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Australia geared for “the race that stops a nation”

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A crowd of 100,000 people are expected to descend on Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday for the 2017 Melbourne Cup. ‘The race that stops a nation’ is the most prosperous handicap race in the world, with prize money of $6.2m available this year, and a rich history dating back over 150 years. Ahead of the race, at 4am tomorrow (Tuesday 7th November) …

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Tabcorp extends sponsorship agreement with the ATA

Tabcorp have announced an extension to its sponsorship agreement with the Australian Trainers Association (ATA). It is an upgrade on the partnership which first came to fruition in 2014. The new agreement will see Tabcorp partner with the ATA, the official representative organisation for the country’s horse trainers, on a number of new raceday initiatives in 2016 including supporting the TAB/ATA Celebrate Women Trainers Handicap …

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Bookmakers celebrating 100/1 Melbourne Cup winner

Bookmakers were cheering yesterday after the Melbourne Cup was won by 100/1 shot Prince Of Penzance, the longest winner in Australia’s most famous race since 1940. It is also the first time a female jockey has ridden the winner in the race’s 155-year history, giving Michelle Payne the opportunity to speak out over the sexism she has encountered. “It is …

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