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Red Verdon Australia bound after Ascot 2nd

Red Verdon Australia bound after Ascot 2nd

Melbourne Cup hopeful Red Verdon has run second in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot for trainer Ed Dunlop and owner Ronald Arculli.

NSW dominates Queensland winter carnival

NSW dominates Queensland winter carnival

NSW trainers have again dominated the Queensland winter carnival winning 60 per cent of the stakes races on offer.

Queensland trainer outed on cobalt charge

Queensland trainer outed on cobalt charge

Rockhampton trainer John Pointon has been suspended for six months after one of his horses returned a positive to cobalt after a barrier trial.

Merchant Navy wins Diamond Jubilee

Merchant Navy wins Diamond Jubilee

Australian Group One winner Merchant Navy has prevailed in a tight finish to the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, the feature race on the final day of Royal Ascot.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
Hobart (TAS)
Ballarat (VIC)
Wagga (NSW)
Coonamble (NSW)
Rockhampton (QLD)
Port Augusta (SA)
Kalgoorlie (WA)
Pioneer Park (NT)
Sha Tin (HK)
Te Aroha (NZ)
Singapore (SGP)

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Hobart (TAS)
Ballarat (VIC)
Wagga (NSW)
Coonamble (NSW)
Rockhampton (QLD)
Port Augusta (SA)
Kalgoorlie (WA)
Pioneer Park (NT)
Sha Tin (HK)
Te Aroha (NZ)
Singapore (SGP)

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