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Australian Racing Executive Amanda Elliott: ‘What Is The U.S. Missing?’ On Medication Policy

Amanda Elliott hails from a family with a long history in thoroughbred racing, breeding and administration in Australia. She is a passionate racehorse owner and breeder, actively involved in the sport, both in Australia and Europe. On February, 24 2017, Mrs Elliott was elected the first female Chairman of the Victoria Racing Club in its […]

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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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O’Brien Brothers Best Dad In Irish Derby With Latrobe

Brothers Joseph and Donnacha O’Brien combined for an historic Irish Derby success on Saturday when Latrobe came out on top at the Curragh. Joseph O’Brien, who won the race on Camelot, Latrobe’s sire, and on Australia, was providing his younger brother with his first win in the race and in turn, they denied their father […]

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Australia: Leaked Text Messages Allege Horses Were Drugged Prior To 2015 Melbourne Cup

An Australian newspaper has revealed text messages between a leading Thoroughbred trainer and members of his stable staff, which were recently charged as the result of an investigation into a doping scandal, indicate that horses that ran in the 2015 Melbourne Cup may have been drugged prior to the race. According to a report by […]

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Lexus Named New Melbourne Cup Sponsor; Purse Increase Likely

Australia’s premier racing club, the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) has announced today global luxury lifestyle brand Lexus is the new Melbourne Cup Principal Partner. The new five-year sponsorship agreement includes the naming rights to the Melbourne Cup Race, Melbourne Cup Day, the Melbourne Cup Tour, the Melbourne Cup Parade, and the Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw. […]

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Melbourne Carnival, Breeders’ Cup Combo Makes For Thrilling Week Of Racing

The next eight days are arguably the pinnacle of the international racing calendar, with fans able to enjoy the upcoming Breeders’ Cup races as well as the Australian racing extravaganza that is the Emirates Melbourne Cup Carnival. Hosted by the Victoria Racing Club at Flemington Racecourse, the four race days include the AAMI Victoria Derby […]

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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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Melbourne Cup: Extra Security Measures To Be Implemented After NYC Attack

Law enforcement officials in Melbourne, Australia, will have additional security measures in place to safeguard racegoers for the upcoming Melbourne Cup at Flemington. Reuters reports that this comes as a response to the incident Oct. 31 in New York, in which a man driving a rented pickup ran down pedestrians and cyclists on a bike path. […]

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‘Equine Idol’: Melbourne Cup Winner Delta Blues Enjoys Showjumping For His Fans

The first Japanese winner of Australia’s Melbourne Cup, Delta Blues developed a large fan following in his native country. The son of Dance In The Dark (Sunday Silence) can still be seen by those fans, reports thoroughbredracing.com, in showjumping demonstrations at Katsumi Yoshida’s Northern Horse Park in Japan. Not only does the 16-year-old enjoy showing off for […]

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Order Of St George, Rekindling Under Consideration For Melbourne Cup

Both Aidan and Joseph O’Brien could have contenders for the Melbourne Cup with Order Of St George and Rekindling in contention for the Flemington feature in November. Aidan O’Brien has had a handful of contenders in the two-mile ‘race that stops a nation’ with Mahler’s third in 2007 a particular highlight, while his son Joseph […]

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