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.
Son of Kentucky shuttler Street Boss earned first group I victory.
Chautauqua unleashed his trademark burst of speed with less than a furlong to run down Flemington's famed straight and snatched victory in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (Aus-I) Feb. 20.
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.
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.
New Zealand-bred Tarzino left the gate the favorite and outstayed his 15 overmatched rivals in the Aus$1.5 million Victoria Derby (Aus-I) Oct. 31 at Flemington.
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.
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.
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.
Wandjina led throughout and hung on for a narrow win over late-running Alpine Eagle in the Australian Guineas (Aus-I) March 7 at Flemington.
Lankan Rupee, 2014 Horse of the Year in Australia, won the 1,000-meter Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (Aus-I) Feb. 21 at Flemington. Brazen Beau was second with favorite Deep Field finishing third.
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.
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.
New Zealand-bred Preferment broke his maiden in style Nov. 1 at Flemington, winning the Aus$1.5 million AAMI Victoria Derby (Aus-I) from Bondeiger in a thrilling finish.
Gooree Stud's Hallowed Crown remains unbeaten after winning the AUS$1 million De Bertoli Wines Golden Rose (Aus-I) Sept. 13 at Rosehill Gardens.
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).
Flemington trainer Anthony Freedman discusses the Emirates Stakes day preview.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Flemington trainer Mark Kavanagh has horses running this weekend at the Moonee Valley race meet. September 14 is Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes day.
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.
Paul Snowden talks about his stable's prospects on September 14 at Moonee Valley, Cox Plate Preview Day.
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).
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).
Unusual Suspect won six stakes races in California and one in Australia, highlighted by the 2010 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT), during a 72-race career.
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.
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.
Flemington trainer Mike Moroney discusses contenders in the Melbourne Cup.
Black Caviar tied the record for consecutive victories in Australasia and almost set a course standard in the process when she won the group I Lightning Stakes at Flemington Feb. 18 on six days' rest.
Five-year-old Black Caviar kept her undefeated record intact Nov. 5 with another easy victory, this time in the Patinack Farm Classic (Aus-I) at Flemington. It was her 16th win.
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).
Owner Simon O'Donnell takes another shot at the Nov. 1 Melbourne Cup with two, maybe three, entries this year.
Last year's longshot winner is the 3-1 early line favorite. Only five horses have won the Melbourne Cup more than once.
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.
Darley has renewed its sponsorship of the $1,005,000 Darley Australian Cup (Aust-I) for another three years, it was announced Sept. 16.
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.
Rising superstar Weekend Hussler easily wins Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington.
Divine Madonna wins the Myer Classic at Flemington Nov. 3; hopes for invite to Hong Kong International Races in December.
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.
Bart Cummings, who had won nine previous LKS Mackinnon Stakes, this year won the race with a true outsider, 88-1 shot Sirmione.
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.
Leading West Australian trainer Fred Kersely ventured east with his star Marasco for a fifth time and finally landed the chocolates at Flemington on Sept. 8.
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.
Takeover Target took a giant step to a wider stage with a grand win in the Lightning Stakes (Aus-I) at Melbourne's Flemington oval Feb. 4.
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.
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.
An incredible closing run by Makybe Diva might be the last Australian race fans see of the champion mare.
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.
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