83 Years Old and She’s Still Mustering Cattle

March 5th, 2018|Categories: Features, Training|Tags: , |

BackRoads is an Australian television program hosted by Heather Ewart. The show travels Australia’s backroads visiting remote areas and sharing remarkable, inspiring stories of regular, hardworking folk. The November 26, 2017 episode visited Corryong in north-eastern Victoria. Heather met Joan Sinclair, one of the region’s most devoted horse and cattlewomen. At 83 years old, Joan is [...]

Australia’s 2017 Racing Hall of Fame Inductees – Light Fingers and Saintly

December 18th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , |

Light Fingers Le Filou x Cuddlesome Her sire was, Le Filou, which in French means “pickpocket” or “thief”.  Her pedigree was impeccable and expectations for her racing career were high. However, those who worked with the fragile mare were skeptical. Light Fingers, trained by Bart Cummings, she would, at least for a time, sway skeptics and [...]

Australia’s Superstar Horse of the Year

October 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

For the second year in a row superstar WINX has been crowned Australia’s Horse of the Year. Her reign began 21 victories ago, most recently capped with Saturday’s victory in the Turnbull Stakes at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. Winx won the race handily by 6.5 lengths cheered by more than 20,000 fans (twice the number [...]

Australia’s 2017 Racing Hall of Fame Inductee – Archer

September 13th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

Australia’s Racing Hall of Fame is an exclusive club indeed. Established in 2000 as part of Australia’s Racing Museum, the Hall of Fame has inducted only 62 accomplished thoroughbreds to date. In 2017 four more remarkable horses were welcome to this distinguished guild. Our first 2017 AHF inductee won the first and second Melbourne Cups, [...]

Cyclone Makes for an Unusual “Horse” Guest

April 3rd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

It seems with all our modern technology and the immediacy of today’s communications, we remain perpetually ill prepared for disasters. We plan as best we’re able, but nature is a fickle force and we are at its mercy. For the last few days Cyclone Debbie has pounded eastern Australia causing unimaginable flooding in an area the [...]