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Royal Randwick Racecourse is home to the prestigious Sydney Cup thoroughbred horse race that runs yearly in the April - May timeframe. It is a Group 1 race at 3200 meters (2 miles) and carries prize money worth AUD $728,360. Randwick Racecourse is a premiere racing venue in the Randwick suburbs of Sydney and is home to quite a number of racing events throughout the year.

Other famous venues have performed at the Royal Randwick, including the Australian appearance of the Rolling Stones during their Pacific Tour in 1973, Pope John Paul II performed mass in 1995, and the prestigious racecourse appeared in the film Mission Impossible II. Operated by the Australian Jockey Club, some of the big name Group 1 events include the: Sydney Cup, Australian Derby, AJC Oaks, and the Randwick Guineas.

Ista Kareem, a nine year old gelding, took the Sydney Cup on Saturday April 25, 2009, ridden by jockey Craig Williams with a drive along the inside to take out Divine Rebel by three quarters of a length and Mr. Tipsy by a length. Ista Kareem is trained by Colin Little and usually ridden by jockey Danny Brereton, but was switched at the last minute for the Sydney Cup because Danny couldn't ride because of carrying the weight issue, as the Sydney Cup is a Standard Weight and Penalty race.

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