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Australian All-Stars: New Fan’s Choice Contest To Be The World’s Richest Mile Race

“It’s your race, they’re your All-Stars.” In an exciting first for Australian racing, fans will get the chance to determine who contests the nation’s newest feature race following an announcement by the Victorian racing industry. Racing Victoria (RV) and the State’s three metropolitan racing clubs – the Victoria Racing Club (VRC), Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) […]

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New Zealand: Owner Of Gingernuts Experiences ‘Fainting Episode’ When Horse Goes Wrong

New Zealand star Thoroughbred Gingernuts (Iffraaj) was preparing for a start in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes at Flemington when jockey Michael Dee felt the 4-year-old take a bad step. ”He was cantering down beautifully then I felt something go amiss,” Dee told racing.com. ”I felt it happen and then got off straight away.” After […]

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Melbourne Cup To Be Shown Live On FS1 In Partnership With NYRA

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today that FS1 has partnered with NYRA to present national coverage for the first time of the 157th running of the Group 1 Melbourne Cup. Airing in the United States on Monday, November 6, and with limited commercial interruption made possible by NYRA Bets, the AUD$6.25 million […]

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‘Remarkable’ Winx Storms To Her 21st Consecutive Victory

Racing for the first time at Flemington Racecourse, Australia’s superstar mare Winx added to her resume with a 21st consecutive victory in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes. The sensational daughter of Street Cry defeated her rivals by an easy 6 1/2 lengths. ”It’s an honour to be part of all this,” part-owner Debbie Kepitis told […]

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Oscietra, Daughter Of Black Caviar, ‘Did Everything Right’ In Her First Start

Wondermare Black Caviar’s first foal Oscietra took the first step toward following in her mother’s footsteps on Thursday, winning her first “jump out” race at Flemington Race Course in Australia. Held over 800 meters, about a half-mile, the 2-year-old filly by Exceed and Excel jumped well from the gates, well clear of her four rivals, […]

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Almandin Seizes Melbourne Cup In Thrilling Finish With Heartbreak City

In a scintillating stretch duel, Almandin gave owner Lloyd Williams his record fifth Melbourne Cup win as the German-bred horse overtook Heartbreak City just before the wire at Flemington Racecourse Tuesday. Both were well clear of third-place finisher Hartnell, who led the betting for most of the way. A robust pace for the two-mile affair […]

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Melbourne Cup: Can Godolphin Crack The ‘Race That Stops A Nation?’

Who will win Australia’s ‘race that stops a nation’? With 2016 W.S. Cox Plate winner and local legend Winx not running, Dubai’s Godolphin stable, with gelding Hartnell, have its best chance yet to take home the Emirates Melbourne Cup, running on Tuesday, November 1st at 3:00 p.m. Melbourne time (12:00 midnight EST or 9:00 p.m. […]

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Weekend Lineup Presented By Pegasus World Cup: The Final Countdown

In the final weekend leading up to the Breeders’ Cup, racetracks around the world will have plenty of action to keep horseplayers’ minds sharp as they prepare for the two-day extravaganza at Santa Anita on Nov. 4 and 5. Leading the way is Australia’s Victoria Derby, on Saturday, and the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday, Nov. […]

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‘Great To Be Back’: Australian Michelle Payne Fourth In First Ride Since Injury

Australian female jockey Michelle Payne, famous for riding Prince of Penzance to a 100-1 victory in the Melbourne Cup last year and becoming the first female rider to ever win the race, made her comeback from a serious injury on Saturday. Payne finished fourth in her first start since the accident in May, reports the […]

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Dandino Gearing Up for Run in BMW Caulfield Cup

American St. Leger victor Dandino will not only attempt to conquer ‘The Race That Stops a Nation’ in November, but while he is in Australia he will also target the BMW Caulfield Cup (Aus-I) Oct. 19. Trainer Marco Botti told the Racing Post on Wednesday that instead of using the Caulfield Cup as a prep […]

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