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English set for another Everest audition
Chris Barclay 4 hours agoEnglish will attempt to follow her success in the Doomben 10,000 when she stakes another claim for an Everest slot in the Group One Kingsford Smith Cup.
Chris Caserta to front RV stewards hearing
AAP 5 hours agoA urine sample provided by apprentice Chris Caserta has tested positive to a banned substance under the rules of racing.
Gold Medals after dual Australian Steeples
Craig Brennan 5 hours agoGold Medals will have to carry an extra five kilograms as he chases a second consecutive Australian Steeplechase at Sandown.
Brad Widdup weighs up next step for Lovani
Chris Barclay 5 hours agoLovani has the McKell Cup at Randwick or a trip to Brisbane on her agenda as trainer Brad Widdup considers options for the mare.
Hill remains hospitalised following fall
AAP 7 hours agoAnother lengthy stint on the sidelines awaits jockey Jack Hill following his latest fall at the Victorian country track of Wodonga.
Wee Gilly transferred to Archie Alexander
AAP 7 hours agoStakes-placed New Zealand filly Wee Gilly has been bought by OTI and will do her future racing in Australia under Archie Alexander.
Marabel to broaden horizons at Canterbury
Chris Barclay 8 hours agoMarabel will step up to 1900 metres at Canterbury with trainer Wendy Roche believing her future lies in longer races.
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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.