About Melbourne Horse Racing

As Australia’s second most populated city, Melbourne is among the largest metropolitan areas in the country.

Situated in the south-east of the country, Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria and retains a large history of cultural and sporting development. The city has evolved into a centre of arts, commerce, education, industry, sports and tourism.

With an increasing population of just under 4,000,000 people, Melbourne has been in the worldwide public eye over the last few years; largely after playing host to the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Labelled the cultural and sporting capital of Australia, Melbourne takes pride in its football, cricket, rugby league and horse racing with numerous sporting events and some of the leading teams in many major sports.

The city contains a plethora of Victorian and contemporary architecture, with plenty of character exuding from its core.

Melbourne CBD at Night

Melbourne CBD at Night

Melbourne Racecourses

Melbourne is absolutely the home of horse racing in Australia. While each state has its big races, the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival is the most important period of racing each year. While most people focus only on the Flemington Spring Racing Carnival, Melbourne racing is also held at several other racecourses.

Flemington Racecourse

Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse plays host to the annual Melbourne Cup, a sprint horse racing festival which attracts thousands of visitors every year. Highly regarded as one of the richest turf races in the world, the Melbourne Cup provides a highly lucrative opportunity to make some money online. Online bookmakers across the nation focus on this event and offer plentiful guidance and information to help you to make the best choice

Caulfield Racecourse

Caulfield Racecourse is the home of the Victoria Racing Club and it hosts many major races in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. These include the Caulfield Cup, the Caulfield Guineas, the Thousand Guineas, and the Underwood Stakes. For those who follow more than the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield is considered the home of Melbourne horse racing.

Sandown Racecourse

Not as eminent as Flemington or Caulfield, Sandown Racecourse is nevertheless host to some major races like the Sandown Classic, Sandown Guineas, and Sandown Stakes.

Moonee Valley Racecourse

Moonee Valley Racecourse is one of the closest racecourses to the heart of Melbourne, and it offers Melburnians some major races such as the Manikato Stakes and the prestigious WS Cox Plate.

Geelong Racecourse

The Geelong Racecourse is certainly not a major course, but it does hold the Geelong Cup. Despite being only Group 3 status, the Geelong Cup is considered an excellent guide for Melbourne Cup performance as it has one of the longest lengths out of the lead up races.

Spring Racing

Waterhouse Eyeing Myer Classic...

Caulfield Cup Results: Best So...

Caulfield Cup Results: Best Solution Caps Another Big Weekend for Godolphin

For the second weekend in a row it was the Godolphin blue on top at Caulfield...

Thinkin’ Big? Think Vict...

Thinkin’ Big? Think Victoria Derby Favourite

Thinkin’ Big is on track for the Victoria Derby next month after...

Ethereal Stakes: A Verry Ellee...

Ethereal Stakes: A Verry Elleegant Ride Sees New VRC Oaks Favourite Emerge

Lots of good horses looked a chance on Saturday at Caulfield, but nobody came...

Caulfield Cup: Track Downgrade...

Caulfield Cup: Track Downgrade Should Suit Youngstar Nicely

Last fortnight’s Turnbull Stakes provided us with two things –...

Horse Racing Today

Quiet Ride the Key for Caulfie...

Early Spell for Waller Four-Ye...

Early Spell for Waller Four-Year Old Unforgotten

A disappointing eighth in last weekend’s Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) has...

Oohood can break the hoodoo in...

Oohood can break the hoodoo in the 2018 Caulfield Guineas

Trainer Tony McEvoy thinks his filly Oohood has a great chance of breaking the...

Smart Melody humming along nic...

Smart Melody humming along nicely towards 2018 Thousand Guineas

Unbeaten filly Smart Melody is humming along nicely as she steps up to Group 1...

Outside barrier ok for D’...

Outside barrier ok for D’Argento in 2018 Ladbrokes Stakes

Jockey James McDonald won’t offer the outside barrier as an excuse if race...

Race Results

Waterhouse Eyeing Myer Classic for Tristarc Winner Shumookh

Caulfield Cup Results: Best Solution Caps Another Big Weekend for Godolphin

Thinkin’ Big? Think Victoria Derby Favourite

Ethereal Stakes: A Verry Elleegant Ride Sees New VRC Oaks Favourite Emerge

2018 Caulfield Sprint: Eduardo Claims Group Two Glory

Race Previews

Caulfield Cup: Track Downgrade Should Suit Youngstar Nicely

Weir: Peaceful State Has ‘Terrible Race Style’

Quiet Ride the Key for Caulfield Cup Hopeful Night’s Watch

Weight & Distance No Worries for Youngstar, But Barrier Might Be

Caulfield Cup: Youngstar Improving, But Kerrin McEvoy Wary of Night’s Watch

Fields & Form

Weir: Peaceful State Has ‘Terrible Race Style’

Quiet Ride the Key for Caulfield Cup Hopeful Night’s Watch

Oohood can break the hoodoo in the 2018 Caulfield Guineas

Smart Melody humming along nicely towards 2018 Thousand Guineas

Outside barrier ok for D’Argento in 2018 Ladbrokes Stakes