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Thor­ough­bred horses can reach speeds of 65 kilo­me­tres per hour, with 8-me­tre strides.

Horse rac­ing is the third most at­tended spec­ta­tor sport af­ter AFL and NRL.

The horse rac­ing in­dus­try in Aus­tralia is among the top three lead­ing thor­ough­bred rac­ing na­tions of the world and can claim the dis­tinc­tion of hav­ing the most tracks.

The big­gest rac­ing car­ni­val is the Mel­bourne spring rac­ing car­ni­val, home to Aus­tralia's most fa­mous race, the Mel­bourne Cup.

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