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Victorian apprentice runs second in France
AAP 8 hours agoMichael Poy, the son of former champion jockey Michael Clarke, has finished second in an apprentices' jockeys race in France.
Decision time coming for Steven Arnold
AAP 8 hours agoJockey Steven Arnold hasn't lost his passion for riding and is keeping himself in trim riding trackwork at Macedon Lodge as he ponders his future.
Jungle Edge returning to Randwick
Caryl Williamson 8 hours agoVictorian trainer Mick Bell will return to Randwick with Jungle Edge for the Winter Dash and hopes he can press claims for a slot in the $13 million Everest.
Straight to town for maiden winner Flogga
Craig Brennan 9 hours agoA lot of hard work has gone into debut maiden winner Flogga who now heads to town to run in a heat of the Silver Bowl Series at Flemington.
Aquanita appeals set to be heard together
Megan Neil 9 hours agoThe Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal is expected to deal with the appeals by four of the "Aquanita eight" together.
Jockey has appeal win before the RAD Board
AAP 9 hours agoJockey John Robertson has had six meetings shaved from a careless riding suspension on appeal to the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board.
Kah content to make hit-and-run raids
Craig Brennan 12 hours agoJockey Jamie Kah is keen to keep her interstate momentum going but will still call Adelaide home.
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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.