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Browne ban puts Impending ride in jeopardy
Stephen Rodgers 9 hours agoGroup One-winning jockey Damian Browne will appeal against a careless-riding suspension in a bid to keep the Stradbroke Handicap ride on Impending.
Stradbroke decision looms for Perry stable
Mark Oberhardt 9 hours agoTrainer Paul Perry has some thinking to do after the three-year-old Perast won the Fred Best Classic at Doomben.
Track complaint mars Doomben G1 meeting
Mark Oberhardt 9 hours agoThe final race at the Queensland Oaks meeting has been run in near darkness after a delay when jockeys raised concerns about the Doomben track.
Tom Ryan suspended after hurdle at Sandown
Craig Brennan 10 hours agoTom Ryan has been suspended following his ride aboard Dane Hussler in the Australian Hurdle at Sandown.
Fierce Impact gives Smith Randwick double
Caryl Williamson 10 hours agoThe imported Fierce Impact has brought up the second leg of a winning double at Randwick for the Matthew Smith stable.
Fifty Stars goes four straight at Sandown
Craig Brennan 10 hours agoThe Queensland Guineas at Doomben is being considered for Fifty Stars after he kept his unbeaten record intact with another victory at Sandown.
Dreamforce resumes in style at Randwick
Chris Barclay 10 hours agoDreamforce has made a successful return to racing to give Sydney jockeys' premiership leader Brenton Avdulla his fourth winner for the meeting.
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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.