Australia

Waller ‘Comin’ Through’ Hong Kong Mile En Route To More International Races

Chris Waller, who has garnered worldwide acclaim as the trainer of champion mare Winx, sees Comin’ Through’s Sunday mission in the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile as a stepping stone to his stable having a greater international presence. The eight-time champion Sydney trainer, just last week nominated 15 horses for next year’s Dubai World Cup […]

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Bad Luck Hopefully At An End For Hong Kong Vase Candidate Red Verdon

It’s been quite an adventure, or perhaps misadventure, over the past 10 weeks for the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase candidate Red Verdon and his ever attentive companion Robin Trevor-Jones, assistant to trainer Ed Dunlop. The story begins with his late September flight to Australia which was delayed mid-route, for some 14 hours, when the […]

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Winx Voted Winner Of 2018 Secretariat Vox Populi Award

Horse racing’s fans have spoken, and Winx, Australia’s queen of racing, has been voted the winner of the 2018 Secretariat Vox Populi Award in the year-end online poll. Created by Secretariat’s owner Penny Chenery, the award annually recognizes the horse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the general public and gained recognition for […]

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Australian Stewards Elect Not To Punish Trainers In Altrenogest Cases

Two Australian trainers had horses return positive tests for steroids in late 2017 and early 2018, but neither will be punished by Racing Victoria stewards, reports racenet.com.au. In these cases, it was determined that the use of altrenogest – a medication which keeps mares from going into season – caused “small but detectable positives to banned […]

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The Cliffsofmoher Euthanized After Fracturing Shoulder In Melbourne Cup

For the fourth time in the past six years, a horse has died during the running of the “Race That Stops A Nation,” Australia’s Melbourne Cup, reports the Otago Daily Times. This Tuesday, it was Aidan O’Brien trainee The Cliffsofmoher who suffered a fractured shoulder during the running of the race and subsequently had to be […]

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No Talk Of Retiring Winx: Australian Champion May Race One More Year

Trainer Chris Waller reiterated that there has been no discussion about retiring Australian superstar Winx, according to foxsports.com.au. Following her record-setting fourth Cox Plate triumph the mare will get a well-deserved rest, but she may well return for another campaign next year. “We will all sit down and talk about her future in a few weeks,” […]

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Team Winx ‘Emotional’ After Mare’s Electric Record-Setting Cox Plate Victory

She’s done it. Australia’s Winx captured her 29th straight race on Saturday, and in so doing became the first horse to ever win the prestigious Cox Plate four times. According to news.com.au, the star mare made the victory look easy, defeated Benbatl and Humidor with her patented stretch run. “I can’t believe it,” said jockey Hugh […]

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‘Sporting Great’ Winx Absolutely ‘Electric’ Ahead Of Cox Plate

Australian supermare Winx is preparing to defend her title in the Cox Plate for a record fourth time on Saturday, and trainer Chris Waller told The Sydney Morning Herald that the 7-year-old is ready to show her best effort. “She is just electric at the moment,” Waller said. “She is simply in the zone. I don’t […]

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Godolphin Continues Banner 2018 With Best Solution Winning Caulfield Cup

Godolphin continued a strong 2018 racing season with a victory by Best Solution in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup on Saturday. According to theirishfield.ie, the 4-year-old son of Kodiac led all the way and prevailed by a head over Homesman to earn a third G1 win in a row. He will make his next start in […]

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RMTC Advisory: Altrenogest Involved In Anabolic Steroid Positives

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium issued the following advisory: Recently, there have been several positive findings for low level detections of the anabolic steroids trenbolone and trendione in Australia. Trenbolone is considered an androgenic anabolic steroid (AAS) with several formulations having FDA approval for use in cattle. Trendione is a metabolite of trenbolone and an […]

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