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The Toughest Horses of the Modern Era

The Toughest Horses of the Modern Era

22 May, 2017

Whether it being through the sheer volume of race wins, the ability to maintain an outstanding form line throughout several years of competition, or returning to the winner’s stall after serious injury, Australia has witnessed some of the world’s toughest racehorses in the modern era.

Tough veteran Extra Zero won his 100th career start at …

A Decade Of The Goodwood Winners

A Decade Of The Goodwood Winners

16 May, 2017

The premier sprint in South Australia each year, the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) has been won by some of Australia’s greatest ever horses since its inception in 1881.

Black Caviar won the 2012 edition of the Group 1 The Goodwood at Morphettville. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Names like Aurie’s Star (1940), Royal Gem …

Ten Greatest Doomben 10,000 Winners of All Time

Ten Greatest Doomben 10,000 Winners of All Time

9 May, 2017

The Doomben 10,000 is the feature race in Queensland on Saturday and is the first Group 1 race set to be contested at the highest level during the 2017 Brisbane Winter Carnival.

Music Magnate is set to defend his crown when he steps out in Saturday’s Group 1 Doomben 10,000. Photo: Daniel Costello

Won by …

TJ Smith Stakes an Option for Winning Rupert in 2017

TJ Smith Stakes an Option for Winning Rupert in 2017

19 Dec, 2016

Trainer Bjorn Baker has revealed that Sydney’s major sprint races are likely to figure as long-range targets for Winning Rupert, after the classy three-year-old built on his unbeaten record in the Listed Gold Edition Plate (1200m) over the weekend.

Winning Rupert will make his next appearance in the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate on December …

Didntcostalot Leads Gollan Trifecta in George Moore Stakes

Didntcostalot Leads Gollan Trifecta in George Moore Stakes

30 Nov, 2015

Talented sprinters Didntcostalot has led an impressive Tony Gollan-trained trifecta in Doomben’s feature race on Saturday; beating stable mates Gundy Spirit and Fontelina to the line in the Group 3 George Moore Stakes (1200m).

Didntcostalot led from start to finish to win the George Moore Stakes at Doomben on Saturday. Photo: Daniel Costello

One of …

2015 Ramornie Handicap Results: Rock Royalty Too Good

2015 Ramornie Handicap Results: Rock Royalty Too Good

8 Jul, 2015

Rock Royalty produced the best performance of his racing career to date to take out the 2015 Ramornie Handicap in impressive fashion at Grafton this afternoon.

Rock Royalty (pictured winning the Ipswich Dash) was far too good for his rivals in the 2015 Ramornie Handicap. Photo by: Daniel Costello

Rock Royalty was having his first …

Takeover Target dies at Fifteen

Takeover Target dies at Fifteen

20 Jun, 2015

The ‘People’s Champion’ Takeover Target has been put down following an accident at his Coffs Harbour retirement paddock.

Jockey Jay Ford rode champion sprinter Takeover Target in twenty of his twenty-one wins. Photo by Daniel Costello.

The fifteen year old Takeover Target was enjoying his later years after collecting eight Group 1 victories all around …

Carpenter Fancies Shamal Wind’s King’s Stand Stakes Chances

Carpenter Fancies Shamal Wind’s King’s Stand Stakes Chances

16 Jun, 2015

Racing Victoria Chief Handicapper Greg Carpenter fancies the 2015 King’s Stand Stakes chances of Shamal Wind and he revealed that he would be disappointed if the talented mare finished outside the top five in the Group 1 event at Royal Ascot this evening.

Shamal Wind has the chance to record a second win at Group …

Whiteley To Ride Mishani Honcho In Silver Slipper Stakes

Whiteley To Ride Mishani Honcho In Silver Slipper Stakes

18 Feb, 2015

Gold Coast-based hoop Chris Whiteley has been booked to ride experienced juvenile Mishani Honcho in the 2015 Silver Slipper Stakes at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.

Mishani Honcho will face the toughest test of his racing career to date in the 2015 Silver Slipper Stakes. Photo by: Daniel Costello

Mishani Honcho made his racing debut in …

No Venue Change For Black Caviar Lightning Stakes

No Venue Change For Black Caviar Lightning Stakes

5 Dec, 2014

The 2015 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes will take place at Flemington on February 21 next year, despite fears that the event would have to be rescheduled due to a double booking of the venue.

Snitzerland scored her maiden win at Group 1 level in the 2014 edition of the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes. Photo by: …