Tara Madgwick - Monday, 31 October 2016
Foxwedge has been turning it on since his progeny turned three and added another smart winner to the tally at Ballarat on Monday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 31 October 2016
Few domestic thoroughbred nurseries in the country would have taken more heart from Saturday's Victoria Derby result than Wattle Brae Stud, the Queensland home of exciting young stallion prospect Mahisara.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 31 October 2016
A Pedigree Guide for the modern Melbourne Cup is probably not quite the relevant form tool that it once was given so many of the runners are now imported stayers well proven at long journeys, but we thought we'd take a look and see if pedigree throws up anything of interest other than the obvious fact that a high class stayer can emerge from just about anywhere!.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 31 October 2016
The Aquis Farm sires were all making news on the weekend with Domesday and Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) siring Group winners on Saturday in Heart Starter and Sheidel, while the young gun Benfica chimed in with a winner of his own on Sunday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 31 October 2016
The countdown is on to next month's New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale and, with another timely win, Sale graduate  Debt Collector (NZ) (Thorn Park) has bolstered his reputation as one of the brightest stars of Singapore racing.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 31 October 2016
Ably playing a supporting role to the Sgp-1 Raffles Cup heroics of Debt Collector (NZ) (Thorn Park), fellow New Zealand-bred galloper Bahana (NZ) (Elusive City) made it a day to remember for Ready to Run Sale graduates at Kranji on Sunday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 31 October 2016
Darley's triple Group I winner Helmet sired his first Group I winner overnight in France with the Godolphin runner Thunder Snow bolting away to capture the Group I Criterium International at Saint-Cloud in a breeze.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 30 October 2016
Champion Australian sire Fastnet Rock has enjoyed global success this year and featured in the US at the weekend where superbly bred three year-old filly Cover Song captured the Grade III Autumn Miss Stakes at Santa Anita.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 30 October 2016
Hours an Auckland couple spent trawling through pedigrees and devouring catalogues were rewarded during a fabulous three hour window at Flemington on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 30 October 2016
Part-owner Wilf Mula is "ready for the phone to start ringing'' following talented colt Flying Artie's dominant win in the stallion-making Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington today.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 30 October 2016
Graham Richardson can finally take a confident look forward with his quality Foxwedge filly Volpe Veloce after she belatedly opened her three-year-old career in style at Tauranga.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 30 October 2016
Flying Artie stamped himself as Australia's star 3-year-old colt by winning a vintage renewal of the Group 1 VRC Coolmore Stakes (1200m) against a star-studded field providing a glowing endorsement for his sire Artie Schiller (USA), who is standing for the first time at Emirates Park in the Hunter Valley  this spring having previously shuttled to Victoria.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 30 October 2016
Brothers Close Up and Seventh Up banked travel expenses for their upcoming southern venture when they posted a winning double at Tauranga to add to their family's proud roll of honour.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 30 October 2016
Australian bred three year-olds dominated at Kenilworth in South Africa on Saturday with Redoute's Choice colt Table Bay winning the Group III Drakenstein Vet Clinic Cape Classic and More Than Ready (USA) filly Ektifaa taking out the Group II Choice Carriers Championship.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 30 October 2016
Aquis Farm's Domesday has been riding the crest of a winning wave posting nine winners since last Saturday with his talented son Heart Starter claiming another major prize for leading WA owner / breeders Bob and Sandra Peters in the Group III WATC Asian Beau Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 29 October 2016
Yarraman Park's I Am Invincible came of age at Flemington on Derby Day with not one, but two stakes-winners, courtesy of I Am a Star taking the Group I VRC Myer Classic and Illustrious Lad closing the program with a powerful win in the Group II VRC Tab,com,au Stakes.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 29 October 2016
Breeder and part owner Mark Carusi now has 1,506,325 reasons to thank sales companies for rejecting Le Romain after the son of Hard Spun (USA) claimed his second win at the elite level in Saturday's $1,000,000 Group 1 Cantala Stakes (1600m) at Flemington.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 29 October 2016
Striking More Than Ready (USA) colt Prized Icon has danced every dance since making his debut with a third to eventual Golden Slipper winner Capitalist in the Listed Breeders Plate (1000m) over 12 months ago and he was at the top of his game again in Saturday's $1,500,000  Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 29 October 2016
Placed in the Golden Slipper and Blue Diamond last season, the Mick Price-trained Flying Artie had his moment in the sun while leaving a star-studded cast without an excuse in Saturday's $500,000 Group I Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 29 October 2016
When you name a horse I Am a Star there is a certain level of expectation and this three year-old daughter of I Am Invincible did the name proud when making history to become the first filly to defeat the older mares to win the Group I VRC Myer Classic at Flemington on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 29 October 2016
Godolphin's winning run with its imports in Australia continued at Flemington on Saturday when Oceanographer (IRE) claimed a spot in Tuesday's $6 million Melbourne Cup following a barnstorming last to first finish in the $300,000 Group III Lexus Stakes (2500m).
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 29 October 2016
Fresh from siring his 60th stakes-winner overnight in Ireland, high class shuttler Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) was also in winning form at Flemington where his brilliant daughter Sheidel captured the Group III VRC Sensis Stakes to become racing's newest millionaire.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 29 October 2016
Seven years after earning a career-defining victory in the Victoria Derby, Kingstar Farm's Monaco Consul received a huge boost his stallion career when his daughter Tiamo Grace dominated Saturday's $300,000 Group II Mumm Wakeful Stakes (2000m) at Flemington.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 29 October 2016
A knockout winner of the Group I VRC Emirates Stakes back in 2004 for Stuart Ramsey's Turangga Farm, high class mare Sky Cuddle featured at Rosehill on Saturday as the dam of exciting two year-old filly Champagne Cuddles, a stylish debut winner of the $150,000 Pierro Plate for two year-olds.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 29 October 2016
Derby Day at Flemington kicked off with a strong finishing win in the Group III VRC Carbine Club Stakes for royally bred Fastnet Rock colt Comin' Through, a half-brother to $7million earner Criterion.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 29 October 2016
Shuttling to Aquis Farm this spring, Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) passed a milestone overnight when siring his 60th stakes-winner with a win in the Listed Cooley Fillies Stakes at Dundalk in Ireland for three year-old filly Kadra.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 29 October 2016
Breaking through with a dominant win at Fairview in South Africa on Friday was promising Sebring three year-old King of the Rally.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 28 October 2016
"Prince Of Penzance - The Extraordinary 2015 Melbourne Cup" was launched in fun style by Melbourne Books and writer Kristen Manning at The Emerald Hotel on Tuesday night.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 28 October 2016
Apache Cat wannabe Miss Vista was back in the winning groove at Moonee Valley on Friday with a tenacious win over 955metres in sub 56 seconds.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 28 October 2016
One of Australia's most progressive bloodstock enterprises, Aquis Farm has made two senior appointments as part of its ongoing strategy to deliver growth and success on the racetrack and in the sale ring.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 28 October 2016
The NZB Ready to Run Sale has established itself as an impressive source of winners of some of Australasia's most prestigious classic races.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 28 October 2016
Opening her account at Vaal in South Africa on Thursday was Australian bred filly Biblical Susan, the first Southern Hemisphere bred foal of US Group II winner Sharp Susan (USA), who was sold for $1,050,000 at the 2012 Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 28 October 2016
A brave fourth to champion mare Winx in the Group I MVRC Cox Plate last Saturday, high class miler Vadamos (Fr) has been secured to stand at Tally-Ho Stud in County Westmeath for the 2017 breeding season, with the stud purchasing a majority interest in the colt for Northern Hemisphere duties.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 27 October 2016
Darby Racing have had an amazing run with star filly Yankee Rose and enjoyed a smaller success at Gosford on Thursday with a progressive daughter of So You Think.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 27 October 2016
In a huge win for the Queensland breeding and racing industry, a parliamentary inquiry has found Hendra Virus vaccinations should not be made mandatory.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 27 October 2016
Goldners Horse Transport has been working closely with researchers from the University of Sydney to better understand the impacts of horse transport management practices on horse health and welfare.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 27 October 2016
Racetrack's Andrew Speedy has written an in depth story profiling Sydney trainer John Thompson, who has endured the ups and downs of racing and has Group I chances over the Flemington Carnival with First Seal and Sir John Hawkwood.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 27 October 2016
While the name Anthony Gafa may not be overly familiar to all Thoroughbred industry participants, his burgeoning online business Bloodstockauction,com is certainly making an impact on their consciousness.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 27 October 2016
The highly-anticipated first foals by Spendthrift Australia's stallions Hampton Court, Jimmy Creed (USA) and Warrior's Reward (USA)have arrived, and they are earning high marks from breeders who are raving about their exceptional quality.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 27 October 2016
The Group I VRC Victoria Derby is worth a whopping $1,5 million making it the richest race for spring three year-olds in the country and we have two of last season’s Group I winning juveniles in Sacred Elixir and Prized Icon engaged so there is no lacking for class.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 27 October 2016
Phenomenal trade continued on the third day of the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale where the international buying bench once again contributed to significant increases in all the key indicators and the top lot at 520,000 guineas may find himself racing in Australia.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 27 October 2016
Australian thoroughbreds featured with a winning treble at Kenilworth in South Africa on Wednesday with victories for Whisky Baron (Manhattan Rain), Rinjani (Choisir) and Quick Brown Fox, who is the second South African winner for Newgate Farm's exciting young sire Foxwedge.
Mark Smith - Wednesday, 26 October 2016
There was a touch of déjà vu when Charlie Appleby and Kerrin McEvoy teamed up to win Wednesday's $300,000 Group III Jayco Bendigo Cup with Godolphin's import Francis Of Assisi.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 26 October 2016
A brilliant juvenile stakes-winner at Doomben last December, three year-old I Am Invincible colt Sundance made a sizzling return to the track at Doomben on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 26 October 2016
A part-owner of superstar mare Winx, Richard Treweeke featured as an owner/breeder at Canterbury on Wednesday when his homebred Stratum filly Zumbelina shed maiden status.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Saluting at Canterbury for the David Payne stable on Wednesday was four year-old gelding Doc Holliday, a $180,000 Inglis Premier purchase for Nordic Breeding and Racing from the Three Bridges Thoroughbreds draft.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 26 October 2016
As a half-sister to Group I ATC Randwick Guineas winner Ilovethiscity, this I Am Invincible filly has talent and pedigree on her side and now a victory on the resume having saluted at Doomben on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Tony Pike believes he has the number one contender for Saturday's $A1,5 million Group I VRC Derby and he got the barrier draw to match with Sacred Elixir to jump from the ace draw.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 26 October 2016
The breeding game's contrasting fortunes were again highlighted by Inglewood Stud's long weekend of racing.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 26 October 2016
This Saturday's running of the Group I VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes for the three-year-olds is set to be one of the most exciting races of the spring, where arguably the best group of colts we have seen in years will do battle on the big stage down the famous Flemington straight – the ultimate six furlong test of speed, toughness and athleticism.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Snitzel has covered 200 plus books of mares in his past four seasons so has huge foal crops coming through, so it's no surprise he sired both of the juvenile trial winners at Rosehill on Tuesday morning.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Dual Group I winner Tarzino could return to the land of his birth to start his stallion career.
Racenet - Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Whether he goes by his original name of Gaultier (NZ) (Rios) or his new name Simply Invincible, the Group 1-winning galloper continues to excel on racetracks, flying the flag for next month's Ready to Run Sale.
Racenet - Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Former top flight filly Ballet Society gave her trainer Pat Hyland plenty of highlights so he would have gained plenty of pleasure when he trained Ballet Master to an impressive win at Cranbourne on Tuesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Brilliant miler Territories, winner of the Group I Prix Jean Prat and second to Gleneagles in the Group I English 2,000 Guineas, will take up stud duties at Dalham Hall Stud for Darley in 2017.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Dual Derby hero Harzand will join the roster at the Aga Khan's Gilltown Stud in County Kildare for the 2017 breeding season standing alongside his sire Sea the Stars, the champion half-brother to Galileo.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 24 October 2016
This maiden winner by champion sire Fastnet Rock may get the chance to back up in the Group I VRC Victoria Derby at Flemington this Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 24 October 2016
Ugo Foscolo's classic campaign is firmly back on track following his return to winning ways at Te Rapa with a performance that took a weight off trainer Stephen Marsh's shoulders.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 24 October 2016
One of the best offspring of Aquis Farm shuttler Holy Roman Emperor (IRE), former Hong Kong Horse of the Year Designs on Rome (IRE) recaptured his best form on Sunday at Sha Tin to win the Group II Sha Tin Trophy over 1600 metres.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 24 October 2016
Two expensive purchases for the Hong Kong Kong Jockey Club at the 2014 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale were both in the winner's circle at Sha Tin on Sunday headed by unbeaten Starcraft gelding Jing Jing Win, who topped the HKJC International Sale earlier this year.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 24 October 2016
Leading Australian sire Sebring posted an impressive Hong Kong stakes-winner on Sunday at Sha Tin when the Premier Bowl HK Gr 2 was captured by exciting four year-old Lucky Bubbles, a $90,000 Inglis Premier purchase from the Three Bridges Thoroughbreds draft.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 23 October 2016
With three stakes winners, it's been another productive weekend for Arrowfield Stud's Snitzel.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 23 October 2016
Fresh from siring his first New Zealand stakes-winner on Saturday in Gift of Power, Cambridge Stud shuttler Power (GB) was also making news in the UK at the weekend with a stakes double at Newbury.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 23 October 2016
Red hot sire I Am Invincible added another four winners to his tally on Saturday including metropolitan winners Invincibella and I Am Venus and has now sired 12 winners in seven days and 37 in the past 30.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 23 October 2016
From death's door to dam of a stakes-winner, this mare has a story to tell.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 23 October 2016
New Zealand Bloodstock's Ready to Run Sale has produced a string of top-class graduates – Sangster (NZ) (Savabeel), Atlante (Fastnet Rock), Mongolian Khan (Holy Roman Emperor), Well Done (NZ) (Falkirk) and Debt Collector (NZ) (Thorn Park) to name a few.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 23 October 2016
WinStar Farm announced 2017 stud fees for its 22-stallion roster on Saturday, again headed by Pioneerof the Nile who will stand for a fee of $110,000 S&N this upcoming breeding season, their roster also inclouding Artie Schiller, who is currently in the Hunter Valley for Emirates Park.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 23 October 2016
Ruakaka trainer Donna Logan is quietly confident she has the fire power to take out the second leg of a three-year-old stakes double for the weekend when the Group II James & Annie Sarten Memorial Stakes (1400m) is contested at Te Rapa tomorrow.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 23 October 2016
Champion Australian sire Fastnet Rock sired his second juvenile Group I winner in Europe for 2016 when exciting colt Rivet rounded out his season with a dominant win in the Group I Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 23 October 2016
Talented Nicconi filly Caipirinha cast off maiden status with a stylish victory in the Listed WATC Belgravia Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 23 October 2016
The Listed Woolavington Stakes at Kenilworth in South Africa on Saturday was won for the second year in a row by Australian bred Danehill Dancer (IRE) gelding Ovidio, a bargain $30,000 Inglis Easter purchase for James Bester Bloodstock from the draft of Crowning Stone.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 22 October 2016
Chris Waller's memorable day at Moonee Valley was kick-started by the old warhorse Grand Marshal (GB) who edged out stablemate Who Shot Thebarman in Saturday's $300,000 Group II Moonee Valley Gold Cup (2500m).
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 22 October 2016
The Group II MVRC Super Vase was won at Moonee Valley on Saturday in impressive fashion by top class young stayer Sacred Elixir, who will start a firm favourite in the Group I VRC Victoria Derby next Saturday at Flemington.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 22 October 2016
The highly anticipated match race between Winx and Hartnell in Saturday's $3 million Group 1 William Hill Cox Plate (2040m) looked likely to materialize when James McDonald made first run on Hartnell but one look at Hugh Bowman swinging off the champion Winx was all that was needed to see this race was done and dusted with 600 metres left to run.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 22 October 2016
Irish bred stayer The United States  was a Group III winner back in Ireland, but has soared to new heights in Australia winning the Group II MVRC Moonee Valley Cup last spring and the Group I ATC Ranvet Stakes back in March.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 22 October 2016
An inside gate was instrumental in exciting Dalghar (Fr) filly Astara adding winning momentum to her Group One campaign.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 22 October 2016
Few trainers had a better record with the progeny of Savabeel than Peter Moody, who now as an owner/breeder, continues to make an impact with Waikato Stud's super sire.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 22 October 2016
Tony McEvoy says Inglis Banner winner Azazel is "as nice a colt as I've seen this year'' and will set the youngster for all the big autumn 2YO races following his breathtaking debut win at Moonee Valley today.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 22 October 2016
Punters who backed Godolphin colt Archives into short-priced favouritism in Saturday's $150,000 Group III Telstra Phonewords (Red Anchor) Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley did it as hard as James McDonald in the closing stages.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 22 October 2016
A Golden Slipper winning sire, who became an outstanding broodmare sire, Canny Lad featured at Moonee Valley on Saturday when his progressive daughter Kaniana claimed a valuable Black Type win in the Group III MVRC Tesio Stakes.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 22 October 2016
Winner of the Listed Maribyrnong Trial Stakes at Flemington when making her career debut just over 12 months ago, Bel Esprit filly Sweet Sherry needed another seven starts to add a second stakes victory, which came in Saturday's $120,000 Listed Bertocchi Crockett Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 22 October 2016
Talented youngster Gift Of Power at Trentham posted a tenacious victory at Trentham on Saturday providing her young sire Power (GB) with his first Southern Hemisphere stakes-winner.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 22 October 2016
Former two-time Singapore Horse of the Year Super Easy has made a perfect start to his stallion career.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 22 October 2016
The equal highest earning BOBS winner for the past season, consistent Sebring four year-old Sir Bacchus scored an eye catching last to first win at Moonee Valley on Friday night bringing up a memorable double for Laurel Oak Bloodstock, who also won the Group I MVRC Manikato Stakes with Rebel Dane.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 22 October 2016
Choisir's brilliant Group I winning juvenile The Last Lion has been purchased by Godolphin and will take up stud duties at Kildangan Stud, Ireland in 2017.
Mark Smith - Friday, 21 October 2016
Out of luck in his three previous attempts at $1 million Group 1 William Hill Manikato Stakes (1200m), everything fell into place for Gary Portelli's $61 outsider Rebel Dane at Moonee Valley on Friday night.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 21 October 2016
The Group I VRC Oaks is the next stop for exciting staying filly Smart As You Think, who scored a late swooping win over older rivals at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate eve.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 21 October 2016
Astute Newcastle trainer Paul Perry never ventures to a Melbourne Spring Carnival without a handy horse and at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate eve he produced Uncle Mo (USA) filly Conchita for a dominant victory.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 21 October 2016
The $3million Group I MVRC Cox Plate on Saturday at Moonee Valley might have the mighty mare Winx seeking back to back wins in Australia's weight-for-age championship, but the $1million Group I MVRC Manikato Stakes tonight has drawn together one of the best fields of Australian sprinters you could imagine whose collective earnings top $29million.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 21 October 2016
The stories of smaller breeders are always well read and this one revolves around a foal born at Carramar Park on Thursday and a runner in the $250,000 Inglis Banner at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 21 October 2016
Last weekend was a memorable one for Adrenaline Thoroughbreds and their many happy clients, the young Queensland based syndication company represented by their first double with Dodge The Press and Archytas in winning form at the Sunshine Coast.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 21 October 2016
Emirates Park shuttler Dream Ahead (USA) added a new stakes-winner to his record overnight with a stylish victory in the Listed Prix Isonomy for unbeaten two year-old colt Al Wukair.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 21 October 2016
Western Australia has its best chance to win a Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) since the west's all-time great Northerly completed a running double in 2001 and 2002.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 21 October 2016
Star Witness has been riding the crest of a wining wave and added a new South African winner to his tally with an impressive win at Vaal on Thursday for three year-old filly Star of Caesour.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 20 October 2016
The Breeze Up videos for NZB's 2016 Ready to Run Sale of 2YOs are now available.
Racenet - Thursday, 20 October 2016
The next 12 months can't come soon enough for Bowness Stud, one of Australia's most progressive thoroughbred nurseries.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 20 October 2016
New Zealand's champion sire Savabeel won the Group I MVRC Cox Plate in 2004 and since then the race has been won on a number of occasions by stallions who are now at stud and are progressing through various stages in their new careers.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 20 October 2016
Jeff Dosser has been enjoying getting to know ten-year-old stallion Torch Relay, a horse he recently welcomed to his Bangholme base.
Mark Smith - Wednesday, 19 October 2016
The Phillip-Stokes-trained Captain Duffy raced himself into Victoria Derby calculations following an impressive performance in Wednesday's Listed Geelong Classic (2200m).
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 19 October 2016
14 winners in seven days and 30 in 30 days, this stallion has the pedal to the metal as we cruise through spring!.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Bred and retained to race by Torryburn Stud, promising Snitzel filly Diddums was in a class of her own at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
Mark Smith - Wednesday, 19 October 2016
The most recent win for the Charlie Appleby-trained Qewy (IRE) came in a Novices' Hurdle at Newbury in February 2015 when ridden by AP McCoy but he may be headed for the $6 million Melbourne Cup after leading all the way in Wednesday's $300,000 Group III Bet365 Geelong Cup (2400m).
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 19 October 2016
The fluorescent yellow colours of Darren Dance's Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock were carried to victory at Geelong on Wednesday in the Listed Rosemont Stud Stakes by talented Fastnet Rock mare Rockolicious.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 19 October 2016
The Geelong Cup meeting on Wednesday started with a tenacious win for promising Ciaron Maher trained three year-old Ruthven, a son of Aquis Farm's new recruit Domesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Hasselhoof's three year-old half-brother by champion Australian sire Exceed and Excel lived up to his pre-race reputation with a hollow debut victory at Matamata on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 19 October 2016
The Group I MVRC Cox Plate on Saturday might have the mighty mare Winx, but the Group I MVRC William Hill Manikato Stakes on Friday night has drawn together one of the best fields of Australian sprinters you could imagine and a look at the sale mail reveals the fastest horses in the country are not necessarily the most expensive horses at the sales.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Highclere Stud in the UK have announced fees for Group I producing sire Paco Boy and brilliant Invincible Spirit sprinter Cable Bay, the most popular first season sire in the UK this year.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Waratah Thoroughbreds recently enjoyed Group I success in the ATC The Metropolitan with imported stayer Sir John Hawkwood (IRE) and it was another of their imports that caught our eye as the 'One to Watch' on Tuesday when making it two wins in as many starts at Stawell.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 18 October 2016
NZB Ready to Run Sale Breeze Ups concluded today with 271 two-year-olds showcasing their potential as they galloped down the straight at Te Rapa Racecourse.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Stud fees for Claiborne Farm's 2017 stallion roster have been released with a fee increase for their star stallion War Front, who has several sons at stud in Australia including The Factor (USA).
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Three juvenile trials at Warwick Farm on Tuesday morning were all won by John O'Shea trained Godolphin two year-olds, with champion sire Lonhro producing two of those winners and the dam of the third.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club today announced the boosting of prizemoney to key races during The Championships and the upgrade of the Percy Sykes Stakes to Group 2 level.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 18 October 2016
The end of the flat season in GB/ Ireland is fast approaching and Newgate Farm's Foxwedge has risen to second on the leading first season sire list by winners following an overnight success at Windsor for short priced favourite Foxcatcher.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 17 October 2016
A couple of debut three year-old winners at Pakenham on Monday were an easy choice as Ones to Watch for Monday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 17 October 2016
Day one of NZB Ready to Run Sale  Breeze Ups got off to a strong start today with 262 two-year-olds galloping down the straight at Te Rapa Racecourse.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 17 October 2016
John Camilleri of Fairway Thoroughbreds will have mixed emotions on Cox Plate Day having bred and sold the favourite Winx, but as an owner he will be represented this year by French visitor Vadamos, who worked strongly at Moonee Valley on Monday morning.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 17 October 2016
Caulfield Cup Queen Jameka and last week's Caulfield Guineas hero Divine Prophet enjoyed the same great start to life having been foaled at boutique Hunter Valley nursery Middlebrook Valley Lodge under the watchful eye of Verna Metcalfe, who earlier this year was honoured with the HTBA Murray Bain Services to Industry Award.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 17 October 2016
One of the best thoroughbred farms in Victoria is seeking a new yearling manager.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 17 October 2016
I Am Invincible was a sire on fire at the weekend with a slew of winners bringing his seven day tally to 11 winners including this smart three year-old for Darby Racing trained by Mark Newnham.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 16 October 2016
A dashing return to form by exciting stallion prospect Vanbrugh at Caulfield on the weekend has Windsor Park Stud manager and co-owner Rodney Schick looking forward with anticipation to next year's breeding season.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 16 October 2016
Yarraman Park star sires Hinchinbrook and I Am Invincible both sired stakes-winners on Saturday with exciting filly Spright winning the Listed ATC Sir Brian Crowley Stakes at Randwick and consistent sprinter Voodoo Lad taking out the Group III MRC Ladbrokes Moonga Stakes.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 16 October 2016
Boutique Hunter Valley farm Cressfield couldn't sell this blue-blooded daughter of former star mare Our Egyptian Raine at the yearling sales and it's proven a blessing in disguise with Egyptian Symbol taking out the Group III ATC The Nivison at Randwick on Saturday with a dominant victory as favourite.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 16 October 2016
Karaka graduate Spieth (NZ) (Thorn Park) scored his first stakes success with a barnstorming performance in Saturday's A$150,000 City Lightning (1100m) at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 16 October 2016
A former sparring partner of Winx, who she beat to win the Group I ATC Flight Stakes in 2014, quality Fastnet Rock mare First Seal was back to her very best when scoring a powerful win in the Group II MRC Tristarc Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 16 October 2016
The Group III MRC Coongy Cup at Caulfield on Saturday was won by Encosta de Lago entire Vanbrugh, a $100,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the draft of Widden Stud.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 16 October 2016
Dream Kisses became the first 2-year-old winner of Dream Ahead's second local crop to race when overcoming a couple of notable mishaps to land a $60,000 2YO Handicap staged over 1000m at the Eagle Farm meeting in Brisbane on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 16 October 2016
Flying So You Think filly La Diosa upstaged the northern colts at Ashburton in New Zealand on Saturday where she returned a perfect dress rehearsal ahead of her debut on the Group I stage.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 16 October 2016
A broodmare career beckoned for the Testa Rossa mare Cavaloce following her unplaced effort in the Listed Balaklava Cup on August 31 however the lure of a stakes win kept her in training for the Listed Durbridge Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 16 October 2016
From Mackay, Gympie and Rockhampton, to Rosehill and Randwick, the all-conquering Our Boy Malachi made his first foray into Melbourne a winning one with a last to first performance in Saturday's $200,000 Group II Caulfield Sprint (1000m).
Tom Walter, Racenet - Sunday, 16 October 2016
Champion trainer Chris Waller made it two Randwick two-year-old wins in two weeks when Hinchinbrook filly Madame Moustache scored a brave win in the Victory Vein Plate.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 15 October 2016
A VRC Sires' Produce Stakes winner at two, a VRC Oaks winner at three, and now as a 4-year-old the winner of Saturday's $3 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m), the Ciaron Maher-trained mare Jameka can rightly take her place among the most versatile mares of recent times.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 15 October 2016
Winner of the Group II Skyline Stakes last season at two, the handsome Artie Schiller (USA) colt Good Standing broke through for his first win this term in Saturday's $500,000 Group III Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic (2000m).
Mark Smith - Saturday, 15 October 2016
Could there be a more fitting winner of Saturday's $150,000 Group III New Zealand Bloodstock Ethereal Stakes (2000m), than a granddaughter of the great mare?.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 15 October 2016
There were a few hard luck stories in Saturday's Listed Alinghi Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield, although little could be taken away from the winner Palazzo Pubblico who raced wide the entire trip before finishing best to earn her second stakes victory.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 15 October 2016
On the day Darley announced the passing of the great Octagonal it was fitting that the first stakes race on Caulfield Cup day should fall to a colt by Occy's best son Lonhro.
Racenet - Saturday, 15 October 2016
Impressive debut winner Luiza is "right on track'' to keep her unbeaten record in tact in next weekend's $250,000 Inglis Banner (1000m) at Moonee Valley.
Racenet - Saturday, 15 October 2016
New Zealand Bloodstock's Ready to Run Sale Breeze Ups will take place next week on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 October with each day commencing at the earlier time of 9am.
Racenet - Friday, 14 October 2016
Coolmore Australia have announced that Golden Slipper winner Vancouver will reverse shuttle to Coolmore America's Ashford Stud for the 2017 breeding season.
Mark Smith - Thursday, 13 October 2016
When Maurus won the Ipswich Cup back in June we were none too complimentary on his half-brother by Galileo who had made $3,600,000 guineas as a yearling but his sole win in seven starts came in a maiden at Gowran Park.
Racenet - Thursday, 13 October 2016
Gainsborough Lodge yearling sale graduates returned handsome gains for Inglis and Magic Millions horses-in-training sale vendors when three two-year-olds were responsible for a collective $463,000 profit.
Racenet - Thursday, 13 October 2016
With 2091 yearlings having originally been entered for the 2017 Golden Slipper, there remains 1501 after first acceptances were taken this week, which makes 590 drop outs, so who’s in and who’s out?.
Racenet - Thursday, 13 October 2016
A talented field of 15 three-year-old fillies will try to push their claims for higher honours when they contest Saturday's A$150,000 New Zealand Bloodstock Ethereal Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield.
Racenet - Thursday, 13 October 2016
A number of talented two-year-olds have already left the starting blocks in their race for a shot at New Zealand's richest race, the $1 million Karaka Million at Ellerslie Racecourse on January 29.
Racenet - Thursday, 13 October 2016
Midway through October and many breeding decisions have already been made, with many more already regretted.
Racenet - Thursday, 13 October 2016
If Day One of the Magic Millions 2YOs in Training Sale saw a pinhook to die for, Day Two took it to another level with the sale topper returning a whopping $365,000 increase on his yearling price.
Racenet - Thursday, 13 October 2016
Rip Van Winkle mare Euro Angel(NZ) continued a strong week for Karaka graduates when she won the A$150,000 Group 3 Nick Johnstone Real Estate Ladies' Day Vase (1600m) at Caulfield on Wednesday.
Mark Smith - Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Dividing her time equally between Sydney and Melbourne, Euro Angel has looked a stakes-winner-in-waiting since making a winning career debut at Randwick on Australia Day.
Racenet - Wednesday, 12 October 2016
The success of Star Witness progeny on the racetrack has continued in the sale ring with a late sale topper on Day Two of the Magic Millions Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale on Wednesday.
Brad Waters, Racenet - Wednesday, 12 October 2016
The performance wasn't perfect but Flying Artie achieved two desired results in Wednesday's Group III Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.
Mark Smith - Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Twelve months ago Keen Array looked to have the world at his feet when he earned his first stakes victory in the Blue Sapphire Stakes followed by a second in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes.
Racenet - Wednesday, 12 October 2016
After a couple of photo finish seconds In Times Of War finally broke through to provide the first winner for former star two year-old Military Rose.
Racenet - Tuesday, 11 October 2016
The Star Witness x Ellamotion colt didn't only star as the top priced lot on day one of the Magic Millions Gold Coast 2yo's in Training Sale but was also one hell of a pinhook.
Racenet - Tuesday, 11 October 2016
When a High Chaparral colt wins easily on debut over 1000m then backs it up with another win over 1200m you know it's unlikely to be the last.
James White - Tuesday, 11 October 2016
A colt by Australia's sire of the moment Star Witness will head to Singapore after topping Day One of the Magic Millions Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 11 October 2016
A couple of recent arrivals to the Breednet Foal Gallery lay claim to being some of the oldest thoroughbred mares to deliver foals this spring.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Greta West Stud bred its second smart maiden winner in a week when Kabrocco streeted his rivals at Echuca.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Makfi (GB) is serving his last book of mares at Westbury Stud this season following his sale to Japan.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Unbeaten Foxwedge filly Volpe Veloce remains on a path to Riccarton, despite an interrupted start to this season's programme.
Racenet - Monday, 10 October 2016
Former Emirates Park shuttler Harbour Watch became the second first season sire to get on the board in Australia after Harnova won on debut on Monday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 10 October 2016
If stakes-winners are the measure of a top class stallion, this one has hit the ground running in our new season of racing.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 10 October 2016
Former star mare Majestic Music fetched $750,000 at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale in 2014 and produced her first winner at Gawler on Sunday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 10 October 2016
With the 2016 Ready to Run Sale just over a month away, there could be no better advertisement for the quality of horses on offer than the result of Sunday's S$700,000 Sgp-1 Panasonic Kranji Mile (1600m) in Singapore.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 9 October 2016
American mares have contributed significantly to the gene pool in Australia and while not many mares make the reverse trip, Australasian-bred mares have left a mark stateside most notably the Group III Newcastle Cocoa Cola Classic winner Zodiac Miss who produced just two foals before being killed by lightning.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 9 October 2016
An association with thoroughbred racing and breeding that started over sixteen years ago hit its highest peak to date on Saturday afternoon when He's Our Rokkii dashed to Group One glory in the Toorak Handicap at Caulfield.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 9 October 2016
A broodmare that could have been purchased for $60,000 at Karaka became a Group 1 producer when He's Our Rokkii (NZ) (Roc de Cambes) took out the A$500,000 IG Markets Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 9 October 2016
With just 12 foals in his first crop, dual Group 1 winner Rebel Raider was up against it from the start, however, a switch to Wyndholm Park saw his stocks rise and the results continue to flow.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 9 October 2016
Before Saturday's Group III Angst Stakes (1600m) at Randwick, Dixie Blossoms had contested four consecutive Group races and it would be fair to say she did not have much luck in any of them.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 9 October 2016
Fresh from siring a Group race double at Caulfield with Global Glamour and Star Turn, Star Witness also chimed in with a new stakes-winner in South Africa at Turffontein where Mella Maria captured the Group II Joburg Spring Fillies and Mares Challenge.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 8 October 2016
The colours of the great sprinter Schillaci were carried to victory in the race named after him with exciting Star Witness colt Star Turn thumping his older rivals to win the Group II MRC Schillaci Stakes in a breeze at Caulfield on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 8 October 2016
Third in the 2002 MRC Caulfield Guineas won by Helenus, outstanding stallion Choisir sired Starspangledbanner to win the time honoured classic in 2009 and achieved the feat again on Saturday at Caulfield with exciting colt Divine Prophet snatching a well timed victory.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 8 October 2016
Gai Waterhouse has won the Group I ATC Flight Stakes on nine previous occasions, but until today had surprisingly never won the Group I MRC Thousand Guineas.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 8 October 2016
In just seven race starts, the $10,0000 filly Yankee Rose has taken her army of owners on the trip of a lifetime with plenty more to come judging by her history-making victory in Saturday's $500,000 Group 1 Moet and Chandon Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) at Randwick.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 8 October 2016
He's Our Rokkii has been unstoppable since capturing a pair of stakes races in Sydney last autumn and the 4yo gelding completed a wonderful day for the Lindsay Park operation when earning his first win at the highest level in Saturday's $500,000 Group I Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 8 October 2016
Brad Rawiller played his part in breathing some life into Saturday's 3-horse Group I Ladbrokes (Caulfield) Stakes (2000m) by controlling the pace on Black Heart Bart but in the end it all came to nought as Horse Of The Year Winx rolled to her 12th straight win.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 8 October 2016
Much in demand at Aquis Farm where he is standing this spring, high class shuttler Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) featured at Caulfield on Saturday when his brilliant daughter Sheidel scored a tenacious win in the Group III MRC Northwood Plume Stakes.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 8 October 2016
Last start winner of the Group III Cameron Handicap at Newcastle, Chetwood made it four wins from as many starts this season with a dominant performance in Saturday's $120,000 Listed Weekend Hussler Stakes (1400m).
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 8 October 2016
Widden Stud’s quiet achiever Nicconi posted a couple of early winners on Saturday with Hear the Chant claiming her first stakes win at Caulfield, while Niccolance gave promise of stakes success in the future with a stylish victory at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 8 October 2016
Star Thoroughbreds and champion trainer Chris Waller combined to win the open juvenile event at Randwick on Saturday with talented I Am Invincible filly Luiza, a $150,000 Inglis Classic purchase from the Yarraman Park draft.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 8 October 2016
Lightly raced six-year-old gelding Assign (IRE) could be the latest player for Team Williams in the Melbourne Cup following his win in Saturday's Group II Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) at Caulfield but will likely need some assistance from Racing Victoria Chief Handicapper Greg Carpenter to make the field.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 8 October 2016
Wait For No One lived up to his name rather than his breeding when showing blazing speed to capture Saturday's $120,000 Listed Inglis Debutant Stakes (1000m) at Caulfield.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 8 October 2016
Coolmore's champion Australian sire Fastnet Rock passed a milestone in the Northern Hemisphere overnight siring his 100th stakes-winner when Laganore won the Listed Pride Stakes at Newmarket.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 7 October 2016
Next month's New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale at Karaka will showcase the first two-year-old crops of 21 exciting new sires.
Racenet - Friday, 7 October 2016
Smart Missile recorded his 14th winner for the season on Friday so we thought we'd have a quick look at just how this start to a season for a second-season sire compared to recent years.
Racenet - Friday, 7 October 2016
24 horses lined up for the running of the 155th Melbourne Cup.
Racenet - Friday, 7 October 2016
What a splash Gippsland Bloodstock made at this week's Inglis Ready To Race sale, the first time vendors bucking the trend at a tough sale by finding homes for two high quality youngsters.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 7 October 2016
On a stud trip to the Hunter Valley earlier this year a friend of mine with a casual interest in horses was observing paddocks of broodmares and foals at play and remarked, "Why are they all bay and brown?".
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 7 October 2016
The three-day Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 concluded with a further four lots breaking the million guineas mark including a joint sale-topping 2,6m guineas sale for a DUBAWI colt.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 6 October 2016
Godolphin delivered the Breednet ‘One to Watch’ at Gosford on Thursday when the half-brother by Street Cry (IRE) to Group III winner Shards raced away to win as he pleased.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 6 October 2016
Precocious youngster Waldorf has opened the account of his young Fastnet Rock sire Highly Recommended in New Zealand on Thursday at at Tauherenikau.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 6 October 2016
The first two sessions of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book One at Newmarket in the UK have produced big results for two fillies from star Australian mares Hveger and Melito.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 6 October 2016
Black Heart Bart (Blackfriars) is already guaranteed the New Zealand Bloodstock Caulfield WFA Championship title, but he faces his toughest test yet in the small field for Saturday's final leg of the Series, the A$600,000 Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes (2000m).
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 6 October 2016
Victoria's historic Stockwell will make a return to the vendor ranks at yearling sales in 2017 after an absence of more than 20 years.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 6 October 2016
The second day of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale continued at the same frenetic pace as the opening day, with three lots selling for 1 million guineas or more.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 5 October 2016
The equal cheapest Redoute’s Choice recorded as a sale at the 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Sale has emerged as the One to Watch from Canterbury on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 5 October 2016
Gelding might be the making of promising Fastnet Rock three year-old Potent Force, a full brother to Arrowfield Stud's Champion Australian First Season Sire Smart Missile.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 5 October 2016
Talented Snitzel filly Suspenders showed real courage to go with her natural ability when lugging 60,5 kg to victory at Canterbury on Wednesday, her dam Fairchild sold for $370,000 at the Inglis Broodmare Sale earlier this year as part of the Bell View Park Dispersal.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 5 October 2016
Queensland's most progressive bloodstock enterprise Aquis Farm are bring a star draft of youngsters and their unique brand of hospitality to the Magic Millions 2YO's in Training Sale next week.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 5 October 2016
Ashburton is likely to be the venue for Heroic Valour's final lead-in to his Group One goal.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 5 October 2016
Back in March this year, Bill Mavropoulos of our office issued a general release advising that the ATO has warned Accountants that they intend to request information from insurance providers in relation to capturing the ownership of 'lifestyle' assets including boats, planes, cars and, not surprisingly, racehorses .
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 5 October 2016
A world leader in online Thoroughbred auctions, Bloodstockauction,com introduced their highly successful selling platform to New Zealand back in March and since then, both buyers and sellers have been reaping the benefits.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 5 October 2016
This year's NZB Ready to Run Sale  features two-year-olds by 123 high-quality sires, including those whose progeny have shone brightly on Australasian racetracks so far this season.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 5 October 2016
Fields are out for the Group I MRC Caulfield Guineas (colts and geldings) and Thousand Guineas (fillies) to be run at Caulfield this weekend.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 5 October 2016
A colt by Dubawi topped a strong opening day of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale and became the highest priced yearling in the world this year when selling for 2,6 million guineas.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 5 October 2016
Coolmore's promising young shuttle sire Excelebration (IRE) added another winner to his tally overnight in the UK and has now sired 13 first crop winners in Europe.
Racenet - Tuesday, 4 October 2016
There were plenty of smiles when a Street Cry half-brother to Thousand Guineas contender Leotie exited the Inglis sale ring today, but none bigger than champion trainer Darren Weir.
Racenet - Tuesday, 4 October 2016
Lauriston Park's Chris Bakker could not be more delighted at the start his well credentialled young stallion Rock Hero has made to his stud career, the regally bred son of Fastnet Rock siring the sort of foals to impress any stud master.
Racenet - Tuesday, 4 October 2016
With just on a month of the stud season behind us, stud masters standing freshman stallions have had the last fortnight to get some sort of assessment of their new horse's fertility.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 4 October 2016
Joe Pride has had a lot of success with star sprinters Terravista, Tiger Tees and Ball of Muscle and produced a debut winner for their family at Warwick Farm on Monday by ill-fated Northern Meteor.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 4 October 2016
The first foal of Group I MRC Thousand Guineas and SAJC Australasian Oaks winner Gallica is a winner with three year-old More Than Ready (USA) filly Sparkle scoring at Warwick Farm on Monday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 3 October 2016
The Inglis Ready 2Race Sale will be held at Newmarket on Tuesday featuring a premium selection of up and running two year-olds with a superbly bred colt by globally renowned sire Shamardal (USA) tipped to attract keen interest.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 3 October 2016
Two new Group performers at the weekend for Shocking have further emphasised the quality and versatility of the Rich Hill Stud stallion's progeny.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 3 October 2016
When Colin Brown and Fiona Lacey sourced a son of Exceed And Excel for Western Australia, they did so safe in the knowledge that it's the most precocious sireline in the Australian Stud Book.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 3 October 2016
Progressive bloodstock enterprise Aquis Farm have quickly made a fine impression with their inaugural stallion roster featuring sons of outstanding sires Danehill (USA), Snitzel, Red Ransom (USA) and Lonhro with a brilliant son of More Than Ready (USA) to join them in 2017.
Mark Smith - Monday, 3 October 2016
Champion trainer Aidan  O'Brien and Coolmore's super sire Galileo continue to rewrite the record books with both celebrating a historic 1-2-3 finish in Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 3 October 2016
HK based Sun Stud enjoyed Group I success in France over the weekend with their top class Invincible Spirit colt National Defense taking out the Group I Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere over 1600 metres at Chantilly on Arc Day.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 3 October 2016
Cleverly named filly Global Glamour sent her syndicate of owners into raptures when she scored a dashing breakthrough win in the Group One Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 3 October 2016
Mongolian Falcon was not the only Fastnet Rock stakes-winner in New Zealand on Saturday - Well-bred Karaka graduate Ringo (NZ) (Fastnet Rock) picked up the biggest win of his career when he claimed the $70,000 Group 3 Red Badge Spring Sprint (1400m) at Hastings on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 3 October 2016
A sensational day of racing at Flemington on Sunday closed with a new stakes-winner for Sebring when progressive five year-old Ulmann took out the Listed VRC Paris Lane Handicap over 1400 metres.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 2 October 2016
A memorable first stakes winner for Newgate Farm shuttler The Factor (War Front), which came at the elite level when the Bob Baffert-trained Noted And Quoted won a thrilling $300,000 Grade 1 Chandelier Stakes at Santa Anita Park.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 2 October 2016
A milestone for Bowness Stud shuttler Bullet Train who sired his first black-type winner when Whiskey Train came from last to claim raced the $75,000 Armed Forces Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 2 October 2016
Currently sitting snugly at the top of the Australian sires table, Snitzel has come under attack from stablemate Not A Single Doubt and a resurgent Exceed And Excel but has responded with another stakes winner of his own on Sunday with the Chris Waller-trained French Emotion in the $200,000 Group II Blazer Stakes (1400m) at Flemington.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 2 October 2016
Godolphin's classy import Hartnell (GB) finally showed Victorians the form he usually reserves for Sydney by winning Sunday's Group I Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington in what was little more than a working gallop.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 2 October 2016
What a weekend it has been for Darley Stud's 'king of the kids', Exceed And Excel.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 2 October 2016
The Team Williams German-bred import Almandin (GER), earned a ticket to the 2016 Melbourne Cup with a dominant victory in Sunday's Group III The Bart Cummings (2500m) at Flemington.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 2 October 2016
It was a 1-2-3-4 finish for Darley stallions in Sunday's $200,000 Group II Gilgai Stakes at Flemington but the royal blue of Godolphin was not on the winner's podium.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 2 October 2016
After failing to earn a cent back on the track off her $1,000,000 purchase price as a yearling, the Flying Spur mare Vinavion is beginning to repay the faith of the Ingham family at stud.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 2 October 2016
The Nigel Blackiston-trained Inside Agent put the writing on the wall at his career debut at Caulfield when powering home to finish sixth after missing the start.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 2 October 2016
There have been three stakes races for juveniles in Australia this season and Exceed And Excel has sired the winners of all three.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 2 October 2016
Wexford Stables' Group One pedigree at Hastings was again to the fore when they claimed the carnival's biggest prize with the widely-travelled Willie Cazals (IRE).
Mark Smith - Sunday, 2 October 2016
The Roger Charlton-trained Quest For More (IRE) failed to strike a blow in Australia last spring when 16th in the Group III Geelong Cup and ninth in the Group 1 Melbourne Cup.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 1 October 2016
Stratum's fine sprinting son Takedown added another feature win to his resume at Randwick on Saturday scoring a tenacious victory in the Group II ATC Premiere Stakes.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 1 October 2016
Never further back than fourth at his past ten starts, Sir John Hawkwood was rewarded for his consistency with a fighting win in Saturday's $750,000 Group I ATC McGrath Estate Agents Metropolitan (2400m) at Randwick.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 1 October 2016
Shades of Super Impose, with all 12 of his opponents ahead of him coming over the Randwick rise, Hauraki sprouted wings over the final 300 metres to claim a last stride win in Saturday's $1million Group 1 TAB Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Randwick while smashing the $2million barrier in earnings.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 1 October 2016
Striking Snitzel colt Russian Revolution rained on the parade of Astern and Capitalist in Saturday's $300,000 Group II The Star Roman Consul Stakes (1200m) at Randwick to keep his record at a perfect four for four.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 1 October 2016
The Gai Waterhouse / Adrian Bott training partnership tasted their first Group I success at Randwick on Saturday with up and coming Star Witness filly Global Glamour scoring a bold victory in the Flight Stakes.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 1 October 2016
Achernar Star has given Yarradale Stud's young sire Gingerbread Man the perfect start to his stud career with a gutsy victory in the Young Membership Plate (1000m) at Belmont.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 1 October 2016
US sire sensation Uncle Mo (USA) has taken a little longer to make his mark in Australia but produced his first Southern Hemisphere bred stakes-winner at Randwick on Saturday with a dominant win in the Listed ATC Dulcify Quality for talented filly Moqueen.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 1 October 2016
Progressive Fastnet Rock colt Mongolian Falcon emerged as the next star performer for Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry with a resounding win in the Group II Sacred Falls Hawke's Bay Guineas at Hastings in New Zealand on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 1 October 2016
Just four stayers went to the post for Saturday's $150,000 Group III APN Outdoor Craven Plate (2000m) at Randwick, which proved easy pickings for Godolphin import It's Somewhat (USA).
Mark Smith - Saturday, 1 October 2016
Pint-sized Exceed and Excel filly Jorda credited Godolphin with its third consecutive Listed Keeneland Gimcrack Stakes (1000) winner when the babies made their debut at Randwick on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 1 October 2016
There was a touch of deja vu in the air at Randwick on Saturday when a chestnut colt carrying the James Harron Bloodstock colours stormed to victory in the Listed ATC Breeders Plate.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 1 October 2016
Promising filly Kiwi Ida made it a dream start for Suns Stud's first season sire Squamosa by making a winning debut at Riccarton in New Zealand on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 1 October 2016
Coming off the back of a victory in the Group II Let's Elope Stakes (1400m), Don't Doubt Mamma was at her brilliant best again when coming from last to win Friday night's Group II Stock Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley.