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Godolphin team springs into action
Chris Barclay 17 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 17 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 18 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 18 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 18 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 19 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 19 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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The Melbourne Cup is undoubtedly one of the greatest events on Australia’s sporting calendar. It is known as the race that stops the nation for a good reason. The afternoon of the first Tuesday each November has become an unofficial public holiday – official in some places – where every office and work site pauses so everybody can gather around a television or radio to find out if they’re holding the winning ticket. There are people who only ever bet once a year and it’s always on this race.
The Golden Slipper breaks Melbourne’s monopoly on Australia’s greatest horse races, giving one of the year’s most anticipated events to Sydney’s Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. The Golden Slipper is a 1,200-metre sprint for two-year-olds, with a $3.5 million prize purse that makes it the richest two-year-old race in the world.
The Cox Plate is known as “the race where legends are born”. It has witnessed some of the greatest moments in Australian racing history, such as Phar Lap’s 1931 win that is still fondly remembered today. A more recent legendary moment was last year’s victory by Winx, claiming the title for the second year in the row on its way to being named the world’s greatest horse on turf by Longines. At the same recent award ceremony, Longines also ranked the Cox Plate as the best turf horse race in the world, splitting the honour with the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes. The Cox Plate is the only Southern Hemisphere race to be part of the prestigious World Series.
The Caulfield Cup is a Group 1 thoroughbred race that is run every October at the Caulfield Racecourse as one of the major opening acts of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. It is one of the most prestigious races in Australia, beaten only by the Melbourne Cup. The 2,400-metre race has a prize purse of more than $3 million, which makes it the world’s richest handicap over that distance.