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Mollyfied to back up at Warwick Farm
Caryl Williamson 7 hours agoTrainer Gerald Ryan will test Mollyfied over 1600 metres at Warwick Farm a week after her last start.
Empire in line for Flemington honours
Craig Brennan 8 hours agoNordic Empire will be chasing his fourth win of the season when he runs in a 1200m benchmark race at Flemington.
Melody Belle on track for new season
AAP 8 hours agoNew Zealand Group One winner Melody Belle is on track for the new season after a disappointing three-year-old year.
Coonawarra chasing third-straight city win
Mathew Toogood 8 hours agoAfter wins at Canterbury and Rosehill at his past two starts, four-year-old Coonawarra will try to continue his winning run at Randwick.
Gale force winds halt racing at Pakenham
AAP 10 hours agoThe race meeting at Pakenham has been abandoned after one race because of strong winds.
Sasko chasing winning hat-trick at Sandown
Craig Brennan 10 hours agoTrainer Tony McEvoy has elected to remove the blinkers from Sasko despite the stayer wearing the headgear to victory at his past two starts.
Marmelo fighting fit after French win
PAA 12 hours agoTrainer Hughie Morrison says Melbourne Cup contender Marmelo may have one more run before heading to Australia.
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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.