The Emirates World Series Racing Championship is considered a global “grand prix” of horse racing. The Cox Plate was a part of this grand event from 1999 to 2005. The series included the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (£1,150,000) at Ascot, the Dubai World Cup (US$10 million), the Japan Cup (¥ 624,000,000), the Arlington Million ($1,000,000), the Canadian International Stakes ($1,000,000), the Hong Kong Cup ($25,000,000), the Grosser Preis von Baden (€250,000), the Breeders’ Cup Turf ($3 million), the Irish Champion Stakes (€1,000,000) and the Breeders’ Cup Classic ($5 million). It is for not for nothing that this race is called so. Visit justhorseracing.com.au for all the latest news & info about the 2015 Cox Plate.
The Melbourne Cup day has been declared a public holiday in Melbourne and so you could see the stands full of enthusiasts who bet on the horses and cheer them. The other towns and cities in Victoria can take a holiday on the event day in exchange of 2 half day public holidays. Although legally only the town of Victoria is allowed to avail this holiday, the craze of the race that stops a nation has forced the neighboring towns and cities to also observe the same. There is a huge rush on the roads this day as people from all over Australia come to enjoy the grand event
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