Keyword: Chris Waller

  • Estijaab (outside) edges Oohood in the Golden Slipper at Rosehill Gardens

    Fillies Dominate Golden Slipper

    Estijaab (AUS) overcame the outside gate to lead home an all-filly top-three finish March 24 in the Longines Golden Slipper (G1) at Rosehill Gardens—billed as the world's richest race for 2-year-olds.

  • Co-owner Debbie Kepitis leads Winx and jockey Hugh Bowman after the 6-year-old mare's third Chipping Norton Stakes win at Randwick Racecourse

    Winx Drubs Rivals in Historic Chipping Norton Score

    A new year, an even better Winx. Australia's super mare swept around the field into the straight in the March 3 TAB Chipping Norton Stakes (G1) at Randwick and easily strode out to her 23rd straight win—her 16th at the group 1 level.

  • Winx after winning her third straight Cox Plate

    Winx Goes For 23 Straight in Chipping Norton

    With her jockey back from suspension and the prospect of a foreign tour in her future, Australia's mighty mare Winx (AUS) seeks her 23rd straight win in the TAB Chipping Norton Stakes (G1) March 3 at Royal Randwick.

  • Hugh Bowman and Winx are an inseparable team

    Winx to Bypass Apollo as Bowman Serves Suspension

    The champion racemare will wait for her partner and chase the AU$600,000 TAB Chipping Norton Stakes (G1) March 3 at Royal Randwick rather than racing Feb. 17 in the Apollo Stakes (G2) without him, trainer Chris Waller announced Feb. 5.

  • Ace High wins the Victoria Derby at Flemington

    Ace High Trumps Rivals in Victoria Derby

    Ace High went to the post a solid favorite in the AAMI Victoria Derby at Flemington Nov. 4 and, despite some early concerns, justified his backers' faith, winning by two lengths with an impressive show of stamina.

  • Winx wins the 2017 Colgate Optic White Stakes at Randwick

    Winx Makes it 20 Straight Wins With Randwick Triumph

    After a few anxious moments where jockey Hugh Bowman was uncharacteristically getting to work on Australia's superstar mare, Winx responded with her usual kick to score a victory in the Colgate Optic White Stakes Sept. 16, her 20th straight win.

  • Winx opened up on the field in the stretch to capture the George Ryder Stakes

    Winx Rolls to 16th Straight Victory

    Winx, Australia's reigning super mare, had no trouble with the heavy turf against six overmatched opponents in the March 18 China Horse Club George Ryder Stakes (G1) and rolled to her 16th straight win by more than seven lengths.

  • Winx wins the Apollo Stakes at Royal Randwick.

    Winx Returns in Grand Fashion

    Australia's reigning middle distance champion extended her win streak to 14 straight races with an easy win of nearly three lengths over familiar rival Hartnell Feb. 13 in the (Aus)$250,000 Apollo Stakes (G2) at Royal Randwick.

  • Winx wins the 2016 Caulfield Stakes

    Winx Easily Extends Win Streak to 12

    Australia's newly minted Horse of the Year Winx heads to the W.S. Cox Plate (Aus-I) later this month after vanquishing just two opponents in the Caulfield Stakes (Aus-I) Oct. 8 for her 12th consecutive victory.

  • Winx wins 2016 George Main Stakes for 11th successive victory and seventh group I triumph

    Winx Extends Win Streak to 11 in George Main

    Australian supermare Winx added an 11th victory to her win streak after she flew from near the back of the field in the George Main Stakes (Aus-I) and scored by 1 1/4 lengths Sept. 17 at Royal Randwick.

  • Hogans Named NZ Breeders of the Year

    After a stellar 2015/16 season for Cambridge Stud, Sir Patrick and Justine Lady Hogan, Aug. 7 were named New Zealand Breeders of the Year at the annual New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Awards in Auckland.

  • Chris Waller

    Good Trainers Can Come From Anywhere

    Chris Waller, the dominant trainer in Australia since 2010, is in one sense the odd man out among the three Australian-based trainers with runners for the 2015 Longines Hong Kong International Races Dec. 13 at Sha Tin.

  • 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.

  • Delectation (left) comes home strong to win the Darley Classic.

    Delectation, Turn Me Loose Win at Flemington

    Delectation burst through in the nick of time for a Darley Classic (Aus-I) upset and Turn Me Loose won a third straight race in taking the Emirates Stakes (Aus-I) at Flemington Nov. 7.

  • Winx rolled to victory in the Cox Plate.

    Filly Winx Smashes Course Record in Cox Plate

    Brilliant filly Winx scored one of the most memorable victories in the history of the W.S. Cox Plate (Aus G1), unleashing a blazing burst of speed in a course record-setting victory.

  • Kermadec Up Late for George Main Victory

    Trainer Chris Waller landed the George Main Stakes (Aus-I) for the third time in four years, sending out Kermadec to win this year's edition Sept. 19 at Royal Randwick.

  • 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.

  • Winx Trounces Rivals in Queensland Oaks

    Winx provided trainer Chris Waller a record 13th top-level win of the season when taking the Queensland Oaks (Aus-I) in dominant fashion May 30 at Doomben.

  • Boban Bounces Back to Win Doomben 10,000

    Boban unleashed his trademark finishing kick, and just edged Charlie Boy and Generalife, in a thrilling finish in the Doomben 10,000 (Aus-I) May 23.

  • Grand Marshal, Amanpour Win in Australia

    Regally-bred Grand Marshal made an indelible impression April 11 at Royal Randwick when snatching victory from stablemate Who Shot Thebarman in pulse-pounding finish to the 150th Sydney Cup (Aus-I).

  • Kermadec Gets Through Late in Doncaster Mile

    Kermadec burst through down the center of the track late to win the $3 million The Star Doncaster Mile (Aus-I) April 6, Day 1 of The Championships at Royal Randwick.

  • Brazen Beau upsets the Newmarket Handicap at Flemington.

    A 'Brazen' Upset in Lexus Newmarket

    Three-year-old Brazen Beau pulled a huge upset March 14 in winning the Lexus Newmarket Handicap (Aus-I) at Flemington, while Australian Horse of the Year Lankan Rupee not only was beaten but failed to place.

  • Moriarty On Top in Kingston Town Classic

    Irish-bred Moriarty prevailed in a tight finish in the Kingston Town Classic (Aus-I) Dec. 6 at Ascot Racecourse in Perth, besting Disposition and Elite Belle in Australia's final group I race of 2014.

  • Waller Strikes With Two Group I Exactas

    Trainer Chris Waller tallied two group I exactas Oct. 4 at Royal Randwick, the first in breathtaking fashion when French-bred He's Your Man bested stablemate Royal Descent by the slimmest of margins in the Epsom Handicap.

  • Waller Tallies Group I Double in Australia

    Trainer Chris Waller enjoyed a group I double Sept. 20 in Australia, capturing the George Main Stakes (Aus-I) with Sacred Falls at Royal Randwick and the Underwood Stakes (Aus-I) at Caulfield with Foreteller.

  • Scared Falls Stars in Aussie Championships

    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.

  • Magic Millions Opens With Strong Session

    Market indicators were up across the board Jan. 8 on the first day at Australia's Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale, where a colt and a filly tied for the top price of $450,000 ($402,433 in United States funds).

  • Boban, Buffering Close Melbourne Carnival

    Boban captured the Emirates Stakes (Aus-I) and fan favorite Buffering took the VRC Sprint Classic (Aus-I) Nov. 9, the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington.

  • Waller Wins Another Group I in Australia

    Trainer Chris Waller notched a third group I win this season when Boban stormed on the outside from the back of the field to edge favorite Streama in the Star Epsom (Aus-I) Oct. 5 at Royal Randwick.

  • Zoustar, Atlantic Jewel Win in Australia

    Zoustar got up the closing stages to win the lucrative Golden Rose Stakes (Aus-I) at Rosehill Gardens Sept. 14 in Sydney, while rising star Atlantic Jewel kept her unbeaten record intact at Moonee Valley near Melbourne.

  • Foreteller Wins Makybe Diva with Late Lunge

    Foreteller stunned Puissance de Lune in the Makybe Diva Stakes (Aus-I) Sept. 7 at Flemington, catching the early Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) favorite in the closing strides for narrow victory.

  • Red Tracer Earns Long-Sought Group I in Tiara

    Red Tracer spurted into command in the final 100 meters and drew clear to an authoritative win June 22 at Eagle Farm in the Sky Racing Tattersall's Triple Tiara, Australia's final group I race of the season.

  • Linton Rides Rail to Stradbroke Handicap Win

    Longshot Linton completed a scintillating rally on the rail from near last and denied pacesetter Buffering a win in the Aus$1.36 million AAMI Stradbroke Handicap (Aus-I) June 8 at Eagle Farm.