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.

Watch all the action live from the track via our broadcast partners: Channel 7, and RSN.

Saturday 2 October 2021

TAB Turnbull Stakes

First race: 12:10pm

Last race: 5:05pm

Non-patron race day

Digital racebook

Digital racebook

Racing, entertainment and more. Everything you need to know this TAB Turnbull Stakes Day.

Giddy Up Tipping

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.

The Races

Name Group Class Distance P$ Acceptances
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


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