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Colless rides for Waller in Group One
Mark Oberhardt 5 hours agoThree-time Brisbane champion jockey Glen Colless has been rewarded for his hard work with a ride for trainer Chris Waller in the Tatt's Tiara.
A look at the Tattersall's Tiara
AAP 5 hours agoFacts and Figures on the Group One Tattersall's Tiara for fillies and mares at Doomben.
Rocket Tommy after another Flemington win
Mathew Toogood 5 hours agoRocket Tommy has won three of his four starts at Flemington and will be out to add another when he lines up in a heat of the All Victorian Sprint Series.
Mallyon gets careless riding ban reduced
AAP 5 hours agoJockey Andrew Mallyon has had a 12-meeting suspension reduced to nine on appeal.
Alassio continues her development
Chris Barclay 5 hours agoLightly raced mare Alassio will tackle new challenges at Randwick where she will seek to extend her unbeaten record to four.
Last Brisbane Group One chance for Lloyd
Mark Oberhardt 6 hours agoChampion jockey Jeff Lloyd, who has announced his intention to retire, has his last chance to ride a Group One winner in Brisbane in the Tatt's Tiara.
Arkham Knight faces first Melbourne test
Mathew Toogood 7 hours agoSouth Australian galloper Arkham Knight's recent performance have been enough to earn him a crack at a heat of the Winter Championship Series at Flemington.
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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.