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Victorian apprentice runs second in France
AAP 4 hours agoMichael Poy, the son of former champion jockey Michael Clarke, has finished second in an apprentices' jockeys race in France.
Decision time coming for Steven Arnold
AAP 4 hours agoJockey Steven Arnold hasn't lost his passion for riding and is keeping himself in trim riding trackwork at Macedon Lodge as he ponders his future.
Jungle Edge returning to Randwick
Caryl Williamson 4 hours agoVictorian trainer Mick Bell will return to Randwick with Jungle Edge for the Winter Dash and hopes he can press claims for a slot in the $13 million Everest.
Straight to town for maiden winner Flogga
Craig Brennan 5 hours agoA lot of hard work has gone into debut maiden winner Flogga who now heads to town to run in a heat of the Silver Bowl Series at Flemington.
Aquanita appeals set to be heard together
Megan Neil 5 hours agoThe Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal is expected to deal with the appeals by four of the "Aquanita eight" together.
Jockey has appeal win before the RAD Board
AAP 5 hours agoJockey John Robertson has had six meetings shaved from a careless riding suspension on appeal to the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board.
Kah content to make hit-and-run raids
Craig Brennan 8 hours agoJockey Jamie Kah is keen to keep her interstate momentum going but will still call Adelaide home.
Today's Horse Racing Form Guide
|Moe (VIC)||3 7 14 9||5 8 2 1||2 7 3 1||7 3 12 1||8 2 4 9||2 6 9 8||1 4 14 3||13 4 2 11||12 11 6 5||8 7 2 10|
|Albury (NSW)||6 3 9 2||7 2 3 6||2 6 14 4||5 6 9 2||1 3 5 9||9 4 2 7||13 7 1 12|
|Lismore (NSW)||10 7 3 9||12 10 6 1||2 10 11 4||6 2 8 7||8 15 5 11||2 7 15 1||5 15 3 1|
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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.