Aurie’s Star Handicap Day is the unofficial start of the Melbourne Spring Carnival. While the books say the Spring Carnival starts with Memsie Stakes Day, racing purists count this day as the kick off for the famous carnival.
This is because the day boasts the first group event of the Melbourne Spring Carnival - the Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap. With a number of horses kicking off their spring campaigns at this meeting, it draws a decent crowd to the prestigious Flemington racecourse, with punters and socialites getting a taste of what’s to come.
|RACE NAME||STATUS||PRIZE MONEY||DISTANCE||RACE TYPE|
|AURIE'S STAR HANDICAP||GR 3||$150,000||1200m||OPEN HANDICAP|