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Nine initial entries for Australia Stakes

Nine initial entries for Australia Stakes

The Darren Weir-trained Brave Smash is among the nine initial nominations for the Group Two Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley.

Trapeze Artist wins Winx barrier trial

Trapeze Artist wins Winx barrier trial

Trainer Gerald Ryan has been buoyed by Trapeze Artist's win in a barrier trial which has been overshadowed by the presence of Winx.

Blue Diamond Preview plans for Secret Lady

Blue Diamond Preview plans for Secret Lady

Sydney filly Secret Lady has pleased trainer Gary Portelli in an anti-clockwise gallop ahead of the Blue Diamond Preview.

Italia Bella to resume at Doomben

Italia Bella to resume at Doomben

Promising filly Italia Bella is set to make her racetrack return in a set weights maiden at Doomben.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8
Taree (NSW) 38m 1h 13m 1h 48m 2h 23m 3h 3m
Terang (VIC) 3m 33m 1h 3m 1h 33m 2h 3m 2h 33m
Cairns (QLD) 18m 53m 1h 28m 2h 8m 2h 43m 3h 23m
Singapore (SGP) 7h 23m 7h 53m 8h 23m 8h 53m 9h 23m 9h 53m 10h 23m 10h 53m

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Taree (NSW)
Terang (VIC)
Cairns (QLD)
Singapore (SGP)

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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.