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Matt Dunn looks to bright future

Matt Dunn looks to bright future

Trainer Matt Dunn has reached 100 winners for the season and is looking forward to an even brighter new season.

Familiar path to The Everest for Redzel

Familiar path to The Everest for Redzel

Peter Snowden is sticking to the same campaign as a year ago for Redzel who is scheduled to run in the Concorde Stakes and The Shorts leading into The Everest.

Sea Of Class wins Irish Oaks

Sea Of Class wins Irish Oaks

Sea Of Class has got up in the shadow of the post to land a thrilling victory in the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh.

Misconduct charge earns apprentice a spell

Misconduct charge earns apprentice a spell

Apprentice Mitch Aitken will spend three weeks on the sidelines after being suspended by Racing Victoria stewards.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8
Scone (NSW) 8h 17m 8h 52m 9h 32m 10h 7m 10h 42m 11h 22m 12h 2m 12h 37m
Goulburn (NSW) 8h 37m 9h 12m 9h 47m 10h 22m 11h 2m 11h 37m 12h 12m
Geelong Synthetic (VIC) 8h 57m 9h 27m 9h 57m 10h 27m 10h 57m 11h 27m 11h 57m 12h 27m

Today's Horse Racing
Form Guide

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Scone (NSW)
Goulburn (NSW)
Geelong Synthetic (VIC)

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