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The Spring Racing Carnival is underway!

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

Two-year-olds
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
Winner: Montefilia SP: $12
Sat 10 Oct Caulfield Thousand Guineas (1600m) $1m
Winner: Odeum SP: $9
Thu 5 Nov Flemington VRC Oaks (2500m) $1m

 

Three-year-olds
Date Venue Race $
Sat 26 Sep Rosehill Golden Rose (1400m) $1m
Winner: Ole Kirk SP: $7
Sat 10 Oct Randwick Spring Champion (2000m) $1m
Winner: Montefilia SP: $2.70
Sat 10 Oct Caulfield Caulfield Guineas (1600m) $2m
Winner: Ole Kirk SP: $4.20
Sat 24 Oct Randwick Bondi Stakes (1600m) $1m
Winner: Peltzer SP: $2.80
Sat 31 Oct Flemington Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) $1.5m
Winner: September Run SP: $4
Sat 31 Oct Flemington Victoria Derby (2500m) $2m
Winner: Johnny Get Angry SP: $21
Sprinters
Date Venue Race $
Fri 25 Sep Moonee Valley Moir Stakes (1000m) $1m
Winner: Pippie SP: $6.50
Sat 17 Oct Randwick The Everest (1200m) $15m
Winner: Classique Legend SP: $4.20
Fri 23 Oct Moonee Valley Manikato Stakes (1200m) $1m
Winner: Hey Doc SP: $10
Sat 31 Oct Rosehill Yes Yes Yes Stakes (1300m) $1m
Winner: Gytrash SP: $3.60
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
Winner: Shout The Bar SP: $31

 

Middle-distance
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
Winner: Behemoth SP: $3.80
Sat 19 Sep Randwick George Main Stakes (1600m) $500k
Winner: Kolding SP: $9.50
Sat 26 Sep Caulfield Underwood Stakes (1800m) $750k
Winner: Russian Camelot SP: $1.55
Sat 3 Oct Randwick Epsom Handicap (1600m) $1m
Winner: Probabeel SP: $6.50
Sat 3 Oct Flemington Turnbull Stakes (2000m) $500k
Winner: Verry Elleegant SP: $5
Sat 10 Oct Caulfield Toorak Handicap (1600m) $500k
Winner: Mr Quickie SP: $21
Sat 10 Oct Caulfield Caulfield Stakes (2000m) $1m
Winner: Arcadia Queen SP: $5.50
Sat 24 Oct Moonee Valley Cox Plate (2040m) $5m
Winner: Sir Dragonet SP: $7.50
Sat 31 Oct Flemington Cantala Stakes (1600m) $1.5m
Winner: Yulong Prince SP: $10
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
Stayers
Date Venue Race $
Sat 3 Oct Randwick The Metropolitan (2400m) $750k
Winner: Mirage Dancer SP: $10
Sat 17 Oct Caulfield Caulfield Cup (2400m) $5m
Winner: Verry Ellegant SP: $5
Tue 3 Nov Flemington Melbourne Cup (3200m) $7.75m
Winner: Twilight Payment SP: $26
Special races
Date Venue Race $
Sat 17 Oct Randwick The Kosciusko (1200m) $1.3m
Winner: It’s Me SP: $2
Sat 31 Oct Rosehill Golden Eagle (1500m) $7.5m
Winner: Colette SP: $10

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

 

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