Timw, a couple of things.
Age is a left paper as News Corp is the right. News Corp gets paid a fair bit by Racing NSW to publish a lot of good stories about racing in Sydney plus a form guide. Most of the time, it includes pot shots as racing in Victoria. I donít know if the Fairfax papers get paid by the racing authorities.
Racing NSW increased the prizemoney of Golden Eagle to surpass MC. The reason given was that The Everest and the Eagle are two highest betting turnover races in NSW in front of all the Sydney Races. However no figures were given and no mention of the other new races like the Bondi, Invitation, Gong, Hunter, Silver Eagle in the scheme of the money spent and standing in the betting.
In Sydney, the Slipper got itís first increase in more than a decade. The Championships are great in the autumn but have paled comparatively to the publicity of the Everest and Eagle. Epsom Day was usually a great day but in past few years, the publicity has been minimal.
I like the Everest and Eagle but I do wish NSW will bolster up the other races too especially the big handicaps like Doncaster and Epsom. I have been to a few Doncaster and Epsoms in my life and the field sizes offers value as the excitement. https://www.racenet.com.au/news/the-golden-eagle-is-now-the-second-richest-race-in-australia-after-increase-20211109