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Millions hopeful responds to gear switch

Millions hopeful responds to gear switch

The addition of ear muffs have helped Gold Coast winner Absolutlypositivly to become a genuine hope for the Magic Millions Guineas.

Jumps regime to put spark in Shalmaneser

Jumps regime to put spark in Shalmaneser

Trainer Richard Litt hopes a tweaked training regime can inspire Shalmaneser to a confidence-boosting win in the Listed Christmas Cup at Randwick.

Caulfield run to decide Magic Millions bid

Caulfield run to decide Magic Millions bid

The Matt Cumani-trained Anthemoessa is racing at Caulfield to confirm a spot in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic at the Gold Coast.

Ardoyne Road out of Millions contention

Ardoyne Road out of Millions contention

Brilliant first-up winner Ardoyne Road will miss the Magic Millions 2YO Classic but a Golden Slipper campaign remains an option.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8
Ballina (NSW) 2h 30m 3h 5m 3h 45m 4h 20m 5h 0m 5h 35m 6h 15m
Geelong (VIC) 2h 10m 2h 40m 3h 10m 3h 40m 4h 10m 4h 40m 5h 10m 5h 40m
Geraldton (WA) 4h 52m 5h 27m 6h 7m 6h 45m 7h 20m 7h 55m 8h 35m 9h 10m
Goulburn (NSW) 2h 50m 3h 30m 4h 5m 4h 45m 5h 20m 6h 0m 6h 35m
Hastings (NZ) 1h 47m 2h 22m 2h 57m 3h 37m 4h 14m 4h 50m 5h 25m 5h 56m
Mackay (QLD) 3h 52m 4h 30m 5h 7m 5h 45m 6h 22m 6h 57m 7h 31m

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Hastings (NZ)
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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.