2015 Robert Sangster Stakes Nominations Feature Avoid Lighting

2015 Robert Sangster Stakes Nominations Feature Avoid Lighting

Les Bridge’s Sapphire Stakes winner Avoid Lightning is one of the headline nominations taken for one of the two Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival Group 1 features at Morphettville on Saturday, the Robert Sangster Stakes 2015.

Avoid Lightning is one of the top-rated hopes nominated for Saturday’s 2015 Robert Sangster Stakes in Adelaide. Photo: Steve Hart.

The $400,000 Group ...

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Melbourne Cup the Spring Target for Like A Carousel

Melbourne Cup the Spring Target for Like A Carousel

Talented stayer Like A Carousel was rated virtually no chance of success in the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) on Saturday when leaving at triple-figure odds, but will be set for an appearance in this year’s edition of the Melbourne Cup after boxing on for a commendable third.

Like A Carousel will target the 2015 Melbourne Cup after running third ...

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2015 Hawkesbury Guineas Nominations Feature Federal

2015 Hawkesbury Guineas Nominations Feature Federal

John O’Shea’s last start Randwick winner in the wet Federal is one of the headline nominations taken for the Hawkesbury Guineas 2015 on Gold Cup Day this weekend.

Federal is a top nominee for the 2015 Hawkesbury Guineas in Sydney this weekend. Photo: Steve Hart.

A total of 19 three-year-olds are entered for the $150,000 Group 3 Hawkesbury Guineas ...

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2015 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Nominations: Eight for Waller

2015 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Nominations: Eight for Waller

Sydney’s premier trainer Chris Waller has a stranglehold over Saturday’s Hawkesbury Gold Cup 2015 numbers-wise having nominated for a bumper eight runners in the handicap clash.

Evergreen veteran I’m Imposing is one of eight Chris Waller-trained nominations for the 2015 Hawkesbury Gold Cup this weekend. Photo: Steve Hart.

This year’s $150,000 Group 3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m) attracted a total ...

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Since Australia’s first official race meeting in 1842, horse racing has become embedded into Australian culture with thousands of races taking place each year. From the local town handicaps to the world-renowned Melbourne Cup, racing fans across the country are enthralled with the drama, excitement and passion associated with horse racing. For many horse racing is their life, with thousands of people devoting their lives to the training and breeding of quality racehorses. The Australian racing industry has produced many names which will go down in history as racing legends. Around the world, names such as Phar Lap, Makybe Diva and Bart Cummings are famous for their victories in Australian horse races.

Governed by the Australian Racing Board, the Australian horse racing industry is flourishing with over 8 major racing carnivals taking place each year including the Sydney Autumn Carnival, Sydney Spring Carnival, Brisbane Winter Carnival, Adelaide Racing Carnival, Perth Racing Carnival, Tasmanian Racing Carnival, Melbourne Autumn Carnival and the world famous Melbourne Spring Carnival.

These carnivals host some of the world’s greatest races starting with the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic and Railway Stakes in Perth to the BMW Stakes and Golden Slipper 2015 at Rosehill in Sydney to the prestigious Melbourne Cup and Australian Cup in Melbourne. From Randwick racecourse in Sydney to the breathtaking Flemington racecourse, Australia features some of the world’s most beautiful, historical and best designed racecourses.

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