The Invitation

The Invitation race is a brand new $2 million Special Condition (invitation-only) race for fillies and mares held at Randwick in Sydney on the same day as Melbourne's coveted Cox Plate.

2021 The Invitation Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



The $2 million The Invitation is a brand new event contested at Royal Randwick on Bondi Stakes Day in late October as part of the now $50 million The Everest Carnival in the spring.

Sydney’s marquee race for fillies and mares, The Invitation will be contested over 1400m by a 12-starter field of female gallopers that have been exclusively invited to take part.

The inaugural edition of The Invitation will run on October 23, 2021 and the event will be run at set weights with penalties.

Racing NSW will convene a panel of racing experts to decide on which fillies and mares from around Australia and New Zealand will be invited to take part in the race.

The Invitation will run alongside the $1 million Bondi Stakes (1600m) for three-year-olds.

The inaugural running of the 2021 The Invitation takes place at Randwick on Saturday October 23rd, 2021. 

The Invitation 2021
Date: Saturday October 23rd, 2021
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Set Weights + Penalties – Fillies & Mares
Status: Special Condition (Invitation Only)
Prize Money: $2,000,000

2021 The Invitation Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2021 The Invitation Betting Odds

The Invitation 2021 racing odds will be available here as soon as The Invitation race betting opens this spring.

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2021 The Invitation Tips

Stay tuned for our insider The Invitation 2021 betting tips and exotic Randwick spring racing selections on the feature race of the season in Sydney for fillies and mares.

2021 The Invitation Field

The spring’s The Invitation field will feature an exclusive line-up of 12 fillies and mares from around Australia and New Zealand invited by a panel convened by Racing NSW to contest the $2 million showdown.

Fillies and mares with a proven Group 1 record in earlier races including the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) for fillies held earlier in October and the autumn’s Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m) will make a good lead-up into The Invitation field.

The Invitation 2021 field will be confirmed the week of the race and published below as soon as available.

The Invitation History

The Invitation will run for the first time during the 2021 Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

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