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Johannes Vermeer outright Cup favourite
Mathew Toogood 13 hours agoThe Aidan O'Brien-trained Johannes Vermeer is the outright favourite for the Caulfield Cup after drawing barrier two in the $3 million race.
White Moss ready for black-type test
Chris Barclay 14 hours agoTrainer Jason Coyle will test White Moss at Group Three level in The Nivison at Randwick with autumn and winter targets in mind for the mare.
Fresh Johannes ready for Caulfield Cup
Craig Brennan 16 hours agoJohannes Vermeer has bounced out of his Caulfield Stakes placing and is on song to tackle the Group One Caulfield Cup.
Trainer Clive Balfour has penalty varied
AAP 17 hours agoTrainer Clive Balfour has had a six-month disqualification for attempted race day treatments varied to a six-month suspension on appeal.
Debut looms again for Highly Influential
Chris Barclay 17 hours agoTrainer Mark Newnham is looking forward to Highly Influential finally making his debut at Canterbury after two contrasting delays.
Crown Witness out to remain unbeaten
Mathew Toogood 19 hours agoThe Blue Sapphire Stakes is the next test for unbeaten filly Crown Witness who returns from a let-up in the Group Three sprint at Caulfield.
Cox Plate plans for Royal Symphony
Mathew Toogood 20 hours agoThe Tony McEvoy-trained colt Royal Symphony is scheduled to have his next start in the $3 million weight-for-age Cox Plate at Moonee Valley.
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Held on the first Tuesday of November, the Melbourne Cup, run over 3200m, is Australia’s major thoroughbred race, often termed ‘the world’s richest two-mile handicap’ – and recognised as a major sports event around the world. With over $6m in prize money, it’s no surprise that the best horses (or at least their owners) are eager to participate.
This is a sprint for two-year-olds, held in Sydney at Rosehill Gardens. It is recognised as the richest race for this age group across the globe; it’s raced over a swift 1200m and is worth more than $3.5m.
Named after the man who built Moonee Valley racecourse, this Group 1 2040m Thoroughbred race is held on a Saturday in late October. It’s worth over $3 million in prize money, placing it at number four in all our races, and is often called the Weight For Age Championship of Australia.
The Caulfield Cup field is as classy as you would expect, given that it’s one of the world’s richest handicaps with over $3m in prize money, and is a truly prestigious Australian racing occasion. Raced each October over 2400 metres, featuring horses of three years and more, and held on the course it is named after, it’s a fitting centrepiece for the final day of the hugely popular Caulfield Cup Carnival.