Flemington Racecourse is Australia's premier racecourse. It is teh home of Victoria Racing Club & the Melbourne Cup Carnival. The course has a crowd capacity of over 120,000 and contains three grandstands.
The racecourse is shaped not unlike a pear, and boasts a six-furlong (1,200 m) straight known as 'the Straight Six.' The track has a circumference of 2,312 metres and a final straight of 450 metres for race distances over 1,200 metres. Races are run in an anti-clockwise direction.