2013 Melbourne Spring Carnival Group 1 Nomination Dates

Further evidence that the highly anticipated Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival 2013 is just around the corner is that the official nominations for a number of the season’s majors including the Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate are due to be taken next Tuesday, August 6.

It's A Dundeel

It's A Dundeel is early favourite for the 2013 Cox Plate - Caulfield Cup double this spring. Photo: Steve Hart.

With early betting already open on the $2.5 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) and the $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) now is the time for markets to really heat up with the first round of entries closing in a week’s time.

Committed to keeping our readers up-to-date with all the major field and betting developments throughout the spring below we take a look at the races for which nominations will be released next week.

2013 The BECK Caulfield Guineas

Race Date: Saturday October 12, 2013
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Status: Group 1
Distance: 1600m
Prize Money: $1 million
Conditions: Three-Year-Olds, Set Weights
Can Lead To: $1.5 million Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington on November 2
Acceptances –

First: 10/09/13 @ 12:00PM
Second: 24/09/13 @ 12:00PM
Final: 08/10/13 @ 09:00AM
Riders: 08/10/13 @ 01:00PM

2013 Schweppes Thousand Guineas

Race Date: Wednesday October 16, 2013
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Status: Group 1
Distance: 1600m
Prize Money: $500,000
Conditions: Three-Year-Old Fillies, Set Weights
Can Lead To: $1 miillion Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) at Flemington on November 7
Acceptances –

First: 10/09/13 @ 12:00PM
Second: 24/09/13 @ 12:00PM
Final: 14/10/13 @ 09:00AM
Riders: 14/10/13 @ 12:00PM

2013 BMW Caulfield Cup

Race Date: Saturday October 19, 2013
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Status: Group 1
Distance: 2400m
Prize Money: $2.5 million
Conditions: Open Handicap
Can Lead To: $6.2 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on November 5
Current Favourite: It’s A Dundeel ($7)
Acceptances –

First: 10/09/13 @ 12:00PM
Second: 24/09/13 @ 12:00PM
Third: 08/10/13 @ 12:00PM
Final: 15/10/13 @ 10:00AM
Riders: 16/10/13 @ 12:00PM

2013 Sportingbet Cox Plate

Race Date: Saturday October 26, 2013
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Status: Group 1
Distance: 2040m
Prize Money: $3 million
Conditions: Weight-for-age
Can Lead To: 2013 Melbourne Cup
Current Favourite: It’s A Dundeel ($4.40)
Acceptances

First: 10/09/13 @ 12:00PM
Second: 24/09/13 @ 12:00PM
Third: 08/10/13 @ 12:00PM
Final: 22/10/13 @ 08:30AM
Riders: 22/10/13 @ 12:00PM

Stay tuned to Races.com.au to view all of these Melbourne Spring Carnival nominations next week.

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