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  • Darley sponsors classic sprint

    Media Releases July 28, 2014 12:01 pm

    Darley has secured naming rights to the Melbourne Cup Carnival’s premier sprint, which has been renamed the Darley Classic. Previously known as the VRC Sprint Classic and Patinack Farm Classic, the $1 million Darley Classic (1200m) on Emirates Stakes Day is the penultimate leg of the Global Sprint Challenge. Victoria […]

  • Have Your Say: Increasing Sydney field sizes

    Have Your Say July 26, 2014 12:25 pm

    Despite prize money increases and marketing campaigns Sydney’s metro race meetings continue to produce small fields especially on Saturday meetings. Today’s racing at Kensington is a prime example of this, each race is worth $85k which is more than comparable races at Caulfield but the difference in acceptances is notable. […]

  • Funniest horse names that never made it to the track

    Funneigh July 17, 2014 10:49 am

    We stumbled across a list of some pretty weird, crude and funny horse names that owners tried to register in the UK over the years. Some of the names include Chit Hot, Hugh Janus and Sofa Can Fast. Leave a comment below with your favourite, or let us know what you would call […]

  • Godolphin to establish permanent presence in Australia

    Media Releases July 16, 2014 11:17 am

    Highlights commitment to the Australian racing industry and reflects the ever-growing relationship between Dubai and Australia Godolphin, the international racing stable founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, with 211 Group One (G1) winners since its inception in […]

  • JJ Atkins history, odds and past results

    Horse Racing Facts June 7, 2014 12:08 am

    The JJ Atkins, recently known as the TJ Smith, is a Group 1 horse race held each year at Eagle Farm Racecourse in Brisbane.  Run over 1600 metres and worth $500,000 in prize money, The JJ Atkins is one of three Group 1 events held on Stradbroke Handicap Day each […]

  • Queensland Derby history, odds and past results

    Horse Racing Facts June 7, 2014 12:07 am

    The Queensland Derby is a Group 1 race for three-year-old horses, held each year at Eagle Farm Racecourse in Brisbane.  This 2400 metre event is held on Stradbroke Handicap Day, the biggest single day of racing at Eagle Farm Racecourse each year.  There are three Group 1 races held on […]

  • Stradbroke Handicap history, odds and past results

    Horse Racing Facts June 6, 2014 11:41 pm

    The Stradbroke Handicap is a Group 1 race held each year in Brisbane at Eagle Farm Racecourse.  Run over 1400 metres for $1,360,000 in prize money, this event is a major part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.  The Stradbroke Handicap has been run since 1890, making it one of […]

  • VRC Treasurer resigns from Board

    Media Releases May 30, 2014 5:29 pm

    Victoria Racing Club (VRC) Chairman Mr Michael Burn today announced VRC Treasurer Mr Tim Poole has decided to step down from the VRC Board, to spend more time with his family and concentrate on other growing business interests. Mr Burn thanked Mr Poole for his valuable contribution to the Club. […]

  • Melbourne Cup Carnival a winner for Victoria

    Media Releases May 8, 2014 2:42 pm

    Victoria Racing Club (VRC) Acting CEO Julian Sullivan today (Thursday) announced the economic impacts of the 2013 Melbourne Cup Carnival, which contributed a value-added contribution to Victoria’s gross state product of $177.5 million. The figure, up 0.5 per cent on the previous year, quantifies the money spent through Victorian businesses […]

  • 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 […]

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