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Seaway for Sunshine Coast Guineas
Mark Oberhardt 12 hours agoQueensland Guineas runner-up Seaway is likely to be trainer Chris Waller's only runner in the Sunshine Coast Guineas.
Widgee Turf could earn shot at G2 WFA race
Mathew Toogood 12 hours agoWidgee Turf's next start will determine whether he is given the chance in the Group Two weight-for-age P B Lawrence Stakes early next season.
Vega Magic building towards spring targets
Mathew Toogood 13 hours agoThe Bletchingly Stakes is pencilled in for dual Group One winner Vega Magic's next start as a stepping stone to some bigger spring targets.
Red Verdon Australia bound after Ascot 2nd
PAA 14 hours agoMelbourne Cup hopeful Red Verdon has run second in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot for trainer Ed Dunlop and owner Ronald Arculli.
NSW dominates Queensland winter carnival
Mark Oberhardt 15 hours agoNSW trainers have again dominated the Queensland winter carnival winning 60 per cent of the stakes races on offer.
Queensland trainer outed on cobalt charge
Mark Oberhardt 16 hours agoRockhampton trainer John Pointon has been suspended for six months after one of his horses returned a positive to cobalt after a barrier trial.
Merchant Navy wins Diamond Jubilee
PAA 20 hours agoAustralian Group One winner Merchant Navy has prevailed in a tight finish to the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, the feature race on the final day of Royal Ascot.
Today's Horse Racing Form Guide
|Scone (NSW)||7h 44m||8h 19m||8h 54m||9h 34m||10h 9m||10h 44m||11h 24m||12h 4m|
|Mildura (VIC)||8h 29m||8h 59m||9h 29m||9h 59m||10h 29m||10h 59m||11h 29m||11h 59m|
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The Melbourne Cup is undoubtedly one of the greatest events on Australia’s sporting calendar. It is known as the race that stops the nation for a good reason. The afternoon of the first Tuesday each November has become an unofficial public holiday – official in some places – where every office and work site pauses so everybody can gather around a television or radio to find out if they’re holding the winning ticket. There are people who only ever bet once a year and it’s always on this race.
The Golden Slipper breaks Melbourne’s monopoly on Australia’s greatest horse races, giving one of the year’s most anticipated events to Sydney’s Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. The Golden Slipper is a 1,200-metre sprint for two-year-olds, with a $3.5 million prize purse that makes it the richest two-year-old race in the world.
The Cox Plate is known as “the race where legends are born”. It has witnessed some of the greatest moments in Australian racing history, such as Phar Lap’s 1931 win that is still fondly remembered today. A more recent legendary moment was last year’s victory by Winx, claiming the title for the second year in the row on its way to being named the world’s greatest horse on turf by Longines. At the same recent award ceremony, Longines also ranked the Cox Plate as the best turf horse race in the world, splitting the honour with the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes. The Cox Plate is the only Southern Hemisphere race to be part of the prestigious World Series.
The Caulfield Cup is a Group 1 thoroughbred race that is run every October at the Caulfield Racecourse as one of the major opening acts of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. It is one of the most prestigious races in Australia, beaten only by the Melbourne Cup. The 2,400-metre race has a prize purse of more than $3 million, which makes it the world’s richest handicap over that distance.