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Destiny's Kiss to stay the distance

Destiny's Kiss to stay the distance

Veteran 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

Plucky Girl chasing stakes win at Doomben

The 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

Play That Song to continue on Oaks path

Trainer 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

Zac Purton issues HK premiership challenge

Ex-pat Australian Zac Purton has cut back Joao Moreira's lead to four in the battle for the Hong Kong jockeys' championship.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8
Wyong (NSW) 7h 43m 8h 18m 8h 58m 9h 33m 10h 13m 10h 48m 11h 28m 12h 3m
Wellington (NSW) 8h 43m 9h 18m 9h 58m 10h 33m 11h 13m 11h 48m 12h 23m
Geelong Synthetic (VIC) 8h 38m 9h 8m 9h 38m 10h 8m 10h 38m 11h 8m 11h 38m 12h 8m
Rockhampton (QLD) 8h 26m 9h 5m 9h 43m 10h 20m 10h 58m 11h 35m 12h 12m

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Wyong (NSW)
Wellington (NSW)
Geelong Synthetic (VIC)
Rockhampton (QLD)

Feature Races

Melbourne Cup

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.

Golden Slipper

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.

Cox Plate

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.

Caulfield Cup

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.