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Comin' Through on track for Doncaster Mile

Comin' Through on track for Doncaster Mile

Comin' Through has enhanced his prospects as a lightweight chance for the Doncaster Mile, pipping stablemate Tom Melbourne in the Ajax Stakes at Rosehill.

Sista Act a gem for trainer Liam Birchley

Sista Act a gem for trainer Liam Birchley

Trainer Liam Birchley has put aside a tumultuous month to train Sista Act for a win in the $125,000 3YO Jewel at the Gold Coast.

Matt McGillivray returns a big-race winner

Matt McGillivray returns a big-race winner

Jockey Matt McGillivray has erased memories of the worst day of his career by winning the $250,000 Jewel 2YO at the Gold Coast.

Humidor takes out Group Two Blamey Stakes

Humidor takes out Group Two Blamey Stakes

Humidor has taken out the Blamey Stakes at Flemington for Darren Weir while stablemate and favourite Tosen Stardom finished at the tail of the field.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
Singapore (SGP) 11h 1m 11h 31m 12h 1m 12h 31m 13h 1m 13h 31m 14h 6m 14h 41m 15h 16m 15h 51m
Sha Tin (HK) 10h 51m 11h 21m 11h 51m 12h 21m 12h 51m 13h 21m 13h 51m 14h 26m 15h 6m 15h 41m
Yarra Glen (VIC) 7h 1m 7h 31m 8h 6m 8h 41m 9h 16m 9h 51m 10h 26m 11h 6m 11h 41m
Scone (NSW) 7h 56m 8h 36m 9h 11m 9h 46m 10h 21m 10h 56m 11h 36m 12h 16m
Albury (NSW) 8h 11m 8h 46m 9h 21m 9h 56m 10h 31m 11h 11m 11h 51m
Benalla (VIC) 7h 16m 7h 49m 8h 24m 8h 59m 9h 34m 10h 11m 10h 46m
Sunshine Coast (QLD) 8h 55m 9h 30m 10h 6m 10h 41m 11h 21m 12h 1m 12h 41m
Oakbank (SA) 8h 16m 8h 51m 9h 26m 10h 1m 10h 36m 11h 16m 11h 56m 12h 36m
Mt Barker (WA) 11h 1m 11h 46m 12h 26m 13h 11m 13h 41m 14h 16m 14h 56m 15h 31m
Pioneer Park (NT) 8h 58m 9h 33m 10h 8m 10h 43m 11h 17m 11h 47m

Today's Horse Racing
Form Guide

Today's Betting Tips

Singapore (SGP)
Sha Tin (HK)
Yarra Glen (VIC)
Scone (NSW)
Albury (NSW)
Benalla (VIC)
Sunshine Coast (QLD)
Oakbank (SA)
Mt Barker (WA)
Pioneer Park (NT)

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Feature Races

Melbourne Cup

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!

Golden Slipper

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.

Cox Plate

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.

Caulfield Cup

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.