It's official, Australia has lost the Melbourne Cup

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    This article argues that the faliure of Australian bred stayers to win the Melbourne Cup indicates a shift in local racing. Quality racehorses are incresingly sprinters, reflecting the changing economics of racing. Furthermore, the quality races are now the major Sydney sprints in the autumn, heralding a challenge to Melbourne's Spring Racing Carnival as the major attraction on the local racing calendar.

    Period5 Nov 2016

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