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.

Over $117 Million in Prizemoney and Bonuses

Over $117 Million in Prizemoney and Bonuses

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.

Three Months of Racing and Entertainment

Three Months of Racing and Entertainment

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.

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Here For The Horses

Here For The Horses

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.

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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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Wednesday Racing

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Sportsbet Night Racing Series

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Adam Lindsay Gordon Trophy Series Hamilton Round

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Friday Racing

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Caulfield Thoroughbred Club Races

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Australian Hurdle and Steeplechase

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Sportsbet Sandown Wednesday

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