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English set for another Everest audition
Chris Barclay 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 5 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 6 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 6 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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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.