2011 Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival Calendar

The 2011 Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival features some of the most spectacular races held in Australia, including the $1 million Newmarket Handicap, the $1 million Blue Diamond Stakes and the $1 million Australian Cup. Held at three of the most prestigious racecourses in Australia; Flemington, Caulfield and Moonee Valley, there are a total of 12 race days scheduled from January right through to Easter in late April.

Here you will find the Group and feature race dates for the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival in 2011.

January Race Dates in Melbourne

Standish Handicap

1
Group 3
Handicap
Flemington
1200m
$200,000

Blue Diamond Preview Colts & Geldings

26
Listed Race
2-year-old colts and geldings at set weights with penalties
Caulfield
1000m
$100,000

Blue Diamond Preview Fillies

26
Listed Race
2-year-old fillies at set weights with penalties
Caulfield
1000m
$100,000

Australia Stakes

28
Group 2
3-year-olds and up weight-for-age
Moonee Valley
1200m
$200,000

February Race Dates in Melbourne

C.F. Orr Stakes

12
Group 1
Weight-for-age
Caulfield
1400m
$400,000

Rubiton Stakes

12
Group 3
Set weights with penalties
Caulfield
1100m
$125,000

Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies

12
Group 3
2-year-old fillies at set weights
Caulfield
1100m
$125,000

Blue Diamond Prelude Colts & Geldings

12
Group 3
2-year-old colts & geldings at set weights
Caulfield
1100m
$125,000

Autumn Stakes

12
Group 2
3-year-olds at set weights
Caulfield
1400m
$180,000

T.S. Carlyon Cup

12
Group 3
4-year-olds and up at set weights with penalties
Caulfield
1600m
$125,000

Hyderabad R.C. Stakes

12
Group 3
4-year-old and up mares at set weights with penalties
Caulfield
1200m
$125,000

Lightning Stakes

19
Group 1
Weight-for-age
Flemington
1000m
$750,000

The Vanity

19
Group 3
3-year-old fillies at set weights with penalties
Flemington
1400m
$200,000

C.S. Hayes Stakes

19
Group 3
3-year-old colts & geldings at set weights with penalties
Flemington
1400m
$200,000

Blue Diamond Stakes

26
Group 1
2-year-olds at set weights
Caulfield
1200m
$1,000,000

Oakleigh Plate

26
Group 1
Handicap
Caulfield
1100m
$400,000

St. George Stakes

26
Group 2
Weight-for-age
Caulfield
1800m
$200,000

Mannerism Stakes

26
Group 3
4-year-old and up mares at set weights with penalties
Caulfield
1400m
$125,000

Angus Armanasco Stakes

26
Group 2
3-year-old fillies at set weights with penalties
Caulfield
1400m
$180,000

Futurity Stakes

26
Group 1
Weight-for-age
Caulfield
1400m
$500,000

Caulfield Autumn Classic

26
Group 2
3-year-olds at set weights
Caulfield
1800m
$180,000

March Race Dates in Melbourne

Moonee Valley Fillies Classic

4
Group 2
3-year-old fillies at set weights
Moonee Valley
1600m
$202,000

Australian Guineas

5
Group 1
3-year-olds at set weights
Flemington
1600m
$750,000

PFD Food Services Stakes

5
Group 3
3-year-old and up filles & mares at set weights with penalties
Flemington
1400m
$150,000

Newmarket Handicap

12
Group 1
Handicap
Flemington
1200m
$1,000,000

Australian Cup

12
Group 1
Weight-for-age
Flemington
2000m
$1,000,000

Kewney Stakes

12
Group 2
3-year-old fillies at set weights
Flemington
1400m
$500,000

VRC Sires Produce Stakes

12
Group 2
2-year-olds at set weights
Flemington
1400m
$300,000

Blamey Stakes

12
Group 2
3-year-olds and up at set weights with penalties
Flemington
1600m
$250,000

TBV Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes

12
Group 3
2-year-old fillies at set weights with penalties
Flemington
1200m
$150,000

Schweppervescence Trophy

12
Group 3
3-year-old and up fillies & mares at set weights with penalties
Flemington
1600m
$150,000

Alister Clark Stakes

18
Group 2
3-year-old colts & geldings at set weights
Moonee Valley
2040m
$300,000

William Reid Stakes

25
Group 1
Weight-for-age
Moonee Valley
1200m
$500,000

Sunline Stakes

25
Group 2
4-year-old and up mares weight-for-age
Moonee Valley
1600m
$200,000

April Race Dates in Melbourne

Easter Cup

23
Group 3
Handicap
Caulfield
2000m
$125,000

Victoria Handicap

23
Group 3
Handicap
Caulfield
1400m
$125,000