‘Pretty Amazing’: Mike Smith Surpasses Jerry Bailey As All-Time Grade 1 Stakes-Winning Jockey

Mike Smith, still vanquishing Father Time at the age of 54, won four stakes races on Saturday at Santa Anita Park. Three of them were Grade I’s, setting a record for career Grade I successes at 217, one more than fellow Hall of Fame member Jerry Bailey. “I think yesterday epitomized what Mike is all […]

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Thoroughbred Newcomer Chad Christensen Sets Single-Season Win Record At Emerald

Pure Pursuit and Diction both scored victories Friday and Chad Christensen set the single-season record for most wins by an owner at Emerald Downs. Christensen now has 28 wins this season, breaking the previous mark of 27 set by Swag Stables in 2009. A newcomer to the sport, Christensen claimed his first horse toward the […]

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Trainer Frank Lucarelli Saddles First Five Winners On Saturday’s Card At Emerald

Trainer Frank Lucarelli added another chapter to his record-breaking season Saturday evening at Emerald Downs. Lucarelli swept the first five races on an eight-race card while breaking the single-season record for most wins at Emerald Downs with 67. Gentle Prince and jockey Javier Matias capped the remarkable run with a narrow victory in race five, […]

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Record Keeping Key For Vets To Avoid State Board Inquiries

State board inquiries are designed to ensure that proper care is being given to a veterinarian’s equine patients; medical record management has become a key issue for veterinarians. Good communication is a necessity to keep clients happy; poor communication generally translates into unhappy clients, who could complain about the care their horses receive. It’s important […]

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Farewell Tour: Winx Kicks Off Final Season With 30th Consecutive Victory

Australia supermare Winx broke a new record on Saturday, becoming the first Australian horse to win 30 consecutive races. The 7-year-old daughter of Street Cry captured the Group 2 Apollo Stakes at Randwick for a third time, extending her unbeaten streak and kicking off what is expected to be her final season of racing under […]

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Team Winx ‘Emotional’ After Mare’s Electric Record-Setting Cox Plate Victory

She’s done it. Australia’s Winx captured her 29th straight race on Saturday, and in so doing became the first horse to ever win the prestigious Cox Plate four times. According to, the star mare made the victory look easy, defeated Benbatl and Humidor with her patented stretch run. “I can’t believe it,” said jockey Hugh […]

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‘Sporting Great’ Winx Absolutely ‘Electric’ Ahead Of Cox Plate

Australian supermare Winx is preparing to defend her title in the Cox Plate for a record fourth time on Saturday, and trainer Chris Waller told The Sydney Morning Herald that the 7-year-old is ready to show her best effort. “She is just electric at the moment,” Waller said. “She is simply in the zone. I don’t […]

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Winx Has To ‘Dig Deep’ For 28th Consecutive Victory

Australian supermare Winx captured her 28th consecutive start on Saturday, but she didn’t display her customary dominant style, reported Second-last at the head of the stretch, Hugh Bowman had to wait until the last possible moment to give her the cue to go. The Street Cry mare came flying to win the Group 1 […]

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27 And Counting: ‘Superstar’ Winx Does It Again

Australian supermare Winx has now won 27 races in a row, taking out Saturday’s Group 1 George Main Stakes at Randwick under regular rider Hugh Bowman. It is the Street Cry mare’s 20th G1 victory and 29th stakes win; the latter number overtakes the Australian record previously held by Sunline. “If you expect to win […]

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