Famous Cox Plate Race

The Cox Plate is looked forward to every year by racing fans, as one of the three highest profile thoroughbred events alongside the Melbourne Cup and Caulfiled Cup. This Group 1 race is held every year in the city of Melbourne, where some of the best three year olds in the world battle it out over the traditional length of 2040 metres. The Cox Plate is raced as a weight for age event and hosted at Moonee Valley Racecourse, with many people believing it to be the purest race for Australian horses. The Cox Plate was recently included in the World Series in 1999, alongise the Dubai World Cup, Hong Kong Cup, and other high profile international events. [Read more...]

The Cup From Caulfield

The Caulfield Cup is one of the most well kwonn horse racing events in Australia, and one of the biggest days of racing each season at Caulfield Racecourse during the Spring season. The Caulfield Cup is run on a left-handed racecourse over a distance of 2400 metres, which is equivalent to 12 furlongs in the old measurement. The magnificent Caulfield Cup is the most prestigious race of its type on the globe, with a purse of $2.5 million helping to attract some of the best thoroughbreds from Australia and beyond. With a history that stretches back to 1879 and a culture that has become an important part of thoroughbred racing in Australia, this event is one of the major races held at Caulfield Racecourse each season. [Read more...]

Racing Cup And Breeders

The Breeders Cup is one of only a few widely well known thoroughbred races in the world, hosted each year at a different location in North America. While this event was hosted one year in Canada at the Woodbine Racetrack, every single other year it has taken place in the Untied States. While at first it was a single day event, the Breeders Cup World Championships has graduated to a two day event since 2007, with attendance now only fourth in the USA behind the famous Kentucky events and the Preakness Stakes. There is over a quarter of a billion dollars in prize money up for grabs in these two very special days of racing, which included 15 different individual races during the 2012 season. [Read more...]

Black Magic in Australian Horse Racing

Of all the well respected racehorses that have come out of Australia, none is as well known and successfull as Black Caviar. In an unbelievable statistic, which is the first time in the entire last century, Black Caviar has been unbeaten in 23 races consecutively as of February, 2013. Widely thought to be the number one sprinter in the world, Black Caviar has won more than 10 Group 1 events like. Black Caviar is trained by the successful Melbourne racing identity Peter Moody, and normally ridden by jockey Luke Nolen. [Read more...]

The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing

The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing is one of the highest accompishments in horse racing, an honour that includes winning a series of races in a single racing season. There are lots of different Triple Crown series going on around the globe, in countries such as America, England, Australia, Germany, Canada, and Ireland. The original Triple Crown, and where the name came from, was Great Britain in the 19th century when West Australian claimed victory three prestigious races in 1853. Winning all three races of a Triple Crown event is possibly the best feat a racehorse can accomplish, and the team associated with the winning horse are long remembered as legends of horse racing. [Read more...]

Racing In Spring

Of all the famous sporting events of the year, none is more well known and popular as the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. While thoroughbred racing takes place all year round around the country, it is springtime when the city of Melbourne comes to life and the Spring Carnival kicks into gear. Some of the most well known events on the Melbourne Spring Racing calendar include the iconic Melbourne Cup, the WS Cox Plate, and the Caulfield Cup. All of the major metropolitan racing clubs host their own seperate carnival meeting during the season, with the most popular being the Caulfield Carnival and Flemington Carnival. [Read more...]

Royal Ascot Racing

Out of all the well known horse racing carnivals hosted around the globe, none is as well known and prestigious as the world famous five day Royal Ascot racing event. Hosted every year at Royal Ascot Racecourse, this carnival is the centrepiece of the British racing year and one of the world’s most high profile horse racing events. Royal Ascot is famous for both its racing and its links to racing culture, with the history surrounding the carnival one of the reasons why it remains so popular with the general public. There are over 25 individual racing events hosted during this amazing carnival, including a number of Handicap races and everything from Listed events through to Group races. [Read more...]

Fashion And Racing

Horse racing culture includes many things, with the racing events themselves only one part of a day at the track. Together with the races, the racing community can also enjoy fashion competitions, gourmet food, musical acts, and additional entertainment. Racing fashion is a vital aspect of horse racing culture, from special fashion shows and competitions through to getting dressed up for a day at the races. Racing fashion can include beautiful dresses and colourful hats for the ladies and suits for the gentlemen. [Read more...]