Horse Racing News - Breaking Australian/NZ Horse Racing News
Pelethronius extends winning campaign
Chris Barclay 8 hours agoDavid Pfieffer-trained Pelethronius has made it four wins from as many starts, with jockey Tye Angland capping his season with a double at Randwick.
Blake Shinn suspended at Randwick
AAP 8 hours agoBlake Shinn has not enjoyed a happy welcome home, with the jockey outed for careless riding at Randwick.
Hugh Bowman retains premiership lead
Chris Barclay 8 hours agoBrenton Avdulla and Hugh Bowman have ended winless streaks at Randwick, allowing Bowman to protect his narrow lead in the Sydney jockeys' premiership.
Williams takes Melbourne premiership lead
Craig Brennan 8 hours agoCraig Williams is two wins clear in the race for Melbourne jockeys' premiership honours following a winning double at Flemington.
Pacodali wins again at Flemington
Mathew Toogood 9 hours agoImported stayer Pacodali has beaten stablemates Master Zephyr and Killarney Kid to make it back-to-back wins at Flemington in the final month of the season.
Rachel King's star continues to rise
Caryl Williamson 9 hours agoApprentice Rachel King has claimed a Randwick double to cement her place in the Sydney riding ranks.
Play Master back on board at Flemington
Craig Brennan 9 hours agoAfter a year off with injury, Play Master has recorded his first win in two years at Flemington.
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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.