Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 31 August 2016
It's not unusual for Chris Waller to produce an interstate metro double on a Wednesday, but it is when the two winners in question are full sisters Sezanne and Champagne Ready.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 31 August 2016
A competitive three year-old fillies maiden at Canterbury on Wednesday was won by dashing grey Foxwedge filly A Mist Opportunity, a $440,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Astute Bloodstock from the draft of Three Bridges Thoroughbreds.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Featured as an up and comer in a recent barrier trial story on Breednet, exciting Redoute's Choice colt Glenall made everyone sit up and take notice at Canterbury on Wednesday when he did in a race, what he'd been doing at the trials.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Not returning to Coolmore Australia this spring, Zoffany (IRE) has a very bright prospect in the shape of speedy colt Barthelona, who made it two wins in as many starts when scoring easily at Sandown on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 31 August 2016
The performances at Wanganui of Luna Rossa and Highlad will have a major bearing on the future directions of their three-year-old campaigns.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Early spring racing heralds the emergence of new three year-old stars and in 2013 it was all about this colt.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Group I winning son of Commands, Holler, will join the Darley Victoria roster starting in 2017.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Champion Thoroughbreds runners are usually seen to advantage on a bigger stage than Wagga on a Tuesday, but this debut winner is a grand-son of Golden Slipper winner Merlene so was an easy choice as the One to Watch.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Darley's Golden Slipper winner Sepoy added a new winner to his tally overnight with a debut victory at Goodwood for Desert Water.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Black Caviar's baby brother Moshe had an impressive winner at Geelong on Tuesday with Mr Dashing living up to his name with a scintillating display.
Racenet - Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Matthew Smith pursued his training career in Ballydoyle, Ireland where his mentor, Aidan O'Brien, had only recently been appointed private trainer for the all-powerful Coolmore racing operation.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Champion NRL footballer Johnathan Thurston has been confirmed as a part-owner of the top-priced Bullet Train (GB) colt sold during the course of the 2016 domestic yearling sale series staged in the first half of this year.
Mark Smith - Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Packed the camera for a last minute dash to catch some of the stallion parades in the Hunter Valley.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 30 August 2016
In less than 24 hours of bidding gavelhouse's August online auction has seen plenty of action with 14 lots already reaching their reserves.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Libran, owned by Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, was recently crowned the New South Wales Champion Stayer of the year, after an impressive first season in Australia.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 30 August 2016
The last filly foal from celebrated Coolmore matron Piccadilly Circus was seen in action at the Moonee Valley gallops on Tuesday morning.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Champion racehorse So You Think has sired his first Northern Hemisphere bred winner with a Deauville victory in France for two year-old colt Neguev.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Stakes performed Australian three-year-old High Spirit will be set for the Hong Kong Derby after being sold in a deal brokered by Magic Millions.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 29 August 2016
The stud reputation of Kaphero was further enhanced in Singapore when two talented members of the Riverdene Stud stallion's offspring posted a notable double on the latest Sunday card at Kranji.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 29 August 2016
As we are all well aware, the breeding season launches on September 1st and with it comes high demand for broodmares and stallion nominations.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 29 August 2016
Injury has forced the premature retirement of the leading mare Valley Girl, who will be sent to an Australian-based stallion in the spring.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 29 August 2016
Promising young Coolmore shuttler Excelebration (IRE) produced two new winners in the past two days with the Wesley Ward trained Costa Esmeralda scoring easily in the US, while at Goodwood in the UK Tara Celeb kicked off her career with a tenacious win.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 29 August 2016
Triple Crown Syndications speedster Redzel raised the bar again at Caulfield on Saturday to make it back-to-back stakes wins for the son of Snitzel.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 29 August 2016
Champion sire Fastnet Rock featured overnight in Ireland when his progressive three year-old filly Somehow took out the Group III Snow Fairy Stakes at The Curragh.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 29 August 2016
The winners keep coming in the Northern Hemisphere for Newgate Farm's Foxwedge with Peak Princess earning a lucrative Tattersalls bonus when scoring at Beverley, while King of Spades saluted at Deauville.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 29 August 2016
Newgate Farm's exciting young shuttle sire The Factor added a new winner to his tally on the weekend with an easy victory for the Wesley Ward trained filly Silly Factor.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 28 August 2016
Defcon was not the only winner over the weekend to carry the James Harron Bloodstock colours to victory.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 28 August 2016
Golden Slipper winner and Champion 2YO Sepoy sired his second stakes-winner overnight in the UK with speedy filly Kilmah taking out the Group III Prestige Stakes at Goodwood.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 28 August 2016
Brighthill Farm's promising young sire Dalghar (Fr) added another Australian winner to his tally with an impressive debut victory at Newcastle on Saturday for the James Cummings trained colt Power Law.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 28 August 2016
The equal highest earning BOBS winner for the past season, consistent Sebring four year-old Sir Bacchus returned from his winter spell with a late surging victory at Rosehill on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 28 August 2016
Smart Missile's fast start to the season continued at Newcastle on Saturday where the Star Thoroughbreds runner Revolver broke his maiden with a commanding victory.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 28 August 2016
Western Australian bred and owned star Black Heart Bart added a second win at racing's elite level when he stormed to victory in the Group One Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 28 August 2016
The Shea Eden-trained Ocean Embers credited the sadly missed Beneteau with his seventh stakes-winner and her trainer his first following a fast-finishing victory in Saturday's Group III Cockram Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 27 August 2016
Saluting at Rosehill on Saturday in the Listed ATC Premiers Cup was progressive stayer Sense of Occasion, an $80,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Beamish Bloodstock from the draft of Yarraman Park.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 27 August 2016
A $600,000 son of Redoute's Choice from a pre-eminent European family, Great Esteem sports a first-class commercial pedigree desired by stallion prospects and early on looked like he may live up to his bloodlines.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 27 August 2016
If not for the unstoppable Winx, I'm sure the deeds of the wonderfully consistent Black Heart Bart would be greater appreciated.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 27 August 2016
In his five career starts, Astern has just one black mark, an unplaced effort in the Golden Slipper, on an otherwise perfect record.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 27 August 2016
Powerhouse Choisir colt Defcon had to play second fiddle to his Golden Slipper winning stablemate Capitalist during the autumn, but showed with his barnstorming win in the Group III MRC McNeil Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday that it's now his turn to shine.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 27 August 2016
Saturday's $150,000 Group III The Resimax Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield is a story easy told, Mark Zahra jumped Snitzel gelding Redzel to the front, kept up a relentless gallop to lead at every call, then held the challenge of hard-charging favourite Under The Louvre.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 27 August 2016
Kawi gave another flawless performance on the big stage under the master direction of Allan Sharrock to edge a step closer to a trip to Australia.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 27 August 2016
The breeder of Listed Rosebud winner Thronum, Highgrove Stud's Ron Gilbert, looks to have an able backup in the More Than Ready colt Evacuation.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 27 August 2016
The open three year-old fillies event at Caulfield on Saturday was won in dominant fashion by exciting Darci Brahma filly Leotie, in whom there is much interest from varied parties.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 27 August 2016
Exciting three-year-old Ugo Foscolo didn't get bogged down by the weight of expectation at Hastings where he kicked off his classic campaign in perfect style.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 27 August 2016
Australian bred mare Acrostar scored her second Black Type win on Friday when taking out the Listed Jockey Club Stakes at Fairview in South Africa.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 26 August 2016
The name Phoenix Rising was carried by a very good filly in the eighties that won the Group III QTC Queensland Guineas and it has cropped up again on a promising filly that won at Geelong on Friday.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 26 August 2016
A Group I placed half-brother to champion NZ sire Savabeel, Arlington posted his first winner at Canberra on Friday with a smart victory for Little Arli.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 26 August 2016
Team Hawkes produced an impressive winner for Sepoy on Friday with promising filly Larapineta breaking her maiden in good style at Geelong.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 26 August 2016
Oh Romeo might be headed for foreign shores following an impressive win at Ashburton on Friday.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 26 August 2016
Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia (FBAA) members have supplied a string of winners for their clients in the first weeks of the new season.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 26 August 2016
Should Capella defy her eight to one odds and win Saturday's Group I Makfi Challenge Stakes (1400m) at Hastings, Matamata trainer Danica Guy believes the daughter of rip Van Winkle (IRE) would be a "great chance" of winning the next two legs and becoming Hastings' first Triple Crown winner.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 26 August 2016
Read the latest update from Thoroughbred Breeders Australia on the important issue of breeders and the Rules of Racing - This update includes a suggested protest letter you may choose to send to the Stud Book/Racing Australia.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 26 August 2016
The Group II ATC Run to the Rose (1200m) at Rosehill this weekend features a field of 12 colts, so while a cash prize is on offer in the short term, there is also the potential of shoring up a stud career in the future.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 25 August 2016
The Memsie Stakes starts the new Group 1 season in Australia this Saturday and Inglis graduates will be out to build on last season's haul which made Inglis the market leader of Group 1 wins, Group 1 winners, 3YO Group 1 winners and 2YO Group 1 winners.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 25 August 2016
The first Group 1 race in Australia for the new season has attracted a phenomenal field, with seven Group 1 winners among the 14-horse line-up for the Group 1 A$500,000 New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 25 August 2016
Racing Australia's Chief Executive Officer, Peter McGauran, has today advised the Board that he will not be seeking to renew his contract of employment on its expiration in December 2016.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 25 August 2016
Luxbet have put together a market for first season sire betting based on the leading sire by Australian prizemoney with Golden Slipper winner Pierro installed a $2 favourite.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 25 August 2016
This month's New Zealand-based catalogue from gavelhouse packs plenty of punch with a prime pin-hooking opportunity in the form of a Tavistock yearling colt, a mare in foal to Tavistock and a share in Melbourne Cup winner Shocking among the 61 lots on offer.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 25 August 2016
Racetrack magazine issued a press release on Wednesday heralding the end of a magazine that was once the bible for horse and race obsessed children like I was in the seventies and eighties.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 25 August 2016
A half-brother to Group I ATC Spring Champion Stakes winner Complacent, promising Helmet colt Malaise gave notice of spring potential when scoring an eye-catching win at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
Racenet - Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Former top class mare Hollow Bullet's stud career could best be described as mixed but she produced one to follow on a wet Warwick Farm track on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 24 August 2016
The catalogue for Australia's leading breeze up style auction, the Magic Millions 2YOs in Training Sale, is now available.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Hamilton's Dormello Stud is back in business.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Champion Melbourne jockey Damien Oliver will partner Group I JJ Atkins winner Sacred Elixir in an 800m jumpout at Flemington on Thursday as the Pour Moi gelding continues his buildup to the Group I  Caulfield Guineas.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Group One contender Rosa Carolina has made an immediate impact from her new Australian quarters.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 24 August 2016
The best racehorses in the country during the past season were those with diverse pedigrees such as Winx, Capitalist (Champion 2YO), Chautauqua (Champion Sprinter) and star 3YO's Press Statement, Tarzino.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Puissance De Lune (Ire) will parade for broodmare owners at Swettenham Stud this Sunday on the back of another Group 1 victory for his sire Shamardal.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 23 August 2016
For all breeders who could not make our recent stallion parade, we'll be opening our gates again this Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am- 5pm for you to come and see SPILL THE BEANS and his barn mates; Benfica, Domesday and Holy Roman Emperor (book full).
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Spendthrift Farm have bought some lovely Australian yearlings in recent years including this Northern Meteor colt who opened his account with an explosive debut win at Pakenham on Tuesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Dual Group I winner and valuable broodmare The Jewel has died in a freak accident at the age of 17 after striking her head while undergoing a dental procedure.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 23 August 2016
It's that time of year when studs open their doors and welcome broodmare owners and racing fans to inspect their champion sires and star stallions of the future, so Breednet has been on tour once again escaping the shackles of motherhood to go looking at horses, rather than feeding and working them!.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 23 August 2016
The Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders Association annually sponsors a young up and coming stud worker to become a student at the prestigious Irish National Stud (INS) breeding course.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Champion jockeys Hugh Bowman and Tommy Berry were among the guests at the Coolmore stallion parades on Sunday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Another year of racing has passed by and it has been a lucrative one for Victorian breeders and their horses signed up to VOBIS.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 23 August 2016
With new winners in both hemispheres in the past 24 hours, Newgate Farm's Foxwedge has brought his overall tally of first crop winners to 20.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 22 August 2016
Australia's best racehorse Winx has a baby sister with news that her dam Vegas Showgirl delivered a filly foal by Snitzel at Segenhoe Stud late on Saturday night.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 22 August 2016
Hawke's Bay Racing have an amazing opportunity for you to experience the thrill of owning a potential Group One winner for a day.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 22 August 2016
Those in attendance at the Coolmore stallion parade on Sunday will not be at all surprised that the Group I Prix Morny at Deauville in France was won overnight by brilliant filly Lady Aurelia, whose sire Scat Daddy has his first sire son in Australia this spring in No Nay Never (USA).
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 22 August 2016
It's the foaling season and beautiful babes are being born every day, so we thought for some positive inspiration we'd show you four of last Saturday's key stakes-winners when they were still in fluffy whiskers!.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 22 August 2016
The star of the show at the Widden Stud stallion parades, Sebring featured at the weekend when his classy mare Catch a Fire returned from a spell to win in good style at Moonee Valley and has further stakes goals in her sights.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 22 August 2016
Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association is proud to announce the 2016 Queensland Breeding Champions.
Racenet - Sunday, 21 August 2016
If you were one of those who couldn't make it to the Hunter Valley for the annual stallion parades there's a couple of action replays available online courtesy of Vinery and Darley stud.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 21 August 2016
A comfortable first-up effort at the Foxton trials last week has trainer Roydon Bergerson pleased with the progress of class mare Savaria as he prepares her for a tilt at the Group I Livamol Classic in October.
Racenet - Sunday, 21 August 2016
Seasoned racegoers were left speechless as Australia's undisputed galloping superstar Winx scored a stunning win in today's Group Two Warwick Stakes (1400m) at Randwick.
Racenet - Sunday, 21 August 2016
Omei Sword and Heatherly continued the great start to the new racing season of Inglis graduates winning the Group 2 ATC Silver Shadow Stakes and Listed MVRC Carlyon Stakes respectively in impressive fashion on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 21 August 2016
Written Tycoon's six-year-old daughter Tycoon Tara broke a run of outs when successful for new trainers Peter and Paul Snowden in the Group II Missile Stakes on a bottomless Randwick track at her most recent start but a return to a good track proved no obstacle in Saturday's Group III Show County Quality (1200m) at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 21 August 2016
Five prestigious awards were handed out at the National Breeding Awards Presentation held in conjunction with Darley's annual stallion parade on Saturday, August 20.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 21 August 2016
After winning the Group II Tea Rose Stakes last season Godolphin's royally-bred filly Pearls went winless in her next six starts before opening the new season in style in Saturday's Group III Toy Show Quality (1300m) at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 20 August 2016
A full brother to former classy three year-old Proisir, whose first foals are being born this spring, promising colt Divine Prophet showed he will be a force this spring when scoring a blistering last to first win in the Group III ATC Up and Coming Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 20 August 2016
Beginning the new season where she left off the last, the indomitable Winx extended her winning streak to ten with a walk in the park in Saturday's $250,000 Group II Warwick Stakes (1400m) at Randwick.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 20 August 2016
Sent off a short-priced favourite on the strength of a runaway win at Echuca at his career debut, the Darren Weir-trained Ken's Dream credited Emirates Park Stud's young stallion Dream Ahead (USA) with his first stakes-winner in Australia following a dominant performance in Saturday's Listed Mitchell McKenzie Stakes at Moonee Valley.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 20 August 2016
Bred to win an Oaks, High Chaparral (IRE) filly Omei Sword showed she had few peers among her age group at 1200 metes when careering away with Saturday's $175,000 Group II Silver Shadow Stakes at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 20 August 2016
The Randwick trials on Friday morning produced plenty of good performances from established stakes horses such as English, Japonisme, Astern, Furnaces and company, but there were also some new names that impressed including a Redoute's Choice colt retained to race by Turangga Farm.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 19 August 2016
A homebred for Larneuk Stud, who stand his sire O'Lonhro, lightly raced four year-old The Big Oh opened his account at Corowa on Friday.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 19 August 2016
Last start Caulfield placegetter Palace Tycoon has topped the 2016 Inglis August Thoroughbred Sale in Melbourne today selling for $90,000 from the draft of David Moodie's Contract Racing.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 19 August 2016
Cambridge trainers Tony Pike and Stephen Marsh were thrilled with the efforts of their Group One Oaks winners Provocative and Sofia Rosa at Friday's Flemington jumpouts.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 19 August 2016
Cornerstone Stud's exciting young shuttler Zebedee (by Invincible Spirit), the Champion European First and Second Season Sire by winners in 2014 & 2015 has had his first Australian foals on the ground.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 19 August 2016
The Group II Lowther Stakes at York overnight was won in good style by progressive filly Queen Kindly, who became the second stakes-winner for champion racehorse and now red hot young sire Frankel.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 18 August 2016
Promising Victorian sire O'Lonro has a rising staying star in the shape of O'Lonera and also featured at Sale on Thursday with a smart winner in Big Phil.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 18 August 2016
Generalissimo joined the growing number of first-crop progeny by Dream Ahead (USA) hitting their straps as early 3-year-olds with an impressive maiden victory on his home track of Hawkesbury.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 18 August 2016
Newgate Farm's Australian Horse of the Year Dissident is the first son of leading sire Sebring to go to stud and his first foals are finding favour at every turn, so let's check out the latest.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 18 August 2016
Australian broodmare Hveger has been basking in the glory of her Group I winning son Highland Reel this year, but it was another of her offspring in Idaho that was writing the latest chapter of her success with a win overnight in the Group II Great Voltigeur Stakes at York.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 18 August 2016
Sun Stud Queensland stallion, Love Conquers All, is franking the form that took him to the brink of a national premiership with outstanding winners on successive days.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 17 August 2016
After launching his stud career in New Zealand with a bang last season, Inglewood Stud's young sire Zacinto (Dansili) is continuing to make waves across the ditch, leaving his first Australian winner on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Spendthrift Australia enjoyed a debut victory at Canterbury on Wednesday with their royally bred colt Spirit and Fire, a $700,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the draft of Edinglassie Stud.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 17 August 2016
The last crop of foals by ill-fated Northern Meteor have just turned three and there are bound to be some stars amongst them with this Sun Stud owned colt casting off maiden status at Geelong on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 17 August 2016
The winning run of Star Thoroughbreds continued at Canterbury on Wednesday with a stylish first up victory for the Chris Waller trained filly Gretna, a $150,000 Inglis Premier purchase from the draft of Mill Park Thoroughbreds.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Exciting prospect Highlad took a winning step toward a possible Melbourne spring campaign with a successful debut over 1200 metres at Avondale on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 17 August 2016
The progeny of High Point Lodge's Globetrotter (USA) have been faring well on the competitive Asian circuit in recent months, the son of Street Cry represented by winners in Hong Kong and Macau.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 16 August 2016
Larneuk Stud in Victoria are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the first foals by their exciting new sire Cluster, but for his barn mate O'Lonhro the proof is in the pudding with a growing list of winners headed by exciting young stayer O'Lonera putting this young sire on the map.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 16 August 2016
As the winner of over $3million in prizemoney with highlight victories in three of the hardest sprint mile Group I events – Doncaster, All Aged and Stradbroke – Private Steer was the star mare of her time, but is sadly no longer with us.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 16 August 2016
DUAL Group 1 winner Srikandi, who is the highest earning female by Darley flagbearer Dubawi (IRE) in the world, has been retired from racing and will visit Snitzel this season.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 16 August 2016
The 2016 Inglis August Thoroughbred Sale will begin at 10:00am this Friday, with supplementary entries taking the total number of lots to be offered to 258.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 16 August 2016
Smart Missile has reeled off four quick winners since the start of the season with the latest to salute coming at Pakenham on Tuesday with a debut victory for Flash Missile, an $80,000 Inglis Weanling Sale purchase for Rich River Thoroughbreds from the Three Bridges Thoroughbreds draft.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 16 August 2016
More than 1,000 guests attended the inaugural Aquis Farm Stallion Parade and Open Day at Canungra on Sunday as the operation unveiled its full roster of stallions and a stunning incentive scheme for breeders.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 16 August 2016
Leading thoroughbred sales company Magic Millions has rounded out another racing season as the number one source for Australian racetrack stars.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 16 August 2016
GOFFS UK have appointed popular and respected Australian bloodstock identity Tony Williams as their new managing director.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 16 August 2016
At the start of the month Coolmore launched a competition for people to nominate Pierro youngsters they believe will be his best performing offspring this season and while Breednet will not be entering, we did decide to have a closer look and produce a short list of candidates for our own interest.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 16 August 2016
The wait is over, Mapperley Stud are thrilled to welcome the very first foal by Two Thousand Guineas winning resident stallion Atlante (Fastnet Rock).
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 16 August 2016
After the hammer came down on the second day of the August Yearling Sale, the aggregate for Part I of the catalogue stood as the second best ever.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 15 August 2016
Newgate Farm have a power packed roster of young sires including Group I VRC Australian Guineas winner Wandjina, whose first foals are arriving this spring.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 15 August 2016
By champion sire Redoute's choice from the family of champion sprinter and promising sire Dream Ahead (USA), this colt was an easy choice as a 'One to Watch' on Monday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 15 August 2016
The first two foals sired by the brilliant Australian Group One performer Proisir have been born at Rich Hill Stud.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 15 August 2016
Haunui Farm shuttle stallion Iffraaj (GB) has been represented by his sixth individual Group One winner when his northern hemisphere-bred son Ribchester turned in a commanding performance to land the Gr.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 15 August 2016
Manhattan Street is in line for a trip to Australia, but all will be revealed after the unbeaten youngster's next appearance.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 15 August 2016
Every so often a new tax rule, with quite significant implications and obligations, especially to the racing and breeding industry, comes on the scene with surprisingly little media attention or fanfare.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 15 August 2016
A smart fresh-up win by Miss Rose de Lago (Encosta De Lago) in Saturday's Group 2 A$200,000 Back To Caulfield PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) earned her an early lead in the New Zealand Bloodstock Spring WFA Championship.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 15 August 2016
The opening night of the 2016 August Yearling Sale saw some solid trade from a broad variety of international buyers, with several newcomers making their presence felt on the Deauville market.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 15 August 2016
On 6th August 2016 Victoria's North East Breeders hosted their Annual Awards Night at Tabilk Winery in Nagambie.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 15 August 2016
Coolmore's history making Cox Plate winner Adelaide (IRE) has his first foals arriving this spring including this stunning colt from a full sister to a Group I winner.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 15 August 2016
Spendthrift Australia will host their stallion parade on Saturday, August 27th.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 15 August 2016
Already a stakes-winner for Snitzel, high class Japanese bred four year-old Young Man Power landed a second Black Type win on the weekend when taking out the Group III Sekiya Kinen at Niigata in Japan.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 15 August 2016
Powerhouse breeding operation Waikato Stud has every reason to adhere to the age-old adage of "never looking a gift horse in the mouth" after just such a filly made an impressive winning debut for them at Te Rapa on the weekend.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 15 August 2016
Magic Millions graduates have made a bright start to the new racing season with stakes wins in three states on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 15 August 2016
A yearling sibling to the history-making three-year-old Saracino (NZ) (Per Incanto) will go under the hammer at Karaka 2017.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 15 August 2016
A filly purchased as a weanling at Karaka for just $12,000 scored an outstanding win in the Group 3 A$150,000 Winslow Group Quezette Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday and is now a leading classic contender.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 14 August 2016
After hitting the board in four of her five starts last season without getting her nose in front, Spendthrift Farm's Fastnet Rock mare Ameristralia made a winning seasonal debut over 1100 metres at Bendigo on Sunday.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 14 August 2016
After showing promise when second on the Geelong Synthetic track on July 22, So You Think colt Kaching broke his maiden in style over 1400 metres at Bendigo on Sunday.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 14 August 2016
After rounding out last season with a Listed stakes win, First Among Equals started the new one in a similar vein, coming from midfield to take Saturday's Listed Belmont Newmarket (1200m) at Belmont.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 13 August 2016
Yarraman Park's star sire I Am Invincible kick started the new season with a stakes double at Caulfield as I Am a Star returned from a break to take the Group III MRC Quezette Stakes and Voodoo Lad scored a career best win in the Listed MRC Regal Roller Stakes.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 13 August 2016
The most expensive yearling by Star Witness in 2015, Star Turn had his turn to shine at Rosehill on Saturday when derailing the return of Golden Slipper winner Capitalist to score a stylish victory in the Group III ATC San Domenico Stakes.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 13 August 2016
As a daughter of Encosta de Lago, who last season ended Zabeel's reign as champion broodmare sire, the temptation must have been to send the flashy Miss Rose de Lago to stud this spring, but the spectacularly marked 6yo mare showed she had plenty of racing left in her following a dominant performance in Saturday's $200,000 Group II P.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 13 August 2016
The connections of Saracino asked a serious question of the three-year-old at Te Rapa and the colt's answer has booked his trip to the Melbourne spring carnival.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 13 August 2016
After the disappointment of Golden Slipper winner Capitalist missing a place in the Group III San Domenico Stakes at Rosehill, trainers Peter and Paul Snowden did not have to wait long for some much better news, which came courtesy of the Snitzel colt Russian Revolution, who kept his record at a perfect three for three in Saturday's $150,000 Group III KS Environmental Vain Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 13 August 2016
Talented colt Ultimate Avenue made light work of a high-class Newbury maiden on Friday to provide more first-crop success for Coolmore young gun Excelebration (IRE), who is back in Australia this spring.
Mark Smith - Friday, 12 August 2016
The action hots up for the new season three-year-olds on Saturday, with the Vain Stakes and Winslow Group Stakes at Caulfield and the San Domenico Stakes at Rosehill.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 12 August 2016
A bay colt by triple Group I winning miler Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) is the first foal from the first crop of his sire to be born at Windsor Park Stud this spring.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 12 August 2016
The strongest catalogue of two-year-olds ever assembled in Australia is now online with 255 select juveniles to be showcased at the Inglis Ready2Race Sale in Sydney on Tuesday 4 October 2016.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 12 August 2016
Little Avondale stallion Per Incanto (USA) sired a treble of winners at Woodville on Thursday including Enchanting Secret and Dolcetto who both broke maiden ranks in emphatic fashion, while Malacanto was also successful in Rating 65 grade.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 12 August 2016
Brighthill Farm's promising young sire Dalghar (Fr) added a new Australian winner to his tally at Northam on Thursday with a determined win for short priced favourite Queen's Parade.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 11 August 2016
Vinery Stud have grabbed the bit with a new initiative to livestream their annual stallion parade on Saturday morning (August 20) through their Facebook page.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 11 August 2016
Before Black Caviar and before Miss Andretti, there was another 'Queen of Speed' and her name was Special and it was her grand-son that provided the latest winner for reigning Champion First Season Sire Smart Missile at Gosford on Thursday.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 11 August 2016
High-profile New Zealand breeder-owner Kevin Hickman has welcomed valuable additions to his bloodstock portfolio on both sides of the world.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 11 August 2016
Shuttling to Aquis Farm this spring, Danehill's Group I winning son Holy Roman Emperor has sired Group I winners in any number of countries and has a star performer in Brazil at present with exciting colt Maraton claiming his second win at the highest level in the Grade I Grande Premio Adhemar de Almeida Prado last weekend at Cidade Jardim.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 11 August 2016
An exciting and honourable element has been added to the gavelhouse  August catalogue with a service to Westbury Stud's  El Roca to be auctioned and all proceeds being donated to the Cancer Society of New Zealand.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 11 August 2016
Kitchwin Hills resident Time For War, whose first foal is set to arrive any day, will be on display at the farm's annual stallion parade on Saturday 20thAugust, but one of those who will not be making the trip is Sheamus Mills.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 11 August 2016
Newgate Farm's Australian Horse of the Year Dissident is the first son of leading sire Sebring to go to stud and his first foals are finding favour at every turn.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 11 August 2016
Wednesday in Australia produced a smart win at Sandown for Sepoy colt Havildar, while in the UK at Kempton it was the turn of Sepoy filly Soldiers Girl to score a stylish victory.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 10 August 2016
The first Northern Hemisphere foals by High Chaparral's high class Group I winning son Toronado (IRE) won high praise earlier this year and his first Australian born foal is every bit as impressive.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Now in the care of champion Victorian trainer Darren Weir, exciting I Am Invincible sprinter Hellbent made a successful return to racing at Sandown on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 10 August 2016
When you're by Melbourne Cup winner Shocking from a daughter of High Chaparral (IRE) it's hard not to be dreaming of Cups.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Regally bred Lonhro filly Precautions was a Breednet 'One to Watch' when scoring on debut at Wyong last month and scored a tenacious victory at Canterbury on Wednesday in tougher grade to keep her unbeaten record intact.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Progressive Sebring gelding Wu Gok appreciated a step up in distance to score a dominant win at Canterbury on Wednesday for the powerful Chris Waller stable.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Boomer Bloodstock (FBAA) agent Craig Rounsefell parted with $150,000 for a first-crop colt by Flat Out (USA) at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale on Monday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 10 August 2016
The short answer is: plenty!.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Opening his account with a dominant win at Sandown on Wednesday beating older rivals was progressive Sepoy colt Havildar, a $250,000 Magic Millions purchase for Ciaron Maher Racing from the Newhaven Park draft.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 10 August 2016
The continuing popularity of Melbourne Cup winners Americain (USA) and Fiorente (IRE) with local breeders has been a pleasant surprise and if fate had unfolded a little differently in 2011, the Victorian stallion ranks would feature three Melbourne Cup winners instead of two.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Coolmore's brilliantly fast, blue-blooded sprinter Rubick was a popular pick with broodmare owners last spring covering 217 mares and his stunning first foals are delighting their owners.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) has called on all breeders to sign a protest when lodging their mare returns this year.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Scoring an impressive debut win at Turffontein in South Africa on Tuesday was Stratum gelding Super Stratum.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 9 August 2016
With four previous runs all in stakes races, this blue-blooded daughter of champion sire Exceed and Excel was always going to find a Geelong maiden on a Tuesday an easy assignment.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 9 August 2016
The first session of the 2016 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga August Yearling Sale has concluded with the top price of $950,000 paid for a colt by American Pharoah's sire Pioneerof the Nile from Ocean Goddess.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 9 August 2016
Sacred Elixir's commanding success in Australia's final Group One two-year-old race of the season, the J J Atkins Stakes in Brisbane, saw him crowned New Zealand's Champion 2YO for 2015/16 at the Horse Of The year Awards dinner in Auckland on Sunday night.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 8 August 2016
After a hotly contested twelve months, the final five weeks determined the QTIS Premiers for the 2015/16 racing season.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 8 August 2016
Queensland based sire Red Element has generally been regarded as a stallion that would really come into his own once his progeny passed their three-year-old season.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 8 August 2016
A brace of Dream Ahead (USA) 3-year-olds delivered in a big way on some early promise when Ken's Dream routed a maiden field on debut in Australia and Donjuan Triumphant finished a highly creditable runner-up in a prestigious French Group 1 contest.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 8 August 2016
Emirates Park have Tweeted a photo of their Golden Slipper winner Mossfun, who has safely delivered her first foal.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 8 August 2016
One of the country's leading stables is aiming for multiple representation in all three legs of the Triple Crown series at Hastings.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 8 August 2016
With two impressive winners in two days at the major summer meetings in the US, Newgate Farm's young shuttle sire The Factor (USA) has some of the best judges in the world singing his praises.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 8 August 2016
Written Tycoon's white hot form of last season has continued into the new racing year with Tycoon Tara winning the Group II (1200m) Missile Stakes at Randwick at the weekend.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 8 August 2016
A further accolade has been bestowed on Mongolian Khan (Holy Roman Emperor) as the multiple Group One winner prepares for the second stage of his career.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 8 August 2016
After what can only be described as a stellar year for Cambridge Stud, Sir Patrick and Justine, Lady Hogan were last night named the 2015/16 New Zealand Breeders of the Year at the annual New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Awards in Auckland.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 8 August 2016
A group of mates who got together to race a few horses around ten years ago are now the proud owners of the 2015/16 New Zealand Broodmare of the Year Bagalollies (Zabeel-Lady's Knight).
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 8 August 2016
A season of extraordinary racetrack success for Karaka graduates was recognised with a flurry of trophies at the New Zealand Thoroughbred Horse of the Year Awards at Auckland's Langham Hotel on Sunday night.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 8 August 2016
Darley's triple Group I winner Helmet has been churning out the winners in Europe this year adding a twelfth to the tally overnight in Ireland where Mur Hiba scored at the Curragh.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 7 August 2016
You have to start somewhere - two blue-blooded Fastnet Rock three year-olds kicked off their careers with debut victories on Sunday at Echuca and Muswellbrook.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 7 August 2016
Bowness Stud shuttle stallion Bullet Train (GB) is off the mark as a sire of winners following an outstanding last-to-first performance by Difamante at Gulfstream Park in Florida, USA.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 7 August 2016
Newgate Farm's exciting young shuttle sire The Factor (USA) added a fourth winner to his tally when promising colt Fact Finding produced a winning debut at Saratoga on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 7 August 2016
GLENLOGAN PARK sires have led the way in Qld for well over a decade now and the state's strongest stallion roster continues to go from strength to strength as the seasons turn over year after year.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 7 August 2016
A spur of the moment decision when collecting a horse bought at auction paid dividends for trainer Karen Parsons when flying filly Starvoia started her career in the best possible fashion at Riccarton on the weekend.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 7 August 2016
There's been some changes to the TBQA committee, as part of our annual election commitments.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 7 August 2016
The McAlpine family would like to advise that the funeral for Colin McAlpine will be held on Tuesday August 9.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 7 August 2016
Stakes-placed Danehill (USA) mare Spire has been an outstanding producer for Torryburn Stud leaving Group III winner Under the Eiffel and stakes-winner Tower of Lonhro, who between them have won over $1million in prizemoney.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 6 August 2016
Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Australia enjoyed a winning double at Flemington on Saturday with an early victory for Zunbaqa followed later in the day by a dominant victory for promising sprinter Shaf, a $420,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the draft of Yarraman Park.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 6 August 2016
As a brother to Group 1 Lightning Stakes heroine Snitzerland, much was expected of Sooboog, but the son of Snitzel has often been the bane of punters as well as owner Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum who shelled out $1.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 6 August 2016
Just five starters went to the post for Saturday's $175,000 Group II Mark Moran Missile Stakes (1200m) run on a bottomless track at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 6 August 2016
History was made at Randwick on Saturday when the new training partnership between Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott tasted their first success with exciting Snitzel colt Thronum carrying the Sun Stud colours to victory in the Listed ATC Rosebud.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 6 August 2016
Shadwell Stud's More Than Ready (USA) filly Zunbaqa has kicked off the new season where she finished the last, in the winner's stall.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 6 August 2016
Expectations around Mongolian Falcon were sky high at Ruakaka and the classy colt didn't let anybody down.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 6 August 2016
A homebred for Cheveley Park Stud, two year-old Foxwedge filly Elliptical made a winning debut at Newmarket in the UK on Friday.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 5 August 2016
This lightly raced Vinery Stud owned mare was an obvious standout as the 'One to Watch' from Wyong on Friday.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 5 August 2016
The famed Eales racing colours carried by Group I stars Shocking and Whobegotyou featured at Pakenham on Friday aboard an impressive debut winner by Stratum that has been entered for the Group I MRC Caulfield Guineas.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 5 August 2016
From super racehorse to super sire, it's shaping as a smooth transition for Newgate Farm's Australian Horse of the Year Dissident, whose gorgeous first foals are being born this spring including these two cracking colts at Torryburn and Segenhoe Studs.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 5 August 2016
Three-year-old Fastnet Rock colt South Africa topped today's Inglis Winter Thoroughbred Sale in Sydney selling for $100,000 to John Thompson.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 5 August 2016
Swettenham Stud's young Group I winning Redoute's Choice stallion Master of Design posted his first winner at Pakenham on Friday with a debut victory for three year-old colt Deal Master.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 5 August 2016
The Champion Australian Second and Third Season Sires for 2015/2016 are Hinchinbrook and I Am Invincible, who will both be on show at the Yarraman Park stallion parade on Friday August 19.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 5 August 2016
Champion Australian racehorse and sire Lonhro shuttled to Kentucky for three seasons for Darley and has posted a number of smart Northern Hemisphere bred performers from this exercise including speedy colt Holding Gold, who posted his first Black Type win at Saratoga on Thursday in the $100,000 Quick Call Stakes.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 5 August 2016
Any stories highlighting breeding nicks that have produced notable success are invariably well read, so we decided to produce a list of the most successful nicks for the past Australian racing season.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 5 August 2016
The Australian racing and breeding industry is in mourning, with the passing of legendary breeder Colin McAlpine AM.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 5 August 2016
The 2016/17 racing season will see the eagerly awaited racecourse debut of the progeny of Triple Crown winning champion two year-old Pierro.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 5 August 2016
Incoming sires Press Statement and Headwater will launch a new-look roster at Vinery Stud's annual Stallion Parades on August 20th and 21st.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 4 August 2016
A change of scene seems to have worked wonders for this well-bred Emirates Park owned mare, who bolted in at Warrnambool at her first run for new trainer Darren Weir.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 4 August 2016
Keeneland have announced that 4,479 yearlings have been cataloged for the 73rd annual Keeneland September Yearling Sale, the world's largest Thoroughbred auction, to be held Sept.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 4 August 2016
Being crowned the Fasttrack Insurance Owner of the Year at the New Zealand Thoroughbred Awards ceremony in Auckland this weekend would cap a spectacular 12 months for Wellington-based businessman Lib Petagna.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 4 August 2016
Small breeders are not at all happy with changes made to bring them under the Rules of Racing with this breeder offering her comprehensive take on why she is not the least bit grateful.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 3 August 2016
Astute Brisbane trainer Robert Heathcote is no stranger to success with a good Mossman and produced a promising maiden winner at Doomben on Wednesday by the sire in Cushion Pink, a $24,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Newhaven Park draft.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 3 August 2016
Written Tycoon looks set for a big week with the return of his Golden Slipper winning son Capitalist this Saturday in the Group II ATC Missile Stakes and the reigning Champion 2YO Sire featured at Warwick Farm on Wednesday with a promising winner for Star Thoroughbreds.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 3 August 2016
A $600,000 Inglis Australian Easter purchase for Vinery Stud from the Broadwater Thoroughbreds draft, Exceed and Excel filly Cocoexcel has always had stunning good looks and with a debut win at Warwick Farm on Wednesday, obviously has ability too.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 3 August 2016
GLENLOGAN PARK stallions have once again taken out the top honours in Queensland for the past season on the all-important 2YO and 3YO sires tables.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 3 August 2016
The rise of champion sire Fastnet Rock as a sire of sires was clearly illustrated by the end of season sire tables with the title of Champion First and Second Season Sires both won by his brilliant sons Smart Missile and Hinchinbrook.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 3 August 2016
"The three-year-old is a mile too good for them," declared race caller Terry Bailey as the exciting O'Lonera raced away to a stunning 3 1/2 length victory in the $150,000 VOBIS Gold Stayers at Caulfield last Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 3 August 2016
Emirates Park will open its gates to all thoroughbred breeders on August 19, 20 and 21 for the stud's official Stallion Parades of 2016.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 3 August 2016
The 2016 Cornerstone Stud Stallion Parade will be on held on Sunday, August 28th.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 3 August 2016
The completion of the 2015/2016 racing season has seen Haunui Farm's Iffraaj (GB) (Zafonic) crowned New Zealand's Champion 2YO Sire and Showcasing (GB) (Oasis Dream) crowned New Zealand's Champion Second Season Sire.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 3 August 2016
A chance sighting of a for sale advertisement on an auction web site convinced New Plymouth horseman Jeff Bliss to go back into the stallion business.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 3 August 2016
Cambridge Stud shuttle stallion Power (IRE)  has made his presence felt in Europe and he's made a bright start in New Zealand with a trial winner at Te Teko.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 3 August 2016
A filly with strong New Zealand ties has opened her account in Ireland.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 3 August 2016
Kitchwin Hills Stud will hold its annual stallion parade on Saturday, August 20, with all visitors welcome from 5pm.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 3 August 2016
A homebred for the Niarchos family, two year-old Foxwedge colt Gilgamesh opened his account with a stylish victory at Nottingham in the UK overnight.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 3 August 2016
He's yet to cover a mare, but in the Northern Hemisphere it has already been announced that Australian bred dual Group I winner Pride of Dubai will be travelling to Ireland next year for Coolmore.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 2 August 2016
Blackfriars has continued the Scenic Lodge domination of West Australian sire ranks with a 6th successive premiership in 2015-16.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 2 August 2016
Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman's spring hopes gained momentum at the Te Teko trials on Tuesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 2 August 2016
40 lots have been catalogued for the 2016 Inglis Winter Thoroughbred Sale that will be held in Sydney on Friday 5 August.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 2 August 2016
Queensland's fastest growing bloodstock enterprise Aquis Farm will welcome visitors to its picturesque headquarters at Canungra in the Gold Coast hinterland on Sunday, 14 August for its inaugural Stallion Parade with special guest speaker– Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 2 August 2016
A blanket finish to the Australian First Season Sires list for 2015/ 2016 saw seven stallions finish within $100,000 of each other, a phenomenon which is unusual to say the least.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 2 August 2016
End of season sires lists have been well covered in recent days with Street Cry (IRE) (overall), Smart Missile (first season) and Hinchinbrook (second season) the division leaders by earnings, but third season sires are sometimes overlooked and for those interested in the ongoing stoush between I Am Invincible and Medaglia D'Oro (USA) we thought we should take a look.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 2 August 2016
The annual Newgate Farm Stallion Parade will be held on Saturday morning August 20 with all visitors welcome to view our burgeoning roster of nine outstanding young stallions.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 1 August 2016
Announced last week as a new addition to stand at Murrulla Stud, stakes-winning sprinter Office Bearer has been given a good opportunity in his new stud career with the Esplin family committing the dam of Sunday's Australian bred South African stakes-winner Macduff to visit the young sire this spring.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 1 August 2016
The busiest stallion anywhere in Australia in 2015 was Newgate Farm's explosive sprinter Deep Field, who covered 257 mares, so expect to see many of his stunning first foals this spring, but this one is the first!.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 1 August 2016
Waikato Stud have made another clean sweep of the stallion titles.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 1 August 2016
The Australian First Season Sires premiership ended with a whimper rather than a bang with a blanket finish and a raft of underachievers leaving many breeders scratching their heads, but in South Africa the First Season Sire division has been dominated in spectacular fashion by an Aussie bred Group I winner in Gimmethegreenlight.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 1 August 2016
The current Australian auction running online for Bloodstockauction  has some nice stock which is of interest to commercial breeders and pinhookers.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 1 August 2016
The Breednet Foal Gallery is not just about showcasing foals from the big farms, it's about enthusiastic owner breeders achieving their dreams and one of those breeders is Mark Minuzzo, whose foal he sent to us in 2013 won his first race at Gawler on Sunday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 1 August 2016
On the last day of the Australian racing season, Group I MRC Caulfield Guineas winner Anacheeva produced his first winner with The Housemaid scoring at Pakenham on Sunday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 1 August 2016
Aussie breds tasted success at Greville in South Africa on Sunday with blue-blooded High Chaparral (IRE) stayer Enaad capturing the Group II Elan Gold Cup over the Melbourne Cup trip of 3200m, while Street Cry (IRE) three year-old Macduff won the Listed Darley Arabian.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 1 August 2016
The $200,000 Juvenile Championship (1200m) Sng Gr 3 at Kranji in Singapore on Sunday was won by Snippetson two year-old Mystic Master, bred and sold by leading Queensland nursery Raheen Stud.