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Learning experience looms for Lingennic

Learning experience looms for Lingennic

Dubbo trainer Michael Lunn hopes to know more about two-year-old Lingennic at Rosehill because learning opportunities are limited closer to home.

Grey Lion on target for Ballarat Cup

Grey Lion on target for Ballarat Cup

Matt Cumani believes Grey Lion is continuing to improve as he prepares the imported stayer for the Ballarat Cup on his home track.

Fourth Cox Plate tantalising for Winx

Fourth Cox Plate tantalising for Winx

Part-owner Peter Tighe says Winx could be aimed at a fourth Cox Plate, but racing overseas may impede the mare's preparation for the challenge.

More baby steps for Irish trainer O'Rourke

More baby steps for Irish trainer O'Rourke

A recent addition to Sydney's training ranks, Irishman Edward O'Rourke will saddle two-year-old filly Delchuzy at Canterbury.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9
Ascot (WA) 5h 34m 6h 9m 6h 44m 7h 22m 8h 0m 8h 35m 9h 10m 9h 45m 10h 25m
Balaklava (SA) 3h 0m 3h 35m 4h 10m 4h 45m 5h 20m 5h 55m 6h 30m 7h 5m
Canterbury (NSW) 3h 45m 4h 20m 4h 55m 5h 30m 6h 5m 6h 40m 7h 15m
Happy Valley (HK) 12h 0m 12h 30m 13h 5m 13h 35m 14h 5m 14h 35m 15h 5m 15h 40m
Ipswich (QLD) 2h 53m 3h 28m 4h 3m 4h 38m 5h 13m 5h 48m 6h 23m 6h 58m 7h 35m
Launceston (TAS) 8h 15m 8h 50m 9h 25m 10h 5m 10h 45m 11h 15m 11h 45m
Sandown-lakeside (VIC) 2h 45m 3h 20m 3h 55m 4h 30m 5h 5m 5h 40m 6h 15m 6h 50m

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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.