VRC Sprint Classic Tips & Betting Advice

VRC Sprint Classic is a 1200m feature ran on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Ran down the Flemington straight, the VRC Sprint is a weight for age contest with a total prize pool of $2 million.

VRC Sprint Classic 2020 Betting Tips

Check below for our VRC Sprint Classic betting tips:

VRC Sprint Classic Information


  • DateSat 07 Nov, 2020
  • Race Time04:00
  • RacecourseFlemington
  • Race Distance1200 metres
  • ConditionsWeight-for-age
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$1,000,000

VRC Sprint Classic 2020 Betting Odds

You can find VRC Sprint Classic betting odds in the weeks leading into the event, but the final field fixed and tote markets will not be released until the week of the race.

VRC Sprint Classic Bookie Offers

It’s the preeminent short course race of the Melbourne Cup Carnival and any bookmakers that take their craft seriously will offer VRC Sprint Classic bookie offers.

The corporates below should be offering bookmaker promotions on the VRC Sprint Classic.

VRC Sprint Classic Free Bets

The VRC Sprint Classic free bets will materialise from promotions delivered by our trusted bookmakers.

Check the promotions pages of your favourite bookies for any and all VRC Sprint Classic betting promotions.

VRC Sprint Classic History

The VRC Sprint Classic was inaugurated in 1960 and became a Group One race less than 20 years later.

The race is considered Melbourne’s best sprint races and one is Australia’s finest short course events.

Run under weight-for-age conditions, the VRC Sprint gone by the names the Patinack Farm Classic, the Darley Classic and the Salinger Stakes over the journey. 

The stake of $2 million is enough to attract the big players and after being originally run on the first day of the carnival, it was changed to the final day in 2006. 

One of the most famous wins came from Black Caviar who recorded back-to-back wins in 2010 and 2011. 

VRC Sprint Classic Field

The VRC Sprint Classic final field will be set in the lead up to the event, most likely a week in advance of the race date.

Check back in November for the complete VRC Sprint field.

VRC Sprint Classic Form Guide

Following the big sprint events throughout the year is your best best heading towards the VRC Sprint Classic.

Sprinters like Redzel, Black Caviar and Santa Ana Lane have recorded big Group wins prior to taking out the VRC Sprint Classic. The in-form runners tend to excel in the VRC Sprint Classic.

VRC Sprint Classic Results

Year
Winner
2019Nature Strip
2018Santa Ana Lane
2017Redzel
2016Malaguerra 
2015Delectation
2014 Terravista
2013Buffering
2012Mental
2011Black Caviar
2010Black Caviar
2009All Silent
2008Swick
2007Miss Andretti
2006Dance Hero
2005Glamour Puss
2004Takeover Target
2003Ancient Song
2002Rubitano
2001Sudurka
2000Easy Rocking

VRC Sprint Classic Live Streaming

Those want to experience the VRC Sprint Classic on the go or on your phone you can watch the live stream via a number of our trusted online bookmakers.

Simply sign up with a bookie like BetEasy and you can experience the VRC Sprint Classic via a live stream.

VRC Sprint Classic Fixtures

VRC Sprint Classic fixture takes place is on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival

Race 1: R96 Trophy 
Race 2: Foundation Plate 
Race 3: Springtime Stakes 
Race 4: Chatham Stakes 
Race 5: Queen Elizabeth Stakes 
Race 6: Matriarch Stakes 
Race 7: VRC Sprint Classic 
Race 8: Mackinnon Stakes 
Race 9: R80 Handicap

VRC Sprint Classic Barrier Draw

The VRC Sprint Classic barrier draw should take place in the days leading into the event.

Check back in the week leading up for a look at the VRC Sprint Classic.

VRC Sprint Classic 2019 Result

1st - Nature Strip
2nd - Loving Gaby
3rd - In Her Time
Nature Strip
That 2019 VRC Sprint Classic was taken out by Nature Strip (Getty Images)

VRC Sprint Classic Bet Of The Day

It’s the final major event on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival which means we’ll have your VRC Sprint Classic bet of the day ready to go days in advance of the event.

Check back here in the lead up to the race for our VRC Sprint Classic betting strategy and tips.

VRC Sprint Classic Social News

To get all the VRC Sprint Classic social news you should visit the Flemington social media channels.

Flemington's Twitter account can be found at @FlemingtonVRC while their Facebook page is at FlemingtonVRC

The official site can be found at Flemington.com.au.

VRC Sprint Classic FAQ

How to bet on the 2020 VRC Sprint Classic?

To place a bet on the VRC Sprint Classic you'll need to be signed up with an online bookmaker.

Bookies provide betting markets on the Sprint Classic in advance of the race date with tote and fixed odds markets coming out in the week leading into the event.

Who to bet in the 2020 VRC Sprint Classic?

The VRC Sprint showcases the best sprinting talent Australia has to offer.

In recent years Redzel has won this event after taking out the 2017 Everest, while Black Caviar took out the race in consecutive years.

Following the sprint features leading into the VRC Sprint is your best bet with the Everest one of the most notable events.

Best way to bet on the VRC Sprint Classic?

Is there a better way to bet than from the comfort of your own couch?

All you need to do these days is have a smartphone or laptop and you can sign up to an online bookmaker, with corporates allowing punters to wager on the VRC Sprint Classic.

How to live stream the VRC Sprint Classic?

Punters can get all the information on how to live stream not only the VRC Sprint Classic but all other Australian horse races by visiting our live streaming hub.

When is the 2020 VRC Sprint Classic?

The VRC Sprint Classic is held on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. 

In 2019 the VRC Sprint Classic will be conducted on Saturday, November 7.

How long is the VRC Sprint Classic?

Ran over the sprint distance at Flemington, the VRC Sprint Classic is a 1200m contest.

Where is the VRC Sprint Classic?

The VRC Sprint Classic is held at Flemington race course, which is located in Melbourne.

Ran for the first time in 1960, $2 million feature has always ran at Flemington.

What time is the VRC Sprint Classic?

There has been no official announcement about the starting time for the 2019 VRC Sprint Calssic, but an educated guess would have the event starting at 4pm AEDT.

Who won the 2019 VRC Sprint Classic?

Nature Strip took out the 2019 VRC Sprint Classic after a fantastic front-running ride from James McDonald.

Loving Gaby finished several lengths back in second while In Her Time rounded out the placings.

What is the prize money for the VRC Sprint Classic?

The top sprint race of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the VRC Sprint Classic has a total prize pool of $2 million.