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Jordan Childs suspended for alcohol breach

Jordan Childs suspended for alcohol breach

Jockey Jordan Childs, winner of the Blue Diamond Stakes, has been outed for one month for failing a breath test.

Sean Cormack to visit doctor

Sean Cormack to visit doctor

Jockey Sean Cormack will return to a doctor to find out the full extent of a knee injury which has sidelined him from Queensland racing.

Moreton Cup to be run under lights

Moreton Cup to be run under lights

The Moreton Cup at the Sunshine Coast will be the first Group Two race run under lights in Queensland.

Rhododendron lands Lockinge thriller

Rhododendron lands Lockinge thriller

Trainer Aidan O'Brien's decision to switch Rhododendron back to a mile has proved a winning tactic in the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8
Muswellbrook (NSW) 10h 21m 10h 56m 11h 31m 12h 6m 12h 46m 13h 26m 14h 6m 14h 46m
Mildura (VIC) 11h 11m 11h 41m 12h 11m 12h 41m 13h 11m 13h 41m 14h 11m 14h 41m

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Muswellbrook (NSW)
Mildura (VIC)

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.