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Tests to decide The Quarterback's future

Tests to decide The Quarterback's future

A raft of tests will determine the racing future of The Quarterback after he pulled up with EIPH at his past two starts at Flemington.

McGillivray finally gets appeal date

McGillivray finally gets appeal date

Jockey Matt McGillivray will have an appeal against a suspension for interference heard nearly eight months after the original sentencing.

McEvoy wins again on Zipping Classic day

McEvoy wins again on Zipping Classic day

Kerrin McEvoy has made a habit of winning on Zipping Classic days at Sandown and has added another three winners at this year's meeting.

Inquiries for John Sadler over scratching

Inquiries for John Sadler over scratching

The scratching of Observational from a stakes race at Sandown has landed trainer John Sadler in hot water on two fronts.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8
Echuca (VIC) 5h 6m 5h 36m 6h 6m 6h 36m 7h 6m 7h 36m 8h 6m 8h 36m
Muswellbrook (NSW) 5h 31m 6h 11m 6h 46m 7h 21m 7h 56m 8h 31m 9h 6m
Wellington (NSW) 5h 51m 6h 26m 7h 1m 7h 41m 8h 16m 8h 51m 9h 26m

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Feature Races

Melbourne Cup

Often referred to as the “race that stops the nation” the Melbourne Cup is recognised as the pre-eminent thoroughbred race in Australia for three-year-olds and above. The cup is held at Flemington Racecourse. Renowned as the richest “two-mile” handicap internationally, the race attracts top thoroughbred horses from all over the world. With $6.2 million in prize money up for grabs, it’s the most prestigious race of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Golden Slipper

Held at the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney, the Golden Slipper is worth $3.5 million in prize money and is open to two-year-olds. A sprint race, the Golden Slipper is run over a distance of 1200 metres. Known as the richest two-year-old race to be held internationally, access into the Golden Slipper field is highly sought after. There is automatic entry allocated to horses that have won races including Skyline Stakes, Magic Night Stakes, Pago Pago Stakes, Todman Stakes, Sweet Embrace Stakes, Silver Slipper Stakes and the Reisling Stakes.

Cox Plate

A Group 1 thoroughbred race, the Cox Plate is held at the Moonee Valley Racecourse. The race is run in October annually and covers a distance of 2040 metres. With $3 million in prize money available, the Cox Plate is renowned for attracting some of the best weight-for-age horses to be found in Australia and New Zealand. The fourth richest horse race in Australia, the Cox Plate receives close to 200 nominations each year, as one of the most coveted horse racing titles.

Caulfield Cup

One of Australia’s premier horse races, the Caulfield Cup is run over a distance of 2400 metres. The Group 1 thoroughbred race is open to horses from three years and above and offers $3 million in winnings, making it one of the richest handicap races in the world. The race is held at the Caulfield Racecourse annually in October and is one of the earlier races that make up the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Winners of the Caulfield Cup also gain automatic entry into the Melbourne Cup field. Generally, most of the horses to be nominated for the Melbourne Cup will also run in the Caulfield Cup.