Two automatic starting positions in the Breeders' Cup World Championships will be on the line April 4 at Royal Randwick in Sydney, Australia, through the Breeders' Cup Challenge series.
O'Reilly, a New Zealand Horse of the Year and four-time champion sire, passed away in his paddock Dec. 31 at Waikato Stud in Matamata, New Zealand.
Recent Caulfield Stakes (Aus-I) victor Fawkner is the favorite in a full field of 14 for the Sportingbet Cox Plate (Aus-I), Australia's premier weight-for-age race, Oct. 25 at Moonee Valley.
In an amazing training feat, Chris Waller sent out the first four finishers in the AUS$3 million The Star Doncaster Mile (Aus-I), spearheaded by repeat winner Sacred Falls April 12 at Royal Randwick.
Sacred Falls defeated favorite Pierro in the Doncaster Handicap (Aus-I) and Royal Descent scored an eye-catching victory in the Australian Oaks (Aus-I) to give trainer Chris Waller a group I double April 20 Royal Randwick.
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