Horse Racing News Coverage - Australian & NZ Racing News
George Ryder Stakes: what you need to know
AAP 1 hour agoStatistics, history and facts on the $1 million George Ryder Stakes to be run on Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill.
Qld Derby hope Zofonic Dancer to resume
Mark Oberhardt 2 hours agoTrainer Robert Heathcote hopes his patience with Zofonic Dancer will pay off as the three-year-old begins a Queensland Derby preparation.
Gypsy Toff ready to fly in Brisbane
Mark Oberhardt 2 hours agoFlying filly Gypsy Toff is expected to continue a proud tradition for Rockhampton two-year-olds when she heads to Doomben.
Weather the key for Mornington Cup start
Craig Brennan 3 hours agoA start in the Mornington Cup for Oncidium Ruler is dependent on whether there is any rain ahead of the Listed race.
New board member for Brisbane Racing Club
Mark Oberhardt 3 hours agoBusinesswoman Jennifer Creaton has been appointed to fill the vacancy on the Brisbane Racing Club board.
Winx on target for third-straight Ryder
Mathew Toogood 8 hours agoChampion mare Winx is poised for her third-straight George Ryder Stakes on her home track and 17th Group One win of her glittering career.
Villa Sarchi continues on learning curve
Craig Brennan 19 hours agoGeelong trainer Heath Conners predicts a bright future for Villa Sarchi after his first-up win over 1000m at Sandown.
Today's Horse Racing Form Guide
|Waipukurau (NZ)||3 1 6 9||1 3 4 5||5 7 3 1||8 7 2 4||4 3 8 6||TBC||TBC||23m|
|Newcastle (NSW)||TBC||TBC||TBC||16m||51m||1h 26m||2h 1m||2h 41m|
|Ipswich (QLD)||TBC||TBC||33m||1h 11m||1h 46m||2h 26m||3h 1m|
|Donald (VIC)||TBC||TBC||TBC||6m||36m||1h 6m||1h 36m||2h 6m|
|Racing.com Park (VIC)||3h 6m||3h 36m||4h 6m||4h 36m||5h 6m||5h 36m||6h 6m||6h 36m|
|Geraldton (WA)||2h 11m||2h 48m||3h 21m||3h 51m||4h 21m||4h 51m||5h 21m|
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If the whole country seems to be coming to a halt, if it’s the first Tuesday in the month of November, then it all makes sense. It’s Melbourne Cup day! This amazing race, run over 3200m, is undoubtedly one of our country’s major thoroughbred races. Indeed, it has also frequently been described as ‘the world’s richest two-mile handicap’. It draws interest, and entries, from Europe and beyond – although horses from there who don’t take advantage of any of the races leading up to the event don’t tend to perform in a stellar way during the Cup itself. That’s a shame for them, with more than six million dollars up for grabs!
The Golden Slipper field is gathered together to contest the richest race for the 2-year-old age group anywhere. This iconic Australian event has its home in the west of Sydney at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. Raced, very quickly, over 1200m, it has a prize pot of around $3.5m. Todman was the first winner in 1957; sixty years later it was the turn of She Will Reign.
One of our country’s finest horse races, the Cox Plate is approaching its century. Further back than that, W S Cox created Moonee Valley Racecourse, where this race takes place, and the event was named in his honour. The Cox Plate field contests what is a Group 1 2040m Thoroughbred race, and it is held on a late October Saturday. The pot is over $3 million, which earns it a place at number four in all our race prize funds. It’s generally accepted to be Australia’s Weight For Age Championship, and as you hear the thunder of hooves crossing the Tasman, you’ll know it’s a race of choice for many from New Zealand. In the early 1950s, Rising Fast won it three times, and also the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups in one unforgettable season.
If you were looking to attend Australia’s top racing occasions, then the Caulfield Cup would be really high on your list. It features a class field for every running, which isn’t surprising considering that it has its place as one of the world’s richest handicaps. $3m in prize money will get the attention of owners everywhere. The Caulfield Cup field assembles every October to contest 2400 metres, and each participating horse will be three years old or more. The venue is the course of the same name, although many locals refer to it affectionately as ‘The Heath’. This race is the centrepiece of the final day of the terrifically popular Caulfield Cup Carnival.