International challengers stand out in Melbourne Cup

Mer De Glace winning the Kokura Kinen (G3) - Photo courtesy of the Japan Racing Association They call it “the race that stops a nation,” and for good reason. The Melbourne Cup (G1) at Flemington racecourse in Australia is a historic two-mile test of speed and stamina first run in 1861. In terms of national recognition, it’s Australia’s equivalent of the Kentucky Derby, an event so cherished its annual date on the calendar (the first Tuesday in November) [...]

Women’s World Cup: Australia vs. Norway preview

The knockout stage of the 2019 Women's World Cup begins Saturday, and the headliner of two contests is a matchup between Norway and Australia. (Norway +200, Australia -105, Draw +225) Best play: Draw +225 Norway got through from second place in Group A, while Australia needed a four-goal effort from Sam Kerr to capture second place in a difficult Group C. It should be an incredible match with both teams even in a lot of areas. Kerr is one of [...]

2019 Racing Preview: 5 Races You Won’t Want to Miss

Winx - Photo: Australia Turf Club/Sky Racing. With 2019 on the horizon, I’m already looking forward to another sensational year of racing and anticipating some of the exciting showdowns and matchups that we’ll witness across the globe. Five races in particular are already on my radar as intriguing events that I’m excited to watch unfold. In chronological order, they are…. The Pegasus World Cup Invitational (gr. I) When: January 26 Where: Gulfstream Park, Florida The first two editions [...]

Winx Bids for Historic Fourth Straight Cox Plate Victory

Winx - Photo: Australia Turf Club/Sky Racing. Twenty-eight consecutive victories. Most top-class horses don’t even run in that many races, let alone win that many races. To prevail in 28 consecutive races is an extraordinary feat, bordering on the unbelievable, which is why the seven-year-old Australian super mare Winx has gained an international reputation as one of the greatest racehorses of all time. All told, Winx has won 32 of her 38 starts, but she might never face a [...]

How to Bet The Everest at Royal Randwick

If you’re a fan of top-class international racing, then you’ll want to get up early on Saturday morning (1:15 a.m. Eastern to be exact) to catch the second renewal of the TAB Everest at Royal Randwick racecourse in Australia. The six-furlong sprint is the richest turf race in the world with a purse of $13 million (AUD), and a dozen horses will line up to contest the event. The favorite in the wagering is #1 Redzel, who won the inaugural [...]

Third Cox Plate highly likely for Winx

Champion Australian mare Winx seeks her 22nd consecutive victory in the Cox Plate. Photo: Australia Turf Club/Sky Racing. Is there any way that Winx won’t win the $A3 million W S Cox Plate for a third time, and extend her win sequence to 22 races? The world’s best turf racehorse faces eight opponents in the 2,040-meter (about 1 ¼-mile) Cox Plate at Moonee Valley racecourse in Melbourne. There are some good horses among them, but connections of most [...]