Australian racing

Wrona: With Namesake Retired, Friday Night’s Winx Stakes Arrives On Unfamiliar Landscape

Top-level Australian racing returns to Randwick this week with the running of the 2019 G1 Winx Stakes, although the landscape will look decidedly unfamiliar without the greatness of Winx gracing the turf in her namesake race. With the southern hemisphere racing and breeding season having commenced on August 1, the nation awaits word of Winx […]

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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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Trainers In Australia Warned About Presence Of Anabolic Steroids In Injectable Omeprazole

Racing NSW issued the following alert to trainers this week:  Racing NSW Stewards have been provided with the analytical results from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) confirming the presence of the Anabolic Androgenic Steroid testosterone in a bottle of Omeprazole 100mg/mL injection manufactured by BOVA Australia used for the management of gastric ulcers. Racing NSW and BOVA Australia […]

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Australia: The Bostonian Eyes Historic Group 1 Triple Crown in Stradbroke Handicap

While this Saturday’s Belmont Stakes will run without a Triple Crown-contender, Australia’s G1 Stradbroke Handicap features The Bostonian, a horse just one victory away from conquering the trinity of Brisbane’s Group 1 sprints. He would be the first horse to ever accomplish the feat. The Bostonian set course toward the monumental target after recording victories […]

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Australia: Waller Chases History At Group 1 Doomben Cup Meeting

The Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival heads into its second weekend of Group 1 racing at Doomben racecourse, with Doomben Cup Day serving as an exciting lead up to the 144th running of the Preakness Stakes. Nine races will take place on the night of Friday, May 17th but the main attraction will be the G1 […]

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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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Winx Closes Out Storied Career With 33rd Consecutive Victory

Australian champion mare Winx provided a fairy tale ending to an historic Thoroughbred racing career on Saturday at Royal Randwick in Sydney, defeating males in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes for the third consecutive career and extending her winning streak to 33 races. Twenty-five of those wins for the 7-year-old daughter of Street Cry […]

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Winx Tries For 33 Straight, World’s Top-Earning Status In Final Career Start

Australia’s super mare Winx has her sights on a grand farewell in the G1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes, set for Day 2 of The Championships at Sydney’s Royal Randwick racecourse, on Friday April 12th. In what will be her final appearance, Winx will look to topple US racing legend Arrogate as the all-time leading money earner, […]

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Australia: The Championships Kick Off Ahead Of Winx Career Finale

Sydney’s autumn racing carnival will offer another spectacular night of competition this Friday when The Championships – Australia’s answer to The Breeders’ Cup – get underway at Royal Randwick racecourse. Over the next two weekends, The Championships will showcase top equine talent in some of the season’s most anticipated events.   While Day 1 will […]

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Friday Night Lights: Australia’s Best Prepare For The Championships

This Friday’s Tancred Stakes day at Rosehill provides a final opportunity to see Australia’s top race horses in action ahead of The Championships, the Australian equivalent to the Breeders’ Cup, on April 5th and April 12th at Royal Randwick. The Rosehill program features two Group 1 races – the Tancred Stakes and the Vinery Stud […]

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