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Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival 2016

Press Release   •   Feb 28, 2016 00:59 AEDT

Horse Racing

The Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival is takes place in February and March each year and feature exciting group racing action at Flemington, Caulfield and Moonee Valley is the highlight of the Australian racing. The Melbourne Autumn Carnival is not as quit as high profile in the Racing Carnival, the Melbourne Autumn offers truly outstanding racing, and provide a wonderful prelude to the bigger riches on offer in very famous racing carnivals i.e. the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. This Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival 2016 contains features nine Groups one races with three $1 million purses on the offer to the elite gallopers. The first of these is the Blue Diamond Stakes (Feb), Victoria's richest 2YO race, followed by other feature races such as the Newmarket Handicap, and Australian Cup, both of which will be occur on Super Saturday (March), in the marquee day of Melbourne's Autumn Racing Carnival


The 2016 Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival year, and dates you can below you can find below for all Group 1, Group 2 & Group 3 races in Melbourne during the spring. The $150,000 Group 3, Standish Handicap is the first group in the race, and it is held at Flemington race course on New Year Day i.e. (1 Jan), while the $200,000 Group 2 Australia Stakes follows after three weeks later (23 Jan), at Moonee Valley race course.

The first group of one race of the autumn is held the February at Caulfield, when $400,000 Group 1 CF Orr Stakes headlines is a very big day of racing for the Melbourne Racing Club, with $500,000 Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning facing which taking place after next week at Flemington.

The two-day Flemington autumn racing carnival is scheduled in early March with the $500,000 Group 1 Australian Guineas facing, followed the week after by Super Saturday of Racing. This is one of the biggest race days of the year for two groups i.e. $1,000,000 Group 1 Newmarket Handicap for sprinters, and other is $1,000,000 Group 1 Australian Cup for stayers. The Melbourne Racing Club's is the major race day of the autumn takes center stage late February with the seven group races on Blue Diamond Stakes Day at Caulfield, headlined by $1,000,000 Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes for two year olds.

The $500,000 Group 1 Futurity Stakes, and $400,000 Group 1 Oakleigh Plate are also held on the Blue Diamond Stakes Day, which now rivals Super Saturday of Racing at Flemington, this is also the most prestigious race days of the Melbourne autumn Racing Carnival.

Moonee Valley hosts two feature racess at Friday night facings in late March, $220,000 Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes, is meeting with $500,000 Group 1 William Reid Stakes.

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