Melbourne and Sydney Spring Racing

September 9, 2017 by

Sydney’s Saturday Spring Racing Feast at Rosehill

Spring racing always provides plenty of action for Australian sports betting enthusiasts, and this Saturday is no exception. Sydney’s Spring Racing Carnival continues at Rosehill Gardens, with four races that should feature prominently in the betting.

Saturday is designated Run to the Rose Day at Rosehill, named after the Group 2 feature race for 3-year-olds at set weights and penalties. The Run to the Rose is a 1200m sprint that saw its purse boosted to $200,000 when it achieved Gr. 2 status.

The Sheraco Stakes, an 1100m Gr. 3 sprint for fillies and mares at set weights and penalties with a purse of $150,000, is another option punters will want to explore. So is the Stan Fox Stakes, a 1500m Gr. 2 race for 3-year-olds at set weights, with a purse of $200,000.

The Theo Marks Stakes should be one of Saturday’s Rosehill sprint highlights. It’s a Gr. 2 Quality Handicap, run over 1300m for prize money of $200,000.

Of course, as the name implies, Saturday is really a build-up for Rosehill’s biggest event of the month in two week’s time: Golden Rose Day on 23 September. The feature race, the $1-million Golden Rose Stakes, is a Gr. 1 race at set weights for 3-year-olds over 1400m, and it’s likely to attract a quality field to entertain punters.

Makybe Diva Stakes in Melbourne Next Week

Betting fans will switch their focus to Melbourne next week, for Makybe Diva Stakes Day at Flemington on 16 September, branded as Sofitel Girls’ Day Out this year, with the theme of Hats and High Tea. The eponymous Makybe Diva Stakes will be the highlight: a Gr. 1 weight-for-age race over 1600m, with a purse of $750,000. Online, you’ll find great betting odds at Luxbet.

Another Flemington race punters will fancy next Saturday is the 1200m Gr. 2 Danehill Stakes at set weights and penalties for 3-year-olds, with prize money of $200,000. There’s also the $200,000 Gr. 2 Let’s Elope Stakes for mares, again at set weights and penalties, over 1400m.

The day’s Quality Handicap is the Gr. 3 Bobby Lewis Quality for 4-year-olds and older, also with prize money of $200,000, run over 1200m.

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