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Spright storms to victory in G3 Healy Stks
Stephen Rodgers 14 hours agoSpright has ended her winter carnival campaign with a flourish, producing a barnstorming finish to win the Group Three Healy Stakes at Doomben.
Sam Weatherley off the mark in Australia
Caryl Williamson 14 hours agoNew Zealand apprentice Sam Weatherley has begun his Australian stint in style with a win at Randwick.
I Thought So ends run of outs at Randwick
Caryl Williamson 15 hours agoI Thought So has claimed an overdue win, beating Jungle Edge in the open sprint at Randwick.
Consistent Chamois Road wins at Flemington
Mathew Toogood 15 hours agoConsistent gelding Chamois Road has registered the 11th win of his career, getting the better of favourite Ozi Choice in a 1400m handicap at Flemington.
Prompt Response wins Group 1 Tatt's Tiara
Mark Oberhardt 15 hours agoSydney mare Prompt Response has won the Tatt's Tiara, the final Group One event for the Australian racing season.
Grande Rosso back to form in Listed race
Stephen Rodgers 15 hours agoWet-track duffer Grande Rosso has broken a run of outs, bouncing back to winning form in a Listed race at Doomben.
Divine Unicorn wins Gr 3 Tattersall's Cup
Mark Oberhardt 16 hours agoDivine Unicorn has confirmed his promise, winning the Group Three Tattersall's Cup at Doomben at his eighth start.
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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.