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Weekend Black Type Feature Schedule

Friday, 9th March 2018

A dazzling weekend of feature racing lies ahead. The 26 Australian and New Zealand stakes races are headlined by an incredible 7 Gr1 events. These include the Australian Guineas & Canterbury Stakes at Royal Randwick, and Newmarket Handicap & Australian Cup at Flemington, while Ellerslie hosts the Sistema Diamond Stakes, Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes & Auckland Cup. Meanwhile, at Canberra on Sunday, where a beautiful day is forecast, the Gr3 Black Opal Stakes for 2YOs heads a quartet of black-type races. Albeit not on the weekend, but incorporating a long weekend for South Australians and the ACT, Monday's Adelaide Cup Day sees Morphettville hosting a stakes race treble. Brought to you by International Animal Health Products, below in AEDT order are Friday's, Saturday's and Sunday's scheduled stakes races incorporating integrated fields, form, indicative odds and runner news:


  • 4.55pm: Gr3 Newmarket Handicap (1400m) Newcastle


  • 12.30pm: Gr3 Aspiration Quality (1600m) Royal Randwick
  • 1.10pm: Listed Fireball Stakes (1100m) Royal Randwick
  • 1.35pm: Gr1 Sistema Diamond Stakes (1200m) Ellerslie
  • 1.45pm: Gr Reisling Stakes (1200m) Royal Randwick
  • 2.05pm: Gr2 Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) Flemington
  • 2.25pm: Gr2 Todman Stakes (1200m) Royal Randwick
  • 2.40pm: Gr2 Kewney Stakes (1400m) Flemington
  • 2.50pm: Gr1 Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes (2000m) Ellerslie
  • 3.00pm: Gr2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) Royal Randwick
  • 3.15pm: Gr1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) Flemington
  • 3.28pm: Gr1 Auckland Cup (3200m) Ellerslie
  • 3.35pm: Gr1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) Royal Randwick
  • 4.00pm: Gr3 Schweppervescence Trophy (1600m) Flemington
  • 4.20pm: Gr1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) Royal Randwick
  • 4.35pm: Gr1 Australian Cup (2000m) Flemington)
  • 5.00pm: Gr3 Wenona Girl Quality (1200m)
  • 5.20pm: Listed Incognitus Stakes (1100m) Flemington
  • 5.40pm: Listed Randwick City Stakes (2000m) Royal Randwck
  • 6.20pm: Listed Cyril Flower Stakes (1200m) Ascot
  • 7.30pm: Listed Lex Piper Stakes (1600m) Ascot


  • 2.55pm: Listed National Sprint (1400m) Canberra
  • 3.40pm: Listed Canberra Guineas (1400m) Canberra
  • 4.20pm: Listed Canberra Cup (2000m) Canberra
  • 5.00pm: Gr3 Black Opal Stakes (1200m) Canberra
  • TBCpm: Bull & Bush Tavern Cup (2019m) Bunbury


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