Keyword: northerly

  • Northerly Starts Comeback

    Champion Western Australian galloper Northerly took the first step in his comeback in Perth Sept. 11 with a brave fourth at his first race for more than a year.

  • Australian Star Northerly Retired

    As the grand sweep of Seabiscuit's story reaches many more generations in movie theaters, the career has closed on one of Australia's wonderful underdog Thoroughbreds. Northerly departs far from the applause which accompanied his recently conferred Horse of the Year title.

  • Northerly Named Australia Horse of the Year

    Northerly, who won the Cox Plate (Aust-I) and Caulfield Cup (Aust-I) was named Australia's Horse of the Year for 2003 at a dinner at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne.

  • Lonhro Ready to Meet Northerly

    Lonhro is likely to have taken a step closer to a confrontation with Australia's leading Thoroughbred, Northerly, with a facile win in the $250,000 (Australian funds) Chipping Norton Stakes (Aust-I) at Sydney's Warwick Farm March 15.

  • Australian Simulcasting Grows to Seven Days a Week

    Due to the continued growth and success of Australian <br>simulcasting in North America, Wyvern International, the distributor of the Australian product in North America, has decided to offer racing to all simulcast outlets on Sunday evenings during the months of February and March.

  • Australians Welcome a New Racing Hero

    To the roar of the crowd, the grand mare Sunline stepped onto the track for her farewell event. She tossed her head about to acknowledge one of the largest crowds ever assembled at historic Moonee Valley Racecourse. At the starting gates a stellar field of runners were waiting for her to contest the $3 million Cox Plate, a Group I event run at the classic distance of 1 1/4 miles.

  • Sunline to race for last time on Saturday.

    Top Field Assembled For Cox Plate to See Sunline Off

    Eight high-class runners will accompany Sunline on the occasion of her final race on Oct. 26. It is fitting the career send-off for the long-serving New Zealand champion will be in the Cox Plate (Aust-I), Australia's weight-for-age championship an event she collected twice.

  • Super Mare Sunline Prepares for Biggest Test

    Saturday's $3 million Cox Plate in Australia will be the most important race in the career of the celebrated super mare, Sunline, her jockey, Greg Childs, says.

  • Northerly Big Down Under

    As North America looks toward the Oct. 26 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, fans of Australian racing are preparing for three of the country's biggest group I events.

  • Turnbull Leads Three Group Is in Australia Oct. 5

    In the wide brown land of Australia, a northerly wind, seemingly born in the deserts of the dead heart, breaks the hearts of farmers. Its namesake breaks hearts too, the most recent victims in the Turnbull Stakes (Aust-II) over 2,000 meters of Flemington.

  • Northerly Defends Underwood Stakes Title

    Northerly became the first horse in 40 years to successfully defend an Underwood Stakes (Aust-I) at Caulfield on Sept. 22. And after his head defeat of Magical Miss, handler Fred Kersley hinted that the 6 year-old grandson of Nijinsky II might eschew a defense of the W.S. Cox Plate (Aust-I) on Oct. 26.

  • Northerly Holds Off Magical Miss in Underwood

    Northerly held off a determined challenge from Magical Miss to win the Group I Emirates Racing Association Underwood Stakes at Austrailia's Caulfield by a head Sunday.

  • All Points North

    Northerly trounced a strong field in winning the Australian Cup (Aust-I) at Flemington March 12. With the exception of Sunline, now in Dubai, and Tie the Knot, the best horses in training assembled in Melbourne's main fall event over 2,000 meters.