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.
3. Fame Game – Melbourne Cup
Does the name sound familiar? Fame Game was tipped to win last year’s Melbourne Cup, and the Japanese galloper is again topping the betting odds for the 2016 bout. Despite not grabbing the title last year, Fame Game is turning heads as one of the top to watch.
4. Amralah – Caulfield Cup
Don’t call off your bets, yet! After a string of bad luck through late last year and the early months of 2016, Amralah is shaping up to be one of the favourite bets for this year’s Caulfield Cup.
5. Tarzino – Caulfield Cup
The New Zealand thoroughbred has been part of elite Australian racing for a few years now, bringing home the Victoria Derby win and topping lists for horses to watch in 2016’s spring carnival.
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