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Australia & New Zealand Weekend Stakes Schedule

Thursday, 26th January 2017

Kicking off with the heats of the Blue Diamond Previews in Melbourne on Australia Day, followed by the Gr1 Thorndon Mile at Trentham on Saturday, and concluding with New Zealand's richest race - the $1 million Karaka Million for 2YOs - on Sunday, there are 16 stakes races in Australia and New Zealand this weekend. Brought to you by International Animal Health Products, below are Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday's scheduled races in AEDT order:


  • 2:45pm: Listed Blue Diamond Preview (C&G) (1000m) Caulfield
  • 3:20pm: Gr3 Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies) (1000m) Caulfield
  • 4:20pm: Listed Australia Day Cup (2400m) Randwick
  • 5:20pm: Listed John Dillon Stakes (1400m) Caulfield


  • 9:30pm: Gr2 Australia Stakes (1200m) Moonee Valley


  • 12:40pm: Gr3 Canonbury Stakes (1100m) Rosehill
  • 1:20pm: Gr3 Widden Stakes (1100m) Rosehill
  • 1:48pm: Gr3 Desert Gold Stakes (1600m) Trentham
  • 2:38pm: Listed Timaru Stakes (1400m) Riccarton Park
  • 2:58pm: Gr1 Thorndon Mile (1600m) Trentham
  • 3:40pm: Gr2 Expressway Stakes (1200m) Rosehill
  • 4:40pm: Listed Kensington Stakes (1000m) Flemington
  • 5:12pm: Listed Sunshine Coast Cup (1400m) Sunshine Coast
  • Time TBC: Listed Scenic Blast Stakes (1200m) Ascot


  • 4:07pm: Listed NZB Inusrance Karaka Mile (1600m) Ellerslie
  • 5:16pm: Listed Karaka Million (1200m) Ellerslie


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