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Radical new plan for all-star $5m Victorian race

18 November 2018 8:41 PM
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Public involvement in selecting the field and a massive prize of $5 million will make the planned All Star Mile a radical new event on the Australian racing scene.

The plan, to run the big-money race during the Melbourne autumn carnival next year, will be officially announced later on Monday, with the contest set to be rotated around Melbourne's three racecourses at Flemington, Moonee Valley and Caulfield.

With its weight-for-age conditions and 14-horse field size, racing officials are clearly targeting Australian superstar Winx, who would otherwise be engaged in mopping up big races during the Sydney carnival.

Initially reported on the specialist website and the Herald Sun, details will be fleshed out on Monday, but it's hard to see the race as anything but a modified retort to the $13 million Everest at Randwick, which is designed to take the lustre away from Melbourne's spring carnival.


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