Spectacular finale to The Star Championships
April 9, 2022
Sydney turned on some dazzling afternoon sunshine for the final day of the 2022 The Star
Championships at Royal Randwick.
The highlight was an amazing victory by Think It Over in the $4 million Longines Queen
Elizabeth Stakes, after Nash Rawiller plotted a unique course by taking the galloper out wide near the outside fence.
“The Championships continues to produce world-class racing that showcases Australia’s best racehorses to a worldwide audience,” said Racing NSW’s CEO, Peter V’landys AM.
“The Championships is the nation’s Grand Finals of racing and this afternoon’s ninth edition
was another exciting chapter.”
Other features of the day included an all-the-way win by Knights Order in the Schweppes
Sydney Cup.and Mazu’s sizzling win in the Arrowfield 3yo Sprint that put him into calculations for the TAB Everest.
Another highlight was Sydney jockey Nash Rawiller claiming his first Nathan Berry Medal
having taken out the Longines Queen Elizabeth on Think It Over and the Polytrack ProvincialMidway Championships Final on Kinloch.
Australian Turf Club Chief Executive, Jamie Barkley said: “Sydney has embraced the weather
today and supported one of Australia’s best racedays.
“The Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes was the race of the century and provided a ride to
match by Nash.”
Popular ABBA tribute band Bjorn Again, who has performed in more than 120 countries,
completed the day with an upbeat performance in the Theatre of the Horse.
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