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Oliver among three suspended at Caulfield
AAP 6 hours agoDamien Oliver has been suspended for 14 meetings for careless riding at Caulfield while Nikita Beriman and Noel Callow have both been suspended for 12 meetings.
Quinton mares quinella G2 Golden Pendant
Chris Barclay 6 hours agoDaysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms have finished one-two in the Golden Pendant for trainer Ron Quinton at Rosehill.
Chris Meagher in dream start to training
Craig Brennan 6 hours agoSavanna Amour has provided Chris Meagher with the perfect start to his training career in winning a stakes race at Caulfield.
Harlem books his spot in the Caulfield Cup
Mathew Toogood 7 hours agoHarlem has earned a ballot exemption into the $3 million Caulfield Cup with a convincing victory in the Group Three MRC Foundation Cup over 2000m.
Hot hand for Ace High in Gloaming Stakes
Chris Barclay 7 hours agoAce High and Tye Angland have dealt a winning hand for trainer David Payne in the Gloaming Stakes at Rosehill.
Bons Away scores an upset win at Caulfield
Craig Brennan 8 hours agoThe Ciaron Maher-trained Bons Away has upstaged The Everest-bound Brave Smash in the Listed Testa Rossa Stakes at Caulfield.
Trapeze Artist wins Group One Golden Rose
Caryl Williamson 8 hours agoTrapeze Artist has beaten Champagne Cuddles and his highly fancied stablemate Menari to win the $1 million Golden Rose.
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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.
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.
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).
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.