Horse Racing News Coverage - Australia,NZ + International Racing
Oliver among three suspended at Caulfield
AAP 12 hours agoDamien Oliver has been suspended for 14 meetings for careless riding at Caulfield while Nikita Beriman and Noel Callow have both been suspended for 12 meetings.
Quinton mares quinella G2 Golden Pendant
Chris Barclay 12 hours agoDaysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms have finished one-two in the Golden Pendant for trainer Ron Quinton at Rosehill.
Chris Meagher in dream start to training
Craig Brennan 12 hours agoSavanna Amour has provided Chris Meagher with the perfect start to his training career in winning a stakes race at Caulfield.
Harlem books his spot in the Caulfield Cup
Mathew Toogood 12 hours agoHarlem has earned a ballot exemption into the $3 million Caulfield Cup with a convincing victory in the Group Three MRC Foundation Cup over 2000m.
Hot hand for Ace High in Gloaming Stakes
Chris Barclay 13 hours agoAce High and Tye Angland have dealt a winning hand for trainer David Payne in the Gloaming Stakes at Rosehill.
Bons Away scores an upset win at Caulfield
Craig Brennan 13 hours agoThe Ciaron Maher-trained Bons Away has upstaged The Everest-bound Brave Smash in the Listed Testa Rossa Stakes at Caulfield.
Trapeze Artist wins Group One Golden Rose
Caryl Williamson 13 hours agoTrapeze Artist has beaten Champagne Cuddles and his highly fancied stablemate Menari to win the $1 million Golden Rose.
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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.