The Melbourne Cup Carnival comes to a close on the first Saturday in November when Flemington hosts Emirates Stakes Day.
Whereas Crown Oaks Day is commonly known as the carnival’s ‘Ladies Day’, Emirates Stakes Day is referred to as ‘Family Day’, with a carnival-like atmosphere created by great rides, live entertainment and stalls accompanying the elite racing action.
The marquee race at the meeting is the $1 million Group 1 Emirates Stakes, a quality handicap run over 1600m. As well as the famous Emirates Stakes, five other Group status events highlight the card.
The other elite level feature is the $1 million Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) (previously the VRC Sprint Classic), while the crowds also anticipate the running of the $300,000 Group 2 Matriarch Stakes (2000m), $250,000 Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) and the $150,000 Group 3 Maribyrnong Plate (1000m).
Emirates Stakes Day Fast Facts
- When: First Saturday of November
- Where: Flemington Racecourse
- Feature Race: $1 million Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m)
Other Group Races
|$51 million||Group 1||Darley Classic||1200m||Weight-for-age|
|$300,000||Group 2||Matriarch Stakes||2000m||4YO+ Mares SW+P|
|$250,000||Group 3||Queen Elizabeth Stakes||2600m||Qlty Hcp|
|$150,000||Group 3||Maribyrnong Plate||1000m||2YO SW|
|$150,000||Listed||Hilton Hotels Stakes||1400m||3YO Hcp|