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Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival 2018 is Australia’s largest Racing Carnival held during early September until the middle of November. with the “official” date being the first weekend of October. Get the best horse racing tips for this season from iTipsports! Melbourne Racing tips and form sheets and tips are sent out the afternoon before race day, so Friday afternoon for Saturday races and Late Mail email sent out Saturday morning with final updates from our form analyst for Melbourne Racing Tips Pete Brinky. Pete has 30 years experience in the industry and is one of Australia’s leading analysts of Melbourne Racing Tips.
Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival September – November 2018
The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival 2018 is a plethora of racing over three months and unrivalled and without peer around the world. The action starts on the first weekend of September, flows into early and first half of October at Caulfield for the Caulfield Spring Racing Carnival including the Caulfield Cup, then heads to Moonee Valley for the October Moonee Valley Racing Carnival featuring the WS Cox Plate Friday at just after the AFL Grand Final and officially ends at Sandown in the middle of November. In between this there are meetings at Caulfield including the Group 1 Caulfield Cup and Moonee Valley with the richest WFA weight for age race in the world the Group 1 WS Cox Plate. Then we head to the most famous week of Racing the the world famous 3200m Melbourne Cup.
Importantly all four Melbourne metro tracks see Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival action including Flemington racecourse, Moonee Valley, Caulfield and Sandown:
Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival – September
Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival September action and Spring is in the air has a host of Group 1, 2 and 3 races as horses prepare for the big stakes prize money races. Key critical races for the Melbourne Cup Week Carnival include the 2000m Naturalism Stakes, 2040m JRA Cup and for the 3 year old fillies and colts the Thousand Guineas and Caulfield Guineas Preludes on the day after the AFL Grand Final, with a cracking meeting at Moonee Vally the night before the AFL Grand Final featuring super sprint the AJ Moir Stakes over 100m. Major feature races for the month of September for the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival are:
Saturday 1 September Memsie Stakes, 1400m Caulfield
Saturday 8 September Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes 1600m Moonee Valley
Saturday 15 September Makybe Diva Stakes 1600m Flemington
Saturday 22 SeptemberSir Rupert Clarke Stakes 1400m Caulfield
Friday 28 September AJ Moir Stakes 1000m Moonee Valley
Sunday 30 September Underwood Stakes 1800m Caulfield
Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival – October
The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival really jumps into action in October with brilliant carnivals, the Caulfield Spring Racing Carnival at Caulfield racecourse and the Moonee Valley Spring Racing Carnival. These two racecourses will host the massive Caulfield Cup and WS Cox Plate along the way but also a host of other significant races such as the 3 year old classics Caulfield Guineas and Thousand Guineas, Caulfield Stakes and early in October the very important lead up race to the Melbourne Cup the Turnball Stakes. Major feature races in the month of October for the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival are:
Saturday 6 October Group 1 Turnball Stakes 2000m Flemington
Saturday 13 October Group 1 Caulfield Guineas 1600m
Saturday 13 OctoberThousand Guineas 1600m
Saturday 13 October Group 1 Caulfield Stakes 2000m
Saturday 20 October Group 1 $5 million Caulfield Cup 2400m
Moonee Valley Spring Racing – WS Cox Plate
There are also Friday night meetings over the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival at “The Valley” including:
Friday 27 October evening prior WS Cox Plate $1 million Manikato Stakes
Saturday 28 October Group 1 $5 million WS Cox Plate Saturday 28 October 2040m
Melbourne Cup Week Racing Carnival…4 meetings, 40 races in 1 week!
This is the week of weeks in Racing around the world…the Melbourne Cup Week Racing Carnival. Four days of Racing featuring 37 races for the week and over $20 million of prize money including the now record amount of $7.3 million for the Melbourne Cup, the $5 million WS Cox Plate the $2 million Victoria Derby and the $2m Victoria Oaks amongst other brilliant racing. And of course all the action comes from the home of Racing, Flemington racecourse which will host over 400,000 attendees over Cup week. Derby Dat is arguably the biggest of the race days as it hosts 4 Group 1, 2 Group 2 and 3 Group 3 races on what amounts to the day of days for Racing preceding the big Melbourne Cup day on the Tuesday. Melbourne Cup Week major races and dates as follows:
Saturday 3 November Group 1 Victoria Derby $2 million 2400m
Tuesday 6 November Group 1 $7.3 million Melbourne Cup 3200m
Thursday 8 November Group 1 $2 million Victoria Oaks 2400m
Saturday 10 November Group 1 $1 million Emirates Stakes 2000m
Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival – November
The last official meeting of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival is at Sandown Racecourse and for Sandown Classic Day to be held on Saturday 17 November. Many trainers who have been able to enjoy success over the other meetings over the Carnival or who’s horses have pulled up fresh choose to run them at Sandown. It includes Group 2 races:
Saturday 17 November Group 2 Sandown Classic over 2400m
Saturday 17 November Group 2 Sandown Guineas 1600m
Saturday 17 November Group 2 Sandown Stakes 1200m
Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival – Country Cups
The Country Cups meetings as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival are now integral races on the calendar. The are especially relevant to the many overseas horses who have not been cleared from quarantine until just before the Melbourne Cup. There are also a number of horses that may need to use these races for qualification to the Melbourne Cup.
Sunday 14 October Cranbourne Cup 2025m
Wednesday 24 October Geelong Cup 2400m
Wednesday 31 October Bendigo Cup 2400m