This weekend’s racing around the country will feature an unprecedented amount of Superstar’s including debatably the best horse in the world Black Caviar.
At Randwick the Sydney Cup will be the feature with Evergreen galloper Efficient the topweight, The field also includes Lexus winner Niwot, quality imported stayer Drunken Sailor and rising staying star Permit, Though its arguably the Weakest group 1 on the day.
The Queen Elizabeth Stakes has been said by many racing experts as the equivalent of a Cox Plate and if you compare it to the last couple of Cox Plate’s it is, A field this good hasnt been assembled since the 2006 Cox Plate when Apache Cat, Fields Of Omagh, El Segundo, Casual Pass, Pompeii Ruler, Lad Of The Manor and Miss Finland contented the Race.
This year’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes has attracted the nominations of Americain the 2010 Melbourne Cup now prepared by David Hayes and to the reins to taken by Craig Williams who replaces sacked regular jockey Gerald Mosse, Manighar the BMW and Australian Cup winner this autumn who will be ridden by Damien Oliver, Jimmy Choux new zealand’s best galloper who ran 2nd in the Cox Plate, Rangirangdoo a Doncaster Handicap winner in 2010, Sincero a Multiple Group 1 winner and More Joyous a winner of 16 group races including the Donaster Handicap, Queen Of The Turf Stakes(twice), Futurity Stakes, Flight Stakes and Toorak Handicap.
Whilst somewhat champion 2 year-old Pierro will be out to win the Triple Crown by taking out the Champagne Stakes over 1600m, Atlantic Jewel will tackle Rain Affair in the Group 1 All-Aged Stakes and The world’s highest rated racehorse Black Caviar will run in the Sportingbet Classic over 1200m in Adelaide with a sell-out crowd of 30,000 people attending what will hopefully be her 20th win.
Brisbane also when miss out on the Group Racing with the Buffering and Scenic Blast clash in the Victory Stakes.
Overall it could be what we refer to in 20 years as Australia’s best raceday.