Horse Racing News Coverage - Australia,NZ + International Racing
Dio D'Oro to add to maiden win at Randwick
Chris Barclay 53 minutes agoGary Portelli-trained colt Dio D'Oro can prove his wet track prowess again when he aims to back up his maiden win with another victory at Randwick.
Flemington track to suit Adelaide visitor
Craig Brennan 2 hours agoAdelaide trainer Ryan Balfour is looking to Balf's Choice to be the forerunner of what he hopes are more raids targeting Melbourne's prize money.
Dan Ballard to make fabulous return
Mark Oberhardt 4 hours agoTop country jockey Dan Ballard makes his return to Brisbane racing after more than a decade on Fab's Cowboy in the $100,000 Battle Of The Bush final.
Champagne Cuddles outright Tiara favourite
Mark Oberhardt 5 hours agoChampagne Cuddles has shortened to outright Tatt's Tiara favourite after drawing barrier four.
Royal Ascot treble for Dettori, Gosden
Graham Clark 9 hours agoFrankie Dettori has raised the roof at Royal Ascot, teaming up with trainer John Gosden to secure a treble on the opening day of the meeting.
RV advises against the use of altrenogist
AAP 21 hours agoRacing Victoria has advised trainers and vets to stop using products containing altrenogist as they may contain the banned substance trenbolone.
Winter Championship aim for Galaxy Raider
Mathew Toogood 21 hours agoGalaxy Raider has been freshened since his last-start second and will head to Flemington for another start before progressing to the Winter Championship Final.
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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.