Australian Racing News & Editorials - Horse Racing News
In Her Time primed for Stradbroke
Caryl Williamson 17 hours agoGalaxy winner In Her Time is fit and ready for her return to Brisbane for the Stradbroke Handicap.
French experience coming for Michael Poy
AAP 18 hours agoMichael Poy, the son of retired champion jockey Michael Clarke, is bound for France to take part in an apprentices race on French Oaks day.
I'm A Rippa to chase $1 million
Mark Oberhardt 19 hours agoTrainer Tony Gollan has two choices for the improved I'm A Rippa as the gelding chases $1 million prize money at the Sunshine Coast.
Jungle Edge heading home to Victoria
Mark Oberhardt 19 hours agoBrisbane's generally fine weather means noted wet tracker Jungle Edge has headed back south for the winter.
Townsville fall inquiry to reconvene
Mark Oberhardt 22 hours agoStewards are looking for a suitable time and place to reconvene an inquiry into a fall which resulted in three jockeys being taken to hospital in Townsville.
Romanised wins Irish 2000 Guineas
PAA 23 hours agoTrainer Ken Condon has broken through for his first Classic success with Romanised in the Irish 2000 Guineas at the Curragh.
Southern Legend wins Kranji Mile
AAP 23 hours agoHong Kong-based former Sydney horse Southern Legend has won the Kranji Mile for trainer Caspar Fownes and jockey Zac Purton.
Today's Horse Racing Form Guide
|Hamilton (VIC)||1h 22m||1h 57m||2h 27m||2h 57m||3h 27m||3h 57m||4h 27m||4h 57m|
|Grafton (NSW)||1h 12m||1h 47m||2h 22m||3h 2m||3h 37m||4h 12m||4h 47m|
|Dubbo (NSW)||1h 32m||2h 7m||2h 42m||3h 17m||3h 52m||4h 32m||5h 7m|
Today's Horse Racing
Hamilton (VIC) - Form Guide
Today's Betting Tips
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.