Horse Racing | Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival

ABOUT

The Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival may not have the clout of its big brother, the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, but it still hosts some outstanding Group 1 races, such as the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes, the Group 1 Australian Cup and the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap. With almost $11 million in prize money scattered across the Carnival, jockeys and trainers travel from far and wide in the hope of carving out their piece of history. Traditionally held in February and March, it takes place at some of Australia’s most prominent racecourses, including Flemington, Moonee Valley and Caulfield. Kicking off at Flemington with the Group 3 Standish Handicap, it progressively draws greater crowds and classier horses until the pinnacle of the Carnival, Australian Cup Day.


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LIGHTNING STAKES
- 3YO’s have won the race 12 times since 1983
2017 AUTUMN RACING HOME


MELBOURNE AUTUMN RACING CARNIVAL RACE DAYS


STANDISH HANDICAP DAY SUNDAY, 1ST JANUARY 2017 – FLEMINGTON RACECOURSE

RACE NAME STATUS PRIZE MONEY DISTANCE RACE TYPE
STANDISH HANDICAP GR 3 $150,000 1200M OPEN HANDICAP

AUSTRALIA STAKES DAY FRIDAY, 27TH JANUARY 2017 - MOONEE VALLEY RACECOURSE

RACE NAME STATUS PRIZE MONEY DISTANCE RACE TYPE
AUSTRALIA STAKES GR 2 $200,000 1200M WFA

MANFRED STAKES DAY SATURDAY, 4TH FEBRUARY 2017 - CALUFIELD RACECOURSE

RACE NAME STATUS PRIZE MONEY DISTANCE RACE TYPE
MANFRED STAKES GR 3 $150,000 1300M 3YO SW+PEN
CHAIRMAN'S STAKES GR 3 $150,000 1000M 2YO SW+PEN

CF ORR STAKES DAY SATURDAY, 11TH FEBRUARY 2017 – CAULFIELD RACECOURSE

RACE NAME STATUS PRIZE MONEY DISTANCE RACE TYPE
CF ORR STAKES GR 1 $500,000 1400M WFA
AUTUMN STAKES GR 2 $200,000 1400M 3YO SW+PEN
RUBITON STAKES GR 2 $200,000 1100M SW+PEN
BLUE DIAMOND PRELUDE (F) GR 2 $200,000 1100M 2YOF SW
BLUE DIAMOND PRELUDE (C & G) GR 3 $150,000 1100M 2YOC&G SW 
CARLYON CUP GR 3 $150,000 1600M OPEN SW+PEN
GEOFFREY BELMAINE STAKES GR 3 $150,000 1200M MARES SW+PEN
KEVIN HAYES STAKES GR 3 $150,000 1200M 3YOF SW+PEN

BLACK CAVIAR THE GREAT HORSE RACEDAY SATURDAY, 18TH FEBRUARY 2017 - FLEMINGTON RACECOURSE

RACE NAME STATUS PRIZE MONEY DISTANCE RACE TYPE
BLACK CAVIAR LIGHTNING STAKES GR 1 $750,000 1000M WFA
VANITY STAKES GR 3 $150,000 1400M 3YOF SW+PEN
CS HAYES STAKES GR 3 $150,000 1400M 3YOC&G SW+PEN

TYPHOON TRACY STAKES DAY FRIDAY, 24TH FEBRUARY 2017 - MOONEE VALLEY RACECOURSE

RACE NAME STATUS PRIZE MONEY DISTANCE RACE TYPE
TYPHOON TRACY STAKES GR 3 $150,000 1200M 3YOF SW+PEN

BLUE DIAMOND STAKES DAY SATURDAY, 25TH FEBRUARY 2017 - CAULFIELD RACECOURSE

RACE NAME STATUS PRIZE MONEY DISTANCE RACE TYPE
BLUE DIAMOND STAKES GR 1 $1,500,000 1400M 2YO SW
FUTURITY STAKES GR 1 $500,000 1400M WFA
OAKLEIGH PLATE GR 1 $500,000 1100M OPEN HANDICAP
AUTUMN CLASSIC GR 2 $200,000 1800M 3YO SW
ANGUS ARMANASCO STAKES GR 2 $200,000 1400M 3YOF SW+PEN
PETER YOUNG (ST GEORGE) STAKES GR 2 $200,000 1800M WFA
MANNERISM STAKES GR 3 $150,000 1400M MARES SW+PEN
ZEDITAVE STAKES GR 3 $150,000 1200M 3YO C&G SW+PEN

AUSTRALIAN GUINEAS DAY SATURDAY, 4TH MARCH 2017 - FLEMINGTON RACECOURSE

RACE NAME STATUS PRIZE MONEY DISTANCE RACE TYPE
AUSTRALIAN GUINEAS GR 1 $750,000 1600M 3YO SW
FRANCES TRESSADY STAKES GR 3 $150,000 1400M F&M SW+PEN
SHAFTESBURY AVENUE HANDICAP GR 3 $150,000 1400M OPEN HANDICAP

AUSTRALIAN CUP DAY SATURDAY, 11TH MARCH 2017 - FLEMINGTON RACECOURSE

RACE NAME STATUS PRIZE MONEY DISTANCE RACE TYPE
AUSTRALIAN CUP GR 1 $1,500,000 2000M WFA
NEWMARKET HANDICAP GR 1 $1,250,000 1200M OPEN HANDICAP
SIRES' PRODUCE STAKES GR 2 $200,000 1400M 2YO SW
KEWNEY STAKES GR 2 $200,000 1400M 3YOF SW
MATRON STAKES GR 3 $150,000 1600M F&M SW+PEN

ALISTER CLARK STAKES NIGHT FRIDAY, 17TH MARCH 2017 - MOONEE VALLEY RACECOURSE

RACE NAME STATUS PRIZE MONEY DISTANCE RACE TYPE
ALISTER CLARK STAKES GR 2 $200,000 2040M 3YO SW

AUTUMN RAACEDAY SATURDAY, 18TH MARCH 2017 - FLEMINGTON RACECOURSE

THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS STAKES GR 3 $150,000 1200M 2YOF SW+PEN
BLAMEY STAKES GR 2 $200,000 1600M OPEN SW+PEN

WILLIAM REID STAKES DAY FRIDAY, 24TH MARCH 2017 - MOONEE VALLEY RACECOURSE

RACE NAME STATUS PRIZE MONEY DISTANCE RACE TYPE
WILLIAM REID STAKES GR 1 $500,000 1200M WFA
SUNLINE STAKES GR 2 $200,000 1600M F&M WFA
ALEXANDRA STAKES GR 3 $150,000 1600M 3YO F SW+P

EASTER CUP DAY SATURDAY, 15TH APRIL 2017 - CAULFIELD RACECOURSE

RACE NAME STATUS PRIZE MONEY DISTANCE RACE TYPE
EASTER CUP GR 3 $150,000 2000M OPEN HANDICAP
VICTORIA HANDICAP GR 3 $150,000 1400M OPEN HANDICAP