Category: Racing

Type of horse needed to win a Melbourne Cup

Type of horse needed to win a Melbourne Cup

| May 7, 2019

The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most famous horse race. Its fame resonates throughout the world, perhaps only matched in terms of global audience by the Epsom Derby and Kentucky Derby. The magnitude of the Melbourne Cup cannot be underestimated and the fame and fortune afforded the winner is unparalleled in world sport. Little wonder that […]

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The Vinery Stud Stakes: History and Background

The Vinery Stud Stakes: History and Background

| April 27, 2019

The Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes is an important lead up to The Australian Oaks, the premier classic race for 3YO fillies over the Sydney Autumn Carnival. The $500,000 Vinery Stud Stakes is run over a distance of 2,000 metres at Rosehill Gardens, on the final day of the Rosehill carnival. The distance of 2000m […]

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Winx whispers a fond adieu

Winx whispers a fond adieu

| April 14, 2019

It was a farewell like no other. Tears shed and emotions overflowed as racegoers bid their final farewell to the great mare Winx. All present at the track, throughout Australia and across the globe, knew they had not seen any horse like her, and likely not ever again.  It was a privilege and a pleasure […]

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Hot Australian Derby field despite absence of star 3YO

Hot Australian Derby field despite absence of star 3YO

| April 2, 2019

Group 1 hero The Autumn Sun will be conspicuous by his absence when the some of the finest three-year-olds in Australia compete for the ATC Australian Derby on Saturday. Chris Waller’s superstar has already won the Randwick Guineas and the Rosehill Guineas this year. He had the opportunity to become the first horse since It’s […]

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The Autumn Sun still rising

The Autumn Sun still rising

| March 13, 2019

The Autumn Sun’s explosive victory in the 2018 Caulfield Guineas was more than enough to guarantee this regally-bred colt an auspicious future stud career. If his stallion passport needed one more stamp, it was provided in the Group One Randwick Guineas.  The Autumn Sun (Redoute’s Choice x Azmiyna) produced one of the most stunning performances […]

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How to be a racehorse owner even if you’re not rich

How to be a racehorse owner even if you’re not rich

| February 26, 2019

Owning your very own racehorse sounds like a cool idea to many, and maybe a dream for some. But isn’t racehorse ownership only reserved for the wealthy and elite of society? Maybe owning a racehorse that’s currently already a champion might be out of reach for most people, but there are ways to own a […]

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British Horse Racing Cleared for Return

British Horse Racing Cleared for Return

| February 17, 2019

In an unusual and not often seen move, horse racing in Britain was suspended last week amid fears of an outbreak of equine flu. On the 7th of February, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) made the decision to suspend races until further notice. In all 23 meetings did not go ahead and this was in […]

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Lightning showcases Australia’s premier sprinters

Lightning showcases Australia’s premier sprinters

| February 13, 2019

Australia is a rich and fertile ground for world-class sprinters. Victories in some of the premier sprint races in the world, including 4 memorable wins in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot (Choisir, Starspangledbanner, Black Caviar and Merchant Navy) shows Australia’s sprinting prowess at the top level. Australia’s reputation as a producer of elite […]

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Most beautiful racecourses in Australia

Most beautiful racecourses in Australia

| January 17, 2019

Did you know that Australia’s thoroughbred horse racing industry is #3 on the entire planet? Isn’t that amazing? The most important race in Australia is the Melbourne Cup. It has captivated Australians and has them under its thrall. As a matter of fact, it’s considered to be the “race that stops a nation.” Another popular pastime […]

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Aristia brilliant in G1 VRC Oaks

Aristia brilliant in G1 VRC Oaks

| November 8, 2018

She was a maiden a week ago, now Aristia is a two-time winner including today’s Group 1 Kennedy Oaks at Flemington. Five days after winning the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes, Aristia (Lonhro x Nakaaya) added the blue riband Oaks to her resume for her large and loud group of owners. The Greg Perry-bred Aristia led […]

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