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One of the big attractions during carnival time, when the feature races are conducted mainly in Melbourne and Sydney, is placing a Pre-Post bet.

Using the technology at our disposal, Racing And Sports will display all the early nominations for the major races within one clearly defined webpage. They have been collated for you on our Feature Race Runners list where we track their entries as the days get closer to the big event. As well as notifying punters of the noms, we also provide for you a direct link to every horse via our extensive and expanding form database.

As a reference, below you’ll find the details of the most recent renewal of the specific Group One race, the video of that race and the last decade of winners.

Plus, there is the associated Betfair price for the specific feature race. We hope you enjoy this addition to your betting strategies during carnival time from all of us here at Racing And Sports.

Please Note: Some races that do not have finalised nominations with have a notifier of the time that this is to occur.

Atc Australian Derby 2019

G1 2400m RANDWICK
Saturday 6 April


The premier Derby in Australia was upped to $2m as part of the first day of The Championships in the Sydney Autumn Carnival.

Often more of a pointer to races like the Caulfield Cup than WFA contests to come, much of the form comes from the Rosehill Guineas - and yet before 2013, the previous dual winner was Sky Heights in 1999. Strangely it happened again in 2014.

While there have been some top recent winners, the 1996 edition will take some beating as it was the clash between Octagonal, Saintly, Filante and Nothin' Leica Dane - some sadly recently departed.

The Victorians struck a blow in the 2018 Derby as Levendi won by a nose on a quick back up stopping Ace High taking the Derby double. They cleared out by six lengths in a great struggle over the last two furlongs.

2018 ATC Australian Derby Race Details:
LEVENDI (Mark Zahra/Peter Gelagotis)
Barrier 3 - 56.5kg - $6
2nd Ace High (T Angland)/3rd Tangled (M Walker)

Doncaster Mile 2019

G1 1600m RANDWICK
Saturday 6 April


Probably the highlight of most Autumns, the Doncaster brings together the best horses in a handicap race over the famous Randwick mile.

Now worth a massive $3m, it doesn't matter what barrier you draw as you just need momentum at the right time once you top the rise.

Two of the champs of the turf were dual winners of this race in the last 30 years as Sunline competed in three Doncasters for two wins and a second while the greatest miler of them all Super Impose started his string of four straight Randwick miles victories with the 1990 renewal.

There has not been a more deserved winner of a Doncaster Mile than Happy Clapper. Such a brave horse at Randwick, he contested many of the features there and ran into a great a few times.

Happy Clapper won his first Group 1 in the 2017 Epsom Handicap. He ran a time of 1:33.17 carrying 57kg. He'd win the Doncaster later that season in exactly the same time with exactly the same weight.

2018 Doncaster Mile Race Details:
HAPPY CLAPPER (Blake Shinn/Pat Webster)
Barrier 1 - 57.0kg - $5
2nd Comin' Through (T Clark)/3rd Arbeitsam (M Dee)

Atc Sires Produce Stakes 2019

G1 1400m RANDWICK
Saturday 6 April


The second leg of the Two Year Old Triple Crown, the Sires is, for most, their first attempt at the 1400m.

Golden Slipper winners had previously backed up and since 1990 seven times they've done the double. However in recent seasons few have tried off the Slipper despite there being a two week break.

There was a huge upset in 2018 as the Newcastle filly El Dorado Dreaming, after being beaten in a maiden the week before, came from near last to get up in a tight finish. It was part of a season of filly juvenile wins in Sydney.

2018 ATC Sires Produce Stakes Race Details:
EL DORADO DREAMING (Damian Lane/Benjamin Smith)
Barrier 12 - 54.5kg - $81
2nd Oohood (Z Purton)/3rd Outrageous (B Avdulla)

Tj Smith Stakes 2019

G1 1200m RANDWICK
Saturday 6 April


While the TJ Smith Stakes only has a relatively short lifespan, it is now the pre-eminent sprint race in the country, being at WFA.

Increased to $2.5m as part of The Championships restructure, it has been the benchmark for most performances under a mile in Australia in recent years.

While it was hard to go past the end of an era as Black Caviar won her 25th and final race start in 2013, it was her win over Hay List in 2011 that must go down as one of the great races. Then we had the great Chautauqua going BOOM!!

What in hindsight becomes a very emotional victory, Tye Angland steered Trapeze Artist over the top of Redzel to win the race for the three year olds in 2018. They would quinella the Everest later in the year in the reverse order.

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Race Details:
TRAPEZE ARTIST (Tye Angland/Gerald Ryan)
Barrier 8 - 56.5kg - $8
2nd Redzel (K McEvoy)/3rd In Her Time (D Lane)

Atc Australian Oaks 2018

G1 2400m RANDWICK
Saturday 13 April


The best of the Oaks' run in Australia, the Australian Oaks is at the right time of year for the fillies to have matured and show they will run the mile and a half right out.

Some fillies attempt the back up from the Derby but most come through the Storm Queen at Rosehill where there are many dual winners. In 2015 this was the last race that Winx lost before her astonishing picket fence run of form.

While the kiwis usually win this Oaks, it was a 'local' kiwi that took it out in 2018. Chris Waller was in the middle of a massive day at Randwick and Unforgotten was sensational.

She had to chase from a long way out and grabbed a game Hiyaam in the last 100m.

2018 ATC Australian Oaks Race Details:
UNFORGOTTEN (Hugh Bowman/Chris Waller)
Barrier 7 - 56.0kg - $4 fav
2nd Hiyaam (M Dee)/3rd Miss Admiration (D Oliver)

Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2019

G1 2000m RANDWICK
Saturday 13 April


This is the race that has seen the greatest transformation as part of the revamped carnival.

The Championships series needed a draw card and the WFA contest over the championship distance has been upped to $4m making it a very rich feature race.

Strangely not targeted in the past by trainers, you can bet it will be going forward with prize money at that level. International interest is sure to grow in the future as well.

The greatest of them all Winx continued her amazing sequence in taking the race last year. She made it 25 victories in a row equalling the freak Black Caviar's win streak.

Coming from last, she rounded them up from the rise and bolted in by nearly four lengths.

2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Race Details:
WINX (Hugh Bowman/Chris Waller)
Barrier 10 - 57.0kg - $1.25 fav
2nd Gailo Chop (M Zahra)/3rd Happy Clapper (K McEvoy)

Coolmore Legacy Queen Of The Turf Stakes 2019

G1 1600m RANDWICK
Saturday 13 April


One of the major alterations to the Sydney Autumn Carnival was the moving of the Queen Of The Turf from Rosehill to Randwick.

It provided a greater point of distinction between the Coolmore Classic at handicap status and the WFA version in this race - both of which were previously run a fortnight apart at the same track and distance.

Now a month apart, and 100m further, many of the mares that contest the Doncaster can back up and take on their own championship for the girls.

The fillies won again in 2018 as Godolphin's Alizee came from last to run away with it. She had done exactly the same thing in the Flight Stakes, same course and distance six months earlier.

2018 Coolmore Legacy Queen Of The Turf Stakes Race Details:
ALIZEE (Glyn Schofield/James Cummings)
Barrier 8 - 54.5kg - $8.50
2nd Prompt Response (B Shinn)/3rd Heavens Above (T Angland)

Sydney Cup 2019

G1 3200m RANDWICK
Saturday 13 April


Longest race of the Sydney Autumn Carnival, the Sydney Cup gets another timely boost as we try to promote staying races in Australia. It's now worth $2m.

This is a race which overseas trainers should target more, be they from Europe or Asia as few of their handicap races or even set weights races for that matter are worth as much.

Sometimes when a grand old horse wins a feature race it is worth emphasizing just how wonderful they are.

Who Shot Thebarman finally won his Sydney Cup in 2018. He officially contested five of them but via that voided race in 2017, he actually ran in six. His results were 9th (2014), 2nd (2015), 4th (2016), 2nd (2017), 1st (2018).

2018 Sydney Cup Race Details:
WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (Blake Shinn/Chris Waller)
Barrier 10 - 55.0kg - $17
2nd Zacada (D Holland)/3rd Sir Charles Road (A Adkins)

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