The Turnbull Stakes Day is one of the most exciting meetings on the Victorian racing calendar. The race card, run at the infamous Flemington Racecourse, is headlined by the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes, the first major staying race of the spring over 2000m. A host of Group 2 races are also featured on the day, including the Edward Manifold Stakes, the Gilgai Stakes, as well as the Group 3 The Bart Cummings.
With almost $2m dollars in prize money up for grabs on the day, the event attracts some of the best jockeys, trainers and racing identities in Australia. Inaugurated in the mid-1900s, the Turnbull Stakes is an event named in the honour of former VRC Chairman Richard Turnbull, and was given Group 1 status in 2006.
|RACE NAME||STATUS||PRIZE MONEY||DISTANCE||RACE TYPE|
|TURNBULL STAKES||GR 1||$500,000||2000m||4YO&UP SW+PEN|
|EDWARD MANIFOLD STAKES||GR 2||$200,000||1600m||3YOF SW|
|GILGAI STAKES||GR 2||$200,000||1200m||3YO&UP SW+PEN|
|THE BART CUMMINGS||GR 3||$300,000||2500m||QUALITY HANDICAP|