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.

2019 VRC Sprint Classic Results

  • 1st: #2 Nature Strip
  • 2nd: #9 Loving Gaby
  • 3rd: #7 In Her Time

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 2 NATURE STRIP Chris Waller James McDonald 9 58.5kg $3.60
2 9 LOVING GABY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Williams 3.25L 3 51.5kg $7.50
3 7 IN HER TIME Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 4.5L 7 56.5kg $12
4 8 ALIZEE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 5.75L 2 56.5kg $10
5 1 SANTA ANA LANE Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 5.85L 5 58.5kg $2.15F
6 6 ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 6.6L 6 58.5kg $20
7 5 MALIBU STYLE Neville Parnham Damien Oliver 8.1L 8 58.5kg $91
8 4 THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) Tony Pike Dwayne Dunn 8.85L 1 58.5kg $41
9 3 ROCK MAGIC Chris Gangemi Jarrad Noske 9.6L 4 58.5kg $71

The 2019 VRC Sprint Classic field is released on the Wednesday before the race during Melbourne Cup week 2019. 

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 $2 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.

2019 VRC Sprint Classic Field

The 2019 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.

The defending champion Santa Ana Lane heads the Darley Sprint Classic 2019 field looking for back-to-back wins in the Cup week classic for the first time since Black Caviar (2010-11).

Click here for the full Darley Sprint Classic 2019 Field preview. 

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 161x514x22 SANTA ANA LANE Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 5 58.5kg 118
2 8x1014x414 NATURE STRIP Chris Waller James McDonald 9 58.5kg 115
3 5451x153x4 ROCK MAGIC Chris Gangemi Jarrad Noske 4 58.5kg 104
4 25x110x935 THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) Tony Pike Dwayne Dunn 1 58.5kg 113
5 2022142434 MALIBU STYLE Neville Parnham Damien Oliver 8 58.5kg 104
6 x11100x133 ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 6 58.5kg 104
7 9x372x16x9 IN HER TIME Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 7 56.5kg 114
8 111306×137 ALIZEE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 2 56.5kg 115
9 16422×121 LOVING GABY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Williams 3 51.5kg 110

2019 VRC Sprint Classic Nominations

The 2019 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.

There were 59 official VRC Sprint Classic 2019 Nominations led by the defending champion Santa Ana Lane, the Moir Stakes winner Nature Strip and early The Everest favourite Pierata.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 1×2 ALABAMA EXPRESS C 3 Michael Moroney
2 111306x13x ALIZEE M 5 James Cummings
3 2x1550x810 BALLER H 4 Anthony Cummings
4 613x4x BARCALI C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
5 1x272x241x BEHEMOTH G 4 David Jolly
6 2x3141x121 BIVOUAC C 3 James Cummings
7 x14025x22x BONS AWAY G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
8 82x19x0x8x BOOKER M 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
9 x3178447x3 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES M 5 Bjorn Baker
10 1x2218x COSMIC FORCE C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
11 311x11x127 DEPRIVE G 5 James Cummings
12 x11110x450 DESPATCH G 5 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
13 74x1x800x5 DIVINE QUALITY M 6 Robbie Griffiths
14 x123015x42 DUBIOUS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
15 221x303x3x EDUARDO G 6 Sarah Zschoke
16 811317×449 EMBRACE ME (NZ) M 4 Danny O’Brien
17 11111x162x ENTICING STAR M 6 Chris Waller
18 221120x11x EXHILARATES F 3 James Cummings
19 6481320x1x FAATINAH G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
20 312x2x FLIT F 3 James Cummings
21 2x154134x3 GEM SONG H 4 Kris Lees
22 235x440x34 GRAFF H 4 Kris Lees
23 1401x7x58x HEY DOC G 6 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
24 0x214x70x5 HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) G 8 James Cummings
25 311362102x I AM SOMEONE G 5 Paul Preusker
26 39x372x16x IN HER TIME M 7 Kris Lees
27 112×4 KUBRICK C 3 Chris Waller
28 x28496x30x LE ROMAIN G 7 Kris Lees
29 211×113 LIBERTINI F 3 Anthony Cummings
30 51113×42 LYRE F 3 Anthony Freedman
31 6720221424 MALIBU STYLE G 8 Neville Parnham
32 672133x04x MERYL M 4 Lee Curtis
33 121121x MICROPHONE C 3 James Cummings
34 1x6812125x MILWAUKEE G 6 Michael Moroney
35 x1614x908x MISS FABULASS M 4 Kris Lees
36 0x31446x11 MIZZY M 4 Anthony Cummings
37 18x1014x4x NATURE STRIP G 5 Chris Waller
38 531x22222x OSBORNE BULLS G 6 James Cummings
39 433x1111x2 PARSIFAL (NZ) G 5 Will Clarken
40 13x5251x21 PIERATA H 5 Gregory Hickman
41 15x2862x13 REDZEL G 7 Peter & Paul Snowden
42 x5161x514x SANTA ANA LANE G 7 Anthony Freedman
43 2429x1x234 SEBRAKATE C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
44 2x50x1111x SPECIAL REWARD G 4 Simon A Miller
45 63x226x53x SPIRIT OF VALOR (USA) H 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
46 2x528218x5 STRASBOURG C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
47 2x21x3x SUN CITY C 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
48 71x3113x5x SUNLIGHT M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
49 4261x2650x TACTICAL ADVANTAGE G 6 Kris Lees
50 111x5416x TEN SOVEREIGNS (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
51 17525x110x THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) G 5 Tony Pike
52 x11118x11x THE INEVITABLE G 4 Scott Brunton
53 194x41131x TREKKING G 5 James Cummings
54 1272×22 TROPE H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
55 110x13430x WINTER BRIDE M 5 Toby & Trent Edmonds
56 211x17x2 YES YES YES C 3 Chris Waller
57 2x422x20x6 ZOUSAIN H 4 Chris Waller
58 1x111x1x6x ZOUSTYLE G 4 Tony Gollan
59 54x11100x1 ZOUTORI G 4 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra

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