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Runaway takes the honours in VRC St Leger

Runaway takes the honours in VRC St Leger

Gai Waterhouse would like to see an increase in prestige for the VRC St Leger after winning the Listed race for the third time in six years.

Goathland wins Anzac Day Cup for Kim Waugh

Goathland wins Anzac Day Cup for Kim Waugh

Former Lloyd Williams-owned stayer Goathland has made a triumphant return to racing for new trainer Kim Waugh by claiming the Anzac Day Cup at Randwick.

Beaudesert double confirms Murphy promise

Beaudesert double confirms Murphy promise

Jackson Murphy has ridden a double at Beaudesert to show why he is considered a future star of the Queensland riding ranks.

Vassilator scores in shock Flemington win

Vassilator scores in shock Flemington win

Vassilator has broken through for his maiden success, claiming the Listed Anzac Day Stakes at $101 at Flemington.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8
Tauranga (NZ) 4h 21m 4h 56m 5h 31m 6h 6m 6h 41m 7h 16m 7h 55m
Kembla Grange (NSW) 6h 33m 7h 8m 7h 48m 8h 23m 9h 3m 9h 38m 10h 13m 10h 48m
Kilmore (VIC) 7h 28m 7h 58m 8h 28m 8h 58m 9h 28m 9h 58m 10h 28m 10h 58m Park Syn (VIC) 11h 58m 12h 28m 12h 58m 13h 28m 13h 58m 14h 28m 14h 58m 15h 28m
Cairns (QLD) 8h 8m 8h 43m 9h 18m 9h 55m 10h 33m 11h 8m
Albany (WA) 8h 35m 9h 10m 9h 45m 10h 20m 10h 55m 11h 33m 12h 13m 12h 43m

Today's Horse Racing
Form Guide

Today's Betting Tips

Tauranga (NZ)
Kembla Grange (NSW)
Kilmore (VIC) Park Syn (VIC)
Cairns (QLD)
Albany (WA)

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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.