Horse Racing Breaking News - Up to Date Australian Racing News
Young sire Unencumbered dies aged six
AAP 13 hours agoYoung sire Unencumbered has died aged six after complications from throat surgery for the inflammatory condition chondritis.
Clipperton back aboard English in Galaxy
AAP 14 hours agoHong Kong-based Australian jockey Sam Clipperton will reunite with five-year-old mare English in the Group One Galaxy at Rosehill.
Slipper favourites to eyeball each other
Caryl Williamson 14 hours agoSunlight and Written By, the leading contenders in the Golden Slipper, have drawn alongside each other in the $3.5 million race at Rosehill.
Santos could give Gai seventh Slipper win
Mathew Toogood 15 hours agoIn-form colt Santos will be out to give champion trainer Gai Waterhouse a record seventh Golden Slipper win, and her first in partnership with Adrian Bott.
Brideoake chases local win with Self Sense
Craig Brennan 15 hours agoTrainer David Brideoake says it would be an honour to win the Mornington Cup with stayer Self Sense.
Sandbar squeezes into Slipper contention
Chris Barclay 15 hours agoTrainer Brad Widdup's fledgling career reaches a high point at Rosehill with Sandbar making the Golden Slipper field.
Bowman thrilled to be back in the saddle
David Sigston 16 hours agoChampion jockey Hugh Bowman has returned to the saddle ahead of rides in all five Group One races at the Golden Slipper meeting at Rosehill.
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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.