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2017 Sydney Spring Racing Carnival Guide

The Sydney Spring Racing Carnival takes place from August to October each year and revolves around the Australian Turf Club, which administers metropolitan racing at Randwick, Rosehill, Warwick Farm & Canterbury racecourses in Sydney.

The Australian Turf Club was established on 7th February 2011 following the merger of the Australian Jockey Club (Randwick & Warwick Farm) and the Sydney Turf Club (Rosehill and Canterbury).

The first group race of the Sydney spring racing carnival is the Group 2 Missile Stakes, run under weight-for-age conditions in early August at Randwick.

Feature racing in the harbour city steps up a notch in September with Golden Rose day at Rosehill, highlighted by the running of the $1,000,000 Group 1 Golden Rose over 1400 metres for three-year-olds.

Sydney spring racing carnival

George Main Stakes day kicks off the first day of the Randwick three-day spring racing carnival the following week with an action packed race day, headlined by the Group 1 George Main Stakes over 1600 metres.

The Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes headlines a top day of racing at Rosehill the week after at Rosehill, while Super Saturday at Randwick takes place in early October. featuring three Group 1 races, including the feature mile race of the spring, the Group 1 Epsom Handicap over 1600 metres.

With around $2 Million in prizemoney on offer on Epsom Day, equine stars of the turf step out in force to contest prestigious Group 1 events, including The Metropolitan and the Flight Stakes.

Spring Champion Stakes Day ends the 2017 Sydney spring racing carnival in mid October with the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes for three-year-olds the feature race of the day.

2017 Sydney Spring Racing Carnival Guide

Saturday 5th August 2017, Randwick, NSW
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 2Missile Stakes$200,0001200mWeight-for-age
Saturday 19th August 2017, Randwick, NSW
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 2Warwick Stakes$250,0001400mWeight-for-age
Group 2Silver Shadow Stakes$175,0001200m3yoF SW+P
Group 3Up And Coming Stakes$125,0001300m3yoC&G Qlty
Group 3Show County Quality$125,0001200mQuality Hcp
Group 3Toy Show Quality$125,0001300mF&M Qlty Hcp
Saturday 26th August 2017, Rosehill, NSW
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 3San Domenico Stakes$150,0001100m3yo SW+P
Group 3Ming Dynasty Quality$125,0001400m3yo Qlty Hcp
Saturday 2nd September 2017, Randwick, NSW
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 2Chelmsford Stakes$250,0001600mWeight-for-age
Group 2Furious Stakes$175,0001200m3yoF SW
Group 2Tramway Stakes$125,0001400m3yo&Up SW+P
Group 3Concorde Stakes$125,0001000m3yo&Up SW+P
Saturday 9th September 2017, Rosehill, NSW
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 2Stan Fox Stakes$300,0001500m3yo SW
Group 2Theo Marks Stakes$200,0001300mQuality Hcp
Group 2Run To The Rose$175,0001200m3yo SW+P
Group 3Kingston Town Stakes$125,0002000mSW+P
Group 3Sheraco Stakes$100,0001100mF&M - SW+P
Friday 15th September 2017, Newcastle, NSW
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 3Newcastle Gold Cup$175,0002300mOpen Hcp
Group 3Newcastle Cameron Handicap$150,0001500mOpen Hcp
Group 3Tibbie Stakes$125,0001400mF&M - SW+P
Saturday 16th September 2017, Randwick, NSW
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 1George Main Stakes$500,0001600mWeight-for-age
Group 2The Shorts$200,0001100m3yo+ SW+P
Group 2Tea Rose Stakes$175,0001400m3yoF SW
Group 3Bill Ritchie Handicap$125,0001400m3yo+ Hcp
Saturday 23rd September 2017, Rosehill, NSW
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 1Golden Rose$1,000,0001400m3yo SW
Group 2Research Stakes$400,0001200mF&M - SW+P
Group 2Shannon Stakes$175,0001500mQuality Hcp
Group 3Gloaming Stakes$200,0001800m3yo SW
Group 3Colin Stephen Quality$125,0002400mOpen Hcp
Saturday 30th September 2017, Randwick, NSW
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 1Epsom Handicap$1,000,0001600mOpen Hcp
Group 1The Metropolitan$750,0002400m3yo&up Hcp
Group 1Flight Stakes$500,0001600m3yoF SW
Group 2Premiere Stakes$500,0001200mWeight-for-age
Group 2Hill Stakes$500,0001800mWeight-for-age
Saturday 7th October 2017, Randwick, NSW
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 2Roman Consul Stakes$300,0001200m3yo SW
Saturday 14th October 2017, Randwick, NSW
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 1Spring Champion Stakes$500,0002000m3yo SW
Group 3Craven Plate$500,0002000mWeight-for-age
Group 3Angst Stakes$100,0001500mMares - SW+P
Saturday 21st October 2017, Randwick, NSW
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 3The Nivison$125,0001200mMares - SW+P
Saturday 9th December 2017, Rosehill, NSW
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 3Festival Stakes$150,0001500mQuality Hcp
Saturday 16th December 2017, Randwick, NSW
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 2Villiers Stakes$250,0001600mOpen Hcp
Tuesday 26th December 2017, Randwick, NSW
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 3Summer Cup$125,0002000mOpen Hcp

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Other Australian Racing Carnivals

Racing carnivals below include the Sydney spring carnival, Melbourne autumn and spring carnivals, along with Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Tasmania, and the Gold Coast Magic Millions in Queensland.

Legend
2yo: Two-year-old
2yoC&G: Two-year-old Colts and Geldings
2yoF: Two-year-old Fillies
2yo&Up: Two-year-old horses and Upwards
3yo: Three-year-old
3yoC&G: Three-year-old Colts and Geldings
3yoF: Three-year-old Fillies
3yo&Up: Three-year-old an upwards
F&M: Fillies and Mares
Mares: Four-year-old and up female horses
SW+Pen: Set Weights + Penalty
Open Hcp: Open Handicap
Qlty Hcp: Quality Handicap
WFA: Weight-for-age
Gr 1: Group 1 race
Gr 2: Group 2 race
Gr 3: Group 3 race
LR: Listed race