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 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

Betting on the VRC Sprint Classic field opens weeks in advance of the race, futures markets from Ladbrokes.com.au available here.

2021 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.

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.

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