Category: Racing

All Star Mile – world’s richest mile race for thoroughbreds

All Star Mile – world’s richest mile race for thoroughbreds

| January 17, 2020

The All Star Mile is the world’s richest mile race for thoroughbreds and what a bonanza for horse racing in Melbourne, the sporting capital of Australia. Facing growing opposition from other states programming ultra rich novelty races, the VRC have stumbled on a winner by racing over the mile distance and providing a marquis event […]

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Japanese horses claim 2019 Spring Carnival riches

Japanese horses claim 2019 Spring Carnival riches

| January 13, 2020

The 2019 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival will be remembered for the exceptional Japanese horses that took huge prizes back to the land of the rising sun.  They say right now, Japanese horses are the best in the world. Who can argue with the likes of Almond Eye, Deep Impact, Admire Rakti, Delta Blues, Pop Rock, […]

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Five key moments of the 2019 Spring Racing Carnival

Five key moments of the 2019 Spring Racing Carnival

| January 8, 2020

The Spring Carnival is completed for another year and as usual it produced many epic moments. From lightning-fast sprints to epic staying contests, the 2019 Spring racing Carnival had it all. Everyone has their favourite moments and there are many to choose from, however a quick scan of the village forums helped me settle on […]

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Horse racing – indelibly etched in the Australian spirit

Horse racing – indelibly etched in the Australian spirit

| January 8, 2020

Horse racing has a long and colourful history in Australia. Since 1788 when horses arrived with the first wave of British settlers, Australians have raced horses to compete for coveted prizes. As racing became more organised, around the turn of the century, the quality of bloodstock improved. Wealthy folk began to import thoroughbreds to gain […]

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5 Bucket list Australian racecourses not to miss

5 Bucket list Australian racecourses not to miss

| November 14, 2019

Australia’s rich horse racing history has made it one of the country’s national pastimes. The popularity of horse racing over the last century-plus has led to amazing facilities being built across Australia. Today, Australia has some of the most iconic horse racing venues in the world and they rival those found in England, the United […]

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Australia’s 5 Richest Horse Races

Australia’s 5 Richest Horse Races

| November 14, 2019

Australia is a country rich in horse racing history. The racing calendar Down Under has some of the biggest races in the world including the famous Melbourne Cup. Large prize purses are given to competitors and a horse can become a legend overnight by winning the major events. Before you wager on the next big […]

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Local horse Vow and Declare wins Melbourne Cup in thrilling race

Local horse Vow and Declare wins Melbourne Cup in thrilling race

| November 14, 2019

The 159th running of the Melbourne Cup was a thriller with Vow and Declare winning the famed race. While eyes were on the winner, a protest was filed by stewards at the race as second-place finisher Master of Reality impeded third-place finisher Prince Arran in a photo finish. Australian horse racing fans are gearing up for […]

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What Can We Learn From Past Melbourne Cup Results?

What Can We Learn From Past Melbourne Cup Results?

| November 8, 2019

Betting on the Melbourne Cup is always a nerve-wracking affair. This year’s instalment of the great Australian horse race was no different. With legendary riders banned and the runner-up demoted, it shows that there are few things more unpredictable than the Melbourne Cup. So what can you do to ensure that you don’t make any […]

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Four 2019 Melbourne Cup Contenders

Four 2019 Melbourne Cup Contenders

| October 6, 2019

Another renewal of the race that stops a nation, the Group 1 Lexus Melbourne Cup, is fast approaching. Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne becomes the centre of the equine universe on Tuesday, 5th November. Some of the leading Melbourne Cup contenders are trained in the British Isles and the date already has significance in the UK […]

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Type of horse needed to win a Melbourne Cup

Type of horse needed to win a Melbourne Cup

| May 7, 2019

The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most famous horse race. Its fame resonates throughout the world, perhaps only matched in terms of global audience by the Epsom Derby and Kentucky Derby. The magnitude of the Melbourne Cup cannot be underestimated and the fame and fortune afforded the winner is unparalleled in world sport. Little wonder that […]

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