Anzac Day races soon off and running

April 4, 2017 by  

Flemington Racecourse, near Essendon, has traditionally held an action-packed race day in recognition of the servicemen and servicewomen who fought for Australia over the years, and this year will be no different.

Eight races are programmed for the day, beginning with the Anzac Day Stakes and ending with the Fillies and Mares BM84 Handicap, while the VRC St Leger 2800m race, worth $200,000 in prize money, will be the main event.

James Boag’s Premium Front Lawn will have food and drink, as well as Flemington Fling cocktails available for punters watching the action outside, while Saintly Place provides inside shelter with betting facilities, and more food and drink providers.

Since 1995, it has been a tradition on this day for Collingwood and Essendon football clubs to take part in the ‘Anzac Day Clash’, beginning with an Anzac Service complete with the Last Post and the Australian National Anthem, and this game will be broadcast between races. It is likely that booklet printing will be used for programmes while printing services may be used for menus at the private function areas.

The Anzac Day races will be taking place on April 25, with the gates opening at 12.00 noon and the last race running at 5:10 pm. All current serving and returned service personnel will be granted free admission, as well as a complimentary drink. Children will also be admitted free of charge.