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Summer of racing

 Dec 11 2012

Celebrate the new year with the Perth Cup from WA on Tuesday January 1 as well as the G1 Railway Stakes from Ellerslie (NZ).

Racing's elite descend on the Gold Coast from January 9 for the Magic Millions Yearling Sale. Past purchases become this year’s big stars at the profitable raceday on January 12, featuring the world's first 'Women's incentive bonus' in the lucrative 2YO Classic.

Group racing returns to Melbourne with the G2 Australia Stakes, run over 1200 metres under lights at Moonee Valley on January 25.

Around the globe, Trentham (NZ) hosts the G1 Telegraph Handicap on January 19 followed by the G1 Thorndon Mile on January 26, plus Sha Tin stages a G1 double including the Hong Kong Classic Mile on January 20.

In greyhound racing, The Meadows hosts the G1 Silver Chief Classic on January 5 while fans will flock to Wentworth Park on January 19 for the G1 Paws of Thunder.

Meanwhile, harness racing heats up with the G1 $400,000 WA Pacing Cup from Gloucester Park on January 11, before Globe Derby's G1 Sky Racing SA Cup on January 12.

You'll see all this and much more LIVE on Sky Racing in January.

By Alf Matthews

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