Race Days

Caulfield Cup Carnival Race Days

During the annual Caulfield Cup Carnival there are three fantastic days of racing featuring top quality group races.

Caulfield Guineas Day

The first day of the Caulfield Spring Racing Carnival is Caulfield Guineas Day. The racing lineup includes four Group 1 races with the highlight race being the $1 million Caulfield Guineas run over 1600m for 3 year olds with set weights.

Ladies Day

Held on the Wednesday between Caulfield Guineas Day and Caulfield Cup Day, Ladies Day offers a great day of racing for fans and punters alike with the feature race being the $150,000 Group 3 Ladies Day Vase. The Ladies Day Vase is a set-weights with penalties race over 1600m for mares four years and older.

Caulfield Cup Day

Caulfield Cup Day is the biggest day on Caulfield’s racing calendar. The feature race is the $3 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup, one of the world’s richest handicap races. Attracting the leading three-year-olds from Australia and around the world, the Caulfield Cup is run over a distance of 2400 metres and is a key lead up race to the Melbourne Cup.

Melbourne Cup Carnival Race Days

There are four major race days held as part of Australia’s favourite racing carnival, the annual Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Taking place from late October until the first Saturday of November each year, Flemington’s Melbourne Cup Carnival is home to some of the nation’s most revered Group 1 races and top quality attractions for families and punters alike.

Victoria Derby Day

The Cup Carnival kicks off on the last Saturday of October with the AAMI Victoria Derby Day. Derby Day is the only race meeting held in Australia where all nine of the day’s events hold Group status and the feature race is the $1.5 million AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) for three-year-olds.

Read more about Victoria Derby Day.

Melbourne Cup Day

The following Tuesday is the highlight meeting of the Cup Carnival, Emirates Melbourne Cup Day. Featuring the world’s richest handicap event, the coveted $6 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), the first Tuesday of November is recognised globally as one of the most thrilling and important days of thoroughbred racing in the world.

Read more about Melbourne Cup Day.

Crown Oaks Day

Held the Thursday after the Melbourne Cup, the third Cup Carnival meeting is the prestigious and glamorous Crown Oaks Day. Headlined by the $1 million Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) for three-year-old fillies, Crown Oaks Day is a day full of fun, fashion and racing.

Read more about Oaks Day.

Emirates Stakes Day

The final Cup Carnival meeting at Flemington is held the next Saturday when Emirates Stakes Day entertains the crowds. Recognised as Flemington’s Family Day for its family friendly atmosphere, Emirates Stakes Day has plenty of racing action for the enthusiasts too with the $1 million Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) highlighting the card.

Read more about Stakes Day.