Horse Racing | Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival

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Despite a lot of attention at the end of the year on the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival isn’t an event to miss either. The Carnival has almost $9 million in prize money up for the taking over the four month period and includes six exciting Group 1 races. The first Group 1 race of the carnival is also arguably the most prestigious, with the running of the $1 million Golden Rose taking place in the sixth week of the carnival in early September at Rosehill Racecourse. Other leading races that attract the best gallopers in the country include the George Main Stakes, The Epsom Handicap and The Metropolitan. The Sydney Spring Racing Carnival kicks off at Royal Randwick Racecourse in August with the Group 2 Missile Stakes, with the Group 3 Summer Cup on Boxing Day at the same venue concluding the event. The carnival spans across city and provincial racecourses in and around Sydney, including Rosehill , Royal Randwick, Warwick Farm and Newcastle.


THE ROSEHILL SPRING CARNIVAL

The Rosehill Spring Carnival is one of five conducted during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. Included in the event is the biggest and richest race of the carnival, the $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose for three-year-olds. Mid-August is the first major event of the spring for Rosehill Racecourse, that being the San Domenico Stakes Day. Other leading days in the event include Run To The Rose Day and Stan Fox Stakes Day.


THE ROYAL RANDWICK SPRING CARNIVAL

The Royal Randwick Spring Carnival boasts most of the quality races during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, including five Group 1s. Three of those Group 1s fall are scheduled for the headline event, Epsom Handicap Day. Almost $2 million in prize money is up for grabs on that day in early October, and that’s more than any other event during the Sydney spring.


THE WARWICK FARM SPRING CARNIVAL

The Warwick Farm Spring Carnival includes the racecourse’s biggest event on the racing calendar. The Warwick Stakes Day kicks off the carnival in late August and boasts a racecard that includes five Group races, headlined by the Group 2 Warwick Stakes.


THE FLEMINGTON SPRING CARNIVAL

The Flemington Spring Carnival is the premier carnival in Melbourne during the spring. Held at the famous Flemington racecourse, it hosts some of the biggest races of the year. Victoria Derby Day is on the Saturday following the Cox Plate, then Melbourne Cup Day is, of course, on the Tuesday, followed by Crown Oaks Day on the Thursday, and finally, Emirates Stakes Day wraps up a week of action, on and off the track, on the second Saturday. Racing lovers and socialites from across the country often take the full week off work just to enjoy everything ‘fabulous’ Flemington has to offer on the four spectacular race days.


THE NEWCASTLE SPRING CARNIVAL

The Newcastle Spring Racing Carnival is held over a two-day period in mid-September, shortly after the running of the Golden Rose. The event consists of two days, those being Cameron Handicap Day on a Wednesday and Newcastle Gold Cup Day on a Thursday. The headline event of the carnival is the $175,000 Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup, an Open Handicap over 2300m at the Newcastle Racecourse.



SYDNEY SPRING RACING CARNIVAL RACE DAYS


MISSILE STAKES DAY SATURDAY, 8TH AUGUST 2015 - ROYAL RANDWICK RACECOURSE

RACE NAME STATUS PRIZE MONEY DISTANCE RACE TYPE
MISSILE STAKES GR 2 $175,000 1200M WFA

SAN DOMENICO STAKES DAY SATURDAY, 15TH AUGUST 2015 - ROSEHILL GARDENS RACECOURSE

RACE NAME STATUS PRIZE MONEY DISTANCE RACE TYPE
SAN DOMENICO STAKES GR 3 $125,000 1100M 3YO SW+PEN

WARWICK STAKES DAY SATURDAY, 22ND AUGUST 2015 - WARWICK FARM RACECOURSE

RACE NAME STATUS PRIZE MONEY DISTANCE RACE TYPE
WARWICK STAKES GR 2 $175,000 1400M WFA
SILVER SHADOW STAKES GR 2 $175,000 1200M 3YOF SW+PEN
UP AND COMING STAKES GR 3 $125,000 1300M 3YO C&G QUALITY HANDICAP
SHOW COUNTY QUALITY GR 3 $125,000 1200M QAULITY HANDICAP
TOY SHOW QUALITY GR 3 $125,000 1300M F&M QAULITY HANDICAP

RUN TO THE ROSE DAY SATURDAY, 29TH AUGUST 2015 - ROSEHILL GARDENS RACECOURSE

RACE NAME STATUS PRIZE MONEY DISTANCE RACE TYPE
RUN TO THE ROSE GR 3 $125,000 1200M 3YO SW+PEN

CHELMSFORD STAKES DAY SATURDAY, 5TH SEPTEMBER 2015 - ROYAL RANDWICK RACECOURSE

RACE NAME STATUS PRIZE MONEY DISTANCE RACE TYPE
CHELMSFORD STAKES GR 2 $175,000 1600M WFA
FURIOUS STAKES GR 2 $175,000 1200M 3YOF SW
TRAMWAY QUALITY HANDICAP GR 2 $175,000 1400M 3YO&UP SW+PEN
CONDORDE STAKES GR 3 $125,000 1000M 3YO&UP SW+PEN
MING DYNASTY QUALITY GR 3 $125,000 1400M 3YO QUALITY HANDICAP

GOLDEN ROSE STAKES DAY SATURDAY, 10TH SEPTEMBER 2016 - ROSEHILL GARDENS RACECOURSE

RACE NAME STATUS PRIZE MONEY DISTANCE RACE TYPE
GOLDEN ROSE STAKES GR 1 $1,000,000 1400M 3YO SW
THEO MARKS STAKES GR 2 $200,000 1300M 3YO&UP QUALITY HANDICAP
KINGSTON TOWN STAKES GR 3 $125,000 2000M 3YO&UP QUALITY HANDICAP
SHERACO STAKES GR 3 $125,000 1200M F&M SW+PEN

CAMERON HANDICAP DAY WEDNESDAY, 16TH SEPTEMBER 2015 - NEWCASTLE RACECOURSE

RACE NAME STATUS PRIZE MONEY DISTANCE RACE TYPE
CAMERON HANDICAP GR 3 $150,000 1500M OPEN HANDICAP
SPRING STAKES GR 3 $150,000 1600M 3YO SW

NEWCASTLE GOLD CUP DAY THURSDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 2015 - NEWCASTLE RACECOURSE

RACE NAME STATUS PRIZE MONEY DISTANCE RACE TYPE
NEWCASTLE GOLD CUP GR 3 $175,000 2300M OPEN HANDICAP
TIBBIE STAKES GR 3 $125,000 1400M F&M SW+PEN

GEROGE MAIN STAKES DAY SATURDAY, 19TH SEPTEMBER 2015 - ROYAL RANDWICK RACECOURSE

RACE NAME STATUS PRIZE MONEY DISTANCE RACE TYPE
GEORGE MAIN STAKES GR 1 $350,000 1600M WFA
HILL STAKES GR 2 $200,000 2000M WFA
THE SHORTS GR 2 $200,000 1100M 3YO & UP SW+PEN
TEA ROSE STAKES GR 2 $175,000 1400M 3YOF SW
BILL RITCHIE HANDICAP GR 3 $125,000 1400M 3YOF & UP HANDICAP

STAN FOX STAKES DAY SATURDAY, 26TH SATURDAY 2015 - ROSEHILL GARDENS RACECOURSE

RACE NAME STATUS PRIZE MONEY DISTANCE RACE TYPE
STAN FOX STAKES GR 2 $200,000 1500M 3YO SW
SHANNON STAKES GR 2 $175,000 1500M 3YO & UP QUALITY HANDICAP
GOLDEN PENDANT GR 3 $300,000 1400M F&M SW+PEN
GLOAMING STAKES GR 3 $200,000 1800M 3YO SW
COLIN STEPHEN QUALITY GR 3 $125,000 2400M 3YO & UP HANDICAP

EPSOM HANDICAP DAY SATURDAY, 3RD OCTOBER 2015 - ROYAL RANDWICK RACECOURSE

RACE NAME STATUS PRIZE MONEY DISTANCE RACE TYPE
EPSOM HANDICAP GR 1 $500,000 1600M 3YO & UP HANDICAP
THE METROPOLITAN GR 1 $400,000 2400M 3YO & UP HANDICAP
FLIGHT STAKES GR 1 $400,000 1600M 3YOF SW
ROMAN CONSUL STAKES GR 2 $175,000 1200M 3YO SW
PREMIERE STAKES GR 2 $200,000 1200M WFA
CRAVEN PLATE GR 3 $125,000 2000M WFA

SPRING CHAMPION STAKES DAY SATURDAY, 10TH OCTOBER 2015 - ROYAL RANDWICK RACECOURSE

RACE NAME STATUS PRIZE MONEY DISTANCE RACE TYPE
SPRING CHAMPION STAKES GR 1 $400,000 2000M 3YO SW
ANGST STAKES GR 3 $125,000 1600M MARES SW+PEN

THE NIVISON DAY SATURDAY, 17TH OCTOBER 2015 - ROYAL RANDWICK RACECOURSE

RACE NAME STATUS PRIZE MONEY DISTANCE RACE TYPE
THE NIVISON GR 3 $125,000 1200M MARES SW+PEN