Horse Racing

An equestrian sport that has been practiced over centuries, most notably in the Roman Empire, Horse Racing is now often considered as the sport of kings. In modern times, Horse Racing still finds itself as an integral part of the sporting calendar, most notably in the United States, France and Australia. The Kentucky Derby in the USA, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in France and the Melbourne Cup in Australia, are probably the three most important horse racing events in the world. The Melbourne Cup in particular is billed as ‘the race that stops a nation’. It is the richest and most prestigious “two-mile” handicap in the world, and the second richest turf race in the world.

Last updated: 1 November, 2011

Horse Racing Articles

Behind the barriers: Five bets for the weekend

Behind the barriers: Five bets for the weekend

by , 25 Nov 2017

After a little freshen up after the Spring Carnival we’re ready to go for Saturday’s racing. We are looking for five winners for the afternoon, so here are the five bets for the weekend.

Form has Winx as the best racehorse in the world – even if the rankings don’t

Form has Winx as the best racehorse in the world – even if the rankings don’t

by , 15 Nov 2017

In the past fortnight, the World’s Best Racehorse Rankings have been updated, with American horse Arrogate rated two points higher than Winx from Australia, who is two clear again of Cracksman from Great Britain.

Handicapping the Darley Classic

Handicapping the Darley Classic

by , 11 Nov 2017

On Tuesday I detailed my working of a traditional handicap. Today we will have a look at a set-weight race – the Darley Classic, a 1200-metre run under weight-for-age conditions (WFA).

Behind the barriers: Five bets for the weekend

Behind the barriers: Five bets for the weekend

by , 11 Nov 2017

Fair to say we stunk up the joint at Flemington on Derby Day, but thankfully Black On Gold and Carzoff got the job done. We are looking for five winners for the afternoon, so here are the five bets for the weekend.

2017 Emirates Stakes Day: Tips and preview

2017 Emirates Stakes Day: Tips and preview

by , 10 Nov 2017 Video

The Flemington carnival is a week all racing fans look forward to, but it can also feel like a long one when in the midst of it.

The Melbourne Cup is still important

The Melbourne Cup is still important

by , 10 Nov 2017

On Tuesday night, Greg Baum wrote a piece for The Age which stopped just short of calling the Melbourne Cup dead, as both a race and an event.

Cheers to Pinot as Gai Waterhouse claims the Oaks

Cheers to Pinot as Gai Waterhouse claims the Oaks

by , 9 Nov 2017

Pinot has recorded a surprise victory in the VRC Oaks to give Gai Waterhouse her first win in the race.

Melbourne Cup 2017: Winners and losers

Melbourne Cup 2017: Winners and losers

by , 8 Nov 2017 Video

The 2017 Melbourne Cup was taken out by Rekindling in another two-horse duel down the straight, narrowly overcoming Johannes Vermeer.

Pulling apart the 2017 Melbourne Cup

Pulling apart the 2017 Melbourne Cup

by , 8 Nov 2017 Video

Another Melbourne Cup run and won. Another Lloyd Williams trophy in the cabinet at Macedon Lodge.

The day the voice of Matthew Hill, on Melbourne Cup debut, was more important than all the world leaders

The day the voice of Matthew Hill, on Melbourne Cup debut, was more important than all the world leaders

by , 8 Nov 2017 Video

The coincidence was too strong to ignore.


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