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VRC Champions Stakes Day – formerly known as Mackinnon Stakes Day – is the last day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival and offers the final Group 1 races of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. While the Flemington card has plenty of Group spring racing for punters, it is also the “Family Day” and features lots of entertainment for the whole family.
The 2023 VRC Champions Stakes Day will take place at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday November 11, 2023.
Below you will find the 2023 VRC Champions Stakes Day race schedule.
The meeting is headlined by the running of the Group 1 $3 million VRC Champions Stakes (2000m) run under weight-for-age conditions by a host of Cox Plate graduates, the Group 1 $3 million Champions Mile (1600m) moved to the card from Derby Day ahead of the 2022 edition, and the Group 1 $3 million Champions Sprint (1200m) for the season’s top sprinters.
2023 VRC Champions Stakes Day Race Schedule
The official VRC Champions Stakes Day 2023 schedule will be updated closer to Melbourne Cup week.
Race 1 (12:40pm) – $150,000 Australian Childhood Foundation Trophy (1600 METRES) – BET NOW
Race 2 (1:15pm) – $175,000 Listed Resimax Group Always Welcome Stakes (1200 METRES) – BET NOW
Race 3 (1:50pm) – $175,000 Listed The Amanda Elliott (1400 METRES) – BET NOW
Race 4 (2:30pm) – $300,000 Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600 METRES) – BET NOW
Race 5 (3:10pm) – $300,000 Group 2 TAB Matriarch Stakes (2000 METRES) – BET NOW
race 6 (3:50pm) – $3,000,000 Group 1 Darley Champions Sprint (1200 METRES) – BET NOW
Race 7 (4:30pm) – $3,000,000 Group 1 Kennedy Champions Mile (1600 METRES) – BET NOW
Race 8 (5:10pm) – $3,000,000 Group 1 TAB Champions Stakes (2000 METRES) – BET NOW
Race 9 (5:50pm) – $150,000 World Horse Racing Grand Handicap (1100 METRES) – BET NOW
Note: All times quoted are local (AEDT) and subject to change.
Key 2023 VRC Champions Stakes Day Races
Below are the key races on the Stakes Day Flemington racing card.
- Group 1 $3 million VRC Champions Stakes (2000m)
- Group 1 $3 million Champions Sprint (1200m)
- Group 1 $3 million Champions Mile (1600m)
- Group 2 $300,000 Matriarch Stakes (2000m)
- Group 3 $300,000 VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m)
Champions Stakes Day Betting
Odds on the Champions Stakes Day Group 1 races will be available at Ladbrokes.com.au the week of the race.