spring racing carnival

The Spring Racing Carnival is underway!

The first Group 1 of the new season, the Winx Stakes, was run at Randwick on Saturday, August 22nd.

From there it’s a bumper schedule of 39 Group 1 or $1 million races, culminating in the three Group 1s in Perth in late November and early December.

So while COVID-19 will make for a very different Spring Racing Carnival to other years – most notably, a probable lack of crowds – there’s still a full schedule of fantastic racing.

All of the Champion Bets racing analysts will of course be heavily engaged over the Spring Racing Carnival… Mark Rhoden, Trevor Lawson, Cameron O’Brien, Dean Evans and Gareth Phillips all cover racing in Melbourne, Sydney and/or Perth… after the long winter, they’re raring to go at the best time of the year!

Spring Racing Carnival: G1 and $1m races

Date Venue Race $
Sat 7 Nov Rosehill Golden Gift (1100m) $1m
Three-year-old fillies
Date Venue Race $
Sat 3 Oct Randwick Flight Stakes (1600m) $500k
Sat 10 Oct Caulfield Thousand Guineas (1600m) $1m
Thu 5 Nov Flemington VRC Oaks (2500m) $1m


Date Venue Race $
Sat 26 Sep Rosehill Golden Rose (1400m) $1m
Sat 10 Oct Randwick Spring Champion (2000m) $1m
Sat 10 Oct Caulfield Caulfield Guineas (1600m) $2m
Sat 24 Oct Randwick Bondi Stakes (1600m) $1m
Sat 31 Oct Flemington Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) $1.5m
Sat 31 Oct Flemington Victoria Derby (2500m) $2m
Date Venue Race $
Fri 25 Sep Moonee Valley Moir Stakes (1000m) $1m
Sat 17 Oct Randwick The Everest (1200m) $15m
Fri 23 Oct Moonee Valley Manikato Stakes (1200m) $1m
Sat 31 Oct Rosehill Yes Yes Yes Stakes (1300m) $1m
Sat 7 Nov Flemington VRC Sprint Classic (1200m) $1.5m
Sat 28 Nov Ascot Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) $1m
Fillies & mares
Date Venue Race $
Sat 31 Oct Flemington Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) $1m


Date Venue Race $
Sat 22 Aug Randwick Winx Stakes (1400m) $500k
Winner: Verry Elleegant SP: $7.50
Sat 29 Aug Caulfield Memsie Stakes (1400m) $750k
Winner: Behemoth SP: $3.30
Sat 12 Sep Flemington Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) $750k
Winner: Fierce Impact SP: $4
Sat 19 Sep Caulfield Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) $500k
Sat 19 Sep Randwick George Main Stakes (1600m) $500k
Sat 26 Sep Caulfield Underwood Stakes (1800m) $750k
Sat 3 Oct Randwick Epsom Handicap (1600m) $1m
Sat 3 Oct Flemington Turnbull Stakes (2000m) $500k
Sat 10 Oct Caulfield Toorak Handicap (1600m) $500k
Sat 10 Oct Caulfield Caulfield Stakes (2000m) $1m
Sat 24 Oct Moonee Valley Cox Plate (2040m) $5m
Sat 31 Oct Flemington Cantala Stakes (1600m) $1.5m
Sat 7 Nov Flemington Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) $2m
Sat 14 Nov Newcastle The Hunter (1300m) $1m
Sat 21 Nov Ascot Railway Stakes (1600m) $1m
Sat 21 Nov Kembla Grange The Gong (1600m) $1m
Sat 5 Dec Ascot Kingston Town Classic (1800m) $1m
Date Venue Race $
Sat 3 Oct Randwick The Metropolitan (2400m) $750k
Sat 17 Oct Caulfield Caulfield Cup (2400m) $5m
Tue 3 Nov Flemington Melbourne Cup (3200m) $7.75m
Special races
Date Venue Race $
Sat 17 Oct Randwick The Kosciusko (1200m) $1.3m
Sat 31 Oct Rosehill Golden Eagle (1500m) $7.5m

The Kosciusko is for NSW country-trained horses only. The Golden Eagle is for four-year-olds only.

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