The sale-topper at the 2019 Karaka Ready to Run Sale was also the best pinhook result! Click here to find out more.
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The committee of Thoroughbred Breeders NSW along with the breeding and racing industry together mourn the passing of legendary bloodstock agent and fellow committeeman Les Young, found deceased at his home.
The 2019 Karaka Ready to Run Sale achieved strong results and while the average was down slightly on last year, the median remained on a par at $60,000 and the clearance rate of 74% was up, creating opportunity enough to deliver pinhooking success, so let’s take a look at the big winners headed by the sale-topping son of Shamus Award.
Ocean Park may be something of a slow burner, but the Waikato Stud stallion is enjoying a breakout season in Australia.
As the dust settles on this week’s Ready to Run Sale, attention quickly shifts to New Zealand Bloodstock’s eagerly-anticipated showpiece – the National Yearling Sales Series.
The lure of a one million purse has been too attractive for leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller.
With his days as a barrier rogue seemingly behind him and a maiden victory under the belt, the Spreyton-trained Mywordis looks set to deliver on his early promise. 
Day 2 of selling at New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2019 Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds saw 257 lots go under the hammer and NZB’s Managing Director Andrew Seabrook was pleased with the final outcome of the Sale.
There was plenty of interest in lot 375, the Shamus Award colt out of stakes-placed mare Exchanges, on the second day of New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs, but when the dust settled it was Andrew Williams who came out on top.
The barrier trials at Warwick Farm this morning were abandoned after six heats due to smoke haze, but there were two heats run for the juveniles and both were won by the progeny of Darley’s champion sire Exceed and Excel.
Cambridge Bloodstock agent Garry Carvell has had plenty of success with progeny of Per Incanto he has acquired from Karaka, and he went back to the same well on Thursday.
Shaune Ritchie has backed his judgment once again at Karaka.
A new record for a colt foal capped a remarkable third day at the Goffs November Foal Sale as the Dubawi own brother to 2019 Group 1 winner Ghaiyyath out of the Classic winning Galileo mare Nightime sold for €1.2 million to Godolphin. 
Everyone that purchases an expensive broodmare from a sale would love to have a result like this and the news just got better this week with the arrival of a prized filly foal from this acclaimed blue hen.
Sam Beatson’s Riversley Park dominated proceedings on the first day of New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs at Karaka on Wednesday, selling seven of the top 10 lots.
It was a red-letter day for Fairdale Stud principal Duncan Fell at Karaka on Wednesday.
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Applications Open for 2020 Explorer Cadetship Program
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HTBA 2020 Irish National Stud Scholarship Announced
Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders Association, awarded the 2020 Irish National Stud Breeding Course scholarship to local lass Ms Rachel Thompson of Barador Stud in Martindale.
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FOAL GALLERY 2019
(F) Merchant Navy x Ruud Not Too (NZ)
Coolmore, NSW
(F) Real Impact (Jpn) x Lucky Country
Kirkby-Miller Holdings
(F) Astern x Madame Moustache
Janelle Sergi, NSW
(C) American Pharoah (USA) x Dark Miss
Holbrook Thoroughbreds for Bob and Sandra Peters
(C) Deep Field x Miss Vinnoire
Holbrook Thoroughbreds, NSW
STALLION ANNOUNCEMENTS 2019
Waikato Stud announces stallion service fees for 2019
Waikato Stud has released the 2019 service fees for its internationally-renowned stallion roster.
Redoute's Choice Son Adrossan to Stand at Waikato Stud
Lightly-tried stakes winning sprinter Ardrossan will offer New Zealand breeders a unique opportunity to tap into a high-class source of speed and class when he begins the second phase of his career later this year at Waikato Stud where he will stand at $8000 + GST.
Fastnet Express to Stand at Brisbane Meadows
Boutique Southern Highlands thoroughbred stud Brisbane Meadows is delighted to announce an exciting new addition in blue-blooded Fastnet Rock stallion Fastnet Express.
Demerit Relocates to Rangeview Stud
Proven WA based sire Demerit (Lonhro – Shame) has been relocated to Rob and Jody Gray’s Rangeview Stud Burekup following the recent passing of Taunton Vale Principal Kent Johnston.
NEW TO STUD 2019
Sire: Flying Spur (Danehill)
Dam: Bit Of A Ride (Snippets)
Standing at: RANGAL PARK STUD $6,600
Exceed And Excel (Danehill) x Gavroche (Snippets)
Standing at Aquis Canungra Qld: $8,800
Frankel (Galileo) x You'll Be Mine (Kingmambo)
Standing at Brighthill Farm: $8,000
Scat Daddy (Johannesburg) x Stage Music (Ghostzapper)
Standing at Coolmore Stud: $22
Snitzel (Redoute's Choice) x Treppes (Domesday)
Standing at Widden Stud: $88,000
SALES
GENERAL SIRES
$500,000 Savabeel Colt Stars on Day One at Karaka Ready to Run
Day 1 of the 2019 New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds saw an astute buying bench with both local and international markets active.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Rubick5016 (1)$7,583,185
Declaration of War4418 (2)$7,580,145
Pierro14456 (6)$6,748,353
Ocean Park6124 (3)$6,561,425
I Am Invincible21169 (5)$6,144,970
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
I Am Invincible21169 (5)$6,144,970
Fastnet Rock15158 (4)$4,175,715
Written Tycoon20757 (3)$3,109,204
Sebring21057 (2)$2,864,280
Pierro14456 (6)$6,748,353
Dundeel
High Chaparral x Stareel
81 runners this season for 21 winners and 2 stakes winners.
FIRST SEASON SIRES
First Winner for Spill the Beans
Aquis Farm’s Spill the Beans posted his first winner on Sunday and just for good measure made it a quinella siring the first two home in the juvenile maiden at Townsville.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Pride of Dubai31 (1)$252,575
Criterion10$98,000
Spill the Beans51$89,800
Vancouver30$68,300
I'm All the Talk30$28,700
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
Pride of Dubai31 (1)$252,575
Spill the Beans51$89,800
Bull Point10$22,500
I'm All the Talk30$28,700
Vancouver30$68,300
Real Impact
Deep Impact x Tokio Reality
Stands at Unknown,
SECOND SEASON SIRES
Whittington Continues to Strike for QTIS Stallions
Grandview Stud stallion Whittington is proving one of the better value QTIS stallions as he continues to notch up early wins in the second season sire standings.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Rubick5016 (1)$7,583,185
Deep Field6926 (2)$1,489,645
Brazen Beau3413 (4)$1,383,640
Shooting to Win409$1,016,315
Better Than Ready5419$933,515
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
Deep Field6926 (2)$1,489,645
Better Than Ready5419$933,515
Rubick5016 (1)$7,583,185
Brazen Beau3413 (4)$1,383,640
Toronado3912$526,330
Deep Field
Northern Meteor x Listen Here
76 runners this season for 26 winners and 2 stakes winners.
The future sires still on the track identified and analyzed. From the AAA rating jewels in the crown to those just hitting the radar.
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RACING

Stakes Races Coming Up

Sat Nov 23: DOOM -
RECOGNITION STAKES (1600m),
COLIN MCAPLINE CLASSIC (1200m),
Sat Nov 23: BRAT -
BALLARAT CUP (2200m),
Sat Nov 23: ASCT -
RAILWAY STAKES (1600m),
W.A. GUINEAS (1600m),
CARBINE OF WA STAKES (1400m),
PLACID ARK STAKES (1200m),
TATTERSALL'S CUP (2100m),
JUNGLE MIST CLASSIC (1200m),
Sun Nov 24: KILM -
KILMORE CUP (1600m),