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3 Aust Races In World's Top 40

Thursday, 11th January 2007

Australia had 4 races (Melbourne Cup, Cox Plate, Golden Slipper & Caulfield Cup) in the World's Top 40 (by prize-money) during 2006, according to a list compiled by racingpost.co.uk:

  1. Dubai World Cup (UAE) Nad Al Sheba (A$8.372m)
  2. Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE) Nad Al Sheba (A$6.976m)
  3. Dubai Duty Free (UAE) Nad Al Sheba (A$6.976m)
  4. Breeders' Cup Classic (US) Churchill Downs (A$6.39m)
  5. Japan Cup (Jap) Tokyo (A$5.677m)
  6. Melbourne Cup (Aus) Flemington (A$5.23m)
  7. Arima Kinen (Jap) Nakayama (A$4.101m)
  8. Tokyo Yushun-Derby (Jap) Tokyo (A$4.018m)
  9. Breeders' Cup Turf (US) Churchill Downs (A$3.834m)
  10. Hong Kong Cup (HK) Sha Tin (A$3.606m)
  11. Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr) Longchamp (A$3.310m)
  12. Cox Plate (Aus) Moonee Valley (A$3.22m)
  13. Kikuka Sho-St Leger (Jap) Kyoto (A$3.194m)
  14. Kentucky Derby (US) Churchill Downs (A$3.088m)
  15. English Derby (GB) Epsom (A$3.083m)
  16. Golden Slipper (Aus) Rosehill (A$3.076m)
  17. Tenno Sho-Spring (Jap) Kyoto (A$3.038m)
  18. Tenno Sho-Autumn (Jap) Tokyo (A$3.038m)
  19. Takarazuka Kinen (Jap) Kyoto (A$3.021m)
  20. Japan Cup Dirt (Jap) Tokyo (A$2.993m)
  21. Breeders' Cup Distaff (US) Churchill Downs (A$2.888m)
  22. Hong Kong Mile (HK) Sha Tin (A$2.885m)
  23. Breeders' Cup Fillies & Mares Turf (US) Churchill Downs (A$2.811m)
  24. Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE) Nad Al Sheba (A$2.79m)
  25. UAE Derby (UAE) Nad Al Sheba (A$2.79m)
  26. Breeders' Cup Mile (US) Churchill Downs (A$2.773m)
  27. Satsuki Sho-2000 Guineas (Jap) Nakayama (A$2.754m)
  28. Breeders' Cup Sprint (US) Churchill Downs (A$2.722m)
  29. Yushun Himba-Oaks (Jap) Tokyo (A$2.678m)
  30. Caulfield Cup (Aus) Caulfield (A$2.579m)
  31. Breeders' Cup Juvenile (US) Churchill Downs (A$2.556m)
  32. Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (US) Churchill Downs (A$2.556m)
  33. Singapore International Cup (Sing) Kranji (A$2.526m)
  34. Hong Kong Derby (HK) Sha Tin (A$2.524m)
  35. Hong Kong Vase (HK) Sha Tin (A$2.524m)
  36. QEII Cup (HK) Sha Tin (A$2.524m)
  37. Canadian International (Can) Woodbine (A$2.482m)
  38. Irish Derby (Ire) Curragh (A$2.482m)
  39. Prix du Jockey Club-Derby (Fr) Chantilly (A$2.482m)
  40. Oka Sho (Jap) Hanshin (A$2.453m)
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