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2017 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival dates and schedule

  • See the entire schedule for the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival
  • Golden Slipper, Doncaster Mile, TJ Smith Stakes and Queen Elizabeth Stakes dates announced
  • All key Group 1 dates revealed
Lucia Valentina winning the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 2016

The Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival produces some of the finest horse racing in Australia and here is the full schedule for 2017.

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Australia's premier two-year-old event, the Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) is held at Rosehill Gardens during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

The Championships at Royal Randwick then follows suit with eight Group 1 races held across Day 1 and Day 2 of The Championships. 

Australia’s best sprinters fight it out in the TJ Smith Stakes (1200m), high-quality middle-distance/stayers clash in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) and premium milers race in the Doncaster Mile (1600m).

There is plenty more top-echelon racing with three-year-olds racing in the Australian Derby (2400m) and Australian Oaks (2400m).

Here is the full schedule for the 2017 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and the key races you can expect to see.

2017 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival Dates

Saturday 25th February 2017 – Warwick Farm
Chipping Norton Stakes (Group 1) – 1600m
Guy Walter Stakes (Group 2) – 1400m
Surround Stakes (Group 2) – 1400m
Sweet Embrace Stakes (Group 2) – 1200m
Skyline Stakes (Group 2) – 1200m
Liverpool City Cup (Group 3) – 1300m

Saturday 4th March 2017 – Royal Randwick
Randwick Guineas (Group 1) – 1600m
Canterbury Stakes (Group 1) – 1300m
Challenge Stakes (Group 2) – 1000m
Reisling Stakes (Group 2) – 1200m
Todman Stakes (Group 2) – 1200m
Wenona Girl Handicap (Group 3) – 1200m
Aspiration Quality (Group 3) – 1600m

Saturday 11th March 2017 – Rosehill Gardens
Coolmore Classic (Group 1) – 1500m
Pago Pago Stakes (Group 2) – 1200m
Magic Night Stakes (Group 2) – 1200m
Phar Lap Stakes (Group 2) – 1500m
Ajax Stakes (Group 2) – 1500m
Maurice McCarten Stakes (Group 3) – 1100m
Sky High Stakes (Group 3) – 2000m

Saturday 18th March 2017 – Rosehill Gardens
Golden Slipper (Group 1) – 1200m
Ranvet Stakes (Group 1) – 2000m
Rosehill Guineas (Group 1) – 2000m
The Galaxy (Group 1) – 1100m
George Ryder Stakes (Group 1) – 1500m
Birthday Card Stakes (Group 3) – 1200m
Epona Stakes (Group 3) – 1900m
NE Manion Cup (Group 3) – 2400m

Saturday 25th March 2017 – Rosehill Gardens
The BMW (Group 1) – 2400m
Vinery Stud Stakes (Group 1) – 2000m
Emancipation Stakes (Group 2) – 1500m
Tulloch Stakes (Group 2) – 2000m
The Schweppervescence (Group 3) – 1400m
Doncaster Prelude (Group 3) – 1500m
Star Kingdom Stakes (Group 3) – 1200m
Neville Sellwood Stakes (Group 3) – 2000m

Saturday 1st April 2017 – Royal Randwick – The Championships Day 1
Doncaster Mile (Group 1) – 1600m
TJ Smith Stakes (Group 1) – 1200m
Australian Derby (Group 1) – 2400m
Inglis Sires’ Produce Stakes (Group 1) – 1400m
Chairman’s Handicap (Group 2) – 2600m
Kindergarten Stakes (Group 3) – 1100m
Carbine Club Stakes (Group 3) – 1600m
PJ Bell Stakes (Group 3) – 1200m
Adrian Knox Stakes (Group 3) – 2000m

Saturday 8th April 2017 – Royal Randwick – The Championships Day 2
Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Group 1) – 2000m
Sydney Cup (Group 1) – 3200m
Australian Oaks (Group 1) – 2400m
The Coolmore Legacy Stakes (Queen of the Turf Stakes) (Group 1) – 1600m
Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (Group 2) – 1200m
Sapphire Stakes (Group 2) – 1200m
Percy Sykes Stakes (Group 3) – 1200m

Saturday 15th April 2017 – Royal Randwick
All Aged Stakes (Group 1) – 1400m
Champagne Stakes (Group 1) – 1600m
Frank Packer Plate (Group 3) – 2000m
JHB Carr Stakes (Group 3) – 1400m
JRA Plate (Group 3) – 2000m
Hall Mark Stakes (Group 3) – 1200m

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