The Australian Turf Club has received a new record number of second acceptances for Sydney’s iconic race – the $3.5 million Longines Golden Slipper – to be run 23 March on Australia’s biggest day of Group 1 racing.
The Australian Turf Club’s new all-weather Polytrack training surface at Royal Randwick has been widely praised by trainers, and completes construction of all-weather synthetic training surfaces at all four Australian Turf Club racecourses.
As the Autumn 2YO features rapidly approach, Inglis Graduates I Am Immortal (I Am Invincible), Catch Me (I Am Invincible) and Dawn Passage (Dawn Approach) all won impressively, including a clean sweep of the Blue Diamond Previews at Caulfield for Inglis Easter graduates.
Hong Kong champion Beauty Generation is the equal “world’s best miler” alongside Australian super-mare Winx and is confirmed as Hong Kong’s joint top-rated horse of all-time with a mark of 127 in the 2018 LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings (WBRR), released today, Wednesday, 23 January.
Roy H demonstrated why he will receive a second Eclipse Award this week with a four-length demolition of the Palos Verdes Stakes Gr.2 at Santa Anita on Saturday.
The long run of Group One success by Australian-breds in New Zealand continued on Saturday with Testa Rossa sprinter, Enzo’s Lad, going back to back in the time honoured Telegraph Handicap over 1200m at Trentham.