Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival

The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival consists of six exciting days of racing and fashion from September – November 2016. The dates include the following:

Sofitel Girls’ Day Out
Saturday September 10, 2016

Don’t miss out on the four group races – including the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes. Sofitel Girls’ Day Out signifies the beginning of quality middle distance racing for the season.

Yellowglen Turnbull Stakes Day
Sunday October 2, 2016

Yellowglen Turnbull Stakes Day is considered to be a solid guide of predicting future Melbourne Cup Carnival champions. There is 1.75 million in prize money to be won and the day features the first 2000m race of spring. It is also the first all black type race day for the season.

AAMI Victoria Derby Day
Saturday October 29, 2016

AAMI Victoria Derby Day is considered to be the most prestigious day of the Spring Racing Carnival and features all black type races. The day also marks the start of Myer’s Fashions on the Field competition and is a truly an elegant event.

Melbourne Cup
Tuesday November 1, 2016

The Melbourne Cup sits at the pinnacle of the Australian racing calendar and is widely considered to be the best staying handicap in the world. The Cup is famously held at 3pm and there is $6.2 million prize money up for grabs- the richest prize in Australian sport. The winner’s trophy is 18 carat gold and is valued at $175,000.

Crown Oakes Day
Thursday November 3, 2016

Crown Oaks Day is considered to be the ‘ladies day’ of the Spring Racing Carnival. Myer’s Fashions on the Field winners are announced.

Emirates Stakes Day
Saturday November 5, 2016

The final day of the Melbourne Spring Racing season is considered the family day. The latest highlight of the day includes the $2 million Group 1 Emirates Stakes.

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