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Coonawarra chasing third-straight city win

Coonawarra chasing third-straight city win

After wins at Canterbury and Rosehill at his past two starts, four-year-old Coonawarra will try to continue his winning run at Randwick.

Gale force winds halt racing at Pakenham

Gale force winds halt racing at Pakenham

The race meeting at Pakenham has been abandoned after one race because of strong winds.

Sasko chasing winning hat-trick at Sandown

Sasko chasing winning hat-trick at Sandown

Trainer Tony McEvoy has elected to remove the blinkers from Sasko despite the stayer wearing the headgear to victory at his past two starts.

Marmelo fighting fit after French win

Marmelo fighting fit after French win

Trainer Hughie Morrison says Melbourne Cup contender Marmelo may have one more run before heading to Australia.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9
Warwick Farm (NSW) 3h 32m 4h 7m 4h 42m 5h 17m 5h 52m 6h 27m 7h 2m
Sandown-lakeside (VIC) 3h 7m 3h 42m 4h 17m 4h 52m 5h 27m 6h 2m 6h 37m 7h 12m
Belmont Park (WA) 5h 21m 5h 56m 6h 31m 7h 6m 7h 42m 8h 22m 9h 2m 9h 37m
Gold Coast (QLD) 3h 50m 4h 25m 5h 0m 5h 35m 6h 10m 6h 45m 7h 20m
Balaklava (SA) 3h 22m 3h 57m 4h 32m 5h 7m 5h 42m 6h 17m 6h 52m 7h 27m
Fannie Bay (NT) 5h 11m 5h 46m 6h 21m 6h 56m 7h 32m 8h 7m
Te Aroha (NZ) 42m 1h 16m 1h 51m 2h 26m 3h 1m 3h 36m 4h 11m 4h 46m 5h 16m

Today's Horse Racing
Form Guide

Today's Betting Tips

Warwick Farm (NSW)
Sandown-lakeside (VIC)
Belmont Park (WA)
Gold Coast (QLD)
Balaklava (SA)
Fannie Bay (NT)
Te Aroha (NZ)

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.

Sydney Cup

The Everest

Victoria Derby

VRC Kennedy Oaks

Golden Rose

Caulfield Guineas

Emirates Stakes

Doomben 10,000

South Australian Derby