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Godolphin team springs into action
Chris Barclay 13 hours agoGodolphin trainer James Cummings will unveil several of the stable's carnival contenders at Randwick.
One race at a time for veteran Steel Zip
Mark Oberhardt 13 hours agoPopular Brisbane galloper Steel Zip is set to race on after running in an open handicap at Doomben but trainer Pat Duff admits retirement is near.
My Tagoson primed for second Highway bid
Chris Barclay 14 hours agoScone-based gelding My Tagoson will make his Randwick debut under Hugh Bowman as trainer Rodney Northam seeks his first Highway Plate win.
Stakes test for McEvoy-trained debutant
Mathew Toogood 14 hours agoTrainer Tony McEvoy will have two runners in the Group Three Vain Stakes at Caulfield including first starter A Thousand Degrees.
Golden opportunity to reach high Standard
Chris Barclay 14 hours agoGai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott are challenging promising colt Gold Standard to take the next step in the Up And Coming Stakes.
Tommy Berry in Sydney farewell
Chris Barclay 15 hours agoHong Kong-bound Tommy Berry will bid farewell to Australian racing for the time being after he rides at Randwick.
Caulfield returns for Lindsay Park stars
Mathew Toogood 15 hours agoSome of the Lindsay Park stable's Group One performers will be on show in their season returns on P B Lawrence Stakes day at Caulfield.
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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.