2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival Dates

The dates for the 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival have been released
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The dates have been released for the 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival, with the Melbourne Cup running on November 5, 2019.

A four-day carnival spanning a week, the Melbourne Cup Carnival is the biggest festival of racing in Australia. It includes eight Group 1 races with the Melbourne Cup, Coolmore Stud Stakes and Kennedy Mile taking centre stage.

The Melbourne Cup Carnival starts with Derby Day and closes with the Stakes Day.

  • Saturday November 2 - Derby Day
  • Tuesday November 5 - Melbourne Cup Day
  • Thursday November 7 - Oaks Day
  • Saturday November 9 - Stakes Day

2019 Derby Day betting schedule


Saturday November 2, 2019

Nine races are scheduled for the 2019 Derby Day card, which includes the Group 1 Victoria Derby, Coolmore Stud Stakes and Kennedy Mile.

The Lexus Stakes is a main lead-up race to the Melbourne and also features on the Day 1 card.

Race Name
Carbine Club Stakes
Wakeful Stakes
Skip Sprint
Lexus Stakes
Coolmore Stud Stakes
Myer Classic
Victoria Derby
Kennedy Mile
Multiplier Stakes

2019 Melbourne Cup Day betting schedule


Tuesday November 5, 2019

Day 2 of the carnival is Melbourne Cup Day. It's the only Group 1 race on the card but the fields throughout the day are big and punters are never short of good each way value.

Race Name
2YO Stakes
Tabcorp Trophy
Short Black Stakes
Charities Plate
Flemington Fling
Hybrid Plate
Melbourne Cup
Premium Stakes
MSS Security Sprint
Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes

2019 Victorian Oaks Day betting schedule


Thursday November 7, 2019

"Ladies Day" features the Group 1 Victorian Oaks on what is the most relaxed day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The Thursday card features nine quality betting races.

Race Name
Drinkwise Plate
Twitter Trophy
Subzero Handicap
Country Final
TCL TV Stakes
Absolut Stakes
Seppelt Stakes
Kennedy Oaks
Kennedy Plate

2019 Stakes Day betting schedule


Saturday November 9, 2019

Emirates Stakes Day is the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. It features the Group 1 Emirates Stakes and the Group 1 Darley Classic.

Known as the best betting day on the Australian calendar, Stakes Day is a great way to close the carnival.

Race Name
Maribyrnong Plate
Foundation Plate
4YO+ Trophy
Sensis Trophy
Queen Elizabeth Stakes
Matriarch Stakes
Darley Classic
Emirates Stakes
Emirates Airline Handicap

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