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  • Melbourne Cup Statistics

    Horse Racing Facts November 5, 2013 4:00 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 notable winners

    Horse Racing Facts November 3, 2013 9:26 am

    The Melbourne Cup is the most popular horse race in Australia, with a prize pool of $6.2 million up for grabs every year. “The race that stops a nation” has been won by many of the biggest names in Australian thoroughbred racing, including household names like Phar Lap and Makybe [...]

     
  • Cox Plate History

    Horse Racing Facts October 26, 2013 2:04 am

    The Cox Plate is one of the most prestigious races on the Australian calendar, held each year during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.  Run over a distance of 2040 metres, the WS Cox Plate is named in honour of William Samuel Cox and worth $3 million in prize money.  The [...]

     
  • Cox Plate Past Winners

    Horse Racing Facts October 26, 2013 2:04 am

    The Group 1 WS Cox Plate is one of the biggest and most prestigious races in Australia, attracting the very best talent each year to battle it out at Moonee Valley Racecourse.  This race is run over 2040 metres and worth $3 million in prize money, a grand sum that [...]

     
  • Cox Plate Statistics

    Horse Racing Facts October 26, 2013 2:04 am

    The WS Cox Plate is one of the big three thoroughbred races in Australia, and the third richest event behind the Melbourne Cup and Golden Slipper.  For many people, however, this race is the most important due to its international reputation and overall stature in the racing community.  The WS [...]

     
  • Cox Plate Day

    Horse Racing Facts October 26, 2013 2:04 am

    Cox Plate Day is one of the biggest events on the Australian sporting calendar, and the highlight event for Moonee Valley Racecourse each year.  Cox Plate Day is being held on the 26th of October in 2013, with a full day of racing complemented by fashion, entertainment, and dining attractions.  [...]

     
  • Cox Plate Race Info

    Horse Racing Facts October 26, 2013 2:03 am

    The WS Cox Plate is one of the richest and most prestigious races in Australia, with this great event always managing to attract a top quality field.  The maximum number of horses included in the final Cox Plate field each year is 14, although that relatively small number can be [...]

     
  • Turnbull Stakes History

    Horse Racing Facts October 4, 2013 12:10 pm

    The Turnbull Stakes is a Group 1 race for four year old horses and above, hosted each year in early October during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. As one of the first Group 1 races of the season, this event has always managed to attract a strong field of competitors. [...]

     
  • The Metropolitan history

    Horse Racing Facts October 4, 2013 12:10 pm

    The Metropolitan is a Group 1 thoroughbred race for three year olds and upwards, held each year at Royal Randwick Racecourse. Run during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, this 2400 metre race is run under Handicap conditions for $400,000 in prize money. The Metropolitan has a long and rich history, [...]

     
  • Flight Stakes history

    Horse Racing Facts October 4, 2013 12:10 pm

    The Flight Stakes is a Group 1 race for three year old fillies held each year at Royal Randwick Racecourse under set weight conditions. Run over a distance of 1600 metres, this great event is an important part of the Spring thoroughbred season in Sydney. The Flight Stakes was first [...]

     
 
 
 
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