Racing News

Alpinista the Queen of Europe after Arc triumph

The Kirsten Rausing-bred and owned Alpinista (5 m Frankel – Alwilda by Hernando) propelled herself to stardom as she proved all class and heart in winning yesterday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Gr 1, 2400m) at Longchamp. Having won her previous seven races, a run which included five consecutive Group 1 contests, the Sir Mark... Read More

Zulfiqar takes benefit from dry Flemington

Godolphin got their two-year-old season underway with a win in yesterday’s Maribyrnong Trial Stakes (Listed, 1000m), with the move to place Zulfiqar (Exceed And Excel) at Flemington paying dividends for James Cummings’ team.  The colt was scratched from the Breeders’ Plate (Gr 3, 1000m) in Sydney and redirected to the Good 4 surface in Melbourne,... Read More

Empire conquerors Breeders’ Plate in breathtaking fashion 

Peter and Paul Snowden, another renowned partnership for producing high class two-year-olds, captured their third win in the Breeders’ Plate (Gr 3, 1000m) when the Newgate Farm and China Horse Club-owned colt Empire Of Japan (2 c Snitzel – Ichihara by General Nediym) struck for an impressive success in the season-opening juvenile contest.  In an... Read More

Slade lauds early success with new ‘Valerie’ partnership

Cutting an emotional figure in the aftermath of the Gimcrack Stakes (Gr 3, 1000m) was Kestrel Thoroughbreds’ Bruce Slade who, along with Waterhouse and Bott, purchased yesterday’s juvenile season-opening race winner Platinum Jubilee (Zoustar), along with sixth-placed Sicilian (I Am Invincible) and runner-up Perfect Proposal (Russian Revolution) at the yearling sales this year, the former... Read More

Zoustar’s regal fillies shine in Randwick features

Zougotcha earns stallion a clean sweep of Princess Series while two-year-old Platinum Jubilee impresses in Gimcrack  Zoustar (Northern Meteor) yesterday continued the momentum of a remarkable few weeks for the stallion, capping a defining day by securing a clean sweep of the Princess Series and an impressive winner of the Gimcrack Stakes (Gr 3, 1000m),... Read More

Waterhouse chases elusive Gimcrack with strong hand

Leading trainer saddles market principals Perfect Proposal, Sicilian and Platinum Jubilee in juvenile curtain raiser Gai Waterhouse holds a strong hand in her quest to fill a surprising hole in her trophy cabinet at Randwick today, as she seeks a first win in one of the key racing and breeding events on the calendar, the... Read More