Horse Races News

15 horses have nominated for the $120,000 John Dillon Stakes at Caulfield Racecourse this Saturday January 22, 2013.

Included in the 2013 John Dillon Stakes nominations is Invest.

Invest has three of her 19 race starts and has earned more than $445,000 in prize money during her horse racing career.

The four-year-old mare will be out to break a …

Horse Races

Welcome to where you will find all the information you need to understand some of Australia’s most prominent and long-standing horse races. Find out what these famous races are all about and why they are so important to the Australian and international horse racing industries. Read about the key events and interesting things to have happened over the years at these races, what famous horses have raced and placed in the events, and why punters place their bets on these special races.

Spring Racing Carnival

The Spring Racing Carnival is the biggest horse racing event in Australia. The Carnival runs for 50 days during September, October and November annually and always provides sensational wins and unexpected upsets. The races that are part of the annual Spring Carnival include the Caulfield Guineas, Caulfield Thousand Guineas, Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate, Victoria Derby, Crown Oaks, Emirates Stakes and of course the illustrious Melbourne Cup.

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Melbourne Cup

Held on the first Tuesday of November each year, the Melbourne Cup is unarguably the most important and famous race on the Australian horse racing calendar and the highlight of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The Melbourne Cup is the biggest single betting, and best known, horse racing event in Australia and the richest handicap race in the world according to Melbourne Cup news sources.

A win in the Melbourne Cup secures the horse, jockey, trainer and owner in the history books as it is known as “the race that stops a nation”. The maximum number of runners to leave the stalls is 24, and they do so every year in front of the 100,000 plus crowd that gathers to watch Australia’s favourite race. The race attracts a large number of international horses as well, all competing for the large prize money.

The Melbourne Cup combines with the Caulfield Cup to make up the major Cup’s double of the Spring Carnival; betting markets for both cups open months in advance.

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