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.

2020 VRC Sprint Classic Results

  • 1st: #3 Bivouac
  • 2nd: #2 Nature Strip
  • 3rd: #9 Libertini
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 BIVOUAC James Cummings Glen Boss 6 58.5kg $3.20F
2 2 NATURE STRIP Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3.25L 9 58.5kg $3.80
3 9 LIBERTINI Anthony Cummings Damien Oliver 3.45L 5 56.5kg $4.80
4 6 ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Jamie Kah 3.75L 4 58.5kg $21
5 4 HEY DOC Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 5.5L 3 58.5kg $21
6 5 GRAFF Danny O’Brien John Allen 5.7L 1 58.5kg $17
7 8 TOFANE (NZ) Michael Moroney Jye McNeil 7.2L 2 56.5kg $18
8 7 STANDOUT Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Craig Williams 7.3L 8 58.5kg $31
9 1 SANTA ANA LANE Anthony & Sam Freedman Ben Melham 8.55L 7 58.5kg $12
10 10 FABERGINO Tiarnna Robertson Jordan Childs 8.65L 10 56.5kg $26

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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.

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.

The 2020 Darley Sprint Classic final field features 10 hopefuls led in betting by the defending champion Nature Strip and last start The Everest runner-up Bivouac.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 25x6266x66 SANTA ANA LANE Anthony & Sam Freedman Ben Melham 7 58.5kg 115
2 41x411x247 NATURE STRIP Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 9 58.5kg 117
3 2x61365x32 BIVOUAC James Cummings Glen Boss 6 58.5kg 115
4 8x3129x841 HEY DOC Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 3 58.5kg 115
5 3440x450x1 GRAFF Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 1 58.5kg 105
6 36x2400x11 ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Jamie Kah 4 58.5kg 109
7 12x160x552 STANDOUT Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Craig Williams 8 58.5kg 104
8 x77351x359 TOFANE (NZ) Michael Moroney Jye McNeil 2 56.5kg 112
9 1133x49x18 LIBERTINI Anthony Cummings Damien Oliver 5 56.5kg 110
10 x1x11x1x02 FABERGINO Tiarnna Robertson Jordan Childs 10 56.5kg 106

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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 view the full list of 2020 VRC Sprint Classic nominations.

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