In the ultimate preview of the 2021 Melbourne Cup Carnival, spring racing steps up a notch with TAB Turnbull Stakes Day! With $3.4 million up for grabs across the race program, the stage is set for excitement.
The all-black type race schedule is considered a solid guide for predicting future Melbourne Cup Carnival champions. The Group 1 TAB Turnbull Stakes boasts $1,000,000 in prizemoney, and is the first feature 2000m race of spring at Flemington. It’s joined by The Lexus Bart Cummings which offers prizemoney of $750,000 with the winner earning a ‘Golden Ticket’ straight into the great race itself: the 2021 Lexus Melbourne Cup.
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Saturday 2 October 2021
TAB Turnbull Stakes
First race: 12:10pm
Last race: 5:05pm
Non-patron race day
Racing, entertainment and more. Everything you need to know this TAB Turnbull Stakes Day.
Giddy Up Tipping
Put your skill (or luck) to the test, and place your free tips on the big Spring Carnival races. Build up your points for a chance to share in over $35,000 worth of prizes.
|Darley Maribyrnong Trial Stakes||2YO SW||1000m||$175,000||View acceptances|
|Kirkland Lake Gold Super Impose Stakes||3YO SW & P||1800m||$175,000||View acceptances|
|TAB Edward Manifold Stakes||Group 2||3YO Fillies SW||1610m||$300,000||View acceptances|
|Gilgai Stakes||Group 2||3YO & UP SW & P||1200m||$300,000||View acceptances|
|VRC Members Danehill Stakes||Group 2||3YO SW&P (N/C)||1100m||$300,000||View acceptances|
|Furphy Rose of Kingston Stakes||Group 2||4YO & UP Mares SW & P||1410m||$300,000||View acceptances|
|TAB Turnbull Stakes||Group 1||4YO & UP SW & P||2000m||$1,000,000||View acceptances|
|The Lexus Bart Cummings||Group 3||Quality Hcp||2520m||$750,000||View acceptances|
|McGregor Portables Paris Lane Stakes||4YO & UP Hcp||1410m||$175,000||View acceptances|
For VRC Members
Try your chance at trivia!
Put your knowledge to the test in our race day trivia competition on the VRC Members Facebook group for your chance to win some amazing prizes! Be sure to tell us your member number so we can admit you into the group.
The Piano Bar Live re-tunes and returns to add a musical touch to this Saturday’s TAB Turnbull Stakes Day celebrations.
Member renewal mega draw
The $110,000 Member Renewal Mega Draw will take place at 2pm on TAB Turnbull Stakes Day, with the winners announced after 4:45pm. Tune in for the big announcement. We wish all our VRC members the best of luck in the draw.
The Brightside Cocktail Recipe
Enhance you race day experience from home with this specially curated cocktail recipe from the team in the Bluegrass Bar in the Club Stand. This drink can be enjoyed both with or without alcohol.
VRC Punters Club
Join Nick Quinn as the VRC Punters Club returns in a free to enter online format! After making profitable returns in his previous outings at Flemington we are giving all members a chance to get involved.
VRC Member Stakes
There are even more chances to win on TAB Turnbull Stakes Day with VRC Member Stakes! Make sure you register if you haven’t already to be in with a chance to win $200 Food and Beverage Credit loaded onto your membership card.
Myer Fashions on your Front Lawn®
The Melbourne Cup Carnival’s annual celebration of fashion and style is back! Get dressed in your most stylish racing outfit and enter this year’s competition where you can win a share in over $300,000 in prizes.
Race day tales
Join us from home
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Jump outs & trainer updates
Keep up to date with horse draws and video footage of jump outs, filmed every Friday at Flemington Racecourse
Up-to-date information on track and weather conditions at Flemington Racecourse, that will ensure you are race day ready.