Formerly run on Derby Day the Saturday prior and known as the Mackinnon Stakes, the Emirates Stakes field runs over 2000m at the famous Flemington Racecourse on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Emirates Stakes Day runs four days after the Melbourne Cup and final acceptances close on the Wednesday before the race, which is also when Fixed Win Emirates Stakes betting markets open.
The Emirates Stakes field of final acceptances follows the release of Emirates Stakes nominations on the Monday of race week.
Emirates Stakes betting odds are traditionally led by proven weight-for-age horses coming off a run in the $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at fortnight earlier.
The Emirates Stakes form guide shows the Cox Plate has been the key lead-up race to the Emirates Stakes over the past 30 years.
2017 Emirates Stakes Odds
Following the release of the 2017 Emirates Stakes field, the Emirates Stakes odds 2017 will be listed below.