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Luvaluva on target for VRC Oaks

Luvaluva on target for VRC Oaks

John 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

Gailo Chop in top order to tackle Winx

Trainer 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

Vega Magic captures Dabernig's attention

Vega 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

Main Stage heads to grand final

Main Stage's target remains the Group One Victoria Derby, despite his third at Caulfield.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9
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) 1m 36m 1h 11m 1h 46m 2h 21m 2h 56m 3h 31m

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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.