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Attention for Moreton Bay Cup

Attention for Moreton Bay Cup

Stud-bound Attention will have his second winter carnival start in the Group Two Moreton Bay Cup.

Queensland Oaks meeting to be transferred

Queensland Oaks meeting to be transferred

Racing Queensland has announced it will transfer the Queensland Oaks meeting from Eagle Farm.

Ryan eyeing Golden Rose with colts

Ryan eyeing Golden Rose with colts

Menari and Trapeze Artist are already back in training with Gerald Ryan with the Golden Rose their aim.

John Sargent takes a shine to Ipswich

John Sargent takes a shine to Ipswich

Tough Sydney three-year-old Shine Tak Star is set to have his final Queensland Derby lead-up at Ipswich.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8
Casterton (VIC) 14m 44m 1h 14m 1h 44m 2h 14m 2h 44m
Dubbo (NSW) 29m 1h 4m 1h 39m 2h 19m 2h 54m
Grafton (NSW) 9m 49m 1h 24m 1h 59m 2h 34m

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Casterton (VIC)
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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.