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Punters Not Impressed as Makybe Diva Elevated to Group 1

Punters Not Impressed as Makybe Diva Elevated to Group 1

11 Jun, 2013

We don’t want it.

That was the message from the racing public following today’s announcement that the Makybe Diva Stakes has been upgraded to Group 1 level.

The race will be one of 72 Group 1 races held in the 2013-14 season and comes on the back of recent upgrades to the Memsie Stakes, Moir …

Memsie, Moir and Canterbury Stakes elevated to Group1 level

Memsie, Moir and Canterbury Stakes elevated to Group1 level

11 Sep, 2012

Australia’s number of Group 1 races has risen to seventy-one after the Asian Pattern Committee elevated three Group 2 races, the Memsie Stakes, the Moir Stakes and the Canterbury Stakes to the top level.

The 1400m Memsie Stakes (WFA) run at Caulfield, won this year for the last time as a Group 2 event by …

Moonee Valley Announces Prize Money Cut To Spring Races

Moonee Valley Announces Prize Money Cut To Spring Races

29 Jul, 2011

The Moonee Valley Racing Club has cut prize money for two features races in September.

The changes, which will come into effect from this year, affect both the Group 2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes and the Group 3 McEwan Stakes.

The 1,600 metre Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes was slashed in prize money from …

Winterbottom Stakes Granted Group 1 Status

Winterbottom Stakes Granted Group 1 Status

22 Jul, 2011

Western Australia’s Winterbottom Stakes has been officially promoted to Group 1 status by the Australian Pattern Committee.

The decision comes in time for Black Caviar’s expected appearance in this year’s Winterbottom Stakes in November.

However, the good news comes as the committee also recommends that the current Group 1 WATC Derby be downgraded to a …