OK race fans, try to wrap your heads around this.
One year from now, the richest horse race in history will be run. The purse will be $11, 000, 000. The race will be 6 furlongs, on turf, it will be a restricted stake for southern hemisphere two year olds, and run just outside Surfer's Paradise.
And the taxpayers of Queensland, Australia will be expected to put up half the purse money.
That's the plan anyway. Check it out: http://www.superracing.com.au/heraldsun/story/Worlds-richest-race-pledge/11429
I have no idea if these blokes can pull this off, but it sure gives you something to think about on a Janaury night. If they pull it off, maybe Del Mar will up the purse of the Best Pal to match it!