Hi Wily Ole Dog,
Thank you for clarifying the regional distinctions.
But I ask the previous questions again - because I am a slow comprehender.
My questions are open to everyone to answer.
But, in general, are these Open races, - races with no restrictions or special conditions?
Are these OPEN races better than, equal to or lower than Listed Races?
Also, if they are, generally, better than Benchmark races, are there exceptions eg High end Benchmark races?
Are they better than, equal to or lower than any Handicaps (Excluding the Melbourne Cup) - if so, elaborate
I am trying to figure out where this Australian race "type" fits on the Australian racing Class Ladder.