VRC Members Carnival Guide 2022

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MEMBERS ENCLOSURE ACCESS

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AT A GLANCE

MEMBER TICKETING FOR

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2022 MELBOURNE CUP CARNIVAL

MEMBER TICKETING ON-SALE

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THE CLUB STAND

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The Lobby The Bakery The Arbour Lawn Bar

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Paddock Bar Courtyard Bar

G.H.Mumm Champagne Bar

The Members Bar

Furlong Bar

The Dining Room

Bluegrass Bar Straight Six The Byerley

The Roof Garden

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Penfolds Victoria Derby Day Saturday 29 October

THE GRANDSTAND

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The Forum

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The Atrium Dining The Atrium Trackside

Lexus Melbourne Cup Day Tuesday 1 November

The View The Peak

Kennedy Oaks Day Thursday 3 November

SEATING OPTIONS

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Unreserved Seating

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VRC Champions Stakes Day Saturday 5 November

Members Reserved Seating

MEMBERS ENCLOSURE CAR PARKS 41

The Birdcage

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The Birdbath Bar

The Rails Promenade

The Nursery

The Nursery Super Sites

The Domain

Accredited Caterers Accredited Hirers

Flemington Map

All information contained within this guide is correct at time of publishing and subject to change. The Flemington, Melbourne Cup, Melbourne Cup Carnival and VRC logos and “Melbourne Cup”are trademarks of Victoria Racing Club Limited. Copyright in the logos and other content in this guide is owned by Victoria Racing Club Limited or used under licence from third parties. All rights are reserved. VRC photography courtesy of GAZI Photography, Getty Images, Honey Gem Creative, Lucas Dawson, Igor Sapina Photography, Brett Walker and Street Smith.

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IT’S TIME TO PLAN YOUR CARNIVAL The Melbourne Cup Carnival you know and love is back, promising huge excitement and energy brought by the returning crowds and world class thoroughbred racing. With four days of racing and entertainment to experience, this is your chance to celebrate traditions old and new as you witness racing legends being made, live and in-person. It’s your Carnival, and you will find a wide range of dining packages available for booking at your favourite Flemington venues. If you want to keep things flexible, there are just as many options that require no booking at all, including boutique retail food outlets and casual bars. For the first time ever, we have even created a retail and entertainment offering with casual seating for members and their guests in The Birdcage, or buy a reserved grandstand-style seat in the Members Enclosure and guarantee a spot to watch all the racing action, all day long. The perfect Carnival experience is totally up to you. Right across Flemington entertainment and experiences abound, making the 2022 Melbourne Cup Carnival one for the ages. Glorious Melbourne Cup Carnival awaits!

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MEMBERS ENCLOSURE ACCESS AT A GLANCE This table lists all locations and venues that are available in the Members Enclosures during the 2022 Melbourne Cup Carnival. Many locations require no booking at all, while others, like dining and reserved seating, need additional paid bookings. Keep a lookout for the No Booking Required symbol and the Tickets buttons throughout this Guide. Members Enclosure Daily Guest Tickets. The Melbourne Cup Carnival is more fun with friends and family. Members can purchase Daily Guest Tickets that will allow guest access to all of the Members Enclosures (except Members Bar) and this year, access into The Birdcage and The Rails Promenade. Pedestrian Passes into The Domain and The Nursery Car Parks. These passes are available for purchase and allow entry to your reserved Car Park Site, and throughout general admission areas of Flemington. Pedestrian Passes into The Rails Promenade. Pedestrian Passes into The Rails Promenade are available for purchase and allow entry to your booked Rails Promenade site and access to The Birdcage and general admission areas of Flemington.

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MEMBERS ENCLOSURES - NO BOOKING REQUIRED (Capacity limits may apply in these areas) The Club Stand The Lobby The Grandstand The Forum The Bakery The Atrium Trackside The Arbour The View Lawn Bar Car parks & other areas The Birdcage - general access Paddock Bar

The Birdcage, Bird Bath Bar - general access

Courtyard Bar

The Nursery - general access

G.H.Mumm Champagne Bar

The Domain - general access

Members Bar (members only)

The Rails Promenade - general access

Furlong Bar Bluegrass Bar The Roof Garden

MEMBERS ENCLOSURES - DINING, RESERVED SEATING, CAR PARK SITES - BOOKING REQUIRED The Club Stand The Dining Room Car park sites The Nursery Sites Straight Six The Domain Sites The Byerley The Rails Promenade Sites The Grandstand The Atrium Dining – Flat & Tiered The Peak Punters Club

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MEMBER TICKETING FOR THE 2022 MELBOURNE CUP CARNIVAL

In 2022 entry into the Melbourne Cup Carnival and the Members Enclosures is easy, all you need to do is scan your 2022/23 membership card. There are many Cup Week experiences that do not require pre-booking by members.

If you wish to purchase Dining, Reserved Seating, Car Park Sites, and Daily Guest Tickets below is the key information you need to know.

• Members Dining, Reserved Seating, Car Park Sites and Daily Guest Tickets are required to be purchased for the 2022 Melbourne Cup Carnival via Ticketmaster. • For each of these products, there will be a scheduled on-sale date and time as listed on page 10 of this guide. • All members must be financial for the 2022/23 racing season to access Melbourne Cup Carnival tickets. If you are yet to renew for the 2022/23 season, visit vrc.com.au to renew on-line. For Dining, Reserved Seating, Car Park Sites or Daily Guest Tickets, the following is required at time of purchase; •  A MyTicketmaster account, create one at ticketmaster.com.au if you don’t already have one, otherwise login and ensure your details are up to date including your credit card •  A valid credit or debit card •  Your 2022/23 membership barcode number (available from the end of August on your new 2022/23 membership card) •  If securing tickets for Dining or Reserved Seating as a group, nominate one member to book on behalf of the group and please have ready the barcode numbers of any membership or annual guest cards you intend to use Your new 2022/23 membership barcode will be supplied at the end of August in plenty of time for the 2022 Melbourne Cup Carnival on-sale. Please take your time and read through all that is on offer in the guide and if you have any questions prior to the on-sale, please call to discuss with one of the Membership Services team. Important information for Restricted Members •  Please be advised that Restricted Members are able to upgrade for access into Penfolds Victoria Derby Day and Lexus Melbourne Cup Day at the Daily Guest Ticket price of $395. •  For Kennedy Oaks Day and VRC Champions Stakes Day, Restricted Members can scan your 2022/23 membership card to gain access into the Members Enclosure. •  Restricted Members can scan your 2022/23 membership card to gain access to the Car Parks (The Nursery, The Rails Promenade, The Domain and The Birdcage) on all four days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. •  Restricted Members can book into Dining or Car Parks following the initial on-sale, should spaces be available.

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MEMBER TICKETING ON-SALE FOR DINING, RESERVED SEATING, CAR PARKS & GUEST TICKETS In 2022, all Dining, Reserved Seating, Car Park and guest ticketing will be managed via our ticketing partner Ticketmaster. The table below sets out the on-sale time and dates by product, providing equal access and opportunity for all members across all venues.

MEMBERS ENCLOSURE - MEMBER DINING Melbourne Cup Carnival

On-Sale Date

On-Sale Time Location

Penfolds Victoria Derby Day

Tuesday 6 September Tuesday 6 September Thursday 8 September Thursday 8 September Tuesday 13 September Tuesday 13 September Wednesday 14 September Wednesday 14 September

10am

Grandstand - The Atrium Flat,The Atrium Tiered, The Peak Club Stand - The Byerley, The Dining Room, Straight Six Grandstand - The Atrium Flat,The Atrium Tiered, The Peak Club Stand - The Byerley, The Dining Room, Straight Six Grandstand - The Atrium Flat,The Atrium Tiered, The Peak Club Stand - The Byerley, The Dining Room, Straight Six Grandstand - The Atrium Flat,The Atrium Tiered, The Peak Club Stand - The Byerley, The Dining Room, Straight Six

2pm

Lexus Melbourne Cup

10am

2pm

Kennedy Oaks Day

10am

2pm

VRC Champions Stakes Day

10am

2pm

MEMBERS ENCLOSURE - RESERVED SEATS - THE GRANDSTAND Melbourne Cup Carnival On-Sale Date

On-Sale Time Location

Derby / Cup / Oaks / Stakes Derby / Cup / Oaks / Stakes

Monday 5 September Monday 26 September

2pm 2pm

Level 2 - The Atrium / Level 4 - The View - Life members, Over 60's members

Level 2 - The Atrium / Level 4 - The View - All remaining members

MEMBERS ENCLOSURE - CAR PARKS Melbourne Cup Carnival

On-Sale Date

On-Sale Time Location

Penfolds Victoria Derby Day

Thursday 15 September Friday 16 September Tuesday 20 September Wednesday 21 September

10am 10am 10am 10am

The Rails Promenade, The Domain, The Nursery The Rails Promenade, The Domain, The Nursery The Rails Promenade, The Domain, The Nursery The Rails Promenade, The Domain, The Nursery

Lexus Melbourne Cup Kennedy Oaks Day

VRC Champions Stakes Day

MEMBERS ENCLOSURE - DAILY GUEST TICKET (For Daily Guest Ticket purchases not associated with a dining product. Ticket limits apply) Melbourne Cup Carnival On-Sale Date On-Sale Time Location Price

Ticket Limits 1 per member 2 per member 4 per member 4 per member

Penfolds Victoria Derby Day

Monday 26 September Monday 26 September Monday 26 September Monday 26 September

2pm 2pm 2pm 2pm

Members Enclosures, plus The Birdcage Members Enclosures, plus The Birdcage Members Enclosures, plus The Birdcage Members Enclosures, plus The Birdcage

$395pp $395pp $395pp $395pp

Lexus Melbourne Cup

Kennedy Oaks Day

VRC Champions Stakes Day

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THE CLUB STAND

If you’ve been away from our ‘home for members’ the past couple years, now is the time to return to The Club Stand. Step once again through its welcoming doors and take your place at any of its inviting and luxuriously comfortable seating areas, bars, restaurants and cafés. From the inviting ground floor Lobby, to the exquisite cuisine served in The Byerley, to the warm traditions of The Members Bar or the cool vibes of The Roof Garden — The Club Stand is ready and waiting to welcome everyone back to Flemington.

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MEET, GREET, AND RELAX IN THE HUB FOR MEMBERS

THE CLUB STAND

Step inside The Club Stand, and into the inviting warmth and camaraderie of the ground floor Lobby. Comfortable seating, spacious walkways, the generous fireplaces and welcoming atmosphere all signal the start of a memorable Cup Carnival. Outside, the surrounding spaces at ground level all hold their own unique attractions. The Betting Ring, directly adjacent to The Club Stand entrance, is the place to place your bets. The other side of the stand draws you in with wide-open views to the famous Members Lawn, boasting an endless buzz from the crowd and its picture-perfect views of the track. Steeped in history, the Mounting Yard sits there too and brings you face-to-face with the horses, jockeys and trainers who make the sport of thoroughbred racing so great. The ground level of The Club Stand is where it all begins. Share the Carnival experience with family and friends. In 2022 members can purchase Daily Guest Tickets which provide entry into Flemington plus access into the Members Enclosure, including The Domain, The Nursery, The Birdcage and The Rails Promenade. Just $395pp. Limits apply.

NO BOOKING REQUIRED

GROUND LEVEL

DAILY GUEST TICKETS

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THE CLUB STAND

GROUND LEVEL

Arrive to the welcoming aroma of barista-brewed coffees and fresh-from-the-oven pastries, croissants and other baked goods and scrumptious treats. Located right in the Betting Ring amongst all the racing action, with unreserved seating, the Members Lawn and Mounting Yard just around the corner, you can spend a moment or spend the day. Open from the first race to the last, it’s not just for breakfast. THE PERFECT PLACE TO START AND END YOUR DAY

NO BOOKING REQUIRED

Share the Carnival experience with family and friends. In 2022 members can purchase Daily Guest Tickets which provide entry into Flemington plus access into the Members Enclosure, including The Domain, The Nursery, The Birdcage and The Rails Promenade. Just $395pp. Limits apply.

DAILY GUEST TICKETS

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THE CLUB STAND

FILL UP BEFORE HEADING BACK TO THE TRACK

NO BOOKING REQUIRED

Convenient and tasty is the name of the game in The Arbour, a fresh and convenient burger bar that also serves up cold drinks too. You will find quick, tasty fare like classic American-style cheeseburgers with pickles, crispy-fish-and-tartare burgers, and vegan options too. Head to The Arbour for all kinds of fresh, hot burgers to keep powering you through the day. Perfect for grab-and-go, or find a place at one of the unreserved seating options in and around The Arbour, The Members Lawn and Betting Ring. Share the Carnival experience with family and friends. In 2022 members can purchase Daily Guest Tickets which provide entry into Flemington plus access into the Members Enclosure, including The Domain, The Nursery, The Birdcage and The Rails Promenade. Just $395pp. Limits apply.

GROUND LEVEL

DAILY GUEST TICKETS

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THE CLUB STAND

GROUND LEVEL

Order your drink, get it served up fast and get back to the Members Lawn without missing a beat. These two centrally located, fast and convenient bars are convivial, friendly, and fun. Right near The Members Lawn and the Mounting Yard and with easy access to the Betting Ring this is the place for avid punters to get right in amongst all the action. Let’s go. THE FAST AND FRIENDLY SPOT TO REFRESH

NO BOOKING REQUIRED

Share the Carnival experience with family and friends. In 2022 members can purchase Daily Guest Tickets which provide entry into Flemington plus access into the Members Enclosure, including The Domain, The Nursery, The Birdcage and The Rails Promenade. Just $395pp. Limits apply.

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THE CLUB STAND

NO BOOKING REQUIRED

When you’re ready for a refreshing drink, but don’t want to stray too far from all the racing action, set yourself up at the Courtyard Bar and its prime location directly next to The Betting Ring. Offering freshly made sandwiches and gourmet pies, plenty of elbow room and quick-as-a flash service, this is the central spot to be. ENJOY A DRINK WHILE KEEPING ONE EYE ON THE RACES

THE COURTYARD BAR

GROUND LEVEL

Share the Carnival experience with family and friends. In 2022 members can purchase Daily Guest Tickets which provide entry into Flemington plus access into the Members Enclosure, including The Domain, The Nursery, The Birdcage and The Rails Promenade. Just $395pp. Limits apply.

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THE CLUB STAND

NO BOOKING REQUIRED

WELCOME TO THE HEART OF STYLE

The bubbles flow freely in this space where Insta-worthy glam meets world-class racing. Eat, drink, and make merry in the heart of Flemington’s homage to the finest French Champagne. The retail food offering won’t disappoint with lobster rolls, succulent seafood platters, Appellation oysters and so much more — all of it the perfect accompaniment to the racing action and fine French champagne. Share the Carnival experience with family and friends. In 2022 members can purchase Daily Guest Tickets which provide entry into Flemington plus access into the Members Enclosure, including The Domain, The Nursery, The Birdcage and The Rails Promenade. Just $395pp. Limits apply.

LEVEL ONE

DAILY GUEST TICKETS

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THE CLUB STAND

NO BOOKING REQUIRED

THE MEMBERS BAR

WHERE TRADITION REIGNS The Members Bar is where history is celebrated and memories are made. Flemington’s past embraces its exciting future, where the wall- to-wall racing coverage and gastro-pub-style meals (like top-quality bangers and mash and chicken parmas) are all served up in The Members Bar’s warm and traditional atmosphere. This is a member only bar. Annual Guest Cards and Daily Guest Tickets do not permit access to the Members Bar.

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THE CLUB STAND

LEVEL TWO

RACE IN FOR A COLD DRINK

NO BOOKING REQUIRED

Good fun, good friends, great racing and amazing food and drinks - that’s what the Furlong Bar is all about. Don’t miss your chance to sample from the made-to-share antipasto platters, Croque Monsieur toasties and southern-fried chicken sliders. Share a table with a friend or a stranger and let the good times roll.

Share the Carnival experience with family and friends. In 2022 members can purchase Daily Guest Tickets which provide entry into Flemington plus access into the Members Enclosure, including The Domain, The Nursery, The Birdcage and The Rails Promenade. Just $395pp. Limits apply.

DAILY GUEST TICKETS

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REMEMBERING OUR PAST, LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR FUTURE

THE CLUB STAND

Flemington’s never felt more like home. Relax with family and friends amidst the heritage and tradition of our Club, while race after race keeps you glued to the action in between the stellar and seasonal multi-course menu featuring flavours like spring lamb, stout-glazed beef, seafood, handmade artisan desserts and a perfect afternoon tea.

THE DINING ROOM

MEMBERS GUESTS

Penfolds Victoria Derby Day

$535pp $930pp

Lexus Melbourne Cup Day

$535pp $930pp

Kennedy Oaks Day

$535pp $930pp

LEVEL TWO

VRC Champions Stakes Day Children 2 -12 years

$535pp $160pp

$930pp $160pp

Annual Guest Card holders at member prices.

All prices include racecourse and Members Enclosure access, reserved dining with access to the unreserved seating decks in The Club Stand to view the races, multi-course dining curated by Josh Pelham that includes afternoon tea, private betting facilities, and a race book per diner. Morning tea is also included on Lexus Melbourne Cup Day. Table bookings of 2, 3, 4, 6 & 8 only available. Beverages are at an additional cost. DINING TICKETS

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THE CLUB STAND

LEVEL THREE

The creative concoctions and high-end elegance beckon tastemakers from everywhere, to witness and savour true cocktail artistry being brought to life every Carnival race day. The architectural beauty of the Bluegrass Bar is the perfect backdrop to the endlessly imaginative beverages on offer. PREPARE TO BE DAZZLED BY THE DRINKS Share the Carnival experience with family and friends. In 2022 members can purchase Daily Guest Tickets which provide entry into Flemington plus access into the Members Enclosure, including The Domain, The Nursery, The Birdcage and The Rails Promenade. Just $395pp. Limits apply.

NO BOOKING REQUIRED

DAILY GUEST TICKETS

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A vibrant, contemporary restaurant experience awaits, with a traditional Italian-inspired set menu curated by Johnny Di Franceso, set to fire up your imagination and appetite. Settle in for a day of delicious food and thrilling racing in the Straight Six. THE SPIRIT OF ITALY HERE AT FLEMINGTON

THE CLUB STAND

MEMBERS GUESTS

Penfolds Victoria Derby Day

$395pp $790pp

Lexus Melbourne Cup Day

$395pp $790pp

Kennedy Oaks Day

$395pp $790pp

VRC Champions Stakes Day Children 2 -12 years

$395pp $118pp

$790pp $118pp

LEVEL THREE

Annual Guest Card holders at member prices.

All prices include racecourse and Members Enclosure access, reserved dining with access to the unreserved seating decks in The Club Stand to view the races, a set menu, private betting facilities, and a race book per diner. Morning tea is also included on Lexus Melbourne Cup Day.

Table bookings of 2, 4, 6 & 8 only available. Beverages are at an additional cost.

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THE CLUB STAND

Long known as the jewel in the crown of The Club Stand, there’s no dining experience quite like it. With new head chef Guillaume Brahimi now taking the reins, dining at The Byerley will be an even more sought-after experience. One of Australia’s most popular and acclaimed chefs and trained under Michelin-starred chef Joel Robuchon in Paris, Chef Brahimi invites you behind The Byerley’s exclusive curtain-draped entrance to offer an unparalleled six-course degustation experience. This is one not to miss. THE BYERLEY PRESENTS GUILLAUME BRAHIMI

LEVEL THREE

MEMBERS GUESTS

Penfolds Victoria Derby Day

$850pp $1245pp

Lexus Melbourne Cup Day

$850pp $1245pp

Kennedy Oaks Day

$750pp $1145pp

VRC Champions Stakes Day

$620pp $1015pp

Annual Guest Card holders at member prices.

All prices include racecourse and Members Enclosure access, reserved dining with access to the unreserved seating decks in The Club Stand to view the races, a 6 course degustation

menu, private betting facilities, and a race book per diner. Morning tea is also included on Lexus Melbourne Cup Day.

Table bookings of 2, 4 and 6 only available. Beverages are at an additional cost.

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THE CLUB STAND

WHERE THE CELEBRATION STARTS AND ENDS

NO BOOKING REQUIRED

Make your way to the very top and prepare to be richly rewarded by views that seemingly never end, the casual but surprising eats and drinks and the most convivial crowd that’s ready to party from the first race. When the hunger pangs hit, think tasty sliders, pizza, piping hot fries, flatbreads and more, all perfect for one person or combined to share. With casual seating both indoors and out, you really can stay here all day if the mood takes you. Share the Carnival experience with family and friends. In 2022 members can purchase Daily Guest Tickets which provide entry into Flemington plus access into the Members Enclosure, including The Domain, The Nursery, The Birdcage and The Rails Promenade. Just $395pp. Limits apply.

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DAILY GUEST TICKETS

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THE GRANDSTAND With its wide open spaces and unrivalled track views, The Grandstand takes pride of place at the very heart of Flemington’s hallowed grounds. Expect an elevated experience, whether you’ve booked a table way up top in The Peak, or prefer to spend time enjoying a punt in The Forum. Look forward to a superb dining experience featuring all kinds of mouthwatering selections, relaxed seating options to take in every thrilling finish, and open spaces for grazing and gazing out through the light-filled windows of The Atrium and The View. Don’t miss your chance this year to revel in the tradition and grandeur of The Grandstand.

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THE GRANDSTAND

THE FORUM

LEVEL ONE

THE FIRM FLEMINGTON FAVOURITE

NO BOOKING REQUIRED

With 100 TV screens, plenty of seating to watch the races in relaxed comfort and access to the outdoor seating deck boasting great track views, The Forum lives up to its ‘Punters Paradise’ nickname. Don’t forget to bring a big appetite, as there are plenty of casual food options available for purchase, including roast beef rolls, pies, fresh sandwiches and cakes, refreshing beverages from the bar plus coffee and tea.

Share the Carnival experience with family and friends. In 2022 members can purchase Daily Guest Tickets which provide entry into Flemington plus access into the Members Enclosure, including The Domain, The Nursery, The Birdcage and The Rails Promenade. Just $395pp. Limits apply.

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DINING BY JOSH PELHAM

MEMBERS

GUESTS

ATRIUM TIERED

THE GRANDSTAND

Penfolds Victoria Derby Day

$405pp

$800pp

Prepare yourself to enjoy the visual feast on offer in The Atrium this year, featuring a bounty of flavour, full of colour and freshness, just like the Carnival itself. On offer is the quintessential Melbourne Cup Carnival experience, with a pure focus on racing, dining, and beautiful beverages to accompany them. Enjoy a day of racing and hospitality with like-minded members in The Atrium.

Lexus Melbourne Cup Day

$405pp

$800pp

Kennedy Oaks Day

$387pp

$782pp

THE ATRIUM DINING

VRC Champions Stakes Day Children 2 -12 years

$346pp $87pp

$741pp $87pp

Annual Guest Card holders at member prices.

All prices include racecourse and Members Enclosure access, reserved dining with access to the unreserved external seating decks in The Grandstand to view the races, a dining menu (including afternoon tea), private betting facilities, and a race book per diner. Tables are of 2, 4 or 6 and bookings of less than 6 will be required to share. Beverages are at an additional cost.

The Atrium Tiered and Flat Dining options

LEVEL TWO

Both flat and tiered dining options are available in The Atrium. Flat dining offers shared seating on the flat area of the main level of The Atrium, while tiered dining provides shared seating on the tiered section just below, with even better views of the track and crowd. With access to the unreserved external seating decks as part of your ticket, you can stay indoors and watch racing or venture outside for a hit of live action and atmosphere.

DINING TICKETS

MEMBERS

GUESTS

ATRIUM FLAT

Penfolds Victoria Derby Day

$285pp

$680pp

Lexus Melbourne Cup Day

$285pp

$680pp

Kennedy Oaks Day

$270pp

$665pp

VRC Champions Stakes Day Children 2 -12 years

$244pp $76pp

$639pp $76pp

Annual Guest Card holders at member prices.

All prices include racecourse and Members Enclosure access, reserved dining with access to the unreserved external seating decks in The Grandstand to view the races, a dining menu (including afternoon tea), private betting facilities, and a race book per diner. Tables are of 10 and bookings of less than 10 will be required to share. Beverages are at an additional cost.

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THE GRANDSTAND

THE ATRIUM TRACKSIDE

LEVEL TWO

A VISUAL AND EDIBLE FEAST AWAITS

The Cup Week favourite is back again and with surprises in store.

NO BOOKING REQUIRED

The Atrium space delivers energy like no other and you will immediately notice a fresh take on this traditional favourite. There’s no need to book to enjoy a day in The Atrium Trackside. Revellers can look forward to relaxed choices featuring simple snacks and ice-cold beverages as they take in the races from a unreserved seat just outside. Trackside snacks are on hand to keep you from going hungry as you power through the day. Look out for race day favourites like ready to go sandwiches and roast beef rolls, sushi bites, cheese plates, cakes, coffee, and tea. When you’re ready for a refreshing beverage, the Trackside Bar is there to serve up your favourite drinks. Give your feet a rest at one of the high-top tables or make your way to seating outside or at the nearby Balcony Bar. Share the Carnival experience with family and friends. In 2022 members can purchase Daily Guest Tickets which provide entry into Flemington plus access into the Members Enclosure, including The Domain, The Nursery, The Birdcage and The Rails Promenade. Just $395pp. Limits apply.

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THE GRANDSTAND

PREPARE YOURSELF FOR A FOODIE’S PARADISE

NO BOOKING REQUIRED

As always, the famous views of The View await racegoers in this breathtaking venue. But this year, there’s even more on offer for members. Be there when The View is transformed into a veritable foodie’s paradise. Feel like sampling the delicate Asian bites from the House of Yum Cha? We have you covered. Fancy the spice and flavours of Mexico? Pull up to the soft-shell taco bar. Or have a go at the contemporary flavours on offer from the Merrywell Slider Bar. Whatever your appetite is after, you will find it in The View. Along with an enhanced, food-emporium dining experience, you will also enjoy Bart’s Bar for drinks throughout the day, and high-top tables and seats abundant throughout the room. Share the Carnival experience with family and friends. In 2022 members can purchase Daily Guest Tickets which provide entry into Flemington plus access into the Members Enclosure, including The Domain, The Nursery, The Birdcage and The Rails Promenade. Just $395pp. Limits apply.

THE VIEW

LEVEL FOUR

DAILY GUEST TICKETS

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THE GRANDSTAND

VRC PUNTERS CLUB IN THE PEAK

Spend the day in The Peak and immerse yourself in one of Flemington’s most panoramic settings. Enjoy the best of both worlds: a reserved table with all-day grazing menu featuring small bites, bigger plates and plenty of sweet treats, there is also an internal seating deck to watch all the racing action. Plus, access to the ever- popular VRC Punters Club.

For any serious (and even not so serious) racing aficionado, VRC’s very own Punters Club is a dream come true.

THE PEAK

When you make a reserved booking for The Peak on any race day during Carnival, you can experience the thrill of punting alongside some of the best tipsters in the business. Join Nick Quinn and Nic Ashman in The Melbourne Cup Carnival Punters Club as they look to back a winner, or three, and build on their profitable punting performances over spring racing. All part of your reserved booking, exclusive to The Peak.

LEVEL FIVE

It’s great fun, easy to join, and offers cash rewards if your team comes out on top at the end of the day!

MEMBERS

GUESTS

Penfolds Victoria Derby Day

$320pp

$715pp

Lexus Melbourne Cup Day

$320pp

$715pp

Kennedy Oaks Day

$320pp

$715pp

VRC Champions Stakes Day Children 2 -12 years

$320pp $96pp

$715pp $96pp

Annual Guest Card holders at member prices.

All prices include racecourse and Members Enclosure access, reserved dining with access to the unreserved internal seating decks in The Peak, a grazing-style menu, drink on arrival, complimentary entry to The VRC Punters Club, private betting facilities, amenities and a race book. A combination of high and low tables that will be allocated. Tables may be shared, tables of up to 6 are available. Beverages are at an additional cost.

THE PEAK TICKETS

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MEMBERS UNRESERVED SEATING Unreserved seating is readily available across the Flemington grounds for members. Great options include prime-position members seating in The Grandstand, with outdoor viewing available at The Atrium and The Forum on Level 2, and indoor viewing from Level 4 in The View.

The Club Stand also offers great unreserved seating on its many decks.

Wherever you choose to sit, rest assured all the facilities you expect are within arm’s reach: coffee, tea, casual food outlets, refreshing drinks from friendly bars, and more than enough betting facilities to enhance every race day.

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MEMBERS RESERVED SEATING Reserve a grandstand style seat for any Carnival race day and enjoy an uninterrupted view of all the days racing. All the options provide great value for an entire day’s seating. Life members have complimentary access to reserved seating allocated on Level 2 in The Atrium or Level 4 in The View. Members 60 years of age or over, will be given a priority period to purchase reserved seating via Ticketmaster from 2pm Monday 5 September. Wherever you take your seat, you will enjoy easy access to all the facilities you expect: coffee, tea, casual food outlets, refreshing drinks from friendly bars, and more than enough betting facilities to enhance every race day.

THE ATRIUM, LEVEL 2 & THE VIEW, LEVEL 4 THE GRANDSTAND

Penfolds Victoria Derby Day

$45pp

Lexus Melbourne Cup Day

$45pp

Kennedy Oaks Day

$45pp

VRC Champions Stakes Day

$45pp

Please note once the priority on-sale for Life members and members over 60 years of age is completed, any remaining unsold reserved seating will be available for purchase using your membership barcode from 2pm, Monday 26 September via Ticketmaster.

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MEMBERS ENCLOSURE CAR PARKS

Get ready to see a side of Flemington that few get to experience.

The much-loved Members Enclosure Car Parks, including The Birdcage, have hosted thousands of avid racegoers and joyous celebrations over the years, and things are set to get even better in 2022. For the first time ever, members can invite guests to enjoy full access into The Birdcage with a Daily Guest Ticket, as well as all other Members Enclosure Car Parks, including The Rails Promenade, The Nursery and The Domain, with a Pedestrian Pass. Members and guests can now spend an entire day strolling around The Birdcage , relaxing in the beautiful Italian-inspired design while celebrity-spotting to their hearts’ content. There is now generous and comfortable unreserved seating all around, the return of The Bird Bath Bar, several new retail food and beverage outlets, trackside race viewing and even a Croquet Lawn. The Rails Promenade has also been transformed. Every site within now comes fully furnished, so members no longer have to go to the effort of ‘building’ their race day picnic site - just BYO your own food and drinks and simply enjoy the day! Fully furnished sites have been introduced as an additional patron and racing safety measure.

The Domain and The Nursery also return to host your own party in a Car Park.

However you choose to celebrate, 2022 is the year to experience the Members Enclosure Car Parks for yourself - and your guests!

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THE BIRDCAGE

Step from the everyday into the refined and magical experience of the world famous Birdcage — simply scan your members card and you're in. The awe-inspiring centrepiece in 2022 is The Piazza - a light-infused grand pavilion framed by a cooling Italianate styled garden setting. In every direction a labyrinth of arches and paths lead to all-new chance encounters and moments to savour. Members direct access into The Birdcage offers the chance to just wander through and soak up the atmosphere or find your place in one of the many unreserved garden settings and while away the day. There's plenty of retail bars and food outlets to keep you going until the last race is run. For lovers of racing there's no shortage of racing action, trackside views, super screens and betting facilities, all just a few steps away. And if that's not enough, in 2022, members can share the experience with friends and family by simply purchasing a Daily Guest Ticket.

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THE BIRDCAGE

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NO BOOKING REQUIRED

THE BIRDBATH BAR IS BACK

The Birdcage is renowned for its style, glamour and promise of surprise and delight around every corner — and this year is no different. Choose to enjoy a full day in The Birdcage. There is plenty of casual seating available to ensure everyone’s comfort, with a live stage featuring top musical entertainment adding to the energy all around. Everything’s here for your perfect day. Crowd-favourite The Bird Bath Bar returns with access to all-new boutique food and beverage outlets, along with ample unreserved seating and live entertainment. As you wander and soak up the atmosphere, try your luck on the Croquet Lawn or top up your glass as you Rosé All Day. Wherever you find yourself in The Birdcage, it’s surely the perfect way to enjoy an iconic Carnival experience. Share the Carnival experience with family and friends. In 2022 members can purchase Daily Guest Tickets which provide entry into Flemington plus access into the Members Enclosure, including The Domain, The Nursery, The Birdcage and The Rails Promenade. Just $395pp. Limits apply.

DAILY GUEST TICKETS

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CAR PARK

THE RAILS PROMENADE

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WITNESS HISTORY BEING MADE FROM THE RAILS PROMENADE

RAILS PEDESTRIAN PASS

The thundering roar and blur of colour from jockeys and horses racing past is just one reason to book The Rails Promenade this year. Now part of The Birdcage experience, this trackside favourite is the perfect spot to see each and every race, up close, all day. Best of all, this year Rails Promenade sites come already fully furnished, so all you have to do is plan the food and drink! Simply bring your own picnic, food and beverages, or let our caterers do it for you. Either way, members can book a fully-furnished site in The Rails Promenade, beautifully fitted out with comfortable seating, spacious tables, shade umbrellas and more. Guests can join your Rails Promenade picnic too, when you purchase a Rails Pedestrian Pass. This year for the first time, The Rails Pedestrian Passes allow access throughout The Rails Promenade and The Birdcage. As always, The Rails Promenade offer super screens, betting facilities and easy access to all amenities. Ready to enjoy the best Cup Carnival yet? Book your spot in The Rails Promenade today. The VRC will endeavour to allocate the same site for multiple day bookings. Members may purchase their sites individually and adjoin a maximum of three Car Sites. Car Sites will be allocated and members will be advised of their location in early October.

SITE

THE RAILS PROMENADE SITES

Penfolds Victoria Derby Day

$995

$195pp

Lexus Melbourne Cup Day

$995

$195pp

Kennedy Oaks Day

$995

$195pp

VRC Champions Stakes Day

$995

$195pp

The Rails Promenade furnished sites include a clothed dining table, 10 foldable chairs, a food station unit including storage and benchtop, a high bar table and 2 market umbrellas for shelter. Should members require serving items (plates, glasses, cutlery, etc) please contact our Accredited Caterers for pricing options. Details can be found on page 53 of the Guide.

Ice bags and ice buckets will be available for purchase within The Rails Promenade.

Each site accommodates up to 15 members and/or guests. Guests will require a Rails Pedestrian Pass which will be available from Ticketmaster. Members can simply scan their membership card for access. Please note: the fully furnished sites in The Rails Promenade have been introduced as an additional patron and racing safety measure. The Rails Pedestrian Pass does not allow guest access into the Members Enclosure.

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A CAR SITE IN THE NURSERY IS BETTER THAN YOUR OWN BACKYARD

CAR PARK

Once again, it’s time to take your place in one of Flemington’s favourite traditions: your party in the car park!

The Nursery lets members design their very own BYO or catered experience for memories that will last a lifetime. Make it as grand or as casual as you wish. Have fun playing host to friends, family and colleagues, and get set to wow them with your own personal style and taste. You can choose to do it all yourself and bring along your own special picnics, hampers and beverages. Or if you prefer let our accredited hirers and caterers take care of everything for you, they’re ready to help. Your race day enjoyment is assured, with comprehensive racing coverage throughout, convenient betting facilities, live entertainment and other amenities. While there, don’t miss the fun and games in The Playpen, back again for 2022. Every day, the TAB Best Site Promotion will again award a $500 betting voucher to the lucky winner. Each Nursery site is approximately 6m x 3m. The VRC will endeavour to allocate the same site for multiple day bookings. Members may purchase their sites individually and adjoin a maximum of three Car Sites. Car Sites will be allocated and members will be advised of their location in early October.

THE NURSERY

NURSERY PEDESTRIAN PASS

SITE

THE NURSERY CAR SITES

Penfolds Victoria Derby Day

$450

$135pp

Lexus Melbourne Cup Day

$225

$99pp

Kennedy Oaks Day

$255

$99pp

VRC Champions Stakes Day (Limit includes Junior Pedestrian Pass 12-17 years)

$245

$99pp $50pp

Each site accommodates up to 10 members and/or guests on Derby Day and up to 20 on all other days. Guests will require a Nursery Pedestrian Pass, which will be available from Ticketmaster. Members can simply scan their membership card for access. Please note: The Nursery Pedestrian Pass does not allow guest access into the Members Enclosure.

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GET READY TO GO BIG

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A Nursery Super Site lets you take your Carnival experience to the next level.

THE NURSERY SUPER SITES

Treat yourself to all the space and luxury you can imagine, as you entertain friends and guests for a truly unforgettable Melbourne Cup Carnival. Super Sites offer members a premium entertainment option, right in the middle of the party atmosphere of The Nursery.

Super Sites are approximately 11m x 3m with a 6m x 3m marquee roof and surrounding fence.

Super Sites are subject to the following: • Strictly no flooring or annexe structures can be placed within a Super Site. • There is no power to the Super Sites and the use of generators is strictly prohibited.

The VRC will endeavour to allocate the same site for multiple day bookings. Members may purchase their sites individually and adjoin a maximum of three Car Sites. Car Sites will be allocated and members will be advised of their location in early October.

NURSERY PEDESTRIAN PASS

THE NURSERY SUPER SITES SITE

Penfolds Victoria Derby Day

$2,100

$135pp

Lexus Melbourne Cup Day

$920

$99pp

Kennedy Oaks Day

$1,580

$99pp

VRC Champions Stakes Day (Limit includes Junior Pedestrian Pass 12-17 years)

$1,150

$99pp $50pp

Price is inclusive of structure and surrounding fence only.

Each site accommodates up to 25 members and/or guests on all days. Guests will require a Nursery Pedestrian Pass, which will be available from Ticketmaster. Members can simply scan their membership card for access. Please note: The Nursery Pedestrian Pass does not allow guest access into the Members Enclosure.

NURSERY SUPER SITES

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STEP INTO THIS EXCLUSIVE GARDEN SETTING Situated in its prime elevated position next to The Club Stand, The Domain gives you the chance to create your vision with one of our accredited hirers, or put together your own signature style. Either way this wonderful garden setting is sure to impress your friends and colleagues. Your race day enjoyment is assured, with comprehensive racing coverage, convenient betting facilities, live entertainment and other amenities and with easy access into the Members Enclosure, Front Lawn and The Park, there's plenty of atmosphere to soak up and experience throughout the day.

THE DOMAIN

The Domain Sites are approximately 11m x 3m with a 6m x 3m marquee roof and surrounding fence.

The Domain Sites are subject to the following: • Strictly no flooring or annexe structures can be placed within a Site. • There is no power to the Sites and the use of generators is strictly prohibited.

The VRC will endeavour to allocate the same site for multiple day bookings. Members may purchase their sites individually and adjoin a maximum of three Car Sites. Car Sites will be allocated and members will be advised of their location in early October.

DOMAIN PEDESTRIAN PASS

SITE

THE DOMAIN CAR SITES

Penfolds Victoria Derby Day

$2,150

$140pp

Lexus Melbourne Cup Day

$970

$104pp

Kennedy Oaks Day

$1,630

$104pp

VRC Champions Stakes Day (Limit includes Junior Pedestrian Pass 12-17 years)

$1,175

$104pp $50pp

Each site accommodates up to 25 members and/or guests on Derby Day and Oaks Day and up to 50 on all other days. Guests will require a Domain Pedestrian Pass, which will be available from Ticketmaster. Members can simply scan their membership card for access. Please note: The Domain Pedestrian Pass does not allow guest access into the Members Enclosure.

DOMAIN SITE

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The VRC has accredited three of Melbourne’s leading caterers to provide a range of catering services to members in The Rails Promenade, The Nursery and The Domain. The Club’s accredited caterers will take care of all your race day catering requirements, including food, beverages, waitstaff service, equipment, site theming and site pack down. Please note that unaccredited caterers are strictly prohibited.

CAR PARK

Atlantic Group ® is the hospitality powerhouse with an appetite for creating smashing experiences every… single… time. We have been curating incredible culinary moments at the Melbourne Cup Carnival with our award-winning catering team since 2011. So, it’s no secret we know how to throw a Spring soirée! This year (for the very first time) we are bringing our delectable menus to celebration sites in the car park. Peruse our gourmet offering and select favourites to enhance your race day experience or speak to our team about customising something sensational for your guests. *Atlantic Group ® provides gourmet food hampers for car park celebration sites (no staff). Our culinary team will work with you prior to the race day to accommodate any dietary requirements.

ACCREDITED CATERERS

This year LRC’s Picnic-style “Car Boot” hamper is more refined, elegantly plated small bites and bigger bites for the heartiest appetites — your entire party will be pleased as punch and impressed with all the ‘hard work’ you’ve done. Libby Reid Catering is happy to discuss your “Car Boot Hamper” needs, from delivering your Hamper, supplying beverages, organising hiring and flowers, offering cooked “bigger bites” for the heartiest appetites or supplying friendly staff to cater to every need, so you can enjoy the day being back on the track!

Contact

Nicole Bokma or Libby Reid

Phone

1300 483 339

Email

racing@libbyreid.com.au

Contact

Rebecca Hunter

Website libbyreid.com.au Instagram @libbyreidcatering

Address

282 Chapel Street, Prahran

Phone

0433 466 601

Email

info@atlanticgroup.com.au

Website

atlanticgroup.com.au

Facebook atlanticgroup Instagram atlanticgroup

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ACCREDITED CATERERS

Michelin-starred Chef Curtis Stone grew up just ‘a stone’s throw’ from the iconic Racecourse - so the area, the people and the vibe of the races is in his blood. “Our family home was literally around the corner from Flemington so we have had some serious fun at the Melbourne Cup Carnival over the years. I’m so thrilled for my catering and events company to play such a key role in bringing the Car Parks to life.” We know you want the excitement of your day at the races to be fun-filled and hassle-free, so let us take care of everything from the moment you arrive until the very last horse passes the post. Whether you simply want delicious gourmet picnic boxes delivered directly to you, or a spectacular chef extravaganza complete with waitstaff and a live food station – we have the perfect bespoke package for you. We also have countless creative ideas up our sleeve, from our ultra-decadent menu choices to our cheeky cocktail add-ons and surprise entertainers. Just ask us how we can dazzle you! Let us create the most beautiful memories for you and your guests that will linger long after the last glass is poured.

Contact

Chris Sheldon

Address

8-50 Bridge Rd, Richmond 3121

Phone

0408 700 901

Email

chris@curtisstoneevents.com

Website

curtisstoneevents.com

Facebook @curtisstoneeventsau

Instagram @curtisstoneevents_au

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The Melbourne Cup Carnival is your chance to take a break and enjoy yourself for more than a few days. This year, why not let one of our accredited hirers and caterers take away the hassle of planning for you? They will take care of every detail – so the only thing you and your guests need to do to enjoy an incredible day is simply show up! This year, Harry the Hirer will be the exclusive hirer for all sites in The Domain, and is also available to supply for sites and super sites in The Nursery.

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ACCREDITED HIRERS

Celebrate this Melbourne Cup Carnival in style with our bespoke package options for your Car Site, Super Site, Nursery or Domain enclosure. Whether it’s a casual or extravagant day on the track, we have a range of furniture options to ensure you have a memorable race day experience. Choose from our customised packages or build your own with a large range of hospitality, furniture and linen available. Harry the Hirer has it all covered, from delivery and setup to collection after your event.

Contact

Georgia Carroll & Millie Tobin

Phone

(03) 9429 8688 [press option 3]

Email

events@harrythehirer.com.au

Website

harrythehirer.com.au

Facebook @harrythehirer

Instagram @harrythehirer_events

We connect inspiration and creativity to help you craft an event like no other by providing unique furniture pieces and styling. Valiant is your go to supplier for all things Spring Racing Carnival with our extensive range of outdoor furniture packages designed to elevate your site. Included in our suite of services is complete on-line ordering and full installation and collection, meaning all you need to do is show up and enjoy your day. Work with Australia’s first carbon neutral hire supplier to make your site stand out! Valiant is available to supply only for sites located in The Nursery.

Lauren Hardy

Contact

(03) 9320 5600

Phone

vrc@valiant.com.au

Email

valiant.com.au

Website

@valiant.events.au

Facebook

@valiant.events

Instagram

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