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Brad Widdup weighs up next step for Lovani

Brad Widdup weighs up next step for Lovani

Lovani has the McKell Cup at Randwick or a trip to Brisbane on her agenda as trainer Brad Widdup considers options for the mare.

Hill remains hospitalised following fall

Hill remains hospitalised following fall

Another lengthy stint on the sidelines awaits jockey Jack Hill following his latest fall at the Victorian country track of Wodonga.

Wee Gilly transferred to Archie Alexander

Wee Gilly transferred to Archie Alexander

Stakes-placed New Zealand filly Wee Gilly has been bought by OTI and will do her future racing in Australia under Archie Alexander.

Marabel to broaden horizons at Canterbury

Marabel to broaden horizons at Canterbury

Marabel will step up to 1900 metres at Canterbury with trainer Wendy Roche believing her future lies in longer races.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9
Canterbury (NSW) 10h 51m 11h 26m 12h 1m 12h 36m 13h 11m 13h 46m 14h 21m
Ballarat (VIC) 10h 26m 11h 1m 11h 36m 12h 11m 12h 46m 13h 21m 13h 56m 14h 31m
Gold Coast (QLD) 10h 34m 11h 9m 11h 44m 12h 19m 12h 54m 13h 29m 14h 4m 14h 37m
Gawler (SA) 10h 41m 11h 16m 11h 51m 12h 26m 13h 1m 13h 36m 14h 11m 14h 46m
Pinjarra (WA) 12h 5m 12h 40m 13h 15m 13h 50m 14h 25m 15h 1m 15h 36m 16h 10m 16h 46m
Happy Valley (HK) 19h 16m 19h 46m 20h 16m 20h 46m 21h 16m 21h 46m 22h 16m 22h 51m
Avondale (NZ) 7h 31m 8h 1m 8h 35m 9h 10m 9h 45m 10h 20m 10h 55m 11h 30m 12h 5m

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Canterbury (NSW)
Ballarat (VIC)
Gold Coast (QLD)
Gawler (SA)
Pinjarra (WA)
Happy Valley (HK)
Avondale (NZ)

Feature Races

Melbourne Cup

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.

Golden Slipper

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.

Cox Plate

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.

Caulfield Cup

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.