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Cups hope Admire Deus arrives from Japan
Mathew Toogood 8 hours agoCaulfield and Melbourne Cups hope Admire Deus, who joins the Darren Weir stable, has arrived from Japan and is settling into the quarantine centre at Werribee.
Broadside ready to fire in Metropolitan
Chris Barclay 8 hours agoA heavy workload has Broadside fighting fit for The Metropolitan Handicap as trainer Gai Waterhouse aims for a ninth win in the staying feature.
McEvoy expects 1600m to suit Azazel
Mathew Toogood 9 hours agoTrainer Tony McEvoy is looking forward to trying Azazel over 1600m for the first time in the Stutt Stakes at Moonee Valley.
Happy Clapper ready to snap Group One jinx
Chris Barclay 9 hours agoJockey Blake Shinn is confident Happy Clapper can finally deliver at Group One level in the $1 million Epsom Handicap at Randwick for trainer Pat Webster.
Super Cash ready for MV but start doubtful
Craig Brennan 9 hours agoTrainer Andrew Noblet has planned a first-up assault on the Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley but is fearful she will miss out on a start.
Chautauqua to make strides towards Everest
Chris Barclay 9 hours agoBrenton Avdulla expects Chautauqua to improve on his first-up run in The Shorts when the world's highest rated sprinter continues his lead-up to The Everest.
Oscietra favourite for Flemington race
AAP 10 hours agoThree-year-old filly Oscietra, a daughter of champion Black Caviar, is set to have her third career start in a midweek race at Flemington.
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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.