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Mornington Cup Day Cracks $1 Million Mark
Next February's Mornington Cup raceday will be the first provincial meeting in Victoria to carry $1million in prizemoney. The announcement from the Melbourne Racing Club should provide extra incentive to trainers wanting to qualify their horses for the Caulfield Cup. Not only does the winner of the Mornington Cup get ballot exemption for that year's Caulfield Cup, but the $350,000 on offer makes the trip worthwhile for interstate trainers. The day is further boosted by the $250,000 Inglis Premier race which has been granted Restricted Listed status by the Australian Pattern Committee.