Victoria Racing Club Overview
The institution is engaged as a racing club in Australia. It was founded in 1964 and has its registered head office located in Flemington.The club hosts four race meetings at Flemington during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The Melbourne Cup is run on the first Tuesday in November, the Victoria Derby and LKS MacKinnon Stakes are held on the Saturday before the Melbourne Cup, the VRC Oaks is on the Thursday following the Cup, and Stakes day is on the Saturday following the Oaks. The Club also hosts race meetings during Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. These meetings include Group 1 races for the Australian Cup, the Newmarket Handicap and the Lightning Stakes. In winter month, the club also host jump racing events, such as the Grand National Steeplechase and the Grand National Hurdle.The club's vision is to maintain Flemington as a world leader in thoroughbred racing, event management and entertainment.