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Mornington Cup Prize Doubled To $300k
Meanwhile the Melbourne Racing Club (which earlier this year amalgamated with Mornington) "has decided to bolster Mornington Cup prize-money to $300,000 "which will give the winner exemption into the Gr1 Caulfield Cup field" reported The Age. MRC officials "are aware the Mornington Cup (run in February) has been flagging & the injection of $150,000 more prize-money & the lure of a ballot-free entry into the Caulfield Cup, will make the Mornington race a powerful handicap". It will "also ensure the Mornington Cup meeting becomes one of the most significant outer-metropolitan events, attracting interstate interest & becoming a prominent fixture during the autumn carnival".