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Gai Waterhouse: Newmarket and Ascot

Having Wandjina (Aus) (Snitzel {Aus}) racing in the G1 Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot gave me the opportunity to visit Newmarket with a horse in training. My base at Newmarket for the trip was the iconic Warren Place, where the late and great Henry Cecil dominated English racing from for many years. While in Newmarket [...]

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10,501 Miles

By Gai Waterhouse It is just over 10,500 miles from the training center at Newmarket, England to Tulloch Lodge Randwick in the inner Eastern suburbs of Sydney. I was asked by a leading English trainer why us Australian trainers don’t phone up our English peers and seek feedback on our imported horses and their previous [...]

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‘Break’ On Through

by Gai Waterhouse Five years ago, I changed my breaking in process and I changed it for the better. This change has been better for me and–more importantly–for all of my horses. My father Tommy Smith once upon a time broke in 60 to 80 babies at a time at Randwick and he did this [...]

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Spelling To Victory

By Gai Waterhouse Spelling. No, it is not something you do at an English castle, but rather something we do in Australia with our horses to allow them to rest. I am a great advocate of spelling and resting horses, and just as we humans benefit greatly from a change in scenery and a holiday, [...]

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The Sydneysiders Have Gone Mad

by Gai Waterhouse Up until the advent of ‘The Championships’ in 2014 and the revamping of the 10 furlong (2000 meter) G1 Queen Elizabeth S., the richest race in Sydney was the G1 Golden Slipper for 2-year-olds. I know that many in the Northern Hemisphere can’t believe that in a racing-mad country like Australia, one [...]

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