Australian racing

Why The Long Face? Horsey McHorseface Set To Make Long-Awaited Racing Debut

Fan-favorite Horsey McHorseface will make his highly-anticipated career debut when he heads to the starting gate at Kembla Grange in New South Wales, Australia, April 22. The 3-year-old gelding by Nadeem is entered in the first race on the card – a five-furlong maiden contest. Named as a nod to the British research vessel, ‘Boaty […]

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Dual G1 Winner Mshawish To Shuttle To Australia’s Swettenham Stud

Swettenham Stud has announced that Mshawish, the dual Group 1 winning son and highest earning entire of champion Medaglia d’Oro will be joining their stallion roster in 2017. A coup for Victorian breeders, Mshawish will be standing at Swettenham Stud in partnership with Al Shaqab and Taylor Made Farm. Swettenham Stud owner, Adam Sangster has forged […]

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Cobalt Scandal: Racing Victoria To Appeal Court Decision Clearing Two Trainers

Representatives of Racing Victoria confirmed that they will appeal a decision handed down in March by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) that cleared trainers Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh of all cobalt offenses. Racing.com reports that in Dec. 2015, O’Brien was suspended for four years and Kavanagh three by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board after they […]

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Australia: McDonald Loses Second Appeal Of 18-Month Ban

Jockey James McDonald has failed in his second attempt to have an 18-month ban overturned. Racing.com reports that McDonald, who was the retained rider for Godolphin in Australia, was suspended late last year by Racing NSW stewards after he was found guilty of placing a $1000 bet on the colt Astern, prior to the 2-year-old colt’s […]

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Winx A ‘Supreme Athlete’; Australian Wonder-Mare Wins 17th Straight Race

Before the largest crowd to grace the Randwick oval in the modern era (26,801), Winx scored a 17th consecutive victory in Saturday’s Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes. The daughter of Street Cry crossed the line more than five lengths in front of her old rival Hartnell, according to The Herald Sun, earning her 12th Group […]

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Haslett: Odds Stacked In Favor Of Winx Extending Winning Streak In Queen Elizabeth

The climax of The Championships takes place this weekend in Sydney, where all eyes are on Longines’ equal best-ranked international horse, Winx. The 5-year-old mare is racing in the $4 million AUD ($3 million) Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes to attempt a 17th straight victory. Although Winx is the firm favorite, in racing anything can […]

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Chautauqua, It’s Somewhat Earn Breeders’ Cup Berths In Australia Saturday

R & C Legh Racing and GPI Racing’s 6-year-old gelding Chautauqua (AUS) reasserted himself as one of the world’s top turf sprinters with a dramatic last-to first victory over 14 rivals in the $2.5 million Darley TJ Smith Stakes (G1) at Royal Randwick on Saturday. It was his third consecutive TJ Smith Stakes win and […]

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Haslett: Who Will Step Up In Australia’s ‘The Championships’?

The pinnacle of the Australian racing season, the two-week The Championships kicks off this weekend. The nation’s top horses will compete in Sydney for a share of $20.2 million AUD ($15.4 million) in prizes. While next weekend’s Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes will see Winx, Longines’ equal-best ranked racehorse internationally, aim for her 17th straight […]

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Royal Ascot Opportunity Awaits For Melbourne Cup Winner Michelle Payne

Michelle Payne, who made history in 2015 when she became the first female jockey to win the Group 1 Melbourne Cup, will journey to England to ride at Royal Ascot in June. The Racing Post reports that Payne will ride Group 2 winner Kaspersky for her friend, trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam. Kaspersky is targeting the G1 Queen Anne on […]

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Haslett: Winx Vs Chautauqua Matchup Highlights Australia’s Golden Slipper Day

Legendary Australian mare Winx, who was recently ranked the joint number one racehorse internationally alongside Arrogate by Longines, is looking to extend her 15-race winning streak in Sydney’s Golden Slipper Day this weekend. The 5-year-old champion is the favorite to win the G1 George Ryder Stakes, but she could be upset by Chautauqua, now ranked […]

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