$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in racing bonuses*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up, Join now & get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in racing bonus bets*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in racing bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
Deposit $20, Bet with $120
Sign-up, deposit $20 & receive $100 in racing bonus bets. That's $120 to bet with!*
$300 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $300 in racing bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: Steve Hart
Winx headlines the list on nominations for The Championships
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

A record number of nominations have been taken for The Championships in Sydney.

Champion Winx has been nominated for the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m), a race she won last year, while she also holds an entry for the Group One Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) for fillies and mares on the same day – April 14.

The richest race over the two days of The Championships is the weight-for-age Queen Elizabeth which has attracted 121 nominations.

The $3 million Doncaster Mile (1600m) on April 7, has 181 entries.

A total of 1454 nominations have been received for the 10 Championships races, 75 more than last year.

This year will be the fifth running of The Championships at Randwick.

“The Championships has now established its own place on the world stage and these events are the undisputed grand finals of racing in this country,” Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’landys said.

“It’s also very pleasing to see a marked increase in interest from international stables this year after nearly 40 overseas horses were nominated.”

International visitor Polarisation won last year’s Sydney Cup for Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby.

Polarisation is not among nominations for this year’s Sydney Cup but Appleby has Rare Rhythm entered for the $2 million 3200m-race and Brave Zolo and Toormore for the Doncaster Mile.

Twenty-four Japanese-trained horses figure among the almost 40 northern hemisphere-trained horses nominated while there are two Japanese horses, Admire Winner and Satono Rasen, entered by the Chris Waller stable.

Master Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien has five horses nominated, with Deauville and War Decree entered for both the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Doncaster.

He has Spirit Of Valor and Washington DC nominated for the $2.5 million TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) while War Secretary holds a Doncaster Mile nomination.

“It is pleasing to see such strong interest in these nominations from major overseas racing and breeding operations such as Coolmore, U Carrot Farm and Silk Racing,” Australian Turf Club co-acting chief executive, James Heddo, said.

The $2 million Australian Derby (2400m) has 155 nominations while the $1 million Australian Oaks has 148.

$300 in Bonus Bets
Get $300 in Racing Bonus Bets when you join and deposit $250!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Racecourse: Randwick
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Free Racing Bonus Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with a Free list of the best Bonus Bet offers available at every online bookmaker...

Brad Rawiller nearing return to riding

Multiple Group One-winning jockey Brad Rawiller is hoping it is only a matter of weeks before he can get back...

Winx returns in Rosehill barrier trial

Champion mare Winx has returned with a successful barrier trial at Rosehill this morning. The four-time Cox Plate winner didn’t...

Watch: Horse almost falls but still wins

Jockey Shaun Guymer has pulled off a miraculous ride at Nowra today to win the sixth on the card. Guymer...

Talented mare dies in tragic accident

Talented mare Miss Pandanus has tragically drowned after taking fright while working at the beach south of Melbourne. Trainer Mick...

Copyright © 2018 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.