VRC Sprint Classic Field

The VRC Sprint Classic runs on Mackinnon Stakes Day, as part of the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington Racecourse each November.

The 2020 VRC Sprint Classic field is released on the Wednesday before the race during Melbourne Cup week 2020. 

The VRC Sprint Classic field attracts the season’s best sprinters that face off down the famous Flemington straight on the first Saturday of November.

The $1.5 million Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic field run over 1200m on Mackinnon Stakes Day, held four days after the Melbourne Cup.

Run under weight-for-age conditions, the VRC Sprint Classic final field attracts mainly older sprinters with the three-year-olds traditionally running a week earlier in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) against their own age at the same track / distance.

VRC Sprint Classic nominations close in late September each year and are followed by VRC Sprint Classic first acceptances in October.

The VRC Sprint Classic final acceptances close on the Wednesday before race day and reveal the make-up of the field and the VRC Sprint Classic barrier draw.

Bet on the VRC Sprint Classic Field

Betting on the VRC Sprint Classic field opens weeks in advance of the race, futures markets from Ladbrokes.com.au to be displayed below as soon as available.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST DARLEY CLASSIC 2020 ODDS (ALL-IN)

RUNNER WIN* PLACE*
Nature Strip
Gytrash
Rothfire
Bivouac
Santa Ana Lane
Tofane
Trekking
Anders
Farnan
Doubtland

*Note: All-In Darley Classic 2020 odds are Top 10 only, correct as of 24/09/2020 and subject to change. 

2020 VRC Sprint Classic Field

The 2020 VRC Sprint Classic field and barriers are released the Wednesday before Mackinnon Stakes Day, which runs on the first Saturday in November each Melbourne Cup Carnival, and will be published in full below.

2020 VRC Sprint Classic Nominations

The 2020 VRC Classic Nominations are taken in late September and will be published below as the first early sign of what sprinters will make up the VRC Classic Field.

The 2020 Darley Sprint Classic nominations drew 69 hopefuls including the past two champions Nature Strip (2019) and Santa Ana Lane (2018).

Click here to read more on the key 2020 VRC Sprint Classic nominations.

  • The 2020 Darley Sprint Classic first acceptances close at midday (local time) on Tuesday October 20, 2020. 
Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 12x21111x ALFA ORO (NZ) G 5 Matt Laurie
2 0x1334x09x ALL TOO ROYAL G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
3 36x211x11x ANDERS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
4 41114215x AWAY GAME F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
5 2x42424x1x BELLA NIPOTINA F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
6 152x111x1x BELLA VELLA M 6 Will Clarken
7 62x61365x3 BIVOUAC H 4 James Cummings
8 2128438×46 BOLD STAR G 5 Gordon Richards
9 55x535x13x BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 4 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold
10 2x113x310x CALIFORNIA ZIMBOL M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
11 401411x54x CHICAGO CUB G 5 Michael Moroney
12 56x281117x DAWN PASSAGE H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
13 2714x5465x DEPRIVE G 6 James Cummings
14 80x1111x1x DIAMOND EFFORT M 5 Clinton McDonald
15 x548111x34 DIRTY WORK H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
16 5x2308x852 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR G 8 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
17 11×51 DOUBTLAND C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
18 x37x07x112 EDUARDO G 7 Joseph Pride
19 8x33280x6x EMBRACE ME (NZ) M 5 Danny O’Brien
20 568x1410x6 EXCESS FUNDS G 4 Levi Kavanagh
21 27x52x320x EXHILARATES M 4 James Cummings
22 53x1x11x1x FABERGINO M 6 Tiarnna Robertson
23 110111×5 FARNAN C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
24 229x1823x8 FASIKA M 5 Joseph Pride
25 6117x112x1 FITUESE M 4 John Thompson
26 127x111x2 FRONT PAGE G 4 Geoff Duryea
27 21x3212x54 GARNER G 4 Gordon Richards
28 1x224x2 GLOBAL QUEST C 3 Chris Waller
29 x3440x450x GRAFF H 5 Danny O’Brien
30 311x1412x7 GREYWORM G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
31 2x13212x1x GYTRASH G 5 Gordon Richards
32 1x1120x4x HANSEATIC C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
33 1x111221x1 HAUT BRION HER M 5 Chris Waller
34 7x58x3129x HEY DOC G 7 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
35 3427x3129x HUMAN NATURE G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
36 x27x33580x KEMENTARI G 6 James Cummings
37 x45778x021 KOLDING (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller
38 1x1133x49x LIBERTINI M 4 Anthony Cummings
39 4x24423x26 LYRE M 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman
40 11x9702x67 MADAM ROUGE M 5 Chris Waller
41 51x11x23 MASKED CRUSADER G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
42 110×3 MINHAAJ F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
43 46x11133x0 MIZZY M 5 Anthony Cummings
44 21x25208x1 MUNTASEERA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
45 141x411x2x NATURE STRIP G 6 Chris Waller
46 x111x41114 OCTANE G 5 Phillip Stokes
47 6527x1153x ORDER OF COMMAND G 6 Danny O’Brien
48 13477x60x PHILIZZY F 3 Anthony Cummings
49 11102x146x PIPPIE M 5 John & Chris Meagher
50 116162×4 PRAGUE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
51 1x112x11x1 ROTHFIRE G 3 Robert Heathcote
52 x225x6266x SANTA ANA LANE G 8 Anthony & Sam Freedman
53 1x12766x18 SAVATIANO M 6 James Cummings
54 26x530x88x SPIRIT OF VALOR (USA) H 7 Kris Lees
55 x331911x56 SPLINTEX H 4 Mark Newnham
56 1112x160x5 STANDOUT H 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
57 93x1720x22 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller
58 1259243×46 SUBPOENAED (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller
59 10×2 SWATS THAT F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
60 20x84170x8 TACTICAL ADVANTAGE G 7 Kris Lees
61 31x4124x36 TAGALOA C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
62 1110x820x4 THE INEVITABLE G 5 Scott Brunton
63 1360x2223x THE VELVET KING G 5 Peter G Moody
64 11x77351x3 TOFANE (NZ) M 5 Michael Moroney
65 1324x7219x TREKKING G 6 James Cummings
66 31x7410x81 WILD PLANET G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
67 1x238x WILD RULER C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
68 1131x3417x XILONG M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
69 336x2400x1 ZOUTORI G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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