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Johannes Vermeer outright Cup favourite

Johannes Vermeer outright Cup favourite

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Johannes Vermeer is the outright favourite for the Caulfield Cup after drawing barrier two in the $3 million race.

White Moss ready for black-type test

White Moss ready for black-type test

Trainer Jason Coyle will test White Moss at Group Three level in The Nivison at Randwick with autumn and winter targets in mind for the mare.

Fresh Johannes ready for Caulfield Cup

Fresh Johannes ready for Caulfield Cup

Johannes Vermeer has bounced out of his Caulfield Stakes placing and is on song to tackle the Group One Caulfield Cup.

Trainer Clive Balfour has penalty varied

Trainer Clive Balfour has penalty varied

Trainer Clive Balfour has had a six-month disqualification for attempted race day treatments varied to a six-month suspension on appeal.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8
Canterbury (NSW) 7m 42m 1h 17m 1h 52m 2h 27m 3h 2m 3h 42m 4h 22m
Caulfield (VIC) 22m 52m 1h 27m 2h 2m 2h 37m 3h 17m 3h 57m 4h 37m
Happy Valley (HK) 9h 7m 9h 37m 10h 7m 10h 37m 11h 7m 11h 37m 12h 7m 12h 42m
Ipswich (QLD) 30m 1h 0m 1h 35m 2h 10m 2h 45m 3h 25m 4h 5m 4h 45m
Launceston (TAS) 5h 22m 5h 57m 6h 32m 7h 12m 7h 52m 8h 22m 8h 52m
Northam (WA) 3h 9m 3h 49m 4h 29m 5h 7m 5h 42m 6h 17m 6h 52m 7h 32m
Port Lincoln (SA) 37m 1h 7m 1h 42m 2h 17m 2h 52m 3h 32m 4h 12m 4h 52m
Te Aroha (NZ) 11m 46m 1h 21m 1h 56m

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Canterbury (NSW)
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Happy Valley (HK)
Ipswich (QLD)
Launceston (TAS)
Northam (WA)
Port Lincoln (SA)
Te Aroha (NZ)

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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.