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2019 GR1 Index

GR1 WINX S.

GR1 TARZINO TROPHY

GR1 MEMSIE S.

GR1 MAKYBE DIVA S.

GR1 GEORGE MAIN S.

GR1 WINDSOR PARK P.

GR1 SIR RUPERT CLARKE S.

GR1 GOLDEN ROSE S.

GR1 AJ MOIR S.

GR1 FLIGHT S.

GR1 METROPOLITAN H.

GR1 EPSOM H.

GR1 UNDERWOOD S.

GR1 SPRING CHAMPION S.

GR1 LIVAMOL CLASSIC

GR1 TURNBULL S.

GR1 THOUSAND GUINEAS

GR1 TOORAK H.

GR1 CAULFIELD GUINEAS

GR1 CAULFIELD S.

GR1 CAULFIELD CUP

GR1 MANIKATO S.

GR1 WS COX P.

GR1 COOLMORE STUD S.

GR1 EMPIRE ROSE S.

GR1 CANTALA S.

GR1 VICTORIA DERBY

GR1 MELBOURNE CUP

GR1 VRC OAKS

GR1 VRC SPRINT CLASSIC

GR1 LKS MACKINNON S.

GR1 NEW ZEALAND TWO THOUSAND GUINEAS

GR1 NEW ZEALAND ONE THOUSAND GUINEAS

GR1 RAILWAY S.

GR1 WINTERBOTTOM S.

GR1 CAPTAIN COOK S.

GR1 KINGSTON TOWN CLASSIC

GR1 LONGINES HONG KONG CUP

GR1 LONGINES HONG KONG SPRINT

GR1 LONGINES HONG KONG MILE

GR1 LONGINES HONG KONG VASE

GR1 ZABEEL CLASSIC

GR1 RAILWAY S.

GR1 LEVIN CLASSIC

GR1 TELEGRAPH H.

GR1 THORNDON MILE

GR1 CENTENARY SPRINT CUP

GR1 STEWARDS' CUP

GR1 CF ORR S.

GR1 HERBIE DYKE S.

GR1 WAIKATO SPRINT

GR1 LIGHTNING S.

GR1 QUEEN'S SILVER JUBILEE CUP

GR1 CITI HONG KONG GOLD CUP

GR1 OAKLEIGH P.

GR1 WFA S.

GR1 FUTURITY S.

GR1 BLUE DIAMOND S.

GR1 SURROUND S.

GR1 NEW ZEALAND DERBY

GR1 CHIPPING NORTON S.

GR1 AUSTRALIAN GUINEAS

GR1 NEWMARKET H.

GR1 SISTEMA S.

GR1 NEW ZEALAND S.

GR1 RANDWICK GUINEAS

GR1 CANTERBURY S.

GR1 AUCKLAND CUP

GR1 AUSTRALIAN CUP

GR1 COOLMORE CLASSIC

GR1 NEW ZEALAND OAKS

GR1 WILLIAM REID S.

GR1 GEORGE RYDER S.

GR1 RANVET S.

GR1 GALAXY H.

GR1 GOLDEN SLIPPER S.

GR1 ROSEHILL GUINEAS

GR1 VINERY STUD S.

GR1 TANCRED S.

GR1 MANAWATU SIRES PRODUCE S.

GR1 DONCASTER H.

GR1 SIRES' PRODUCE S.

GR1 AUSTRALIAN DERBY

GR1 NEW ZEALAND THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS S.

GR1 TJ SMITH S.

GR1 QUEEN OF THE TURF S.

GR1 AUSTRALIAN OAKS

GR1 SYDNEY CUP

GR1 QUEEN ELIZABETH S.

GR1 ALL AGED S.

GR1 CHAMPAGNE S.

GR1 CHAIRMAN'S SPRINT PRIZE

GR1 CHAMPIONS MILE

GR1 QUEEN ELIZABETH II CUP

GR1 SANGSTER S.

GR1 SCHWEPPES OAKS

GR1 SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DERBY

GR1 DOOMBEN TEN THOUSAND S.

GR1 DOOMBEN CUP

GR1 GOODWOOD H.

GR1 KINGSFORD-SMITH CUP

GR1 STANDARD CHARTERED CHAMPIONS & CHATER CUP

GR1 QUEENSLAND OAKS

GR1 JJ ATKINS P.

GR1 QUEENSLAND DERBY

GR1 STRADBROKE H.

GR1 TATTERSALL'S TIARA





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2019 GR1 Annual

Female Power Rampant In Gr1 Season

By Gary Knowles

 

Winx’s retirement brought an inevitable sense of loss for racing enthusiasts. Over $26 million in earnings and a world record haul of Gr1s means it’s not just a case of “The Queen is dead, long live the Queen.”

And yet, if one looks back at the 2018-2019 Gr1 racing season, it’s crystal clear that her abdication has cleared the way for a myriad of exceptional female performers to step into her considerable shoes.

No matter how superbly fillies and mares perform against their own sex, the barometer that’s brought out when considering a possible heir-apparent to Winx is simply how they fare against the boys. Using that yardstick, there is plenty to be excited about moving forward in Australia and New Zealand.

In the past season, the three biggest juvenile races, the Gr1 Golden Slipper (Kiamichi), Gr1 Blue Diamond (Lyre) and Magic Millions 2YO Classic (Exhilarates), were all won by fillies. In the 3YO division, Arcadia Queen, Mystic Journey, Maid of Heaven and Sunlight (three times) clobbered their male counterparts. Among the 4YOs, Melody Belle was a weight-for-age sensation, while Alizee, Booker, Danzdanzdance and Savvy Coup all stamped their redoutable class against the boys.

With mares often sent off to the breeding paddock after their 4YO seasons, one would expect the elder brigade's success to be few and far between outside of Winx’s haul of seven, but each of Viddora, Glory Days, Galaxy Star and In Her Time provided a strong support cast.

Meanwhile, in the Northern Hemisphere, Japan’s Almond Eye and Europe’s dual Arc heroine Enable are further proof-positive that it ain’t necessarily so – a good colt certainly won’t always beat a good filly.