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Crown Oaks Day

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'Ladies Day – a day of indulgence'

The third day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival is Crown Oaks Day, an occasion for the ladies to express their own signature style, amid a spectacular racing backdrop.

It is truly a time for ladies to connect and enjoy a day of indulgence. Whether it is just for fun, or for the lure of fame and prizes in Myer Fashions on the Field, Flemington becomes awash of colour on Crown Oaks Day. This is the time for cosmetic bloom, romantic looks and delicate fabrics. 

The elegant atmosphere of Crown Oaks Day fittingly plays host to the national final of Myer Fashions on the Field Women’s Racewear competition, as ladies come together in their prettiest ensembles to participate in what is unmistakably Australia’s largest outdoor fashion event. Myer Fashions on the Field plays out over the first three racedays of the week and is as much a part of the Melbourne Cup Carnival as the horses. 

The racing highlight of the day is the Group 1 Crown Oaks, a classic for three-year-old fillies over 2500m, with a $1 million and a stunning crystal winner’s trophy on offer.

Crown Oaks Day is a wonderful social occasion for friends to gather on this most stylish of days, and soak up the atmosphere in a glamorous environment, surrounded by manicured gardens, fine dining and beautiful marquees.

The official flower of Crown Oaks Day is the pink rose and can be purchased from flower sellers near the entrances, upon arrival to Flemington.

The races

Race number Race time Race Race value Group level Type Distance
1 12.15pm 7News Plate $101,500   3&4YO F&M 0-70 Hcp 1700m
2 12.55pm Swisse Wellness Trophy $101,500   4&5YO Rtg 0-90 Hcp  1800m
3 1.35pm Gucci Stakes $201,500 Gr. 3 3YO Fillies SW&P 1100m
4 2.15pm Apia Celebrating Greys Challenge $101,500   Greys BM 0-90 Hcp 1400m
5 2.55pm G.H. Mumm Stakes $201,500 Gr. 3 Mares SW&P 1100m
6 3.35pm TCL 4K UHD TV Stakes $151,500 LR 3YO Hcp  1800m
7 4.15pm Dilmah Earl Grey Stakes $151,500 LR SW&P 1000m
8 5.00pm Crown Oaks $1,005,000 Gr. 1 3YO Fillies SW 2500m
9 5.45pm Oaks Resorts Plate $101,500   4 Prov LY Hcp 1600m

On release, details for nomination, handicap weights and acceptances can be found below. 

The races

Tickets & pricing

General AdmissionReserved Grandstand Seating and The Precinct tickets for 2014 Melbourne Cup Carnival are on sale via Ticketek.

Tickets are also available from Ticketek by phoning 13 28 49 or by visiting any Ticketek Agency. Ticketek Mobile Ticket and ezyTicket is also available for your convenience.

General Admission tickets are available to purchase from Monday 13 October at the following train stations –Flinders Street, Southern Cross, North Melbourne, South Yarra, Richmond, Essendon and Werribee

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is a fully ticketed event. All tickets must be pre-purchased before your arrival at Flemington. 

>> Visit Ticketek's website or our Melbourne Cup Carnival website for more information. 

VRC Members prices for 2014 Melbourne Cup Carnival are available on VRC website. If you require any further information, phone Customer Service on 1300 727 575.

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    Getting to Flemington

    Special trains will run direct to Flemington racecourse during the 2014 Melbourne Cup Carnival. Plan your journey with the Public Transport Victoria's Journey Planner.

    Trains will depart Flinders Street Station (platforms 7-10), stopping at Southern Cross, North Melbourne and then run express to Flemington Racecourse.

    First Services EX Flinders Street:

    • 9.36am, 9.43am, 9.58am, then average every ten minutes.

    Last Services EX Flemington Racecourse:

    • 9pm

    You can also take the Craigieburn line to Newmarket Station and then it is a short 10 minute walk to Flemington or jump on the 57 tram. 

    The 57 tram from Elizabeth Street in Melbourne CBD also travels to Flemington (20-35 minute journey, depending on traffic). Check Yarra Trams website or Public Transport Victoria's website for timetables. 

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