With most of us wrapped up in what we’ll be wearing to the races this spring, it can be easy to let the true purpose of race day (watching horses, if you’re struggling to remember!) to slip by the wayside. For those who don’t have time to keep a weathered eye on which horses will be topping the lists for each race (ie: most of us), we’ve compiled a list of five champs to watch out for over the spring season.

 

1. Order of St George – Melbourne Cup

You’ll want to remember this Irish thoroughbred’s mouthful of a name. Racing through Europe’s tracks at an impressive pace, the star made the move over to Australia, making a promising mark at the St Leger Trial and The Curragh.

 

2. Winx – William Hill Cox Plate

Making an earlier start than the others on this list, Winx is hitting the Cox Plate with over $3.7 million earnings in the bank. After 8 wins from 14 starts of late, some winks at the track may be in order for this special mare.