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McEvoy expects 1600m to suit Azazel

McEvoy expects 1600m to suit Azazel

Trainer Tony McEvoy is looking forward to trying Azazel over 1600m for the first time in the Stutt Stakes at Moonee Valley.

Happy Clapper ready to snap Group One jinx

Happy Clapper ready to snap Group One jinx

Jockey Blake Shinn is confident Happy Clapper can finally deliver at Group One level in the $1 million Epsom Handicap at Randwick for trainer Pat Webster.

Super Cash ready for MV but start doubtful

Super Cash ready for MV but start doubtful

Trainer Andrew Noblet has planned a first-up assault on the Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley but is fearful she will miss out on a start.

Chautauqua to make strides towards Everest

Chautauqua to make strides towards Everest

Brenton Avdulla expects Chautauqua to improve on his first-up run in The Shorts when the world's highest rated sprinter continues his lead-up to The Everest.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8
Avondale (NZ) 2h 57m 3h 32m 4h 7m 4h 42m 5h 17m 5h 52m 6h 29m 7h 4m
Balaklava (SA) 5h 40m 6h 15m 6h 50m 7h 25m 8h 0m 8h 35m 9h 10m 9h 45m
Belmont Park (WA) 7h 39m 8h 14m 8h 49m 9h 24m 10h 0m 10h 35m 11h 15m 11h 55m
Flemington (VIC) 5h 25m 6h 0m 6h 35m 7h 10m 7h 45m 8h 20m 8h 55m 9h 30m
Happy Valley (HK) 13h 40m 14h 10m 14h 40m 15h 10m 15h 40m 16h 10m 16h 40m 17h 15m
Ipswich (QLD) 5h 33m 6h 8m 6h 43m 7h 18m 7h 53m 8h 28m 9h 3m 9h 38m
Launceston (TAS) 10h 55m 11h 35m 12h 15m 12h 50m 13h 20m 13h 55m 14h 25m 14h 55m
Rosehill (NSW) 5h 50m 6h 25m 7h 0m 7h 35m 8h 10m 8h 45m 9h 20m 9h 55m

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Avondale (NZ)
Balaklava (SA)
Belmont Park (WA)
Flemington (VIC)
Happy Valley (HK)
Ipswich (QLD)
Launceston (TAS)
Rosehill (NSW)

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Feature Races

Melbourne Cup

If the whole country seems to be coming to a halt, if it’s the first Tuesday in the month of November, then it all makes sense. It’s Melbourne Cup day! This amazing race, run over 3200m, is undoubtedly one of our country’s major thoroughbred races. Indeed, it has also frequently been described as ‘the world’s richest two-mile handicap’. It draws interest, and entries, from Europe and beyond – although horses from there who don’t take advantage of any of the races leading up to the event don’t tend to perform in a stellar way during the Cup itself. That’s a shame for them, with more than six million dollars up for grabs!

Golden Slipper

The Golden Slipper field is gathered together to contest the richest race for the 2-year-old age group anywhere. This iconic Australian event has its home in the west of Sydney at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. Raced, very quickly, over 1200m, it has a prize pot of around $3.5m. Todman was the first winner in 1957; sixty years later it was the turn of She Will Reign.

Cox Plate

One of our country’s finest horse races, the Cox Plate is approaching its century. Further back than that, W S Cox created Moonee Valley Racecourse, where this race takes place, and the event was named in his honour. The Cox Plate field contests what is a Group 1 2040m Thoroughbred race, and it is held on a late October Saturday. The pot is over $3 million, which earns it a place at number four in all our race prize funds. It’s generally accepted to be Australia’s Weight For Age Championship, and as you hear the thunder of hooves crossing the Tasman, you’ll know it’s a race of choice for many from New Zealand. In the early 1950s, Rising Fast won it three times, and also the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups in one unforgettable season.

Caulfield Cup

If you were looking to attend Australia’s top racing occasions, then the Caulfield Cup would be really high on your list. It features a class field for every running, which isn’t surprising considering that it has its place as one of the world’s richest handicaps. $3m in prize money will get the attention of owners everywhere. The Caulfield Cup field assembles every October to contest 2400 metres, and each participating horse will be three years old or more. The venue is the course of the same name, although many locals refer to it affectionately as ‘The Heath’. This race is the centrepiece of the final day of the terrifically popular Caulfield Cup Carnival.