Flemington Racecourse

Flemington Racecourse

Flemington Racecourse is the most iconic race track in Australia. It is home to the Melbourne Cup, which many refer to as “the race that stops a nation”.

Flemington is located 6km north-west from the Melbourne CBD with racegoers being able to catch public transport or an Uber/Taxi in order to attend the venue.

Flemington was first used for horse racing back in 1840 and on November 7, 2006, it was placed on the National Heritage List.

The Flemington track dimensions are as follows:

* Circumference: 2312m
* Home Straight: 450m
* Long Straight: 1200m
* Direction: anti-clockwise

Flemington Racecourse

The long straight of 1200m is used for sprint-distance racing with races held over 1000m, 1100m and 1200m taking place down the long Flemington straight; the 1200m sprinting races are said to be run down ‘The Straight Six’ which refers to six furlongs.

Races that are held over a distance greater than 1200m begin on the course proper, which is where the 450m straight comes into effect. This does not include the Melbourne Cup which begins up the extended straight.

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is the most popular racing week on the Australian calendar each year. It kicks off with Derby Day on a Saturday in late October or early November before leading into Melbourne Cup Day on the first Tuesday in November. Oaks Day follows on Thursday before the carnival concludes with Stakes Day on Saturday.

Other feature races that are held at Flemington each year are the Australian Guineas, Newmarket Handicap, Australian Cup, Makybe Diva Stakes, Turnbull Stakes, Victoria Derby, Coolmore Stud Stakes, VRC Oaks, Cantala Stakes and VRC Sprint Classic.

Legendary racehorse Phar Lap completed a remarkable feat in 1930 by winning the Melbourne Stakes on November 1 over 10 furlongs, the Melbourne Cup on November 4 over two miles, the Linlithgow Stakes on November 6 over eight furlongs and the CB Fisher Plate on November 8 over 12 furlongs. All four victories came at Flemington within the space of one week; it is safe to say this feat will not be replicated, let alone attempted, any time soon.

1930 Melbourne Cu Phar Lap

 

twitterfacebook

TIPS

2021 AFL Round 20: St Kilda vs Carlton Preview & Betting Tips

After a reshuffling of the AFL Round 20 schedule, the Saints and Blues will now open up the round on Friday night in a game that has massive finals implications for St Kilda. As always, PuntingInDanger has you covered with a full preview and betting tips for the clash. read more

ESports Betting Tips: Tuesday, July 27th

Another night of esports action coming up this Tuesday, the 27th of July and Michael Lee is back to preview the action and give his best bets. Tonight he focuses in on the LPL 2021 Summer for all three of his bests. read more

2021 Tokyo Olympics: Golf Preview & Betting Tips

We’ve had to wait an extra year, but the Olympics are finally underway and some of the best golfers in the world have converged on Tokyo to play for the coveted gold medal! The action gets underway on Thursday, the 30th of July and continues through to Sunday. read more

West Indies vs Australia 3rd ODI Preview & Betting Tips

Can the Aussies pull off an impressive series win with an undermanned squad? Or Will the Windies add an ODI series win to their T20 triumph over Australia? We’ve got you covered with the preview and tips for the 3rd ODI! read more

ARTICLES

Best Australian Sports Betting Apps

What are the best Australian sports betting apps? Punters love the convenience of betting on mobile, so we thought we'd look at the best sports betting apps available today, to help you choose the best sports betting site for your iOS or Android mobile device. We highlight our top five Australian sports betting apps based on the usability and features of their app, as well as key mobile app features from all of our partnered sports betting sites. read more


Best Australian Sports Betting Sites

The best Australian sports betting sites ensure safe and successful online betting for punters. Here's our list of the best sports betting options in Australia. read more


Performance Ratings & Pricing with Julian Vallance with Sportsbet

Julian Vallance from Sportsbet takes us through some of the key factors which he uses with pricing upcoming horse races such as performance ratings. Check out his video from Sportsbet here. read more


What is Over-Round and How do Sportsbooks Make Money?

Over-Round is an important concept for both punters and sportsbooks. It's how Australian sportsbooks make money! All punters should understand over-round, how to spot it, and how to find better value on the Betfair Exchange. read more


BLOGS

2021 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Round 19

Is it a race in two for the 2021 Brownlow Medal? Round 19 may see Ollie Wines and Marcus Bontempelli start to draw away from the pack as we approach the finish line in the 2021 season. Check out our Round 19 Brownlow vote predictions right here. read more


2021 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Round 18

Sam Walsh was the stand out performance of AFL Round 18, and is the big mover on the Brownlow leaderboard, but several Brownlow contenders were in the votes over the weekend's action. Check out where our votes went with our Round 18 Brownlow vote predictions here. read more


Big Bash League (BBL11) Fixture

The BBL11 fixture for the 2021-22 Big Bash League season has been tentatively released! Check out all of the BBL11 games including the dates for the all-important finals series here! read more


2021 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Round 17

A round full of upsets has left a few of our Brownlow contenders high and dry in our Round 17 Brownlow vote predictions. Check out where our Round 17 Brownlow votes went and our latest 2021 AFL Brownlow Medal leaderboard here! read more


BetDeluxe

PlayUp