FLEMINGTON RACECOURSE

Flemington racecourse is the home of the Melbourne Cup the most famous horserace in Australia. It is the oldest racecourse still going, and is based North of Melbourne. It is not regarded as Australia's best racecourse for nothing and is a must visit venue, particularly on Melbourne Cup day.

Key Characteristics

Flemington is a large racecourse with a circumference of 2312 Metres. It is perceived as quite a fair track with wide sweeping bends, although when the going becomes softer there are definite track biases which are worth looking out for. Having said that the going does tend to be quite fast generally. The large galloping type of horse does well at Flemington.

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Barrier analysis

1000 Metres
This is a straight course, their is normally a bias however it changes from meeting to meeting.

1200 Metres
Over the same straight course as the 1000 metres, as with that distance their is normally a bias however it changes from meeting to meeting.

1400 Metres
Run round a tight left hand bend, inside barriers have a significant advantage.

1600 Metres
Inside barriers have a significant advantage.

1800 Metres
Inside barriers have a marginal advantage.

2000 Metres
Inside barriers have a slight advantage.

2500 Metres
Only a run of 200 metres to a tight double turn, so despite the long distance inside barriers have a significant advantage.

2800 Metres
Inside barriers have a slight advantage.

3200 Metres
The Melbourne Cup distance.Inside barriers have a slight advantage which is obviously greater in bigger fields such as is found in the Melbourne Cup.