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The Making Of A Glamour Filly

One-hundred-sixty-eight hours, 868 kilometres (540 miles), two States, two Group 1s, one filly–Global Glamour (Aus) (Star Witness {Aus}). A $A65,000 ($US46,000) purchase by bloodstock agent James Bester from Magic Millions 2015 has written her name into the history books. It was Elaine ‘Legs’ Lawlor and Anna Seitz who cleverly formed a group of high-profile women [...]

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From The Lady Trainer

I have just returned from an annual visit to the UK and it’s always a learning curve. Newmarket celebrated 350 years of horse racing since King Charles II traveled to this small town in Suffolk and commanded that a course be created to enable him to run a race in his name. This was the [...]

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From the Lady Trainer for June 7

Something that is very dear to me is the fostering of young, peoples’ interest in the racing world. It is so thrilling to train a Group 1 winner, but to see one of my ‘students’ succeed at the highest level, no not just a Group 1, a time-honoured English Classic, has provided me with one [...]

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From the Lady Trainer: The Championships and Inglis

It’s all systems go here in Sydney with the commencement of The Championships, probably seen as Australia’s version of the Breeders’ Cup Carnival, and the Inglis Easter Sale, similar to Saratoga in August or Keeneland in September. It is a terrific two weeks for not only those who work in the horseracing industry, but for [...]

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Gai Waterhouse: The Big Business Of Syndication

Something that is particularly unique Down Under is the vast number of syndicated horses. In the U.S. there are syndicators such as Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, West Point Thoroughbreds and Team Valor. In England there is Highclere Racing, Middleham Park Racing and Elite Racing Club amongst a few others, but in Australia syndicates are big business. [...]

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A Magic Time Of Year Down Under

Magic Millions has been the name on everyone’s lips over the holiday season and as we look towards the New Year and Inglis’s Classic Sale, Premier Sale and Easter Sale, as well as the Golden Slipper build-up and the race itself, there is plenty of excitement around the corner. The most interesting thing about the [...]

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Gai Waterhouse: Australia’s Surf & Turf

By Gai Waterhouse The Magic Millions Sale, which is held between Jan. 6 and 10, takes place a long way away from the Surf and the Turf of Del Mar, but I must say that there are a number of similarities. First and foremost there is a real holiday vibe about the place. My owners [...]

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‘On Pace’ Racing
‘On Pace’ Racing

Gai Waterhouse discusses how she relates to the American style of racing by describing her use of ‘pace work’ when getting her horses fit to run. [...]

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Gai Waterhouse: Saratoga Summer

In August of this year, my husband Rob and I attended one of the most charming, thrilling and well-organized racing carnivals in the world. Spending five days in Saratoga would have to go down as one of the greatest experiences we have ever had at the races. Su-Ann Khaw, and Anna Seitz from Fasig-Tipton, had [...]

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From the Lady Trainer: The JRHA Select Sale

On July 11, 2015, I forged new ground with a trip to Japan and the Japan Racing Horse Association (JRHA) Select Sale. The trip was the brainchild of my husband, Rob. Day after day, night after night, hour after hour, Rob pours through local and international form and his expertise has produced astounding results when [...]

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