Tara Madgwick - Friday, 31 March 2017
Boutique Hunter Valley nursery Cressfield operate at the very top of the spectrum and their select draft of five for the 2017 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale are by Exceed and Excel (2), Snitzel (2) and More Than Ready (USA).
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 31 March 2017
With superbly bred fillies and high class colts, the Segenhoe Stud draft for Inglis Easter has something for everyone.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 31 March 2017
Last year Segenhoe Stud had the honour of providing the top seller at the 2016 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 31 March 2017
Bobby's Kitten(USA), a brilliant two year old and winner of the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint is to shuttle to Twin Hills Stud in New South Wales from his owner Kirsten Rausing's Lanwades Stud in Newmarket, UK.
Mark Smith - Friday, 31 March 2017
Friday's $150,000 Listed Pluim Group Gosford Guineas (1200m) looked to be going to script when race favourite I Thought So burst to the front down the home straight, however greenness in the final 100 metres enabled the Michael Moroney-trained Tribal Wisdom to get up in the last stride.
Racenet - Friday, 31 March 2017
Outstanding sprinter-miler Rommel has been retired to stand at Mogumber Park in Western Australia.
Mark Smith - Friday, 31 March 2017
If you were among the patriotic Australians sitting up in the wee hours to watch Takeover Target in the Group I July Cup at Newmarket you would no doubt have seen a magnificent dark brown entire striking a pose.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 31 March 2017
Darling View studmaster Brent Atwell is the new President of Thoroughbred Breeders WA.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 31 March 2017
One glance at the compact, chestnut mare with the blonde mane and tail and it was easy to see where Not A Single Doubt's flashy speedsters Karuta Queen and Miracles Of Life came from.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 31 March 2017
With the first leg of Sydney's major racing carnival, The Championships, set to kick off this weekend, the eyes of the New Zealand breeding community will be glued to the performance of the select number of runners who carry the "NZ" moniker in to battle.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 31 March 2017
Opening his account at Turffontein in South Africa on Thursday for the powerful Mike de Kock stable was three year-old More Than Ready (USA) gelding Tharoos, whose full brother will be offered at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale next week by Turangga Farm.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 31 March 2017
The yearlings at New Zealand Bloodstock's upcoming South Island Sale  will be presented by a host of respected and skilled vendors, including a newcomer to the vendor ranks.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 31 March 2017
Star Turn has been retired to Vinery Stud and he bows out with a ringing endorsement from trainer John Hawkes.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 30 March 2017
With 57% winners to runners this season, I Am Invincible is in a class of his own in terms of delivering racetrack success for owners and that success is set to reflect in the sale ring at Newmarket next week at the 2017 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 30 March 2017
A "wonderfully successful'' Inglis Chairman's Sale – a new concept on the Australasian sales scene – has seen unbeaten 2YO Gunnison become the highest-priced gelding ever sold at auction in Australia at $1,4 million.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 30 March 2017
The $3million Group I ATC Doncaster Handicap has long been regarded as the finest 1600 metre event on the Australian racing calendar and a leading contender this year has a three-quarter sister to be offered in the Inglis Chairmans's Elite Breeding Prospects Sale on April 7.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 30 March 2017
As we head towards the 2017 breeding season, Aquis Farm have made an important new staff appointment with well-respected bloodstock identity Jonathan Davies accepting the role of Head of Nominations.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 30 March 2017
Renowned Hunter Valley nursery Kitchwin Hills has a draft to delight for the 2017 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale featuring 15 stunning youngsters including the first foal of Group I ATC Coolmore Classic winner Steps in Time.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 30 March 2017
Three Bridges Thoroughbreds foundation sire Stryker continued his strong results for the month of March when promising three year-old Greviste made it two wins from four starts when scoring at Sandown.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 30 March 2017
They have helped to transform a stable foreman into a G1 trainer; they've helped old racehorses find new homes; and they've given strength and encouragement to the thousands who perform everyday work in stables and on studs across Australia.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 30 March 2017
Woodside Park Stud have announced fees for 2017 with their flagship sire Written Tycoon bumped up from $49,500 to $88,000.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 30 March 2017
Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association President, Basil Nolan said there's an exciting future ahead for Glenlogan Park with its change of direction.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 29 March 2017
The powerful Kris Lees stable won the $400,000 Provincial Championship last year at Randwick with Danish Twist and will seek back to back wins with lightly raced Redoute's Choice mare Clevedon Bay, a $410,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Newgate Farm draft for Scone Bloodstock Services.
Mark Smith - Wednesday, 29 March 2017
While the highly-touted, $1,600,000 Frankel colt Merovee will surely be improved from his debut sixth at Newcastle on Wednesday, the winner of the race Sanctioned looks to have a bright future.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 29 March 2017
The Group I ATC Australian Oaks will come up too quickly for Torryburn Stud homebred The Pinnacle, but there will be Black Type races in her future judging by her stylish victory at Newcastle on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Inglis is thrilled to announce it has purchased one of the 12 slots in the $10m The Everest.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 29 March 2017
The Wexford Stables team know there is a precedent for their tilt at a trans-Tasman two-year-old double this weekend.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 29 March 2017
For the final time ever, Newmarket is open for business for an Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Popular Sydney owner breeder John Muir has been breeding and selling top class horses for years, and that success has gone to a new level with the relocation of the Milburn Creek nursery to the Southern Highlands of NSW.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 29 March 2017
The latest gavelhouse New Zealand catalogue is online now with plenty of quality bloodstock on offer in the 50 Lot catalogue.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Renowned Hunter Valley nursery Kitchwin Hills has a draft to delight for the 2017 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale featuring 15 stunning youngsters, five of which are by the mighty Snitzel, sire of their new stallion Sooboog.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Aquis Farm are delighted to announce the acquisition of proven Group I producing sire Husson (Arg), who has been purchased from Vinery Stud in a deal brokered by Julian Blaxland's Blue Sky Bloodstock.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 28 March 2017
The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott stable don’t produce a lot of winners at Geelong, but this half-sister to Golden Slipper winner Sepoy certainly caught the eye.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Queensland's leading stud farm for more than a decade, Glenlogan Park, has announced a change in direction and will not be standing stallions this season, nor in the foreseeable future.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 28 March 2017
The starting times for the three days of next week's Australian Easter Yearling Sale (April 4-6) have been amended, with action now to start at midday each day.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Geisel Park Stud owner Eddie Rigg has flagged his plans to upgrade Western Australia's stallion ranks with news of his new arrival Vert De Grece (Ire).
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Adam Sangster of Swettenham Stud and the owners of Rebel Dane are delighted to announce that the dual Group One-winning stallion will stand at Swettenham Stud from the 2017 season.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Arrowfield has announced that Mikki Isle(Jpn),  Japan's Champion Sprinter & Miler of 2016, will join the Stud's stallion roster for the 2017 season.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 28 March 2017
LAUREL GLEN, the source of two Rothesay colts, one by Hidden Dragon and a Loves Conquers All filly, in the catalogue for the April 2 Capricornia Yearling Sale, is conducted by a family of horsemen, Kerrod and Glenda Smyth and their offspring Beau, Nelson and Libby.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 28 March 2017
The first day of The Championships at Randwick on Saturday features four Group I events worth over $8million, so with the fields and barriers now decided, let's take a look at the Sale Mail.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Aquis Farm's Domesday has hit a purple patch with three new Group horses flying his flag as we head into the 2017 breeding season.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Leading rider Damien Oliver will guide the Group I fortunes of the New Zealand-bound four-year-old Tivaci in Saturday's $A2,5 million Group I Darley TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Gingernuts, Jon Snow and now Anaheim - Trent Busuttin is more hopeful than confident of turning the Group I Rosehill Guineas form around.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Thunder Snow, the outstanding son of Darley sire Helmet added more prestige to his impressive CV on the weekend by winning the US$2 million Group 2 UAE Derby over 1900 metres following on from his Group 1 win in France last year as a two-year-old.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Outstanding European juvenile, The Last Lion (IRE) winner of last year's Group I Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket, will join the Darley roster at Kelvinside this season.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 28 March 2017
The Widden Whinnies is now online.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 27 March 2017
The catalogue for New Zealand Bloodstock's National Weanling, Broodmare and Mixed Bloodstock Sale is now online.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 27 March 2017
In little more than thirty years Japanese thoroughbred racing and breeding has been transformed from industry outpost to global powerhouse - but how has it happened?.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 27 March 2017
The promising John Moore trained three year-old Magic Legend kept his unbeaten Hong Kong record intact when posting his third straight win at Sha Tin on Sunday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 27 March 2017
Not many thoroughbreds get to age 30, but one that did is the grand old sire Bellotto (USA), who passed away peacefully on Sunday just a month shy of his 33rd birthday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 27 March 2017
A couple of star performances yesterday, including a resounding win by Odeon in the $100,000 Mornington Guineas (1600m), gave Inglewood Stud's young sire Zacinto (GB) (Dansili) a day to remember.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 27 March 2017
Her ownership ranks might include All Blacks legend Stephen Donald, but the naming of social racing's latest filly will not be left to Beaver.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 27 March 2017
Unbeaten Ready to Run Sale graduate Countofmontecristo  (NZ) (Echoes Of Heaven) added to his growing reputation when he boosted his race record to four out of four in Sunday's S$250,000 Sgp-3 Singapore Three-Year-Old Sprint (1200m).
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 27 March 2017
A domestic Group II winner with a galloper LA bred in partnership and a second placing in a Group III event in Sydney with a son of Per Incanto  (USA) that the farm also bred highlighted a very successful Saturday afternoon of racing.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 27 March 2017
Two more new Group winners last weekend carrying the double cross of Danehill (USA) will give vendors selling the many horses bred this way something positive to offer potential buyers next week.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 27 March 2017
Inglis Sires contender Gunnison – the equal second-highest rated 2YO male in Australia – is the latest entry for Thursday's inaugural The Chairman's Sale Session I (Elite Racing Prospects) at Newmarket.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 26 March 2017
For serious investors seeking beautifully bred fillies to become their broodmare gems of tomorrow, the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale has always been the ultimate treasure trove of talent and this draft of six fillies from a Group I vendor is a must inspect.
Racenet - Sunday, 26 March 2017
Despite the big wet across plenty of eastern Australia there were still plenty of barrier trials held so here are last week’s two year-old trial placegetters with breeding and sales results from around the country.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 26 March 2017
The emphatic nature of Iffraaj (GB) colt Jon Snow's win in Saturday's Group II Tulloch Stakes has left Karaka breeder Richard Moore eagerly anticipating a spring arrival.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 26 March 2017
After a frustrating run of minor placings, Vinery Stud's 4-time Group I winner All Too Hard is on the board with his first winner coming at Tauherenikau on Sunday when the Lisa Latta-trained Lincoln Hills made a hugely impressive career debut over 1000 metres.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 26 March 2017
Exciting galloper All Roads  (NZ) (Road To Rock), a Little Avondale graduate of the 2013 Select Sale, scored the biggest win of his career to date in Saturday's $100,000 Group 2 Windsor Park Stud Japan-NZ International Trophy (1600m) at Tauranga.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 26 March 2017
The National Yearling Sales Series at Karaka and the sales preparation company Phoenix Park stole the spotlight at Rosehill on Saturday with a quinella in the A$500,000 Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) for three-year-old fillies.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 26 March 2017
Winless for over 12 months, Godolphin's Street Cry (IRE) gelding Tally earned as free ticket into the Caulfield Cup by winning a tragedy-marred $300,000 Listed Ladbrokes Mornington Cup (2400m) on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 26 March 2017
Pint-sized Savabeel gelding Bassett took 16 starts to earn his first stakes win but just one more for his second, which came with a typically gritty performance in Saturday's Listed Hareeba Stakes (1200m) at Mornington.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 26 March 2017
Opening his career with a scintillating debut victory at Turffontein in South Africa on Saturday was expensive Redoute's Choice colt Mustaaqeem.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 26 March 2017
The hot run being enjoyed by Darley shuttler Teofilo (IRE) extended to South Africa on Saturday where his progressive four year-old Brazuca took out the Group II Colorado King Stakes at Turffontein.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 25 March 2017
Runner-up to Rising Romance in the 2014 ATC Australian Oaks when trained by the late Guy Walter, the Tait family homebred Zanbagh looked to be a major player in the major filly and mare races but wins have been hard to come by and very well spaced.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 25 March 2017
It seems the mighty mare Jameka is fighting a lone hand in turning back the tide of imports in Australia's best staying races.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 25 March 2017
The loss of outstanding Coolmore sire High Chaparral (IRE) was highlighted at Rosehill on Saturday when his progressive filly Montoya's Secret overcame her more seasoned rivals to score a tenacious long head win in the Group I ATC Vinery Stud Stakes.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 25 March 2017
After creating a huge impression when winning on his Australian debut at Rosehill on March 11, former French galloper Spectroscope (USA) kept his perfect record intact when winning Saturday's $150,000 Group III Rydges Parramatta Doncaster Prelude at Rosehill Gardens.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 25 March 2017
The strength of the New Zealand staying three year-olds was highlighted again at Rosehill on Saturday with New Zealand Derby place-getter Jon Snow scoring a dominant victory in the Group II ATC Tulloch Stakes.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 25 March 2017
After missing the ride on the first winner The Mission due to a flight delay from Melbourne, Ben Melham quickly hit back when guiding Assign to victory in Saturday's Group III Neville Sellwood Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill Gardens.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 25 March 2017
His own worst enemy at times, headstrong two year-old Choisir colt finally delivered on his undeniable potential when leading throughout to win the Group III ATC The Schweppervescence at Rosehill on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 25 March 2017
After battling around the south coast of New South Wales for a few seasons and the Victoria provincial circuit for another, the six-year-old Dubawi (IRE) gelding Jungle Edge has finally come of age, earning his maiden stakes success in Saturday's $150,000 Group III E-Group Security Star Kingdom Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens.
Mark Smith - Friday, 24 March 2017
The thoroughly game Silent Sedition came back from a second in the Group I Coolmore Classic over 1500 metres at Rosehill Gardens to claim a maiden Group 1 win for trainer Andrew Noblet and jockey Katelyn Mallyon in Friday night's $500,000 Group I Keogh Homes William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 24 March 2017
A brilliant winner of the Group I VRC Myer Classic in the spring, quality I Am Invincible filly I Am a Star was again far too good for the older mares when scoring a scintillating win in the Group II MVRC Sunline Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday night.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 24 March 2017
The final Heat of the Inglis 55 Second Challenge series for 2016/17 was run at Moonee Valley on Friday evening, with Sirbible's time of 55.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 24 March 2017
Classy Domesday filly Oregon’s Day scored the biggest win of her career to date when powering clear to win the Group III MVRC Alexandra Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday night.
Mark Smith - Friday, 24 March 2017
A hugely impressive debut in the Listed Ascend Sales Valley Pearl (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night for the John McArdle Doubt I'm Dreaming who looks to have an exciting future but things have not always gone smoothly for the Not A Single Doubt colt.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 24 March 2017
A pair of debutants cleared out from their more experienced race day rivals to finish 1-2 in the NZB Insurance Pearl Series 2YO (1200m) at Avondale on Friday.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 24 March 2017
Bendigo-based trainer Neville Kennedy has had a good run of success with his January gavelhouse Australia purchase.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 24 March 2017
The 2017 Capricornia Yearling Sale will be held in Rockhampton, Central Queensland, on Sunday 2nd April providing a great opportunity to purchase affordable yearlings eligible for a wide range of bonuses and incentive races.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 24 March 2017
Charismatic filly Tulip has been a newsmaker since the day she was born – a stunning foal from the first crop of superstar colt Pierro, his first winner and then his first stakes-winner – is it any wonder her close relations are all now in hot demand.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 24 March 2017
The list of first starters for Friday features a two year-old by Not a Single Doubt that has been well backed to win the Listed MVRC Ascend Sales Moonee Valley Pearl on debut.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 24 March 2017
The strength of the She Will Reign form was highlighted at the Kembla meeting run at Goulburn on Thursday when classy Sebring filly Serena Bay resumed from a spell to score a dominant win, a timely update for her full sister headed to Inglis Easter for Edinburgh Park.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 24 March 2017
She will Reign's Golden Slipper victory on Saturday headlines a long and strong list of pedigree updates for the upcoming Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 23 March 2017
Colac trainer Russell Bell is hopeful of not only winning the $50,000 Inglis cheque at The Valley on Friday night, but claiming the final Series heat with stable marvel Sirbible in the process.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 23 March 2017
As the popularity of gavelhouse's fortnightly online auctions in New Zealand and Australia continues to grow another team member in Natasha Thomas has joined the fold.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Star Group I mares English and the sadly lost Peeping have been flying the Newhaven Park flag with gusto in recent seasons and their siblings are set to star at the 2017 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 22 March 2017
As a full sister to $3million earner Shoot Out, a lot would be expected of this little girl.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 22 March 2017
High class mare Lady Lynette was the pin-up girl for Tasmanian racing when winning 14 races and over $1million in prizemoney so it was lovely see her first foal Medlyn make a winning debut at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Last seen chasing Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign home in the $500,000 Inglis Nursery back in December, Sebring filly Sheikha was a hot favourite at Warwick Farm on Wednesday and duly saluted.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 22 March 2017
At the spring two year-old trials there was no more impressive winner than Sun Stud's Not a Single Doubt colt Condor Heroes, who broke his maiden in style at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Verna and David Metcalfe and their team at Middlebrook Valley Lodge have a first rate reputation for producing quality athletes such as Caulfield Guineas winner Divine Prophet, whose half-sister is one of the stars of their draft for the 2017 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Champion WA 2YO colt Lucky Street has been signed to start his stud career at Darling View Thoroughbreds this year.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Central Queensland thoroughbred breeders Kerrod and Glenda Smyth of Laurel Glen Equine are gearing up for the 2017 Capricornia Yearling Sale on April 2 at Rockhampton with a quality draft of seven youngsters.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 22 March 2017
La Bella Diosa will be out to resurrect her Sydney campaign on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Newhaven Park is proud to announce it has signed an agreement with Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club to sponsor 'The Country Championships Final', heldat Royal Randwick on Day One of the Championships (1 April, 2017).
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 22 March 2017
A clearance rate of 86% and turnover of more than NZ$126,000 in the latest gavelhouse New Zealand auction matches the previous fortnightly auction's record clearance rate and exceeds the turnover by NZ$26,000.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Plenty of interest today with a seven figure Snitzel colt scheduled to make his debut, a Godolphin blueblood from Romneya, the first foal of former superstar Tassie mare Lady Lynette and a couple of well bred speedy types by Fastnet Rock.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Multiple track record breaking sprinter, Winning Rupert's service fee was announced this morning at $20,000 + GST.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 21 March 2017
It took until the third last lot of the sale, but a new sale topper was achieved at the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale when a son of Sizzling sold for $160,000.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 21 March 2017
A homebred for Darley, two year-old gelding Platinum became the second winner for Kentucky Derby winner and Dubai World Cup hero Animal Kingdom (USA) when he saluted at Ballarat on Tuesday beating the half-brother to recently retired Group I winner Flying Artie.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Gai Waterhouse was without a Slipper runner last Saturday, but she and training partner Adrian Bott won three of the five juvenile heats at Randwick on Monday morning indicating there is still some unexposed talent in the locker.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 21 March 2017
New Zealand Bloodstock's South Island Sale, which will be held in Christchurch on April 21, is developing a reputation for offering incredible value for money, with a number of high-quality racetrack performers bought for relatively low prices.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Darley have announced two new shuttlers for Australia this year in stunning grey Tapit son Frosted and Invincible Spirit's brilliant son Territories.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 20 March 2017
We a love a Street Cry (IRE) filly and this one did enough when winning on debut as a hot favourite at Kyneton on Monday to be an obvious choice as the ‘One to Watch’.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 20 March 2017
Colts by Top Echelon and Written Tycoon have both sold for $150,000 and topped Day One of the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 20 March 2017
Top stallion and the newest Group I winning broodmare sire, Charge Forward, will return to the hands of his breeders after his sale to the Esplin family who will stand the stallion in conjunction with Murrulla Stud.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 20 March 2017
It was a fillies trifecta in the Group I ATC Golden Slipper Stakes last Saturday and it's not an unusual phenomenon having also occurred in 2014 when Mossfun got the better of Blue Diamond winner Earthquake and Bring Me the Maid.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 20 March 2017
Group I Australian Cup winner Humidor is one of three Group winners in eight days for his sire Teofilo (IRE).
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 20 March 2017
For as long as she can remember Kristen Manning has been fascinated by thoroughbred pedigrees and a reward for years of extensive study and research came this week in the shape of two wins and a placegetter in the space of two days.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 20 March 2017
High class Kiwi fillies Bonneval and Devise are likely to continue their rivalry on Australian soil with the former looking to repeat the success of Mafki (GB) filly Sofia Rosa, who won the New Zealand Oaks last year before adding the Group I ATC Australian Oaks to her resume at her next start.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 20 March 2017
Australian bred four year-old Street Boss (USA) gelding Rapper Dragon continued his domination of the four year-old division in Hong Kong at Sha Tin on Sunday with a memorable victory in the Group I Hong Kong Derby.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 20 March 2017
The country's leading 3YO sprinter delivered Little Avondale's Per Incanto (USA) a winning double on a Premier Day's racing at Trentham on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 19 March 2017
The Russell Stewart-trained Kiss Bang Love opened her winning account in Saturday's Group III Gimcrack Stakes (1100m) at Ascot to credit her sire Demerit with his first stakes winner.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 19 March 2017
Redoute's Choice filly Royal Star was promoted to the top line of betting or the WA Oaks following a 2-length win in Saturday's Listed Natasha Stakes (2200m) at Ascot.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 19 March 2017
Fairytale filly She Will Reign scored a memorable Golden Slipper victory on Saturday, sending her large group of owners into hysterical scenes in the Rosehill mounting yard and bringing great joy to Middlebrook Station's Jilly Henderson, who raised the filly.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 19 March 2017
A day after retiring star colts Extreme Choice and Flying Artie, China Horse Club and partners welcomed another Group 1 winner into their team when Russian Revolution won The Galaxy at Rosehill.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 19 March 2017
A breeding right to leading international sire Invincible Spirit, the sire of leading Australian sire I Am invincible, will be offered at auction by Arqana.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 19 March 2017
What more can be said about Winx?.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 19 March 2017
Outsider of the field Wacked Out scored a $31 upset in Saturday's The Perth Stakes (1100m) at Ascot.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 19 March 2017
Gingernuts (NZ) (Iffraaj), who cost just $5,000 and $42,500 in his two visits to the Karaka sales centre, continued his remarkable rise to stardom with Group 1 victory in his Australian debut in Saturday's A$600,000 Sky Racing Rosehill Guineas (2000m).
Mark Smith - Sunday, 19 March 2017
Travelling the world spending other people's money sounds like the dream job however it brings its own set of pressures for the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Mark Richards.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 19 March 2017
Lightly raced four-year-old Consommateur (NZ) (Roc de Cambes) tackled stakes company for the first time in Saturday's $150,000 Group III Bradford Black Epona Stakes (1900m) at Rosehill, and she came out a winner.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 19 March 2017
Once again showing his love of the Flemington track, the Darren Weir-trained Palentino left his more favoured stablemate Tosen Stardom in his wake in Saturday's $200,000 Group II Incognitus Blamey Stakes.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 19 March 2017
Exciting young sire Your Song added two new winners to his burgeoning tally on Saturday with victories at Morphettville and the Gold Coast for Split Lip and Miss Exfactor.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 19 March 2017
Brave to the finish, talented Pierro filly Tulip ran the race of her life on the rain sodden track at Rosehill on Saturday to claim third in the $3,5 million Group I ATC Golden Slipper Stakes won by her sire in 2012.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 18 March 2017
After underpinning the Karaka Yearling sale for many years, few could begrudge Te Akau Racing's David Ellis a Group I victory in Australia with the Iffraaj (GB) gelding Gingernuts in Saturday's $600,000 Sky Racing Rosehill Guineas (2000m).
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 18 March 2017
The sire with the most runners at Rosehill on Golden Slipper Day was Snitzel and he came away with a Group I quinella after exciting colt Russian Revolution overcame difficulties to beat seasoned sprinter Redzel in the Group I ATC The Galaxy.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 18 March 2017
Twelve months after Darby Racing's $10,000 filly Yankee Rose came close to running down Capitalist in the Golden Slipper, the Gary Portelli-trained She Will Reign carried the Darby Racing silks to victory in the world's richest race for two-year-olds.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 18 March 2017
When the great Zenyatta broke the North American record for Grade I victories by a mare who could have foreseen another daughter of Street Cry (IRE) would mount a serious challenge to that seemingly unbreakable record.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 18 March 2017
Trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman and jockey Matthew Cameron are a Group One trio not to be trifled with.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 18 March 2017
The Trentham heroics of Saracino have almost certainly booked the gallant colt another trip to Australia.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 18 March 2017
Royally bred filly Shoals continued what's been a great season for champion sire Fastnet Rock with his two year-olds when remaining unbeaten to take out the Group III VRC TBV Thoroughbred Club Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 18 March 2017
Making his first start since finishing down the track in the Melbourne Cup, Our Ivanhowe (GER) relished his favoured bottomless conditions at Rosehill Gardens to romp home in Saturday's $700,000 Group I Ranvet Stakes (2000m).
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 18 March 2017
Talented Hinchinbrook colt Derryn nailed his first stakes victory when scoring a powerful win in the Listed ATC Darby Munro Stakes on a rain soaked track at Rosehill on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 18 March 2017
Stratum mare Miss Wilson has the hardest of acts to follow, but the well-related mare is making good strides with the first black type victory of her career now on her record.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 18 March 2017
Reliable Man was a multiple Group One winner during his illustrious racing career and he could be in line for early top-flight stallion honours following a stylish victory from a first crop daughter at Trentham.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 18 March 2017
Godolphin's Street Cry (IRE) filly Raiment revelled in the conditions to earn a maiden stakes win in Saturday's Group III TAB Birthday Card Stakes at Rosehill Gardens.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 18 March 2017
Darren Weir's first Sydney winner was earned in the steward's room when Craig Williams on Big Duke (IRE) successfully protested against Ben Melham on first past the post Our Century in Saturday's  Group III Manion Cup (2400m) at Rosehill.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 18 March 2017
There were two stakes races held at Moonee Valley on Friday night and Peter Moody purchased both as yearlings, the first coming when the diminutive Savabeel gelding Bassett opened his stakes account in the Listed Abell Stakes (1200m).
Mark Smith - Saturday, 18 March 2017
Highly enough regarded by connections to tackle the Group I Randwick Guineas on March 4, royally-bred Redoute's Choice colt Hardham returned home to claim Friday night's $200,000 Group II Alister Clark Stakes (2040m) at Moonee Valley.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 17 March 2017
This talented daughter of So You Think carried the same colours as her sire when racing to an easy victory at Newcastle on Friday.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 17 March 2017
Today's March Thoroughbred Sale at Oaklands Junction was the final Inglis auction before a big fortnight in Sydney takes centre stage in late March/early April as the curtain falls on Newmarket.
Mark Smith - Friday, 17 March 2017
The Encosta de Lago mare Busking, who was purchased for $13,000 from Darley Stud back in 2010, sadly died just over a month ago but what joy she provided for owner Michael Thomas and trainer Pat Webster.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 17 March 2017
The James Harron Bloodstock colours made famous last season by Champion 2YO Colt and Golden Slipper winner Capitalist were carried to victory at Newcastle on Friday by promising Hinchinbrook two year-old Coulthard.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 17 March 2017
Sir Patrick Hogan has expressed his elation in seeing champion sire Zabeel claim a New Zealand record for his own this week.
Racenet - Friday, 17 March 2017
Here are the past week’s two year-old trial placegetters with breeding and sales results from around the country including a win for a $1,6 million Easter yearling.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 17 March 2017
This farm is hoping the rain stays away this weekend as to have three Golden Slipper runners that are all legitimate winning hopes foaled and raised in your paddocks is something special, but were they something special as babes?.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 17 March 2017
There is just no stopping the bold chestnut Burning Front who at Morphettville on Adelaide Cup Day added a third stakes win to his already impressive record.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 17 March 2017
Blue-blooded three year-old Di Mazzio made a winning debut at Turffontein in South Africa on Thursday providing a nice update for his half-brother to be offered at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 17 March 2017
One of the best known racehorses in the world, California Chrome is set to shuttle to the Southern Hemisphere this year, but not to Australia.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 17 March 2017
Last year's Golden Slipper Winner Capitalist is fully booked for the 2017 breeding season with a stellar book of mares due to line up to the Champion 2YO .
Racenet - Thursday, 16 March 2017
Promising mare Lizzie L'Amour upset the applecart when she out-stayed her rivals to snare the Gr1 Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes at Ellerslie.
Racenet - Thursday, 16 March 2017
Highgrove Stud's Ron Gilbert celebrated his third career Group 1 – and sire on fire Snitzel his 21st Stakes winner of the season – when 2YO Summer Passage won Thursday's Sistema Stakes at Ellerslie.
Racenet - Thursday, 16 March 2017
Quality mare Chenille (NZ) (Pentire), who was purchased at the 2013 Premier Sale for $55,000, won a race worth almost 10 times that amount when she scored a dominant victory in Thursday's $500,000 Group 1 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (3200m) at Ellerslie.
Racenet - Thursday, 16 March 2017
Thee Auld Floozie's outstanding five-year-old season got even better at Ellerslie on Thursday with further feature race success.
Racenet - Thursday, 16 March 2017
Blake Shinn says the sky's the limit for Summer Passage, who provided the leading Sydney jockey with a memorable victory at Ellerslie.
Racenet - Thursday, 16 March 2017
Triple Crown's Redzel is on top of his game heading into a tilt at the Group 1 Galaxyon Golden Slipper day at Rosehill on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Thursday, 16 March 2017
Aggrieved when stewards failed take down the winner Baguette in favour of Royal Show in the 1970 Golden Slipper, legendary trainer TJ Smith was in an altogether better frame of mind 12 months later when Baguette’s jockey George Moore guided the filly Fairy Walk to victory.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 16 March 2017
Ercolano's eye-catching performance at Doomben on Wednesday provided a timely update for his dam Herculaneum who is currently part of the 35-Lot catalogue being auctioned on gavelhouse.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 16 March 2017
The 2016-17 New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series is going right down to the wire in Saturday's 10th and final leg, the $300,000 Group 1 Wellfield New Zealand Oaks (2400m) at Trentham.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 15 March 2017
The 2017 Magic Millions March Yearling Sale at the Gold Coast on March 20 and 21 offers a treasure trove of talent and features 29 entries by Queensland's leading young sire Love Conquers All.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Carrying the familiar blue and pink colours of well-known owner breeder Keith Biggs to victory at Sandown on Wednesday was the daughter of his Group I AJC Australian Oaks winner Dizelle.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Former leading New Zealand trainer Jason Bridgman secured the top priced lot as the 2017 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale came to a close at Morphettille on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Being a firm that is acknowledged and respected for its property tax expertise as much as its bloodstock expertise, when we come across a decision in a Land Tax case that focuses on whether a full primary production exemption is applicable for a rural property, it will obviously be of special interest to us.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Riding on the back of encouraging results at Magic Millions on the Gold Coast and the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale, Three Bridges Thoroughbreds young gun Unencumbered finished as the leading first season sire at the Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale Book One.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Stakes-placed mares in foal, stallion prospects and metropolitan winners are among a plethora of Supplementary entries received for Friday's March Thoroughbred Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 14 March 2017
After swooping on one of the two top sellers last night, the powerful Macdonald Gluyas stable was back in force at Morphettville today to buy the overall top seller of Book One at the 2017 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 14 March 2017
A full sister to a Group I winner, this promising Savabeel filly won with a leg in the air at Bendigo on Tuesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 14 March 2017
The field and barrier draw are out for this weekend’s Group I ATC Golden Slipper, so who bought and sold the runners this year and for how much.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 14 March 2017
In a terrific coup for Kitchwin Hills, royally bred Snitzel son Sooboog has been purchased to stand at their farm in the Hunter Valley and will commence stud duties in 2017.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 14 March 2017
High-class pair Tulip (Pierro) and Dawn Wall (Fastnet Rock) both claimed group race wins over the weekend to continue the staggering run of success being enjoyed by graduates of the Coolmore Australia nursery at Jerry's Plains in the Hunter Valley.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Danehill Dancer, who had been enjoying life at Coolmore since his retirement from covering duties in 2014, had to be euthanized last weekend due to the infirmities of old age.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Andrew Williams is pleased to announce the launch of his bloodstock agency, Andrew Williams Bloodstock.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 14 March 2017
A colt by Stratum and a filly by Not a Single Doubt shared top honours during Monday night's opening session of the 2017 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale at Morphettville.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 13 March 2017
The Listed SAJC Matrice Stakes at Morphettville on Monday was won by consistent six year-old Casino Wizard, whose yearling half-sister will be offered at the Adelaide Magic Millions on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 13 March 2017
Quality juvenile filly Undoubtable Miss will be set for Group I races in the spring carnival after she scored a stylish win in today's $200,000 Magic Millions Adelaide 2YO Classic (1200m) at Morphettville.
Mark Smith - Monday, 13 March 2017
After claiming the scalp of future Group I Australia Cup winner Humidor, Darren Weir's grand performer Burning Front made it five wins in succession with a typically gritty performance in Monday's $100,000 Listed Schweppes C S Hayes Memorial Cup (1600m) at Morphettville.
Mark Smith - Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Trainer Stuart Webb has put a jumping career on hold for Annus Mirabilis (IRE) who is likely to head north for the $2 million Sydney Cup at Randwick on April 8 following a dominant win in Monday's $400,000 Group II UBET Adelaide Cup (3200m) at Morphettville.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 13 March 2017
A royally bred son of the 1996 Golden Slipper winner Merlene was an easy choice as the ‘One to Watch’ on Monday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 13 March 2017
Impressive wins for progressive fillies Cassadee and Montoya's Secret at Moonee Valley on Monday will have their connections thinking Oaks.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 13 March 2017
The top priced weanling at the 2014 Magic Millions National Sale, Lonhro filly Artemis Rose opened her account with a stylish win at Hawkesbury on Monday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 13 March 2017
Leading Hunter Valley nursery Cressfield have an exciting new addition to their broodmare band in the shape of brilliant Group II winner Wild Rain.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 13 March 2017
Four juvenile heats at Rosehill on Monday morning over 900 metres produced some interesting winners including a blue-blooded colt by Frankel.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 13 March 2017
The Daily Debutants list for Monday features a Kiwi bred daughter of Exceed and Excel from the famed Eight Carat (GB) family that will make her debut in the colours of Rosemont Stud at Moonee Valley.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 12 March 2017
A $50,000 Magic Millions Yearling Sale purchase from the Bowness Stud draft, I Am Invincible filly Lucy Rose scored a bold front running win in the $100,000 Wellington Boot on Sunday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 12 March 2017
The Morphettville meeting on Saturday produced impressive wins for promising three year-old Mill Park graduates Soju Warrior and Smart Manoeuvre.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 12 March 2017
The achievement of a well executed plan is certainly cause to celebrate so there was little wonder that Aucklander John Carter was feeling a little worse for wear less than 24 hours after enjoying his first Group One win on Australian soil.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 12 March 2017
This week's Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale received another boost when progressive galloper Falcool scored a resounding win in the listed Incognitus Stakes at Flemington.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 12 March 2017
Heavens Above gave breeders and owners Reg and Greg Kemister their first Group 1 victory when she scored a thrilling win in the $600,000 Coolmore Classic at Rosehill.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 12 March 2017
John North's Bowness Stud at Young in the south west of NSW is a proven nursery for winners and their Magic Millions draft for Adelaide features a So You Think colt, whose half-brother Eleven Seconds won his fourth race at Ascot on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 11 March 2017
A brilliant winner of the Group I VRC Myer Classic in the spring, quality I am Invincible filly I Am a Star was back in the winning groove at Flemington on Saturday with a determined victory in the Group II VRC Kewney Stakes.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 11 March 2017
The stars finally aligned for Teofilo's son Humidor in Saturday's $1,500,000 Group 1 TAB Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 11 March 2017
One hundred years after Ebullition won the Newmarket Handicap without a lead-up run, Lindsay Park's rejuvenated gelding Redkirk Warrior (GB) emulated the feat when claiming Saturday's $1,250,000 Group 1 Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 11 March 2017
Clearly, the deceased Street Cry (IRE) is not relying solely on Winx to defend to his Champion Australian Sire title.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 11 March 2017
Quality Foxwedge filly Foxplay showed her class at Rosehill on Saturday to score a stylish victory in the Group II ATC Phar Lap Stakes to the great delight of her big team of Star Thoroughbreds owners.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 11 March 2017
After routing a quality field in the Group I Australian Derby at Randwick back in April last year, Tavago performed poorly in two runs in Melbourne during the spring, but the son of Tavistock looked to be back somewhere near his best with a dominant display in Saturday's $350,000 McGrath Estate Agents Group III Sky High Stakes at Rosehill Gardens.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 11 March 2017
Talented filly Tulip was the first winner for Golden Slipper hero Pierro when scoring on debut at Moonee Valley in December and is now his first stakes-winner after powering to a dominant victory in the Group III ATC Magic Night Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 11 March 2017
The Aaron Purcell-trained Falcool took the quantum leap from a maiden at Casterton and a benchmark 64 at Warrnambool to a Listed win in the Incognitus Stakes (1100m) at Flemington on Super Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 11 March 2017
The most popular sire in Australia for 2016 covering 226 mares, Widden Stud's Nicconi featured with a new stakes-winner at Flemington on Saturday when two year-old colt Sircconi scored a bold front running win in the Group II VRC Sires Produce Stakes.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 11 March 2017
Making her first start since winning the Group III Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day, the 5yo Shamardal mare Artistry came from last on the turn under Sam Clipperton to edge her better fancied stablemate Dothraki in Saturday's Group III Smotth FM Maurice McCarten Stakes at Rosehill Gardens.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 11 March 2017
Warwick Farm conditioner Gary Portelli will have two runners in the years Golden Slipper with progressive colt Single Bullet set to join his stablemate She Will Reign after scoring a tenacious victory in the Group III ATC Pago Pago Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 11 March 2017
The list of Daily Debutants for Saturday includes a Pierro two year-old from a Group I winner.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 11 March 2017
Buyers will get their first chance to invest in weanlings and broodmares at next month's Breeding Stock sales in Sydney, headlined by the inaugural Chairman's Sale (Elite Breeding Prospects) and the time-honoured Inglis Australian Broodmare & Weanling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 10 March 2017
Blue-blooded Fastnet Rock filly Dawn Wall capped a meteoric rise from maiden to stakes-winner in in less than a month with an exciting last to first win in the Group III Keith Nolan Classic at Kembla on Friday.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 10 March 2017
A powerful catalogue full of Stakes-winning race mares, broodmares in foal to some of the world's leading stallions as well as stallion shares and blueblood weanlings highlight the inaugural The Chairman's Sale – Session II for Elite Breeding Prospects.
Racenet - Friday, 10 March 2017
Here are the past week’s two year-old trial placegetters with breeding and sales results from around the country.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 10 March 2017
John North's Bowness Stud at Young in the south west of NSW is a proven nursery for winners including Bert Vieira's Group III Canberra Black Opal Stakes winner Trapeze Artist, who is now likely to run in the Group I ATC Golden Slipper.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 10 March 2017
One of the feel good stories to emerge from the 2017 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale was that of Tasmanian breeder Brooke Douglas, whose purchase of a $400 mare back at the Inglis March Thoroughbred Sale in 2012 paid dividends last week beyond her wildest dreams.
Mark Smith - Thursday, 9 March 2017
Four of the seven stallions covering 200 or more mares in 2016 failed to win a Group 1.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 9 March 2017
Adelaide is not the only Magic Millions Yearling Sale this month with the 2017 March Sale (March 20, 21) on the Gold Coast offering a wealth of opportunity and particularly from the Aquis Farm draft of 17 which are all eligible for the Aquis Farm $250,000 Jewel QTIS Bonus.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 9 March 2017
The late Bart Cummings was not just a master horse trainer, he was also a great horse breeder and it was a two year-old he bred that caught the eye on Thursday when making a winning debut at Muswellbrook.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 9 March 2017
Bloodstockauction  had another successful Australian sale to kick off March's auctions, with one of the listed horses selling for $51,500.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 9 March 2017
John North's Bowness Stud at Young in the south west of NSW is a proven nursery for winners including Bert Vieira's Group III Canberra Black Opal Stakes winner Trapeze Artist, who is now likely to run in the Group I ATC Golden Slipper.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 9 March 2017
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Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 9 March 2017
European Champion colt Air Force Blue(USA), the highest-rated two year-old ever from the Danzig sire line, will travel to the Hunter Valley in 2017 to join the exceptional roster of stallions at Coolmore Australia.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Three Bridges Thoroughbreds foundation sire Stryker continued his strong start to the month of March when posting his fifth winner in eight days when Greviste cast off maiden status at Ballarat on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 8 March 2017
A cousin of Group I MRC Blue Diamond winner Catchy, exciting colt I Thought So kept the winning roll going for leading Australian Second Crop sire So You Think with a dominant win at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Royally bred Arrowfield homebred Earth Angel provided her Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup winning sire Animal Kingdom (USA) with his first winner at Ballarat on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Matamata powerhouse Waikato Stud have delved back into the stallion market with their latest purchase having the potential for a bumper early return.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 8 March 2017
The powerful Godolphin team won the opening two races at Warwick Farm with two impressive juvenile first starters by Lonhro and Medaglia D'Oro (USA).
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 8 March 2017
John North's Bowness Stud at Young in the south west of NSW is a proven nursery for winners including Bert Vieira's Group III Canberra Black Opal Stakes winner Trapeze Artist, who is now likely to run in the Group I ATC Golden Slipper.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Fresh from success at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale, Victorian vendors Rushton Park are headed to South Australia this week for the 2017 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale with a cracking draft featuring show-stopping colts by hot sires I Am Invincible, Star Witness and So You Think.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Haunui Farm's Iffraaj (GB) (Zafonic) underpinned his Group One credentials and versatility as a stallion through the dominant performance of Gingernuts (NZ) (Iffraaj) in taking out the Vodafone New Zealand Derby on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Breednet is launching a new innovation this week in Daily Debutants which lists all the first starters for each day's racing in sire order with a couple of very interesting first timers set to step out on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 7 March 2017
With 24 entries for the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale later this month there were a lot of happy people on Tuesday when Golden Archer sired his second winner with an easy victory for short priced favourite Royal Myth.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 7 March 2017
A half-sister to Caulfield Cup queen Southern Speed by Australia’s leading second season sire So You Think has Oaks filly written all over her!.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 7 March 2017
A half-brother to Saturday's Group II ATC Reisling Stakes winner Frolic, three year-old Domesday gelding Trump This posted a stylish victory at Ballarat on Tuesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 7 March 2017
Gai Waterhouse might be without a Golden Slipper runner this year, but she and co-trainer Adrian Bott did produce a speedy daughter of champion sire Fastnet Rock at the Randwick barrier trials on Tuesday morning.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 7 March 2017
A clearance rate of 86% and turnover of just over $100,000 in the most recent gavelhouse New Zealand fortnightly online auction highlights what a valuable addition to the thoroughbred trading landscape the site is.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 7 March 2017
North Eastern Victorian stud Greta West was celebrating a Group I win for the third time in twelve months on Saturday following the victory of Le Romain in the Canterbury Stakes.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 7 March 2017
New Zealand Bloodstock's 2017 South Island Sale will feature the progeny of a wide range of both proven and up-and-coming stallions, with a particular focus on those based in the South Island.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 7 March 2017
The Golden Slipper lead-ups at Randwick last Saturday produced two winners that highlighted a powerful affinity between two champion sires.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 7 March 2017
Highly promising stakes placed two-year-old Eden Roc is the latest addition to The Chairman's Sale with owner Alan Bell to offer the colt for sale in the historic Newmarket ring two days before Day 1 of The Championships.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 6 March 2017
South Australian based Marana Park will offer three well grown youngsters at the 2017 Magic Millions Yearling Sale in Adelaide on March 13, 14 and 15.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 6 March 2017
Ever since he was born on August 15th 2013, there was something special about a So You Think colt out of Pontiana.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 6 March 2017
Here are the facts - The Australian Studbook have released official covering statistics for the 2016 breeding season which is always interesting reading as we see just which stallions were the top choice for our breeders.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 6 March 2017
A strong staying performance at Ellerslie from Comin'through has pressed his claims for a trip to Brisbane later this year but he will need a name change should he come to Australia to avoid a mix up with the Chris Waller trained Comin' Through, a half-brother by champion sire Fastnet Rock to Criterion.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 6 March 2017
Among Joao Moreira's amazing eight winners at Sha Tin on Sunday were a couple of progressive Australian bred sprinters that are on their way up the rankings in Mr Stunning (Exceed and Excel) and Beat the Clock (Hinchinbrook).
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 6 March 2017
Aquis Farm sires Benfica and Domesday both had moments to shine at the big Canberra race meeting on Sunday with the former siring his first stakes-winner in Eusebio, while the latter sired the dam of Group III Black Opal Stakes winner Trapeze Artist.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 6 March 2017
Infantry (NZ) (Tavistock) led home a one-two finish for graduates of the Karaka sale ring when he won Sunday's S$350,000 Sgp-2 Merlion Trophy (1200m) at Kranji.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 6 March 2017
Jindera Park might be no more, but their stallions Duporth and Fast 'n' Famous continue to deliver.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 6 March 2017
Promising New Approach (IRE) filly Gogo Grace resumed from a spell with an easy victory at Morphettville last Saturday and will seek Black Type in coming weeks which could provide a real boost for her yearling half-brother headed to the 2017 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale next month for Mill Park.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 6 March 2017
The cast of plenty enjoying the thrills of owning a Derby winner at Ellerslie yesterday were in clear view, caps proclaiming their association with the victor Gingernuts, however, behind the scenes there was a backstage crew who were also celebrating the trickle-down benefits of being associated with the winner of New Zealand's premier three-year-old race.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 6 March 2017
A horse that cost just $42,500 at the Ready to Run Sale rose to the pinnacle of New Zealand racing when he won the country's most prestigious classic, the $1m Group 1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 5 March 2017
Australian bred Fastnet Rock mare Melagrana  claimed another feature race win in Japan at the weekend taking out the Group III Yukan Fuji Sho Ocean Stakes at Nakayama.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 5 March 2017
Shortly after claiming the $200,000 Listed Canberra Cup (2000m) with Dark Eyes, the unstoppable Snitzel added the $300,000 Group III Mercedes Benz Black Opal Stakes but it was not with the race favourite Chauffeur.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 5 March 2017
Aquis Farm's new recruit Benfica sired his first stakes winner when Godolphin's highly promising three-year-old Eusebio scored a runaway win in Sunday's Listed XXXX Gold Canberra Guineas (1400m).
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 5 March 2017
The powerful Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott stable tasted success in the nation's capital on Sunday when taking out the $200,000 Listed Canberra Cup with Dark Eyes, a $68,000 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale purchase for Darby Racing from the draft of Widden Stud.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 5 March 2017
A perfect ride by Kerrin McEvoy earned the Reward For Effort gelding Gold Symphony a third stakes win Sunday's $130,000 Casino Canberra National Sprint (1400m) at Canberra Racetrack.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 5 March 2017
Quality galloper Turn Me Loose has been retired after suffering an injury during an unplaced performance in the Group I Futurity Stakes at Caulfield last month.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 5 March 2017
The Waratah Thoroughbreds colours were carried to victory in the Group III SAJC Lord Reims Stakes at Morphettville on Saturday by progressive stayer Master of Arts, a $110,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the draft of leading New Zealand nursery Trelawney Stud.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 5 March 2017
Some 874 days and 22 starts after Tommy Berry guided Big Memory (FR) to victory in the Group II Herbert Power at Caulfield in October 2014, the six-year-old son of Duke Of Marmalade (IRE) found his way back to the winners stall in Saturday's $120,000 Listed Roy Higgins Quality (2600m) at Flemington.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 5 March 2017
Two year-old Sebring filly Seannie led home a stakes trifecta for Widden Stud sires in the Listed WATC Supremacy Stakes at Ascot in Perth on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 5 March 2017
Second in the Group III MRC Chairman's Stakes to subsequent Blue Diamond winner Catchy, promising Nicconi filly Time Awaits tasted stakes success of her own at Morphettville on Saturday when taking out the Listed SAJC Cinderella Stakes.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 5 March 2017
Australian bred four year-olds Rafeef and New Predator fought out the finish of the Group II Hawaii Stakes at Turffontein in South Africa on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 5 March 2017
The very familiar racing colours of Peters Investment P/L were carried to victory in another prestigious Perth black-type event when Awaken scored a maiden stakes race success in the Listed WATC 1000 Guineas (1800m) at Ascot.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 5 March 2017
Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Houtzen will head to the world's richest juvenile race with an unblemished record after a fourth stunning win from as many starts at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 5 March 2017
With two new stakes winners and placegetters in the Group I Australian Guineas, Group II Todman Stakes, Group II Challenge Stakes and Listed Cinderella Stakes, Snitzel powers on at the head of affairs for leading sire and leading sire and 2-year-old sire.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 5 March 2017
Inglis graduates fill four of the top five positions in TAB betting for the Group 1 Golden Slipper following the feature 2YO races on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 4 March 2017
Following the euphoric scenes as Luke Currie brought the Tony McEvoy-trained Hey Doc back to scale following his win in Saturday's $750,000 Group I Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington, it must have been a bittersweet moment for the geldings breeder and part-owner Adrian Hall.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 4 March 2017
Talented colt Inference was the first Australian winner for champion racehorse So You Think when he scored at Ballarat in May last year and became his first Australian Group I winner when charging home along the outside fence to win the Group I ATC Randwick Guineas on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 4 March 2017
Group I snob Le Romain has won four stakes races and three of them have come at the highest level, the latest coming in Saturday's $500,000 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) at Randwick, claiming the scalp of champion sprinter Chautauqua in an epic battle.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 4 March 2017
Here's the story for the upcoming Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling sale, the Matthew Dale-trained Rocket Commander, a $3,500 purchase from the 2013 Adelaide Sale, takes her earnings to near $400,000 when earning a second stakes win in Saturday's Group III Wenona Girl Handicap (1200m) at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 4 March 2017
A classic line from commentator George Simon encapsulated the finish to the $1m Group I Vodafone New Zealand Derby at Ellerslie as he exclaimed "Gingernuts dunks them in the Derby".
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 4 March 2017
Newhaven Park celebrated a surprise stakes win early in the day at Randwick when their progressive juvenile Frolic landed the Group II ATC Reisling Stakes and then made it a stakes double when their star mare English captured the Group II ATC Challenge Stakes for the second year running.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 4 March 2017
A half-sister to this season's Group II winning three year-old Russian Revolution, well-bred Sebring mare Turbo Miss boosted her worth immeasurably with a brave win in the Group III VRC Frances Tressady Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 4 March 2017
Odds-on favourite Madeenaty (Exceed And Excel) looked home in Saturday's Listed 3aw Is Football Stakes (1000m) at Flemington before the menacing presence of her stablemate Ploverset loomed large in the closing stages.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 4 March 2017
A very heavy track at Randwick contributed to the defeat of Golden Slipper favourite She Will Reign and Golden Slipper hopeful Menari, who was unplaced as favourite in the Group II ATC Todman Stakes, but at Eagle Farm it was smooth sailing for Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Houtzen.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 4 March 2017
The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman training juggernaut landed the first "black type" feature on the Ellerslie programme today when rugged filly Eleonora emphasised her quality with a fighting performance to take out the McKee Family sponsored Group III Sunline Vase (2100m).
Mark Smith - Saturday, 4 March 2017
The testing conditions at Randwick proved ideal for the Gerald Ryan-trained Samantha who opened her stakes account in Saturday's Listed Fireball Stakes (1100m).
Mark Smith - Saturday, 4 March 2017
The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Gunnison is making an excellent fist of justifying his $850,000 price tag by keeping his record at a perfect two for two in Saturday's $300,000 Group II UNSW Todman Stakes (1200m) on a rain-sodden Randwick track.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 4 March 2017
Entered for the newly created Inglis Chairman's Sale Session II for Elite Breeding Prospects next month at Newmarket, Lonhro mare Heatherly added another win to her resume when taking out the Listed VRC ATA Bob Hoysted Handicap at Flemington on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 4 March 2017
The Kelly family of Newhaven Park have a glorious history of Golden Slipper success and have the opportunity to write a new chapter this year after their rapidly improving filly Frolic stormed home to defeat Golden Slipper favourite She Will Reign in the Group II ATC Reisling Stakes at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 4 March 2017
Fresh from good success at the 2017 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale earlier this week, Epsom Derby winner Camelot (GB) has been installed as favourite to be the leading first season sire by number of individual winners in Britain and Ireland during the 2017 turf season, that stretches from March 26 to November 11.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 4 March 2017
Star Witness posted a feature winner at Cranbourne on Friday when progressive four year-old Stellar Collision took out the $80,000 Apache Cat Handicap.
Racenet - Friday, 3 March 2017
Here are all the past week’s two year-old trial placegetters with breeding and sales results, including wins by two highly touted youngsters coming off last start defeats as short priced favourites in Alizee and Menari.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 3 March 2017
With another record-breaking edition of the Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale behind us, attention now switches to a big fortnight of Inglis sales in Sydney in March and April.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 3 March 2017
The New Zealand-bred Tarzino will be the first and one of the very best sons of the Group One producer Tavistock to retire to stud when he returns to his homeland to begin the second phase of his career.
Mark Smith - Friday, 3 March 2017
Two half-sisters born in England in the 1940’s are still exerting a major influence on the breed in Australasia.
Racenet - Friday, 3 March 2017
Lohnro produced a promising two year-old winner in South Africa on Thursday with Alfolk making an impressive debut.
Racenet - Thursday, 2 March 2017
Golden Slipper winner Pierro posted another winner on Thursday with a debut victory for the Greg Hickman trained filly Pierone.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 2 March 2017
A trip to the US last year by leading Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan and Australian bloodstock identities Damion Flower and Craig Anderson paid handsome dividends at the 2017 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale for two year-olds in Florida earlier today.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 2 March 2017
The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained Bonneval is the horse to beat heading towards the Group I Wellfield New Zealand Oaks (2400m) at Trentham on March 18.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 2 March 2017
The latest gavelhouse New Zealand auction is open for bidding with 37 Lots on offer and a number of these having already met their reserves.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 2 March 2017
The 2017 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale produced strong results for Northern Meteor's dual Group I winning son Zoustar, who splits his time between Widden Stud in the Hunter Valley and Woodside Park in Victoria.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 2 March 2017
A busy sales season for leading South Australian nursery Mill Park continues in Adelaide next week when their draft arrives for the 2017 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale on March 13, 14 and 15.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 2 March 2017
After a summer hiatus, the New Zealand Bloodstock Southern Filly of the Year Series resumes with nine fillies set to do battle in the $50,000 Listed NZB Insurance Stakes (1400m) at Wingatui on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 2 March 2017
A talented field of 11 fillies will clash in the ninth leg of the New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series, the $70,000 Group 3 McKee Family Sunline Vase (2100m) at Ellerslie on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 2 March 2017
The 2017 southern hemisphere breeding season will see the arrival in the Hunter Valley of the most accomplished racehorse ever to set foot in Australia.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 2 March 2017
Making an impressive winning debut at Scottsville in South Africa on Wednesday was two year-old Sepoy filly Touch of Magic.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 1 March 2017
When Tony McEvoy first laid eyes on Lot 624 in Session II of the Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, all he could see was Zabeel.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 1 March 2017
The Redoute's Choice x Zabeel cross produced champion filly Samantha Miss and the filly Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott believe may win them an Oaks.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 1 March 2017
The Coolmore navy blue colours were carried to victory at Sandown on Wednesday by promising three year-old Snitzel colt Bastille, a $775,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Berkeley Park draft for Tom Magnier/John Warren Bloodstock/China Horse Club.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 1 March 2017
In 2014, Taranaki businessman Chris Thompson, decided to invest in a couple of broodmares to boost his thoroughbred interests.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 1 March 2017
The catalogue for New Zealand Bloodstock's South Island Sale will be landing in letterboxes soon.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Under-rated sire Duporth has the favourite in the Group I VRC Australian Guineas this Saturday at Flemington in Hey Doc and also sired a debut winner at Sandown on Wednesday that won in the colours of Gilgai Farm's Rick Jamieson.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Aquis Farm is delighted by the recent announcement by Racing Queensland of the new $250,000 QTIS 2YO Jewel Race and welcomes the investment made into the future of the Queensland racing industry.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Victorian vendors dominated at the 2017 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale with Supreme Thoroughbreds leading vendor by aggregate and Gilgai Farm the leaders by average with the only NSW farm listed in the Top 10 by aggregate being Yarraman Park.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Victorian based buyers dominated at the 2017 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale with leading trainer Ciaron Maher the leading buyer after securing seven yearlings for $2,260,000.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 1 March 2017
I Am Invincible might have stolen the headlines at the 2017 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale with his $1,4 million colt from Soorena but at the end of the day it was Darley stalwart Lonhro that headed the sire averages.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 1 March 2017
JHB Syndications are delighted to announce that they have joined forces with Group I winning trainer James Cummings with four precocious yearling fillies heading to Leilani Lodge at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Australian bred two year-old Choisir colt Sir Frenchie was a debut winner at Kenilworth in South Africa in December and won his second race at the same venue on Tuesday providing a timely update for his half-sister headed to Adelaide Magic Millions.