Melbourne Spring Carnival
The Melbourne Spring Carnival highlights 50 of the top Australian and International thoroughbred racing in spring-time Melbourne, running from the 30th September through to the 18th November.
Culminating in the Melbourne Cup the Spring Carnival also includes other top races such as the Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate and a host of races on Victoria Derby Day at Flemington.
Plenty of the Melbourne Cup betting will be made off the back of horses performances in Spring Carnival races and you can find out more about some of them in our Melbourne Cup trials section.
Melbourne Spring Carnival Race Guide 2016
Highlighted below are those races within the Melbourne Spring Carnival that are either recognised Melbourne Cup trials and those other races featured during the Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington Racecourse.
Caulfield Cup Day - Caulfield
|Gr3||Norman Robinson Stakes||$125,750||2000m|
|Gr3||David Jones Cup||$100,750||2000m|
Geelong Cup Day - Geelong
WS Cox Plate Day - Moonee Valley
|Gr1||WS Cox Plate||$3,050,000||2040m|
|Gr2||Moonee Valley Cup||$323,000||2500m|
|Gr3||Red Anchor Stakes||$125,000||1200m|
Victoria Derby Day - Flemington
|Gr1||AAMI Victoria Derby||$1,510,000||2500m|
|Gr1||Coolmore Stud Stakes||$502,500||1200m|
|Gr3||Carbine Club Stakes||$253,000||1600m|
Melbourne Cup Day - Flemington