Racenet - Tuesday, 31 January 2017
This year's edition of New Zealand Bloodstock's Premier Sale held steady off the back of last year's record-smashing edition.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Colour played no part in Michael Wallace's purchase of a unique individual at Karaka on Tuesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Success with the progeny of top stallion Savabeel was one of the critical factors in the decision of well known former trainer Peter Moody to up the ante in the latter stages of day two at the NZB national Yearling Sale at Karaka.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 31 January 2017
John Ferguson finally found a window in his hectic schedule to make his Karaka debut this week and his only regret was that he wasn't able to find the time to visit sooner.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Fetching $700,000 to top the 2016 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale was Snitzel colt Ducimus, who made a winning debut at Ballarat on Tuesday for Team Hawkes.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 31 January 2017
The stars were stepping out at the Rosehill trials on Tuesday morning with Australian Horse of the Year Winx a pleasing third and brilliant sprinting colt Star Turn an easy winner in the Vinery Stud colours, but it's the two year-olds that interest us for this story.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 31 January 2017
The many hours that Te Akau Racing boss David Ellis puts in behind the scenes in the build-up to the annual NZB National Yearling sale paid a handsome dividend on Tuesday when he secured his self-described 'colt of the sale' during the selling action at Karaka.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 31 January 2017
A Snitzel colt described as "bombproof" set the early pace on Day Two at the National Yearling Sale at Karaka when he was knocked down to Hong Kong trainer Benno Yung for $525,000.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 31 January 2017
The powerful China Horse Club didn't take long to add to their Karaka tally on day two of NZB's National Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Stephen Marsh will be taking a softly, softly Group I New Zealand Oaks approach with She Brings Joy.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Well known Australian owner/ breeders Graham and Linda Huddy have enjoyed success with I Am Invincible both on the race track and in the sale ring in recent days.
Racenet - Monday, 30 January 2017
Some of the bloodstock industry's biggest names descended on New Zealand Bloodstock's Karaka Sales Centre today.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 30 January 2017
A powerful overseas racing operation's New Zealand wish came true at Karaka on Monday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 30 January 2017
BBA Ireland chairman Adrian Nicoll added his name to the high profile sales ledger with a decisive strike on Day One of the National Yearling Sale series at Karaka.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 30 January 2017
Outstanding mare Daffodil, who shone brightly throughout a glittering racetrack career, thrust herself into the limelight once again when her daughter by red hot sire Savabeel fetched $600,000 on the first day of the National Yearling Sale at Karaka.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 30 January 2017
A representative of the first Southern Hemisphere crop of a former champion European colt completed a tidy piece of business for two mates on the opening day at Karaka.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 30 January 2017
International racing royalty made a first foray into the local bloodstock market at Karaka today when representatives of Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum purchased their first New Zealand bred yearling.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 30 January 2017
It didn't take long for the fireworks to start on the first morning of the New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale series at Karaka.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 30 January 2017
In a major coup for Tasmanian breeders, Armidale Stud is excited to announce they have secured the ultra-good looking Alpine Eagle.
Darryl Sherer, Racenet - Sunday, 29 January 2017
Blinkers worked the oracle for Melody Belle who proved too good for her rivals in Sunday's $1 million Listed Karaka Millions (1200m) for two-year-olds at Ellerslie.
Darryl Sherer, Racenet - Sunday, 29 January 2017
Foxwedge filly Volpe Veloce drew on all her reserves of courage to edge out Heroic Valour in a driving finish to Sunday's $500,000 Listed Karaka 3YO Mile (1600m) at Ellerslie.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 29 January 2017
The inaugural running of the world's richest race, the US$12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park, was touted as a match race between California Chrome and Arrogate.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 29 January 2017
Winner of the Group II BRC Queensland Guineas at three, talented Choisir gelding Sir Moments recaptured his best form to win the $100,000 Sunshine Coast Cup on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 29 January 2017
Six year-old Stratum gelding Divine Calling is obviously feeling good about being back in Australia after a long stint in Hong Kong as he was able to win at his first run for new trainer Fred Kersley at Ascot on Saturday taking out the Listed WATC Scenic Blast Stakes.
Racenet - Sunday, 29 January 2017
It hasn't taken long for All Too Hard to notch his first black-type performer with Mystic Empire in the Group 3 Widden Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday.
Racenet - Sunday, 29 January 2017
Trainer Colin Little may have a little more money to spend on yearlings in New Zealand following the first-up win of Navagio at Flemington.
Craig Tompson - Sunday, 29 January 2017
Brian McKnight of Oakford Thoroughbred Farm – where Saturday's Inglis Dash winner Perpetual Crisis was raised – tells the galloper's story better than anyone.
Racenet - Sunday, 29 January 2017
Manhattan rain's Whiskey Baron capped his meteoric rise to the top with a win in the Group One Sun Met Celebrated With Mumm in South Africa on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 28 January 2017
The Michael Moroney-trained Tivaci upset a betting plonk on Winx's half-brother El Divino and race favourite Hellbent in Saturday's Listed Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 28 January 2017
A big payday for the Darren Weir-trained Perpetual Crisis, the second least expensive of the 16 runners in Saturday's $250,000 Inglis Dash (1100m) at Flemington.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 28 January 2017
After losing one son of Written Tycoon, Winning Rupert, to Newgate Farm during the week, Bjorn Baker welcomed back another son of the Woodside Park stallion, the Group I Doomben 10,000 hero Music Magnate, who opened his campaign with a dominant win in Saturdays $200,000 Group II Expressway Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 28 January 2017
Former Windsor Park shuttler Mastercraftsman (IRE) posted his fifth Group I winner worldwide when consistent mare Thee Auld Floozie broke through for a well-deserved win in the Group I Thorndon Mile at Trentham on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 28 January 2017
Local runner Maybe Miami mastered the gusty Riccarton wind with aplomb on Saturday as he snatched a valuable black-type victory on his home track in the Listed Speight's Timaru Stakes (1400m).
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 28 January 2017
The high-flying Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman training partnership had just the one focus at Trentham on Saturday and that single minded determination paid off in spades when Nicoletta triumphed in the Group III Wellfield Desert Gold Stakes (1600m).
Mark Smith - Saturday, 28 January 2017
Following the first-up win of the Redoute's Choice colt Pariah in the Group III Canonbury Stakes it was the turn of Redoute's Choices' daughter Snitzel to claim the Group III Widden Stakes at Rosehill Gardens with the Michael Freedman-trained Teaspoon.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 28 January 2017
Newhaven Park's promising young sire Delago Deluxe has broken the ice with his first winner after Delago Thunder scored a strong finishing debut victory at Kembla on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 28 January 2017
Cambridge Stud and Karaka are a winning combination for any yearling buyer seeking their next Group I winner and with every single yearling from their 2015 foal crop on offer this year, this really is a draft packed with future stars - so let's take a look at some spectacular youngsters including the full sister to Australian Derby winner Tavago.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 28 January 2017
A three-quarter brother-in-blood to dual Group I winner Melito, royally bred Redoute's Choice colt Pariah opened his account with a stylish victory in the Group III ATC Canonbury Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday carrying the James Harron Bloodstock colours.
Racenet - Friday, 27 January 2017
Here are the two year-old barrier trial placegetters with sale results for the last week which was a busy one, particularly in NSW where the Breeders Plate winner was seen out.
Mark Smith - Friday, 27 January 2017
Following a luckless fifth in the Group I Winterbottom Stakes back in November, Malaguerra showed he had taken no harm from his trip to Western Australia by returning with a decisive victory in Friday night's $200,000 Group II Browns Sawdust & Shavings Australia Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley.
Mark Smith - Friday, 27 January 2017
Paul Fudge's Waratah Thoroughbreds splashed out €350,000 (A$473,000) for 3yo filly Insoumise (Galileo x Featherquest, by Rainbow Quest) at the 2011 Arqana Breeding Stock Sale and it is beginning to look like money well spent.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 27 January 2017
Scoring a blazing front running win at Moonee Valley on Friday night was promising two year-old Reward for Effort filly Blondie.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 27 January 2017
Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) has formally lodged an application for a federal government funded thoroughbred research and development levy.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 27 January 2017
Cambridge Stud and Karaka are a winning combination for any yearling buyer seeking their next Group I winner and with every single yearling from their 2015 foal crop on offer this year, this really is a draft packed with future stars - so let's take a look at some spectacular youngsters including the Fastnet Rock filly from Champion 3YO Katie Lee.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 27 January 2017
Trainer Mark Young enjoyed a nice pre-Australia Day celebration on Wednesday when Lyrical Son, who is currently up for auction on gavelhouse.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 27 January 2017
Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott tasted success at Caulfield on Australia Day with progressive three year-old Farson, a $180,000 Magic Millions purchase from the draft of Turangga Farm.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 27 January 2017
Three year-old High Chaparral (IRE) filly Grande Roche opened her career with a stylish victory at Vaal in South Africa on Thursday.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 27 January 2017
Billed as the Best of the Best, the highlights of the 2017 Australian Easter Yearling Sale catalogue, now available online, reads as a global who's who of the turf.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 27 January 2017
The introduction of an exciting new concept in thoroughbred sales either side of the Australian Easter Yearling Sale is set to create the biggest fortnight of horse auctions in Australasian history.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 27 January 2017
Talented Pierro filly Tulip confirmed her standing as one of the best juvenile fillies in Victoria with a gallant short half head second in the Group III MRC Blue Diamond Preview at Caulfield on Australia Day.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 27 January 2017
Al Shaqab's Champion 2YO Shalaa (IRE) will shuttle to Arrowfield Stud in Australia from 2017.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 26 January 2017
In a coup for the Australian breeding industry, Newhaven Park is excited to announce they have secured Champion New Zealand 3YO Xtravagant (Pentire (GB) x Axiom (NZ)).
Mark Smith - Thursday, 26 January 2017
Woodside Park Stud's prolific Written Tycoon celebrated Australia Day with the 6yo gelding Handwritten winning at Randwick while the ever-consistent Grande Rosso made it two stakes wins in succession when fighting out a thrilling finish in the Listed John Dillon Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.
Mark Smith - Thursday, 26 January 2017
Nick Moraitis' eight-year-old warhorse Destiny's Kiss took his earning passed $1 million when defending his title under topweight of 59.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 26 January 2017
Dashing grey Helmet filly Limestone made headlines when defeating Black Caviar's first born Oscietra on January 1 and showed her class with a fast finishing win in the Group III MRC Blue Diamond Preview at Caulfield on Australia Day.
Mark Smith - Thursday, 26 January 2017
With the likes of Blizzard, Eroico and House of Fun flying the flag in Hong Kong, Starcraft has been enjoying a renaissance of late but closer to home the Rosemont Stud stallion looks to have a gelding capable of playing a major role in the top two-year-old races this autumn.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 26 January 2017
Cambridge Stud and Karaka are a winning combination for any yearling buyer seeking their next Group I winner and with every single yearling from their 2015 foal crop on offer this year, this really is a draft packed with future stars - so let's take a look at some spectacular youngsters from the best female families in New Zealand.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 26 January 2017
There is the potential for more major movement on the New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series points table when the sixth leg of the Series, the $70,000 Group 3 Wellfield Desert Gold Stakes (1600m), is run at Trentham on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 25 January 2017
The sale that gives the buyer more incentives than any other, the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale, is now online.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 25 January 2017
The recent Magic Millions Yearling Sale highlighted the success of breeders presenting diversity in their product and the sourcing of high quality international mares from France through the ARQANA Breeding Stock Sale yielded some impressive results.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Flying Artie and Chautauqua have been rewarded for an outstanding 2016 by being named the best of their domain in the latest Longines World's Best Racehorse rankings.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Purchased by Newgate, China Horse Club, and a syndicate of leading breeders, Winning Rupert has been retired to Newgate.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 25 January 2017
A pair of precocious youngsters have got Lansdowne Park over the Karaka Million try line twice.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 25 January 2017
A full field of 14 plus one emergency has been confirmed for the 10th Karaka Million, to be held at the Karaka Million Twilight Meeting Ellerslie on Sunday 29 January.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Racing stock comprise all but one of the lots in the latest gavelhouse Australia catalogue with four siblings to Group One winners up for sale and bidding open until 7pm AEDT on Monday 30 January.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Breaking his maiden with a dominant victory at Turffontein in South Africa on Tuesday was Redoute's Choice colt Mujallad, another successful Inglis Easter purchase for Shadwell.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 24 January 2017
With his oldest progeny now three year-olds royally bred Brighthill Farm sire Dalghar (Fr) is doing everything that could be asked of him and more with a string of promising winners and a lovely draft of yearlings to be offered at the NZB Premier and Select Yearling Sales next week.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 24 January 2017
High Chaparral (IRE) over a Zabeel mare gave us an outstanding Champion 3YO in Dundeel and Bjorn Baker, whose father Mark trained Dundeel, will be hoping this debut winner bred the same way can also make his mark this autumn.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 24 January 2017
The New South Wales Racing Industry is mourning the sudden passing earlier today of Mr Noel Leckie, Chairman of Scone Race Club and the breeder of this year's Magic Millions winner Houtzen.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 24 January 2017
The countdown to the New Zealand thoroughbred industry's most important week is on, as a host of the world's most prominent racehorse owners, agents and trainers descend on Auckland ahead of the 91stNew Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sales Series at Karaka.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 24 January 2017
The life of Brendan McCarthy, a gentleman who made a big impression on Victoria's racing and breeding scene, was celebrated at his funeral service last Tuesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Regular Breednet followers that read our piece earlier this morning may have wondered if sire profitability at the Magic Millions looked any different when the sires were sorted by straight profit instead of multiple of service fee.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Fastnet Rock colt Heroic Valour's performance at Ellerslie this weekend will determine the future direction of his three-year-old career.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 24 January 2017
The 2017 National Yearling Sales Series at Karaka is shaping up to be an exciting clash for vendor supremacy between three powerhouses of the New Zealand breeding industry.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 24 January 2017
With a buoyant market at Magic Millions this year many breeders enjoyed positive returns and particularly those who chose a well-priced stallion in 2014.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 23 January 2017
Successful breeding operation Dorrington Farm has entrusted new website Bloodstock Central to assist in a reduction of 13 mares.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 23 January 2017
The leading sire in the country, I Am Invincible added another impressive two year-old winner to his tally with a debut victory at Seymour on Monday for a filly carrying the colours of premier UK syndicators Highclere Racing.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 23 January 2017
The barrier trials at Warwick Farm on Monday morning featured six heats for juveniles won by a variety of youngsters including one by a sire that's looking to break records with his two year-olds and one by a sire that is overdue for a winner.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 23 January 2017
Star New Zealand three-year-old Ugo Foscolo is thriving in his new surroundings.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 23 January 2017
Significantly boosting the appeal of all Karaka 2017 yearlings is the lucrative  Karaka Million Series which all graduates of the Sales Series are eligible to be entered for.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 23 January 2017
Australian bred four year-old Street Boss (USA) gelding Rapper Dragon is being hailed as the best four year-old in Hong Kong following a dominant win in the Hong Kong Classic Mile on Sunday at Sha Tin.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 22 January 2017
The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott stable have a high opinion of three year-old So You Think gelding Northwest Passage, so there was no surprise when he came out and blitzed his rivals in Tasmania on Sunday to win the Listed $100,000 Hobart Guineas by seven and a half lengths.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 22 January 2017
Aquis Farm's Benfica produced a very sharp winner at Wyong on Sunday with the Godolphin runner Eusebio scoring easily as a hot favourite.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 22 January 2017
Strawberry Hill Stud homebred Long Time Ago became the first winner for Group I AJC Australian Oaks winner Once Were Wild when saluting at Wyong on Sunday.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 22 January 2017
North America's all-time leading money earner, California Chrome, was honoured for the second time as North America's Horse Of The Year when voting was announced at the 46th Annual Eclipse Awards.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 22 January 2017
Darley sent I Am Invincible's dual Group I winning son Brazen Beau to their UK base of Dalham Hall in 2016 and the arrival of his first foal in the Northern Hemisphere is making news.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 22 January 2017
Karaka 2017 will showcase the first yearling crops of 18 exciting new sires.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 22 January 2017
It is with great regret that Haunui Farm announces the loss of Group One Australian Guineas winner Ferlax this weekend after sustaining a paddock injury on Thursday afternoon.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 22 January 2017
Inglis graduates will battle it out for $750,000 in prizemoney over the next three weeks as the $5,000,000 race series heats up for 2017.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 22 January 2017
Four year-old Encosta de Lago gelding Professor Brian scored his second win at Kenilworth in South Africa on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 22 January 2017
Widden Stud's Your Song sired his third winner on Saturday with a dazzling five length debut victory for Girl in a Million.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 21 January 2017
Gelded before this preparation, blue blooded Fastnet Rock four year-old Deploy went on his winning way at Randwick on Saturday racking up his third straight win with a tenacious victory.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 21 January 2017
The name of respected British bloodstock agent Amanda Skiffington has not appeared on the buyers list in Australia with any great frequency however she can claim credit for signing for the 2010 Group I AJC Oaks heroine Once Were Wild as well as the thoroughly game Ecuador.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 21 January 2017
Signify (NZ) (Perfectly Ready), who cost just $5,500 at the 2013 South Island Sale, upstaged a star-studded field of sprinters for a career-defining victory in the Group 1 $250,000 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 21 January 2017
The Wellington stage brings out the best in Savaria and she gave another award-winning performance there on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 21 January 2017
After setting the bar high last season with a record-equalling number of individual juvenile winners, Snitzel is on track to give the record a shake again this term.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 21 January 2017
Matthew Dale produced an impressive Mossman winner on Friday in Mossman Gorge and followed up quickly with another after Super Star Bob took out the $60,000 Highway event at Randwick on Saturday at his second start.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 21 January 2017
Bred and retained to race by Fairway Thoroughbreds, four year-old Fastnet Rock mare Via Napoli is racing in career best form and made it back to back metropolitan wins when saluting at Randwick on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 21 January 2017
Sun Stud's exciting young sire Instinction has a good filly to fly his flag with Paradis Imperial making it five wins from as many starts when scoring an easy victory in the open juvenile event at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 21 January 2017
The last crop of two year-olds by champion sire Street Cry (IRE) are stepping out this season and include this impressive debut winner for Godolphin at Canterbury on Friday night.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 21 January 2017
The $250,000 Inglis Classic is coming up on February 11 and we saw a debut winner at Canberra on Friday that might make it interesting.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 20 January 2017
HE impressed when winning a trial at Rosehill recently in the lead up to this first run of the preparation at Gosford on Thursday, but the manner in which Onslaught swept around the top bend travelling three wide before disposing of his rivals in the straight demonstrated the unquestionable talent the son of Snitzel possesses, and he enjoyed every second of it.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 20 January 2017
The launch last night of Bloodstockauction's 15-strong New Zealand auction has several lots of particular relevance to Australia.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 20 January 2017
The National Yearling Sales Series is a proven formula for racetrack success for a number of trainers, syndicators and bloodstock agents, bringing them back to the Karaka Sales Centre year after year.
Racenet - Friday, 20 January 2017
Here’s this week two year-old barrier trial placegetters in another busy week around the country as Autumn approaches.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 20 January 2017
The performance of Yarraman Park's headline sire I Am Invincible in recent weeks has made news headlines in the bloodstock world with UK Racing Post lauding the stallion in a feature story.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 19 January 2017
This blue-blooded daughter of champion racehorse So You Think was a moral to be our 'One to Watch' on Thursday following a stylish debut victory at Pakenham.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 19 January 2017
Shadwell Australia put their toe back in the market at Magic Millions last year securing slick stakes-winner and Magic Millions 2YO Classic place-getter Madeenaty and also an exciting Street Cry (IRE) colt that bolted in by six lengths at Pakenham on Thursday.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 19 January 2017
The most recent offering from gavelhouse New Zealand is online with 11 Lots up for purchase.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 19 January 2017
It only seems fitting that the first Australian winner for Sun Stud's Squamosa should carry the purple and white Star Thoroughbreds colours that were carried with much success by her sire.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 19 January 2017
Magic Millions is proud to announce the release of the 2017 Adelaide Yearling Sale catalogue.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 18 January 2017
David Van Dyke has shown he can train a seriously good horse and this one might be his next.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Champion Thoroughbreds are on a winning roll with stakes-winners Kuro and Target in Sight followed by another smart winner at Sandown on Wednesday in promising staying filly Rodin's Doll, a daughter of champion racehorse So You Think.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 18 January 2017
A half-brother to a Group I winner from a Group I winner, promising Dalghar (Fr) three year old Gauguin is bred to be well above average and gave every indication that was the case when scoring a stylish victory at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Making it two wins in as many starts at Sandown on Wednesday was good looking Northern Meteor colt Into Orbit, a $350,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Spendthrift Farm from the draft of Luskin Park, who topped the leading vendors by average list at Magic Millions last week.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Snitzel is well on his way to another record breaking season of two year-old winners posting his 15th juvenile winner since August 1 at Doomben on Wednesday with a breathtaking victory for hot favourite Snitzkraft.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 18 January 2017
The Champion Sprinter of Singapore in 2014, now retired speedster Zac Spirit was awarded the title for the second time at a glittering awards ceremony in Singapore last night.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 18 January 2017
This stallion returned a whisker shy of 11 times service fee at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale last week stamping himself as one of the brightest sire prospects to emerge from Queensland in a very long time.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 18 January 2017
The connections of Australian sprinter Odyssey Moon are hoping their four-year-old can win over local studmasters at Trentham on Saturday.
Racenet - Wednesday, 18 January 2017
The 2016 Singapore Racing Awards, held at Fullerton Hotel on Tuesday night, featured an outstanding haul for Karaka graduates including five awards for the superstar Debt Collector (NZ) (Thorn Park).
Racenet - Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Australia's fastest growing yearling sale - The Inglis Classic – has become the focus of buyers as the inaugural Gold Riband session takes centre stage on opening night.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Karaka 2017 will showcase the first yearling crops of 18 exciting new sires from throughout Australasia.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Three year-old More Than Ready (USA) filly Tandana shed maiden status with an easy victory at Turffontein in South Africa on Tuesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 17 January 2017
All American colt Ameridon is on track for the Karaka Million at Ellerslie after winning a barrier trial at Deagon on Tuesday morning.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 17 January 2017
As a three year-old full sister to international Group I winning sprinter Amber Sky we would expect this daughter of Exceed and Excel to be fast.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 17 January 2017
The progeny of Hunter Valley Stallions again led the best-seller list at the Gold Coast Magic Millions 2017 Yearling Sales.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 17 January 2017
The first yearlings to be offered for sale by Windsor Park's exciting Freshman sire ShamExpress (O'Reilly) debuted in the sale ring on the Gold Coast last week.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 17 January 2017
What a terrific galloper Ustinov's Fury has been, the tough and talented son of Moorookyle Park's Ustinov winning nine races over five seasons of racing, amassing over $230,000 in prize money.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 17 January 2017
The Rosehill barrier trials on Tuesday might have been all about the return of Australian Horse of the Year Winx, but there were also five juvenile heats that added plenty of interest.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Pre-post favourite Xtravagant is out of Saturday's Group I J R & N Berkett Telegraph while a high-class filly has been confirmed to take on the older horses in Trentham's sprint feature.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Tonight at 7pm (AEST) on Sky Thoroughbred Central Foxtel channel 528 take a big step towards finding your next champion of the turf!.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 17 January 2017
One of the most exciting aspects of the upcoming National Yearling Sales Series at Karaka is the strong representation of talented young sires who are rapidly making names for themselves with outstanding racetrack results.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 17 January 2017
With record trade at Magic Millions this year there was every opportunity to make hay while the sun shines with pinhook purchases returning some outstanding results.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 17 January 2017
The performance of first season sires at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale is always interesting as it sets the tone for all the sales that follow and this year the two sires out in front of the pack are Dundeel and Zoustar.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 16 January 2017
Richly-bred speedster Il Cavallo is being prepared for a return to racing after a disastrous spring at Chequers Stud.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 16 January 2017
All of the biggest names in New Zealand and Australia's sire ranks will be represented in force at the upcoming 2017 National Yearling Sales Series at Karaka.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 16 January 2017
The weekend belonged to Yarraman Park's I Am Invincible, who has now surged to the top of the Australian General Sires List taking the lead over Street Cry (IRE) and Snitzel.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 16 January 2017
Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Houtzen was bought out of the Book II part of the Magic Millions Sale in 2016, so it was no surprise when her sire I am Invincible produced the top priced colt and filly at that sale on Sunday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 16 January 2017
Widden Stud's Star Witness added a new stakes-winner to his tally in South Africa on the weekend with three year-old colt Lord Balmoral taking out the Listed Fairview Wines Sophomore Sprint at Kenilworth on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 15 January 2017
The man with the biggest smile in the Trentham birdcage on Saturday was undoubtedly Te Akau Racing supremo, David Ellis.
Racenet - Sunday, 15 January 2017
The Karaka Million dream remains alive for the connections of Padraig (NZ) (Power) and Felton Road (NZ) (Pins), who both clinched a spot in the field for the $1m feature with impressive wins on Saturday.
Racenet - Sunday, 15 January 2017
Easter colt Hall of Fame proved himself one of New Zealand's most exciting 3YOs when he took out Saturday's Levin Classic (1600m) at Trentham – the sole Group 1 race contested in Australasia over the weekend.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 15 January 2017
Slade Bloodstock will be feeling mighty chuffed after purchasing a Bernardini (USA) colt for $100,000 on the opening day of the Magic Millions Yearling sale then watching on as his half-brother Grande Rosso opened his stakes account in the Listed Chester Manifold Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on Saturday.
Racenet - Sunday, 15 January 2017
A close relation to former outstanding race filly Miracles of Life has sold for $1,2 million and helped the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale boast new records for Book One.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 14 January 2017
Yarraman Park went into the 2017 Magic Millions 2YO Classic with a strong hand having sold the top three contenders in the market – Houtzen, From Within and Invincible Star- and victory duly went to one of the trio with Houtzen overcoming her wide gate to score an explosive win.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 14 January 2017
A masterly piece of training by Joe Pride resulted in Target In Sight making a winning seasonal debut in Saturday's $1 million Myer Magic Millions Sprint (1200m) on the Gold Coast.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 14 January 2017
Yarraman Park sires I am Invincible and Hinchinbrook were always tipped to play a big hand on Magic Millions Day, but few thought unheralded Hinchinbrook filly Flying Jess had what it took to dethrone previously unbeaten colt Winning Rupert and dual Group I winning filly Global Glamour.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 14 January 2017
Testashadow made his first start in a maiden at Canterbury back in February 2014 and finished third behind two horses that would leave their mark at the highest level, Brazen Beau and Hampton Court.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 14 January 2017
Three years ago to the day, a four-year-old Husson (ARG) mare named Private Secretary made a belated career debut at Nowra for Warwick Farm-based trainer Greg Hickman and gave promise of better things to come with a decisive one and a quarter length win.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 14 January 2017
Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards completed their unfinished Group I business at Trentham on Saturday in fine style with exciting Savabeel colt Hall Of Fame.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 14 January 2017
Five year-old Stratum stallion Stratum Star was a last start winner of the Group I WATC Kingston Town Classic in Perth on December 3 and was a class above in the $1million MM Trophy over 2200 metres at the Gold Coast on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 14 January 2017
Tough mare Madotti gave credence to the adaged 'third time lucky' at the Gold Coast on Saturday with a narrow win in the $1 million Magic Millions QTIS Plate (1300m).
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 14 January 2017
The newly-gelded Ajani shrugged his bridesman tag at the Gold Coast on Saturday with a strong win in the $250,000 Pacific Fair Magic Millions Maiden Plate (1200m) continuing a successful week for George Altomonte's Corumbene Stud.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 14 January 2017
Cambridge youngsters Padraig and Felton Road have emerged as serious Karaka Million contenders.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 14 January 2017
Life's pretty good at the moment for Corumbene Stud's George Altomonte.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 14 January 2017
Two exciting fillies have been added to Highclere Australia's racing team at Magic Millions sale.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 13 January 2017
He might be turning 21 this year, but Arrowfield Stud's Redoute's Choice led the sire averages at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale after the third day with 11 yearlings averaging $371,364, a figure just in advance of his star son Snitzel.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 13 January 2017
It's not that long ago that James Harron was taking notes and organizing inspections for Gai Waterhouse as a junior member of her bloodstock team and now he's heading the champion trainer on the leading buyers list at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 13 January 2017
With a $1,3 million colt on Friday, Arrowfield Stud have surged clear on the leading vendors by aggregate list at the Magic Millions Yearling sale with total trade on 33 yearlings sold finishing a whisker off $10million, while Luskin Park lead by average.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 13 January 2017
A cracking colt by champion sire Redoute's Choice topped Day Three of the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale on Friday.
Mark Smith - Friday, 13 January 2017
Hundreds of raucous revellers at Saturday's Magic Millions raceday will make the trek across Racecourse Drive for the fourth and final session of Book I of a highly successful Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling sale.
Mark Smith - Friday, 13 January 2017
A timely update for Bhima Thoroughbreds All Too Hard filly due to go through the Magic Millions sale ring on Saturday night when her half-brother Kuro was a fast-finishing winner of Friday's Listed Takeover Target Stakes (1200m) at Gosford.
Mark Smith - Friday, 13 January 2017
A last start winner of the Group III Summer Cup (2000m) at Randwick on Boxing Day, Gerald Ryan's seven-year-old gelding Red Excitement carried top weight of 59kgs to an all the way victory in Friday's Listed Gosford Gold Cup (2100).
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 13 January 2017
Turning 21 this year, Arrowfield Stud's stalwart sire Redoute's Choice showed he still has what it takes in the sale ring at Magic Millions when weighing in with a $1,3 million colt on Friday afternoon that was snaffled by James Harron Bloodstock.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 13 January 2017
The Bjorn Baker stable can do no wrong at present and claimed another feature race win at Gosford on Friday with quality mare Imposing Lass taking out the Group III Belle of the Turf Stakes providing a good update for her Karaka bound half-brother.
Racenet - Friday, 13 January 2017
A busy week for the two year-old triallers as we get into the new year and there were plenty of expensive and interesting babies being produced with Autumn now well and truly on the radar.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 13 January 2017
An outstanding colt by Yarraman Park's red hot sire I am Invincible from Admirelle set a new benchmark for his sire when selling for $900,000 at Magic Millions on Thursday to Tony McEvoy.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 13 January 2017
Newhaven Park's promising young sire Delago Deluxe may not have to wait long for his first winner with Tony McEvoy producing a likely prospect at the Pakenham barrier trials on Friday morning.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 13 January 2017
While the Magic Millions has been dominating headlines all week, Bloodstockauction  has successfully launched another of their fortnightly auctions online.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 12 January 2017
After two sessions at Magic Millions, James Harron Bloodstock is officially the leading buyer with seven purchases totalling $2,615,000, but given the proliferation of various buying partnerships the leading buyers list is not as straight forward as it once was.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 12 January 2017
Darley's champion sire Exceed and Excel maintained his place at the top of the sires list by average after the second session at Magic Millions, but Woodside Park's Victorian based powerhouse Written Tycoon is nipping at his heels.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 12 January 2017
With a seven figure yearling on Thursday, Arrowfield Stud continue to lead the way by aggregate after the second session of the 2017 Magic Millions Yearling Sale selling 25 yearlings for $6,935,000, while the leading vendor by average is Paul Whelan's Luskin Park, which has taken a narrow margin over Strawberry Hill.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 12 January 2017
The full brother to Sebring was the star on a spirited day's selling on Day Two of the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale on Thursday.
Mark Smith - Thursday, 12 January 2017
The action hotted up on Thursday as the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling sale bubbled along at record setting pace.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 12 January 2017
Progressive Queensland based Aquis Farm made headlines at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale on Thursday when selling a stunning Medaglia D'Oro (USA) colt they bred themselves for $1million.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 12 January 2017
Two-year-old races at Ellerslie and Trentham this Saturday will give a number of Karaka Million hopefuls the chance to secure their place in the field for the $1 million feature at Ellerslie on January 29.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 12 January 2017
UK Racing Post published a story highlighting the Australian bloodstock investment of Zara Phillips husband Mike Tindall that was about to bear fruit at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale this week with one of the horses mentioned delivering a stellar result.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 12 January 2017
The first million dollar yearling lit up the sale ring at Magic Millions this afternoon with Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott moving to secure the full brother to Golden Slipper winner and leading sire Sebring.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 12 January 2017
The happiest man at Caulfield last Saturday was undoubtedly Justin Lovatt, proud owner and breeder of terrific galloper Burning Front who was back to his best recording a dominant victory in heat 8 of the Swettenham Stud Summer Championship.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 12 January 2017
Karaka is renowned for offering quality fillies and this year's standout catalogue features an abundance of blue-blooded fillies to be presented over the six action-packed days of selling.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 11 January 2017
The Magic Millions Yearling Sale continues today and Turangga Farm will offer the half-brother to MM 2YO Classic winner Falconic and a stunning colt by champion sire Redoute’s Choice.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Darley heavy hitter Exceed and Excel was the leading sire by average at Magic Millions last year ($364,545) and is heading the list after the first 240 lots were offered at the Gold Coast on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 11 January 2017
This time last year James Harron Bloodstock were about to celebrate success in the MM 2YO Classic with Capitalist and this year they are back in a big way signing for five colts in session one for $1,690,000 and a variety of modestly priced fillies.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Arrowfield Stud are leading the way by aggregate after the first session of the 2017 Magic Millions Yearling Sale selling 14 yearlings for $3,395,000, while the leading vendor by average is the one we expect at this sale.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 11 January 2017
A colt by freshman sire Dundeel and from a former star racemare topped a buoyant Day One of the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Kingstar Farm's young Snitzel stallion Salade sired his first winner at Murray Bridge on Wednesday when three year-old gelding Nicoise saluted as a short priced favourite.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 11 January 2017
A colt from the first crop of Champion 3YO Dundeel from champion filly and Group I producer Miss Finland has topped the opening session of the 2017 Magic Millions Yearling Sale as anticipated.
Mark Smith - Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Off to a solid start on day one and it looks likely to liven up even more on Thursday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Reigning 2016 champion US sire Tapit has two yearlings entered for the 2017 Magic Millions Yearling Sale and one of them sold at the Gold Coast on Wednesday for $700,000.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Raheen Stud's young sire Golden Archer posted his first winner at Eagle Farm on Wednesday with an impressive debut victory for Lady Lark.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Champion sire More Than Ready (USA) and his Golden Slipper winning son Sebring have been setting the pace at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale on Wednesday as we move through the afternoon with two lots sharing top honours at $600,000.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Progressive Street Cry (IRE) colt Harper's Choice gave his rivals a galloping lesson in the opening race at Canterbury on Wednesday providing a timely pedigree update for his half-sister headed to the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale next month.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 11 January 2017
The latest instalment of horses for sale on gavelhouse Australia feature three unreserved racehorses with plenty of upside to offer their new connections.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Three year-old Reward for Effort filly Sweet Pleasures broke her maiden in South Africa at Vaal on Tuesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 11 January 2017
In exciting news announced on Tuesday, a group of private investors have established the New Zealand Chinese Jockey Club to cater for the high level of interest in racehorse ownership by the Chinese community, both here in New Zealand and internationally.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 10 January 2017
A full field plus emergencies have accepted for this year's $2million Magic Millions 2YO Classic and the runners in the Top 16 range in price from last year's sale-topper Chauffeur at $1,600,000 all the way down to Chris Munce's bargain $28,000 purchase Ours to Keep.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 10 January 2017
A spectacular source of winners, Yarraman Park's I Am Invincible could in 2016-17 become the first sire in Australian history to have progeny win 300 races in a season.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Monday's barrier trials at Randwick saw an impressive win by Velaro, a first-crop 2-year-old son of Bullet Train (GB) sporting the colours of Darby Racing.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 10 January 2017
With three weeks until Karaka 2017 gets underway, the focus moves from summer racing and has started to build towards one of the highlights of the New Zealand racing calendar, the Karaka Million.
Mark Smith - Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Inspections done, clients canvassed, trainers set in place, overseas and interstate participants fed and watered, let's get ready to rumble for the Magic Millions Yearling sale on the beautiful Gold Coast beginning on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 10 January 2017
It was a breakthrough weekend for Western District sire Atomic (Commands) with his first ever winning coming in the form of the Darren Weir trained Costa Bomb.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 10 January 2017
New Zealand Bloodstock's 2017 National Yearling Sales Series at Karaka has impressive depth with a large quantity of siblings and progeny of Group 1 winners.
Racenet - Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Holler, winner of the G1 Canterbury Stakes for Godolphin last year, will join the Darley stallion roster for the 2017 breeding season.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Europe's Champion Freshman Sire, SIR PRANCEALOT, will be shuttling from Tally Ho Stud in Ireland to Cornerstone Stud in South Australia from 2017.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 9 January 2017
The Magic Millions Yearling Sale starts on Wednesday and Stuart Ramsey has no doubt this year's Turangga Farm draft is right up there with last year's which has already produced Magic Millions 2YO Classic runners Falconic and Tiara Star as well as Champagne Cuddles, winner of the $150,000 ATC Pierro Plate.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 9 January 2017
The postponed Randwick barrier trials from last week were held on Monday morning with four juvenile heats featuring the first public appearance of the first foal of champion mare More Joyous, a filly by Frankel.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 9 January 2017
Equine International Airfreight (EIAF) is proud to announce the opening of an Australian Government approved quarantine facility in England, which will present owners with a professional and competitive option to transport horses from the United Kingdom to Australia.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 9 January 2017
Highden Park's Sam and Libby Bleakley have their sights firmly set on the Group I Hong Kong Derby.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 9 January 2017
As the bigger catalogues flood the mail box, it can only mean one thing in racing world – the annual yearling sales circuit is nearly upon us!.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 9 January 2017
John Size may be forced to look further afield with his New Zealand-bred sprinter Amazing Kids.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 9 January 2017
One of Australia's most established and reputable racehorse syndicators PROVEN THOUROUGHBREDS, headed by the respected Jamie Walter, has joined forces with Asian-focused Queensland stud farm, Aquis Farm, to establish Aquis Sino Proven Chinese Syndications .
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 9 January 2017
With 10 winners in the past seven days and 30 in the past 30, champion sire Fastnet Rock has zoomed to the top of the leading Australian Sires list by winners and is a fast closing third on the Australian General Sires List.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 9 January 2017
There are 19 first season sires represented at Magic Millions and this one is generating plenty of interest.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 9 January 2017
Today sees the launch of the new online bloodstock marketing site, Bloodstock Central.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 8 January 2017
Aquis Farm's Benfica has just completed a busy first season in Queensland covering over 80 mares and was in the frame at Coffs Harbour on Sunday with a debut two year-old winner.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 8 January 2017
An impressive Group II win in the $100,000 Stella Artois Royal Stakes (2000m) made She Brings Joy (NZ) (Sebring) one of the stars of the recent Ellerslie Christmas carnival, and a half-brother to the exciting filly will go through the ring at Karaka 2017.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 8 January 2017
The breakthrough victory for former Group One winning juvenile Dal Cielo in Sydney on Saturday couldn't have come at a better time for his sire Per Incanto (USA).
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 8 January 2017
Australia's leading thoroughbred auction house Inglis was the leading source of 2YO Stakes winners and 2YO Group 1 winners last season, and Saturday's results further strengthen the argument it will continue to dominate in 2017.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 8 January 2017
In the lead up to the 2017 yearling sales, information is king and for vendors and buyers we have come up with a daily snapshot of yesterday's race results featuring siblings to be offered at upcoming sales and yearlings bred on the same cross as these winners.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 8 January 2017
Three yearlings by red hot sire I Am Invincible are drawing plenty of interest to the select Magic Millions draft from proven Group I producers Mill Park, who travel all the way to the Gold Coast from their home in South Australia.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 8 January 2017
Manhattan Rain not only is the sire of arguably the best two year-old we've seen to date this season in She Will Reign, but also a new stakes-winner in South Africa with four year-old gelding Whisky Baron taking out the Group II Glorious Goodwood Peninsula Handicap at Kenilworth on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 7 January 2017
Fastnet Rock sired his sixth two year-old winner of the season with a debut victory at Morphettville on Saturday for Roomooz, a $480,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the draft of Newgate Farm for Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 7 January 2017
Brilliantly fast I Am Invincible filly Houtzen rocketed into favouritism for the Magic Millions 2YO Classic next Saturday with a scintillating win at the Gold Coast on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 7 January 2017
While punters rued the defeat of odd-on favourite Single Bullet in the Happy 2017 2YO Handicap (1200m) at Warwick Farm, the win of Colesberg came as no great surprise to trainer David Payne who has high expectations for the Congrats (USA) gelding.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 7 January 2017
Brilliant two year-old filly Catchy kept her unbeaten record intact when scoring another impressive victory at Caulfield on Saturday, shining the spotlight firmly on her yearling full sister who will be offered at Magic Millions next week.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 7 January 2017
Rising Tasmanian staying star Count Da Vinci has earned himself a shot at Group honours.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 7 January 2017
Classy Written Tycoon filly Hot Dipped racked up her third straight win this preparation when beating the colts and geldings to win the Listed $100,000 Tasmanian Guineas in Hobart on Friday.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 6 January 2017
Newgate Farm's Foxwedge featured at Canterbury on Friday night when progressive filly Foxy Housewife scored a tenacious win to become his eighth Australian metropolitan winner since the start of December.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 6 January 2017
China based Yu Long Investments have been prominent buyers of Australian bloodstock in recent years and featured with a promising debut winner at Canterbury on Friday night co-owned by Arthur and Charlotte Inglis.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 6 January 2017
THE red and white silks of Triple Crown will be a prominent sight at the valuable Magic Millions raceday on January 14, as Australia's leading syndicator will be represented by four qualified runners on the nine-race card - more than any other syndicator.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 6 January 2017
In 2016 the Jeep Magic Millions Raceday became Australia's first $10 million race meeting! There are nine races programed for the bumper day, with seven out of the nine races worth more than $1 million dollars.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 6 January 2017
The latest Kiwi offering from gavelhouse  is now online.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 6 January 2017
With most of this week's Randwick heats abandoned and all of the Gold Coast it's been a fairly quiet week on the two year-old front but still some interesting results.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 6 January 2017
Top fillies Gift of Power (NZ) (Power) and Hasahalo (NZ) (Savabeel) filled the quinella in a Group race for the second time this season when they clashed in the $70,000 Group III Barneswood Farm Eclipse Stakes (1200m) at Ellerslie this week, further cementing their place at the top of order of entry for the Karaka Million (1200m) on January 29.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 6 January 2017
Scoring an easy win at Vaal in South Africa on Thursday was the Mike de Kock trained two year-old filly Fish River, whose yearling half-sister will be offered at Magic Millions next week by Aquis Farm.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 5 January 2017
The headline stallion on the Widden Stud roster, Golden Slipper winner Sebring has excelled throughout his career and is a proven favourite with yearling buyers.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 5 January 2017
The Mark Kavanagh stable produced a debut winner at Werribee on Thursday for Dream Ahead (USA) with a stylish first up victory for Rose Ahead, a $52,000 Magic Millions Adelaide purchase from the draft of Mill Park.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 5 January 2017
The Hayes / Dabernig training partnership is wheeling out the two year-old winners at present with this talented daughter of Fastnet Rock bolting clear to win as she pleased in the Coolmore navy blue.
Mark Smith - Thursday, 5 January 2017
The incredible rise of I Am Invincible was recognised by breeders in 2016 when the owners of 205 mares beat a path to Yarraman Park.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 5 January 2017
A leading buyer at Magic Million in 2016, dynamic Queensland bloodstock operation Aquis Farm have returned to the Gold Coast this year as vendors presenting a large and diverse draft of 23 for themselves and clients, who include respected Group I breeders Emirates Park.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 5 January 2017
In the lead up to the 2017 yearling sales, information is king and for vendors and buyers we have come up with a daily snapshot of yesterday's race results featuring siblings to be offered at upcoming sales and yearlings bred on the same cross as these winners.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 4 January 2017
Some of the real highlights of last year for Widden Stud came courtesy of stalwart sire Stratum, while quiet achiever Nicconi continues to make his mark and will have a Magic Millions 2YO Classic runner next week in Falconic.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 4 January 2017
A big scopey daughter of Medaglia D’Oro (USA), this short priced winner at Wyong on Wednesday will have her champion trainer pondering future long term goals.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 4 January 2017
When you can produce sale-toppers and stakes-winners, your yearling draft will always be a must inspect and Edinburgh Park have upped the ante this year in bringing their biggest and best ever draft to Magic Millions.
Racenet - Wednesday, 4 January 2017
On the eve of the Magic Millions, former popular winner Mimi Lebrock produced a brilliant winner by Fastnet Rock in California Fortune at Wyong on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 4 January 2017
The Newgate Farm 2017 Magic Millions consignment have arrived on the Gold Coast and will be ready to show from January 5 - with a key focus on raising tough racehorses,  it's been a big last 12 months for Newgate graduates with the sweet smell of racetrack success.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 4 January 2017
Australian breeding operation Newgate Farm featured with a royally bred winner in New Zealand this week.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 4 January 2017
Proven Group I vendors Fairhill Farm can't wait to start showing at the 2017 Magic Millions Yearling Sale with a select draft of four youngsters by top class sires Hinchinbrook, Pierro and father and son duo High Chaparral (IRE) and So You Think.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 4 January 2017
Tremendous interest worldwide in the New Year's Day debut of Black Caviar's first born foal Oscietra got us thinking about what else is coming along from this famous family.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Zoustar is not the only first season sire being launched at Magic Millions this year by Widden Stud with Snitzel's Cox Plate winning son Shamus Award also poised to excite buyers.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Stellar producer and NZ Broodmare of the Year Parfore kept her record perfect when producing her ninth winner from nine foals to race at Kembla on Tuesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 3 January 2017
The Peter and Paul Snowden stable is packed with lovely well-bred fillies and two of them cast off maiden status at Kembla on Tuesday with stylish victories.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Three fillies at the New Zealand Bloodstock Select sale will have a unique claim to fame.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Three year-old High Chaparral (IRE) filly Being Fabulous scored her second win from four starts when bolting in at Turffontein in South Africa on Monday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 3 January 2017
In the lead up to the 2017 yearling sales, information is king and for vendors and buyers we have come up with a daily snapshot of yesterday's race results featuring siblings to be offered at upcoming sales and yearlings bred on the same cross as these winners.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 2 January 2017
Of the sires whose oldest progeny are now two year-olds that have entries at the 2017 Magic Millions only one stallion has two Australian winners to his credit and that is Widden Stud's Your Song.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 2 January 2017
The Redoute’s Choice x Zabeel cross produced champion filly Samantha Miss and also our ‘One to Watch ‘ at Randwick on Wednesday, a first starter trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 2 January 2017
The National Yearling Sales Series at Karaka gained an important pedigree update when Blizzard (Starcraft) won Sunday's HK$3 million Group 3 Chinese Club Challenge Cup (1400m) at Sha Tin.
Mark Smith - Monday, 2 January 2017
Five of the usual suspects contested Monday's $150,000 Listed Tattersalls Club Cup (2000m) but it would be hard to knock the winner Destiny's Kiss whose earnings edge ever closer to $1 million.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 2 January 2017
A savvy $150,000 Magic Millions purchase for Aquis Farm paid a quick dividend at Doomben on Monday with a brilliant debut victory for two year-old Fastnet Rock gelding Chappo.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 2 January 2017
In the lead up to the 2017 yearling sales, information is king and for vendors and buyers we have come up with a daily snapshot of yesterday's race results featuring siblings to be offered at upcoming sales and yearlings bred on the same cross as these winners.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 2 January 2017
We've bred and sold a Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner and bred three Group I winners in 2016 – is it any wonder our draft is always a 'must see' at the Gold Coast in January.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 2 January 2017
For the second time this season, Karaka graduates Gift Of Power (NZ) (Power) and Hasahalo (NZ) (Savabeel) finished first and second in a two-year-old stakes race – but this they were the other way around.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 2 January 2017
Group One star and stallion prospect Turn Me Loose is on track to defend his title in the Group I Futurity Stakes at Caulfield.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 2 January 2017
Talented Starcraft gelding Blizzard has always promised to win a stakes race in Hong Kong and did so on New Year's Day when powering away to win the Group III Chinese Challenge Cup providing a great pedigree update for his half-sister headed to Karaka.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 1 January 2017
Torryburn Stud enjoyed a timely New Year's Eve success with exciting four year-old Deploy, whose half-brother by leading sire Sebring promises to be a Magic Millions highlight next week.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 1 January 2017
150 years of thoroughbred breeding at Widden Stud by the Thompson family have left a lasting legacy on the Australian racing and breeding industry, but it's the future that interests us and in particular their new stallions, starting with Zoustar.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 1 January 2017
Purchased out of the Lloyd Williams stable as a jump prospect, Annus Mirabilis (IRE) may have delayed his career over the hurdles following a dominant win in Sunday's Listed Bagot Handicap (2800m) at Flemington.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 1 January 2017
A six year-old gelding with a pedigree somewhat left of the commercial centre, Start Wondering delivered a devastating performance as he blew away a quality line-up in the feature event at Ellerslie, the Group I Sistema Railway (1200m).
Mark Smith - Sunday, 1 January 2017
Disappointing when trailing the field home behind Decision Time at Flemington, the enigmatic Odyssey Moon broke through for a belated maiden Group win in Saturday's $150,000 Group III Standish Handicap (1200m) at Flemington.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 1 January 2017
The widely-travelled St Jean (IRE)  showed what a quality staying addition he is to the stable of Donna Logan and Chris Gibbs when he opened his New Zealand account at Ellerslie.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 1 January 2017
A picture perfect ride by Danielle Johnson paved the way for progressive mare Ruud Not Too to score her biggest win when she took out the Group II Rich Hill Mile at Ellerslie.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 1 January 2017
Well known New Zealand breeder Kevin Hickman might have another Oaks filly on his hands in the shape of promising Sebring filly She Brings Joy, who broke her maiden to win the Group II Stella Artois Royal Stakes (2000m) at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 1 January 2017
Richard Collett doesn't lack for three-year-old talent in his Pukekohe Park stable.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 1 January 2017
Few off-season races have been more hyped than Saturday's New Year Plate (1000m) due to the career debut of Black Caviar's daughter Oscietra who raised hopes when she led them up early before weakening in the closing stages to finish third.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 1 January 2017
Ardmore trainer Stephen McKee isn't about to let go of his Karaka Million title without a fight.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 1 January 2017
In the lead up to the 2017 yearling sales, information is king and for vendors and buyers we have come up with a daily snapshot of yesterday's race results featuring siblings to be offered at upcoming sales and yearlings bred on the same cross as these winners.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 1 January 2017
Progressive filly Fuhryk scored a lucrative win on New Year's Eve at Moonee Valley claiming the $100,000 VOBIS Gold Carat (1200m) for her lucky owners.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 1 January 2017
There were a flurry of Australian winners in South Africa on New Year's Eve including unbeaten Fastnet Rock filly Ngaga, who scored her third successive victory at Kenilworth.