The official site of Flemington quotes, “The Melbourne Cup Carnival concludes its festivities with this great day of racing. The ‘family day’ of the Carnival is packed with fast action and excitement, featuring Victoria’s foremost 1600m event, the $1 million Group 1 Emirates Stakes.”
Yes, the concluding day has finally arrived as Nov. 7 marks the Emirates Stakes day and with it the end of the carnival event. The Emirates Stakes Day is packed with fast action and excitement, and it definitely highlights the extravagant “race that stops the nation”. Darley Classic has been previously won twice by the unbeatable Black Caviar.
According to the Herald Sun, Jockey Craig Williams has expressed concerns over the track. Williams feel that rains ahead of Saturday’s Group 1 Emirates Stakes may soften the track. He is confident about Arod making a rebound and states that the British Raider is best suited by firm conditions.
“I’m much happier going into Saturday’s race, compared to the Cox Plate,” the jockey said. “He’s more tuned up now and he’ll turn out a much fitter and ready racehorse. But the weather is very important to his chances because he is a top of the ground horse.”
Here is everything that you need to know about the Emirates Stakes Day.
The official flower for Emirates Stakes Day is the red rose and can be purchased from flower sellers near the entrances, upon arrival at Flemington.
Children under 16 years Free
10°C / 24°C 0% Rain
Saturday, November 07, 2015
448 Epsom Road, Flemington
Race 1: MARIBYRNONG PLATE (1000m) 12.20pm
Race 2: STARLIGHT CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION PLATE (2000m) 1pm
Race 3: QUEEN’S CUP (2600m) 1.40pm
Race 4: HILTON HOTELS & RESORTS STAKES (1400m) 2.20pm
Race 5: ANTLER LUGGAGE HANDICAP (1600m) 3pm
Race 6: DARLEY CLASSIC (1200m) 3.40pm
Race 7: EMIRATES STAKES (1600m) 4.20pm
Race 8: MATRIARCH STAKES (2000m) 5.05pm
Race 9: EMIRATES AIRLINE HANDICAP (1400m) 5.40pm