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Avdulla puts mounts on course for Brisbane
Chris Barclay 10 hours agoBrisbane winter carnival contenders will hold the key to jockey Brenton Avdulla chances at Randwick.
Royal Celebration steps up at Randwick
Chris Barclay 10 hours agoRoyal Celebration faces his first test at Randwick for trainer Ron Quinton when he takes on a field including Group One JJ Atkins contender The Autumn Sun.
Turnberry strives to make cut for Derby
Chris Barclay 13 hours agoNewcastle trainer Kris Lees hopes Turnberry can press his claims for a trip to Queensland when the gelding has his first start at Randwick.
Another Dollar seeks revenge in Qld Oaks
AAP 13 hours agoGlyn Schofield believes Another Dollar is capable of upstaging stablemate and Queensland Oaks favourite Youngstar in the Group One Classic.
Le Romain draws well for Kingsford-Smith
Chris Barclay and Mark Oberhardt 13 hours agoTriple Group One winner Le Romain has received a welcome barrier as he chases more elite-level success in the Kingsford-Smith Cup at Doomben.
Guy upbeat about Protest's chances in Oaks
Mark Oberhardt 13 hours agoThe Bryan and Daniel Guy training partnership likes the chances of Protest in the Queensland Oaks despite her big price.
Musgrove with numbers in Sandown features
Craig Brennan 14 hours agoOf the 22 jumpers accepted to run in the Australian Hurdle and Steeplechase at Sandown, Eric Musgrove will saddle six runners over the two races.
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Doomben (QLD) - Form Guide
Morphettville Parks (SA) - Form Guide
Belmont Park (WA) - Form Guide
Toowoomba (QLD) - Form Guide
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Gosford (NSW) - Form Guide
Warracknabeal (VIC) - Form Guide
Mackay (QLD) - Form Guide
Pukekohe Park (NZ) - Form Guide
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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.
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.
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.
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.