Spring Racing

Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival 2016

Fashions on the field, celebrities, grand entrances in limousines… no thanks. We’re all about the horses and the racing. While many are standing in front of their closet deciding what to wear, we’re in the thick of the real action at the track. The Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne sees an amalgamation of arguably the most in-form horses and their jockeys, giving everything they’ve got to get their noses over the line before the rest of the pack.

The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival is one of Australia’s most popular events that brings together the very best of Australian and international thoroughbreds for 50 days of world-class horse racing action. The event is one big party which brings the city of Melbourne to life during its duration.

The stand-out events

The major racing carnival during the spring is the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival held at Flemington in early November, home to Melbourne Cup Day, while the three-day Caulfield Cup carnival held at Caulfield in October is also an exciting affair for horse racing fans. Other feature race days during spring include WS Cox Plate day at Moonee Valley in late October, and Sandown Classic day at Sandown in November, one week after the Flemington carnival ends on Emirates Stakes day.

Our triumphs

Ken King Thoroughbreds has had plenty of success during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, with G1 and Stakes winning horses at all three venues! We invite you to join their successes in one of our potential future stars. Check out current shares available today.

2016 highlight todate has been the win on BON AURUM in the feature G1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield.SET SQUARE 2016's return was an encouraging 2nd up 3rd placing in WFA G2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes at Moonee Valley over 1600m followed by 4th in the G3 Naturalism at Caulfield. BON AURUM returned to winning style with a dominant win in the Listed Sofitel Stakes at Flemington

2015 has got of to a good start with quality 3YO colt BON AURUM winning the Pin & Wins Stakes at Flemington and then going back to back Stakes wins with a win in the G3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude. SET SQUARE shows her 3YO win the 2014 VRC G1 Oaks was no flukewith a promising 3rd in the G1 Turnbull Stakes at Flemington as a 4YO. WELL SIGHTED finishes 4th in the G3 Telstra Phoneworks Stakes for 3YO's at Moonee Valley. SET SQUARE ends her Spring campaign at Flemington with a luckless 5th in the G1 McKinnon

In 2014 we had SET SQUARE win the G1 $1m VRC Oaks at Flemington and the ETHEREAL STAKES at Caulfield.LATE CHARGE won the VRC Sofitel Stakes at Flemington and competed in the G1 Rupert Clark and G1 Toorak Handicap at Caulfield.

In past years we have had success in the G1 Rupert Clark with BON HOFFA who won back to back G3 Bobby Lewis Handicaps, the only horse to achieve back to back wins. WILDLY also won the G3 Bobby Lewis Handicap, giving us three successes in the race in the past 10 years. We also had ARTIC COMMAND win the 2YO G3 Maribyrnong Plate at Flemington. RINKY DINK won 1st up as a 2YO at Flemington in the Listed Adams Platform Stakes at Flemington and then went on to win the G1 Australasian Oaks in South Australia as a 3YO.

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