Sydney Spring Racing Carnival 2022

August - November, 2022

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While not as famous as its Victorian counterpart – the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival – each year from August to October the top tracks in New South Wales host elite level racing for the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

Kicking off in early August with Missile Stakes Day at Royal Randwick Racecourse, the Sydney Spring Carnival features originally only went through until October when the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m), now worth an incredible $2 million as of 2022 and moved until after The Everest Day, rounded out top level racing in NSW for the season.

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In a bid to attract some of the spring racing attention from their interstate rivals in Melbourne, Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club (ATC) recently created a new-look The Everest Carnival worth over $50 million in prize money over six weeks!

There are now over a dozen seven-figure Sydney races held during the spring starting with George Main Stakes in September, which had its stakes doubled to $1 million ahead of the 2021 edition as did the Group 2 Hill Stakes held on Epsom Handicap Day,  and going through until the $1 million The Gong (1600m) held at Kembla Grange in late November.

The Silver Eagle now also offers $1 million as of 2022 and runs on the same day as the Caulfield Guineas in Melbourne.

The $15 million The Everest (1200m) is now the world’s richest turf race and runs at Royal Randwick on a Saturday in mid-late October, the same day Melbourne is host to the $5 million Caulfield Cup.

There are a number of other very lucrative Special Condition races like The Everest that do not hold Group race status but that form a key focus of the spring.

Among these are the $10 million The Golden Eagle (1500m) run at Rosehill in late October for four-year-old gallopers on the same day as Flemington’s three-years-old feature – the Victoria Derby.

On The Everest Day, Randwick is also now home to the world’s richest race for country-trained horses with the $1.3 million The Kosciuszko for NSW country-trained gallopers.

The latest seven-figure feature races added to the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival calendar include the $2 million The Invitation (1400m) running in late October as of 2021 as an invitation-only event for fillies and mares; the $2 million The Big Dance (1600m) to run on Melbourne Cup Day at Royal Randwick on the first Tuesday of November as of 2022; and the $2 million Five Diamonds (1800m) for five-year-olds run on Golden Gift Day.

The opening Group 1 race meeting of the Sydney Festival of Spring Racing is now Winx Stakes Day with the $750,000 feature race recently upgraded.

Golden Rose Stakes Day held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse follows in September. The Group 1 $1 million Golden Rose (1400m) for three-year-olds is one of the major features of the carnival having previously been the first elite level Sydney race for the spring.

In 2022 the Bondi Stakes has also been replaced by the renamed Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes, which will run on October 22 offering $1 million for three-year-olds as the Callander-Presnell.

The biggest day during the festival in terms of Group 1 racing (not prize money) runs at Randwick in early October when Epsom Handicap Day features three Group 1 races giving punters some top action to enjoy a bet on before focusing on the Melbourne Group 1s.

 

Sydney Spring Racing Carnival: Seven-Figure Races

2022 George Main Stakes

The George Main Stakes is now the first of Sydney’s $1 million plus races, the mile event taking place in mid-September at Royal Randwick. Trainer Chris Waller has dominated the event over the past decade preparing seven of the nine winners from 2012-2020 including his three-time champion Winx (2016-18).

  • Track: Randwick
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: 3YOs & Up – Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Prize: $580,000
  • First Run: 1945
  • Reigning Champion: Verry Elleegant (2021)
 
 

2022 Golden Rose Stakes

The Golden Rose Stakes is the feature three-years-old race held at Rosehill Gardens in the spring offering $1 million in prize money. The set weights classic has been won by many champion youngsters, plenty of which continue onto other elite level spring races like the Caulfield Guineas or Coolmore Stud Stakes in Melbourne.

  • Track: Rosehill
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Prize: $580,000
  • First Run: 1978
  • Reigning Champion: In The Congo (2021)
 
 

2022 Epsom Handicap

The Epsom Handicap is the headline mile race of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival and takes place on the same day as the Group 1 The Metropolitan for stayers and the Group 1 Flight Stakes for three-year-old fillies. The time-honoured classic has been won by the likes of Winx (2015) and Hartnell (2018) in recent years.

  • Track: Randwick
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Handicap
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1.5 million
  • First Prize: $870,000
  • Sponsor: TAB
  • First Run: 1865
  • Reigning Champion: Private Eye (2021)
 
 
 
 

2022 Hill Stakes

The Hill Stakes is another event that the prize money doubled from $500,000 to $1 million ahead of the 2021 running, which marks the race’s 100th anniversary, and it is one of the only non-Group 1 / Special Condition events to offer seven-figures. The Group 2 race runs on Epsom Handicap Day and attracts the season’s best middle-distance gallopers.

  • Track: Randwick
  • Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: 3YOs & Up – Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Prize: $580,000
  • First Run: 1921
  • Reigning Champion: Think It Over (2021)
 
 

2022 Silver Eagle

The Silver Eagle, open only to four-year-olds on their way to the $10 million Golden Eagle, doubled its prize money ahead of the 2022 to $1 million and is now part of a huge day of racing at Randwick in early October .

  • Track: Royal Randwick
  • Distance: 1300m
  • Conditions: 4YOs – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Special Conditions
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Prize: $580,000
  • First Run: 2019
  • Reigning Champion: Aim (2021) 
 
 

2022 The Everest

The Everest is now the richest turf race in the world worth an unparalleled $15 million in 2020. The race began in 2017 and Redzel won the opening two editions of this Special Conditions feature. There are 12 slots available for connections to buy in The Everest field worth $600,000 each. The race has become one of modern day racing’s great success stories and now attracts international attention in the spring.

  • Track: Randwick
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Special Conditions
  • Prize Money: $15 million
  • First Prize: $6.2 million
  • First Run: 2017
  • Reigning Champion: Nature Strip (2021)
 
 
 

2022 The Kosciuszko

The other feature race on The Everest Day is the $1.3 million The Kosciuszko open only to NSW country-trained horses. It is the richest race in the world for country-trained horses and members of the public can purchase tickets to own a potential share in a The Kosciuszko runner. The subsequent calcutta draw for The Kosciuszko is the biggest of its kind and hails back to old school bush racing traditions.

  • Track: Randwick
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties (NSW Country-trained horses only)
  • Status: Special Conditions
  • Prize Money: $1.3 million
  • First Prize: $685,000
  • First Run: 2018
  • Reigning Champion: Art Cadeau (2021)
 
 
 

2022 Spring Champion Stakes

The Spring Champion Stakes has recently doubled in prize money to $2 million and the three-years-old feature attracts quality youngsters with staying potential looking at a potential Melbourne run in the VRC Derby. Monaco Consul (2009) however was the last to do the Spring Champion – Victoria Derby double.

  • Track: Royal Randwick
  • Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $2 million
  • First Prize: $1,160,000
  • First Run: 1971
  • Reigning Champion: Profondo (2021) 
 
 
 

2022 The Invitation

The Invitation is one of the latest additions to the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, the newly-created $2 million feature taking place on the same day as the Cox Plate in Melbourne. The race ran for the first time in 2021 and is open only to 12 fillies and mares officially invited to take part in the event.

  • Track: Royal Randwick
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Fillies & Mares Set Weights + Penalties (Invitation Only)
  • Status: Special Conditions
  • Prize Money: $2 million
  • First Prize: $1,000,000
  • First Run: 2021
  • Reigning Champion: Icebath (2021)
 
 

2022 Callander-Presnell

In 2022 the now defunct Bondi Stakes has been replaced by the new look Stan Fox Stakes, which has been renamed the Callander-Presnell in honour of Sydney racing media figures Ken Callander and Max Presnell. The $1 million race for three-year-olds is held at Randwick on the same day as Melbourne’s iconic Cox Plate Day at The Valley. The Group 2 event runs over a mile and serves as a nice follow-up in Sydney for Golden Rose Stakes horses looking for a little further distance.

  • Track: Royal Randwick
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Prize: $580,000
  • First Run: 1975 / 2022 as the Callander-Presnell
  • Reigning Champion: Hilal (2021) 
 
 

2022 The Golden Eagle

The Golden Eagle is the recently added feature race for four-year-old horses offering an incredible $7.5 million in prize money for the inaugural edition in 2019 and now worth $10 million as of 2022. It follows on from the ‘Golden’ name tradition of the Golden Slipper for 2YOs and the Golden Rose for 3YOs. Dubbed “The Golden Slam” there is a $5 million bonus for any horse that can win all three races during their 2 – 4 year old racing seasons. The lucrative event runs on the Saturday prior to Melbourne Cup Day on the same date as Flemington’s VRC Derby Day. 10% of The Golden Eagle prize money will be donated to charity.

  • Track: Rosehill
  • Distance: 1500m
  • Conditions: 4YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Special Conditions
  • Prize Money: $10 million
  • First Prize: TBD
  • First Run: 2019
  • Reigning Champion: I’m Thunderstruck (2021) 
 
 
 

2022 Winners Stakes

The Winners Stakes took place for the first time in 2019 and was known as the Redzel Stakes. The feature will be renamed each spring in honour of the previous year’s The Everest winner, hence the 2019 Redzel Stakes after the back-to-back Everest wins by Redzel in 2017 and 2018. The 2020 Winners Stakes was known as the Yes Yes Yes Stakes and won by that year’s The Everest third place-getter Gytrash. The 2021 Winners Stakes ran as the Classique Legend Stakes after Classique Legend took out last year’s The Everest race, while the 2022 edition will be known as the Nature Strip Stakes. The $1 million Winners Stakes is the key support act on The Golden Eagle Race Day held in late October or early November annually.

  • Race Name 2019: Redzel Stakes
  • Race Name 2020: Yes Yes Yes Stakes
  • Race Name 2021: Classique Legend Stakes
  • Race Name 2022: Nature Strip Stakes
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens
  • Distance: 1300m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Special Conditions
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Prize: $580,000
  • First Run: 2019
  • Reigning Champion: Eduardo (2021)
 
 

2022 The Big Dance

The Big Dance is the latest addition to the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, the newly-created $2 million feature taking place on the same day as Flemington’s iconic Melbourne Cup Day meeting on the first Tuesday of November. The race runs for the first time in 2022 and is open only to horses who have competed in the elected 25 Country Cups.

  • Track: Royal Randwick
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: 3YOS & Upwards who have competed in the elected 25 Country Cup races
  • Status: Special Conditions
  • Prize Money: $2 million
  • First Prize: TBD
  • First Run: 2022
  • Reigning Champion: TBD
 
 
 

2022 Golden Gift

The Golden Gift is a race for two-year-olds first contested in 2015 and recently boosted to offer $1 million in prize money. Held on the same day as the Hot Danish Stakes and the $2 million Five Diamonds (held for the first time in 2022), the juveniles’ feature is a 1100m sprint at Rosehill in early November and makes a nice lead-up to the following year’s $5 million Golden Slipper Stakes in the autumn.

  • Track: Rosehill Gardens
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: 2YOs – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Special Conditions
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Prize: $580,000
  • First Run: 2015
  • Reigning Champion: Sejardan (2021)
 
 

2022 Five Diamonds

The Five Diamonds is a newly-created $2 million feature to run for the first time in 2022 on Golden Gift Day at Rosehill Gardens. The race is open only to five-year-old runners and takes place over 1800m.

  • Track: Rosehill Gardens
  • Distance: 1800m
  • Conditions: 5YOs
  • Status: Special Conditions
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Prize: $580,000
  • First Run: 2015
  • Reigning Champion: Sejardan (2021)
 
 

2022 The Hunter

The Hunter is a new $1 million metropolitan feature race contested on a stand-alone November race meeting at Newcastle Racecourse as part of the extended The Everest Carnival. The quality handicap event runs over 1300m and it is one of the richest Sydney races held outside of Randwick or Rosehill. The Hunter race attracts quality sprinters that may be backing-up out of The Everest or others staying on in Sydney instead of heading south to Melbourne for the Cup Carnival.

  • Track: Newcastle Racecourse
  • Distance: 1300m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Status: Special Conditions
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Prize: $580,000
  • First Run: 2019
  • Reigning Champion: Lost And Running (2021) 
 
 

2022 The Gong

The Gong proceeds The Hunter and is the final seven-figure Sydney Spring Racing Carnival feature taking place at Wollongong’s Kembla Grange track in late November. The first ever race of this status to run at the Illawarra course, The Gong is a mile (1600m) contest run under quality handicap conditions. Every other race on The Gong card is worth $125,000 making for a truly elite day of late spring racing action on the outskirts of Sydney.

  • Track: Kembla Grange (Wollongong)
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Status: Special Conditions
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Prize: $580,000
  • First Run: 2019
  • Reigning Champion: Mister Sea Wolf (2019)
 
 

Major Race Days – See below for the full breakdown of the major Group 1 Race Days held throughout the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

Missile Stakes Day 2022

Date: Saturday August 6, 2022

Racecourse: Rosehill

Feature Races:

Missile Stakes Day held on a Saturday in early August is the first big race meeting leading up to the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival Group 1s with sprinters facing off under weight-for-age conditions in the Missile Stakes.

The Rosebud Day 2022

Date: Saturday August 13, 2022

Racecourse: Rosehill

Feature Races:

The Rosebud for Golden Rose-bound three-year-olds has moved from Missile Stakes Day in 2022 to run a week later as the feature event on its own race card at Rosehill Gardens.

Winx Stakes Day 2022

Date: Saturday August 20, 2022

Racecourse: Randwick

Feature Races: 

Kicking off Group 1 racing for the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, the recently upgraded Group 1 $750,000 Winx Stakes is named in honour of champion mare Winx who took out the race in 2016 and 2017 when it was known as the Warwick Stakes before becoming a three-time champ in 2018.

Winx Stakes Day traditionally runs on a Saturday in late August at Randwick and is headlined by the weight-for-age Winx Stakes, which features a field of horses heading towards the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) back at the track the following month. The key support act is the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes, a race for three-year-old fillies targeting the Princess Series of Races including the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) in October.

San Domenico Stakes Day 2022

Date: Saturday August 27, 2022

Racecourse: Rosehill

Feature Races: 

Rosehill hosts another of the early Group Spring Carnival meetings at the end of August with a field of returning three-year-olds facing off in the San Domenico Stakes on way to bigger assignments over the coming weeks. Genuine superstars have won the race including Japonisme (2015) who went on to win Flemington’s Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) that Melbourne Cup Carnival. San Domencio Stakes Day is now also home to Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) as of 2022.

Wyong Gold Cup Day 2022

Date: Friday September 2, 2022

Racecourse: Wyong

Feature Races: 

  • Listed $200,000 Wyong Gold Cup (2100m)
  • Listed $160,000 Mona Lisa Stakes (1350m)

Wyong Gold Cup Day traditionally runs on the first Friday of September and is headlined by the Wyong Gold Cup for Sydney stayers heading towards upcoming features including The Metropolitan on Epsom Handicap Day.

Chelmsford Stakes Day 2022

Date: Saturday September 3, 2022

Racecourse: Randwick

Feature Races: 

Chelmsford Stakes Day in early September hosts three Group 2 races including the weight-for-age Chelmsford Stakes contested over the mile and contested by George Main Stakes-bound gallopers. Winx (2017) was the last horse to complete the Chelmsford Stakes – George Main Stakes double. The three-year-old fillies continue on the Princess Series in the Furious Stakes, while the Tramway Handicap hosts gallopers looking at a possible Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) run at Randwick in October.

Run To The Rose Day 2022

Date: Saturday September 10, 2022

Racecourse: Rosehill

Feature Races:

The Run To The Rose Day is host to the traditional Group 2 lead-up into the coveted $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m), the autumn’s richest Sydney race for 3YOs held in September back at Rosehill Gardens. From 2012 – 2016 all five Golden Rose winners came via the Run To The Rose including Hallowed Crown (2014), Exosphere (2015) and Astern (2016) who all completed the double. Bivouac (2019) meanwhile was the last horse to do the Run To The Rose – Golden Rose double.

Newcastle Cup Day 2022

Date: Friday September 16, 2022

Racecourse: Newcastle

Feature Races:

  • Group 3 $250,000 Newcastle Gold Cup (2300m)
  • Group 3 $200,000 Cameron Handicap (1500m)
  • Group 3 $200,000 Tibbie Stakes (1400m)

Newcastle Gold Cup Day at Broadmeadow Racecourse was previously the only stand-alone Sydney Spring Racing Carnival feature race day held outside of Rosehill Gardens or Royal Randwick until the addition of the $1 million The Hunter (Newcastle) and $1 million The Gong (Wollongong) in 2019. It is headlined by the stayers facing off in the Newcastle Gold Cup, one of the most famous winners of which was Green Moon (2011) who won the following year’s Melbourne Cup.

George Main Stakes Day 2022

Date: Saturday September 17, 2022

Racecourse: Randwick

Feature Races:

The next Group 1 race meeting of the carnival runs at Randwick in September with the milers facing off in the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) won by the likes of Kermadec (2015), Sacred Falls (2014), Streama (2013) and More Joyous (2010) in recent years. Trainer Chris Waller took his record in the race – worth $1 million as of 2021 – to seven wins in nine years when Kolding claimed victory in 2020. Of course the most famous recent George Main Stakes winner is three-time champion Winx, the world’s greatest racehorse saluting from 2016-18. Also on the card is The Shorts, now worth half-a-million-dollars, which serves as a key lead-up to the $15 million the Everest the following month.

Golden Rose Stakes Day 2022

Date: Saturday September 24, 2022

Racecourse: Rosehill

Feature Races:

The second of the seven-figure Sydney Spring Racing Carnival majors runs on Golden Rose Stakes Day where the action headlined by the season’s top three-year-olds doing battle in the $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m). Previously the Golden Rose Stakes was proceeded by another Rosehill meeting for Golden Pendant Stakes Day, but the two race cards were recently merged making for a bumper day at the Gardens!

Epsom Handicap Day 2022

Date: Saturday October 1, 2022

Racecourse: Randwick

Feature Races:

Epsom Handicap Day run on the first Saturday in October is one of the biggest meetings of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival featuring three Group 1 races. The $1.5 million Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) hosts the season’s best milers and Sydney’s two top trainers Chris Waller and Gai Waterhouse have dominated the event over the past decade. The stayers do battle in The Metropolitan over the mile-and-and-half, a number going on to contest Melbourne’s Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) later in the month, while the Princess Series comes to its peak with the Flight Stakes over the mile for the fillies. The Group 2 Hill Stakes is also now worth $1 million in prize money on the card.

The Sliver Eagle Day 2022

Date: Saturday October 8, 2022

Racecourse: Randwick

Feature Races:

The Silver Eagle Day at Randwick is now headlined by the Silver Eagle race for four-year-olds eyeing a run in the Golden Eagle next-up, and the Silver Eagle prize money has now doubled to $1 million in 2022. The meeting is now a lucrative affair and the meeting’s other feature events include the Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes for The Everest-bound sprinters; the Group 3 Gloaming Stakes that moved to the card in 2022 as a lead-up into the Spring Champion Stakes; and the inaugural running of the Follow $500,000 Tapp-Craig (1400m) for three-year-olds that offers the first three place-getters a ballot exemption into the Callander-Presnell (formerly the Stan Fox Stakes).

The Everest Day 2022

Date: Saturday October 15, 2022

Racecourse: Randwick

Feature Races: 

The Everest Day is now the richest race card in Australia, the mid-October feature meeting at Royal Randwick headlined by the hugely successful $15 million The Everest (1200m). A race unlike any other down-under, The Everest is also the world’s richest race on turf and offers 12 slot holders the chance to select a sprinter to win them racing’s biggest prize. The Everest Day runs on the same day as Melbourne’s Caulfield Cup Day card and also features the world’s richest race for country-trained horses, the $1.3 million The Kosciuszko (1200m) open only to NSW country-trained gallopers.

Spring Champion Stakes Day 2022

Date: Saturday October 22, 2022

Racecourse: Randwick

Feature Races:

Previously the last of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival feature meetings was Spring Champion Stakes Day before the addition of a host of Special Condition races offering huge prize money including The Everest were added to the program. Ahead of the 2022 edition, Spring Champion Stakes Day moved to the end of October on the Saturday after The Everest, which is the same date as Melbourne’s Cox Plate Day card. The meeting is headlined by the three-year-old stayers running over 2000m in the Spring Champion Stakes, many coming off a lead-up run in the Gloaming Stakes at Rosehill the month before, with the Group 1 now worth $2 million after doubling from $1 million in 2022. The other richest race on the program is the $2 million The Invitation race, a set weights plus penalties event open to fillies and mares by invitation-only, run for the first time in 2021.

The rich program now also features the new-look Stan Fox Stakes, the Group 2 event renamed the Callander-Presnell in 2022. Offering $1 million, the Callander-Presnell, a set weights event for three-year-olds, now replaces the defunct Bondi Stakes race.

Golden Eagle Day 2022

Date: Saturday October 29, 2022

Racecourse: Rosehill

Feature Races: 

Yet another multi-million dollar event takes place at Rosehill Gardens on the Saturday prior to Melbourne Cup Day with the sole four-years-old feature of the carnival – the $10 million Golden Eagle – stealing the show in Sydney. On the same day Melbourne hosts its VRC Derby Day card at Flemington to kick off the Cup Carnival, but plenty of the punters’ attention will be focused on the Golden Eagle following in the tradition of the Golden Slipper (2yos) and Golden Rose (3yos). Golden Eagle Day also features the $1 million Winners Stakes, which will be renamed each season in honour of the previous year’s The Everest winner. The other headline event on the card is the Rosehill Gold Cup worth $750,000 as of 2022.

The Big Dance Day 2022

Date: Saturday November 1, 2022

Racecourse: Randwick

Feature Races: 

Royal Randwick hosts a brand new, $2 million mile feature race for qualified Country Cups horses on the first Tuesday of November, the same date is Flemington’s famous Melbourne Cup Day program at HQ.

Golden Gift Day 2022

Date: Saturday November 5, 2022

Racecourse: Rosehill

Feature Races: 

Run the Saturday following the Golden Eagle when Melbourne’s Cup Carnival is coming to a close, Golden Gift Day in Sydney is host to the $1 million Golden Gift sprint for two-year-olds and the latest $2 million feature, the Five Diamonds for five-year-olds. Also on the November race card is the Hot Danish Stakes worth half-a-million, a race previously known as the Breeders Classic and renamed in honour of classy mare Hot Danish.

The Hunter Day 2022

Date: Saturday November 12, 2022

Racecourse: Newcastle

Feature Races: 

  • $1,000,000 The Hunter (1300m)
  • Group 3 $200,000 Spring Stakes (1600m)

The Hunter Day takes the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival action back out to Newcastle Racecourse with the running of the $1 million The Hunter handicap race for sprinters. Horses out of The Everest may try their hand at a consolation prize in The Hunter over 100m further making for a really exciting sprint event on the outskirts of Sydney. The Hunter race card now features the Group 3 Spring Stakes over the mile for three-year-olds, which was previously run earlier in the carnival on Newcastle Cup Day.

The Gong Day 2022

Date: Saturday November 19, 2022

Racecourse: Kembla Grange

Feature Races: 

After an incredible few months of top level racing and massive prize money things finally wind-up in Sydney for the spring out at Wollongong with Kembla Grange hosting the $1 million The Gong race for end-of-spring milers chasing the last of the big prize money.