Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Betting Tips

Melbourne Spring Carnival Events

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September 2020

October 2020

Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Betting Tips

It is Australia’s favourite time of the year in the thoroughbred stakes which means we will have your Melbourne Spring Carnival betting tips ready in the lead in.

It would be remiss of us to do otherwise. 

There’s big-name races everywhere you look and betting on the feature races is extremely popular.

With all the major races being covered, including the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate our readers will have our expert’s opinions on who to back.

Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Odds

Knowing the Melbourne Spring Carnival odds is important given your winning dividend hinges on maximising the markets on offer.

Is one bookie offering more on the runner you’re favouring? Is the fixed odds much better than the best tote or are you expecting a late drift?

Our tables provide comprehensive Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival odds and markets from across all our trusted bookies, so take a look at the race you’re targeting and see what’s on offer.

Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Bookmaker Offers

Looking for Melbourne Spring Carnival bookmaker offers? You’ve come to the right place. 

If bookmakers value their clients they are offering Melbourne Spring Carnival promotions, that’s just a fact, and all our trusted bookies will deliver specials on all the big events.

Check back here in the lead in to the Melbourne Spring Carnival for a look at which bookmakers are offering deals.

Melbourne Spring Carnival Fields

The moment Melbourne Spring Carnival fields for the big Group 1 races are available you’ll see them right here.

All things being equal you should see fields for most races finalised in the week leading into the events, with some connections waiting to see how they fair in the barrier draw before making the decision to run their horses.

Check back in the week leading into the specific race for Melbourne Spring Carnival fields.  

Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Form Guide

Putting together a Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival form guide can be an arduous task which is why we’ve done the hard work for you.

Arguably the world’s most famous racing carnival means you see top gallopers from around the globe and assessing the form can be tricky.

The Melbourne Cup is a race that draws horses from all around the world with form being extremely hard to read. Horses in recent times have come over to Australia without a start down under and taken out the race while others have needed a run under the belt.

Other events like Melbourne’s sprinting features have clear pathways that you can follow.

The Darley Classic is a sprinting race that is run as part of the Melbourne Cup Carnival and in 2017 Redzel took that event out after claiming The Everest’s first ever running in Sydney. The two events look like they could be linked going forward so following that form line will be very important.

As always though we’ll put the hard work in so all you have to do is follow the tips and cash the ticket.

Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Previous Winners

Winx creates history by winning a fourth-straight Cox Plate in 2018
Our individual pages contain all the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival previous winners so simply find the page you want information on and check out our easy to read guide to the event.

Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Live Streaming

Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival live streaming is available with most online bookmakers that we recommend.

Our trusted bookmakers offer live streaming services on all Victorian racing and punters only need a positive account balance to reap the benefits.

Punters can live stream every Melbourne Spring Carnival race with almost all our recommended bookies, just double check on our review pages to see if they offer Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival live streaming.

Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Race Schedule

Below is the Group One list for the 2019 Melbourne Spring Carnival race schedule.


Sat 31 – Memsie Stakes 


Sat 14 – Makybe Diva Stakes 
Fri 27 – Moir Stakes 
Sun 29 – Underwood Stakes


Sat 05 – Turnbull Stakes 
Sat 12 - Caulfield Stakes  
Sat 12 - Toorak Handicap 
Sat 12 – Thousand Guineas 
Sat 19 – Caulfield Cup 
Fri 25 – Manikato Stakes 
Sat 26 – Cox Plate


Sat 02 - Cantala Stakes  
Tue 05 - Melbourne Cup
Thu 07 - VRC Oaks 
Sat 09 - Mackinnon Stakes  

Upcoming Races

  • Date Race Name State Prize Money Distance Track

August 2020

September 2020

October 2020

Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival FAQ

When does the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival start?

The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival kicks off towards the end of August with the Group One Memsie Stakes.
The carnival runs through until early November with Stakes Day the last time we see a Group One race in Victoria for the calendar year.

Where is the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Held?

The three major metropolitan venues in Melbourne share hosting duties for the spring carnival.
Flemington hosts the majority of the Group Ones including the Melbourne Cup. Moonee Valley's top race is the Cox Plate while Caulfield hosts its Cup meeting a fortnight before the Melbourne Cup.

What are the main races of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival?

The Melbourne Cup is the top race in Australia, but the Cox Plate and the Caulfield Cup are two other highlights of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
These three races are considered Australia's holy trinity of thoroughbred racing.

What is the highlight of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival?

The Melbourne Cup is Australia's most famous race and the crown jewel of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
The Cox Plate and the Caulfield Cup are two other highlights of the carnival, but the race that stops the nation is our best event.

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