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Mark Currie outed for two years
Mark Oberhardt 6 hours agoTrainer Mark Currie has been disqualified for two years on race day treatment charges relating to horses trained by his son Ben Currie at Toowoomba.
Racing identity Tom "Spider" Barker dies
AAP 6 hours agoLong-time foreman for trainer TJ Smith and companion and carer to Kingston Town, Tom Barker has died aged 82.
Self Sense among Australian Hurdle entries
Craig Brennan 7 hours agoExciting jumping prospect Self Sense is set for a step up in class in the Australian Hurdle at Sandown.
Destiny's Kiss to stay the distance
Caryl Williamson 7 hours agoVeteran Destiny's Kiss will line up for his 83rd start in the Listed W J McKell Cup at Randwick ahead of a trip to Brisbane.
Plucky Girl chasing stakes win at Doomben
Mark Oberhardt 8 hours agoThe consistent Plucky Girl is set to have her first start in black=type company at Doomben in the Glenlogan Park Stakes.
Play That Song to continue on Oaks path
Craig Brennan 9 hours agoTrainer Mike Moroney admits to being confused by the recent performance of Play That Song but will press ahead with plans to run her in the Queensland Oaks.
Zac Purton issues HK premiership challenge
AAP 10 hours agoEx-pat Australian Zac Purton has cut back Joao Moreira's lead to four in the battle for the Hong Kong jockeys' championship.
Today's Horse Racing Form Guide
|Muswellbrook (NSW)||6 5 1 2||6 10 1 11+9||7 9 5 8||7 6 10 2||1 6 2 3||8 5 1 7||5 6 2 11||3 6 9 2|
|Mildura (VIC)||5 2 3 6||2 4 8 7||11 13 3 10||12 15 9 8||3 4 7 6||2 6 5 8||6 1 13 9||8 6 2 5|
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The Melbourne Cup is the race that stops a nation. On the first Tuesday in November everybody pauses to watch what is widely regarded as Australia’s greatest annual sporting event. If a person only has one bet a year, it will be on this race.
Melbourne lays claim to three of Australia’s four greatest horse races, but Sydney has a firm hold on the fourth: the Golden Slipper. It’s a sprint race held over 1,200 metres at the picturesque Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. The $3.5 million prize purse makes it the richest two-year-old race in the world.
The Cox Plate has been recognised as world’s best turf race by the Longines World’s Best Horse Race Awards in London, sharing the title with the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes, while it is the only race in the Southern Hemisphere to have the honour of joining the prestigious World Series. It is a Group 1 thoroughbred race that takes place each year at Melbourne’s Moonee Valley, appearing on the racing calendar between the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup.
The Caulfield Cup result stands only slightly behind the Melbourne Cup as Australia’s most-watched horse racing event. Its prize purse of more than $3 million also makes it the world’s richest handicap races over a distance of 2,400 metres.