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ATC Announces 2018/19 Race Dates
Australian Turf Club has released race dates for the 2018/19 season, with 114 metropolitan fixtures to be held across four Sydney metropolitan racecourses and supporting provincial venues. The highly-anticipated Sydney spring starts on Saturday 18 August 2018 with the recently upgraded Group 1 Winx Stakes, and continues to the Melbourne Cup Day Race Meeting at Royal Randwick on Tuesday 6 November 2018. The pinnacle of the carnival will be the world's richest turf race, The Everest, to be run for a new record $13 million in prize money on Saturday 13 October at Royal Randwick. Feature racing in autumn begins with Inglis Classic Race Day at Warwick Farm on Saturday 9 February 2019, and concludes with Gr1 All Aged Stakes Day at Royal Randwick on Saturday 21 April 2019. The inaugural Inglis Millennium will be run for $2 million prize money and provides another highlight on the Golden Slipper pathway. Australia's biggest day of Group 1 racing is Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday 23 March, 2019, while the $4 million Gr1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes is the showpiece event of The Championships held across two world-class race meetings at Royal Randwick on Saturday 6 and Saturday 13 April, 2019. Click here to view race date fixtures.