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Quilista seals Birthday Card Stakes win

Quilista seals Birthday Card Stakes win

Quilista has won the Birthday Card Stakes on her Sydney debut to vindicate Perth owner-trainer Justin Warwick's decision to transfer the mare to Darren Weir.

Two jockeys suspended from Guineas

Two jockeys suspended from Guineas

New Zealand jockey Jason Waddell has had a careless riding suspension added to the loss of second place in the Group One Rosehill Guineas on protest.

What the Golden Slipper jockeys said

What the Golden Slipper jockeys said

What the jockeys said after the $3.5 million Group One Golden Slipper at Rosehill won by Estijaab.

Kings Will Dream takes out Mornington Cup

Kings Will Dream takes out Mornington Cup

Darren Weir and the connections of Kings Will Dream can now concentrate on the Caulfield Cup after his victory in the Mornington Cup.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
Hobart (TAS) 10m 55m
Tauherenikau (NZ)
Sha Tin (HK) 25m 55m 1h 25m 2h 15m 2h 50m 3h 20m 3h 50m 4h 25m 5h 0m
Bunbury (WA) 25m 1h 10m 1h 50m 2h 30m 3h 5m 3h 35m 4h 10m 4h 45m
Dubbo (NSW) 5m 45m 1h 30m
Coffs Harbour (NSW) 20m 1h 0m
Echuca (VIC) 15m 50m 1h 20m
Sunshine Coast (QLD) 30m 1h 15m 1h 55m
Port Lincoln (SA) 0m 35m 1h 5m 1h 40m

Today's Horse Racing
Form Guide

Today's Betting Tips

Hobart (TAS)
Tauherenikau (NZ)
Sha Tin (HK)
Bunbury (WA)
Dubbo (NSW)
Coffs Harbour (NSW)
Echuca (VIC)
Sunshine Coast (QLD)
Port Lincoln (SA)

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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.