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Jungle Edge heading home to Victoria

Jungle Edge heading home to Victoria

Brisbane's generally fine weather means noted wet tracker Jungle Edge has headed back south for the winter.

Townsville fall inquiry to reconvene

Townsville fall inquiry to reconvene

Stewards are looking for a suitable time and place to reconvene an inquiry into a fall which resulted in three jockeys being taken to hospital in Townsville.

Romanised wins Irish 2000 Guineas

Romanised wins Irish 2000 Guineas

Trainer Ken Condon has broken through for his first Classic success with Romanised in the Irish 2000 Guineas at the Curragh.

Southern Legend wins Kranji Mile

Southern Legend wins Kranji Mile

Hong Kong-based former Sydney horse Southern Legend has won the Kranji Mile for trainer Caspar Fownes and jockey Zac Purton.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8
Hamilton (VIC) 1h 22m 1h 57m 2h 27m 2h 57m 3h 27m 3h 57m 4h 27m 4h 57m
Grafton (NSW) 1h 12m 1h 47m 2h 22m 3h 2m 3h 37m 4h 12m 4h 47m
Dubbo (NSW) 1h 32m 2h 7m 2h 42m 3h 17m 3h 52m 4h 32m 5h 7m

Today's Horse Racing
Form Guide

Today's Betting Tips

Hamilton (VIC)
Grafton (NSW)
Dubbo (NSW)

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.