Feature Horse 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.

The iconic 3,200-metre race was first run at Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse in 1861, with just 4,000 people there to see the first Melbourne Cup result. Since then it has become a nation-stopping event with a prize purse of $6.2 million, which makes it the richest turf race in the world. The 24-horse Melbourne Cup field is chosen by a ballot that takes into account a range of factors, such as accrued prize money and allocated handicap weight. There are up to 400 horses nominated for entry each year. Winners of the Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate, as well as the winner of the previous year’s Melbourne Cup, get a shortcut to the starting barrier with automatic entry.

If you’re looking for a Melbourne Cup tip, some of the best races to watch include the Cox Plate and Caulfield Cup. Those are just two of the dozens of races our professional analysts will be studying as they put together tips that will help you pick the Melbourne Cup result. One of the most popular bets is the trifecta, delivering the most lucrative Melbourne Cup odds. The record was set in 1993 when the trifecta paid out a massive $61,867.90. That’s the kind of return on investment that’s worth seeking some professional tips to achieve.

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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.

Every owner in Australia with a high-performing two-year-old wants to make it part of the 16-horse Golden Slipper field and they have to work very hard for the honour. The majority of the barrier positions go to the horses with the most successful careers to date, which is measured through the amount of prize money they have accrued. Other positions are given to winners of the Silver Slipper Stakes, Todman Stakes, Magic Night Stakes, Reisling Stakes, Skyline Stakes, Pago Pago Stakes and Sweet Embrace Stakes.

A good form guide for the Golden Slipper result can be found in those qualifying races, particularly the Reisling Stakes and Todman Stakes. In recent years, a number of Golden Slipper winners have also come through the Magic Night Stakes and Pago Pago Stakes. Those are just some of the races our professional analysts are closely watching each year to make sure they can give you the best possible Golden Slipper tips.

Another tip that might have an impact on your betting decision is that Barrier 1 has been the most successful starting barrier in the history of the Golden Slipper, producing eight winners since the first race in 1957. This is followed by Barrier 3 with six wins. Barriers 4, 8, and 10 have each produced five winners.

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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.

The Cox Plate occurs each year as part of Melbourne’s eagerly anticipated Spring Racing Carnival, run at Moonee Valley over 2040 metres. It takes place a week after the Caulfield Cup and days before the Melbourne Cup. The 14-horse Cox Plate field is chosen from only the best three-year-olds and open class horses, with around 200 nominations each year. The prize purse of $3 million is highly attractive and has helped to make the Cox Plate the scene of some of the greatest moments in Australian sport. The most recent legendary moment occurred only last year when Winx took out a second Cox Plate in a row, not long before being named the best turf horse in the world by Longines.

The Cox Plate field is highly competitive and often very even, which can make picking a winner difficult. That discourages a lot of casual punters, but it shouldn’t. Our professional analysts are studying all of the lead-up races, almost every one of which can have an impact on the Cox Plate result, not to mention the Cox Plate odds. We have the Cox Plate tips that will help you choose the right horse.

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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.

Most of the 18-horse Caulfield Cup field is chosen through a ballot that takes account of factors such as the lead-up performance of each horse and the prize money they have accrued. Meanwhile, the winners of the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes and the Listed Mornington Cup gain automatic entry. The Caulfield Cup is currently a handicap event, but there is talk of converting it to a weight-for-age race. That will have a huge impact on the Caulfield Cup odds. The Melbourne Racing Club is also considering lifting the prize purse to $4 million.

The lead-up races that can offer good Caulfield Cup tips include the Metropolitan, Yalumba Stakes, Craven Plate, Spring Champion Stakes and Cranbourne Cup. These are the races our professional analysts will be studying, along with many others, as they put together the tips that will give you the best shot at joy on Caulfield Cup Day.

Caulfield Cup News