The Festival of Racing has something for everyone – whether a fan of weight-for-age racing, unearthing the next star of the turf with the two-year-olds, the best of the classic generation at three, big handicap fields, and the fastest horses in the land targeting some of the best sprint races in the country.
From Caulfield, Flemington and The Valley, to venues all around country Victoria, the eyes of the Australian racing industry are set firmly on Victoria for the six-week summer and autumn showpiece. A staggering nine Group 1 races will sit alongside 13 country cups over that period, along with the All-Star Mile, as participants chase a total prize pool of $30 million.
The biggest stables, the best jockeys, and outstanding horses. From start to finish, the 2019 Festival of Racing is set to be a scorcher.
Nine Group 1 Races across 6-weeks of Racing. Who will take out the highest prize?
From Caulfield to Bendigo to Mornington, there is a raceday for everyone this Festival of Racing.
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The best of the best will be out to compete for the glory of a Group 1 win. We've put together a few profiles of the one's to watch
The Valley, Pakenham and Cranbourne host night races very week of the festival. Can't make it to the track on the weekend? Head to a night racing meeting to experience something different.
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There are 13 Country Cups race meetings across the festival giving plenty of opportunities to visit another region of Victoria to enjoy great racing in a relaxed setting.
Pack a picnic, or even a full esky at BYO picnic venues and enjoy racing at its most relaxed during the Festival of Racing.
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