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Day four of the Flemington carnival brings with it the new Emirates Stakes, which is the old Mackinnon Stakes, a Group 1 weight-for-age race over 2000m, moved from Derby day and renamed.
So, we’re halfway through the Flemington carnival, and we’ve seen some thrilling and high class racing – never moreso than in the Melbourne Cup itself, when Almandin out-toughed and out-stayed Heartbreak City in a driving finish.
There is no bigger race in this part of the world than the Melbourne Cup. And with it comes a full ten-race card, almost all of which are capacity fields or near enough to capacity.
Derby day has been described as Christmas day for adults, or at least those of the racing persuasion.
Racing fans can’t wait for Saturday afternoon at Moonee Valley, when the most eagerly anticipated Cox Plate for 15 years is run, but the Group 1 action starts the night before with the running of the Manikato Stakes for the sprinters.
The build-up to the Cox Plate is always special, but we probably have to go back 15 years to find something similar to the lead-in to Winx vs Hartnell, when Northerly and Sunline clashed in 2001.