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Buick to ride Crystal Ocean in George
PAA 44 minutes agoWilliam Buick is set to team up with favourite Crystal Ocean in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.
Vega to show Everest Magic in Bletchingly
Craig Brennan 1 hour agoNominations have been extended after only 13 horses were entered for the Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield with Vega Magic chasing an Everest berth.
Wells gearing up for fourth Grand National
AAP 3 hours agoVictory in the Mosstrooper Steeplechase at Bendigo has leading jumper Wells in the right form ahead of his bid for a fourth win in the Grand National.
Trainer Tony Gollan to chase holy grail
Mark Oberhardt 3 hours agoPremier trainer Tony Gollan believes he can chase the holy grail of Queensland racing and have 100 metropolitan winners next season.
Bowman set to ride Hiflyer at Rosehill
Craig Brennan 3 hours agoNew Zealander Hiflyer will be ridden by Hugh Bowman in the Winter Challenge at Rosehill ahead of a return trip home for an upcoming carnival.
Chautauqua stays in barriers at Rosehill
AAP 7 hours agoRacing NSW stewards have ruled Chautauqua will require at least two more barrier trials after he refused to jump in his latest at Rosehill.
Winx impresses, Chautauqua fails to jump
Caryl Williamson 8 hours agoWinx has worked home nicely in a barrier trial at Rosehill, pleasing jockey Hugh Bowman and trainer Chris Waller while Chatauqua has refused to take part.
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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.