The top Australia horse races

The Caulfield Cup is a Group 1 thoroughbred race and is one of Australia’s top horse racing events.

It is regarded as one of the world’s most prestigious and richest handicap races run over 2,400 metres. Thousands of people attend this race each year.

It first started in 1879 and is one of the oldest horse racing events in Australia. It takes place annually in mid-October at the Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne on the same track it has been run on for more than 100 years. [The 2021 Caulfield Cup, one of Australia’s top horse races, is this Saturday, October 16th]

Thoroughbred horse racing is an extremely popular sport in Australia with 360 registered racecourses throughout the country – more than any other nation around the world. I

n fact it is the third most attended spectator sport after Australian rules football and rugby league.

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