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She Will Reign ready for barrier trial

She Will Reign ready for barrier trial

Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign will take her first step towards The Everest when she runs in a barrier trial at Warwick Farm.

Tatura hosts Lindsay Park spring hopefuls

Tatura hosts Lindsay Park spring hopefuls

Some big names from the Lindsay Park stable are set to make the trip to Tatura for trials ahead of their spring returns.

Saint Patrick's Day returns to work

Saint Patrick's Day returns to work

Talented Saint Patrick's Day is back in trainer Chris Munce's stables but he won't be rushed for a spring campaign.

Arrogate beaten again at Del Mar

Arrogate beaten again at Del Mar

Arrogate has run second in the Grade One Pacific Classic with his trainer and jockey admitting he is not racing at his best.

Today's Horse Racing Form Guide

TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
Echuca (VIC) 8h 48m 9h 18m 9h 48m 10h 18m 10h 48m 11h 18m 11h 48m 12h 18m 12h 48m 13h 18m
Grafton (NSW) 10h 3m 10h 38m 11h 13m 11h 53m 12h 28m 13h 3m 13h 38m
Gunnedah (NSW) 10h 23m 10h 58m 11h 33m 12h 8m 12h 43m 13h 23m 13h 58m

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Echuca (VIC)
Grafton (NSW)
Gunnedah (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.