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Bedford chasing another Caulfield win

Bedford chasing another Caulfield win

Four-year-old Bedford will step up in class in the Listed Mornington Cup Prelude chasing a third-straight win at Caulfield over 2000m.

Doomben decision likely on race morning

Doomben decision likely on race morning

A decision on whether the Doomben meeting goes ahead is likely to be made on race morning.

Blue Point Al Quoz fav despite defeat

Blue Point Al Quoz fav despite defeat

Ertijaal has edged out Blue Point in a stirring finish to the Group Two Meydan Sprint in Dubai.

Bonneval career in doubt with injury

Bonneval career in doubt with injury

The racing future of triple Group One winner Bonneval is in doubt with the mare found to have an injury to a suspensory ligament.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
Moonee Valley (VIC) 2h 50m 3h 20m 3h 50m 4h 20m 4h 50m 5h 20m 5h 50m 6h 20m
Riccarton Park (NZ)
Singapore (SGP) 5h 40m 6h 10m 6h 40m 7h 10m 7h 40m 8h 10m 8h 40m 9h 10m 9h 40m
Ipswich (QLD) 32m 1h 7m 1h 42m 2h 20m
Scone (NSW) 25m 1h 0m 1h 35m 2h 10m
Benalla (VIC) 0m 35m 1h 10m 1h 45m
Penola (SA) 15m 50m 1h 25m 2h 0m
Geraldton (WA) 55m 1h 30m 2h 5m 2h 35m 3h 5m 3h 35m 4h 5m 4h 35m
Canberra (ACT) 9m 44m 1h 19m 1h 54m

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Today's Betting Tips

Moonee Valley (VIC)
Riccarton Park (NZ)
Singapore (SGP)
Ipswich (QLD)
Scone (NSW)
Benalla (VIC)
Penola (SA)
Geraldton (WA)
Canberra (ACT)

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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.