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Impending leads way for Godolphin in Cup

Impending leads way for Godolphin in Cup

Kingsford-Smith Cup chance Impending will lead the way for Godolphin as the high-profile stable sends out eight runners at Doomben.

Sam Kavanagh loses cobalt appeal

Sam Kavanagh loses cobalt appeal

The Racing NSW Appeals Tribunal has dismissed disqualified trainer Sam Kavanagh's appeal against conviction for cobalt offences.

Byrne a boost for Terra Sancta in Qld Oaks

Byrne a boost for Terra Sancta in Qld Oaks

Trainer Tony Pike is hoping jockey Jim Byrne's local knowledge of Doomben can help his filly Terra Sancta win the Queensland Oaks.

Plumaro ready for big test in BRC Sires'

Plumaro ready for big test in BRC Sires'

Trainer Kevin Kemp is confident Plumaro will run a huge race in her biggest test in the BRC Sires' Produce Stakes.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
Hawkesbury (NSW) 6m 41m 1h 16m 1h 56m
Moe (VIC) 1m 31m 1h 1m 1h 31m 2h 1m
Racing.com Park Syn (VIC) 3h 31m 4h 1m 4h 31m 5h 1m 5h 31m 6h 1m 6h 31m 7h 1m
Townsville (QLD) 21m 56m 1h 36m 2h 11m
Hastings (NZ)

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Hawkesbury (NSW)
Racing.com Park Syn (VIC)
Townsville (QLD)
Hastings (NZ)

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.