2014 Memsie Stakes Still on For Lord Of The Sky

2014 Memsie Stakes Still on For Lord Of The Sky

Saturday’s beaten Bletchingly Stakes favourite Lord Of The Sky may have disappointed the punters, connections and jockey Dwayne Dunn but their trainer Robbie Laing remains confident they are deserving of a Memsie Stakes 2014 shot next month.

The up-and-coming Danerich colt went out at an odds-on price of $1.40 to win Saturday’s $150,000 Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) but could…

Spring Racing Carnival

2014 Melbourne Cup Bid On For Kirramosa

2014 Melbourne Cup Bid On For Kirramosa

A nice track gallop between races in Sydney over the weekend from Kirramosa has convinced trainer John Sargent the Crown Oaks winning filly will target the Melbourne Cup 2014 this spring.

Alamosa three-year-old Kirramosa, four on Friday, has won four of her eight starts to date most notably taking out the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) at Flemington back in…

Winter Racing Carnival

Blademeister Eyes 2015 Singapore Derby Tilt

Blademeister Eyes 2015 Singapore Derby Tilt

Next year’s Singapore Derby 2015 is the long term mission for Peter Snowden’s promising colt Blademeister following their maiden win in Sydney over the weekend.

Snowden, who now trains in partnership with his son Paul, has long been eager to celebrate a Group 1 international victory.

He hopes that could come next June with ambitious plans already in motion for…

Racing News

Lucia Valentina On Track for August Racing Return

Lucia Valentina On Track for August Racing Return

A standout performer over major events through the 2014 Sydney Autumn Carnival, trainer Kris Lees has revealed Group 1 champion mare Lucia Valentina is on track for a return to racing in August after an impressive performance in a Newcastle barrier trial on Monday morning.

Contesting just four starts over autumn, the Savabeel mare displayed a keen turn of foot…

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Racing Calendar

Aurie's Star Handicap

9 Aug
Group 3
Flemington Racecourse
1200m
$150,000

Missile Stakes

9 Aug
Group 2
Royal Randwick Racecourse
1200m
$175,000

PB Lawrence Stakes

16 Aug
Group 2
Caulfield Racecourse
1400m
$200,000

Vain Stakes

16 Aug
Group 3
Caulfield Racecourse
1100m
$150,000

Quezette Stakes

16 Aug
Group 3
Caulfield Racecourse
1100m
$150,000

Warwick Stakes

23 Aug
Group 2
Royal Randwick Racecourse
1400m
$175,000

Silver Shadow Stakes

23 Aug
Group 2
Royal Randwick Racecourse
1200m
$175,000

Show County Quality

23 Aug
Group 3
Royal Randwick Racecourse
1200m
$125,000

Toy Show Quality

23 Aug
Group 3
Royal Randwick Racecourse
1300m
$125,000

Up And Coming Stakes

23 Aug
Group 3
Royal Randwick Racecourse
1300m
$125,000

Memsie Stakes

30 Aug
Group 1
Caulfield Racecourse
1400m
$400,000

HDF McNeil Stakes

30 Aug
Group 3
Caulfield Racecourse
1200m
$150,000

Australian Horse Racing

Since Australia’s first official race meeting in 1842, horse racing has become embedded into Australian culture with thousands of races taking place each year. From the local town handicaps to the world-renowned Melbourne Cup, racing fans across the country are enthralled with the drama, excitement and passion associated with horse racing. For many horse racing is their life, with thousands of people devoting their lives to the training and breeding of quality racehorses. The Australian racing industry has produced many names which will go down in history as racing legends. Around the world, names such as Phar Lap, Makybe Diva and Bart Cummings are famous for their victories in Australian horse races.

Governed by the Australian Racing Board, the Australian horse racing industry is flourishing with over 8 major racing carnivals taking place each year including the Sydney Autumn Carnival, Sydney Spring Carnival, Brisbane Winter Carnival, Adelaide Racing Carnival, Perth Racing Carnival, Tasmanian Racing Carnival, Melbourne Autumn Carnival and the world famous Melbourne Spring Carnival.

These carnivals host some of the world’s greatest races starting with the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic and Railway Stakes in Perth to the BMW Stakes and Golden Slipper 2015 at Rosehill in Sydney to the prestigious Melbourne Cup and Australian Cup in Melbourne. From Randwick racecourse in Sydney to the breathtaking Flemington racecourse, Australia features some of the world’s most beautiful, historical and best designed racecourses.

Now with Fashions on the Field and Ladies Day races taking place, Australian races are also serving as a great social event. Not only a celebration of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, these carnivals also serve as a way for the greater community to get together to celebrate the one thing they have in common, their love for horse racing and the frivolities that take place on the day.

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Races.com.au is designed to inform and educate horse racing enthusiasts in any area of the industry. Whether you enjoy betting on races, getting involved in raceday fashions or want to update your knowledge on racing history, this site has all the information you will need!

Horse racing is not just big in Australia but right around the world. In the UK horse racing is a hugely popular spectator sport and is one of the biggest sports for betting.