This year the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival is different. There won’t be the hats and the hoopla. The celebrities, flowers and champagne. Instead, the focus will be solely on the world’s best horses as they run in the country’s most exciting races. With all eyes on them and nothing else, this is the horses’ moment.

The Victorian Spring Racing Carnival spans three months of thrilling racing across the state. With over $100 million in prizemoney, the carnival brings together September racing, the Caulfield Cup Carnival, featuring the Stella Artois Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate Carnival, featuring the running of the 100th Ladbrokes Cox Plate, Melbourne Cup Carnival, featuring the Lexus Melbourne Cup along with countless Country Cups.

More than ever, this year is the time to celebrate our equine athletes - their strength and speed, their personalities and their journeys towards the most thrilling racing events. It also provides us with the unique opportunity to watch and celebrate from the comfort of our own homes.

Our heroes, the horses will have centre stage. We will call out the record breakers, history makers and big equine personalities, so that all Victorians looking towards the track this Spring, will know that more than any year before it, 2020 is truly the year of the Horse.

Be here as Victoria springs to life

A different kind of excitement is upon us this spring, where all eyes are on the horses. Without the usual focus on fashion and the fun & frivolity of race day, we shift the focus to the sport and the real stars of the track.

Be here as we celebrate the real athletes this Spring, the horses. The athleticism of these animals cannot be compared, they can reach speeds of up to 60km/hour when in full flight. Horses are finely tuned animals and there is so much that goes into their training. Watch below to hear about what makes an equine athlete.

This Spring, the best horses travel to Flemington, Caulfield, Moonee Valley and the Country, bringing their magic to the track. Join the stayers and sprinters as they take on race days. From the historic 100th running of the Cox Plate, to who’ll take the mantle as the champion of Caulfield, to those magical 3200 metres as the horses vie for the Melbourne Cup, this Spring is not to be missed.

Relive the races that made history and see the athletes that forged a new path for horse racing in Victoria, all over again.

 

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With a whole host of elite equine athletes ready to showcase their supreme skills over the next three months, the stage is set for another chapter to be written in the rich history of the Spring Racing Carnival.

 

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