Australian Racing News & Editorials - Horse Racing News
Mollyfied to back up at Warwick Farm
Caryl Williamson 16 hours agoTrainer Gerald Ryan will test Mollyfied over 1600 metres at Warwick Farm a week after her last start.
Empire in line for Flemington honours
Craig Brennan 16 hours agoNordic Empire will be chasing his fourth win of the season when he runs in a 1200m benchmark race at Flemington.
Melody Belle on track for new season
AAP 17 hours agoNew Zealand Group One winner Melody Belle is on track for the new season after a disappointing three-year-old year.
Coonawarra chasing third-straight city win
Mathew Toogood 17 hours agoAfter wins at Canterbury and Rosehill at his past two starts, four-year-old Coonawarra will try to continue his winning run at Randwick.
Gale force winds halt racing at Pakenham
AAP 19 hours agoThe race meeting at Pakenham has been abandoned after one race because of strong winds.
Sasko chasing winning hat-trick at Sandown
Craig Brennan 19 hours agoTrainer Tony McEvoy has elected to remove the blinkers from Sasko despite the stayer wearing the headgear to victory at his past two starts.
Marmelo fighting fit after French win
PAA 21 hours agoTrainer Hughie Morrison says Melbourne Cup contender Marmelo may have one more run before heading to Australia.
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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.