Melbourne Spring Carnival

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

Status Race Prize Money Distance
Gr1 Caulfield Cup $2,544,000 2400m
Gr2 Caulfield Sprint $201,000 1000m
Gr2 Tristarc Stakes $176,000 1400m
Gr3 Norman Robinson Stakes $125,750 2000m
Gr3 David Jones Cup $100,750 2000m
Gr3 Moonga Stakes $176,000 1400m

Geelong Cup Day - Geelong

Status Race Prize Money Distance
Gr3 Geelong Cup $215,000 2400m

WS Cox Plate Day - Moonee Valley

Status Race Prize Money Distance
Gr1 WS Cox Plate $3,050,000 2040m
Gr2 Moonee Valley Cup $323,000 2500m
Gr2 Schweppes Stakes $201,000 1200m
Gr2 Crystal Mile $205,000 1600m
Gr2 AAMI Vase $205,000 2040m
Gr3 Inglis Mile $125,000 1600m
Gr3 Red Anchor Stakes $125,000 1200m

Victoria Derby Day - Flemington

Status Race Prize Money Distance
Gr1 AAMI Victoria Derby $1,510,000 2500m
Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes $752,500 2000m
Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes $502,500 1200m
Gr1 Myer Classic $502,500 1600m
Gr2 Wakeful Stakes $302,000 2000m
Gr2 Salinger Stakes $352,000 1200m
Gr3 Carbine Club Stakes $253,000 1600m
Gr3 Saab Quality $251,500 2500m
Gr3 Chatham Stakes $251,500 1400m

Melbourne Cup Day - Flemington

Status Race Prize Money Distance
Gr1 Melbourne Cup $5,650,000 3200m

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