Tag: The Championships

Addeybb and jockey Tom Marquand renew their rivalry with Verry Elleegant in the feature race of The Championships, Day 2: the Queen Elizabeth Stakes. (Image: Racing and Sports)

The Championships Day Two Bring On a Rare Battle of the Sexes

The second day of The Championships – Australia’s version of the Breeders’ Cup – gives racing fans something they don’t see nearly enough of anywhere: A Battle of the Sexes. With a $4 million purse in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes as the carrot. First, a quick primer. Day […]

Nature Strip is the reigning Horse of the Year and Sprinter of the Year in Australia. He attempts defense of his TJ Smith Stakes title at The Championships at Royal Randwick in Sydney. (Image: Steve Hart)

The Championships: Creating Australian Legends of the Fall

The Championships, Australia’s version of the Breeders’ Cup, begin tonight at Royal Randwick in Sydney with one of the most anticipated rematches in Australian racing. That’s Nature Strip vs. Eduardo in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes, the eighth race on Friday night’s card. The TJ Smith Stakes is one […]

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 […]