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Future miler Pedicel makes winning debut
Chris Barclay 1 hour agoJames McDonald has warmed up for Group One assignments in Doomben with a midweek win for Lindsay Park on newcomer Pedicel at Canterbury.
Four-month ban hits jockey Chris Caserta
AAP 2 hours agoCaulfield-based apprentice Chris Caserta has been suspended from race riding for four months after returning a positive urine test.
Jeff Lloyd closes in on century of winners
Mark Oberhardt 2 hours agoJeff Lloyd has moved to within one win of reaching 100 winners for the season with a Gold Coast treble.
Prince Of Caviar set to line-up at Sandown
Craig Brennan 3 hours agoPrince Of Caviar, the second foal of unbeaten mare Black Caviar, has drawn barrier five in a 13-horse field for his debut run at Sandown.
Beidi off and running in Canterbury win
Chris Barclay 4 hours agoPromising colt Beidi has made a successful start to his racing career for Ingham Racing with a strong win at Canterbury.
Red Excitement bids for another stakes win
Caryl Williamson 4 hours agoStable favourite Red Excitement will bid for another stakes win in the Group Three Lord Mayor's Cup at Doomben for trainer Gerald Ryan.
Dwyer jumper out to dominate at Sandown
Craig Brennan 5 hours agoThe Dominator will attempt to claim the Australian Steeplechase at Sandown after winning on his steeplechasing debut at Warrnambool.
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Often referred to as the “race that stops the nation” the Melbourne Cup is recognised as the pre-eminent thoroughbred race in Australia for three-year-olds and above. The cup is held at Flemington Racecourse. Renowned as the richest “two-mile” handicap internationally, the race attracts top thoroughbred horses from all over the world. With $6.2 million in prize money up for grabs, it’s the most prestigious race of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Held at the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney, the Golden Slipper is worth $3.5 million in prize money and is open to two-year-olds. A sprint race, the Golden Slipper is run over a distance of 1200 metres. Known as the richest two-year-old race to be held internationally, access into the Golden Slipper field is highly sought after. There is automatic entry allocated to horses that have won races including Skyline Stakes, Magic Night Stakes, Pago Pago Stakes, Todman Stakes, Sweet Embrace Stakes, Silver Slipper Stakes and the Reisling Stakes.
A Group 1 thoroughbred race, the Cox Plate is held at the Moonee Valley Racecourse. The race is run in October annually and covers a distance of 2040 metres. With $3 million in prize money available, the Cox Plate is renowned for attracting some of the best weight-for-age horses to be found in Australia and New Zealand. The fourth richest horse race in Australia, the Cox Plate receives close to 200 nominations each year, as one of the most coveted horse racing titles.
One of Australia’s premier horse races, the Caulfield Cup is run over a distance of 2400 metres. The Group 1 thoroughbred race is open to horses from three years and above and offers $3 million in winnings, making it one of the richest handicap races in the world. The race is held at the Caulfield Racecourse annually in October and is one of the earlier races that make up the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Winners of the Caulfield Cup also gain automatic entry into the Melbourne Cup field. Generally, most of the horses to be nominated for the Melbourne Cup will also run in the Caulfield Cup.