Tag: Anthony Van Dyck

Vow and Declare captured the 2019 Melbourne Cup, known as the "race that stops a nation." Australia's most famous race runs without fans Monday night in the US. (Image: Getty)

Australia’s Melbourne Cup: ‘The Race That Stops A Nation’ Tonight

While American horse racing fans prep for this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Australian sports fans will be shutting their nation down for tonight’s Melbourne Cup. Dating to 1861, the Melbourne Cup doubles as not only the most important race in Australia, but as one of the country’s most iconic […]

Ghaiyyath's 8 1/2-length beatdown of his rivals in February's Millennium Stakes was one of four 2020 victories. The No. 1-ranked turf horse in the world retired Monday. (Image: Godolphin)

No. 1-Ranked Ghaiyyath Retires, Won’t Run Breeders’ Cup

Ghaiyyath, the No. 1-ranked turf horse in the world, retired from racing Monday after his connections discovered muscle soreness in his legs after a routine workout. Godolphin, the international racing conglomerate that owns Ghaiyyath, announced the retirement in a statement. The sudden retirement means Ghaiyyath won’t run next month’s Breeders’ […]