Flemington Super Saturday 2011

The chief race meeting of the annual Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival is Flemington’s Super Saturday of Racing and this year Super Saturday 2011 is scheduled to take place on March 12.

Super Saturday at Flemington features an elite nine-race programme headlined by the $1 million Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) and the $1 million Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m).

Early betting on these two premier showdowns is already open at our preferred online bookmaker Luxbet giving punters the chance to really clean up with generous futures odds available.


Zipping is the early favourite to win the 2011 Australian Cup

In the 2011 Australian Cup odds nine-year-old warhorse Zipping is the $6 favourite followed by Mark Kavanagh’s stablemates Shocking, a specialist at the Flemington track, and weight-for-age champion Whobegotyou both paying $6.50 through Luxbet.

Current favourite in the 2011 Newmarket Handicap betting markets is super mare Black Caviar at a short quote of $2.25 followed by Hay List at $10.

Both Black Caviar and Hay List are expected to resume racing for the season on February 19 in the $750,000 Group 1 Lightning Stakes, with the result of this Caulfield feature sprint to have a huge impact on the Newmarket Handicap odds.

Aside from the Australian Cup and Newmarket Handicap, the 2011 Flemington Super Saturday Race Day programme features six other stakes races.

Other showdowns at Flemington on March 12 not to miss include the $500,000 Group 2 Kewney Stakes (1600m) for three-year-old fillies and the $300,000 Group 2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) for two-year-old runners.

Below is the 2011 Flemington Super Saturday Race Day programme, subject to change.

Nominations for the Super Saturday races, excluding the Australian Cup and Newmarket Handicap, close on Monday March 7.

The 2011 Australian Cup Nominations attracted 63 horses, while the 2011 Newmarket Handicap Nominations saw 74 entries.

Stay tuned to Races.com.au for the latest Super Saturday race news, fields, form guides and exclusive betting tips.

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2011 Flemington Super Saturday Race Day Programme

Race No. Time (AEDST) Status Race Name Type Distance
1 11:30am Group 3 TBV Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes 2YO F SW+P 1200m
2 12:05pm Listed MSS Security Stakes 3YO Hcp 1100m
3 12:40pm Group 2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2YO SW 1400m
4 1:15pm Group 2 Blamey Stakes 3YO&Up SW+P 1600m
5 1:55pm Group 2 Kewney Stakes 3YO F SW 1400m
6 2:35pm Group 1 Newmarket Handicap Hcp 1200m
7 3:20pm Group 1 Australian Cup WFA 2000m
8 4:05pm Group 3 Schweppervescence Trophy 3YO&Up F&M SW+P 1600m
9 4:45pm Listed TAB 50th Birthday First4 Jackpot Stakes Hcp 1400m

*Race Programme provided by the VRC and is subject to change