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Nine initial entries for Australia Stakes

Nine initial entries for Australia Stakes

The Darren Weir-trained Brave Smash is among the nine initial nominations for the Group Two Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley.

Trapeze Artist wins Winx barrier trial

Trapeze Artist wins Winx barrier trial

Trainer Gerald Ryan has been buoyed by Trapeze Artist's win in a barrier trial which has been overshadowed by the presence of Winx.

Blue Diamond Preview plans for Secret Lady

Blue Diamond Preview plans for Secret Lady

Sydney filly Secret Lady has pleased trainer Gary Portelli in an anti-clockwise gallop ahead of the Blue Diamond Preview.

Italia Bella to resume at Doomben

Italia Bella to resume at Doomben

Promising filly Italia Bella is set to make her racetrack return in a set weights maiden at Doomben.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8
Taree (NSW) 36m 1h 11m 1h 46m 2h 21m 3h 1m
Terang (VIC) 1m 31m 1h 1m 1h 31m 2h 1m 2h 31m
Cairns (QLD) 16m 51m 1h 26m 2h 6m 2h 41m 3h 21m
Singapore (SGP) 7h 21m 7h 51m 8h 21m 8h 51m 9h 21m 9h 51m 10h 21m 10h 51m

Today's Horse Racing
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Today's Betting Tips

Taree (NSW)
Terang (VIC)
Cairns (QLD)
Singapore (SGP)

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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.