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Smerdon hit with additional $90,000 fine
AAP 16 hours agoTrainer Robert Smerdon has been stung with an $90,000 fine on top of his life disqualification for his involvement in the Aquanita case.
Avdulla puts mounts on course for Brisbane
Chris Barclay 17 hours agoBrisbane winter carnival contenders will hold the key to jockey Brenton Avdulla chances at Randwick.
Royal Celebration steps up at Randwick
Chris Barclay 18 hours agoRoyal Celebration faces his first test at Randwick for trainer Ron Quinton when he takes on a field including Group One JJ Atkins contender The Autumn Sun.
Turnberry strives to make cut for Derby
Chris Barclay 20 hours agoNewcastle trainer Kris Lees hopes Turnberry can press his claims for a trip to Queensland when the gelding has his first start at Randwick.
Another Dollar seeks revenge in Qld Oaks
AAP 20 hours agoGlyn Schofield believes Another Dollar is capable of upstaging stablemate and Queensland Oaks favourite Youngstar in the Group One Classic.
Le Romain draws well for Kingsford-Smith
Chris Barclay and Mark Oberhardt 20 hours agoTriple Group One winner Le Romain has received a welcome barrier as he chases more elite-level success in the Kingsford-Smith Cup at Doomben.
Guy upbeat about Protest's chances in Oaks
Mark Oberhardt 21 hours agoThe Bryan and Daniel Guy training partnership likes the chances of Protest in the Queensland Oaks despite her big price.
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The Melbourne Cup is undoubtedly one of the greatest events on Australia’s sporting calendar. It is known as the race that stops the nation for a good reason. The afternoon of the first Tuesday each November has become an unofficial public holiday – official in some places – where every office and work site pauses so everybody can gather around a television or radio to find out if they’re holding the winning ticket. There are people who only ever bet once a year and it’s always on this race.
The Golden Slipper breaks Melbourne’s monopoly on Australia’s greatest horse races, giving one of the year’s most anticipated events to Sydney’s Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. The Golden Slipper is a 1,200-metre sprint for two-year-olds, with a $3.5 million prize purse that makes it the richest two-year-old race in the world.
The Cox Plate is known as “the race where legends are born”. It has witnessed some of the greatest moments in Australian racing history, such as Phar Lap’s 1931 win that is still fondly remembered today. A more recent legendary moment was last year’s victory by Winx, claiming the title for the second year in the row on its way to being named the world’s greatest horse on turf by Longines. At the same recent award ceremony, Longines also ranked the Cox Plate as the best turf horse race in the world, splitting the honour with the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes. The Cox Plate is the only Southern Hemisphere race to be part of the prestigious World Series.
The Caulfield Cup is a Group 1 thoroughbred race that is run every October at the Caulfield Racecourse as one of the major opening acts of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. It is one of the most prestigious races in Australia, beaten only by the Melbourne Cup. The 2,400-metre race has a prize purse of more than $3 million, which makes it the world’s richest handicap over that distance.