The Victorian Spring Racing Carnival is one of the world’s great racing festivals, and a truly amazing experience for horse racing fans, and those new to sport.
In September 2023, it will burst back into life with three action-packed months of racing, entertainment, fashion and fun across the state.
From Carnival features, the Caulfield Cup Carnival, Ladbrokes Cox Plate Carnival, and Melbourne Cup Carnival, to Victoria’s iconic Country Cups.
The inaugural $500,000 Victorian Country Cups Final, to be showcased on Caulfield’s newest Group 1 raceday on Saturday, 18 November 2023, will feature the best-performed horses from Victorian racing’s 55 country cups.
The ballot order for the final will be determined by points accumulated in Victorian country cups from November 2022 through to the bet365 Ararat Gold Cup (2000m), held the week prior to the final on Sunday, 12 November 2023.
Point are awarded 5 for first, 2 for second and 1 for third at each Victorian Country Cup, with the final conducted over 2000M as a Benchmark 100 Handicap with a field of 16 starters.
To view the latest Victorian Country Cups Series leaderboard as at 9 November 2023, click here.
To purchase tickets to Caulfield's new Group 1 raceday, the Schweppes Caulfield Thousand, click here.
Running from 2 September to 3 December 2023, Victoria’s expanded Spring Racing Carnival will offer a staggering $117 million in prizemoney and bonuses for local and international competitors.
The Victorian Spring Racing Carnival bursts back into life this year with three action packed months of racing, entertainment, fashion and fun across the state.
We’re here, with vets in every stable and at every race meeting. We’re here with state-of-the-art injury prevention technology and stringent veterinary protocols. We’re here to put the care of these amazing athletes first so you can enjoy your day at the races.
Headlining the world class racing across the coming three months will be the marquee trio of the $8.4 million Lexus Melbourne Cup, the $5 million Carlton Draught Caulfield Cup, and the $5 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate.
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Catch all the premium spring action live and free on free-to-air TV. Check the Freeview guide to see when races will air in your state on Seven, 7TWO, 7Plus and Channel 10 (Melbourne Cup week)
You won’t miss a minute of the action with Racing.com on free-to-air digital television (Channel 68/78), Foxtel (Channel 529), Kayo or through the Racing.com website or app
Tune into RSN 927AM if you’re in Victoria for live coverage of the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival. You can also listen vis RSN app or online via the RSN website
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