Category Archives: Horse Racing

Horse Racing:Melbourne Cup Winners and Records

The Melbourne Cup is the most famous horse race in Australia. It is run on the first Tuesday of November at Flemington racecourse over a distance of 3200 metres. Winners   (Horse and Jockey) 1861 Archer John Cutts 1862 Archer … Continue reading

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Horse Racing:Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Records

The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is arguably Europe’s most prestigious flat race. It was first held in 1920 and is run over 2400 metres at Longchamp. Records for the race. Most successful horse (2 wins): Ksar – 1921, 1922 … Continue reading

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Horse Racing: The St.Leger (Records)

The St.Leger is the fifth and final classic of the English flat racing season. It is also the oldest having been first held  in 1776. It is run at Doncaster over 1 miles and 6 furlongs. Most wins Jockeys 9 … Continue reading

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Greatest Racehorses

Most wins in major National Hunt races: Champion Hurdle – The most prestigious hurdles race, run over 2 miles at Cheltenham (3 wins) Hatton’s Grace – 1949, 1950, 1951 Sir Ken – 1952, 1953, 1954 Persian War – 1968, 1969, … Continue reading

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