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Smerdon hit with additional $90,000 fine
AAP 14 hours agoTrainer Robert Smerdon has been stung with an $90,000 fine on top of his life disqualification for his involvement in the Aquanita case.
Avdulla puts mounts on course for Brisbane
Chris Barclay 16 hours agoBrisbane winter carnival contenders will hold the key to jockey Brenton Avdulla chances at Randwick.
Royal Celebration steps up at Randwick
Chris Barclay 16 hours agoRoyal Celebration faces his first test at Randwick for trainer Ron Quinton when he takes on a field including Group One JJ Atkins contender The Autumn Sun.
Turnberry strives to make cut for Derby
Chris Barclay 19 hours agoNewcastle trainer Kris Lees hopes Turnberry can press his claims for a trip to Queensland when the gelding has his first start at Randwick.
Another Dollar seeks revenge in Qld Oaks
AAP 19 hours agoGlyn Schofield believes Another Dollar is capable of upstaging stablemate and Queensland Oaks favourite Youngstar in the Group One Classic.
Le Romain draws well for Kingsford-Smith
Chris Barclay and Mark Oberhardt 19 hours agoTriple Group One winner Le Romain has received a welcome barrier as he chases more elite-level success in the Kingsford-Smith Cup at Doomben.
Guy upbeat about Protest's chances in Oaks
Mark Oberhardt 19 hours agoThe Bryan and Daniel Guy training partnership likes the chances of Protest in the Queensland Oaks despite her big price.
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The significance of the Melbourne Cup in Australian culture cannot possibly be overstated. It is estimated that more than 90 percent of people over the age of 14 watch the race each year on the first Tuesday in November. Australians spend more than $455 million on the day, $68 million of it on gambling, $53 million on fashion, and almost $170 million on food and alcohol.
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.