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Injured Ruby Walsh to miss Punchestown

Injured Ruby Walsh to miss Punchestown

Ruby Walsh has failed in his bid to be fit for the Punchestown Festival in Ireland.

Conners has high hopes for Bolero King

Conners has high hopes for Bolero King

Clarry Conners has the Stradbroke Handicap in mind for Bolero King if the gelding can continue an impressive campaign in the Hall Mark Stakes at Randwick.

So Far Sokool to step up at Randwick

So Far Sokool to step up at Randwick

Ballarat trainer Archie Alexander is bringing So Far Sokool to Sydney for the final meeting of the carnival after her emphatic win in the Bendigo Guineas.

Mark Currie suspended after being charged

Mark Currie suspended after being charged

Toowoomba trainer Mark Currie has been suspended pending the resolution of 16 charges involving race day treatment issued against him.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
Randwick (NSW) 26m 1h 1m 1h 41m 2h 21m 3h 1m
Caulfield (VIC) 6m 41m 1h 21m 2h 1m 2h 41m 3h 16m
Doomben (QLD) 33m 1h 13m 1h 53m 2h 33m
Morphettville (SA) 17m 52m 1h 32m 2h 12m 2h 52m 3h 31m
Ascot (WA) 29m 1h 9m 1h 49m 2h 29m 3h 11m 3h 51m 4h 26m 5h 1m
Pukekohe Park (NZ) 16m 51m
Riccarton Park (NZ) 0m 35m
Sha Tin (HK) 1h 6m 1h 36m 2h 6m 2h 36m 3h 6m 3h 36m 4h 11m 4h 41m 5h 16m 5h 51m
Kembla Grange (NSW) 10m 45m 1h 25m 2h 5m 2h 45m
Gold Coast (QLD) 14m 49m 1h 29m 2h 9m 2h 49m
Toowoomba (QLD) 3h 23m 4h 1m 4h 34m 5h 9m 5h 41m 6h 11m 6h 41m
Ballina (NSW) 2m 37m 1h 17m 1h 57m 2h 37m
Merriwa (NSW) 11m 51m 2h 26m 3h 6m
Tomingley (NSW) 16m 51m 1h 31m 2h 11m 2h 51m
Hillston (NSW) 1m 36m 1h 16m 1h 56m 2h 36m
Bairnsdale (VIC) 22m 57m 1h 37m 2h 17m 2h 57m
Kilcoy (QLD) 27m 1h 5m 1h 45m 2h 25m
Yeppoon (QLD) 11m 56m 1h 46m 2h 26m
Bowen (QLD) 16m 57m 1h 36m 2h 26m
Winton Aus (QLD) 6m 51m 1h 36m
Chinchilla (QLD) 21m 1h 6m 1h 51m 2h 36m
Yalgoo (WA) 1h 26m 2h 6m 2h 46m 3h 26m 4h 6m 4h 46m
Pioneer Park (NT) 23m 1h 2m 1h 43m 2h 23m 3h 3m 3h 36m

Today's Horse Racing
Form Guide

Today's Betting Tips

Randwick (NSW)
Caulfield (VIC)
Doomben (QLD)
Morphettville (SA)
Pukekohe Park (NZ)
Riccarton Park (NZ)
Sha Tin (HK)
Kembla Grange (NSW)
Gold Coast (QLD)
Toowoomba (QLD)
Ballina (NSW)
Merriwa (NSW)
Tomingley (NSW)
Hillston (NSW)
Bairnsdale (VIC)
Kilcoy (QLD)
Yeppoon (QLD)
Bowen (QLD)
Winton Aus (QLD)
Chinchilla (QLD)
Yalgoo (WA)
Pioneer Park (NT)

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Feature Races

Melbourne Cup

There’s a special change that comes over Australia on the first Tuesday of every November when all eyes in the nation turn towards Flemington Racecourse for the running of the Melbourne Cup. Nothing else compares with it. Huge swathes of people who never watch a horse run, let alone consider betting on it, gather in groups around television sets to see if the Melbourne Cup tip they accepted will turn out to be the right one.

Golden Slipper

The Golden Slipper is by far the greatest event on Sydney’s horse racing calendar. The 1,200-metre sprint takes place at the picturesque Rosehill Gardens Racecourse and is the world’s richest race for two-year-olds. The $3.5 million prize purse makes it one of the most eagerly sought titles in Australian racing.

Cox Plate

The Cox Plate does not gain the same media attention in Australia as other great races such as the Melbourne Cup, which is a shame. The rest of the world certainly recognises its significance. It is the only race in the Southern Hemisphere that’s been given the honour of joining the prestigious World Series, while this year the Longines World’s Best Horse Race Awards in London named the Cox Plate the best turf horse race in the world (a title it shares with the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes).

Caulfield Cup

In terms of prominence, the Caulfield Cup comes in just behind the Melbourne Cup, taking the title as Australia’s second-most prestigious horse race. It’s something of a curtain-raiser for the Spring Racing Carnival, occurring in October as a signal for everybody with a passion for horse racing to shift their focus to Melbourne and not look away again until the winners of both cups have been decided. Eleven champion horses have managed to take home the Caulfield Cup and the Melbourne Cup in the same year.