$2.3million Inglis Easter sale-topper Groundswell broke his maiden in style on Sunday. Click here to find out more.
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As a $2,300,000 sales-topping brother to triple Group 1 winner Shoals, much was expected of the Fastnet Rock colt Groundswell who paid his first dividend at his second start with an authoritative win in a maiden over 1218 metres at Geelong on Sunday.
For the eighth time that in his wonderful career, Galileo supplied the first three home in a Group 1, but that was not the end of his domination of the opening day of Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown on Saturday.
It was a Needs Further domination at the Tasmanian Horse Of The Year Awards, Armidale Stud's outstanding young stallion stamping his name on all seven equine award categories.
Rich Hill Stud principal John Thompson was a happy man as he reflected on a wonderful week for his resident stallion Shocking while sipping on his Sunday morning coffee.
Robust competition for Thoroughbred racing prospects continued Saturday during the fifth session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, which included the sale of a colt by Candy Ride (ARG) for $1 million to Speedway Stable to increase the number of seven-figure horses at the auction to 22 and drive cumulative sales for 785 yearlings to $258,048,000.
A trio of star Inglis 3YOs appear set for big spring campaigns – and a pair of 4YO Zoustar sprinters could be destined for G1 glory – following another dominant day for Inglis graduates at Stakes level.
Frankels’ crowd pleasing roan son Logician kept his record at a perfect five for five in Saturday’s Group 1 St Leger at Doncaster.
Seymour Bloodstock’s Spanish Whisper has the race performance and pedigree to grace any broodmare paddock in the land but that has been put on hold as she strives for that elusive Group 1 victory.
Highly rated Pierro mare Arcadia Queen was the horse generating the most interest at Rosehill on Saturday and she lived up to expectation when zooming clear to win the Group II ATC Theo Marks Stakes (1300m) as she pleased.
Widden Stud’s champion young stallion Zoustar delivered a Group II double in two states on Saturday courtesy of quality mare Mizzy and Zoutori, who became his tenth stakes-winner with an explosive victory in the Group II VRC Bobby Lewis Stakes at Flemington.
The flags were flying proudly in Perth on Saturday as shortly after their champion Arcadia Queen captured the Group II Theo Marks Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill with a minimum of fuss, the hard-knocking Gatting did what he failed to achieve in three starts at home, win a race at the highest level.
Back on a firm track, Godolphin’s Exceed And Excel colt Bivouac turned the tables on his San Domenico Stakes conqueror Exceedance in Saturday’s Group II Run To The Rose (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens.
You’d love to own a broodmare, whose first three foals to race are all stakes-winners.
Striking looking chestnut Dalasan rated through the roof when he defeated the subsequent Group I winner Scales Of Justice in the Group III Spring Stakes at Morphettville and that form worked out well for Saturday’s Group II Danehill Stakes (1200m) at Flemington.
Talented winter galloper Herengawe came of age at Awapuni on Saturday when he out-toughed his rivals to score his first win at stakes level when he took out the Group III Boehringer Ingelheim Metric Mile (1600m).
15th Stakes-Winner for Foxwedge
Talented Foxwedge mare Foxy Housewife has always threatened to win a Black Type race and the six year-old made the quantum leap at Wyong on Friday when taking out a hugely competitive $140,000 Listed Mona Lisa Stakes. MORE...
Toughness and Trainability
An email from one of our readers highlighting the need to look past the traditional sire tables got us thinking.
Are You Naming a Rising 2YO?
One of our regular readers has hit a hurdle this week when attempting to name a rising two year-old and this issue is one that may well affect many owner breeders.
Swettenham Stud Stallion Parade in Pictures
Adam Sangster and his team at Swettenham Stud presented a top class selection of stallions for Victorian breeders last weekend at their annual open day including exciting new addition Sioux Nation (USA), the very first son of Coolmore’s influential sire Scat Daddy to shuttle to Victoria.
FOAL GALLERY 2019
(F) Vadamos (Fr) x Jasminetta
Woodbine Farm, NZ
(C) Furnaces x Brooklyn Rose
Allandale Park Hobbys Yards via Bathurst
(F) Churchill (Ire) x Cat's Wish
Coolmore Stud
(C) Churchill (Ire) x Storm Siren
Coolmore Stud
(C) Churchill (Ire) x She's Clean
Coolmore Stud
STALLION ANNOUNCEMENTS 2019
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.
Yarraman Park Set 2019 Fees
I Am Invincible has had a truly remarkable 2018/19 season thus far with an impressive 26 individual stakes winners, a phenomenal number that has only ever been reached by the likes of the great Danehill and Snitzel.
Fee Set for Grunt at Yulong
Multiple Group 1 winning Grunt(NZ) will spearhead Yulong Investments move into the stallion market in 2019, standing at the operation's Yulong Farm in Nagambie, Victoria for a fee of $13,750 inc.
2YO Speed Machine Performer Joins Aquis Roster
Unbeaten at his first two starts as a 2YO at Listed and Group III level, the former Chris Waller-trained Performer, a stunning chestnut son of Champion Sire Exceed And Excel will join the Aquis Stallion Roster for the 2019 breeding season.
NEW TO STUD 2019
Sire: Medaglia D'Oro (El Prado)
Dam: Globe Trot (A. P. Indy)
Standing at: Spendthrift Australia $13,750
Flying Spur (Danehill) x Bit Of A Ride (Snippets)
Standing at RANGAL PARK STUD: $6,600
Snitzel (Redoute's Choice) x Subsequent (Encosta De Lago)
Standing at Mapperley Stud: $8,000
Fastnet Rock (Danehill) x Our Egyptian Raine (Desert Sun)
Standing at Royal Stone Stud: $2,500
Tosen Phantom (Neo Universe) x Tosen Smash (Tokai Teio)
Standing at Aquis Hunter Valley NSW: $22,000
SALES
GENERAL SIRES
Record Breaking Win for I Am Invincible's Problem Child Sangria
It was a battle of the giants in a 1100 metres maiden at Hawkesbury on Thursday when Fairway Thoroughbreds $650,000 I Am Invincible filly Sangria bettered Spendthrift Farms $800,000 Written Tycoon colt Dirty Work by three and a half lengths.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Not a Single Doubt8112 (2)$1,572,510
Sebring14326 (1)$1,431,695
I Am Invincible13031 (1)$1,376,510
Pierro9028$1,206,350
Fastnet Rock8921 (1)$1,098,745
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
I Am Invincible13031 (1)$1,376,510
Pierro9028$1,206,350
Sebring14326 (1)$1,431,695
All Too Hard9824 (1)$914,030
Fastnet Rock8921 (1)$1,098,745
Excelebration
Exceed And Excel x Sun Shower
37 runners this season for 7 winners
FIRST SEASON SIRES
12th Winner for Shooting to Win
On the last day of the Australian racing season the only first season sire to post a winner was Darley’s Caulfield Guineas hero Shooting to Win and he did it in style with a debut winner at Belmont in Perth.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Sidestep216 (1)$2,557,890
Better Than Ready4723 (3)$2,045,170
Rubick5115 (1)$1,446,245
Deep Field5721 (2)$1,403,605
Brazen Beau337 (1)$1,378,490
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
Better Than Ready4723 (3)$2,045,170
Deep Field5721 (2)$1,403,605
Rubick5115 (1)$1,446,245
Shooting to Win3312$637,480
Brazen Beau337 (1)$1,378,490
Press Statement
Hinchinbrook x Kaaptive Empress
SECOND SEASON SIRES
First Stakes-Winner for Atlante
Hastings visitor Riva Capri indicated she will be a filly to watch at a higher level over the next few months after she broke her maiden status in stakes company when taking out the Listed The O’Leary’s Fillies Stakes (1200m) at Wanganui.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Deep Field318$319,770
Rubick236 (1)$311,515
Toronado134$222,175
Shooting to Win246$208,025
Better Than Ready234$176,785
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
Deep Field318$319,770
Rubick236 (1)$311,515
Shooting to Win246$208,025
Whittington154$174,350
Better Than Ready234$176,785
Deep Field
Northern Meteor x Listen Here
35 runners this season for 11 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

Fri Sep 20: NCLE -
CAMERON HCP (1500m),
NEWCASTLE CUP (2300m),
TIBBIE STAKES (1400m),
Sat Sep 21: RAND -
GEORGE MAIN STAKES (1600m),
THE SHORTS (1100m),
TEA ROSE STAKES (1400m),
BILL RITCHIE HANDICAP (1400m),
KINGSTON TOWN STAKES (2000m),
Sat Sep 21: MORP -
TOKYO CITY CUP (1800m),
W H WYLIE HANDICAP (1100m),
Sat Sep 21: CAUL -
SIR RUPERT CLARKE STAKES (1400m),
NATURALISM STAKES (2000m),
HOW NOW STAKES (1200m),
FOUNDATION PLATE (1400m),
Sun Sep 22: KALG -
BOULDER CUP (2100m),