Australian Horse Racing News - Breaking Racing News & Editorials
Rancho Montoya could be special
Mark Oberhardt 10 hours agoBeautifully bred Rancho Montoya could head to Melbourne in the spring if he can build on his first-up win at Ipswich.
Tavago in light training with spring aims
Mathew Toogood 11 hours agoAfter being injured in the Group One BMW in the autumn, Tavago is back in light training with a view to a Melbourne spring campaign.
Australian Group One winners 2016/17
AAP 11 hours agoWinx, Waller and Bowman at the top with Group One racing over for the season.
Warwick Farm stable chases European horses
Craig Brennan 11 hours agoA German stayer prepared by a Melbourne Cup-winning trainer will do his future racing in Australia with Matthew Smith.
NSW dominates Brisbane winter carnival
Mark Oberhardt 13 hours agoNSW trained horses have again dominated the Brisbane winter carnival, winning six of the eight Group One races.
Rudy's win special for Clarke family
Mark Oberhardt 13 hours agoRudy's win in the Tattersall's Cup at Doomben has given the Clarke family an overdue victory.
Mertens maintains lead in premiership
Mathew Toogood 1 day agoBeau Mertens maintains a one-win lead in the Melbourne jockeys' premiership after he and Craig Williams each rode a winning double at Flemington.
Today's Horse Racing Form Guide
|Echuca (VIC)||9h 6m||9h 36m||10h 6m||10h 36m||11h 6m||11h 36m||12h 6m||12h 36m||13h 6m|
|Quirindi (NSW)||9h 21m||9h 56m||10h 31m||11h 11m||11h 46m||12h 21m||13h 1m|
|Singapore (SGP)||11h 36m||12h 6m||12h 36m||13h 6m||13h 36m||14h 6m||14h 41m||15h 11m||15h 41m||16h 11m|
|Wagga (NSW)||9h 41m||10h 16m||10h 51m||11h 26m||12h 1m||12h 41m||13h 16m|
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The Melbourne Cup is undoubtedly one of the greatest events on Australia’s sporting calendar. It is known as the race that stops the nation for a good reason. The afternoon of the first Tuesday each November has become an unofficial public holiday – official in some places – where every office and work site pauses so everybody can gather around a television or radio to find out if they’re holding the winning ticket. There are people who only ever bet once a year and it’s always on this race.
The Golden Slipper breaks Melbourne’s monopoly on Australia’s greatest horse races, giving one of the year’s most anticipated events to Sydney’s Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. The Golden Slipper is a 1,200-metre sprint for two-year-olds, with a $3.5 million prize purse that makes it the richest two-year-old race in the world.
The Cox Plate is known as “the race where legends are born”. It has witnessed some of the greatest moments in Australian racing history, such as Phar Lap’s 1931 win that is still fondly remembered today. A more recent legendary moment was last year’s victory by Winx, claiming the title for the second year in the row on its way to being named the world’s greatest horse on turf by Longines. At the same recent award ceremony, Longines also ranked the Cox Plate as the best turf horse race in the world, splitting the honour with the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes. The Cox Plate is the only Southern Hemisphere race to be part of the prestigious World Series.
The Caulfield Cup is a Group 1 thoroughbred race that is run every October at the Caulfield Racecourse as one of the major opening acts of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. It is one of the most prestigious races in Australia, beaten only by the Melbourne Cup. The 2,400-metre race has a prize purse of more than $3 million, which makes it the world’s richest handicap over that distance.