Australian racing

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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Australia’s Golden Slipper Day: Winx Seeks 32nd Straight Win In Penultimate Start

Australia’s top two-year-old horses meet at Rosehill Gardens this Friday night for Longines Golden Slipper Day and the AU$3.5 million G1 Golden Slipper Stakes, the world’s richest race for the age group. The G1 George Ryder Stakes will compete for the spotlight as Winx pursues victory in her second-to-last race, while her final race could […]

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Debut Of Australia’s All-Star Mile: No Winx Makes One Happy Clapper

A new era in Victorian racing will kick off this weekend when the world’s richest mile event, the G1 All-Star Mile, debuts at Flemington racecourse with a total purse of AU$5 million (US$3.5 million). In an exciting first-of-its-kind venture, Racing Victoria invited fans to vote for 10 of the 14 starters. The other four, including […]

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‘Scared Of Her’: Few To Challenge Winx’s Bid For 31 In A Row

Australia’s beloved racemare, Winx, will have little competition in Saturday’s Chipping Norton Stakes, as she looks to extend her winning streak to 31. Some of the best milers in the country, who could’ve taken on Winx at Randwick, raced in Melbourne last weekend instead, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. So, she’s left to face six […]

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Electrical Shocking Devices Found In Raid On Leading Australian Trainer

The Victoria Police’s Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit found four electrical shocking devices in early morning raids Wednesday on the stables of leading Australian trainer Darren Weir, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Weir and two other licensees were taken into custody by police and later released without specific charges, according to the report, which said […]

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That’ll Leave A Mark: Australian Jockey Takes Time Out To Recover From Crocodile Bite

Australian jockey Chris Symons had to take time off recently for an unusual injury — one of his crocodiles bit him, necessitating “minor surgery” to guard against infection to the wound. Symons, who the Paulick Report featured in an edition of Barn Buddies in 2017, has turned his home near Mornington into an animal sanctuary […]

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Entering 8-Year-Old Year, Winx As Enthusiastic As Ever

As she prepares for yet another racing season, the Australian supermare Winx seems in as good a form as she’s ever been, according to trainer Chris Waller. The daughter of Street Cry, who will turn 8 later this year, in preparing for her 2019 debut, likely in the Apollo Stakes at Randwick next month. In […]

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Winx Back In Pre-Training, Campaign ‘Likely’ In 2019

It’s looking a good bet race fans will get to see another year of Winx on the track. Trainer Chris Waller said on Twitter Tuesday the winner of 29 consecutive races, including four straight Cox Plates, is coming back off a rest and that a campaign for next spring (fall in Australia) is ‘likely.’ She’ll […]

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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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