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English set for another Everest audition
Chris Barclay 8 hours agoEnglish will attempt to follow her success in the Doomben 10,000 when she stakes another claim for an Everest slot in the Group One Kingsford Smith Cup.
Chris Caserta to front RV stewards hearing
AAP 9 hours agoA urine sample provided by apprentice Chris Caserta has tested positive to a banned substance under the rules of racing.
Gold Medals after dual Australian Steeples
Craig Brennan 9 hours agoGold Medals will have to carry an extra five kilograms as he chases a second consecutive Australian Steeplechase at Sandown.
Brad Widdup weighs up next step for Lovani
Chris Barclay 9 hours agoLovani has the McKell Cup at Randwick or a trip to Brisbane on her agenda as trainer Brad Widdup considers options for the mare.
Hill remains hospitalised following fall
AAP 11 hours agoAnother lengthy stint on the sidelines awaits jockey Jack Hill following his latest fall at the Victorian country track of Wodonga.
Wee Gilly transferred to Archie Alexander
AAP 11 hours agoStakes-placed New Zealand filly Wee Gilly has been bought by OTI and will do her future racing in Australia under Archie Alexander.
Marabel to broaden horizons at Canterbury
Chris Barclay 12 hours agoMarabel will step up to 1900 metres at Canterbury with trainer Wendy Roche believing her future lies in longer races.
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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.