By The Numbers

The Pride of The Everest

Since 2020, Joe Pride’s affinity for The Everest has yielded his runners $14.1 million in prize-money, and now a winner of Australia’s richest race. Over a 23-year training career, Joe Pride has forged a reputation for turning affordable horses into star performers, but the emergence of Think About It (So You Think) as a winner... Read More

Flying Spur’s special Saturday

On one of Australian racing’s biggest days, the influence of the great Flying Spur shone through, not only through the winner of The Everest, but in the pedigrees of three Group 1 winners. The 1995 Caulfield Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) proved a frustrating end to a frustrating three-year-old spring for Flying Spur (Danehill). In his... Read More

Climbing The Everest

Ahead of Saturday’s $20 million Randwick feature, we investigate the most successful sires, slotholders, trainers and jockeys in The Everest’s short history. One measure of the cut-through horse racing has had in the broader Australian public is the proliferation of pub trivia questions it has spawned over the years. When did Phar Lap win the... Read More

Tailwind or headwind? Breeze-ups around the world

The 2023 Australasian breeze-up sales season kicked off yesterday in Sydney and By The Numbers takes a look at how two-year-old sales have evolved globally in recent years. The combined spend across Australia’s two breeze-up sales, hosted by Inglis and Magic Millions, reached an all-time high of $23.5 million in 2022, as record investment elsewhere... Read More

I Am Invincible tracks further history

I Am Invincible continues to set a record-breaking pace at the top of the Australian sires’ table, following a stakes-winning treble across Australia on Saturday. When Danehill (Danzig) claimed the first of his nine Australian sires’ championships in 1994-95, his progeny earned $4.4 million across the Australian racing season. As a measure of how much... Read More

Australia’s Group 1 obsession continues

With a record number of Group 1 starters to this point of the Australian racing season, By The Numbers digs into the upward trend of field sizes for the elite races. Tomorrow’s Turnbull Stakes (Gr 1, 2000m) represents the tenth Group 1 of the Australian racing season and with 16 runners and two emergencies, the... Read More