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Adelaide training partners disqualified
AAP 15 hours agoNiki O'Shea and Morphettville training partner Ashton Downing have been disqualified following a stewards inquiry in Adelaide.
Shea Eden hit with six charges by stewards
AAP 15 hours agoTrainer Shea Eden has been issued with six charges by Racing Victoria stewards including one of stomach-tubing a horse on race day.
Bound For Nowhere heading to Breeders' Cup
AAP 16 hours agoTrainer Wesley Ward will set Bound For Nowhere for the Breeders' Cup meeting after the sprinter failed to secure a slot in the Everest in Sydney.
Weir closing in on 150 Vic metro winners
AAP 16 hours agoPremier trainer Darren Weir is closing in on reaching 150 Victorian metropolitan winners for the season having already bettered his own season record.
Unlucky trio to clash at Doomben
Mark Oberhardt 17 hours agoThree of Queensland's best and unluckiest horses will clash in the Open Handicap at Doomben.
Easy Eddie to back up again at Randwick
Caryl Williamson 17 hours agoThe in-form Easy Eddie and La Chica Bella head Joe Pride's team hoping for late-season riches at Randwick.
Byerley Handicap test for stablemates
Mathew Toogood 17 hours agoCo-trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra will test potential staying fillies So You Swing and Necessitas at 1800m for the first time in the Byerley Handicap.
Today's Horse Racing Form Guide
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Flemington (VIC) - Form Guide
Doomben (QLD) - Form Guide
Morphettville Parks (SA) - Form Guide
Belmont Park (WA) - Form Guide
Kembla Grange (NSW) - Form Guide
Moe (VIC) - Form Guide
Gold Coast (QLD) - Form Guide
Pukekura Raceway (NZ) - Form Guide
Today's Betting Tips
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.