Tag: Australian Horse Racing

Eduardo won eight of his last 10 races after one of his first 12. The 8-year-old gelding is one of the favorites for Friday night's The Everest from Royal Randwick in Sydney, Australia. (Image: Darryl Sherer)

Summiting Australia’s The Everest Requires Speed — and Cash

The Everest is named after the tallest peak in the world, not the amount of cash up for grabs in Australia’s open-air ATM-with-a-twist race. That distinction out of the way, the fifth edition of the richest race on turf sends its 12 contenders out of the Randwick starting gate Friday […]

The Monmouth Park toteboard is due for some changes on the win-place-show side when fixed-odds wagering takes effect. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to sign the bill legalizing fixed-odds horse wagering in time for the July 17 Haskell Stakes. (Image: Seth Wenig/AP Photo)

New Jersey Legislators Pass Fixed-Odds Wagering in Time for Haskell

New Jersey took another step toward fixed-odds horse racing wagering on Monday when the bill legalizing that brand of wagering unanimously passed both legislative houses. After clearing the state senate 40-0 and the state assembly, 74-0-1, it now heads to Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk for his expected signature. The Thoroughbred […]

Currently, North American horseplayers bet using the pari-mutuel system, which pays out based on money wagered in a common pool. New Jersey may be the first US state allowing fixed-odds wagering on horse races. (Image: Ryan Denver/Equi-Photo)

New Jersey Moves One Step Closer to Fixed-Odds Horseracing Wagering

A bill expanding and legalizing fixed-odds wagering on New Jersey horse races emerged from committees in that state’s senate – a little more than a week after being introduced in New Jersey’s state legislature. The bill, allowing permanent fixed odds on races, enjoys bipartisan support in the state legislature. The […]

Japanese colt Danon Premium owns six victories in 10 races. He is the favorite for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the Day 2 headliner at The Championships in Sydney. (Image: N. Kouno)

Queen Elizabeth Stakes Headlines Day 2 of The Championships

The fact there is a main event in the COVID-19 era took a back seat for Day 2 of tonight’s The Championships from Royal Randwick in Sydney. The biggest question horse racing fans across racing-mad Australia have is this: How do you follow a superhorse in the main event? That […]

The Championships at Royal Randwick in Sydney are Australia's version of the Breeders' Cup. But the party and social element are missing this year due to the coronavirus. (Image: Sydney.com)

The Championships Begin In Australia Tonight With No Spectators

The easiest way to classify The Championships, which begin tonight at Royal Randwick in Sydney, is to compare the crown jewel of Australia’s Autumn Carnival of racing to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Just add more than 150 years of tradition to several of the races, while at the same […]

Winx with jockey Hugh Bowman aboard calling it a career Saturday. (image: Mark Evans/Getty)

Winx’s Last Race: One of the Best Horses Ever Calling It a Career

Winx, generally regarded as one of the greatest equine athletes ever to look through a bridal, takes her final bow Saturday at Royal Randwick Racecourse, in suburban Sydney. The “mare beyond compare,” now age 7, is in search of a 33rd straight victory as a farewell celebration on her way […]

Winx picking 'em up and laying 'em down to win 32nd straight

Winx ‘Puts Them All to the Sword’ as Racing’s Sure Thing

Novice horseplayers learn early on that when it comes to betting the ponies there are no real certainties. But now, Winx the incredible Australian race mare is displaying that when she sets foot on the turf, perhaps, she’s a sure winner after all. This week, in the most recent in […]

Winx wins once more - 30 in a row for the super mare. (Image: Getty Photo)

Oi Oi Oi! Winx Notches 30th Win in a Row Down Under

The “Down-Under Wonder” Winx gave her fans what they wanted to see Saturday, notching her astounding 30th straight win. Her victory by two lengths in the 7/8 mile Apollo Stakes on the turf came at odds of 1/9 at her home track Royal Randwick in suburban Sydney. And once again the […]

Down Under Wonder Winx winning 2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Randwick.

Winx Puts 29-Race Winning Streak on the Line at Royal Randwick

Winx, the first lady of horse racing, puts her 29-race winning streak on the line Saturday in the Apollo Stakes at Royal Randwick near Sydney. Post time in the US is 11:50 pm ET Friday. TVG is telecasting the race live. The Aussie-based daughter of Street Cry is expected to […]