Australia Stakes Day is one of the better race days conducted during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. Held at the Moonee Valley Racecourse, it features some handy Group races, including the Group 2 Australia Stakes. It has become a great day for both racing enthusiasts and punters, as it offers entertainment on the track as well as off. Moonee Valley has become home to so many first-class Group races throughout the Australian Racing Calendar, such as the Group 1 Manikato Stakes, the Group 1 Cox Plate and the Group 1 AJ Moir Stakes.
Australia Stakes Day coincides with Australia Day celebrations (January 26) that take place the same week. It marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet at Port Jackson, New South Wales. Celebrations across the nation reflect our diverse society and landscape, with racing an integral part of our heritage, especially in the country.
|RACE NAME||STATUS||PRIZE MONEY||DISTANCE||RACE TYPE|
|AUSTRALIA STAKES||GR 2||$220,000||1200M||WFA|