Triple Crown history

While there is lots of prestige associated with many high profile Group 1 horse races, nothing is more impressive than winning a Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. There are lots of different Triple Crown series which take place around the world, in countries such as the United States, England, Australia, Germany, Canada, and Ireland. In 1853, the horse West Australian won three important events in England, and since then the term Triple Crown has become connected with a range of connected and prestigious races. Winning all three races of a Triple Crown event is one of the most impressive feats any horse can accompish, and the team associated with the winning horse are highly valued as legends of their sport. Read On…

Spring Racing Carnival in Australia

Of all the iconic sporting events in Australia, none is more well known and popular as the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Even though horse racing is held all year round in Australia, most of the most iconic races are run during the spring in Melbourne. Some of the most well known events on the Melbourne Spring Racing calendar include the iconic Melbourne Cup, the WS Cox Plate, and the Caulfield Cup. All of the season’s events are split up into a number of seperate carnival race meetings, with the most popular being the Caulfield Carnival and the Flemington Carnival. Read On…

Spectacular Royal Ascot Racing Day

Hosted every year at Royal Ascot Racecourse, this carnival is the highlight of the European racing season and one of the world’s most famous horse racing events. Hosted every year at Royal Ascot Racecourse in Great Britain, this event is one of the highlights of the European racing season. Royal Ascot is such a famous event for a number of reasons, including the quality of the racing itself and the fact that it is such a traditional event. There are over 25 individual racing events hosted as part of this amazing carnival, including a number of Handicap events and everything from Listed events through to Group races. Read On…

Fasion Trends In Horse Racing

There is a vibrant culture that surrounds horse racing There are many events which may happen during a day at the races, including special dining packages, fashion shows, music, and other entertainment. Racing clothing is an important part of horse racing culture, from professional fashion shows and competitions through to getting dressed up for a day at the races. Racing fashion is different around the world, although it often includes colourful hats and dresses for the ladies and suits for the men. Read On…

Run for the Black-Eyed Susans

Of the many famous horse races held in the United States each year, few are as iconic or well attended as the Preakness Stakes. This event is a prestigious Grade 1 event, and the second leg in the world renowned US Triple Crown. Sometimes called “the Run for the Black-Eyed Susans”, the winner of the Preakness Stakes has a blanket of viking daisies given to them. The Preakness Stakes is held over a distance of 9.5 furlongs, and run on a left handed dirt track for a total of $1 million in prize money. Read On…

The Old Legend

When you think of well known Australian racehorses, the name Phar Lap always springs to mind. Born across the Tasman, Phar Lap went on to great things once he was trained and raced in Australia. Phar Lap managed to do things that no other horse could, and carried on to break records in Australia and the world. Throughout this fantastic career, Phar Lap managed to win the Melbourne Cup, two Cox Plate’s, an AJC Derby, and 19 additional weight for age events. Read On…

One Of The Most Famous Races

Of the numerous high profile thoroughbred races held in Australia, none is as well known as the Melbourne Cup. With a prize pool worth over $6 million, this great race attracts many of the world’s most elite thoroughbreds. Read On…