Latest Horse Racing News - Australia/NZ - Racing News
Foster mastermind of horse scheme, RV says
AAP 39 minutes agoSuspended trainer Ciaron Maher's former racing manager Ben Connolly is facing a penalty hearing over the ownership bona fides of five racehorses.
Winx primed for Cox Plate treble
Chris Barclay 17 hours agoChris Waller says he can understand why potential Cox Plate runners are avoiding a match-up against super mare Winx at Moonee Valley.
Marmelo equal Melbourne Cup favourite
Mathew Toogood 18 hours agoEnglish horse Marmelo has firmed to equal favouritism for the Melbourne Cup after his eye-catching run in the Caulfield Cup.
Luvaluva on target for VRC Oaks
Caryl Williamson 18 hours agoJohn Sargent will use a tried and true method to get Luvaluva to the VRC Oaks via the Wakeful Stakes.
Gailo Chop in top order to tackle Winx
Craig Brennan 19 hours agoTrainer Darren Weir says Gailo Chop goes into the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley in great order with one stumbling block - Winx.
Vega Magic captures Dabernig's attention
Craig Brennan 20 hours agoVega Magic has captured the attention of co-trainer Tom Dabernig who believes the gelding is the best horse he has been associated with in his career.
Main Stage heads to grand final
Megan Neil 20 hours agoMain Stage's target remains the Group One Victoria Derby, despite his third at Caulfield.
Today's Horse Racing Form Guide
|Coonabarabran (NSW)||2h 14m||2h 49m||3h 24m||4h 4m||4h 44m||5h 19m||5h 54m||6h 29m|
|Lismore (NSW)||2h 29m||3h 4m||3h 44m||4h 19m||4h 59m||5h 34m||6h 9m|
|Stawell (VIC)||2h 9m||2h 39m||3h 9m||3h 39m||4h 9m||4h 39m||5h 9m||5h 39m|
|Te Rapa (NZ)||TBC||TBC||1m||36m||1h 11m||1h 46m||2h 21m||2h 56m||3h 31m|
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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.