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The 2015 Melbourne Cup (3200m, Group 1, handicap) will be run for the 155th time on Tuesday at 3pm.
When I watch a great thoroughbred stretch for victory, a second lasts an hour and those moments become memories I never forget.
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?