Horse Racing

Sun 14 Apr 2019

How Waller will handle Winx hangover

premium_icon How Waller will handle Winx hangover

It’s been one hell of a ride for Chris Waller. While he is unlikely to train a horse like Winx again, he is finding many reasons to be hopeful.

Farewell to our champion mare, Winx

premium_icon Farewell to our champion mare, Winx

Australasian racing wakes up on Sunday to the sober reality of a Winx-less future, we can at least all agree on one thing: one of the great chapters of the...

Sat 13 Apr 2019

Ford drive sets up checkered flag in Sydney Cup

Ford drive sets up checkered flag in Sydney Cup

Jay Ford broke his Group 1 drought with a cool ride on Shraaoh over the 3200m at Royal Randwick to give trainer Chris Waller three majors in as many races

Nation stops as Winx completes fairytale

Nation stops as Winx completes fairytale

Australia watched on with bated breath as Winx brought her historic career to an end in front of a thunderous sellout crowd.

McAvaney: Winx embodies all we love in sport

premium_icon McAvaney: Winx embodies all we love in sport

Some names ring through the ages from Bradman to Fraser and Phar Lap. Winx belongs right up the top alongside them all, writes Bruce McAvaney

33 in a row! Winx retires a legend

premium_icon 33 in a row! Winx retires a legend

For the final time, Winx has unleashed her trademark finishing burst to record her 33rd win in a row and give racing fans a memory they’ll never forget

The day Winx’s jockey crashed

The day Winx’s jockey crashed

Winx jockey Hugh Bowman has a taste for horsepower in all shapes and sizes.

Jockey trampled after horror fall at Randwick

premium_icon Jockey trampled after horror fall at Randwick

Jockey Andrew Adkins has been taken to hospital for checks after a horror fall in the opening race at Randwick cast a pall over Winx’s farewell appearance.

Winx punter chasing one last massive payday

Winx punter chasing one last massive payday

Winx's biggest fan has upped the ante and plonked $271,580 on the mighty mare to bow out with a win in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Fri 12 Apr 2019

Report claims Winx might race at Royal Ascot

Report claims Winx might race at Royal Ascot

Winx's emotional farewell on Saturday has been cast into doubt over a shock report the mighty mare may yet extend her career by racing at Royal Ascot

Cash spike that created the Winx legend

premium_icon Cash spike that created the Winx legend

Fortune and fame have never been priorities for Winx’s owners, but a prizemoney rise changed the champion mare’s destiny.

Prizemoney record to be cherry on top for Winx

premium_icon Prizemoney record to be cherry on top for Winx

Chris Waller and Winx will have the last laugh over America’s Bob Baffert and Arrogate if the champion mare ­retires a winner before a sell-out crowd at Royal...

Major investor scratches all horses from QLD races

premium_icon Major investor scratches all horses from QLD races

QUEENSLAND racing’s biggest investor has taken the extreme move of scratching about 100 horses from the state’s races immediately.

Thu 11 Apr 2019

The Autumn Sun joining Winx in retirement

The Autumn Sun joining Winx in retirement

In the space of 48 hours, trainer Chris Waller will farewell the nation’s two best racehorses from his Rosehill stables – Winx and The Autumn Sun

Winx lashes out, kicks sign ahead of final race

premium_icon Winx lashes out, kicks sign ahead of final race

Champion mare Winx has given owners and punters a scare after kicking out at the mounting yard fence during the final trackwork session before her farewell race.

Wed 10 Apr 2019

Unbelievable Winx shoots for Phar Lap

Unbelievable Winx shoots for Phar Lap

After an astonishing career on the track, champion mare Winx has one more target in her sights before calling it a day in Randwick.

International raider out to ruin Winx farewell

premium_icon International raider out to ruin Winx farewell

Kiwi trainer Sir Mark Todd is hoping to break hearts when his British horse He’s Eminent lines up against Winx in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes on Saturday.

Tue 9 Apr 2019

Winx draws wide for final race

Winx draws wide for final race

Champion mare Winx has been drawn to start from the outside barrier for her farewell race, the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Mon 8 Apr 2019

Waller: ‘It’s intense’ but Winx week will be routine

premium_icon Waller: ‘It’s intense’ but Winx week will be routine

One of the biggest farewells in Australian sport is fast approaching but trainer Chris Waller is determined to keep Winx to her usual routine.

Boom hoop's winning treble

premium_icon Boom hoop's winning treble

BRISBANE jockey Brad Stewart rode a winning treble at Ipswich last Thursday as well as assisting leading trainer Tony Gollan to go further ahead.

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