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    VRC/MCC Flemington Winter Raceday

    After a number of successful MCC/VRC functions at the MCG, we are pleased to announce the next joint initiative – the VRC/MCC Flemington Winter Raceday to be held on Saturday July 20 at Flemington Racecourse.

    Enjoy a day of racing in the “The Peak”, located on Level 5 of the The Grandstand.
    The package includes course entry, food and beverages, betting facilities, Punter’s Club and views of the track.

    The function runs from 11.30am until the last race. Please note members may bring up to six guests each.

    Bookings open at 9.00am on Tuesday May 21 and will be taken on a first-in, first-served basis until sold out.

    Date: Saturday, July 20, 2013
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Flemington Racecourse
    Dress: VRC members dress regulations will be strictly enforced. Visit vrc.net.au for full details.
    Cost: $93.00 members

    $105.00 guests
    Sorry, Bookings are now closed for this function.