2018 Dubai Turf Winner Benbatl ‘In Good Form,’ Preparing For 2020 World Cup Carnival

Benbatl  may have skipped a Dubai World Cup Carnival in 2019, but the winner of the 2018 Dubai Turf (G1) is coming in hot once again in 2020 for top trainer Saeed bin Suroor. The Godolphin-owned son of Dubawi enters Thursday’s $250,000 Singspiel Stakes (G2)—a race he dominated in 2018—as the heavy favorite for his […]

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Australian Superstar Winx Confirmed In Foal To I Am Invincible

Winx, a four-time Australian Horse of the Year, has been confirmed to be in-foal to I Am Invincible for her first pregnancy, the mare’s connections announced in a statement Thursday. The 8-year-old daughter of Street Cry is due in the spring of 2020, per the statement. “We are very excited about this next stage of […]

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Australia: After Winx’s Four-Peat, Time For A New Name On The Cox Plate

The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most famous race, but the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley – run this Friday night, has long been the country’s best race. The “Cup” is a two-mile handicap, but the “Plate” is a mile-and-a-quarter weight-for-age contest whose winners’ list reads like an honor roll of the nation’s finest steeds. “The […]

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Turnover Tops 100 Million Guineas As Tattersalls October Book 1 Concludes

Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale came to a close with three lots selling for 1 million guineas (US$1,306,070) or more, taking the number of seven-figure yearlings to ten. Heading the way was the Galileo filly from Barronstown Stud who realized 2,100,000 guineas ($2,742,934), the top-priced filly at the sale. It was early […]

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Wrona: With Namesake Retired, Friday Night’s Winx Stakes Arrives On Unfamiliar Landscape

Top-level Australian racing returns to Randwick this week with the running of the 2019 G1 Winx Stakes, although the landscape will look decidedly unfamiliar without the greatness of Winx gracing the turf in her namesake race. With the southern hemisphere racing and breeding season having commenced on August 1, the nation awaits word of Winx […]

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World’s Best Racehorse Rankings: Enable A Tick Behind Crystal Ocean; McKinzie Improves Rating

ENABLE (GB) [126], who improved her rating from 123 to 126, has moved into second position in the sixth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2019.  In a compelling renewal of the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes (G1) at Ascot, Enable battled with CRYSTAL OCEAN (GB) [127] and ultimately […]

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Revisiting ‘Favorite Horses’ Next Up In TVG 20th Anniversary Celebration

TVG, America’s horse racing network and industry-leading advanced-deposit wagering platform, will be continuing its summer celebration of its 20th anniversary with a nod to the equine athletes as the on-air talent reflect on their favorite horses through a series of specially-produced vignettes that are scheduled to air during TVG’s regular programming beginning Thursday, July 25 […]

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Crystal Ocean’s Royal Ascot Win Takes Over Atop World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

After an impressive performance during Royal Ascot, CRYSTAL OCEAN (GB) [127] has taken over as the highest rated horse in the world in the fifth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2019. The previous leading trio of BEAUTY GENERATION (NZ) [125], CITY OF LIGHT (USA) [125], and WINX (AUS) [125] is now […]

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Winx To Be Bred To Record-Setting Sire I Am Invincible

Australian super-horse Winx – whose 33-race win streak ran from May 2015-April 2019 – has settled into her new surroundings and seems very content in her retirement but as one chapter closes, another opens as Winx now embarks on her career as a broodmare. The ownership group of Peter and Patty Tighe (Magic Bloodstock), Richard […]

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