Australia

Winx Has To ‘Dig Deep’ For 28th Consecutive Victory

Australian supermare Winx captured her 28th consecutive start on Saturday, but she didn’t display her customary dominant style, reported abc.net.au. Second-last at the head of the stretch, Hugh Bowman had to wait until the last possible moment to give her the cue to go. The Street Cry mare came flying to win the Group 1 […]

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27 And Counting: ‘Superstar’ Winx Does It Again

Australian supermare Winx has now won 27 races in a row, taking out Saturday’s Group 1 George Main Stakes at Randwick under regular rider Hugh Bowman. It is the Street Cry mare’s 20th G1 victory and 29th stakes win; the latter number overtakes the Australian record previously held by Sunline. “If you expect to win […]

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Resetting Receptors: Indian Herb Could Help Prevent Laminitis

A new study out of Queensland, Australia, shows that a traditional Indian herb may help hyperinsulinemic horses and ponies at risk of laminitis. Hyperinsulinemia occurs when too much insulin is produced in response to glucose. A team of researchers from University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology searched for a way to reduce the […]

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O’Brien Brothers Best Dad In Irish Derby With Latrobe

Brothers Joseph and Donnacha O’Brien combined for an historic Irish Derby success on Saturday when Latrobe came out on top at the Curragh. Joseph O’Brien, who won the race on Camelot, Latrobe’s sire, and on Australia, was providing his younger brother with his first win in the race and in turn, they denied their father […]

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Equine Abortions in Australia Linked To Bird-Borne Pathogen

A cluster of equine abortions in New South Wales have been linked to a pathogen carried by birds. The bacterium, called Chlamydia psittaci, is also able to infect humans and other mammals. Parrots carry the strain that caused the abortions in Australia. In 2016, regional equine reproductive loss was reported in New South Wales; researchers […]

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Dettori Could Have Massive Royal Ascot Meet With Cracksman, Redkirk Warrior

Frankie Dettori, the most successful current jockey at Royal Ascot with 56 winners, talked about how special Royal Ascot is to him. He said: “It was a year ago today that I broke my shoulder and it was awful. To me, Ascot is everything and to injure myself four days’ before it last year’s Royal […]

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Drought In Australia Affecting Even Large Thoroughbred Farms

Drought conditions in Australia are affecting all livestock owners, including large Thoroughbred breeding farms, with an increased cost for hay and the potential for limited quality hay in the near future. Farms like Yarraman Stud and Arrowfield are considering or have implemented an additional fee on horse owners to cover the rising cost of quality […]

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Tick Trouble: Foreign Longhorn Tick Found In VA

The second case of an invasive and exotic tick has been reported to the Virginia Department of Agriculture. Found in Warren County on horses that are locally owned, the first report of a longhorn (bush) tick was on a calf in Albemarle County. Native to Japan, China and Australia, little is known about these ticks […]

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Black Caviar: Daughter Retired, Colt Prince Of Caviar Makes Debut

The offspring of the great Australian racemare Black Caviar are headed in different directions: Oscietra, her daughter, has officially been retired, while juvenile son Prince of Caviar finished fourth on debut at Sandown. According to racing.com, Oscietra (Exceed and Excel) has been retired sound with two wins from five starts. Prince of Caviar settled at the […]

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Will English Surprise Again In Australia’s Kingsford Smith Cup?

This Friday night’s racing at Brisbane’s Doomben Racecourse promises an exciting rematch for the top runners in the G1 Doomben 10,000 earlier this month. After her surprise victory over two Everest favorites, the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained English now rallies to once again overcome the odds (4/1) and defeat her familiar rivals Le Romain […]

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