Australian horse racing

Australia: Epsom Handicap, Turnbull Stakes Have Historic Connections To U.S. Racing

This Friday night’s racing from Australia is highlighted by a pair of time-honored Group One races: the Epsom Handicap at Royal Randwick in Sydney and the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington in Melbourne. Both races were inaugurated in 1865, are steeped in tradition and hold fascinating storylines for North American racing fans. The Epsom, named for […]

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Sky Racing World Brings Back ‘Climbing Everest,’ Featuring North American Racing Personalities

In Australia on Friday night, 18th October, a field of 12 Australian sprint racing stars will line up at Royal Randwick racecourse for the third running of the $14 million (AUD) TAB Everest over 6 furlongs. Creating further anticipation for the world’s richest sprint race on turf is the ‘Climbing Everest’ promotion, which was launched […]

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Australian Hall Of Fame Trainer David Hayes Returns To Hong Kong Racing

David Hayes is returning to Hong Kong as a Hong Kong Jockey Club licensed trainer. The Australian Hall of Famer will rejoin the trainers’ roster at Sha Tin for the start of the 2020/21 season.   The Jockey Club officially unveiled Hayes during a media conference at Sha Tin Racecourse this morning, Tuesday, 10 September. “My […]

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Australia: Veteran Trainer Bruce Purcell In Coma After Horse Kicks Him

Longtime Australian Thoroughbred trainer Bruce Purcell was placed in a medically induced coma Friday after being kicked in the head by a horse, the Herald-Sun reported. The incident reportedly happened while the 76-year-old was unloading horses. He was airlifted to a Melbourne hospital. There were more developments this week in Australian, when it was revealed […]

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Australia: Doomben 10,000 Kicks Off Queensland Winter Racing Carnival

The Queensland Winter Racing Carnival schedule shifts into high gear this weekend with Group 1 racing commencing at Doomben racecourse. Beginning with the G1 Doomben 10,000 on the night of Friday May 10th, the Carnival will stage eight Group 1 races over four consecutive weekends between Doomben and Eagle Farm racecourses, ending with the G1 […]

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Leading Australian Sire Redoute’s Choice Euthanized At 23

Australian champion sire Redoute’s Choice died Monday morning at Arrowfield Stud. The 23 year-old son of Danehill was humanely euthanized after suffering a traumatic loss of mobility which could not be restored, despite intensive care by Arrowfield’s veterinary and stallion teams. “Redoute’s Choice is such a big part of all our lives, and right now […]

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Haslett: Where Were You When Winx Chased Home Fourth Straight Cox Plate?

Are you ready to watch Australian super-mare Winx make history this weekend at Melbourne’s Moonee Valley racecourse? If she achieves an unprecedented fourth-straight G1 Cox Plate, her legacy would arguably surpass the achievements of Zenyatta and American Pharaoh. All that stands between Winx and legendary status are Godolphin’s Benbatl and local rival Humidor. From 2015 to […]

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Protestors Light Up Their Ire Over Sydney Opera House Racing Promotion

Hundreds of protestors booed and chanted during a controversial 20-minute promotion displayed on the famed sails of the Sydney Opera House Tuesday. The demonstrators also shined their cell phone lights in an attempt to block the images. The promotion was put on by Racing New South Wales to advertise the TAB Everest Stakes, billed as […]

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Australia: Sydney Opera House Site Of Battle Over Horse Racing Promotion

A plan to project a racing advertisement on the famed sails of the Sydney Opera House has sparked controversy in Australia. Racing New South Wales pitched the idea to promote the upcoming world’s richest turf race, the TAB Everest. The Sydney Opera House initially rejected the proposal but a state official overruled and allowed a […]

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Report: Wagering On Racing Outpaces Sports Betting In Australia

Despite the presence of sports betting, horses still take most of the wagering dollars in Australia, according to a report publicized this week by HorseTalk New Zealand. A survey of the 2017 betting market found racing, including harness and greyhound, makes up roughly 75 percent of the Australian market. Sports betting comprises about 25 percent. […]

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