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Feature Races

The 2020 Melbourne spring  racing carnival is highlighted by feature races at Flemington, Caulfield, Moonee Valley and Sandown racecourses in Victoria.

feature racesGroup one racing kicks off at Caulfield in August with the running of the $1,000,000 Memsie Stakes.

Caulfield racecourse is home to the Melbourne Racing Club (MRC), which also hosts the $5,000,000 Group 1 Caulfield Cup in October.

The $5,000,000 Group 1 Cox Plate highlights the second day of the Moonee Valley Racing Club’s two-day carnival in late October at Moonee Valley, one week after the Caulfield Cup.

Champion mare Winx won four editions of Australasia’s greatest weight-for-age race in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, before retirement beckoned in April of 2019.

Brilliant Japanese galloper Lys Gracieux captured the 2019 Cox Plate, to claim the mantle of Cox Plate champion from Winx.

The premier race of the Melbourne spring racing carnival, the $7,300,000 Group 1 Melbourne Cup, takes centre stage on the first Tuesday in November at Flemington racecourse.

Spring Carnival Races

Feature Group 1 races take place on the following race days.

  • Memsie Stakes Day (August, Caulfield)
  • Makybe Diva Stakes Day (September, Flemington)
  • Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day (September, Caulfield)
  • AJ Moir Stakes Day (September, Moonee Valley)
  • Turnbull Stakes Day (October, Flemington)
  • Caulfield Guineas Day (October, Caulfield)
  • Caulfield Cup Day (October, Caulfield)
  • Cox Plate Day (October, Moonee Valley)
  • Victoria Derby Day (October, Flemington)
  • Melbourne Cup Day (November, Flemington)
  • VRC Oaks Day (November, Flemington)
  • Mackinnon Stakes Day (November, Flemington)



Melbourne Spring Carnival Dates 2020

Below are feature race dates for all Group 1, Group 2 & Group 3 races held during the spring racing carnival in Melbourne.

Saturday 31st August 2020, Caulfield
Gr 1 Memsie Stakes $1,000,000 1400m
Gr 3 HDF McNeil Stakes $150,000 1200m
Gr 3 Cockram Stakes $150,000 1200m
Gr 3 The Heath 1100 $150,000 1100m
Saturday 5th September 2020, Moonee Valley
Gr 2 Feehan Stakes $250,000 1600m
Gr 2 McEwen Stakes $150,000 1000m
Saturday 12th September 2020, Flemington
Gr 1 Makybe Diva Stakes $750,000 1600m
Gr 2 Lets Elope Stakes $200,000 1400m
Gr 2 Danehill Stakes $200,000 1200m
Gr 3 Bobbie Lewis Quality $200,000 1200m
Saturday 19th September 2020, Caulfield
Gr 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes $500,000 1400m
Gr 2 WH Stocks Stakes $200,000 1600m
Gr 3 How Now Stakes $150,000 1200m
Gr 3 Naturalism Stakes $150,000 2000m
Friday 25th September 2020, Moonee Valley
Gr 1 AJ Moir Stakes $450,000 1000m
Gr 2 Stutt Stakes $200,000 1600m
Gr 3 JRA Cup $200,000 2040m
Gr 3 Champagne Stakes $150,000 1200m
Gr 1 Underwood Stakes $750,000 1800m
Gr 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude $200,000 1400m
Gr 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude $175,000 1400m
Saturday 3rd October 2020, Flemington
Gr 1 Turnbull Stakes $500,000 2000m
Gr 2 Edward Manifold Stakes $200,000 1600m
Gr 2 Gilgai Stakes $200,000 1200m
Gr 2 Rose Of Kingston Stakes $200,000 1400m
Gr 3 The Bart Cummings $300,000 2500m
Saturday 10th October 2020, Caulfield
Gr 1 Caulfield Guineas $2,000,000 1600m
Gr 1 Caulfield Stakes $1,000,000 2000m
Gr 1 Toorak Handicap $500,000 1600m
Gr 1 Thousand Guineas $500,000 1600m
Gr 2 Schillaci Stakes $400,000 1100m
Gr 2 Herbert Power Stakes $400,000 2400m
Gr 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes $150,000 1200m
Gr 3 Northwood Plume Stakes $150,000 1200m
Wednesday 14th October 2020, Caulfield
Gr 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes $350,000 1200m
Gr 3 Coongy Handicap $150,000 2000m
Gr 3 Ladies Day Vase $150,000 1600m
Saturday 17th October 2020, Caulfield
Gr 1 Caulfield Cup $5,000,000 2400m
Gr 2 Tristarc Stakes $200,000 1400m
Gr 2 Caulfield Sprint $200,000 1100m
Gr 3 Caulfield Classic $350,000 2000m
Gr 3 Moonga Stakes $150,000 1400m
Gr 3 Ethereal Stakes $150,000 2000m
Friday 23rd October 2020, Moonee Valley
Gr 1 Manikato Stakes $1,000,000 1200m
Saturday 24th October 2020, Moonee Valley
Gr 1 WS Cox Plate $5,000,000 2040m
Gr 2 Moonee Valley Cup $500,000 2500m
Gr 2 Crystal Mile $200,000 1600m
Gr 2 Moonee Valley Vase $200,000 2040m
Gr 2 Moonee Valley Oaks $200,000 1600m
Gr 3 Red Anchor Stakes $150,000 1200m
Gr 3 Inglis Mile $150,000 1600m
Saturday 31st October 2020, Flemington
Gr 1 Victoria Derby $2,000,000 2500m
Gr 1 Cantala Stakes $1,000,000 1600m
Gr 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes $1,000,000 1200m
Gr 1 Myer Classic $500,000 1600m
Gr 2 Wakeful Stakes $300,000 2000m
Gr 2 Linlithgow Stakes $300,000 1200m
Gr 3 The Lexus Stakes $300,000 2500m
Gr 3 Begonia Belle Stakes $200,000 1100m
Gr 3 Carbine Club Stakes $200,000 1600m
Tuesday 3rd November 2020, Flemington
Gr 1 Melbourne Cup $7,300,000 3200m
Gr 3 Maybe Mahal Stakes $200,000 1400m
Gr 3 Ottawa Stakes $150,000 1000m
Thursday 5th November 2020, Flemington
Gr 1 VRC Oaks $1,000,000 2500m
Gr 3 Red Roses Stakes $200,000 1000m
Gr 3 Maribyrnong Plate $150,000 1000m
Saturday 7th November 2020, Flemington
Gr 1 Emirates Stakes $2,000,000 2000m
Gr 1 VRC Sprint Classic $1,000,000 1200m
Gr 2 Matriarch Stakes $300,000 2000m
Gr 3 VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes $300,000 2600m
Gr 3 Chatham Stakes $250,000 1400m
Saturday 14th November 2020, Sandown
Gr 2 Sandown Classic $300,000 2400m
Gr 2 Sandown Guineas $250,000 1600m
Gr 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes $150,000 1300m
Gr 3 Sandown Stakes $150,000 1500m
Gr 3 Eclipse Stakes $150,000 1800m
Gr 3 Summoned Stakes $150,000 1500m

The above spring racing carnival group races and dates are courtesy of premier feature races website Horse Racing Info.

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