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Australian Race Horse Owner Charged In Cocaine Smuggling Sting

Prominent Australian Thoroughbred owner Damion Flower was arrested on charges of cocaine smuggling, reports abc.net.au. Police are claiming that the drugs were smuggled into Australia on commercial flights from South Africa, and Flower is facing six charges of commercial quantity importation of a controlled drug. Lawyer Chris Watson indicated that Flower would plead not guilty. The […]

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Ticked Off: Asian Longhorned Tick Confirmed In Kentucky

The University of Kentucky has reported that the Asian longhorned tick has appeared in the state. An invasive tick from Australia and East Asia, the arachnids have been reported in 10 states and their population is steadily moving northwest. Their rapid rise in numbers is because Asian longhorned tick can reproduce without mating; the female […]

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Spendthrift Australia Sets 2019 Roster And Fees

Spendthrift Australia has set service fees for its roster of six stallions for 2019, led by multiple Group 1-winning 2-year-old Bolt d’Oro who will stand his debut season for $13,750 (US$9,588) including Goods and Service Tax. The son of Medaglia d’Oro will shuttle after covering a full book of mares in his first season at […]

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Bolt D’Oro To Become ‘Highest-Profile Stallion’ Shuttling To Spendthrift Australia

Bolt d’Oro (USA), the multiple Group 1-winning millionaire by Medaglia d’Oro and a leading U.S. two-year-old of 2017, will shuttle to Spendthrift Australia to stand the upcoming breeding season. A service fee has been set at $13,750 Inc. GST which will be payable on live foal terms. “Bolt d’Oro will be the highest-profile stallion to […]

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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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