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Cups hope Admire Deus arrives from Japan
Mathew Toogood 10 hours agoCaulfield and Melbourne Cups hope Admire Deus, who joins the Darren Weir stable, has arrived from Japan and is settling into the quarantine centre at Werribee.
Broadside ready to fire in Metropolitan
Chris Barclay 10 hours agoA heavy workload has Broadside fighting fit for The Metropolitan Handicap as trainer Gai Waterhouse aims for a ninth win in the staying feature.
McEvoy expects 1600m to suit Azazel
Mathew Toogood 11 hours agoTrainer Tony McEvoy is looking forward to trying Azazel over 1600m for the first time in the Stutt Stakes at Moonee Valley.
Happy Clapper ready to snap Group One jinx
Chris Barclay 11 hours agoJockey Blake Shinn is confident Happy Clapper can finally deliver at Group One level in the $1 million Epsom Handicap at Randwick for trainer Pat Webster.
Super Cash ready for MV but start doubtful
Craig Brennan 11 hours agoTrainer Andrew Noblet has planned a first-up assault on the Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley but is fearful she will miss out on a start.
Chautauqua to make strides towards Everest
Chris Barclay 11 hours agoBrenton Avdulla expects Chautauqua to improve on his first-up run in The Shorts when the world's highest rated sprinter continues his lead-up to The Everest.
Oscietra favourite for Flemington race
AAP 12 hours agoThree-year-old filly Oscietra, a daughter of champion Black Caviar, is set to have her third career start in a midweek race at Flemington.
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The Melbourne Cup is a 3,200-metre race that is run at Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse on the first Tuesday of every November. It is the richest turf race in the world, with a prize purse of $6.2 million. It is Australia’s most prestigious horse race and the country’s most-watched sporting event. It is estimated that more than 90 percent of Australians over the age of 14 watch it each year, cheering for the horse they have chosen or picked out of the office sweep. It has come to be known as the race that stops a nation, which is a huge cry from the running of the first race in 1861 which attracted just 4,000 people. The inaugural race would have been much less spectacular, but at least bar service would have been a lot easier.
The Golden Slipper is a 1,200-metre sprint for two-year-olds that takes place in March each year at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. It is the richest two-year-old race in the world, offering a prize purse of $3.5 million. It is one of the greatest highlights of the year on Australia’s racing calendar and is easily the most watched race in Sydney.
The Cox Plate is a 2040-metre weight-for-age race for three-year-olds and open class horses. It is held every year in October at Melbourne’s Moonee Valley, neatly sandwiched between the Caulfield Cup and the Melbourne cup as one of the highlights of the Spring Racing Carnival. Its prize purse of $3 million is highly sought and has given rise to some of the greatest moments in Australian sporting history, such as the classic win by Phar Lap in 1931 that still ranks as one of the milestones in Australian racing.
The Caulfield Cup is a 2,400-metre handicap race that takes place each October at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse. Its prize purse of more than $3 million gives it the honour of being the richest handicap race over that distance in the world.