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Field of 11 for Group One Futurity Stakes

Field of 11 for Group One Futurity Stakes

A field of 11 has been declared for the Group One Futurity Stakes which includes two three-year-olds.

Chatauqua to miss Oakleigh Plate

Chatauqua to miss Oakleigh Plate

Weights for the Group One Oakleigh Plate will rise 1.5 kilograms with Chautauqua a non-runner.

Hefty penalty for bookmaker William Hill

Hefty penalty for bookmaker William Hill

British bookmaker William Hill will have to pay STG6.2 million in penalties for breaching anti-money laundering and social responsibility regulations.

First acceptors taken for Flemington G1s

First acceptors taken for Flemington G1s

A host of big names remain in contention for autumn Group One races at Flemington after first acceptances but there have been some notable omissions as well.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
Canterbury (NSW) 17m 52m 1h 32m 2h 12m 2h 47m
Caulfield (VIC) 1h 27m 1h 57m 2h 27m 2h 57m 3h 27m 3h 57m 4h 27m 4h 57m
Ascot (WA) 1h 46m 2h 19m 2h 54m 3h 32m 4h 12m 4h 47m 5h 27m 6h 4m
Avondale (NZ) 24m 1h 0m
Happy Valley (HK) 7h 12m 7h 42m 8h 12m 8h 42m 9h 12m 9h 42m 10h 12m 10h 42m 11h 17m
Kyneton (VIC) 27m 57m 1h 37m
Gold Coast (QLD) 1m 34m 1h 12m 1h 52m 2h 32m 3h 7m 3h 47m
Strathalbyn (SA) 7m 37m 1h 7m 1h 42m 2h 12m 2h 42m 3h 12m

Today's Horse Racing
Form Guide

Today's Betting Tips

Canterbury (NSW)
Caulfield (VIC)
Avondale (NZ)
Happy Valley (HK)
Kyneton (VIC)
Gold Coast (QLD)
Strathalbyn (SA)

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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.