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Horse Racing In Australia

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Throughout the last 15 years, American horse racing fans have gotten the opportunity to learn about horse racing in Australia. Much of this has come about because of online sports/race books offering live racing and horse racing tips from "down under." What Americans are learning through these race tips and exposure is that Australian horse racing is amongst some of the best in the world.

In an effort to remind American racing fans about a rich Australian racing history that has been filled with great horses, jockeys and trainers, here's a blast from the past that might shake a few cobwebs and illicit future interest in getting race tips or horse racing tips for great horse racing from the Southern Hemisphere.

Phar Lap (1926-1932) - Phar
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From 2003-2005, the mare became the first three-time winner of Australia's premiere race. By adding the Cox Plate in 2005 to her resume, she also established herself as one of the greatest race mares in the world. In the process of winning 15 races from 36 starts, she established herself as the all-time purse winning horse of either sex in Australia with almost AUS$15 million in earnings.

Black Caviar (2006-present) - If ever a racehorse was to capture the attention of racing fans all over the world, it would have to have been Black Caviar during her amazing streak from 2009-2013. During this time, she won all 25 of her starts and retired undefeated. After being named WTRR World Champion Sprinter (2010,2011,2012,2013) and Australian Racehorse of the Year (2011,2012,2013), she left the racing world wondering how good she really was. If they can't be beat, you can never be sure.

T.J. Smith (1916-1988) - While Thomas John Smith may not be a household name in most parts of the world, he was a horse training legend in Australia. Based primarily in Sydney, he dominated Australian horse racing from the 1950s until the mid 1980s. Among his most significant accomplishments were winning seven W. S. Cox Plates, six Golden Slippers, four Caulfield Cups and two Melbourne Cups with Toparoa in 1955 and Just a Dash in
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