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Bastia provides some solace for Kris Lees
Chris Barclay 57 minutes agoThe Kris Lees-trained Bastia has won comfortably at Randwick to partially compensate for the late scratching of Graff from the Sires' Produce Stakes at Doomben.
Don't Be Shy takes Australian Steeplechase
Craig Brennan 1 hour agoAt her first start over the bigger jumps, Don't Be Shy has taken out the Australian Steeplechase at Sandown.
She Knows carries big weight at Randwick
Caryl Williamson 1 hour agoShe Knows has handled the burden of 62.5kg with ease to win a Highway Handicap at Randwick and confirm a trip to Melbourne.
Chris Waller provides BRC Sires' quinella
Mark Oberhardt 1 hour agoChris Waller has won the BRC Sires' Produce Stakes for the third time after providing the quinella in the Group Two race at Doomben.
Duca Valentinois claims first WFA success
Stephen Rodgers 1 hour agoTrainer James Cummings is considering extending the winter carnival campaign of Duca Valentinois after the gelding's win in the Lord Mayor's Cup at Doomben.
Savatiano romps home in Randwick victory
Chris Barclay 1 hour agoA stakes race could be added to the program for Savatiano after the Godolphin filly remained unbeaten this preparation with a second-up win at Randwick.
Furnished Rising Red takes Premier's Cup
Mark Oberhardt 2 hours agoTough stayer Rising Red showed he had matured with his strong win in the Premier's Cup at Doomben.
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The Melbourne Cup is the race that stops a nation. On the first Tuesday in November everybody pauses to watch what is widely regarded as Australia’s greatest annual sporting event. If a person only has one bet a year, it will be on this race.
Melbourne lays claim to three of Australia’s four greatest horse races, but Sydney has a firm hold on the fourth: the Golden Slipper. It’s a sprint race held over 1,200 metres at the picturesque Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. The $3.5 million prize purse makes it the richest two-year-old race in the world.
The Cox Plate has been recognised as world’s best turf race by the Longines World’s Best Horse Race Awards in London, sharing the title with the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes, while it is the only race in the Southern Hemisphere to have the honour of joining the prestigious World Series. It is a Group 1 thoroughbred race that takes place each year at Melbourne’s Moonee Valley, appearing on the racing calendar between the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup.
The Caulfield Cup result stands only slightly behind the Melbourne Cup as Australia’s most-watched horse racing event. Its prize purse of more than $3 million also makes it the world’s richest handicap races over a distance of 2,400 metres.