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  • 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 […]

     
  • Epsom Handicap history

    Horse Racing Facts October 4, 2013 12:06 pm

    The Epsom Handicap is one of the biggest thoroughbred races held in Sydney each year, and the premier Handicap event of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. Hosted each year in early October at Royal Randwick Racecourse, this great event is an important part of Australian horse racing culture. The Epsom […]

     
  • Moir Stakes race history

    Horse Racing Facts September 27, 2013 5:46 pm

    The AJ Moir Stakes is one of the first Group 1 races held in Spring, hosted at Moonee Valley as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. This event has been known by a couple of different names and will still be known to many as the Schweppes Stakes. Originally […]

     
  • Underwood Stakes notable winners

    Horse Racing Facts September 21, 2013 11:19 am

    The Group 1 Underwood Stakes is a weight for age event held each year at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne. This much anticipated race is one of the earliest events in the season, and is held alongside three other Group events at Carnival Preview Day. The Underwood Stakes has been won […]

     
  • George Main Stakes facts

    Horse Racing Facts September 21, 2013 11:17 am

    - The George Main Stakes was originally held over a distance of 8 furlongs, with the inaugural event taking place in 1945. – This event has proven to be a good indicator for the WS Cox Plate, with Sunline winning the George Main Stakes before going on to win the […]

     
  • Underwood Stakes race history

    Horse Racing Facts September 20, 2013 6:35 pm

    The Underwood Stakes is a well known Group 1 horse race held each year at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne. Taking place each year during late September, the Underwood Stakes is one of the first Group 1 races in the new Spring season. The Underwood Stakes has a long and distinguished […]

     
  • George Main Stakes history

    Horse Racing Facts September 20, 2013 4:05 pm

    The George Main Stakes is a Group 1 thoroughbred horse race held in Sydney each year. Hosted at the famous Randwick Racecourse, this great event is run under weight for age conditions over a distance of 1600 metres. The George Main Stakes has a long history in Australian racing, and […]

     
  • What you need to know about the Golden Slipper

    Horse Racing Facts April 3, 2013 4:30 pm

    Some facts about the world’s richest race for two-year-olds, the $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill on Saturday:- * Todman won the inaugural running in 1957 by eight lengths and started at 1-6. * Magic Night (1961) was the first filly to win the race. * The Golden […]

     
 
 
 
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