Australian Racing News & Editorials - Horse Racing News
Alizee makes triumphant Randwick return
Caryl Williamson 11 hours agoGroup One-winning filly Alizee has stamped her class on the Light Fingers Stakes at Randwick.
Faraway Town claims Group Three Triscay
Chris Barclay 11 hours agoThe Matthew Smith-trained mare Faraway Town has won her first black-type race, taking out the Triscay Stakes at Randwick.
Malvern Estate headed to winter carnival
Mark Oberhardt 12 hours agoMalvern Estate has made it four wins in a row and is headed to the winter carnival at Doomben.
Redkirk Warrior wins Group One Lightning
By Craig Brennan 12 hours agoRedkirk Warrior has produced a storming finish to beat the favourite Redzel in the Group One Lightning Stakes at Flemington
Grunt stamps his Aust Guineas credentials
Mathew Toogood 12 hours agoThe Mick Price-trained Grunt has taken out the Group Three C S Hayes Stakes at Flemington to give the trainer another Australian Guineas contender.
Kaepernick wins at Group Three level
Caryl Williamson 12 hours agoKaepernick has caused a minor upset to win the Group Three Southern Cross Stakes at Randwick.
Endless Drama breaks through in Australia
Caryl Williamson 12 hours agoThe imported Endless Drama has won the Group Two Apollo Stakes at Randwick, wearing down Global Glamour for an important victory.
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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.