Horse Racing News Coverage - Australia,NZ + International Racing
Fell Swoop gains start in The Everest
AAP 4 hours agoWilliam Inglis and Son have named Canberra sprinter Fell Swoop as their representative in the $10 million Everest.
Joe Osborne gets top job at Godolphin
AAP 4 hours agoJoe Osborne has been confirmed as the new chief executive for the global Godolphin operation.
Heavenly Anna hellishly hard to handle
Chris Barclay 19 hours agoTemperamental mare Heavenly Anna is favoured to end Test The World's winning streak at Randwick but her trainer Kerry Parker still faces an anxious wait.
Positive change for filly at Doomben
Mark Oberhardt 20 hours agoTrainer Bryan Guy has elected to switch races for filly Absolutlypositivly at Doomben to chase black type.
Greviste chasing back-to-back city wins
Mathew Toogood 20 hours agoLightly raced three-year-old Greviste will be out to add another win to his last-start Moonee Valley performance when he runs at Flemington.
Punting fraud ran 'Ponzi scheme': court
Rick Goodman 21 hours agoRacing identity Bill Vlahos has returned to court in Victoria over allegations he defrauded more than $120 million from members of his punting club.
Tommy Berry impressed with Prompt Response
Chris Barclay 21 hours agoTommy Berry is confident he can claim the last Group One race of the season on Prompt Response in the Tatt's Tiara before the jockey heads to Hong Kong.
Today's Horse Racing Form Guide
|Bathurst (NSW)||TBC||TBC||8m||48m||1h 23m||1h 58m||2h 38m||3h 18m|
|Canberra Acton (ACT)||5 2 7 4||TBC||TBC||23m||58m||1h 33m||2h 8m||2h 48m|
|Geelong (VIC)||TBC||TBC||13m||43m||1h 13m||1h 43m||2h 13m||2h 43m||3h 13m|
|Ipswich (QLD)||TBC||TBC||31m||1h 10m||1h 48m||2h 23m||2h 58m|
|Singapore (SGP)||7h 33m||8h 3m||8h 33m||9h 3m||9h 33m||10h 3m||10h 33m||11h 3m|
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Often referred to as the “race that stops the nation” the Melbourne Cup is recognised as the pre-eminent thoroughbred race in Australia for three-year-olds and above. The cup is held at Flemington Racecourse. Renowned as the richest “two-mile” handicap internationally, the race attracts top thoroughbred horses from all over the world. With $6.2 million in prize money up for grabs, it’s the most prestigious race of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Held at the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney, the Golden Slipper is worth $3.5 million in prize money and is open to two-year-olds. A sprint race, the Golden Slipper is run over a distance of 1200 metres. Known as the richest two-year-old race to be held internationally, access into the Golden Slipper field is highly sought after. There is automatic entry allocated to horses that have won races including Skyline Stakes, Magic Night Stakes, Pago Pago Stakes, Todman Stakes, Sweet Embrace Stakes, Silver Slipper Stakes and the Reisling Stakes.
A Group 1 thoroughbred race, the Cox Plate is held at the Moonee Valley Racecourse. The race is run in October annually and covers a distance of 2040 metres. With $3 million in prize money available, the Cox Plate is renowned for attracting some of the best weight-for-age horses to be found in Australia and New Zealand. The fourth richest horse race in Australia, the Cox Plate receives close to 200 nominations each year, as one of the most coveted horse racing titles.
One of Australia’s premier horse races, the Caulfield Cup is run over a distance of 2400 metres. The Group 1 thoroughbred race is open to horses from three years and above and offers $3 million in winnings, making it one of the richest handicap races in the world. The race is held at the Caulfield Racecourse annually in October and is one of the earlier races that make up the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Winners of the Caulfield Cup also gain automatic entry into the Melbourne Cup field. Generally, most of the horses to be nominated for the Melbourne Cup will also run in the Caulfield Cup.