Keyword: Sheila Laxon

  • Sheila Laxon Injured in Fall

    Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Sheila Laxon underwent surgery at Melbourne's Alfred Hospital on Dec. 23 after suffering pelvic and rib injuries after a track fall earlier in the day.

  • Australian Champion Ethereal Retired

    Ethereal, the champion New Zealand-bred Australian stayer by Rhythm, has been retired. The heroine of last year's Melbourne Cup (Aust-I) signed off with another exciting win in The BMW Harry Tancred Stakes (Aust-I) at Sydney's Rosehill Gardens on March 23.

  • Ethereal and jockey Scott Seamer in the winner's enclosure.

    Australia Race Report: Memorable Melbourne

    Sheila Laxon is the first woman to prepare the Melbourne Cup (Aust-I) winner -- officially at least. When Ethereal dashed down the center of a damp Flemington course to overwhelm Godolphin's Give the Slip, the Rhythm filly raced herself and her handler into Cup history.