Keyword: Australia

  • Kibbutz scores in the Victoria Derby.

    Devastating Run by Kibbutz in Victoria Derby

    At Flemington Nov. 3, home of the $5 million Melbourne Cup next Tuesday, a New Zealand bred 3-year-old gelding named Kibbutz became an instant crowd favorite with his devastating win in the Aus$1.5million group I AAMI Victoria Derby over 12 1/2 furlongs.

  • The Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aus gr.1) trophy

    Melbourne Cup Fighting For Attention in America

    In most years, the Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aust-I) occurs only three days after the Breeders' Cup World Championships, allowing the world's richest handicap race to stay fresh in the minds of American and European racing fans. This year, there are 10 days between the two events.

  • EI Crisis Prompts Change in Australian Auction Dates

    In what appears to be a bellwether for upcoming Thoroughbred events in Australia, Inglis & Son Sales company announced it will move the dates of all its yearling sales next year. The major New South Wales race clubs are expected to announce next week they will both be changing their race dates, too.

  • Holy Roman Emperor Will Stay in Australia

    Coolmore in Australia has bowed to broodmare pressure and will not be sending former champion galloper Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill-L'on Vite) back home. The European two-time group I winner is instead out of quarantine and is heading to the stud's New South Wales farm to cover mares for the remainder of the year.

  • Queensland Declares EI Natural Disaster

    The Queensland racing industry is in ruin, so Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has declared the horse flu crisis a "natural disaster." She has placed the state's Disaster Management Group in charge of handling the outbreak and announced an emergency relief package for people directly employed in the racing industry.

  • Hits Keep Coming Down Under Because of Virus

    Magic Millions, which conducts the largest movement of yearlings in Australia with its eight-day sale each January, has acknowledged the sale won't take place as previously advertised because of the equine influenza outbreak.

  • Darley Stallions May Leave Australia

    It looks almost certain Darley will follow the lead taken by Coolmore last weekend and start sending stallions back to Europe. Darley confirmed Sept. 19 it is being discussed.

  • Stravinsky Might Start Breeding in Australia

    Australian breeders are likely to get their first chance to breed to shuttle stallion Stravinsky in 2007, with the horse expected to be announced as an addition to the Coolmore Stud roster.

  • Another Australian Shuttler Positive for EI

    Yet another massive setback to the breeding program in Australia' New South Wales occurred over the weekend, with another of the shuttlers locked up in quarantine testing positive for equine influenza.

  • Australian Government Now Facing a Legal Virus

    Now the Australian equine influenza outbreak has started to get really ugly: Lawyers have been called in at the behest of major breeders and owners to launch a massive class-action lawsuit against the government.

  • Inglis & Son representatives attending the Keeneland September Yearling sale.

    Vaccinations Could Help Salvage Australian Breeding Season

    Most of the New South Wales breeding season could be salvaged if the Australian government approves a vaccination program to help stem the spread of equine influenza, according to representatives of the William Inglis & Son sale company who are in Kentucky for the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Australia EI Update: Virus Spreading Like Wildfire

    Australian Minister For Primary Industries Ian Macdonald confirmed Thursday there are 1,319 horses infected with equine Influenza on 146 properties in in New South Wales, plus another 3,376 suspected cases on 405 properties.

  • Viva Pataca Could Be Hong Kong's First BC Runner

    The equine influenza outbreak in Australia has had an unexpected positive implication for the Breeders' Cup World Championships, as Hong Kong-based Viva Pataca is now scheduled to compete at Monmouth Park and become Hong Kong's first runner on racing's biggest day in the United States.

  • A horse looks out from its enclosure at a stable in Randwick near Sydney.

    Number of EI-Infected Horses Continues to Grow

    The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries said 835 horses on 119 properties across the state were infected with equine influenza as of Sept. 3, with another 2,900 horses on 319 additional properties considered suspect of having EI.

  • Horse Tests Positive; New South Wales Locked Down

    The chances of the New South Wales lockdown being lifted at the end of the coming weekend took a dramatic turn for the worse when a Thoroughbred in training returned a positive for equine influenza Aug. 30.

  • Victoria to Race But Virus Outbreak Far From Over

    Racing Victoria has breathed a huge breath of fresh air into the Thoroughbred industry in Australia by going against the recommendations of its sister states in the wake of an equine influenza outbreak, but the problems is far from resolved.

  • Racing Suspended; Stud Farms Start Breeding Mares

    Racing in New South Wales was suspended indefinitely Aug. 27 in the wake of the escalation of the equine influenza crisis in Australia, and some stud farms began the breeding season early.

  • Three Australian Racehorses Suspected With EI

    All track work halted Aug. 26 at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, Australia after three Thoroughbreds showed symptoms of equine influenza. It was the first time EI appeared to have crept into Australian racing circles.

  • EI Outbreak Imperils Racing, Breeding

    Catastrophe struck Australia's entire horse population - and in particular, the Thoroughbred racing and breeding industries - with the blanket cancellation of all race meetings Aug. 25 after an outbreak of equine influenza.

  • Official: Virus Could Be Major Risk in Australia

    The suspected diagnosis of equine influenza in a quarantined stallion is potentially the biggest risk ever faced by the billion-dollar Australian Thoroughbred industry, federal Agricultural Minister Peter McGauran said.

  • Strict Quarantine Policies Controlling Virus

    Veternarians in North America have commended Australian quarantine authorities for sticking with their stringent quarantine measures to protect the country from an outbreak of equine influenza after a quarantined horse at Eastern Creek near Sydney showed clinical signs consistent with the virus.

  • Equine Influenza Threatens Start of Aussie Breeding Season

    Australia's major studs have been rocked by confirmation that more than 30 of the world's leading shuttle stallions will be detained in quarantine for up to a month after the detection of a virus in one horse recently imported from Japan.

  • Miss Andretti achieved a season peak rating of 120 on the 2006-2007 ANZ Classifications.

    Australia and New Zealand Annual Classifications Announced

    The many outstanding performances by Australian Thoroughbreds, both domestic and abroad, have been officially crowned in Australia. The 2006-2007 ANZ (Australia and New Zealand) Classifications were released, reflecting the best individual performances by Southern Hemisphere-bred horses in the past 12 months.

  • Mott Considers Cox Plate for Silver Tree

    The next start for 7-year-old campaigner Silver Tree is yet to be determined, but trainer Bill Mott said he will consider sending the son of Hennessy to Australia this fall to compete in the Oct. 27 Tattersalls Cox Plate (group I).