The Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) continues to take considered
action to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of MRC members, patrons,
participants and staff through this unprecedented Coronavirus (covid-19) crisis
affecting the nation.
The Victorian State of Emergency declaration enforces the
cancelling of mass gatherings above 500 people.
At this point in time all racing at Melbourne Racing Club
venues will continue to proceed without spectators, owners and people deemed to
be non-essential to the operation of a race day for the foreseeable
future. This includes Mornington Cup this weekend.
Members who have pre-purchased tickets or hospitality
packages for events cancelled or closed to the public will be given the option
to accept a full refund or exchange for credit for a future event for the
duration the State of Emergency is in place.
Furthermore, in an effort to protect participants, public
attendance at trackwork and jump outs at MRC venues will also be closed for the
Our non-racing business is also facing disruptions.
The Peninsula Picnic festival at Mornington scheduled on 28th March,
has been postponed for 2020.
MRC reception is also closed for in-person visits but you
can still contact the Club on 1300 467 223 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your continued support and understanding in
what is an unprecedented situation.
As Chairman, I will continue to provide you with regular
updates when changes occur, ensuring our members are always first to know.
We apologise for the disappointment this is causing our
members, however your safety, and the safety of our industry participants,
patrons and staff remains paramount.
The Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) is taking considered action to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of members, patrons, participants and staff for The All-Star Mile Race Day.
Our position has always been that we will follow advice from the relevant state and federal government agencies in relation to Coronavirus (covid-19).
We have now been advised non-essential mass gatherings attended by more than 500 people should not proceed from Monday.
In the interest of patron safety, in consultation with Racing Victoria, the MRC has taken the decision to take extra precaution and proceed with The All-Star Mile Race Day without spectators. Only persons essential to the operations of the race meeting will be admitted into the racecourse.
This decision has been taken to ensure the safety of our members, patrons, participants and staff.
As a result of this decision, Racing Victoria’s Raceday Wild Card Competition to select the Owner Ambassador to represent Black Heart Bart will not go ahead. Instead, the applicable prizemoney attributable to the Owner Ambassador for Black Heart Bart shall be donated to the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal, the official charity partner of The All-Star Mile. All other previously announced Owner Ambassadors for the remaining 14 horses will remain eligible for the 2020 All-Star Mile Fan Competition prize pool.
General admission pre-purchased ticket holders will receive a full refund. Hospitality clients will be offered credit or refund.
We apologise for the disappointment this will cause fans, however the safety of our participants, patrons and staff is paramount.
Racing fans will still be able to enjoy all the racing action from Caulfield on Channel 7, racing.com, RSN and SEN this Saturday.
The Melbourne Racing Club is deeply saddened with the passing of legendary Committee member and former Chairman in Peter Begg Lawrence.
The Melbourne Racing Club is deeply saddened with the passing of legendary Committee member and former Chairman in Peter Begg Lawrence. Peter made a very significant contribution to the MRC over his 31 years on Committee and 11 as Chairman.
Peter’s enormous and unselfish contribution to racing and the Melbourne Racing Club is perpetuated in the annual running of the P.B. Lawrence Stakes. A fitting legacy for a man who gave so much to our club for the benefit of generations of members and racegoers.
The Melbourne Racing Club wishes to notify members of the forthcoming Annual General Meeting, which will be held in the Committee Room, 3rd floor, Sir Rupert Clarke Grandstand, Caulfield Racecourse, Station Street, Caulfield East on Thursday, 26 September 2019 at 6pm.
At the meeting, the Executive Committee of the club will be confirmed, including endorsement of further three-year terms for incumbent Committee members Brooke Dawson, Roger Donazzan and Patricia Faulkner AO, who have been re-elected unopposed.
The Mornington Advisory Group will likewise be confirmed at the meeting.
The business of the Annual General Meeting will also include:
Confirmation of the minutes of 2018 Annual General Meeting;
The Chairman’s Report;
The Treasurer’s Report;
To approve the Financial Statements of the year ended 30 June 2019;
To appoint the Club’s Auditors; and
The 2019 Annual Report is provisionally scheduled for distribution via EDM, and hard copies available for collection from the MRC office, on 20 September 2019.
Should you have queries in relation to the Annual General Meeting please contact the club on 03 9257 7200.
We look forward to welcoming you to Caulfield over the 2019 Stella Artois Caulfield Cup Carnival.