Keyword: Australia

  • Victory Tycoon, Lot 340 by Uncle Mo, was bought for $280,000.

    Uncle Mo Yearlings in Demand at Inglis

    Uncle Mo, North America's top freshman sire of 2015, was among the leading sires at the Inglis classic yearling sale in Australia, which closed Feb. 8 with records in all key market indicators and a 90% clearance rate.

  • Lot 672, a Fastnet Rock filly, brought Aus$1 million (US$695,300).

    Magic Millions Book 1 Ends With Records

    The Book 1 portion of Magic Million's Gold Coast yearling sale closed Jan. 9 with a Fastnet Rock filly selling for Aus$1 million (US$695,300), bringing number of seven-figures sellers to a record six for the four-day session.

  • Attendance for the Hong Kong International Races Dec. 13 at Sha Tin was up 9% from last year to more than 85,000

    Hong Kong Races Anchor World Racing Calendar

    The 2015 Longines Hong Kong International Races not only provided some of the best competition in the event's illustrious history but also cemented its position as the anchor leg of annual international competition.

  • 'Perfect' Scores First in Kingston Town

    Perfect Reflection beat champion and stablemate Delicacy to the finish in the Kingston Town Classic (Aus-I) Dec. 5 at Ascot and became the first 3-year-old filly to win Australia's final top-level race of 2015.

  • Good Project Front-Running Railway Winner

    Good Project lifted trainer Chris Waller to a 10th group I victory this season after grabbing the lead early and running on strongly to win the Aus$1 million Railway Stakes (Aus-I) at Ascot.

  • Buffering All the Way for Winterbottom Win

    Star sprinter Buffering never gave backers an anxious moment in the Aus$1 million Winterbottom Stakes (Aus-I) Nov. 21 as Damian Brown took the 8-year-old straight to the lead at Ascot and stayed there to get the win.

  • Racing Australia Defends New Whip Rule

    Racing Australia chairman John Messara defended his organization's approach toward modifying whip use after the Australian Jockeys Association voted for the third time to support postponing any rule changes for 12 months.

  • Prince of Penzance and jockey Michelle Payne.
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    Michelle Payne Makes Melbourne Cup History

    Prince Of Penzance scored the unlikeliest of victories in the Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) Nov. 3 at Flemington, as the 100-1 shot carried the first female jockey to victory in the history of Australia's most famous race.

  • Chautauqua comes home strong to win the Manikato Stakes.

    Chautauqua Last to First in Manikato

    Short-priced favorite Chautauqua roared from last and won the lucrative Manikato Stakes (Aus-I) Oct. 23 at Moonee Valley's night meeting, stamping himself one of Australia's top sprinters.

  • Australia's Evolution

    Excerpts from John Messara's keynote address at the 49th annual meeting of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.

  • IFHA chairman Louis Romanet

    Equine Welfare Among IFHA's Critical Issues

    The chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, in an address Oct. 5 in Paris, France, outlined what he called matters that are critical to the future of racing on an international level.

  • Fawkner fights for the win in the Makybe Diva Stakes.

    Fawkner Roars Back to Win Makybe Diva

    Starting for the first time in 10 months, Fawkner fought out a spirited finish in the Makybe Diva Stakes (Aus-I) with Rising Romance to win by a short head Sept. 12 at Flemington.

  • Boban Prevails in Spirited Memsie Finish

    Trainer Chris Waller's star sprinter-miler Boban dug down in the closing stages and prevailed in a tight three-horse finish in the New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (Aus-I) Aug. 29 at Caulfield.

  • Srikandi, Magicool Among Doomben G1 Winners

    Srikandi made the best of her inside draw June 6, racing well on the pace throughout to win the Aus$2 million Stradbroke Handicap (Aus-I), Queensland's most important race, by 1 3/4 lengths from Boban.