Huge number of international horses entered for Caulfield and Melbourne Cups

Major increases in prizemoney have delivered a significant increase in international nominations for the Group 1 Lexus Melbourne Cup and Group 1 Stella Artois Caulfield Cup, two of the marquee races of Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival. In a year in which the Spring Racing Carnival celebrates 25 years of international competition, overseas entries have risen from 31 to 50 for the Melbourne Cup and from 22 to 27 for the Caulfield Cup with nominations received from England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany and Japan. The Melbourne…

Lion roars his way into contention for Cartier Horse Of The Year

Three-year-old colt Roaring Lion put himself into contention for Cartier Horse Of The Year honours following his stunning success in the extended 10-furlong G1 Juddmonte International at York on August 22. Other highlights at the four-day Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival includedStradivarius collecting the WH Stayers’ Million, as he added the G2 Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup to his earlier victories this year in the G1 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot and the G1 Qatar Goodwood Cup. The 28th Cartier Racing Awards will be presented at a glittering ceremony…

Official opening of Conghua Racecourse marks milestone for Hong Kong racing and Hong Kong-Guangdong co-operation

  The Hong Kong Jockey Club Conghua Racecourse officially opened today (28 August 2018), marking the beginning of a new era for the sport of horse racing in Hong Kong and for the ever closer relations between Hong Kong and Guangdong. The Club celebrated this momentous occasion at an opening ceremony attended by more than 500 guests, including government officials from the Mainland and the Hong Kong SAR, Club members and horsemen, as well as partners involved in the development of the project.   Situated…

Stratum among full field of 20 for £500,000 Sky Bet Ebor, the richest Flat handicap ever run in Europe

  Favourite Stratum heads a maximum field of 20 going for glory in the Sky Bet Ebor, the famous heritage handicap staged over a mile and six furlongs at York this Saturday, August 25, the fourth and final day of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival.   The Sky Bet Ebor, with a total prize fund of £500,000 rising to £1-million in 2019, is the richest Flat handicap ever run Europe.   Stratum (Willie Mullins/Robert Winston, 9st 2lb), the 7/2 market leader with sponsor Sky Bet, has…

Stratum clear favourite as 71 remain in Sky Bet Ebor

Sky Bet’s 7/2 favourite Stratum heads 71 five-day confirmations for the £500,000 Sky Bet Ebor, the famous heritage handicap staged over a mile and six furlongs at York this Saturday, August 25, the fourth and final day of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival. Stratum (9st 2lb), one of 11 contenders for Ireland’s champion Jump trainer Willie Mullins, rocketed to the head of the betting after his three-length victory in the JLT Cup at Newbury on July 21. Mullins, who enjoyed one of his first big victories…

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