From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
Winx has won her second Cox Plate in a row in one of the most dominant runs in Australian racing history, winning by a ridiculous eight lengths.
Winx has claimed back-to-back Cox Plate victories in thrilling style, coming away the victor of the 2016 edition by a margin of eight lengths.
Racing fans can’t wait for Saturday afternoon at Moonee Valley, when the most eagerly anticipated Cox Plate for 15 years is run, but the Group 1 action starts the night before with the running of the Manikato Stakes for the sprinters.
I believe the greatest thing in sport is a champion racehorse, which makes Saturday’s WS Cox Plate at Moonee Valley a must-be-there event for me.
The build-up to the Cox Plate is always special, but we probably have to go back 15 years to find something similar to the lead-in to Winx vs Hartnell, when Northerly and Sunline clashed in 2001.
The Cox Plate is at the top of Australian racing. The best racing the best over 2040m, at weight for age and at Moonee Valley.
Qewy has been crowned victorious at the Geelong Cup, defeating Grey Lion by the smallest of margins after leading the race from start to finish.
It’s almost too much. Winx vs Hartnell in the Cox Plate. The Geelong Cup today. The Manikato on Friday. Tabcorp and Tatts talking about a merger. Racing Victoria in upheaval. John Messara steps down from Racing NSW.
John Messara, the longest serving chairman of Racing NSW, has announced he will be stepping down from the board at the end of 2016.
The Caulfield Cup is one of the great races on the Australian calendar.
Michelle Payne’s celebrations for her historic Don award will wait as the Melbourne Cup winning jockey aims for more Spring Carnival success.
Saturday’s $3 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup is under fire thanks to the less-than-stellar field assembled. Are the knockers right?
Greyhound racing in New South Wales has earned a huge reprieve, with Premier Mike Baird confirming he has reversed his stunning ban on the sport in the state.
Since the last column on the Melbourne Cup field, we’ve had plenty of change as horses fall out or launch claims to be the early favourites. Let’s take a look at how the big race is shaping up.
The Caulfield Guineas is one of the hallmark races of the spring, the original classic for three-year-olds over 1600m. Coupled with the Thousand Guineas, as well as two other Group 1 races that we looked at yesterday, it is a marquee day of the Melbourne spring carnival.
Wow! AFL and NRL finals are over and we are straight into one of the highlights of the Spring, and suprisingly only seeing three starters for the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes, with superstar Winx scaring off the opposition.
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What a performance from Winx, going back-to-back – I am absolutely lost for words in describing the mare’s victory.
The clash between Hartnell and Winx in the Cox Plate was dubbed as the ‘Race Of The Century’, and for a few strides that looked the case.
Result: Winx won the Cox Plate in 2016, beating Hartnell in second place by eight lengths.
The Manikato Stakes may be the curtain raiser for the Cox plate tomorrow afternoon, but the 1200 metre dash is one of the most exciting fast-paced races on the Australian calendar.
The Cox Plate sits snuggly in between the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups as one of the most prestigious races in the country, and this year sees one of the most highly anticipated match-ups in recent history.
Qewy has moved up the order of entry after being handed a 0.5kg weight penalty for the Melbourne Cup, following the seven-year old’s win in the Geelong Cup on Wednesday.
The Chris Waller-trained Preferment has been pulled from the Melbourne Cup after it was decided to concentrate the horse’s efforts on the Emirates Stakes on November 5.
One of the great carnivals on the Australian racing calendar is the Cox Plate Carnival at Moonee Valley.
This week we are going to preview the big Moonee Valley quaddies on Friday night and the Saturday afternoon quaddie with the Manikato Stakes on Friday night and the Cox Plate on Saturday afternoon.
The Geelong Cup is one of the final stops before the Melbourne Cup and one of the last tests for the hopeful contenders to gauge their form and take a big performance into the pointy end of the Spring Carnival. Join The Roar from 4pm (AEDT) for all the live race updates and results.
The Cox Plate this Saturday will see one of the most hotly-anticipated battles of the entire Spring Carnival, with winning machine Winx coming up against Godolphin’s prized possession Hartnell.
The Spring Carnival continues to ride on towards the Melbourne Cup, but before the saddles reach Flemington, we stop off at the historic Geelong Cup, often regarded as one of the best gauges of form for the big race in a fortnight’s time.
Jameka has been handed a 1.5kg weight penalty for the race that stops the nation after the mare dominated at the Caulfield Cup on Saturday.
Jameka looked the obvious choice in the Caulfield Cup (2400m) on Saturday and she certainly lived up to that prediction with an outstanding triumph. She has stamping herself as a serious Melbourne Cup horse.
The Caulfield Cup, one of the richest and most prized races on the Australian racing calendar is upon us as the build up towards the Melbourne Cup continues. Join The Roar for a live blog of the racing, starting at 4:30pm (AEDT).
Veteran jockey Damien Oliver has sensationally copped a 20-meeting suspension for reckless riding at the Blue Sapphire Stakes at Caulfield on Wednesday, but was quick to announce his intentions to fight the charge.