|Date:||Saturday 12th August 2017|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
|2017 Aurie's Star Handicap Odds|
Held at Flemington over the ‘Straight Six’, the 1200m Group 3 Aurie’s Star is the first Group race of the new racing season in Melbourne. The race was first held in 1996 as a standard race and in 2005 was raised to Listed status. In 2010 the race was upgraded to the current Group 3 level. Conditions of the race are open handicap with a minimum weight in 2017 of 54kg.
The race has been held at Flemington every year bar 2007 when it was held at Moonee Valley with Monet Rules taking out the race when El Segundo carried 62.5kg in finishing 3rd . Total prize money on offer in 2017 is $150,000 with the winner to receive $90,000. The 2016 edition was taken out by the Darren Weir trained Sooboog, ridden by Michael Dee. Other winners have included Shiraz, Tiger Tees, Temple Of Boom, Mic Mac, Niconero and Fields Of Omagh.