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Weather the key for Mornington Cup start

Weather the key for Mornington Cup start

A 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

New board member for Brisbane Racing Club

Businesswoman Jennifer Creaton has been appointed to fill the vacancy on the Brisbane Racing Club board.

Winx on target for third-straight Ryder

Winx on target for third-straight Ryder

Champion 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

Villa Sarchi continues on learning curve

Geelong 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

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8
Waipukurau (NZ) 23m
Newcastle (NSW) 16m 51m 1h 26m 2h 1m 2h 41m
Ipswich (QLD) 33m 1h 11m 1h 46m 2h 26m 3h 1m
Donald (VIC) 6m 36m 1h 6m 1h 36m 2h 6m 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

Today's Horse Racing
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Today's Betting Tips

Waipukurau (NZ)
Newcastle (NSW)
Ipswich (QLD)
Donald (VIC) Park (VIC)
Geraldton (WA)

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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.