The Lexus Stakes is a Group Three race held at Flemington Racecourse each year. The 2500m event is held in November each year and is one of the key lead-up races for the Melbourne Cup given the winner of the race gaining a ballot exemption into the Melbourne Cup.
The race is at Group 3 level and boasts a total prize pool of $300,000 making it an attractive target for local gallopers and international visitors.
The 2018 Lexus Stakes will be run on Saturday the 3rd of November, 2017 at Flemington Racecourse.
The Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup which is run at Moonee Valley one week prior to the Lexus Stakes is a common lead up race for this event.
Given the races proximity to the Melbourne Cup it’s only been a moderate form guide for the 3200m feature. Brew in 2000 and Shocking in 2009 are the only horses in the past 30 years to complete the Lexus Stakes-Melbourne Cup double.