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Zac Purton issues HK premiership challenge
AAP 2 hours agoEx-pat Australian Zac Purton has cut back Joao Moreira's lead to four in the battle for the Hong Kong jockeys' championship.
McDonald to ride in Group One race
Mark Oberhardt 21 hours agoComeback jockey James McDonald will ride Care To Think in the Group One Kingsford Smith Cup at Doomben.
Siren's Fury to press on to Brisbane
Chris Barclay 22 hours agoTrainer Jason Coyle will send Dark Jewel Classic winner Siren's Fury to Brisbane with stablemate White Moss for a two-pronged attack on the Tatt's Tiara.
Chris Waller to have strong Qld Oaks hand
Mark Oberhardt 23 hours agoTrainer Chris Waller has eight first acceptors for the Group One Queensland Oaks as he attempts another win in the Classic.
Australian Hurdle next target for Two Hats
Craig Brennan 1 day agoAfter winning the Galleywood Hurdle on his home track at Warrnambool, Two Hats is off to Sandown for a shot at the Australian Hurdle.
Jordan Childs suspended for alcohol breach
AAP 1 day agoJockey Jordan Childs, winner of the Blue Diamond Stakes, has been outed for one month for failing a breath test.
Sean Cormack to visit doctor
Mark Oberhardt 1 day agoJockey Sean Cormack will return to a doctor to find out the full extent of a knee injury which has sidelined him from Queensland racing.
Today's Horse Racing Form Guide
|Muswellbrook (NSW)||6 5 1 2||6 10 1 11+9||7 9 5 8||TBC||TBC||19m||59m||1h 39m|
|Mildura (VIC)||5 2 3 6||2 4 8 7||TBC||TBC||4m||34m||1h 4m||1h 34m|
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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.