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Toorak Toff Late Cox Plate 2011 Nomination

Toorak Toff Late Cox Plate 2011 Nomination

Last year’s Golden Rose winner Toorak Toff has been assigned an eleventh-hour 2011 Cox Plate campaign, the Rick Hore-Lacy-trained galloper the sole late entry taken for the famous Moonee Valley weight-for-age feature.

Toorak Toff was the sole late entry for the 2011 Cox Plate today

Original 2011 Cox Plate nominations were taken by Racing Victoria on Tuesday August 2, ...

AQIS Approval for 2011 Melbourne Cup Bound Europeans

AQIS Approval for 2011 Melbourne Cup Bound Europeans

Connections of European horses heading towards the 2011 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival in Australia were given a boost this week with Racing Victoria announcing the approval of a key quarantine facility in Newmarket.

2010 Melbourne Cup winner Americain

After weeks of concern, the Melbourne Cup 2011 on the first Tuesday of November at Flemington is well and truly back on ...

State Governments Announce Hendra Spending Boost

State Governments Announce Hendra Spending Boost

The Queensland and New South Wales state governments have committed to spending an extra $6 million as the fight to eradicate the Hendra virus intensifies.

A total of 14 horses located between Cairns in the far north and Macksville on the New South Wales mid north coast have now died from the disease, which authorities are struggling to control.

“Beating ...

Tabcorp Secures Victorian Wagering License

Tabcorp Secures Victorian Wagering License

The Victorian Government have confirmed that the Victorian wagering license will again go to Tabcorp, as part of a newly signed twelve year deal between the parties.

Tabcorp will pay a licensing fee of $410 million to operate and control the exclusive and lucrative pari-mutuel betting market (the tote) throughout the state from August next year until 2024.

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Jumps Racing Facing More Hurdles

Jumps Racing Facing More Hurdles

The validity of jumps racing is set to face another hurdle this week as South Australian Greens MP Tammy Franks moves to introduce a bill that would ban the sport in South Australia.

The bill is set to have major consequences on the Oakbank jumps meeting, which has been Australia’s largest picnic race meet since 1876.

However, Oakbank club president ...