• Capla Temptress (5-1) rolls home in the Natalma, while making her North American debut.Posted 2 days ago
  • Untamed Domain (3-1) kicks it in late to win the Summer Stakes at Woodbine.Posted 2 days ago
  • World Approval (2-1) shows he is much the best in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile.Posted 3 days ago
  • Patrona Margarita (23-1) draws clear in the Grade 2 Pocahontas.Posted 3 days ago
  • Uni (6-5) runs down La Coronel in the Grade 2 Sands Point.Posted 3 days ago
  • Johnny Bear (9-1) noses out Hawkbill in the Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf.Posted 3 days ago
  • Chublicious (10-1) upsets the Grade 3 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash.Posted 3 days ago
  • The Tabulator (4-1) holds on in the Grade 3 Iroquois despite drifting out.Posted 3 days ago
  • Quidura (2-5) proves best in Grade 2 Canadian.Posted 3 days ago
  • Winx rolls late in the Colgate Optic White Stakes for her 20th straight victory!Posted 4 days ago

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Vale Dori worked 5f, Sept 20th, in 1:00.60 (h) finishing 9/44.
Unique Bella worked 5f, Sept 20th, in 59.00 (hg) finishing 1/44.
Mubtaahij worked 5f, Sept 20th, in 1:00.20 (Hg)finishing 6/44.
Mor Spirit worked 5f, Sept 20th, in 1:00.20 (hg) finishing 6/44.
Hoppertunity worked 4f, Sept 20th, in 47.60 (h) finishing 2/18.
Attached is a show done by 60 Minutes Australia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0FZ6vqH8Y4
I have to ask this, as long as we are talking about foreign racing. How good is the racing in Japan, and why does it get absolutely NO coverage elsewhere? Many of the top sires were from North America, and they have the largest purses. I can't believe the racing is not at least as good as in Australia, and likely better than Argentina/Chile.
Here's my question - I assume they are staying in Australia to play it fairly safe and break the Black Caviar streak. But what if (and I know I am not supposed to ask this) she gets beaten on the way to setting the record? (She's had a couple of close calls recently) Would that propel them to sending her abroad sooner?
For those who are interested in comparing GR's forms in the DWC and Woodward at 9f, here are the results from my simulator for the 2017 DWC (which also includes an 80 feet runup): 1) GR would beat Arrogate by about 1/2 length 2) GR's winning time = 1:46 4/5 over 1800 meters. Converting to miles, 1:47 3/5 over 9 furlongs. And he's closing the final furlong of the 9f in 12 2/5 seconds. 3) GR's Timeform = 142 and RPR = 130 So the DWC would have been one of his top and winning races at 9f. But we saw what happened to him in the final 200 meters (or final furlong) of that race. Arrogate went by him as if he was standing still.
I have to be honest, I didn't expect this. I hope she can hold her form for another fourteen months. To take on the world at seven is ballsy. I'm excited but she needs to be at her absolute best to attempt this. The thought of her lining up at Ascot and Breeders Cup next year gets my blood pumping. She's a living, racing legend, gawd I hope she can pull this off.
Winx to go global! https://www.justhorseracing.com.au/news/australian-racing/waller-unveils-plans-for-winx-to-go-global/403599
Is she retired ?
Praying for a stellar wind baby in the future
*BREAKING NEWS* For any Winx fans with questions about her next race, the C O X plate, or a potential overseas campaign in 2018 please see below: *** WINX MEDIA RELEASE *** "Next start to be at Flemington Racecourse and Victoria Racing Club in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes on October 7th. To ease speculation on her future beyond 2017, I look forward to the Autumn and a possible trip overseas but at this stage no decision on this will be made until after the George Ryder Stakes in 2018. During her 20 race winning streak, she has raced on 2 occasions in Brisbane, 3 occasions in Melbourne and 15 times in Sydney but obviously internationally racing possesses a great deal of appeal. Providing she is well she will either run during The Championships in the G1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes and look to target a race during the Royal Ascot carnival or be freshened up subsequent to the George Ryder Stakes and be targeted towards a European campaign containing 3 races over a range of distances." Waller also went on to say that Winx is up 10kg from where she was at the 2016 C o x Plate and she came out of last weekend's race in perfect shape. They will also remove the earmuffs for her next start. http://winxhorse.com.au/winx-media-release-20th-september-2017/
What is wrong with this website? Why is this horse rated above an 8, but only won one race so far. Complete favoritism or something, no idea why he is number 1 on this crop, if this is for Kentucky Derby 2018. He won on turf, not on dirt. This website needs more effort put into it.
Are they copying the Kitten's Joy playbook? https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/articles/son-galileo-who-has-made-flying-start-his-us-stud-career/
Question! Is Blame considered to be a multiple graded stakes winner?
Has this horse been retired? Last heard possible shoulder fracture.
It Tiz Well worked 4f, Sept 19th, in 50.00 (h) finishing 39/50.
Drefong worked 4f, Sept 19th, in 48.20 (h) finishing 9/50.

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