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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.
2021 Darley Sprint Classic Results
- 1st: #1 Nature Strip
- 2nd: #7 Swats That
- 3rd: #6 Bella Nipotina
VRC Sprint Classic Field News
The 2021 VRC Sprint Classic field is released on the Wednesday before the race during Melbourne Cup week 2021.
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.
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
The 2021 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.
Melbourne Cup winning trainer Chris Waller will look to continue his outstanding carnival saddling-up this year’s The Everest champion Nature Strip from barrier two in the nine-horse Darley Sprint Classic 2021 final field at Flemington on Saturday.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||72x121x121||NATURE STRIP||Chris Waller||James McDonald||2||58.5kg||120|
|2||1167×28754||STREETS OF AVALON||Shane Nichols||Zac Spain||1||58.5kg||109|
|3||x40168x414||SPLINTEX||Mark Newnham||Kerrin McEvoy||5||58.5kg||107|
|4||4925×13095||SAMIZDAT||Chris & Michael Gangemi||Damian Lane||3||58.5kg||97|
|5||x2048x3766||SEPTEMBER RUN||Chris Waller||Craig Williams||4||56.5kg||107|
|6||336×312132||BELLA NIPOTINA||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Jye McNeil||6||56.5kg||106|
|7||12x358x805||SWATS THAT||Leon & Troy Corstens||Hugh Bowman||9||56.5kg||101|
|9||35x200x174||RANCH HAND||Chris Waller||7||53.5kg||82|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2021 VRC Sprint Classic Nominations
The 2021 VRC Classic Nominations are taken the Monday of race week and will be published below as the first early sign of what sprinters will make up the VRC Classic Field.
Trainer Chris Waller dominates the 2021 Darley Classic nominations with five of the 15 early entries including last Saturday’s Coolmore Stud Stakes winner Home Affairs and $15 million The Everest champion out of Sydney Nature Strip who won the race in 2019.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||336×312132||BELLA NIPOTINA||M||4||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||106|
|2||30×1132||BRUCKNER||C||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||99|
|3||5x60424x02||FLAT HEAVEN (FR)||G||7||Bjorn Baker||82|
|4||2138×191||HOME AFFAIRS||C||3||Chris Waller||110|
|6||72x121x121||NATURE STRIP||G||7||Chris Waller||120|
|7||5149x60x33||PRIME CANDIDATE||G||7||Bjorn Baker||99|
|8||35x200x174||RANCH HAND||C||3||Chris Waller||83|
|9||318x9838x4||RANTING (NZ)||H||4||Leon & Troy Corstens||88|
|10||4925×13095||SAMIZDAT||G||6||Chris & Michael Gangemi||97|
|11||x2048x3766||SEPTEMBER RUN||M||4||Chris Waller||107|
|14||1167×28754||STREETS OF AVALON||G||7||Shane Nichols||109|
|15||12x358x805||SWATS THAT||M||4||Leon & Troy Corstens||101|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.