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Marmelo equal Melbourne Cup favourite
Mathew Toogood 10 hours agoEnglish horse Marmelo has firmed to equal favouritism for the Melbourne Cup after his eye-catching run in the Caulfield Cup.
Luvaluva on target for VRC Oaks
Caryl Williamson 10 hours agoJohn Sargent will use a tried and true method to get Luvaluva to the VRC Oaks via the Wakeful Stakes.
Gailo Chop in top order to tackle Winx
Craig Brennan 12 hours agoTrainer Darren Weir says Gailo Chop goes into the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley in great order with one stumbling block - Winx.
Vega Magic captures Dabernig's attention
Craig Brennan 12 hours agoVega Magic has captured the attention of co-trainer Tom Dabernig who believes the gelding is the best horse he has been associated with in his career.
Main Stage heads to grand final
Megan Neil 13 hours agoMain Stage's target remains the Group One Victoria Derby, despite his third at Caulfield.
Leading vet Reg Pascoe dies aged 88
Mark Oberhardt 14 hours agoOne of Australia's leading equine veterinarians Reg Pascoe has died aged 88 on the Darling Downs.
Folkswood to take on Winx in Cox Plate
AAP 17 hours agoGodolphin has confirmed Cranbourne Cup winner Folkswood will take on Winx in the Cox Plate.
Today's Horse Racing Form Guide
|Coonabarabran (NSW)||9h 32m||10h 7m||10h 42m||11h 22m||12h 2m||12h 37m||13h 12m||13h 47m|
|Lismore (NSW)||9h 47m||10h 22m||11h 2m||11h 37m||12h 17m||12h 52m||13h 27m|
|Stawell (VIC)||9h 27m||9h 57m||10h 27m||10h 57m||11h 27m||11h 57m||12h 27m||12h 57m|
|Te Rapa (NZ)||6h 12m||6h 44m||7h 19m||7h 54m||8h 29m||9h 4m||9h 39m||10h 14m||10h 49m|
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Known as the richest two-mile thoroughbred handicap in the world, the famous, almost legendary, Melbourne Cup is competed for over 3200 metres at Flemington on the first Tuesday in November. With more than $6m available in prize money, it’s unsurprising that it draws interest, and entries, from far beyond Australia’s shores.
The Golden Slipper field is comprised of 16 two-year-olds, and the race takes place at Sydney’s Rosehill Gardens course. Recognised worldwide as the richest age group race, it’s a genuine sprint over 1200 metres, and for prize money of around $3.5 million.
William Samuel Cox is the man to thank for this great annual event on the Australian racing calendar. Not only was he responsible for their being a Moonee Valley racetrack, but the event, first run 95 years ago, was named in his honour. The Cox Plate field is comprised of 14 horses, three years or older, plus four emergencies. Held on a Saturday in late October, it is a Group 1 Thoroughbred event, raced over 2040m, and offering over $3 million in prize money. It’s known by many punters and insiders as the Weight For Age Championship of Australia and is also a very popular destination for the best of New Zealand’s horses.
Offering more than a whopping $3m in prize money, the Caulfield Cup field is gathered to contest what is accepted as one of the richest handicap races anywhere in the racing world. Contested over 2400 metres each October, it features horses who are aged three years and more. It’s held at Caulfield Racecourse and serves as a wonderful centrepiece for the final day of their terrific Caulfield Cup Carnival event.