Feature Races

2017 Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival

The 2017 Melbourne autumn racing carnival is highlighted by feature racing at Flemington, Caulfield and Moonee Valley racetracks in Melbourne.

Below you will find feature race dates for all Group 1, Group 2 & Group 3 races in Melbourne during the autumn, courtesy of premier feature race website Horse Racing Info.

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The first Group 1 race of the 2017 Melbourne autumn carnival is the $400,000 C.F. Orr Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday 11th February 2017, while the Melbourne Racing Club also host the $1,000,000 Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday 25th February 2017.

The $1,000,000 Group 1 Australian Cup and $1,000,000 Group 1 Newmarket Handicap highlight Super Saturday at Flemington on Saturday 11th March 2017, with the $400,000 Group 1 William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday 24th March 2017.

2017 Melbourne autumn carnival dates

Caulfield – Saturday 11th February 2017

Group 1 CF Orr Stakes $400,000 1400m

Group 2 Autumn Stakes $200,000 1400m

Group 2 Rubiton Stakes $200,000 1100m

Group 2 Blue Diamond Prelude (F) $200,000 1100m

Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude (C) $150,000 1100m

Group 3 Carlyon Cup $150,000 1600m

Group 3 Boronia Stakes $150,000 1200m

Group 3 Geoffrey Belmaine Stakes $150,000 1200m

Flemington – Saturday 18th February 2017

Group 1 Lightning Stakes $500,000 1000m

Group 3 The Vanity Stakes $150,000 1400m

Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes $150,000 1400m

Moonee Valley – Friday 24th February 2017

Group 3 Typhoon Tracy Stakes $120,000 1200m

Caulfield – Saturday 25th February 2017

Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes $1,000,000 1200m

Group 1 Futurity Stakes $500,000 1400m

Group 1 Oakleigh Plate $400,000 1100m

Group 2 Autumn Classic $200,000 1800m

Group 2 St George Stakes $200,000 1800m

Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes $200,000 1400m

Group 3 Mannerism Stakes $150,000 1400m

Group 3 Zeditave Stakes $150,000 1200m

Flemington – Saturday 4th March 2017

Group 1 Australian Guineas $500,000 1600m

Group 3 Frances Tressady Stakes $150,000 1400m

Group 3 Shaftesbury Avenue Hcp $120,000 1400m

Flemington – Saturday 11th March 2017

Group 1 Newmarket Handicap $1,000,000 1200m

Group 1 Australian Cup $1,000,000 2000m

Group 2 VRC Sires Produce Stakes $220,000 1400m

Group 2 Kewney Stakes $200,000 1400m

Group 2 Blamey Stakes $200,000 1600m

Group 3 Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes $150,000 1200m

Group 3 Matron Stakes $150,000 1600m

Moonee Valley – Friday 17th March 2017

Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes $220,000 2040m

Moonee Valley – Friday 24th March 2017

Group 1 William Reid Stakes $400,000 1200m

Group 2 Sunline Stakes $200,000 1600m

Caulfield – Saturday 15th April 2017

Group 3 Victoria Handicap $150,000 1400m

Group 3 Easter Cup $150,000 2000m

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