Tag: Australian Horse Racing

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 […]