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Horse Racing Fun Facts & History

  • Magic Millions Classic facts – 2015

    40 minutes later, 16 two year olds will look to claim the second richest juvenile in Australia when they contest the Magic Millions Classic (1200m). It has fast become an important race from a breeding perspective, with several winners going on to bigger and better things after their racing days…. Read More »

     
  • Magic Millions Guineas facts – 2015

    It might not be the best day of racing in terms of horse quality, but if you want fun and to have a good time, then Magic Millions Day on the Gold Coast is unquestionably the number one afternoon of racing on the Australian calendar. MAGIC MILLIONS OFFER: Sign-up at Sportsbet.com.au via… Read More »

     
  • JJ Atkins history, odds and past results

    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… Read More »

     
  • Queensland Derby history, odds and past results

    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… Read More »

     
  • Stradbroke Handicap history, odds and past results

    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… Read More »

     
  • History of the Golden Slipper

    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… Read More »

     
  • Railway Stakes Day

    Railway Stakes Day is known in 2013 as Carlton Draught Super Saturday, with two Group 1 races to look forward to in Perth’s biggest day of thoroughbred racing.  Hosted at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday the 23rd of November, Railway Stakes Day is the most anticipated horse racing event in Western… Read More »

     
  • Railway Stakes History

    The Railway Stakes is a Group 1 horse race held in Western Australia each year.  This open handicap event is the feature race of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival, where it is hosted alongside the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes.  Raced over 1600 metres, the Railway Stakes has a long history… Read More »

     
  • Winterbottom Stakes History

    The Winterbottom Stakes is one of the biggest thoroughbred races in Western Australia each year, held on Railway Stakes Day under weight for age conditions.  This event is for horses three years old and over, and is run over a distance of 1200 metres.  Held at Ascot Racecourse, the Group… Read More »

     
  • Melbourne Cup Statistics, Notable Winners and Replays

    There are lots of statistics surrounding the Melbourne Cup, which is the most popular and well analysed horse race in Australia by far. Run over 3200 metres and worth a total of $6.2 million, the Melbourne Cup is an institution in Australia and the richest two mile handicap event in… Read More »

     
  • Melbourne Cup History

    The Melbourne Cup is the most famous horse race in Australia and one of the richest thoroughbred races in the entire world. Raced over 3200 metres by horses three years old and over, this great event is the major highlight of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Hosted every year at… Read More »

     
  • Melbourne Cup Culture

    The Melbourne Cup is more than just a horse race, with this special event surrounded by a rich and vibrant culture. Off-the-track attractions include ‘Fashions On The Field” and a variety of musical entertainment, with celebrity guests, fine dining, and flowers also playing a special role in “the race that… Read More »

     
  • Melbourne Cup Field

    The Melbourne Cup field is set and ready to go, with a number of horses affected by the barrier draw. Fiorente drew well at five, with last year’s runner-up looking to do one better in 2013. Some of the other favourites were not so lucky, however, with Mount Athose allotted… Read More »

     
  • Melbourne Cup Balloting

    With only 24 horses allowed to race in the Melbourne Cup each year, there is always a lot of competition to make it into the field. The race directors have absolute discretion as to who makes it into the final line-up, with horses balloted out based on a number of… Read More »

     
 
 
 

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