Australian racing

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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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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