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Santos could give Gai seventh Slipper win

Santos could give Gai seventh Slipper win

In-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

Brideoake chases local win with Self Sense

Trainer David Brideoake says it would be an honour to win the Mornington Cup with stayer Self Sense.

Sandbar squeezes into Slipper contention

Sandbar squeezes into Slipper contention

Trainer 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

Bowman thrilled to be back in the saddle

Champion jockey Hugh Bowman has returned to the saddle ahead of rides in all five Group One races at the Golden Slipper meeting at Rosehill.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
Sandown-hillside (VIC) 14h 41m 15h 16m 15h 46m 16h 16m 16h 46m 17h 16m 17h 46m 18h 16m
Doomben (QLD) 13h 29m 14h 4m 14h 36m 15h 11m 15h 51m 16h 26m 17h 1m 17h 41m
Launceston (TAS) 17h 56m 18h 31m 19h 6m 19h 41m 20h 16m 20h 46m 21h 16m
Te Teko (NZ) 9h 48m 10h 23m 10h 58m 11h 33m 12h 8m 12h 43m 13h 18m
Happy Valley (HK) 21h 31m 22h 1m 22h 31m 23h 1m 23h 31m 24h 1m 24h 31m 25h 6m
Kyneton (VIC) 11h 16m 11h 46m 12h 16m 12h 46m 13h 21m 13h 56m 14h 26m 15h 1m 15h 36m
Murray Bridge (SA) 12h 26m 13h 1m 13h 36m 14h 11m 14h 51m 15h 26m 16h 1m 16h 31m
Bunbury (WA) 14h 32m 15h 5m 15h 40m 16h 13m 16h 51m 17h 31m 18h 6m 18h 46m 19h 21m 19h 56m
Gosford (NSW) 12h 36m 13h 11m 13h 46m 14h 21m 14h 56m 15h 31m 16h 6m 16h 41m
Fannie Bay (NT) 15h 21m 15h 56m 16h 36m 17h 11m 17h 51m 18h 26m

Today's Horse Racing
Form Guide

Today's Betting Tips

Sandown-hillside (VIC)
Doomben (QLD)
Launceston (TAS)
Te Teko (NZ)
Happy Valley (HK)
Kyneton (VIC)
Murray Bridge (SA)
Bunbury (WA)
Gosford (NSW)
Fannie Bay (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.