Airdate: Spring Racing Carnival

The Arrowfield Stud Super Saturday, Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate are all coming to Nine.

Channel Nine kicks off its Spring Racing Carnival coverage next Saturday with the Arrowfield Stud Super Saturday, Royal Randwick and Flemington.

Ken Sutcliffe, Cameron Williams and Simon O’Donnell will host Nine’s coverage alongside Shelley Craft, Giaan Rooney, Rowntree,  and Emma Freedman with fashions.

Nine picked up its horse racing coverage after losing the rights to the AFL. It also covers the Caulfield Cup and the Cox Plate.

Check local guides.

Press Release:

The gates fly open on Nine’s coverage of the Spring Racing Carnival with The Arrowfield Stud Super Saturday from Royal Randwick, commencing at 12.30pm on Saturday, October 4.

Nine’s coverage will continue through each Saturday in October, with the action then switching south for The Age Caulfield Guineas on October 11. Nine will cover races three to eight on Guineas Day from Caulfield.

The next Saturday Nine will bring viewers The BMW Caulfield Cup (2400 m) on October 18. The Caulfield Cup is always the form guide for the Melbourne Cup. Nine joins the action from Caulfield at midday, and will broadcasting races two to nine on the card.

On Saturday, October 25 Nine goes to Moonee Valley for Tatts Cox Plate Day. The Cox Plate (2040m) is the Australian weight-for-age championship. Nine’s coverage will commence at midday and include races two to nine.

Ken Sutcliffe and Cameron Williams will host Nine’s coverage alongside cricket commentator and racehorse owner Simon O’Donnell. Nine’s spring carnival team includes former Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Wayne Harris and Sunline’s strapper Claire Bird who will don the silks in her role as our clerk of the course.

Andrew Voss will report from the betting ring, with Tony Jones and Anthony Mithen also trackside for Nine. In addition the network’s Shelley Craft, Giaan Rooney and Catriona Rowntree, along with racing identity Emma Freedman (daughter of trainer Lee) will report on the great fashion and entertainment line up.


Arrowfield Stud Super Saturday, Royal Randwick and Flemington, Saturday Oct 4, 12.30pm – 4.30pm

The Age Caulfield Guineas Day, Caulfield, Saturday Oct 11, 1.00pm – 4.30pm

The BMW Caulfield Cup Day, Caulfield, Saturday Oct 18, 12.00pm – 5.00pm

Tatts Cox Plate Day, Moonee Valley, Saturday Oct 25, 12.00pm – 5.00pm

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