1 December 2023

Racing Insights, Breeding Pack News, Trainer Features, and More!

There’s feature racing across the country this weekend with the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes in Perth, the Sandown race day at Caulfield as well as feature races in Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney. As the Spring Carnival takes a back step, the racing quality does not take a backward step. While there are no BTX runners this weekend there are plenty of updates with new Breeding Pack insights as well as exciting new additions to the BTX customer experience available on our website. Make sure to have a read and check it out!

Daughter Of Russian To End Spring With A Bang

Russian Revolution will look to finish the Spring Carnival with a bang as multiple stakes winner Revolutionary Miss takes on the Group 3 Summoned Stakes at Caulfield on Zipping Classic Day. Already a winner of over $1.1M in prizemoney, the 4-year-old mare saluted over 1600m in March and will look to replicate that performance in the 9th race on the 10-race program. Twice placed at Group 1 level and already a 2-time Group 2 victor. The Snowden-trained mare will look to string together back-to-back wins following her 1.8-length victory last week on Cranbourne Cup Day. Having already had stallion prospect Libertad perform for the Trilogy Racing team earlier in the Spring, Russian Revolution’s progeny will look to build towards the summer months as they target key autumn contests. Last Autumn Russian Revolution had multiple Stakes performers including his maiden Group 1 winner Communist in the Randwick Guineas and resounding Canonbury Stakes winner and Todman Stakes runner-up Red Resistance. Revolutionary Miss is currently the $2.80 favourite.


Ciaron Maher Racing Takes A Look At Maurice

The Ciaron Maher Racing team, the trainers of Maurice’s best-ever son Hitotsu have released a variety of videos highlighting their current Maurice weanlings on farm at Bong Bong in the Southern Highlands. Headed by CMR Racing Bloodstock manager Will Bourne, the videos discover the key physical attributes of the born racehorses. “They sure are racehorses,” said Bourne when discussing the 4 Maurice weanlings the team has invested in. Having not sent yearlings to the sales since 2021 the Maurice progeny will be highly sought after over the next 2-3 years given the success of the likes of Hitotsu and Mazu. The colts and geldings have undoubtedly been the standouts for Maurice thus far and BTX are lucky to have bred an outstanding colt out of Flandersrain by the Japanese sire.


With the rise and rise of horses the likes of So You Think and Dundeel in the past 12 months, horses by the likes of Maurice are going to be far more lucrative at the sales than in previous years. The proven formula of purchasing classic prospects, by classic stallions is proving to be a highly successful strategy. It may not be long until the resurgence of the middle distance and staying stallion returns to the popularity such stallions receive in Europe. Already standing at $88,000 at Arrowfield Stud, alongside barn mate Dundeel ($66,000) and across the valley from So You Think ($99,000) these stallions whose progeny were once viewed as value at the sales are expected to see a significant price hike. An extremely positive sign for the Breeding Pack.

With Australian Racing already extremely sprinter-dominated the likes of Stay Inside and Russian Revolution are always going to be extremely popular, but the trend towards investing in horses who breed racehorses from 1600-2400m adds an extra angle in which the Breeding Pack represents outstanding value.

The Breeding Pack has shares available from $200 with 10 foals by some of Australia’s premium bloodstock expected to reach the sales over the next 3 years.



Meet The Trainers

Get ready to delve into the world of racing brilliance as we pull back the curtain to deep dive into our trainers. Our new section is your VIP pass to uncover the expertise, passion, and winning strategies of the incredible trainers on the BTX Platform who shape our racing journey. Over the coming weeks, we’ll feature exclusive insights from these remarkable professionals – Ciaron Maher Racing (pictured below), Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott Racing, and Will Clarken Racing are currently live now!

Education Page

The all-new Blog section on the BTX Racing website now features The Racing Education Page with consistently updated blogs teaching you about the intricacies of racing. With a new blog post every fortnight from racing gear to jockey tactics, BTX takes pride in keeping its owners in the loop with the ever-changing racing landscape. Whether you’ve been following racing for 50 years or 5 minutes the page has the opportunity to expand your racing knowledge and understanding, helping you make informed decisions as well as taking full advantage of what BTX Racing has to offer. On top of educational blogs, we will be going behind the scenes with key interviews from some of Australia’s Racing experts! Head to the BTX Racing website now to explore.




Friday Wrap

The Friday Wraps cover everything talking BTX Racing and are a must read for all BTX customers. Friday Wraps are now avaible in the blog section of the BTX website. Allowing you to catch up on everything BTX you may have missed. With key racing previews, racing and breeding updates as well as any key news, Friday Wraps are accessible by our customers through the Blog Section. Make sure to check it out




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