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Racing NSW adjourn strangles inquiry
Chris Barclay 7 hours agoRacing NSW stewards have adjourned an inquiry into the alleged non-reporting of strangles by Godolphin last year after requesting additional evidence.
Matt Smith weighs up home or away for Town
Caryl Williamson 8 hours agoGroup One placegetter Faraway Town will run at either Rosehill or Caloundra depending on barrier draws.
I Am Gypsy to step out for Dale stable
Mathew Toogood 8 hours agoStakes-placed sprinting mare I Am Gypsy is a recent addition to the Matthew Dale stable and is entered to run in a sprint race at Rosehill.
Kingsbridge set for Highway Handicap debut
Chris Barclay 9 hours agoCameron Crockett has a two-pronged attack on the Highway Handicap at Rosehill with experienced campaigner Barbass and Kingsbridge.
Divine Mr Artie ready for racetrack return
Mathew Toogood 10 hours agoTrainer Brendan McCarthy is looking forward to Divine Mr Artie's latest campaign, believing the gelding has returned better than ever.
John Bateman has a purpose at Warwick Farm
Caryl Williamson 10 hours agoCommon Purpose will attempt to bring his winning form to Sydney after breaking through at Goulburn after a frustrating four seconds.
Alma's Rossa chasing first city victory
Mathew Toogood 12 hours agoThe Matthew Williams-trained Alma's Rossa will be out to register her first city win at Sandown in a stepping stone to the Rivette Series Final.
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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.