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Trapeze Artist ready to take on Kementari

Trapeze Artist ready to take on Kementari

Golden Rose winner Trapeze Artist is ready to take on a crack field of three-year-olds in the Group Two Hobartville Stakes at Rosehill.

Catchy pick of Oakleigh Plate trio: Hayes

Catchy pick of Oakleigh Plate trio: Hayes

Lindsay Park has three highly talented female sprinters in Sheidel, Fuhryk and Catchy contesting the Group One Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield.

Gongs tasked to sound Slipper warning

Gongs tasked to sound Slipper warning

Gongs can to stake her Golden Slipper claims when she races against leading contenders for the world's richest two-year-old race at Rosehill.

Distance rise expected to suit Rellson

Distance rise expected to suit Rellson

Trainer Aaron Purcell believes Rellson will appreciate a step up in distance in the Autumn Classic as he continues on a path towards the Australian Derby.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9
Rosehill (NSW) 11h 24m 12h 4m 12h 39m 13h 14m 13h 49m 14h 24m 15h 4m 15h 44m 16h 24m
Caulfield (VIC) 11h 9m 11h 44m 12h 19m 12h 54m 13h 29m 14h 4m 14h 44m 15h 24m 16h 4m
Doomben (QLD) 12h 11m 12h 46m 13h 21m 13h 56m 14h 36m 15h 16m 15h 56m 16h 36m 17h 14m
Morphettville Parks (SA) 11h 20m 11h 55m 12h 30m 13h 5m 13h 40m 14h 15m 14h 55m 15h 35m 16h 15m
Ascot (WA) 14h 28m 15h 8m 15h 48m 16h 28m 17h 4m 17h 44m 18h 21m 18h 56m
Hastings (NZ) 9h 12m 9h 47m 10h 22m 10h 57m 11h 32m 12h 7m 12h 42m 13h 17m
Matamata (NZ) 8h 57m 9h 30m 10h 5m 10h 40m 11h 18m 11h 52m 12h 27m 13h 2m 13h 37m
Yarra Glen (VIC) 11h 28m 12h 0m 12h 35m 13h 10m 13h 45m 14h 20m 15h 0m 15h 40m
Toowoomba (QLD) 16h 44m 17h 22m 18h 1m 18h 39m 19h 14m 19h 52m 20h 32m
Gold Coast (QLD) 12h 27m 13h 2m 13h 37m 14h 12m 14h 52m 15h 32m 16h 12m 16h 51m
Condobolin (NSW) 12h 39m 13h 19m 13h 54m 14h 34m 15h 14m 15h 54m
Goulburn (NSW) 11h 49m 12h 23m 12h 58m 13h 33m 14h 8m 14h 48m 15h 29m 16h 8m
Gunnedah (NSW) 12h 50m 13h 25m 14h 0m 14h 40m 15h 20m 16h 0m
Balranald (NSW) 12h 34m 13h 9m 13h 44m 14h 19m 14h 59m 15h 39m
Woolamai (VIC) 11h 59m 12h 34m 13h 9m 13h 44m 14h 19m 14h 59m
Home Hill (QLD) 13h 23m 14h 3m 14h 42m 15h 31m 16h 10m
Nanango (QLD) 13h 9m 13h 49m 14h 29m 15h 9m 15h 49m
Goondiwindi (QLD) 13h 24m 13h 59m 14h 34m 15h 9m 15h 49m
Roma (QLD) 13h 9m 13h 54m 14h 39m 15h 24m 16h 9m
Fannie Bay (NT) 14h 32m 15h 12m 15h 52m 16h 32m 17h 9m

Today's Horse Racing
Form Guide

Today's Betting Tips

Rosehill (NSW)
Caulfield (VIC)
Doomben (QLD)
Morphettville Parks (SA)
Hastings (NZ)
Matamata (NZ)
Yarra Glen (VIC)
Toowoomba (QLD)
Gold Coast (QLD)
Condobolin (NSW)
Goulburn (NSW)
Gunnedah (NSW)
Balranald (NSW)
Woolamai (VIC)
Home Hill (QLD)
Nanango (QLD)
Goondiwindi (QLD)
Fannie Bay (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.