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Collett connection key in G1 Ranvet Stakes

Collett connection key in G1 Ranvet Stakes

Jason Collett will rely on sister Alysha's experience with Consensus when he rides the New Zealand mare in the Ranvet Stakes.

Sandbar to handle Golden Slipper pressure

Sandbar to handle Golden Slipper pressure

Jockey Christian Reith has no doubt Sandbar can handle the Golden Slipper's high-pressure environment.

Shelley Beach Road in Country Champs Final

Shelley Beach Road in Country Champs Final

Injuries to two placegetters from the Port Macquarie heat of the Country Championships has led to fourth-placed Shelley Beach Road getting a spot in the Final.

Viridine a genuine Galaxy chance: Cummings

Viridine a genuine Galaxy chance: Cummings

Godolphin trainer James Cummings is confident three-year-old colt Viridine is ready to run a big race with a light weight in the Group One Galaxy at Rosehill.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8
Waipukurau (NZ) 5h 37m 6h 12m 6h 47m 7h 22m 7h 57m 8h 37m 9h 12m 9h 47m
Newcastle (NSW) 7h 50m 8h 25m 9h 5m 9h 40m 10h 15m 10h 50m 11h 25m 12h 5m
Ipswich (QLD) 8h 45m 9h 22m 9h 57m 10h 35m 11h 10m 11h 50m 12h 25m
Donald (VIC) 8h 0m 8h 30m 9h 0m 9h 30m 10h 0m 10h 30m 11h 0m 11h 30m Park (VIC) 12h 30m 13h 0m 13h 30m 14h 0m 14h 30m 15h 0m 15h 30m 16h 0m
Geraldton (WA) 11h 35m 12h 12m 12h 45m 13h 15m 13h 45m 14h 15m 14h 45m

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Today's Betting Tips

Waipukurau (NZ)
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Ipswich (QLD)
Donald (VIC) Park (VIC)
Geraldton (WA)

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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.