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Horse Racing Fun Facts & History

  • Fun Melbourne Cup Trivia

    The Melbourne Cup truly is “the race that stops a nation”, as 24 of the world’s best horses battle it out over 3200 metres at Flemington Racecourse. While there are a number of other high profile Group 1 events hosted in Melbourne during the Spring, nothing gets the same level… Read More »

     
  • Melbourne Cup Statistics

    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 notable winners

    The Melbourne Cup is the most popular horse race in Australia, with a prize pool of $6.2 million up for grabs every year. “The race that stops a nation” has been won by many of the biggest names in Australian thoroughbred racing, including household names like Phar Lap and Makybe… Read More »

     
  • Cox Plate Day

    Cox Plate Day is one of the biggest events on the Australian sporting calendar, and the highlight event for Moonee Valley Racecourse each year.  Cox Plate Day is being held on the 26th of October in 2013, with a full day of racing complemented by fashion, entertainment, and dining attractions. … Read More »

     
  • Cox Plate History

    The Cox Plate is one of the most prestigious races on the Australian calendar, held each year during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.  Run over a distance of 2040 metres, the WS Cox Plate is named in honour of William Samuel Cox and worth $3 million in prize money.  The… Read More »

     
  • Cox Plate Past Winners

    The Group 1 WS Cox Plate is one of the biggest and most prestigious races in Australia, attracting the very best talent each year to battle it out at Moonee Valley Racecourse.  This race is run over 2040 metres and worth $3 million in prize money, a grand sum that… Read More »

     
  • Cox Plate Statistics

    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… Read More »

     
  • Cox Plate Race Info

    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… Read More »

     
  • Turnbull Stakes History

    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…. Read More »

     
  • The Metropolitan history

    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,… Read More »

     
  • Flight Stakes history

    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… Read More »

     
  • Epsom Handicap history

    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… Read More »

     
  • Moir Stakes race history

    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… Read More »

     
  • Underwood Stakes notable winners

    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… Read More »

     
 
 
 

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