SATURDAY 22 APRIL 2017 | GROUP 1 | 3200 M | RANDWICK | RACE8
The pinnacle staying event on the NSW racing calendar, the Sydney Cup is the only major state capital Cup race along with the Melbourne Cup that maintains Group 1 status. Like the Melbourne Cup, the Sydney Cup is also a 2 mile or 3200m Open Handicap event.
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SATURDAY 25 MARCH 2017 | GROUP 1 | 2000 M | ROSEHILL | RACE 7
Run over a distance of 2000m, the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes is restricted to 3 Year Old Fillies held under set weight conditions. A traditional lead-up to the ATC Oaks, the race is officially registered as the Storm Queen Stakes.
FRIDAY 24 MARCH 2017 | GROUP 1 | 1200 M | MOONEE VALLEY | RACE 7
Signalling the end of the main races in Melbourne for the Autumn, it is the final G1 race for the racing season in Victoria. Past winners of this race include the 2 time winners Black Caviar (2011 & ’13) and Apache Cat (2008 & ’09), Miss Andretti (2007), Vo Rogue (1988) and the mighty Manikato who won this race 5 years in succession from 1979-83.
SATURDAY 25 MARCH 2017 | 2000 M | ROSEHILL | RACE 5
The Tulloch Stakes, also known as the Carringbush Cup, is a Group 2 horse race that features on BMW Stakes Day, one of the leading features at the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
SATURDAY 25 MARCH 2017 | 1500 M | GROUP 2 | ROSEHILL | RACE 8
Held annually in late March on BMW Stakes Day, the Emancipation Stakes is a Group 2 horse race run at Sydney’s Rosehill Racecourse.
FRIDAY 24 MARCH 2017 | 1600 M | GROUP 2 | MOONEE VALLEY | RACE 6
Held at Moonee Valley, the G2 Sunline Stakes is held over 1600m and is restricted to fillies and mares, 3YO and upward. It is a weight for age event and this year mares aged 4YO and up will carry 57kg and 3YO will carry 54kg.
A race with a long tradition, the Doncaster Handicap or Doncaster Mile as it is sometimes referred to, is one of the most prestigious mile (1600m) races on the Australian turf calendar.
As part of the huge increases in prizemoney that occurred with the introduction of The Championships, The TJ Smith Stakes is now the world’s richest sprint race.
The ATC Derby held over the classic distance of 2400m or 12 furlongs in the old scale and run at set weights, has long been considered the ultimate Derby to win because of its position in the Autumn.