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Which Australian horses have won the most prize money?

Last updated: 22 Apr 2024
Bets.com.au Staff 22 Apr 2024
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  • The winner sits nearly $6 million clear of her closest rival
  • Chris Waller-trained horses take up three of the first five positions
Winx has made the most prize money of any Australian horse. (Getty)

Winx sits nearly $6 million clear of her closest rival!

With an abundance of riches available throughout the Australian landscape, it's no surprise to see a now seemingly never ending list of horses that earned well over the $1 million dollar mark.

These horses have made their connections very rich and we've detailed below the top five earners:

5. Makybe Diva ($14,526,690)


Major wins include: Melbourne Cup (x3), Australian Cup, Cox Plate.

4. Verry Elleegant ($14,886,619)

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Major wins include: Caulfield Cup, Melbourne Cup, Australian Oaks.

3. Redzel ($16,444,000)


Major wins include: The Everest (x2), Darley Classic, Doomben 10,000.

2. Nature Strip ($20,755,008)

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Major wins include: TJ Smith Stakes (x3), VRC Sprint Classic (x2), The Everest.

1. Winx ($26,451,175)

Hugh Bowman riding Winx celebrates and returns to scale after winning the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 2019, her last ever race. (Getty)

Major wins include: Cox Plate (x4), Chipping Norton Stakes (x4), George Ryder Stakes (x4), Doncaster Handicap.

Australian Horses Most Prize Money FAQ

Which Australian horse has won the most prize money?

Winx has won the prize money of any Australian horse.

She massed earnings of $26,451,175 over her career.

How much prize money did Black Caviar earn?

Black Caviar earned $7,953,936 in prize money over an unbeaten 25 start career.

She currently sits 26th on the top earners in Australian racing history.

What Australian race has the most prize money?

Worth $20 million, The Everest has the most prize money of any Australian race.

A total of $7,549,000 goes to the winner.

Who was the first Australian horse to win $1 million dollars?

The TJ Smith-trained champion Kingston Town was the first Australian horse to win over $1 million dollars.

Kingston Town ended his career with 14 Group One wins with $1,605,790 made in total.

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