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  • History of the Golden Slipper

    Horse Racing Facts April 3, 2014 3:54 pm

    THE GOLDEN SLIPPER * Todman won the inaugural Slipper in 1957 by eight lengths and started at 1-6. * Magic Night (1961) was the first filly to win the race. * The Golden Slipper has been won by 26 colts, seven geldings and 24 fillies. * Seventeen favourites have won [...]

     
  • Railway Stakes History

    Horse Racing Facts November 23, 2013 4:30 am

    The Railway Stakes is a Group 1 horse race held in Western Australia each year.  This open handicap event is the feature race of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival, where it is hosted alongside the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes.  Raced over 1600 metres, the Railway Stakes has a long history [...]

     
  • Railway Stakes Day

    Horse Racing Facts November 23, 2013 4:30 am

    Railway Stakes Day is known in 2013 as Carlton Draught Super Saturday, with two Group 1 races to look forward to in Perth’s biggest day of thoroughbred racing.  Hosted at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday the 23rd of November, Railway Stakes Day is the most anticipated horse racing event in Western [...]

     
  • Winterbottom Stakes History

    Horse Racing Facts November 21, 2013 9:30 am

    The Winterbottom Stakes is one of the biggest thoroughbred races in Western Australia each year, held on Railway Stakes Day under weight for age conditions.  This event is for horses three years old and over, and is run over a distance of 1200 metres.  Held at Ascot Racecourse, the Group [...]

     
  • Melbourne Cup Statistics, Notable Winners and Replays

    Horse Racing Facts November 5, 2013 7:02 am

    There are lots of statistics surrounding the Melbourne Cup, which is the most popular and well analysed horse race in Australia by far. Run over 3200 metres and worth a total of $6.2 million, the Melbourne Cup is an institution in Australia and the richest two mile handicap event in [...]

     
  • Melbourne Cup History

    Horse Racing Facts November 5, 2013 4:01 am

    The Melbourne Cup is the most famous horse race in Australia and one of the richest thoroughbred races in the entire world. Raced over 3200 metres by horses three years old and over, this great event is the major highlight of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Hosted every year at [...]

     
  • Melbourne Cup Culture

    Horse Racing Facts November 5, 2013 4:01 am

    The Melbourne Cup is more than just a horse race, with this special event surrounded by a rich and vibrant culture. Off-the-track attractions include ‘Fashions On The Field” and a variety of musical entertainment, with celebrity guests, fine dining, and flowers also playing a special role in “the race that [...]

     
  • Melbourne Cup Field

    Horse Racing Facts November 5, 2013 4:00 am

    The Melbourne Cup field is set and ready to go, with a number of horses affected by the barrier draw. Fiorente drew well at five, with last year’s runner-up looking to do one better in 2013. Some of the other favourites were not so lucky, however, with Mount Athose allotted [...]

     
  • Melbourne Cup Balloting

    Horse Racing Facts November 5, 2013 4:00 am

    With only 24 horses allowed to race in the Melbourne Cup each year, there is always a lot of competition to make it into the field. The race directors have absolute discretion as to who makes it into the final line-up, with horses balloted out based on a number of [...]

     
  • Fun Melbourne Cup Trivia

    Horse Racing Facts November 5, 2013 4:00 am

    The Melbourne Cup truly is “the race that stops a nation”, as 24 of the world’s best horses battle it out over 3200 metres at Flemington Racecourse. While there are a number of other high profile Group 1 events hosted in Melbourne during the Spring, nothing gets the same level [...]

     
 
 
 
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