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  • Cox Plate Statistics

    Horse Racing Fun Facts & History 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 Race Info

    Horse Racing Fun Facts & History 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 Fun Facts & History 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 Fun Facts & History 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 Fun Facts & History 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 Fun Facts & History 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 Fun Facts & History 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 Fun Facts & History 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. [include file=”inpost_adrotator.php”] The Underwood Stakes has […]

     
  • George Main Stakes facts

    Horse Racing Fun Facts & History 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. [include file=”inpost_adrotator.php”] – 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 […]

     
  • Underwood Stakes race history

    Horse Racing Fun Facts & History 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 […]