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  • George Main Stakes history

    Horse Racing Fun Facts & History 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 Fun Facts & History 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 […]

     
  • Golden Slipper 2013 day Information

    Horse Racing Fun Facts & History April 3, 2013 11:04 am

    The Golden Slipper is one of Australia’s favourite thoroughbred events, a set weights race for two year olds which attracts some of the best horses in the country. The Golden Slipper is a Group 1 race run over a distance of 1200 metres, with a staggering prize pool of $3.5 […]

     
  • Victoria Derby history and race information

    Horse Racing Fun Facts & History November 2, 2012 12:08 am

    The Victoria Derby is one of the oldest horse races in Australia, with a history that stretches back to 1855.  This classic Group 1 race is held at Flemington Racecourse as part of the Melbourne spring racing carnival, on the first day in the lead up to the prestigious Melbourne […]

     
  • Wakeful Stakes history and race information

    Horse Racing Fun Facts & History November 2, 2012 12:07 am

    The Wakeful Stakes is a Group 2 race hosted by Victoria Racing Club, and part of the Melbourne spring racing carnival.  This event is for three year old fillies and is held under set weight and penalty conditions.  Raced over a distance of 2000 metres, the Wakeful Stakes takes place […]

     
  • TAB.com.au Stakes history and race information

    Horse Racing Fun Facts & History November 2, 2012 12:04 am

    The Chatham Stakes, known as the TAB.com.au Stakes in 2012, is a Group 3 event hosted by the Victoria Racing Club.  Taking place at Flemington Racecourse, this 1400 metre handicap race is held on Derby Day during the Melbourne spring racing carnival.  The Chatham Stakes has been run since 1979, […]

     
  • Myer Classic history and race information

    Horse Racing Fun Facts & History November 2, 2012 12:03 am

    The Group 1 Myer Classic is a popular race for three year old horses and above, held over a distance of 1600 metres under weight for age conditions.  Held as part of the popular Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne every season, the Myer Classic is highly anticipated each and every […]

     
  • Mackinnon Stakes history and race information

    Horse Racing Fun Facts & History November 2, 2012 12:02 am

    The MacKinnon Stakes is a Group 1 horse race run under weight for age conditions.  Hosted by Victoria Racing Club, this event takes place during the famous four day carnival that also includes the prestigious Melbourne Cup.  The MacKinnon Stakes is run over a distance of 2000 metres, with $1 […]

     
  • Lexus Stakes history and race information

    Horse Racing Fun Facts & History November 1, 2012 11:31 pm

    The Lexus Stakes is a Group 3 horse race that takes place during the spring racing carnival in Melbourne every November.  Open to all ages and held under handicap conditions, the Lexus Stakes is run over a distance of 2500 metres.  The winner of the Lexus Stakes is exempt from […]

     
  • Carbine Club Stakes history and race information

    Horse Racing Fun Facts & History November 1, 2012 11:30 pm

    The Carbine Club Stakes is a Group 3 race for three year old horses, held under set weight plus penalty conditions.  Hosted by the Victoria Racing Club as part of the Melbourne spring racing carnival, the Carbine Club Stakes takes place on the first day of the famous four day […]