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Racing and cricket success for Mark Waugh

Racing and cricket success for Mark Waugh

Mark Waugh has deputised for his trainer wife Kim after Uptown Lad's win at Randwick while keeping a close eye on the cricket.

Crystal Dreamer adds to tally at Caulfield

Crystal Dreamer adds to tally at Caulfield

The Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra-trained Crystal Dream registered his 10th career win when successful in the Catanach's Jewellers Handicap at Caulfield.

Gollan dominates Doomben with four winners

Gollan dominates Doomben with four winners

Tony Gollan got his fourth winner for the day when Most Important won back-to-back Lough Neagh Stakes at Doomben.

Zestful aims at Magic Millions qualifier

Zestful aims at Magic Millions qualifier

Zestful will make another attempt to qualify for the Magic Millions fillies and mares race after winning the Razor Sharp Handicap at Randwick.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
Bendigo (VIC) 8m 38m 1h 8m 1h 38m 2h 13m 2h 48m 3h 23m 4h 3m
Bunbury (WA) 4h 53m 5h 28m 6h 8m 6h 43m 7h 18m 7h 48m 8h 18m 8h 53m
Canberra (ACT) 1h 34m 2h 9m 2h 44m 3h 19m 3h 58m 4h 43m 5h 18m
Ellerslie (NZ) 33m 1h 8m 1h 43m 2h 18m 2h 53m 3h 28m 4h 8m
Hawkesbury (NSW) 1h 52m 2h 27m 3h 2m 3h 38m 4h 23m 5h 2m 5h 37m
Horsham (VIC) 21m 51m 1h 21m 1h 56m 2h 31m 3h 6m 3h 43m
Pioneer Park (NT) 4h 34m 5h 15m 5h 53m 6h 33m 7h 13m 7h 53m
Port Lincoln (SA) 1h 13m 1h 48m 2h 23m 2h 58m 3h 33m 4h 18m 4h 58m 5h 33m
Sha Tin (HK) 4h 23m 4h 53m 5h 23m 5h 58m 6h 28m 7h 3m 7h 33m 8h 3m 8h 38m 9h 13m
Sunshine Coast (QLD) 3h 10m 3h 48m 4h 33m 5h 10m 5h 45m 6h 18m 6h 53m

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Bendigo (VIC)
Bunbury (WA)
Canberra (ACT)
Ellerslie (NZ)
Hawkesbury (NSW)
Horsham (VIC)
Pioneer Park (NT)
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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.