Australia’s longest flat race, the $300,000 Jericho Cup over 4600m, has attracted 32 nominations for its 2d version at Warrnambool.

The Jericho Cup was once first run at the wasteland sands of Palestine in 1918, and the race was once revived 100 years later via Victorian philanthropist and newbie struggle historian Invoice Gibbins to commemorate Australia and New Zealand’s mild horse involvement in International Struggle I.

The 2018 Jericho Cup was once gained via the Anthony Freedman-trained Top Mode and the direction the horses compete on additionally incorporates the paddocks used for the Grand Annual Steeplechase circuit.

The entries for this yr’s Jericho Cup on December 1 comprises six horses assured a get started having gained a qualifying race, with the development limited to horses bred in Australia or New Zealand and to highweight riders.

Ablaze, Da Deputy, Firefree, Hi My Buddy, Ten Tigers, and NZ-trained Aigne are the ones to have gained ballot-exempt races whilst the rest of the sphere, which has a restrict of 14 runners plus emergencies, might be made up of horses who’ve earned essentially the most issues in qualifying races.

Will have to there be a minimum of 24 acceptors for the Jericho Cup, the assembly will come with a $40,000 Repechage over 4065m.

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