Horse Racing News Coverage - Australia,NZ + International Racing
Mark Currie outed for two years
Mark Oberhardt 11 hours agoTrainer Mark Currie has been disqualified for two years on race day treatment charges relating to horses trained by his son Ben Currie at Toowoomba.
Racing identity Tom "Spider" Barker dies
AAP 11 hours agoLong-time foreman for trainer TJ Smith and companion and carer to Kingston Town, Tom Barker has died aged 82.
Self Sense among Australian Hurdle entries
Craig Brennan 12 hours agoExciting jumping prospect Self Sense is set for a step up in class in the Australian Hurdle at Sandown.
Destiny's Kiss to stay the distance
Caryl Williamson 12 hours agoVeteran Destiny's Kiss will line up for his 83rd start in the Listed W J McKell Cup at Randwick ahead of a trip to Brisbane.
Plucky Girl chasing stakes win at Doomben
Mark Oberhardt 13 hours agoThe consistent Plucky Girl is set to have her first start in black=type company at Doomben in the Glenlogan Park Stakes.
Play That Song to continue on Oaks path
Craig Brennan 14 hours agoTrainer Mike Moroney admits to being confused by the recent performance of Play That Song but will press ahead with plans to run her in the Queensland Oaks.
Zac Purton issues HK premiership challenge
AAP 15 hours agoEx-pat Australian Zac Purton has cut back Joao Moreira's lead to four in the battle for the Hong Kong jockeys' championship.
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Held on the first Tuesday of November, the Melbourne Cup, run over 3200m, is Australia’s major thoroughbred race, often termed ‘the world’s richest two-mile handicap’ – and recognised as a major sports event around the world. With over $6m in prize money, it’s no surprise that the best horses (or at least their owners) are eager to participate.
This is a sprint for two-year-olds, held in Sydney at Rosehill Gardens. It is recognised as the richest race for this age group across the globe; it’s raced over a swift 1200m and is worth more than $3.5m.
Named after the man who built Moonee Valley racecourse, this Group 1 2040m Thoroughbred race is held on a Saturday in late October. It’s worth over $3 million in prize money, placing it at number four in all our races, and is often called the Weight For Age Championship of Australia.
The Caulfield Cup field is as classy as you would expect, given that it’s one of the world’s richest handicaps with over $3m in prize money, and is a truly prestigious Australian racing occasion. Raced each October over 2400 metres, featuring horses of three years and more, and held on the course it is named after, it’s a fitting centrepiece for the final day of the hugely popular Caulfield Cup Carnival.