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Sydney ramps it up in April

 Mar 18 2013

Sky Racing’s backstage pass to the Sydney Carnival continues with an abundance of top class races.  Its Australia’s richest day of racing on April 6; Rosehill Gardens hosts five Group 1s, highlighted by the $3.5M Golden Slipper, and the $2.25M BMW.

On April 13 Royal Randwick hosts Sydney’s social event of the year, Australian Derby Day, before the running of the $2M G1 Doncaster Mile on April 20.

April 27 features four G1’s from Randwick on Sydney Cup Day and provides great racing from Adelaide with a G1 double.

In international racing, April 6 is NZ Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes Day; South Africa amps up for the G1 SA Derby on April 27; Singapore has the G1 Lion City Cup and Hong Kong hosts the G1 QE II Cup on April 28.

Greyhound racing jumps out of the box with the Maitland Cup on April 11 before Albion Park hosts the QLD Futurity on April 18 and the QLD Derby on April 25.

Harness racing heats up with the NZ Derby on April 5 and the WA Derby on April 19, before harness heavyweights square off in Sydney’s lucrative sprint race, the Miracle Mile at Tabcorp Park Menangle on April 28.



Golden Slipper Stakes - $3.5 million

Saturday 6, Rosehill

The BMW - $2.25 million

Saturday 6, Rosehill

Doncaster Mile - $2 million

Saturday 20, Randwick

Australian Derby - $1.5 million

Saturday 13, Randwick

By Tony Brassel

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