Australian Racing News & Editorials - Horse Racing News
Young sire Unencumbered dies aged six
AAP 6 hours agoYoung sire Unencumbered has died aged six after complications from throat surgery for the inflammatory condition chondritis.
Clipperton back aboard English in Galaxy
AAP 6 hours agoHong Kong-based Australian jockey Sam Clipperton will reunite with five-year-old mare English in the Group One Galaxy at Rosehill.
Slipper favourites to eyeball each other
Caryl Williamson 6 hours agoSunlight and Written By, the leading contenders in the Golden Slipper, have drawn alongside each other in the $3.5 million race at Rosehill.
Santos could give Gai seventh Slipper win
Mathew Toogood 7 hours agoIn-form colt Santos will be out to give champion trainer Gai Waterhouse a record seventh Golden Slipper win, and her first in partnership with Adrian Bott.
Brideoake chases local win with Self Sense
Craig Brennan 8 hours agoTrainer David Brideoake says it would be an honour to win the Mornington Cup with stayer Self Sense.
Sandbar squeezes into Slipper contention
Chris Barclay 8 hours agoTrainer Brad Widdup's fledgling career reaches a high point at Rosehill with Sandbar making the Golden Slipper field.
Bowman thrilled to be back in the saddle
David Sigston 9 hours agoChampion jockey Hugh Bowman has returned to the saddle ahead of rides in all five Group One races at the Golden Slipper meeting at Rosehill.
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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.