G1 Darley Classic

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Saturday 11 November 2017
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne

Australia

Total Prize Money A$1,000,000

1200 metres / 6 furlongs (straight course)

Turf

3YOs & upwards


First run in 1960, the A$1,000,000 Darley Classic is run at Flemington Racecourse over 1200 metres (6 furlongs), with horses 3YO & Upwards carrying Standard Weight-for-Age.


The race is conducted on a straight course, of a width of up to 30 metres, and with a field limit of 20 horses. The Flemington straight course, starting from a chute that joins the course proper, is perfectly flat.


Historically, riders took one side of the course or another, looking for the rail to guide them in the race, with the field often splitting to both rails.


However, in recent years the field more often than not packs in one group up the centre of the track.


ENTRIES

  TIME / DATE (Melbourne local time) FEE $AUD
Nominations 12 Noon, Tuesday 26 Seotember 550
Late Nominations 12 Noon, Friday 29 September

1,650

First Acceptances 12 Noon, Tuesday 24 October

880

Further Late Nominations 12 Noon Monday6 November

55,000

Final Acceptances 9:30am Wednesday 8 November

11,000

Any horse for which an Acceptance has not been received at closing time will automatically be withdrawn

Scratchings 7.30am Saturday 11 November

11,000 (in lieu of declaration fee)


 

FIELD SIZE AND BALLOTING CONDITIONS


The maximum number of starters is 20.

 

Balloting condition are per the standard Weight-For-Age conditions defined in section LR 21D (1) of Racing Victoria's Rules of Racing.

 

WEIGHTS


NORTHERN HEMISPHERE   SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
Kgs Ibs Age & Sex Kgs Ibs
56.5 124 3yo C&G 53 116.5
54.5 120 3yo F 51 112
58.5 128.5 4yo+ C, G & E 58.5 128.5
56.5 124 4yo+ M 56.5 124

 

 PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN ($AUD)


1st 600,000
2nd 180,000
3rd 90,000
4th 45,000
5th 25,000
6th 20,000
7th 20,000
8th 20,000
Total Prize Money 1,000,000