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The new racing season is under away with some underwhelming Group 2 weight for age races headlining meetings in Sydney and Melbourne.
On Tuesday, Racing Victoria announced a handful of changes which should improve the Spring Carnival program. The most important was a reduction in distance for the A.J. Moir Stakes (Group 1, weight-for-age) from 1200 metres to 1000 metres.
The 2015 Sydney Carnival comes to a close on Saturday when the final two of 21 Group 1 races are run at Randwick.
It’s one of the great debates among racing fans: which is the best race meeting in Australia each year?
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.