Mornington Races News
Jolie Blonde has won the 2013 Hareeba Stakes at Mornington Racecourse today February 13, 2013. The Testa Rossa mare won the race by nearly a length ahead of Launay, who finished second, and Sheila’s Star, who placed in third. Jolie Blonde has now won four of her eight race starts…
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Mornington is located on the Mornington Peninsular, south-east of Melbourne in Victoria. Home of the Mornington Racing Club, which was formed in 1899, the Mornington Racecourse runs twenty race meetings each year, making it one of the top country racecourses in Victoria.
Country racing is at its best at Mornington, which features quality thoroughbred races as well as jump races. The Mornington Racecourse has a circumference of 1800m
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The highlight of the racing calendar at Mornington is the annual Mornington Cup Day held during February. Mornington Cup Day is one of the biggest country race days held in Victoria. The Melbourne Cup 2013 being the biggest. The feature race of the day is the Listed Mornington Cup, a 2400m handicap race worth $300,000 in prize money. Not only does the winner of the Mornington Cup take away $180,000 in prize money, they will also receive automatic entry into the Caulfield Cup through ballot exemption. The recent increase in prize money and addition of Caulfield Cup entry has made the Mornington Cup the premier non-metropolitan Cup in Australia. Other feature races of the day include the Listed Mornington Stakes and the $250,000 Inglis 2YO Premier.
The Mornington racecourse is one of the most beautiful tracks and the venue can be ranked amongst the most picturesque in Australia. In addition to competitive racing, Mornington also features stables and world-class training facilities.
In 1981 local horse Silver Bounty won the Caulfield Cup before going on to win the 1983 Mornington Cup.
You can easily place all your bets on the Mornington races online. Trusted online bookmaker Luxbet, owned by Tabcorp, has betting available on all Mornington races including the Mornington Cup.