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Rising Stars Series set for city finale
AAP 18 hours agoThe Rising Stars series for apprentice jockeys in Victoria will culminate in the series Final at Flemington.
Veteran trainer Fred Cowell dies aged 78
AAP 18 hours agoVeteran Central Coast trainer Fred Cowell has died after a long illness aged 78.
Fun Fact chasing Derby spot in Byerley Hcp
Mathew Toogood 18 hours agoThe Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott stable has sent two-year-old Fun Fact south to Melbourne to chase a Victoria Derby ballot exemption in the Byerley Handicap.
World traveller Jetwings back in Sydney
Caryl Williamson 19 hours agoAfter two stints in Hong Kong and one in New Zealand, Jetwings has made his way back to the Gerald Ryan stable in Sydney.
Gollan and Lloyd combine in Tatt's Mile
Mark Oberhardt 19 hours agoTrainer Tony Gollan and Jeff Lloyd will combine with Sheiswhatsheis in the final stakes race of the Queensland season at Doomben.
Purton prevails in HK premiership battle
AAP 21 hours agoAfter a gripping battle with Joao Moreira, Australian jockey Zac Purton has clinched the Hong Kong jockeys' premiership.
Trainer admits lying but denies cheating
Megan Neil 23 hours agoVictorian training partners Lee and Shannon Hope are appealing their cobalt bans, arguing there was an inadvertent administration through feed and supplements.
Today's Horse Racing Form Guide
|Albury (NSW)||49m||1h 24m||2h 4m||2h 39m||3h 14m||3h 54m||4h 29m|
|Ballina (NSW)||1h 4m||1h 39m||2h 19m||2h 54m||3h 34m||4h 9m||4h 44m|
|Racing.com Park Syn (VIC)||1h 14m||1h 44m||2h 14m||2h 44m||3h 19m||3h 49m||4h 19m||4h 49m|
|Cairns (QLD)||1h 11m||1h 51m||2h 26m||3h 1m||3h 41m||4h 16m||4h 54m||5h 29m|
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The significance of the Melbourne Cup in Australian culture cannot possibly be overstated. It is estimated that more than 90 percent of people over the age of 14 watch the race each year on the first Tuesday in November. Australians spend more than $455 million on the day, $68 million of it on gambling, $53 million on fashion, and almost $170 million on food and alcohol.
The Golden Slipper is the richest race in the world for two-year-olds, with a prize purse of $3.5 million. It’s also the greatest event on Sydney’s racing calendar, with the 1,200-metre sprint taking place every year at the beautiful Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.
The Cox Plate is widely known as the greatest two minutes in sport. It is the only horse race in the Southern Hemisphere to be part of the prestigious World Cup, placing it in the same league as such iconic events as Britain’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes and America’s Arlington Million. Recently the Longines World’s Best Horse Race Awards, which produces a list of the planet’s greatest equine events, declared the Cox Plate the best turf horse race in the world. The title was split between the Cox Plate and the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes.
The Caulfield Cup is the world’s richest 2,400-metre handicap race, with a prize purse of more than $3 million. It occurs at Caulfield Racecourse in October each year as one of the earlier events in the Spring Racing Carnival. The Caulfield Cup result delivers the second most prestigious title in Australian horse racing, coming in just behind the Melbourne Cup.