Feature Races Overview

The Spring Racing Carnival (SRC) is Australia’s most prestigious and historic celebration of thoroughbred racing, featuring three months of elite equine action.

During last year’s SRC, more than AUD $84 million in prizemoney and bonuses were on offer across 132 race meetings, starting with Memsie Stakes Day at Caulfield on Saturday, 1 September and concluding with Sportsbet Ballarat Cup Day on Saturday, 24 November. The three jewels in the Carnival’s crown each carried record prizemoney, with the Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington up $1 million to $7.3 million; the Stella Artois Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield up $2 million to $5 million; and the Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) at The Valley up $2 million to $5 million.

Fittingly, in a year in which the SRC celebrated a quarter of a century of international competition, overseas raiders took out two of the three majors with Saeed bin Suroor’s Best Solution winning the Caulfield Cup, and Cross Counter – trained by Charlie Appleby – leading home a British trifecta in the Melbourne Cup. Last year’s crop also took the number of international visitors to the SRC past the 250 mark.

Sprint Races

G2 SCHILLACI STAKES

Prizemoney: $401,000
Race Date: Saturday 12 October 2019
Distance: 5.5f / 1100m
Conditions: Weight-For-Age
Racecourse: Caulfield
Close Date: Monday 7 October 2019 

G2 CAULFIELD SPRINT

Prizemoney: $301,000
Race Date: Saturday 19 October 2019
Distance: 5f / 1000m
Conditions: Handicap
Racecourse: Caulfield
Close Date: Monday 14 October 2019

G1 LADBROKES MANIKATO STAKES

Prizemoney: $1,015,000
Race Date: Friday 25 October 2019 (night meeting)
Distance: 6f / 1200m
Conditions: Weight-For-Age
Racecourse: The Valley
Closing Date: Tuesday 24 September 2019

G2 LINLITHGOW STAKES

Prizemoney: $302,000
Race Date: Saturday 2 November 2019
Distance: 6f / 1200m
Conditions: Handicap
Racecourse: Flemington
Close Date: Monday 28 October 2019 

G1 VRC SPRINT CLASSIC

Prizemoney: $2,002,500
Race Date: Saturday 9 November 2019
Distance: 6f / 1200m, straight course
Conditions: Weight-For-Age
Racecourse: Flemington
Closing Date: Tuesday 24 September 2019

Mile Races

G1 TOORAK HANDICAP

Prizemoney: $502,750
Race Date: Saturday 12 October 2019
Distance: 8f / 1600m
Conditions: Handicap
Racecourse: Caulfield
Closing Date: Monday 7 October 2019 

G2 CRYSTAL MILE

Prizemoney: $303,000
Race Date: Saturday 26 October 2019
Distance: 8f / 1600m
Conditions: Weight-For-Age
Racecourse: The Valley (Moonee Valley)
Close Date: Monday 21 October 2019

G1 KENNEDY MILE

Prizemoney: $2,002,500
Race Date: Saturday 2 November 2019
Distance: 8f / 1600m
Conditions: Quality Handicap
Racecourse: Flemington
Closing Date: Monday 28 October 2019
Middle Distance Weight for Age Races

G1 LADBROKES STAKES

Prizemoney: $1,002,750
Race Date: Saturday 12 October 2019
Distance: 10f / 2000m
Conditions: Weight-For-Age
Racecourse: Caulfield
Closing Date: Monday 7 October 2019 

G1 LADBROKES COX PLATE

Prizemoney: $5,050,000
Race Date: Saturday 26 October 2019
Distance: 10f / 2040m
Conditions: Weight-For-Age
Racecourse: The Valley
Closing Date: Tuesday 6 August 2019   

G1 SEPPELT MACKINNON STAKES

Prizemoney: $2,005,000
Race Date: Saturday 9 November 2019
Distance: 10f / 2000m
Conditions: Weight-For-Age
Racecourse: Flemington
Closing Date: Monday 4 November 2019

Staying Races

G2 HERBERT POWER STAKES

Prizemoney: $401,000
Race Date: Saturday 12 October 2019
Distance: 12f / 2400m
Conditions: Quality Handicap
Racecourse: Caulfield
Close Date: Monday 7 October 2019 

G1 STELLA ARTOIS CAULFIELD CUP

Prizemoney: $5,150,000
Race Date: Saturday 19 October 2019
Distance: 12f / 2400m
Conditions: Handicap
Racecourse: Caulfield
Closing Date: Thursday 29 August 2019 

G3 GEELONG CUP

Prizemoney: $400,000
Race Date: Wednesday 23 October 2019
Distance: 12f / 2400m
Conditions: Handicap
Racecourse: Geelong
Close Date: Thursday 17 October 2019 

G2 MOONEE VALLEY GOLD CUP

Prizemoney: $511,000
Race Date: Saturday 26 October 2019
Distance: 12.5f / 2500m
Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties
Racecourse: The Valley (Moonee Valley)
Close Date: Monday 21 October 2019 

G3 JAYCO BENDIGO CUP

Prizemoney: $400,000
Race Date: Wednesday 30 October 2019
Distance: 12f / 2400m
Conditions: Handicap
Racecourse: Bendigo
Close Date: Thursday 24 October 2019

G3 LEXUS HANDICAP

Prizemoney: $301,500
Race Date: Saturday 2 November 2019
Distance: 12.f / 2500m
Conditions: Quality Handicap
Racecourse: Flemington
Close Date: Monday 28 October 2019

G1 LEXUS MELBOURNE CUP

Prizemoney: $8,000,000
Race Date: Tuesday 5 November 2019
Distance: 16f / 3200m
Conditions: Handicap
Racecourse: Flemington
Closing Date: Thursday 29 August 2019

G3 QUEEN ELIZABETH STAKES

Prizemoney: $301,500
Race Date: Saturday 10 November 2019
Distance: 13f / 2600m
Conditions: Quality Handicap
Racecourse: Flemington
Close Date: Monday 5 November 2019

G2 ZIPPING CLASSIC

Prizemoney: $301,00
Race Date: Saturday 17 November 2019
Distance: 12f / 2400
Conditions: Weight-For-Age
Racecourse: Sandown
Close Date: Monday 12 November 2019

LISTED LADBROKES SANDOWN CUP

Prizemoney: $150,500
Race Date: Saturday 17 November 2019
Distance: 16f / 3200m
Conditions: Weight-For-Age
Racecourse: Sandown
Close Date: Monday 12 November 2019

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