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Bivouac is the best sprinter in Australia currently. (Getty)
Bets.com.au Staff 15 Jan 2021
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If there's one thing that Australians do better than most it's produce top quality sprinters.

We produced arguably the greatest of all-time in Black Caviar, but year after year we prove that the mighty mare wasn't just a flash in the pan. Sprinting races are a favourite of Australian punters so we've compiled our list of the top-five sprinters currently in training down under.

The best five sprinters in Australia

1. Bivouac - With the departure of Classique Legend to Hong Kong following his 2020 Everest victory, this Godolphin four-year-old is the best sprinter in Australia currently after his big win in the VRC Sprint Classic, making him now a three-time Group One winner. He'll look to build on that resume this autumn.

2. Gytrash - This tough South Australian had a big 2020 which started with a Group One win up the Flemington straight in the Lightning Stakes prior to placing in both the Newmarket and William Reid Stakes. There was only half a length between he and Bivouac in the 2020 Everest, which was the last time they met. Is the most consistent sprinter in Australia.

3. Rothfire - Injury in the Golden Rose unfortunately saw us without Rothfire for the rest of the spring but with a dominant win over Ole Kirk and North Pacific in the Run To The Rose, there was no doubt that this Queenslander was easily the best sprinting three-year-old in the country at the time. There's a chance he could return in the Spring of 2021.

4. Haut Brion Her - Perhaps a surprise inclusion in this list but she had the wood over Nature Strip, Libertini and co in The Everest and was only narrowly reeled in by Gytrash following that in the Yes Yes Stakes.  A five-year-old mare with just the 12 starts to her name, she could be a genuine Group One contender in 2021 with a little more improvement.

5. Nature Strip - Hard to gauge exactly where he's at as prior to the spring, this enigmatic gelding was the best sprinter in the world but just didn't quite come up last campaign. Still ran second to Bivouac in that VRC Sprint albeit safely held and not getting younger as a six-year-old, the upcoming Autumn is an important one for this son of Nicconi.

Best Australian Sprinters FAQ

Who's the best sprinter in Australia?

Bivouac is the best sprinter in Australia currently.

His Group One wins in 2020 came in the Newmarket Handicap and VRC Sprint Classic.

Which sprinter has made the most prize money?

Redzel (retired) has won the most prize money of any sprinter.

He has won over $16 million dollars in his 35 start career making him the 2nd richest horse in Australian history after Winx who won well in excess of $26 million dollars.

Who's the best ever Australian sprinter?

Black Caviar is the best ever Australian sprinter having won all 25 starts.

She amassed almost $8 million in prize money along the way.

What is the world's richest sprint race?

The world's richest sprint race on turf is the $15 million Everest, which is run every year at Royal Randwick in Sydney, Australia.


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