Horse Racing | Emirates Stakes Day

The Melbourne Cup Carnival winds up with a family affair – Emirates Stakes Day. After the hustle and bustle of the other carnival meetings, this afternoon features a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with the fashion being an interesting mix of understated style and fun! On the famous Flemington track, the feature race is the Group 1 Emirates Stakes. It is backed up by the VRC Sprint, a race won twice by Australia’s super-mare Black Caviar (2010 & 2011).Along with the many free activities and live entertainment for children of all ages, there’s also the Emirates Stakes Day Kids’ Fashions on the Field – giving younger racegoers and families the opportunity to impress in the fashion stakes and win great prizes.

This initiative was first introduced in 2004 and has become very popular with the large crowds. The official flower of Emirates Stakes Day is the red rose. Emirates Stakes Day is also known as VRC Stakes Day and Family Day. Held on the Saturday following the Melbourne Cup, the traditional closing day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival has been going since 1861. By Emirates Stakes Day 2014, the total stakes pool for the nine race program, which includes five group events, will pass $3.2m.



EMIRATES STAKES HORSES AND ODDS

EMIRATES STAKES HORSES AND ODDS



EMIRATES STAKES DAY RACE SCHEDULE

EMIRATES STAKES DAY RACE SCHEDULE

RACE NAME STATUS PRIZE MONEY DISTANCE RACE TYPE RACE CODE
MARIBYRNONG PLATE GR3 $150,000 1000m SW MR1
STARLIGHT CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION PLATE - $100,000 2000m HANDICAP MR2
QUEEN ELIZABETH STAKES GR3 $300,000 2600m QUALITY HANDICAP MR3
HILTON STAKES LR $150,000 1400m HANDICAP MR4
ANTLER LUGGAGE HANDICAP - $100,000 1600m HANDICAP MR5
7NEWS MATRIARCH STAKES GR2 $300,000 2000m 4YO SW+PEN MR6
EMIRATES STAKES GR1 $2,000,000 2000m 3YO WFA MR7
DARLEY CLASSIC GR1 $1,000,000 1200m WFA MR8
EMIRATES AIRLINE HANDICAP - $100,000 1400m HANDICAP MR9