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AURIE'S STAR TODAY

Aurie’s Star, the horse, was a flying machine from Adelaide, who won 27 of 86 starts including the 1937 Group 1 Newmarket Handicap. He also won the VATC Oakleigh Plate (1937 & 39), VRC Railway Highweight as well as the VATC Christmas Handicap, Whittier Handicap and the Rosstown Plate. He was trained at Gawler, SA by Jack Doyle and ridden by Maurice McCarten in the 1937 Newmarket Handicap. McCarten would go on to train Delta to win the 1951 Melbourne Cup. 

SEASON PREMIERE RACE DAY

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Flemington Racecourse

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Saturday,
Aug 8, 2020

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First race 12:05pm • Last race 5:05pm

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A new season of racing and the lead into spring.

Season Premiere Race Day at Flemington Racecourse features the first Group race of the Melbourne racing season. The nine-race card boasts The Group 3 Aurie's Star Handicap, which is renowned as a starting point for the stars of the spring.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this meeting will be conducted without spectators. However, you can follow all the action via one of our broadcast partners: Racing.com and RSN.