This nation’s finest chasers head to The Meadows on February 13 for three amazing invitation-only Group races, including the Group 1 Temlee (525 metres), Group 2 Rookie Rebel (600 metres) and Group 2 Zoom Top (725 metres) – all sponsored by Macro Meats.
Interstate chasers such as High Earner and Mr Metz will be hoping to fire the first shot in the lead up to the time-honoured Australian Cup.
The middle-distance stars will take to the track in the Group 2 Rookie Rebel, with all eyes on the very impressive Flash Of Light, a chaser who came within a length of the 600-metre track record at The Meadows in December.
Up and coming stayer Next Top Model faces her toughest test to date, going up against the might of champion race dog Mantra Lad in the Group 2 Zoom Top, a chaser who has already been successful in seven Group events, boasting a prizemoney tally of over $450,000.
The exciting evening of racing doesn’t end there, with heats of the Group 1 MTD Australian Cup over 525 metres also kicking off on the night.
The racing bonanza on February 13 marks the start of the Sky Channel Australian Cup Carnival, where a whopping $650,000 in prizemoney will be given away over three weeks, including the Group 1 MTD Australian Cup on February 27, worth $150,000 to the winner.
The Meadows will also offer FREE Kids Entertainment (provided by Camp Australia), party packs and a live band throughout the Carnival to compliment the best racing in town!
All three races combined with the prelims of the MTD Australian Cup will make for a sensational night of racing on Saturday February 13