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Maher banned over conman's horse ownership

Maher banned over conman's horse ownership

Trainer Ciaron Maher says he is glad the matter of the ownership of five horses in his stable is over after being suspended for six months and fined $75,000.

Royal Symphony out to remain unbeaten

Royal Symphony out to remain unbeaten

Unbeaten colt Royal Symphony is favourite for the Caulfield Guineas and is likely to clash with a number of other Guineas contenders in the Prelude.

Michael Freedman trains HK double

Michael Freedman trains HK double

Michael Freedman has saddled his first Hong Kong winner and added another for good measure at the Sha Tin meeting.

Happy Clapper Epsom favourite

Happy Clapper Epsom favourite

Happy Clapper remains the Epsom Handicap favourite ahead of six horses from the Chris Waller stable.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
Ararat (VIC) 37m 1h 7m 1h 37m 2h 7m 2h 37m 3h 7m 3h 37m 4h 7m 4h 37m 5h 7m
Grafton (NSW) 1h 12m 1h 47m 2h 22m 2h 57m 3h 32m 4h 12m 4h 52m 5h 27m

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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.