The 2017 Spring Racing Carnival, features 136 meetings carrying record prizemoney of more than $77 million in 2017. Racing Victoria Chief Executive, Giles Thompson, said the 2017 Spring Racing Carnival is set to further enhance the global appeal of Victorian racing. 

“The Spring Racing Carnival is Australia’s most famous racing carnival attracting annual attendances of 650,000 and generating over $700 million in economic benefit for the state of Victoria,” Thompson said.

“It is also widely respected internationally and a target for the world’s best trainers and jockeys. Having celebrated our 200th international competitor last year, we are again set to welcome horses from seven countries to Victoria this spring."

Sprint Races

G2 SCHILLACI STAKES

Race Date: Saturday 14 October
Distance: 5.5f / 1100m
Conditions: WFA
Prizemoney: $401,000  
Racecourse: Caulfield
Close Date: Monday 9 October

G2 CAULFIELD SPRINT

Race Date: Saturday 21 October  
Distance: 5f / 1000m
Conditions: Handicap
Prizemoney: $201,000
Racecourse: Caulfield
Close Date: Monday 16 October

G1 MANIKATO STAKES

Race Date:  Friday 27 October
Distance: 6f / 1200m
Conditions: WFA
Prizemoney: $1,015,000
Racecourse: The Valley (Moonee Valley)
Close Date: Tuesday 26 September

G2 TAB.COM.AU STAKES

Race Date: Saturday 4 November
Distance: 6f / 1200m 
Conditions: Handicap
Prizemoney: $302,000
Racecourse: Flemington
Close Date: Monday 30 October

G1 DARLEY CLASSIC

Race Date:  Saturday 11 November
Distance: 6f / 1200m
Conditions: WFA
Prizemoney:  $1,002,500
Racecourse: Flemington
Close Date: Tuesday 26 September

Mile Races

G1 TOORAK HANDICAP

Race Date: Saturday 14 October 
Distance: 8f / 1600m
Conditions: Handicap
Prizemoney: $502,750
Racecourse: Caulfield 
Close Date: Monday 9 October

G2 SCHWEPPES CRYSTAL MILE

Race Date: Saturday 28 October  
Distance: 8f / 1600m
Conditions: WFA
Prizemoney: $203,000  
Racecourse:The Valley (Moonee Valley)
Close Date: Monday 23 October

G1 CANTALA STAKES

Race Date Saturday 4 November : 
Distance: 8f / 1600m  
Conditions: Quality Handicap  
Prizemoney: $1,002,500  
Racecourse: Flemington
Close Date: Monday 23 October
Middle Distance Weight for Age Races

G1 LADBROKES CAULFIELD STAKES

Race Date Saturday 14 October:  
Distance: 10f / 2000m
Conditions: WFA   
Prizemoney: $1,000,000  
Racecourse:  Caulfield
Close Date: Monday 9 October  

G1 LADBROKES COX PLATE

Race Date: Saturday 28 October   
Distance: 10f / 2040m  
Conditions: WFA  
Prizemoney: $3,050,000  
Racecourse: The Valley (Moonee Valley)  
Close Date: Tuesday 8 August  

G1 EMIRATES STAKES

Race Date: Saturday 11 November   
Distance: 10f / 2000m  
Conditions: WFA  
Prizemoney: $2,005,000  
Racecourse: Flemington  
Close Date: Monday 6 November  

Staying Races

G2 LADBROKES HERBERT POWER STAKES

Race Date: Saturday 14 October
Distance: 12f / 2400m
Conditions: Quality Handicap
Prizemoney: $401,000
Racecourse: Caulfield br /> Close Date: Monday 9 October

G1 BMW CAULFIELD CUP

Race Date: Saturday 21 October  
Distance: 12f / 2400m  
Conditions: Handicap  
Prizemoney: $3,150,000  
Racecourse: Caulfield  
Close Date: Tuesday 29 August   

G3 BET365 GEELONG CUP

Race Date: Wednesday 25 October
Distance: 12f / 2400m
Conditions:  Handicap
Prizemoney: $315,000
Racecourse: Geelong
Close Date:  Thursday 19 October

G2 MOONEE VALLEY GOLD CUP

Race Date: Saturday 28 October
Distance: 12.5f / 2500m
Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties 
Prizemoney: $311,000 
Racecourse: The Valley (Moonee Valley)
Close Date: Monday 23 October

G3 JAYCO BENDIGO CUP

Race Date: Wednseday 1 November
Distance: 12f / 2400m
Conditions: Handicap
Prizemoney: $303,500
Racecourse: Bendigo
Close Date:  Thursday 26 October

G3 LEXUS STAKES

Race Date: Saturday 4 November
Distance: 12.f / 2500m
Conditions: Quality Handicap
Prizemoney: $301,500
Racecourse: Flemington
Close Date: Monday 30 October

G1 EMIRATES MELBOURNE CUP

Race Date: Tuesday 7 October
Distance: 16f / 3200m
Conditions: Handicap
Prizemoney: $6,200,000
Racecourse: Flemington
Close Date: Tuesday 29 August

G3 QUEEN ELIZABETH STAKES

Race Date: Saturday 11 November 
Distance: 13f / 2600m
Conditions: Quality Handicap
Prizemoney: $301,500
Racecourse: Flemington
Close Date:  Monday 6 November

G2 ZIPPING CLASSIC

Race Date: Saturday 18 November 
Distance: 12f / 2400
Conditions: WFA 
Prizemoney:  $301,00
Racecourse: Sandown
Close Date:  Monday 13 November

LISTED LADBROKES SANDOWN CUP

Race Date: Saturday 18 November
Distance: 16f / 3200m
Conditions: WFA
Prizemoney: $150,000
Racecourse: Sandown
Close Date: Monday 13 November