Australia

Triple Crown Winner Justify Will Shuttle To Coolmore Australia

The 2019 Southern Hemisphere breeding season will see the arrival in the Hunter Valley of the only undefeated U.S. Triple Crown winner. Justify won each of his six career starts including four at Grade 1 level when becoming just the 13th Triple Crown winner in history. “Justify was a phenomenal racehorse who re-wrote the history […]

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Australia’s Golden Slipper Day: Winx Seeks 32nd Straight Win In Penultimate Start

Australia’s top two-year-old horses meet at Rosehill Gardens this Friday night for Longines Golden Slipper Day and the AU$3.5 million G1 Golden Slipper Stakes, the world’s richest race for the age group. The G1 George Ryder Stakes will compete for the spotlight as Winx pursues victory in her second-to-last race, while her final race could […]

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Winx Captures World-Record 23rd Group 1 Win, Stretches Win Streak To 31

Australian superstar mare Winx is still on a roll, and galloped to her 31st consecutive victory in Saturday’s Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick. The Street Cry mare and jockey Hugh Bowman reeled in runaway frontrunner Happy Clapper in the stretch to earn a world-record 23rd top-level victory, reports news.com.au. “I knew Blake would try […]

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‘Scared Of Her’: Few To Challenge Winx’s Bid For 31 In A Row

Australia’s beloved racemare, Winx, will have little competition in Saturday’s Chipping Norton Stakes, as she looks to extend her winning streak to 31. Some of the best milers in the country, who could’ve taken on Winx at Randwick, raced in Melbourne last weekend instead, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. So, she’s left to face six […]

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Former Korean Jockey Fujii Earns JRA License On Fifth Try

It’s always nice to see various alumni of Korean racing around the world doing well, and this week began with the news that Kanichiro (Joe) Fujii, who rode full-time at Busan from 2012 to 2014 and has been a frequent return visitor since, has achieved his long-standing ambition of passing the JRA Jockey’s License exams […]

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Farewell Tour: Winx Kicks Off Final Season With 30th Consecutive Victory

Australia supermare Winx broke a new record on Saturday, becoming the first Australian horse to win 30 consecutive races. The 7-year-old daughter of Street Cry captured the Group 2 Apollo Stakes at Randwick for a third time, extending her unbeaten streak and kicking off what is expected to be her final season of racing under […]

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Champion Winx Returns To Racing In Saturday’s Apollo Stakes At Randwick

Putting her win streak on the line, Australian wondermare Winx will be chasing a 30th consecutive victory in Saturday’s Group 2 Apollo Stakes at Royal Randwick, reports The Daily Telegraph. The Chris Waller-trained daughter of Street Cry is expected to make four more starts before her retirement, culminating in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes […]

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Trainer Weir Charged By Racing Victoria, All Entrants Scratched Through Monday

The Victoria Police’s Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit found four electrical shocking devices in early morning raids Wednesday on the stables of leading Australian trainer Darren Weir, and on Friday the trainer and two of his assistants were charged by Racing Victoria stewards. Weir is best known as conditioner of 2015 Melbourne Cup winner Prince of […]

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Old Friends: 28-Year-Old Australian Champion Bint Marscay Euthanized

1993 Golden Slipper winner Bint Marscay has died. The 28-year-old mare, who resided at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY, was euthanized Monday evening due to complications of chronic arthritis. Michael Blowen, founder and president of Old Friends, made the announcement Tuesday morning. Bred and campaigned in Australia, the daughter of Marscay […]

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Winx Shows Steady Pace In First Barrier Trial Of 2019

On Tuesday morning at Rosehill, Australian superstar Winx cruised through her first barrier trial of the 2019 season. In true Winx-ian form, reports sportingnews.com, the mare coasted around the course to finish the 900-meter trial in seventh, as usual not asked to display any of her talent by jockey Hugh Bowman. It was the 12th consecutive […]

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