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Caulfield race next on Vinland's agenda

Caulfield race next on Vinland's agenda

After an impressive win at Sandown last start, promising colt Vinland is scheduled to run over 1700 metres at Caulfield.

Pony Power set to trial before Doomben

Pony Power set to trial before Doomben

Magic Millions hopeful Pony Power will have a barrier trial before a decision is made whether she returns in the Calaway Gal Stakes at Doomben.

Tracey Pelling new integrity unit boss

Tracey Pelling new integrity unit boss

Experienced police officer Tracey Pelling has been announced as the new boss of the integrity unit at the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission.

Music Magnate on comeback trail

Music Magnate on comeback trail

The Bjorn Baker-trained Music Magnate has won a barrier trial to signal he is ready to return to racing after injury.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8
Dalby (QLD) 8h 15m 8h 50m 9h 25m 10h 0m 10h 40m 11h 15m 11h 55m
Orange (NSW) 7h 20m 7h 55m 8h 30m 9h 10m 9h 45m 10h 20m 10h 55m 11h 35m
Warrnambool (VIC) 7h 35m 8h 5m 8h 35m 9h 5m 9h 35m 10h 5m 10h 35m 11h 5m

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Feature Races

Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup is a 3,200-metre race that is run at Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse on the first Tuesday of every November. It is the richest turf race in the world, with a prize purse of $6.2 million. It is Australia’s most prestigious horse race and the country’s most-watched sporting event. It is estimated that more than 90 percent of Australians over the age of 14 watch it each year, cheering for the horse they have chosen or picked out of the office sweep. It has come to be known as the race that stops a nation, which is a huge cry from the running of the first race in 1861 which attracted just 4,000 people. The inaugural race would have been much less spectacular, but at least bar service would have been a lot easier.

Golden Slipper

The Golden Slipper is a 1,200-metre sprint for two-year-olds that takes place in March each year at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. It is the richest two-year-old race in the world, offering a prize purse of $3.5 million. It is one of the greatest highlights of the year on Australia’s racing calendar and is easily the most watched race in Sydney.

Cox Plate

The Cox Plate is a 2040-metre weight-for-age race for three-year-olds and open class horses. It is held every year in October at Melbourne’s Moonee Valley, neatly sandwiched between the Caulfield Cup and the Melbourne cup as one of the highlights of the Spring Racing Carnival. Its prize purse of $3 million is highly sought and has given rise to some of the greatest moments in Australian sporting history, such as the classic win by Phar Lap in 1931 that still ranks as one of the milestones in Australian racing.

Caulfield Cup

The Caulfield Cup is a 2,400-metre handicap race that takes place each October at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse. Its prize purse of more than $3 million gives it the honour of being the richest handicap race over that distance in the world.