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Eagle Farm report to be implemented soon

Eagle Farm report to be implemented soon

A report into the closure of Eagle Farm racetrack has gone to the Racing Minister and it is hoped work will start on recommendations from next week.

Apprenticeship draws to close for Bayliss

Apprenticeship draws to close for Bayliss

Jake Bayliss will compete as an apprentice for the final time at Caulfield and is hoping he can mark the occasion with a winner.

Extra distance to help Mr Epic at Doomben

Extra distance to help Mr Epic at Doomben

Talented Mr Epic will step up to 2000 metres for the first time at Doomben with trainer Toby Edmonds hoping it helps get him back on the winner's list.

Divine Ten ready for Bletchingly assault

Divine Ten ready for Bletchingly assault

Former Hong Kong sprinter Divine Ten is in a good frame of mind ahead of the Group Three Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
Ballina (NSW) 26m 1h 6m 1h 41m
Broome (WA) 5m 43m 1h 20m 1h 58m 2h 36m 3h 13m 3h 49m
Canberra Acton (ACT) 11m 51m 1h 26m
Gatton (QLD) 36m 1h 13m 1h 51m
Geelong Synthetic (VIC) 1m 31m 1h 1m 1h 31m
Singapore (SGP) 5h 51m 6h 21m 6h 51m 7h 21m 7h 51m 8h 21m 8h 51m 9h 21m
Timaru (NZ)

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Gatton (QLD)
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Timaru (NZ)

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Feature Races

Melbourne Cup

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.

Golden Slipper

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.

Cox Plate

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.

Caulfield Cup

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.