O’Brien, Stoute look for more Breeders’ Cup Turf glory

Highland Reel should enjoy a firm track as he tries to defend his Breeders' Cup Turf crown.   The first place to look for the winner of the 1 ½-mile Breeders’ Cup Turf is, quite clearly, the European contingent. European horses clearly excel at this trip on turf, and with nine of the last 12 editions of this race being won by trans-Atlantic raiders, their connections know how to cope with the journey. Six of the 14 runners [...]

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 [...]