Spring Racing Carnival Betting Promotions

October 9, 2017

2017 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival

The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival runs from early October when the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes is held until early November when the running of the Emirates Stakes marks the finish to the Flemington Carnival. It’s that time of year when attention turns to the track and the sporting focus is of the equine variety. The Melbourne Cup run on the first Tuesday in November is the high point of the carnival, but to single it out, does not do justice to some of the other feature races.

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Derby Day betting offers

Derby Day is arguably the best day of horse racing for the year with a card that features no less than 4 Group 1 races, the highlight of which is the 2016 AAMI Victoria Derby. Our guide publishes all of the bookmaker promotions available on each race and also provides a suggested modus operandi for maximising your winning chances.

Derby Day Promotions

Feature Spring race days

  • Turnbull Stakes
  • Caulfield Guineas
  • Caulfield Cup
  • Manikato Stakes
  • Cox Plate
  • Victoria Derby
  • Melbourne Cup
  • Crown Victorian Oaks
  • Emirates Stakes

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Emirates Stakes Day promotions

The Mackinnon Stakes, traditionally run on Derby Day is now the feature race on Emirates Stakes Day. The Emirates is no longer a handicap race over 1600m, instead it is a weight-for-age event run over 2000m. It’s sure to provide a fitting finale to Cup week. There are some promotions worth tuning into if you’re betting on the final day of the carnival.

Stakes Day bonus offers

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Oaks Day bookmaker deals

The Group 1 VRC Oaks is run over 2500m for 3yo fillies. The race is usually a good guide to the next crop of staying mares, it’s also the feature race on Oaks Day. If you’re going to have a bet on any of the Oaks Day races at Flemington, be sure to check out all of the available bookmaker promotions for the 9 race card.

Oaks Day bonuses

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Melbourne Cup Day specials

The Melbourne Cup is the single biggest horse race in Australia. It truly is, the ‘race that stops the nation’. Cup Day is the betting mecca for Australian bookmakers, who attempt to outdo each other by offering promotions several races throughout the day. We have published them all on one page for your convenience.

Melbourne Cup bonus bets

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Cox Plate betting deals

The 2016 Cox Plate is the race the determines the best horse in Australia. It is different to both the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup as they are both handicap races, whereas the WS Cox Plate is a weight-for-age event. Bookmaker offers are available for most of the races featured during the Cox Plate Carnival, which also includes the Manikato Stakes meeting.

Cox Plate betting offers

Bookmaker activity

Throughout the Spring Carnival, bookmakers compete for the punting dollar. In doing so, they offer some great value bonuses on each of the major race days. These weekly betting specials are in addition to the new account bonus bets offered by the betting agencies. The specials are aimed at both new and existing customers of each bookmaker. If used strategically over the 9 major race days of the Carnival, the promotions can drastically increase your chances of turning a profit.