• Glossary of Australian racing terms

    The influx of foreign horses into the Melbourne Cup has seen a proportional rise in interest in the race from…

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  • 2017 Melbourne Cup Result

    Position No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price 1 22 REKINDLING (GB) Joseph O’Brien Corey Brown 4 51.5kg…

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  • Five trends to keep in mind when making your 2017 Melbourne Cup picks

    The 2017 Melbourne Cup is almost here, and all the pundits are making their calls for the year’s biggest race.…

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  • The 2017 Melbourne Cup: a preview

    The countdown to the 2017 Melbourne Cup has begun. The hype ahead of the race has largely focused on last…

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  • What are Australia’s richest races?

    Thoroughbred racing is big business in Australia, with over a hundred million dollars in prize money paid out in races…

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  • The World’s Most Famous Racecourses

    Since thoroughbred horseracing became a popular past-time for the English nobility many hundreds of years ago, a handful of racecourses…

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  • The World’s Most Famous Stayers Races

    Stayer’s races provide a unique test of a racehorse’s endurance and stamina. Usually contested by horses specifically bred to compete…

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  • The Biggest Melbourne Cup Flops

    Technically speaking flops in the Melbourne Cup are not an unusual event. In a race that has seen an antepost…

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  • Five horses to watch ahead of the 2017 Melbourne Cup

    The Spring racing season is underway, and with it the build-up the Spring Racing Carnival’s big highlight, the 2017 Melbourne…

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  • How to place a Melbourne Cup bet

    Every year the Melbourne Cup introduces tens of thousands of people to the exciting sport of thoroughbred racing. A significant portion…

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  • The 5 best horseracing apps

    Smartphone apps are revolutionising the way that people manage their lives and have fun. Horseracing is no different, with hundreds…

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  • The 5 greatest Australian racehorses never to win the Melbourne Cup

    There’s been plenty of debate over which Melbourne Cup winners rank amongst the greatest Australian racehorses of all time. However,…

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  • Five ways to place better bets on the Melbourne Cup

    It’s been claimed that up to 80% of the adult population of Australia place bets on the Melbourne Cup. The…

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  • 2017 Spring Racing Carnival calendar

    Don’t miss a single moment of the action from Australia’s biggest races with our 2017 Spring Racing Carnival Calendar. Saturday…

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  • The strangest Melbourne Cup customs

    The Melbourne Cup is an unusual race in more way than one. You probably already know it’s the richest race…

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  • The Melbourne Cup by Numbers

    Presenting your favourite race, in numbers: 6200000 – the Melbourne Cup prize fund, in AU$ 122736 – the biggest crowd…

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  • Melbourne Cup Winner

    What does history tell us about the average Melbourne Cup winner?

    Over the last century or so Melbourne Cup winners have come in all shapes and sizes, which is part of…

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  • The craziest moments in racing history

    Racing may be serious business for bookies, jockeys, trainers, owners and some punters. But that doesn’t mean it can’t produce…

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  • Melbourne Cup Winner

    The Melbourne Cup winner’s coat colour (and why it doesn’t matter)

    There are only a handful of horse races in the world that capture the attention of the general public.  These…

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  • The world’s toughest horse races

    There’s no such thing as an easy horse race. Even a 1km sprint can take a considerable toll on both…

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  • The most ridiculous racehorse names of all time

    What do you get when you have some of the richest, most bored people on the planet investing time and…

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  • The best of the best: Australia’s greatest racehorses

    Australia boasts one of the strongest and most vibrant racing cultures in the world, with a thoroughbred racing heritage that…

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  • 7 things you didn’t know about the Melbourne Cup

    The Melbourne Cup is such a big part of Australian sporting culture that almost everyone has a good grasp of…

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  • The 5 Greatest Melbourne Cup Moments

    The World’s toughest Group 1 handicap race has produced so many memorable moments over its illustrious history that it was…

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