Australian Racing News & Editorials - Horse Racing News
Two jockeys suspended from Guineas
AAP 6 hours agoNew Zealand jockey Jason Waddell has had a careless riding suspension added to the loss of second place in the Group One Rosehill Guineas on protest.
What the Golden Slipper jockeys said
AAP 7 hours agoWhat the jockeys said after the $3.5 million Group One Golden Slipper at Rosehill won by Estijaab.
Kings Will Dream takes out Mornington Cup
Craig Brennan 7 hours agoDarren Weir and the connections of Kings Will Dream can now concentrate on the Caulfield Cup after his victory in the Mornington Cup.
Kemp has race options for Mr Marbellouz
Mark Oberhardt 7 hours agoTrainer Kevin Kemp is keen for brilliant Doomben winner Mr Marbellouz to run in next month's rich Weetwood but won't be unhappy if he fails to make the field.
Estijaab claims the $3.5m Golden Slipper
Caryl Williamson 7 hours agoEstijaab has won the $3.5 million Golden Slipper at Rosehill to give Hall of Fame trainer John Hawkes his fourth win and jockey Brenton Avdulla his first.
Tony McEvoy proud of Golden Slipper duo
Chris Barclay 7 hours agoTony McEvoy will press on with surprise Golden Slipper runner-up Oohood while Sunlight will take a break after running third to Estijaab at Rosehill.
In Her Time claims Group One Galaxy win
Mathew Toogood 8 hours agoThe Ben Smith-trained In Her Time has broken through for a Group One win in the Galaxy at Rosehill.
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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.
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.
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).
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.