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Johannes Vermeer outright Cup favourite
Mathew Toogood 13 hours agoThe Aidan O'Brien-trained Johannes Vermeer is the outright favourite for the Caulfield Cup after drawing barrier two in the $3 million race.
White Moss ready for black-type test
Chris Barclay 14 hours agoTrainer Jason Coyle will test White Moss at Group Three level in The Nivison at Randwick with autumn and winter targets in mind for the mare.
Fresh Johannes ready for Caulfield Cup
Craig Brennan 16 hours agoJohannes Vermeer has bounced out of his Caulfield Stakes placing and is on song to tackle the Group One Caulfield Cup.
Trainer Clive Balfour has penalty varied
AAP 16 hours agoTrainer Clive Balfour has had a six-month disqualification for attempted race day treatments varied to a six-month suspension on appeal.
Debut looms again for Highly Influential
Chris Barclay 16 hours agoTrainer Mark Newnham is looking forward to Highly Influential finally making his debut at Canterbury after two contrasting delays.
Crown Witness out to remain unbeaten
Mathew Toogood 19 hours agoThe Blue Sapphire Stakes is the next test for unbeaten filly Crown Witness who returns from a let-up in the Group Three sprint at Caulfield.
Cox Plate plans for Royal Symphony
Mathew Toogood 19 hours agoThe Tony McEvoy-trained colt Royal Symphony is scheduled to have his next start in the $3 million weight-for-age Cox Plate at Moonee Valley.
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Known as the richest two-mile thoroughbred handicap in the world, the famous, almost legendary, Melbourne Cup is competed for over 3200 metres at Flemington on the first Tuesday in November. With more than $6m available in prize money, it’s unsurprising that it draws interest, and entries, from far beyond Australia’s shores.
The Golden Slipper field is comprised of 16 two-year-olds, and the race takes place at Sydney’s Rosehill Gardens course. Recognised worldwide as the richest age group race, it’s a genuine sprint over 1200 metres, and for prize money of around $3.5 million.
William Samuel Cox is the man to thank for this great annual event on the Australian racing calendar. Not only was he responsible for their being a Moonee Valley racetrack, but the event, first run 95 years ago, was named in his honour. The Cox Plate field is comprised of 14 horses, three years or older, plus four emergencies. Held on a Saturday in late October, it is a Group 1 Thoroughbred event, raced over 2040m, and offering over $3 million in prize money. It’s known by many punters and insiders as the Weight For Age Championship of Australia and is also a very popular destination for the best of New Zealand’s horses.
Offering more than a whopping $3m in prize money, the Caulfield Cup field is gathered to contest what is accepted as one of the richest handicap races anywhere in the racing world. Contested over 2400 metres each October, it features horses who are aged three years and more. It’s held at Caulfield Racecourse and serves as a wonderful centrepiece for the final day of their terrific Caulfield Cup Carnival event.