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Luvaluva on target for VRC Oaks

Luvaluva on target for VRC Oaks

John Sargent will use a tried and true method to get Luvaluva to the VRC Oaks via the Wakeful Stakes.

Gailo Chop in top order to tackle Winx

Gailo Chop in top order to tackle Winx

Trainer Darren Weir says Gailo Chop goes into the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley in great order with one stumbling block - Winx.

Vega Magic captures Dabernig's attention

Vega Magic captures Dabernig's attention

Vega Magic has captured the attention of co-trainer Tom Dabernig who believes the gelding is the best horse he has been associated with in his career.

Main Stage heads to grand final

Main Stage heads to grand final

Main Stage's target remains the Group One Victoria Derby, despite his third at Caulfield.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8
Kilmore (VIC) 32m 1h 2m 1h 32m 2h 2m 2h 32m 3h 2m 3h 32m 4h 2m
Muswellbrook (NSW) 22m 57m 1h 37m 2h 12m 2h 47m 3h 22m 3h 57m 4h 32m

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Feature Races

Melbourne Cup

Often referred to as the “race that stops the nation” the Melbourne Cup is recognised as the pre-eminent thoroughbred race in Australia for three-year-olds and above. The cup is held at Flemington Racecourse. Renowned as the richest “two-mile” handicap internationally, the race attracts top thoroughbred horses from all over the world. With $6.2 million in prize money up for grabs, it’s the most prestigious race of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Golden Slipper

Held at the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney, the Golden Slipper is worth $3.5 million in prize money and is open to two-year-olds. A sprint race, the Golden Slipper is run over a distance of 1200 metres. Known as the richest two-year-old race to be held internationally, access into the Golden Slipper field is highly sought after. There is automatic entry allocated to horses that have won races including Skyline Stakes, Magic Night Stakes, Pago Pago Stakes, Todman Stakes, Sweet Embrace Stakes, Silver Slipper Stakes and the Reisling Stakes.

Cox Plate

A Group 1 thoroughbred race, the Cox Plate is held at the Moonee Valley Racecourse. The race is run in October annually and covers a distance of 2040 metres. With $3 million in prize money available, the Cox Plate is renowned for attracting some of the best weight-for-age horses to be found in Australia and New Zealand. The fourth richest horse race in Australia, the Cox Plate receives close to 200 nominations each year, as one of the most coveted horse racing titles.

Caulfield Cup

One of Australia’s premier horse races, the Caulfield Cup is run over a distance of 2400 metres. The Group 1 thoroughbred race is open to horses from three years and above and offers $3 million in winnings, making it one of the richest handicap races in the world. The race is held at the Caulfield Racecourse annually in October and is one of the earlier races that make up the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Winners of the Caulfield Cup also gain automatic entry into the Melbourne Cup field. Generally, most of the horses to be nominated for the Melbourne Cup will also run in the Caulfield Cup.