Australasia Edition

Top Stories - Australasia

  • OK, so it maybe wasn’t a ‘Winx’ or even a ‘Chautauqua’ for that matter, but the victory of Ji Di in the inaugural Inglis Cup at the Yulong raceday in mainland China, was stunning to say the very least.

  • The $1 million Golden Rose Stakes is a relatively new Group One on the Australian turf calendar and was only allocated elite status for the first time in 2009.

  • Many of Winx's George Main Stakes rivals will come from her own stable but trainer Chris Waller can't envisage any of them beating her.

  • New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds has cemented itself as the leading sale of its kind in Australasia with an incomparable 17 Group One wins and 117 stakes wins claimed by graduates of the Sale in the last five seasons.

Chris Waller Chris Waller

Chris Waller grew up in New Zealand’s North Island about an hour or so north of Wellington in Foxton, a small horseracing town of about 3,000 people.

  • Blake Shinn is an Australian jockey, who rode the 2008 Melbourne Cup winner on Viewed for trainer Bart Cummings.

  • Born: July, 14, 1980

    The boy from Dunedoo has stamped himself as one of Australia's elite jockeys.

  • Michelle Payne (born 29 September 1985) is an Australian jockey. She won the 2015 Melbourne Cup, riding Prince of Penzance, and was the first female jockey to win the event.