Australian racing

Winx guns for her 16th straight win in the George Ryder Stakes (Steve Hart photo)
Haslett: Winx Vs Chautauqua Matchup Highlights Australia’s Golden Slipper Day

Legendary Australian mare Winx, who was recently ranked the joint number one racehorse internationally alongside Arrogate by Longines, is looking to extend her 15-race winning streak in Sydney’s Golden Slipper Day this weekend. The 5-year-old champion is the favorite to win the G1 George Ryder Stakes, but she could be upset by Chautauqua, now ranked […]

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Winx faces eight rivals in the G1 George Ryder Stakes
Winx To Face Eight Challengers In Group 1 George Ryder Stakes

Winx will face eight rivals in her attempt to notch her 16th-consecutive win in Saturday’s Group 1 George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill. The daughter of Street Cry will break from post eight in the George Ryder, a race which she captured last year. A victory in the 1500-meter race would improve her record to 20 wins […]

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At 6-1, The United States is a major contender for the Australian Cup
Will The United States Triumph In Australia’s Super Saturday Meet?

Can Irish-bred 6-year-old colt The United States beat the favorites in this weekend’s G1 Australian Cup, a major race in the Super Saturday meet at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne? Along with the G1 Lexus Newmarket Handicap, the Australian Cup is one of nine races scheduled for Super Saturday, which features an all “black type” program, […]

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TVG, Sky Racing World Partnership To Expand Australian Racing Coverage

Sky Racing World, the Louisville, Kentucky-based exclusive distributor of Southern Hemisphere horse-racing content to the Americas and subsidiary of Australian wagering operator Tabcorp, has announced an expanded partnership with TVG, the Los Angeles, California-headquartered racing-focused TV network and advance depositing wagering (ADW) site. The companies’ new media partnership will see increased TV coverage of Australian […]

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Australia: Slots For $10M ‘The Everest’ Now Open To Bidding

Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club today officially announced details of the terms and conditions and bidding process for slot licenses in the $10 million The Everest to be run at Royal Randwick Racecourse on 14 October 2017. The terms and conditions of The Everest and Bid forms are available on both the Racing […]

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Haslett: Who Are Key Contenders For The Australian Derby?

With 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah heading to Australia to stand at Coolmore Stud in the Hunter Valley, US race fans have even more reason to focus on Southern Hemisphere racing, especially with the Australian Derby on the horizon. This weekend alone, three important stops are scheduled on the road to the prestigious Sydney […]

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Hugh Bowman celebrates aboard Winx after her 2nd consecutive Cox Plate victory in 2016.
‘She Makes Her Own Luck’: Winx Gallops To 15th Straight Victory

Australia’s wonder-mare added a 10th Group 1 win to her collection on Saturday, making the Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick her 15th consecutive victory as she won the race for the second year in a row. The gutsy daughter of Street Cry laid in mid-pack while wide, and when jockey Hugh Bowman asked for a […]

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Winx (right) has won 14 straight, while Arrogate has earned more than $11 million in just seven races
Haslett: A Winx Vs Arrogate Dream Matchup?

The world’s best racehorse is today as much a tale of two countries and their track types as the horses themselves. Top-rated Arrogate, according to the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, has excelled on dirt courses, winning the G1 Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park last month and the G1 Breeders Cup Classic at Santa Anita last […]

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‘The Fight Between Coal And Foals’: Hunter Valley Mining Proposal Rejected For Fourth Time

Thoroughbred farms based in Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia, won yet another major victory after a coal mine proposed for the area was rejected by area planners. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports that the NSW Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) rejected a bid from Anglo American Mining regarding its Drayton South project. It was the fourth time that the company has been […]

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Waterhouse (right) with training partner Adrian Bott (left) at Magic Millions
Haslett: Trainers To Watch Down Under In 2017

Two of the world’s 10 best-ranked racehorses have Southern Hemisphere trainers. The second best-ranked Winx is trained by Sydney-based New Zealander Chris Waller, while Australian John O’Shea of the Godolphin Stable is behind Hartnell, rated 8th. Waller’s and O’Shea’s prize horses are set to go head-to-head again within weeks, but they are by no means […]

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