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Secret Lady continues Magic Millions quest

Secret Lady continues Magic Millions quest

Trainer Gary Portelli's bid to qualify two-year-old filly Secret Lady for the Magic Millions will continue at Rosehil.

Griffiths team ready to tackle Ballarat

Griffiths team ready to tackle Ballarat

Ballarat has been a successful venue for trainer Robbie Griffiths who has four runners at the track on Ballarat Cup day.

Rare chance at double for Purtle

Rare chance at double for Purtle

Respected stud owner Brian Purtle has a rare chance to own and breed a metropolitan double with bothers Enterprise Moss and Trubia at Doomben.

Rory Hutchings feasts on new opportunity

Rory Hutchings feasts on new opportunity

An injury to close mate Chad Lever has enabled Rory Hutchings to combine with unbeaten Bon Amis at Rosehill.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9
Bong Bong (NSW) 9h 27m 10h 2m 11h 12m 11h 47m 12h 37m 13h 12m
Cessnock (NSW) 9h 37m 10h 12m 10h 47m 11h 22m 12h 2m 12h 42m 13h 17m 13h 52m
Cranbourne (VIC) 14h 42m 15h 12m 15h 42m 16h 12m 16h 42m 17h 12m 17h 42m 18h 12m
Narrogin (WA) 12h 54m 13h 29m 14h 9m 14h 47m 15h 17m 15h 47m 16h 17m 16h 47m 17h 19m
Orange (NSW) 9h 22m 9h 57m 10h 32m 11h 7m 11h 42m 12h 22m 13h 2m 13h 37m
Port Lincoln (SA) 10h 37m 11h 12m 11h 52m 12h 32m 13h 7m 13h 42m 14h 17m 14h 52m
Pukekura Raceway (NZ) 9h 51m 10h 26m 11h 1m 11h 36m 12h 11m 12h 45m 13h 19m 13h 53m
Singapore (SGP) 18h 2m 18h 32m 19h 2m 19h 32m 20h 2m 20h 32m 21h 2m 21h 32m
Sunshine Coast (QLD) 15h 27m 15h 57m 16h 27m 16h 57m 17h 27m 17h 57m 18h 27m
Townsville (QLD) 10h 54m 11h 29m 12h 9m 12h 49m 13h 24m 14h 2m 14h 32m
Wodonga (VIC) 9h 12m 9h 47m 10h 22m 10h 57m 11h 32m 12h 12m 12h 52m 13h 27m

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Bong Bong (NSW)
Cessnock (NSW)
Cranbourne (VIC)
Narrogin (WA)
Orange (NSW)
Port Lincoln (SA)
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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.