Horse Racing News Coverage - Australia,NZ + International Racing
Syndicator Jamie Walter fined over ad
AAP 11 hours agoRacehorse syndicator Jamie Walter has been fined for breaching the rules after a complaint from a rival over an advertisement.
Geelong synthetic meetings transferred
AAP 12 hours agoConcerns with the synthetic surface at Geelong have forced two upcoming meetings to be transferred.
Corey Brown whip suspension set aside
Mark Oberhardt 12 hours agoCorey Brown's suspension for excessive whip use for his winning ride in the Doomben Cup has been set aside on appeal.
Peter and Paul Snowden cautious about Farm
Mark Oberhardt 13 hours agoThe Peter and Paul Snowden training partnership is cautious about their chances at Eagle Farm despite having a strong team of runners.
Grand step up for Regine at Eagle Farm
Mark Oberhardt 13 hours agoRegine will be giving away age to her Eagle Farm opponents but has the bloodlines to compensate.
Decision pending on Lautaro Sandown run
Craig Brennan 14 hours agoOptions abound for last-start Scone winner Lautaro following his scratching from the McKell Cup at Randwick.
Schofield cleared over Canterbury ride
AAP 14 hours agoJockey Glyn Schofield has been cleared over his tactics on Up 'N' Rolling, the beaten favourite in a race at Canterbury.
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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.