Keyword: Flemington

  • Palentino upsets Black Heart Bart in the Makybe Diva Stakes

    Astern, Palentino Score in Australia Races

    In Australia's biggest races Sept. 10, Astern secured the first group I win of his career in the Golden Rose Stakes (Aus-I) at Rosehill while Palentino upset stablemate Black Heart Bart in the Makybe Diva Stakes (Aus-I) at Flemington.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Spillway outfinishes Extra Zero to win the Australian Cup.

    Spillway Leads 1-2 Finish for Hayes, Dabernig

    Training partners David Hayes and Tom Dabernig enjoyed a one-two finish in the Australian Cup (Aus-I) March 14 at Flemington as Spillway got to the finish line just a whisker ahead of stablemate Extra Zero.

  • Terravista, Hucklebuck Win in Australia

    Terravista won a gathering of elite speedsters in the Darley Classic (Aus-I) Nov. 8 at Flemington, powering up fast and late to defeat favorite Chautaugua and Lankan Rupee, the world's top-rated sprinter.

  • Protectionist wins the Melbourne Cup.

    Protectionist Flies to Melbourne Cup Win

    German-trained Protectionist won the Aus$6 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) in a four-length romp Nov. 4 at Flemington, defeating gallant globetrotter Red Cadeaux and Who Shot Thebarman.

  • Shamus Award Dominates Australian Guineas

    Racing's list of one-hit wonders is long, but W. S. Cox Plate (Aus-I) upsetter Shamus Award emphatically removed himself from that roster when recording a second group I hit March 1 in the Australian Guineas (Aus-I).

  • Underwood Stakes Preview: Trainer Paul Beshara

    Flemington trainer Paul Beshara comments on the prospects of Richie's Vibe, who runs in the 1400 Handicap, and Happy Trails, who runs in the Underwood Stakes on September 21 at Caulfield.

  • Cox Plate Preview Day: Darryl Shearer

    Darryl Shearer is racing manager for Nigel Blackiston, who has horses running this weekend at the Moonee Valley race meet. September 14 is Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes day.

  • Cox Plate Preview Day: Trainer John Sadler

    Flemington trainer John Sadler talks about Lady Melksham, who runs this weekend at the Moonee Valley race meet. September 14 is Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes day.

  • Cox Plate Preview Day: Lizzy Jelfs

    Lizzy Jelfs, fore for David Hayes, has horses running this weekend at the Moonee Valley race meet. September 14 is Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes day.

  • Cox Plate Preview Day: Michael Moroney

    Flemington trainer Michael Moroney talks about Picture Editor, who runs September 14 at the Moonee Valley race meet. September 14 is Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes day.

  • Longshot Ferlax Shines in Australian Guineas

    Undefeated at country tracks in Australia, Ferlax capably handled a huge step up at Flemington March 2, with a gutsy win over highly-regarded filly You're So Good in the Australian Guineas (Aus-I).

  • Black Caviar
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    Black Caviar Makes First Start Since Ascot

    After nearly eight months since her nail-biting victory at Royal Ascot, Black Caviar makes her long-awaited return to racing on Feb. 16 at Flemington in a race named in her honor, the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (Aus-I).

  • Green Moon wins the Melbourne Cup.

    Green Moon Pulls Melbourne Cup Upset

    Green Moon upstaged the two most recent winners of the Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) when he captured this year's edition of "the race that stops a nation" Nov. 6 at Flemington Racecourse.

  • Americain, Dunaden to Meet in Melbourne Cup

    A competitive field of 24 is set for the Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aus-I), including the event's two most recent winners, French stayers Americain and Dunaden, who will square off in Australia's greatest race Nov. 6.

  • Dunaden Triumphs in Melbourne Cup Thriller

    For the second consecutive year, a French-trained winner of the Geelong Cup (Aus-III) captured Australia's most famous race, the Aus$6 million Melbourne Cup (Aus-I).

  • Weekend Hussler Stunned in Turnbull

    It was shades of Kent Desormeaux on Big Brown as Australia's wonder horse Weekend Hussler was stunningly beaten out of a place in the $500,000 group 1 Turnbull Stakes at Flemington Oct. 4. Longshot Littorio took home top honors.

  • Light Fantastic Rises to Group I Level

    Thirty-two days ago a horse named Light Fantastic raced at a lowly Victorian country track named Kyneton. On March 8 at Flemington in the group I Australian Cadbury Guineas worth $750,000, that same horse held off some of the best 3-year-olds in 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.

  • Devil Moon Casts Potent Spell in Turnbull

    Day one of Australia's Spring Carnival kicked off Oct. 6 at Flemington racecourse with the Turnbull Stakes (AUS-I), a 10-furlong affair that always holds the key to many of the carnival's largest races. It had a cracking field, taken in fine fashion by Devil Moon, a 4-year-old filly.

  • Dream Payoff for Longshot Roman Arch Owners

    A group of 10 owners gained a dream result with Roman Arch in the rich Australian Cup March 11. Six weeks after they paid $100,000 (Australian funds) for the seemingly out-of-form 7-year-old, they shared the $600,000 first prize in Flemington's $1 million weight-for-age feature.

  • More Than Ready Colt Wins Flemington Derby

    Before a record Derby day crowd of 115,600 at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia, Benicio, a Vinery-bred colt by More Than Ready, laid the foundation for a stud career in winning the 152nd Victoria Derby (Aust-I) Oct 29.

  • 'Diva Fever Rises as Three-peat Attempt On

    The first part of the wait is over. Makybe Diva was given the green light Saturday (Oct. 29) to attempt an unprecedented third straight win in the $5 million (Australian funds) Melbourne Cup (Aust-I) Nov 1.

  • Al Mahar Completes Girl Power Day at Flemington

    Women were on top at Flemington March 12: Alinghi breezed in the Newmarket (Aust-I; Makybe Diva and Winning Belle ran one-two in the Australian Cup (Aust-I). After this combined display of Girlpower, Gai Waterhouse collected the other "Super Saturday" group I when Danehill colt Al Mahar realized his potential in the Australian Guineas.