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March highlights on Sky

 Feb 18 2013

The Melbourne Festival of Racing continues thrilling thoroughbred action with Flemington’s G1 Australian Guineas on March 2.  ‘Super Saturday’ follows on March 9 featuring seven group races including the Newmarket Handicap.

March 9 also sees Group 1 racing return to Sydney as Warwick Farm hosts the Chipping Norton Stakes.  Plus, the Sydney Carnival officially gets underway with a G1 treble at Rosehill featuring the Coolmore Classic on March 23, and a week later, the Rosehill Guineas.

Harness racing’s premier event, the Inter Dominion Grand Final headlines a stellar card of seven Group 1s at Tabcorp Park, Menangle on March 3.  The Meadows hosts a G1 double on Australian Cup night on March 2 and witness the chase for the esteemed G1 Golden Easter Egg at Wentworth Park on March 30.

Around the globe, it’s Auckland Cup Week from March 2 featuring Group 1 races for all three codes across the Tasman.  UK’s Cheltenham Festival kicks off on March 12, headlined by the highly anticipated Cheltenham Gold Cup, before the international spotlight descends on the richest race meeting in the world, the extravagant Dubai World Cup Day on March 30, where some of the best horses clash in five Group 1s.

By Greg Radley

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