Horse Racing Breaking News - Up to Date Australian Racing News
McCarthy to rely on Ashlor at Caulfield
AAP 8 hours agoTrainer Dan McCarthy is planning to start Ashlor in a benchmark-84 race at Caulfield and save stablemate Liberty Song for another day.
Warren has spring ambitions for Trilli
Mathew Toogood 8 hours agoTrainer Jason Warren has a good opinion of two-year-old filly Trilli who he hopes can develop into a Thousand Guineas contender.
Plymouth Road could run in Winter Cup
Caryl Williamson 8 hours agoTrainer Matthew Smith will back Plymouth Road up from his Randwick win in the Winter Cup as long as he continues to do well.
Blue blood colt wins Rosehill trial
AAP 10 hours agoTwo-year-old colt Nordicus, by Dundeel out of Miss Finland, has won a barrier trial at Rosehill as he prepares to make his race debut.
Soft track likely for Jamaican Rain
Mark Oberhardt 10 hours agoVictorian mare Jamaican Rain is likely to get her preferred soft track when she tackles the Glasshouse Handicap at the Sunshine Coast..
Damian Browne inquiry to resume
Mark Oberhardt 12 hours agoAn inquiry into the ride of top jockey Damian Browne on Fighting Teo at Caloundra three weeks ago is set to resume this week.
Werther second in Japanese Group One
AAP 14 hours agoSydney jockey Hugh Bowman has ridden the John Moore-trained Werther to a close second in a Group One race in Japan.
Today's Horse Racing Form Guide
|Wyong (NSW)||10h 31m||11h 6m||11h 41m||12h 21m||12h 56m||13h 31m||14h 6m||14h 41m|
|Port Macquarie (NSW)||10h 46m||11h 21m||12h 1m||12h 36m||13h 11m||13h 51m||14h 26m|
|Geelong Synthetic (VIC)||11h 16m||11h 46m||12h 16m||12h 46m||13h 16m||13h 46m||14h 16m||14h 46m|
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Often referred to as the “race that stops the nation” the Melbourne Cup is recognised as the pre-eminent thoroughbred race in Australia for three-year-olds and above. The cup is held at Flemington Racecourse. Renowned as the richest “two-mile” handicap internationally, the race attracts top thoroughbred horses from all over the world. With $6.2 million in prize money up for grabs, it’s the most prestigious race of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Held at the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney, the Golden Slipper is worth $3.5 million in prize money and is open to two-year-olds. A sprint race, the Golden Slipper is run over a distance of 1200 metres. Known as the richest two-year-old race to be held internationally, access into the Golden Slipper field is highly sought after. There is automatic entry allocated to horses that have won races including Skyline Stakes, Magic Night Stakes, Pago Pago Stakes, Todman Stakes, Sweet Embrace Stakes, Silver Slipper Stakes and the Reisling Stakes.
A Group 1 thoroughbred race, the Cox Plate is held at the Moonee Valley Racecourse. The race is run in October annually and covers a distance of 2040 metres. With $3 million in prize money available, the Cox Plate is renowned for attracting some of the best weight-for-age horses to be found in Australia and New Zealand. The fourth richest horse race in Australia, the Cox Plate receives close to 200 nominations each year, as one of the most coveted horse racing titles.
One of Australia’s premier horse races, the Caulfield Cup is run over a distance of 2400 metres. The Group 1 thoroughbred race is open to horses from three years and above and offers $3 million in winnings, making it one of the richest handicap races in the world. The race is held at the Caulfield Racecourse annually in October and is one of the earlier races that make up the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Winners of the Caulfield Cup also gain automatic entry into the Melbourne Cup field. Generally, most of the horses to be nominated for the Melbourne Cup will also run in the Caulfield Cup.