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Haslett: Who Are Key Contenders For The Australian Derby?

With 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah heading to Australia to stand at Coolmore Stud in the Hunter Valley, US race fans have even more reason to focus on Southern Hemisphere racing, especially with the Australian Derby on the horizon. This weekend alone, three important stops are scheduled on the road to the prestigious Sydney […]

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Haslett: Arrogate’s Global Challenger Winx Returns To Australian Racing

Now that California Chrome has retired following his defeat in last month’s Pegasus World Cup, Arrogate has proven himself as the world’s best active racehorse. However, the Bob Baffert-trained colt faces strong global competition from Winx, the next-best ranked international horse who returns to Australian racing in the G2 Apollo Stakes this Friday night, starting […]

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Haslett: Jockeys To Watch Down Under In 2017

While UK jockey Sophie Doyle is making her mark in US racing – winning Race 5 on Lemon Squeeze at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans on Jan. 28th – her brother James Doyle is doing just as well in Australia. The Godolphin stable jockey is only one Southern Hemisphere-based rider to follow this season, […]

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Haslett: Can Dettori Upset Sun Met Ahead Of Pegasus?

Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup Invitational, with its showdown between California Chrome and Arrogate, is a major highlight of the USA’s winter racing season. But the Pegasus at Gulfstream Park isn’t the only G1 race competing for international racing fans’ attention. South Africa’s G1 Sun Met earlier in the day offers them the chance to see […]

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Mobile Platforms, Wagering Talk Dominate Final Day Of Symposium On Racing And Gaming

Two days of presentations of new ideas in racing wrapped up on Wednesday in Tucson, Ariz., as the 43rd annual Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming concluded. The event is sponsored by the Race Track Industry Program at the University of Arizona. Innovation was showcased as speakers representing a variety of perspectives discussed how horse […]

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Tales From Australia: Parades, Roughies, And The Life Of The Melbourne Cup Party

It’s not like Australians ignore Halloween, but in Melbourne at least, trick or treating pretty much gives way to Tuesday’s public holiday to celebrate the “race that stops a nation.” With a 24-horse field going two miles, the Melbourne Cup is a brilliant race to watch and bet on, and Australians take great pride in […]

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Sky Racing World Launches New Website

Sky Racing World, the Louisville, Kentucky-based exclusive distributor of Southern Hemisphere horse-racing content to the Americas and subsidiary of leading Australian wagering operator Tabcorp, has announced the launch of its new website, www.skyracingworld.com. The new content hub has been developed as the Americas’ primary information resource for year-round racing from the Australian, New Zealand and […]

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Can A Son Of Uncle Mo Win Australia’s Biggest Derby, Too?

This weekend’s AAMI Victoria Derby Day will grab the attention of North American race fans. They’ll be eager to see if Hollywood Mo, who shares a sire with Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist, is able to prove that breeding is everything by winning the AAMI Victoria Derby race. There are eight other Group races for fans […]

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Australian Spring Carnival: A Guide To The Racetracks

Three Group 1 races of the Australian Spring Racing Carnival are on the books so far, but the best is yet to come as the country’s premier spring racing affair continues until November. Flemington race course will once again stage the season’s grand finale on November 1 with the A$6,175 million (US$4,658 million) G1 Melbourne […]

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Down Under: Three Racing Stars To Watch In Australia This Fall

The annual highlight of the Australian racing calendar, the Melbourne Cup, is imminent. In addition to the country’s most prestigious and richest Thoroughbred race, the next few months will see an abundance of other world-class G1 races in Melbourne and Sydney. The Melbourne Racing Carnival will take center stage at the Flemington and Moonee Valley […]

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