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For more than 12 months, the best trainers in Australia have been critical of the programming in the Sydney Autumn Carnival. And now it threatens to put a dampener on what could be one of the best Autumn Carnivals this century.
The 2014 Melbourne Cup (3200m, Group 1, handicap) to be run at Flemington on Tuesday at 3pm has brought together one of the most competitive fields in the 154-year history of the great race.
They say you need everything to go right to win a Melbourne Cup, and the same applies to the horse racing fantasy game Star Stable, which kicks off this Saturday.
On Friday night, the world’s best sprinter, Lankan Rupee, was beaten for a second time in two starts at Moonee Valley this spring. Both times Lankan Rupee was an odds-on favourite.
The winning margin may only have been three quarters of a length, but it’s hard to think of a better example of a great horse fulfilling their potential than when It’s A Dundeel won Saturday’s $4-million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m, Group 1, weight-for-age) at Randwick.
Lankan Rupee, the horse with the white heart marking on his head, affirmed his title as the best sprinter in the world with a dominant victory on Day 1 of The Championships at Randwick.