Australian racing

Godolphin Primed To Cap Melbourne Cup With G1 Mackinnon Stakes Victory?

After finally tasting victory in the G1 Lexus Melbourne Cup with the British-bred Cross Counter (son of Teofilo) with jockey Kerrin McEvoy this week, Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin racing stable is targeting another G1 race at Melbourne’s Flemington racecourse this weekend – the Seppelt Mackinnon Stakes. Godolphin, which also garnered major wins on the turf at […]

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Godolphin Wins First Melbourne Cup With Cross Counter

Godolphin has tried for many years to win “The Race That Stops A Nation,” and Tuesday at Flemington Racecourse in Australia, the drought ended with a victory by 3-year-old Cross Counter (GB) in the Melbourne Cup for Sheik Mohammed’s team, including trainer Charlie Appleby and jockey Kerrin Mcevoy. Mcevoy gave the son of Teofilo a […]

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Melbourne Cup Carnival: Is This The Year Of Godolphin, Gai Waterhouse?

Australia’s most storied horse racing event, the Melbourne Cup Carnival (Nov.2nd to 9th), is upon us. For trainer Gai Waterhouse, Victoria Derby favorite Thinkin’ Big (3/1) will present an opportunity to achieve an honor that narrowly eluded her 23 years ago – a Derby-Melbourne Cup double. Meanwhile, racing stable Godolphin will look to put an […]

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No Talk Of Retiring Winx: Australian Champion May Race One More Year

Trainer Chris Waller reiterated that there has been no discussion about retiring Australian superstar Winx, according to foxsports.com.au. Following her record-setting fourth Cox Plate triumph the mare will get a well-deserved rest, but she may well return for another campaign next year. “We will all sit down and talk about her future in a few weeks,” […]

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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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Will Redzel Climb Everest Again, Repeat In World’s Richest Turf Race?

The next champion of the world’s richest race on turf will be crowned this Friday night in the AU$13 million (US$9 million) TAB Everest at Royal Randwick racecourse. The Everest is a wide-open betting affair (6/1 the field) with the world’s best sprinters, like last year’s winner Redzel, Trapeze Artist and the Aidan O’Brien-trained U […]

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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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Racing Personalities Fill Stalls For ‘Climbing Everest’ Charity Event In Australia

The world will be watching as a field of 12 horses descends on Royal Randwick racecourse to compete in the second running of the $13 million (AUD) TAB Everest next Friday, Oct. 12th . This year’s edition offers added excitement as Sky Racing Word, the Louisville, Kentucky-based distributor of international horse-racing content and subsidiary of […]

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Winx Looks For 28th Straight Win, Repeat In Turnbull Stakes On Way To Fourth Cox Plate

This Friday night, champion mare Winx targets the Turnbull Stakes, her final G1 race before attempting an historic fourth-straight win in the Cox Plate on Oct 26th. The defending champion in the Turnbull, Winx is also looking to achieve an unprecedented second Turnbull-Cox Plate double. In addition, Turnbull Stakes Day counts down to the Lexus […]

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