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Stradbroke decision looms for Perry stable
Mark Oberhardt 20 minutes agoTrainer Paul Perry has some thinking to do after the three-year-old Perast won the Fred Best Classic at Doomben.
Track complaint mars Doomben G1 meeting
Mark Oberhardt 26 minutes agoThe final race at the Queensland Oaks meeting has been run in near darkness after a delay when jockeys raised concerns about the Doomben track.
Tom Ryan suspended after hurdle at Sandown
Craig Brennan 59 minutes agoTom Ryan has been suspended following his ride aboard Dane Hussler in the Australian Hurdle at Sandown.
Fierce Impact gives Smith Randwick double
Caryl Williamson 1 hour agoThe imported Fierce Impact has brought up the second leg of a winning double at Randwick for the Matthew Smith stable.
Fifty Stars goes four straight at Sandown
Craig Brennan 1 hour agoThe Queensland Guineas at Doomben is being considered for Fifty Stars after he kept his unbeaten record intact with another victory at Sandown.
Dreamforce resumes in style at Randwick
Chris Barclay 1 hour agoDreamforce has made a successful return to racing to give Sydney jockeys' premiership leader Brenton Avdulla his fourth winner for the meeting.
Youngstar prevails in a Qld Oaks thriller
Stephen Rodgers 1 hour agoYoungstar has continued her meteoric rise, winning the Queensland Oaks in a nail-biting finish from stablemate Another Dollar.
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The Golden Slipper is the richest race in the world for two-year-olds, with a prize purse of $3.5 million. It’s also the greatest event on Sydney’s racing calendar, with the 1,200-metre sprint taking place every year at the beautiful Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.
The Cox Plate is widely known as the greatest two minutes in sport. It is the only horse race in the Southern Hemisphere to be part of the prestigious World Cup, placing it in the same league as such iconic events as Britain’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes and America’s Arlington Million. Recently the Longines World’s Best Horse Race Awards, which produces a list of the planet’s greatest equine events, declared the Cox Plate the best turf horse race in the world. The title was split between the Cox Plate and the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes.
The Caulfield Cup is the world’s richest 2,400-metre handicap race, with a prize purse of more than $3 million. It occurs at Caulfield Racecourse in October each year as one of the earlier events in the Spring Racing Carnival. The Caulfield Cup result delivers the second most prestigious title in Australian horse racing, coming in just behind the Melbourne Cup.