Australian Racing News & Editorials - Horse Racing News
Gollan-trained filly has the exfactor
Mark Oberhardt 7 hours agoPromising filly Miss Exfactor will bring some strong form lines when she returns to racing at Ipswich.
Keen Array ready to strike at Caulfield
Craig Brennan 8 hours agoKeen Array will be out to defy top weight when he attempts to defend his Testa Rossa Stakes crown in the Listed 1200m-race at Caulfield.
Sweet Redemption looking to atone
Chris Barclay 8 hours agoSweet Redemption will attempt to bounce back from a below-par run at Wyong when the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained mare tackles the Golden Pendant.
Changes to minimum top weights for Cups
AAP 8 hours agoRacing Victoria has announced weights will not be raised at acceptance time for the Caulfield or Melbourne Cups if the allocated top weights do not accept.
Horse owner fined $3000 over conduct
AAP 9 hours agoRory Button, a part-owner of the racehorse Cosmic Lights, has been fined $3000 on a conduct charge.
John Thompson trio step up in Gloaming
Chris Barclay 9 hours agoJohn Thompson will learn if a trio of promising three-year-olds can step up in class in the Gloaming Stakes at Rosehill.
Parnham with three Caulfield runners
Mathew Toogood 9 hours agoTrainer Neville Parnham is hoping Ellicazoom, who makes her return at Caulfield in the How Now Stakes, can measure up to the G1 Myer Classic.
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The significance of the Melbourne Cup in Australian culture cannot possibly be overstated. It is estimated that more than 90 percent of people over the age of 14 watch the race each year on the first Tuesday in November. Australians spend more than $455 million on the day, $68 million of it on gambling, $53 million on fashion, and almost $170 million on food and alcohol.
The Golden Slipper is the richest race in the world for two-year-olds, with a prize purse of $3.5 million. It’s also the greatest event on Sydney’s racing calendar, with the 1,200-metre sprint taking place every year at the beautiful Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.
The Cox Plate is widely known as the greatest two minutes in sport. It is the only horse race in the Southern Hemisphere to be part of the prestigious World Cup, placing it in the same league as such iconic events as Britain’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes and America’s Arlington Million. Recently the Longines World’s Best Horse Race Awards, which produces a list of the planet’s greatest equine events, declared the Cox Plate the best turf horse race in the world. The title was split between the Cox Plate and the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes.
The Caulfield Cup is the world’s richest 2,400-metre handicap race, with a prize purse of more than $3 million. It occurs at Caulfield Racecourse in October each year as one of the earlier events in the Spring Racing Carnival. The Caulfield Cup result delivers the second most prestigious title in Australian horse racing, coming in just behind the Melbourne Cup.