2018 Melbourne Cup Carnival Dates & Schedule

There are four days across the Melbourne Cup Carnival and we have all the updates dates and schedule.

The Melbourne Cup Carnival kicks off with Derby Day on Saturday November 3 and ends with two Group 1 races on Saturday November 10.

Saturday November 3 - Derby Day
Tuesday November 6 - Melbourne Cup Day
Thursday November 8 - Oaks Day
Saturday November 10 - Stakes Day

Victorian Derby Day betting schedule


Saturday November 3, 2018

There are nine races scheduled for Derby Day, which includes the Victorian Derby, Coolmore Stud Stakes and the Myer Classic.

The Lexus Stakes is also on the card and serves as a main lead-up race to the Melbourne Cup three days later.

Race
2017 Winner
Carbine Club StakesLevendi
Wakeful StakesLuvaluva
Skip SprintLyuba
Lexus StakesCismontaine
Coolmore Stud StakesMerchant Navy
Myer ClassicShoals
Victoria DerbyAce High
Kennedy MileShillelagh
Multiplier StakesRich Charm

Melbourne Cup Day betting schedule


Tuesday November 6, 2018

Day 2 of the carnival is Melbourne Cup Day.

It's the only Group 1 race on the card but the form from the supporting races is a great guide to future Spring Carnival and Autumn Carnival races.

Race
2017 Winner
2YO StakesSetsuna
Tabcorp TrophyTahanee
Short Black StakesDollar For Dollar
Charities PlateFanatic
Flemington FlingPrezado
Hybrid PlateOur Crown Mistress
Melbourne CupRekindling
Premium StakesOdeon
MSS Security SprintOcean Embers
Hong Kong Jockey Club StakesPedrena

Victorian Oaks Day betting schedule


Thursday November 8, 2018

Oaks Day is often referred to as "Ladies Day" at Flemington as it features the Fashion on the Field competition.

The Victorian Oaks is the highlight race on the popular Thursday card.

Race
2017 Winner
Drinkwise PlateLinguist
Twitter TrophyMr Garcia
Subzero HandicapTribal Wisdom
Country FinalAnother Coldie
TCL TV StakesHellova Street
Absolut StakesBall Of Muscle
Seppelt StakesAll Too Huiying
Victorian OaksPinot
Kennedy PlateJorda

Emirates Stakes Day betting schedule


Saturday November 10, 2018

Emirates Stakes Day is the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

It features two Group 1 races with the Emirates Stakes and the Darley Classic, which is the feature sprint race of the carnival.

Race
Winner
Maribyrnong PlateRun Naan
Foundation PlateOncidium Ruler
4YO+ TrophyFastnet Tempest
Sensis TrophyMoher
Queen Elizabeth StakesVengeur Masque
Matriarch StakesSavapinski
Darley ClassicRedzel
Emirates StakesTosen Stardom
Emirates Airline HandicapKentucky Breeze