.