December 2017

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December 6, 2017
New $1 million ‘The Showdown’ race to launch in 2019

Racing Victoria (RV), in association with Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria (TBV), has started the countdown to ‘The Showdown’ – a landmark $1 million race to be staged at Caulfield Racecourse in April 2019. The 1200m event, to be run exclusively for the two-year-old progeny of VOBIS Sires’ nominated stallions, has been named in honour of Victoria’s champion Australian stallion of the 1970s - ‘Showdown’. Showdown stood at Stockwell Stud at Diggers Rest between 1966 and 1983 where he sired 46 stakes winners (13 at Group 1 level) including Golden Slipper, Blue Diamond, Oaks and Derby winners. He retired from stud duties...