Racing Carnivals are held each year in every state of Australia and and there is none bigger than prestigious Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival held during the months of September, October & November in Melbourne, Victoria.
Home to the Melbourne Cup, WS Cox Plate and Caulfield Cup, the spring racing carnival in Melbourne is the highlight of the racing year in Australia.
The next major carnival is the Sydney Autumn racing Carnival held in March and April each year in Sydney and the Group 1 Golden Slipper for two-year-olds is the major feature race.
Melbourne also hosts the Melbourne Autumn Carnival featuring the Group 1 Australian Cup at Flemington in March, while the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival takes place in Brisbane in June & July and is home to the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm.
Perth and Adelaide racing carnivals are not as big as the eastern states but they have a number of highly rated Group 1 races including the Railway Stakes at Ascot in Perth and the Goodwood sprint at Morphettville in Adelaide.
Major Australian Racing Carnivals
Below are the major racing carnivals held in Australia each year and to find out what group races are held at any particular carnival then simply click any of the links below.
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