Spring prize money overwhelms what is on offer in Sydney over the next week but The Championships more than held their ground on the score of quality racing, writes Warwick Barr.

The Doncaster Mile,

A lot has changed since the concept of The Championships was sold as the crown jewel in Sydney racing.

Sure, some things remain the same a decade on from the rebadging of a series of NSW autumn Group 1 races designed to match the intensity of competition at a Breeders’ Cup in America or Champions Day in the UK.

The Championships are still run exclusively at Randwick and it’s odds-on they will be impacted by wet weather.

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