The Andrew Ramsden Stakes is a 2800 metre weight-for-age race for three,four and five-year-olds run by the Victorian Racing Club in May. It is held at Flemington and the winner is exempt from ballot in the Melbourne Cup
Originally known as the Duke Of Norfolk stakes, the race was originally held as an open handicap over 2 miles (3200m) and was renamed the Andrew Ramsden Stakes in 2005 to honour a former VRC chairman. After the 2018 running, significant changes were made with a reduction to the current 2800m distance, a change to weight-for-age plus a restriction to only have three, four and five-year-olds running.
It is a “Golden Ticket” race which gives the winner exemption from the ballot in the Melbourne Cup.