Category: Racing

5 Bucket list Australian racecourses not to miss

5 Bucket list Australian racecourses not to miss

| November 14, 2019

Australia’s rich horse racing history has made it one of the country’s national pastimes. The popularity of horse racing over the last century-plus has led to amazing facilities being built across Australia. Today, Australia has some of the most iconic horse racing venues in the world and they rival those found in England, the United […]

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Australia’s 5 Richest Horse Races

Australia’s 5 Richest Horse Races

| November 14, 2019

Australia is a country rich in horse racing history. The racing calendar Down Under has some of the biggest races in the world including the famous Melbourne Cup. Large prize purses are given to competitors and a horse can become a legend overnight by winning the major events. Before you wager on the next big […]

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Local horse Vow and Declare wins Melbourne Cup in thrilling race

Local horse Vow and Declare wins Melbourne Cup in thrilling race

| November 14, 2019

The 159th running of the Melbourne Cup was a thriller with Vow and Declare winning the famed race. While eyes were on the winner, a protest was filed by stewards at the race as second-place finisher Master of Reality impeded third-place finisher Prince Arran in a photo finish. Australian horse racing fans are gearing up for […]

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What Can We Learn From Past Melbourne Cup Results?

What Can We Learn From Past Melbourne Cup Results?

| November 8, 2019

Betting on the Melbourne Cup is always a nerve-wracking affair. This year’s instalment of the great Australian horse race was no different. With legendary riders banned and the runner-up demoted, it shows that there are few things more unpredictable than the Melbourne Cup. So what can you do to ensure that you don’t make any […]

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Four 2019 Melbourne Cup Contenders

Four 2019 Melbourne Cup Contenders

| October 6, 2019

Another renewal of the race that stops a nation, the Group 1 Lexus Melbourne Cup, is fast approaching. Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne becomes the centre of the equine universe on Tuesday, 5th November. Some of the leading Melbourne Cup contenders are trained in the British Isles and the date already has significance in the UK […]

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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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