|1||11.20AM||$200,000||Group 3||Carbine Club Stakes||3-Y-O SW + P No sex restriction (No class restriction)||1600m||▶|
|2||12.00PM||$300,000||Group 2||Wakeful Stakes||3-Y-O SW + P Fillies (No class restriction)||2000m||▶|
|3||12.45PM||$300,000||Group 3||Lexus Stakes||No age restriction Quality No sex restriction (No class restriction)||2500m||▶|
|4||1.30PM||$500,000||Group 1||Coolmore Stud Stakes||3-Y-O Set Weights No sex restriction (No class restriction)||1200m||▶|
|5||2.15PM||$1,000,000||Group 1||Longines Mackinnon Stakes||3-Y-O & Up Weight for Age No sex restriction (No class restriction)||2000m||▶|
|6||3.00PM||$1,500,000||Group 1||AAMI Victoria Derby||3-Y-O Set Weights No sex restriction (No class restriction)||2500m||▶|
|7||3.45PM||$500,000||Group 1||Myer Classic||3-Y-O & Up Weight for Age Fillies & Mares (No class restriction)||1600m||▶|
|8||4.30PM||$300,000||Group 2||Yellowglen Stakes||No age restriction Handicap No sex restriction (No class restriction)||1200m||▶|
|9||5.10PM||$200,000||Group 3||TAB.com.au Stakes||No age restriction Handicap No sex restriction (No class restriction)||1400m||▶|
▶The wrap up
After much anticipation, Melbourne turned on stunning weather for 95,223 keen racegoers, who headed to Flemington for a brilliant day of racing for the 2013 AAMI Victoria Derby Day.
A fantastic day of thoroughbred racing, boasting four elite Group 1 level races and exciting entertainment, fabulous fashion - the first day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival was a fitting start to Australia’s most anticipated week of racing.
On Australia’s strongest day of Group 1 racing, Polanski, trained by Robbie Laing, proved he is worth more than his $4,000 purchase price when jockey, Hugh Bowman took out first place in the prestigious $1.5milllion Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby.
Jimmy Cassidy became only the third jockey in Australasian history to win 100 Group 1 races after Zoustar proved a class above his rivals in today’s $500,000 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington.
Following in the footsteps of Hall Of Fame riders George Moore and Roy Higgins, Cassidy said the achievement was something that he’d treasure for the rest of his life.
The Irishman Jamie Spencer produced an ingenious on-pace ride to get Side Glance home in the $1 million Group 1 Longines Mackinnon Stakes, his first Group 1 win in Australia.
Red Tracer capped a Derby Day to remember for Chris Waller, scoring a last-stride victory over stable mate Catkins in today’s $500,000 Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington.
The win completed a Group 1 double for the leading Sydney trainer, who earlier claimed the $500,000 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) with exciting colt Zoustar.
Off the track, hundreds of fashion lovers flocked to Flemington to compete in the Myer Fashions on the Field where guest judges Kris Smith, Laura Dundovic, Jayson Brunsdon, Arthur Galan, Captain Peter Janson and international model Tyson Beckford cast their eyes over stylish black and white ensembles.
The title of Myer Fashions on the Field Daily Women’s Racewear was presented to Ashleigh Albanese, 21, from Taralgon with a self-designed crisp white leather ensemble and matching leather shoes teamed with a black patent boxed handbag and statement white lattice hat with black trim.
Ms Albanese secured a spot in Thursday’s Victorian Final, which boasts a coveted prize pool valued at more than $400,000, including a brand new Lexus IS 300h F Sport valued at $75,459.
The colourful Birdcage hosted local and international celebrities including Naomi Campbell at Lexus, Tyson Beckford at Myer, Poppy Delevingne at Lavazza, Pia Miller and the Moulin Rouge Dancers at G.H. Mumm, and DJ Andy Murphy at Schweppes.
At the end of the day, Hill Square was the place to be with international DJ, Adrian Lux (Sweden), playing tunes to the sun-loving crowds before they headed home.
Overall, this was a memorable day of thoroughbred racing and set the standard for the coming Emirates Melbourne Cup on Tuesday 5 November, and also for the rest of the 2013 Melbourne Cup Carnival.