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Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival 2018

The 2018 Melbourne spring  racing carnival is highlighted by feature races at Flemington, Caulfield, Moonee Valley and Sandown racecourses in Victoria.

australian cupGroup one racing kicks off on on Saturday 1st September 2018 at Caulfield with the running of the $1,000,000 Memsie Stakes. Caulfield is home to the Melbourne Racing Club (MRC), which also hosts the $5,000,000 Group 1 Caulfield Cup on Saturday 20th October.

The $5,000,000 Group 1 Cox Plate highlights the second day of the Moonee Valley Racing Club’s two-day carnival on Saturday 27th October at Moonee Valley.

The premier race of the Melbourne spring racing carnival, the $7,300,000 Group 1 Melbourne Cup, takes centre stage on Tuesday 6th November at Flemington racecourse.

We highly recommend online bookmakers Sportsbet and Ladbrokes for all your autumn feature race betting.

Melbourne Autumn Carnival Dates 2018

Below you will find feature race dates for all Group 1, Group 2 & Group 3 races in Melbourne during the spring.

Caulfield – Saturday 1st September 2018

Group 1 Memsie Stakes $1,000,000 1400m
Group 3 HDF McNeil Stakes $150,000 1200m
Group 3 Cockram Stakes $150,000 1200m
Group 3 The Heath 1100 $150,000 1100m

Moonee Valley – Saturday 8th September 2018

Group 2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes $250,000 1600m
Group 2 McEwen Stakes $150,000 1000m

Flemington – Saturday 15th September 2018

Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes $750,000 1600m
Group 2 Lets Elope Stakes $200,000 1400m
Group 2 Danehill Stakes $200,000 1200m
Group 3 Bobbie Lewis Quality $200,000 1200m

Caulfield – Saturday 22nd September 2018

Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes $500,000 1400m
Group 3 Naturalism Stakes $150,000 2000m
Group 3 How Now Stakes $150,000 1200m

Moonee Valley – Friday 28th September 2018

Group 1 AJ Moir Stakes $450,000 1000m
Group 2 WH Stocks Stakes $200,000 1600m
Group 2 Stutt Stakes $200,000 1600m
Group 3 JRA Cup $200,000 2040m
Group 3 Champagne Stakes $150,000 1200m

Caulfield – Sunday 30th September 2018

Group 1 Underwood Stakes $750,000 1800m WFA
Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude $200,000 1400m
Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude $175,000 1400m

Flemington – Saturday 6th October 2018

Group 1 Turnbull Stakes $500,000 2000m
Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes $200,000 1600m
Group 2 Gilgai Stakes $200,000 1200m
Group 2 Rose Of Kingston Stakes $200,000
Group 3 The Bart Cummings $300,000 2500m

Caulfield – Saturday 13th October 2018

Group 1 Caulfield Guineas $2,000,000 1600m
Group 1 Caulfield Stakes $1,000,000 2000m
Group 1 Toorak Handicap $500,000 1600m
Group 1 Thousand Guineas $500,000 1600m
Group 2 Schillaci Stakes $400,000 1100m
Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes $400,000 2400m
Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes $150,000 1200m
Group 3 Northwood Plume Stakes $150,000 1200m

Caulfield – Wednesday 17th October 2018

Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes $350,000 1200m
Group 3 Ladies Day Vase $150,000 1600m Mares

Caulfield – Saturday 20th October 2018

Group 1 Caulfield Cup $5,000,000 2400m
Group 2 Tristarc Stakes $200,000 1400m
Group 2 Caulfield Sprint $200,000 1100m
Group 3 Caulfield Classic $350,000 2000m
Group 3 Moonga Stakes $150,000 1400m
Group 3 Ethereal Stakes $150,000 2000m
Group 3 Coongy Handicap $150,000 2000m

Moonee Valley – Friday 26th October 2018

Group 1 Manikato Stakes $1,000,000 1200m

Moonee Valley – Saturday 27th October 2018

Group 1 WS Cox Plate $5,000,000 2040m
Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup $500,000 2500m
Group 2 Crystal Mile $200,000 1600m
Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase $200,000 2040m
Group 2 Moonee Valley Oaks $200,000 1600m
Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes $150,000 1200m
Group 3 Inglis Mile $150,000 1600m

Flemington – Saturday 3rd November 2018

Group 1 Victoria Derby $2,000,000 2500m
Group 1 Cantala Stakes $1,000,000 1600m
Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes $1,000,000 1200m
Group 1 Myer Classic $500,000 1600m
Group 2 Wakeful Stakes $300,000 2000m
Group 2 Linlithgow Stakes $300,000 1200m
Group 3 The Lexus Stakes $300,000 2500m
Group 3 Begonia Belle Stakes $200,000 1100m
Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes $200,000 1600m

Flemington – Tuesday 6th November 2018

Group 1 Melbourne Cup $7,300,000 3200m
Group 3 Maybe Mahal Stakes $200,000 1400m
Group 3 Ottawa Stakes $150,000 1000m

Flemington – Thursday 8th November 2018

Group 1 VRC Oaks $1,000,000 2500m
Group 3 Chatham Stakes $250,000 1400m
Group 3 Red Roses Stakes $200,000 1000m

Flemington – Saturday 10th November 2018

Group 1 Emirates Stakes $2,000,000 2000m
Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic $1,000,000 1200m
Group 2 Matriarch Stakes $300,000 2000m
Group 3 VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes $300,000 2600m
Group 3 Maribyrnong Plate $150,000 1000m

Sandown – Saturday 17th November 2018

Group 2 Sandown Classic $300,000 2400m
Group 2 Sandown Guineas $250,000 1600m
Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes $150,000
Group 3 Sandown Stakes $150,000 1500m
Group 3 Eclipse Stakes $150,000 1800m
Group 3 Summoned Stakes $150,000 1500m Mares

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