Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 31 August 2017
He will never trouble his famous older half-brother Flying Artie, but three year-old Helmet colt Give is now a winner after scoring at Pakenham on Thursday as favourite.
Mark Smith - Thursday, 31 August 2017
One newcomer to the stallion ranks in 2017 that impressed just about everyone who inspected him was the former Champion 2YO in England and France, Shalaa (IRE).
Racenet - Thursday, 31 August 2017
Fifteen Lots as part of an unreserved sale on account of Te Runga Stud feature as highlights in the current gavelhouse.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 30 August 2017
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 to go looking at horses, rather than feeding and working them at home!.
Mark Smith - Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Racehorses of the highest calibre, charismatic champions American Pharoah (USA) and Maurice (JPN) brought a multitude of new fans to the sport.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 30 August 2017
It was a good day at the office for Darley heavyweight Exceed and Excel at Canterbury on Wednesday with not one, but two promising three year-old winners with stakes aspirations.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 30 August 2017
A brilliant debut winner at Moonee Valley in January, three year-old Reward for Effort filly Blondie went straight into the Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes at her second start and while that plan went pear shaped, there is now a new Group I goal on the horizon.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Being a full sister to Golden Slipper winner Overreach, there was high expectation surrounding the debut of three year-old filly Marishka at Canterbury on Wednesday and she more than delivered for connections with an impressive performance.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 30 August 2017
The James Harron Bloodstock colours were carried to victory at Canterbury on Wednesday by flashy chestnut Choisir colt Faeger, a $560,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the draft of Bell View Park Stud.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 30 August 2017
The 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock Caulfield Spring Weight-For-Age Championship heats up on Saturday with the running of the second leg, the A$1m Group 1 New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 30 August 2017
A burgeoning stallion roster at Larneuk Stud in Victoria is set to feature five stallions this spring with O'Lonhro, Ilovethiscity, Cluster and Wolf Cry joined by high class galloper Honorius, the only son of reigning 2017 Champion Hong Kong Sire Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) standing in Australia.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 30 August 2017
New Zealand's breeding industry has received a real feather in its cap with the news that Waikato Stud's exciting new stallion Tivaci has been sought out for Northern Hemisphere shuttle duties by the iconic English National Stud.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 30 August 2017
A trio of blue-blooded fillies by champion sires stepping out in the second race at Canterbury on Wednesday make this the most interesting race of the day.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Making it two wins in as many starts at Vaal in South Africa on Tuesday was three year-old colt Alwahsh, the highest priced yearling by Sepoy from his second crop.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 29 August 2017
Not many Darren Weir trained debut winners get under the guard of punters, but this one did at Mildura on Tuesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 29 August 2017
Popular Sydney owners Greg and Donna Kolivos enjoyed the highs of racing with their champion colt Pierro, but he's not the only Group I winner to carry their easily recognized royal blue colours with the red lightning bolt.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 29 August 2017
The success of a stallion is ultimately measured by the success of his progeny on the racetrack, albeit some three or four years after he first arrives at stud.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 29 August 2017
For the 45th straight season, New Zealand Bloodstock is proud to sponsor the prestigious NZB Filly of the Year Series.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 29 August 2017
An Australian bred daughter of Starspangledbanner is set to be offered at the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale at Doncaster this week.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 28 August 2017
A stud tour around the Hunter Valley is always interesting and enjoyable and invariably gives me food for thought on many topics with the conundrum fourth season sires pose for broodmare owners an obvious place to start.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 28 August 2017
Dashing grey entire Reliable Man (GB) made a lasting impression when he powered to victory in the 2013 Group I ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes and sired his first Australian winner at Wangaratta on Monday when Sully saluted as a short priced favourite.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 28 August 2017
A New Zealand Group One performer is making all the right moves from her new Randwick quarters.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 28 August 2017
A well-related recent arrival by Iffraaj (GB) could be worth a whole lot more in the coming weeks.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 28 August 2017
Sending a small select number of mares to Japanese super sire Deep Impact is starting to bear fruit for Coolmore and partners in the Northern Hemisphere with two year-old colt Saxon Warrior scoring an impressive debut victory at the Curragh on Sunday, their results no doubt of interest in Australia to Arrowfield Stud and their partners who are following a similar path.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 27 August 2017
Well known Australian owner breeder Robert Anderson, who won the 2014 VRC Myer Classic with homebred Bonaria, tasted success in a different jurisdiction on Sunday when his new acquisition Beluga won on debut in Japan.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 27 August 2017
Warwick Farm trainer Matthew Smith enjoyed a lot of success with speedy stakes-winner Combat Kitty, so it was no surprise when he produced her first winner with a smart victory at Wyong on Sunday for her three year-old colt by Stratum.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 27 August 2017
Newgate Farm's explosive Group winning sprinter Super One is cast in the image of his red hot sire I Am Invincible and his first foals would indicate he too is passing on his stunning good looks.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 27 August 2017
The Australian breeding industry celebrated its best and brightest on sunday with five prestigious awards handed out at a ceremony held in conjunction with Coolmore Australia's annual stallion parade.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 27 August 2017
Savabeel colt Addictive Nature was one of the headline acts of the sale ring at Karaka 2016, and he is showing the same star quality on the racetrack.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 26 August 2017
Last seen finishing a brave second in the Group I SAJC Goodwood Handicap, talented Fastnet Rock mare Missrock resumed from a spell with a resounding win over speedy mare Heatherly in the Listed MVRC Norman Carlyon Stakes.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 26 August 2017
Valuable Redoute's Choice colt Pariah went to the top of the Golden Rose charts following an impressive win in Saturday's $150,000 Group III San Domenico Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 26 August 2017
Striking Savabeel colt Addictive Nature may be given his chance in the $1 million Group I Golden Rose following a thoroughly game performance in Saturday's $150,000 Group III Monaco Cup-Ming Dynasty Quality (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 26 August 2017
Spendthrift Australia celebrated stakes success at Moonee Valley on Saturday when exciting I Am Invincible colt Overshare claimed his first Black Type win in the Listed MVRC McKenzie Stakes.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 26 August 2017
Third behind Mongolian Khan and Volkstok'n'barrell in the 2015 NZ Derby, the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Dee I Cee failed beat a runner home in his final race of last season and the result was the same when making his seasonal debut over 1400 metres at Rosehill on August 12.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 26 August 2017
With two new Northern Hemisphere stakes-winners in the past two days, Darley shuttler Teofilo (IRE) has quietly cracked the milestone of 70 stakes-winners with his latest success achieved by two year-old colt Mildenberger, who won the Listed Stonehenge Stakes at Salisbury overnight.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 25 August 2017
Today's August Thoroughbred Sale was an outstanding success at Oaklands in Melbourne.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 25 August 2017
In proud partnership with TAFE NSW, the Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders Association (HTBA) is pleased to announce the graduates of the 2017 Equistart Work Ready Program.
Racenet - Friday, 25 August 2017
Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign impressed everybody when seen out for the first time this campaign at the barrier trials at Warwick Farm on Friday.
Racenet - Friday, 25 August 2017
With the first two year-old trials still a week or two away we're focussing on the three year-olds of which there were plenty in the past week, including some spring types in Sydney, so here's the list of barrier trial placegetters from around the country in the past week with breeding and sale details.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 25 August 2017
Champion sire Snitzel racked up his fifth stakes-winner of the new season when progressive four year-old gelding Arbeitsam landed the Listed Rowley Mile at Hawkesbury on Thursday for the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott stable.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 25 August 2017
Darley flagship sire Exceed and Excel has another juvenile star on the rise with exciting filly Threading remaining unbeaten to win the Group II Lowther Stakes at York overnight.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 24 August 2017
The quality catalogue for the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale is now online.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 24 August 2017
Grandview Stud is pleased to welcome horse racing and breeding enthusiasts along to an open day for their 2017 Stallion parade.
Racenet - Thursday, 24 August 2017
The 12th foal of a superb producer, Street Cry filly Leather'n'lace looks like bringing something to her family too after a stylish first-up win at Warrnambool on Thursday.
Racenet - Thursday, 24 August 2017
Superbly bred and winner of his only trial, Workdrinks curiously started at the roughies odds of $21 but it didn't stop him making a winning debut.
Mark Smith - Thursday, 24 August 2017
Arrowfield and Darley Studs will be hoping the career of Dubai World Cup hero Animal Kingdom (USA) mirrors that of another World Cup winner, Street Cry (IRE).
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 24 August 2017
On-site inspections for Friday's August Thoroughbred Sale begin at 9am today, Thursday August 24.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 24 August 2017
Aquis Farm shuttler Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) looked in great shape at their Queensland stallion parade two weeks ago and was in the frame overnight with a new stakes-winner in Ireland.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 24 August 2017
Keeneland has unveiled an enhanced digital catalog for the Book 1 select session of its premier September Yearling Sale that features yearling conformation photos, walking videos and interactive Keeneland Pedigrees with full updates and race replays for winners found within the pedigrees.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Windsor Park Stud-bred Mastercraftsman filly Century Miss had an impressive win today in the Mills Reef Maiden at Tauranga.
Racenet - Wednesday, 23 August 2017
$900,000 Snitzel colt Mutamayel is set for better races after making it two from two in an impressive display at Sandown on Wednesday.
Racenet - Wednesday, 23 August 2017
The equal top priced lot at the Magic Millions second session last year, Written Tycoon colt, Written Choice started his career with a bang at Sandown on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Gai Waterhouse has a great record of winning the Group I ATC Flight Stakes at Randwick and she and co-trainer Adrian Bott believe they have a contender in Sebring filly Pandemonium, who beat the colts to win at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 23 August 2017
The 2017 Sun Stud brochure - featuring seven stallions in Victoria and five at its Queensland property - is now available online.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 23 August 2017
The young High Chaparral mare, Alta Donna, is one of the highlights in the current gavelhouse Australia catalogue with bidding set to close on Monday 28 August from 7pm AEST.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Sadly for Australian breeders, the mighty stallion Street Cry (IRE) is no longer with us, but we do have the legacy of his exceptional daughter Winx and a number of his sire sons including blue-blooded Wolf Cry, who makes his debut at Larneuk Stud this spring.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 23 August 2017
We are three weeks into the new racing season and already reigning champion sire Snitzel has taken up residence in the top slot of the Australian Leading Sires List as the first stallion to post progeny earnings of $1million since August 1.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 23 August 2017
The second season sires division is off and running with Your Song and All Too Hard trading blows at the top of the list.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Aquis Farm were overwhelmed with the positive response to brilliant Snitzel sprinter Spill the Beans last spring when he emerged as the busiest first season sire in Australia and his first foals are delighting breeders.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Scat Daddy's brilliant Group I winning son No Nay Never (USA) is settling into Coolmore for his second season in Australia and was making news in Europe this week with a strong showing for his first Northern Hemisphere offspring at the Arqana Deauville Yearling Sale in France.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 22 August 2017
The 2016/17 racing season bore witness to an incredible run of success for graduates of Coolmore Australia.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Black Caviar's half-brother All Too Hard is rapidly making a name for himself as a sire with no help from his famous sibling and added an impressive debut winner to his tally at Pakenham on Tuesday.
Racenet - Tuesday, 22 August 2017
The solid appetite for quality horses witnessed during Part I of the 2017 August Yearling Sale carried over to the third and final day, featuring Part II of the catalogue.
Racenet - Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Purchasing a stallion may have been somewhat of an impulse for Little Yarra Lodge's Peter Grundy but the acquisition of the beautifully bred Widden Valley came on the back of a lifetime love of, and involvement in, the thoroughbred racing industry.
Racenet - Tuesday, 22 August 2017
The first foals of a Golden Slipper winner are always eagerly awaited and a couple of the first Vancouvers have hit the Foal Gallery.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 21 August 2017
The leading first season sire by winners for 2016/2017, Your Song gave us a ‘One to Watch’ on Monday with a debut winner at Echuca that carried the colours of outstanding mare Lucia Valentina.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 21 August 2017
Cornerstone Stud's exciting shuttler Sir Prancealot (IRE) had two Group I placed fillies last weekend in the US with Beau Recall and Madam Dancealot finshing second and third in the Group I Del Mar Oaks.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 21 August 2017
She never reached the giddy heights of Bob Emery's glamour mare Champagne, but the Cambridge breeder has spoken glowingly of Charmont in announcing her retirement.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 21 August 2017
REDZEL tuned up towards a first start of the preparation with victory in Heat 3 of the Randwick Trials on Monday morning.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 21 August 2017
A seven-figure son of top stallion Dubawi dominated the second day of trading at the August Yearling Sale, the final of the catalogue's Part I before Part II unfolds on Monday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 21 August 2017
The only proven sire son of the world's best sire Galileo standing in Australia this spring is Darley's Teofilo (IRE), who added a 13th Group I winner to his tally at Deauville in France overnight with Ajman Princess successful in the Group I Prix Jean Romanet.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 20 August 2017
Newgate Farm shuttler The Factor (USA) added a new stakes-winner to his tally when Kroy captured the $75,000 Tortugas Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 20 August 2017
Sebring didn't get a stakes-winner on Saturday, but he didn't miss by much with two highly promising three year old colts in Gold Standard and Plutocracy beaten narrowly in Group III events.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 20 August 2017
The world's best turf racehorse Winxturned in one of her greatest ever performances when she overcome a horror start for a stunning win intoday's Group Two Warwick Stakes (1400m) at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 20 August 2017
Windsor Park shuttle stallion, Charm Spirit, has enjoyed success on the second day of the Arqana Yearling Sale at Deauville with a colt by the three-time European Group One winner selling for 500,000 euros.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 20 August 2017
The names of Mayfair Speculators, Galileo and Ecurie des Monceaux were all over the score sheet on the opening day of the ARQANA August Yearling Sale.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 20 August 2017
The shock failure of former Horse Of the Year Lankan Rupee in Saturday's $120,000 Group III Spring Stakes at Morphettville took the gloss of the rejuvenated Mio Dio who earned his first stakes win at the ripe old age of seven.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 20 August 2017
Winner of the Group I Goodwood Handicap at Morphettville at his first start for the Lindsay Park team, former Perth star Vega Magic staked his claim for a place in the $10 million Everest (1200m) with a fighting win in Saturday's Listed Regal Roller Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 19 August 2017
Poor old Hartnell (GB), even when he wins he seems to get upstaged by Winx.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 19 August 2017
What an amazing start Snitzel has made to the new season, the reigning Champion stallion chalked up a third stakes winner on Saturday when the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Sweet Redemption led every step of the way in the $150,000 Group III Sydney Markets Toy Show Quality (1300m) at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 19 August 2017
Champion sire Fastnet Rock was in hot form on Saturday with a Group double at Randwick courtesy of record breakers Formality and Deploy, while his royally bred son Comin' Through indicated he's in for a big spring with a sparkling return.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 19 August 2017
The legion of Winx fans let at a collective groan when the great mare missed the start by four lengths in Saturday's $250,000 Group II Bob Ingham Warwick Stakes (1400m) at Randwick, however, for the 18th consecutive time, it was all cheers at the finish.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 19 August 2017
Last season at two, Menari and Dracarys showed plenty of potential without adding to Snitzel's record haul of stakes winners, however, it took just a few weeks of the new season to right that situation.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 19 August 2017
Less than an hour after Snitzel colt Dracarys captured the Group III ATC Up and Coming Stakes at Randwick it was the turn of another rising star Snitzel colt in Jukebox to taste stakes success at Caulfield.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 19 August 2017
Unbeaten Star Witness filly Crown Witness claimed the scalp of Group I MRC Blue Diamond winner Catchy when she scored a determined victory in the Group III MRC Quezette Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 19 August 2017
Hamish McQuade has unwavering belief in Underthemoonlight's ability to foot it at the elite level and he's opened his wallet to back his judgement.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 19 August 2017
Right up with the very best two year-olds last season, Fastnet Rock filly Formality returned with a tenacious victory in the Group II ATC Silver Shadow Stakes at Randwick on Saturday to record a new race record in the 1200 metre sprint.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 19 August 2017
Former Coolmore shuttler Declaration of War (USA) will have his first Australian two year-old runners this spring and the son of War Front sired his second stakes-winner overnight in the UK with a victory in the Listed Newbury St Hugh's Stakes for Eirene.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 18 August 2017
Of the eight trials run at Rosehill on Friday morning this promising three year-old Pierro colt was the fastest winner.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 18 August 2017
The powerful Darren Weir stable is not frightened to travel and unleashes promising winners all over Victoria with a debut victory at Mildura on Friday for a short priced daughter of in-form sire Star Witness.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 18 August 2017
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Tara Madgwick - Friday, 18 August 2017
With 14 Australian winners since August 1, Star Witness has made a blazing start to the new season and was in the spotlight last night in Sydney when his outstanding filly Global Glamour was honoured as the NSW Champion 3YO at the annual awards night conducted by the NSW Racehorse Owners Association and Racing NSW.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 18 August 2017
Talented three year-old Choisir colt Alexios Komnenos has come back from a serious illness to claim a deserved win in the Group III Desmond Stakes at Leopardstown in Ireland for owners who include Australian bloodstock investor Neil Werrett.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 17 August 2017
Patience looks like paying off for connections of this four year-old Foxwedge stallion, who opened his account at Gosford on Thursday with a dominant five length win.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 17 August 2017
Group One-winning colt Hall Of Fame has been purchased for a seven figure sum by offshore interests.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 17 August 2017
It was straight to the lead for the promising Miss Jane at Morphettville on Saturday and it was there she stayed, the lightly raced and talented four-year-old kicking clear early in the straight and holding a 2 1/4 length winning margin to the line.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 17 August 2017
A well-related daughter of Shocking is one of the highlights of the current gavelhouse New Zealand catalogue with bidding set to close from 7pm NZT on Monday.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 17 August 2017
The rise of champion sire Fastnet Rock as a sire of sires has been clearly illustrated by his brilliant sons Hinchinbrook, Foxwedge, Smart Missile and now Your Song, so Neville Murdoch of Larneuk Stud is more than hopeful he has the horse to write the next chapter of success for this emerging sire dynasty.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 17 August 2017
The fastest growing bloodstock empire in Australia, Aquis Farm opened the gates last Sunday at their Canungra property with hundreds of visitors enjoying brilliant sunshine and the warm hospitality of the Fung family.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 17 August 2017
"Very easy on the eye," is how Oritah Park, Kerang's Andrea Otto describes Raheeb, the former Queensland based stallion who makes Victoria his home this spring.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 17 August 2017
April 30, 2009 - A well bred colt makes his debut at Sale - Despite drawing an outside he is kept safe - He is, after all, a son of the outstanding Shamardal and the previous spring's VRC Derby had been won by his half-brother Rebel Raider.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 17 August 2017
By champion sire Fastnet Rock from the family of Galileo, royally bred filly Alluringly gained her first Black Type success when winning the Listed Hurry Harriet Stakes at Gowran Park in Ireland overnight.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 17 August 2017
Globe-trotting Group I winner Our Ivanhowe (Ger) has found a home at stud in France and will stand at Haras du Thenney in Normandy next year.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Scoring a winning double at Canterbury on Wednesday were progressive four year-olds Lubiton and Street Pursuit, both purchased as yearlings from Newgate Farm.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Your Song and All Too Hard have been trading blows since August 1, posting winner after winner with All Too Hard adding his 14thwinner when well-bred Aberro saluted at Sandown as a short priced favourite on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Larneuk Stud's Neville Murdoch has always been proud of his underrated consistent stallion O'Lonhro - all the more so when the quite achiever was recognised at last week's Northern Region Thoroughbreds Awards.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
With race fitness on her side and a pull in the weights, talented Your Song filly Songlike proved too good for stakes-placed Snitzel colt Showtime, who will have to wait for another day to break his maiden.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Patience is paying dividends for supporters of the Westbury Stud-stallion Redwood (GB), with the Group One-winning son of High Chaparral starting to hit his straps as a sire.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Highlighted as a Breednet 'One to Watch' when bolting in on debut at Echuca last month, Godolphin runner Esperance looked the goods again when cruising clear for an easy win at Sandown on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Four Group 1-winning Arrowfield graduates, all purchased from the Inglis Easter Sale, were the only Australian-bred finalists for South Africa's 2016/17 Equus Awards, and two of them won their respective categories.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
A star-studded field will clash in Saturday's A$200,000 Group 2 Charge Of The Light Horse PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m), the first of four races in the 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock Caulfield Spring WFA Championship.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
It's that time of year when I have to drag myself away from Daybreak Farm and put boots on the ground in far flung places to see some of these stallions I spend so much time thinking about and writing about.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
The success of young High Chaparral (IRE) son So You Think has put the spotlight on his sire sons to follow including his dual Australian Group I winning son Contributer (IRE), whose first foal has been born at Mapperley Stud in New Zealand.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Fresh from siring his first Australian winner on Tuesday with an impressive victory for Merovee at Newcastle, Frankel kicked in with a Group double at Deauville in France overnight with a Group III win for Lady Frankel and a Group II victory for the Sir Peter Vela owned colt Eminent.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Just days after siring his first Group I winner in Al Wukair, Aquis Farm shuttler Dream Ahead (USA) was back in the stakes groove at Deauville with promising filly Pursuing the Dream claiming Black Type success in the Listed Prix de la Vallee d'Auge.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Lisa Latta believes she can get a maximum result from Five To Midnight on a minimum of racing.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 15 August 2017
The racing industry is not commonly referred to as the 'Sport of Kings' unless many of its participants did not have decent incomes and/or assets behind them.
Mark Smith - Tuesday, 15 August 2017
After performing above and beyond expectations when third as his career debut as a 40/1 shot at Pakenham back on March 2, the Jason Warren-trained Bel Sonic was sent off the punters choice in an 1100 metre maiden at Geelong on Tuesday and he did the right thing by supporters but it was not without a few heart palpations.
Mark Smith - Tuesday, 15 August 2017
A beaten favourite at Newcastle back in March when making his only appearance at two, high-priced Frankel colt Merovee broke his maiden status over 1350m on the Beaumont track on Tuesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 15 August 2017
After more than 30 years as a staple in the Thoroughbred breeding and racing community, Ben Walden Jr has announced the full dispersal of more than 50 horses owned by he and his wife, Elaine, at the upcoming Keeneland September and Keeneland November sales.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 14 August 2017
Dream Ahead was not the only Aquis Farm shuttler to taste stakes success in the Northern Hemisphere last weekend with Artie Schiller (USA) also in the frame with unbeaten juvenile Artie B Good, winner of the $55,225 Jess Jackson Juvenile Stakes at Santa Rosa.
Mark Smith - Monday, 14 August 2017
The Saratoga Sale concluded its two-night run on Tuesday with gains across the board and an historical high in median, bolstered by a deep buying bench with purchasers from North America, Europe, Australia, Japan, and Dubai.
Mark Smith - Monday, 14 August 2017
What have Fasliyev, Minardi, Johannesburg, Spartacus One Cool Cat Holy Roman Emperor Mastercraftsman Alfred Nobel Zoffany and Air Force Blue have in common? They were all trained by Aidan O'Brien to win the Group I Phoenix Stakes, who found their way to Australasia.
Mark Smith - Monday, 14 August 2017
The well-travelled four-year-old colt Washington DC, a son of former shuttler Zoffany (IRE), earned a fifth stakes win and a first at Group level, when downing his Fastnet Rock stablemate Cougar Mountain in Sunday's Group III Phoenix Sprint (6f) at The Curragh.
Mark Smith - Monday, 14 August 2017
After safely landing in Australia for the 17th consecutive year, Vinery Stud's flagship stallion More Than Ready (USA) was greeted with the news his two-year-old son Copper Bullet dominated Sunday's $200,000 Grade II Saratoga Special Stakes.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 14 August 2017
Top class three year-old colt Al Wukair provided Aquis Farm shuttler Dream Ahead (USA) with his first Group I winner overnight when taking out the Group I Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville in France.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 14 August 2017
One of the more valuable fillies in the country can add race performance to her rich pedigree this season, according to her trainers.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 14 August 2017
Entries are closing soon for New Zealand Bloodstock's Ready to Run Sale of  2YO's – the most successful sale of its kind in Australasia – with a deadline of Friday 18 August.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 13 August 2017
Some promising types contested Sunday's Jayco SV 3YO Maiden Plate (1300m), which makes the dominant winner Illumicon one to follow.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 13 August 2017
The Aquis Farm stallion parade and open day on Sunday drew a huge crowd to their picturesque Canungra base and there was good news to start the day with the first Aquis owned runner in North America saluting at Saratoga on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 13 August 2017
The Breednet Foal Gallery showcases thoroughbred foals from all over Australia and New Zealand and while the majority are sent in by commercial studs, we have plenty of support from owner breeders and one of those tasted success with a foal gallery star from 2013 at Morphettville on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 13 August 2017
One of the more intriguing first season stallions in Australia this spring is the Group I Breeders' Cup Turf winner Bobby's Kitten, a son of the El Prado stallion Kitten's Joy who has dominated turf racing in the US to the extent few have done before.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 13 August 2017
Widden Stud's Outreach impressed many broodmare owners at the stallion parades last year with his typically powerful bay Danehill line good looks and judging by his first foal, there will be a lot of happy breeders this spring.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 13 August 2017
Aquis Farm's versatile sire Domesday will be on show at their stallion parade and open day later this morning in Queensland and has made a swift start to the new season with six winners since August 1 including progressive five year-old Ingeegoodbe who made it back to back wins at Doomben on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 13 August 2017
All Too Hard has had a flurry of recent winners, but it was Black Caviar's full brother Moshe that had a smart winner at Flemington on Saturday with three year-old gelding Sheer Madness impressing with a stylish victory.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 12 August 2017
The hard fought victory of the Simon Miller-trained Meteoroid in Saturday's Listed Belmont Newmarket was worth considerably more than the $60,000 winner's cheque for her owners Barry and Jean McRostie.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 12 August 2017
On the eve of a new breeding season, Kooringal Stud resident Duporth showed just what he has to offer with a three- state treble highlighted by the win of the outstanding Hey Doc in the Group III Aurei's Star Stakes at Flemington.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 12 August 2017
Among the best two-year-olds of his generation, Menari finished the season without at black-type win to his credit.
Mark Smith - Friday, 11 August 2017
There are two stakes races for the new season three-year-olds on Saturday with the Aurie's Star Handicap at Flemington and the Listed Rosebud at Rosehill, however, we will be travelling to Doomben for an intriguing QTIS Three-Years-Old Handicap over 1200 metres.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 11 August 2017
The catalogue for the 2017 Inglis Ready2Race sale is now online, with 158 select juveniles set to be offered.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 11 August 2017
Three year-old filly Oscietra, the first foal of undefeated world champion sprinter Black Caviar, is a winner on Friday after saluting at Geelong on the synthetic track.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 11 August 2017
It's another day and another winner for Vinery Stud's All Too Hard, whose three year-old filly Hard Faith added to his growing list of winners with a victory at Geelong on Friday.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 11 August 2017
Toowoomba trainer John Zielke has high hopes for Americain (USA) filly Queen Consort, who cast off maiden status with a powerful win at Ipswich on Friday.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 11 August 2017
AMONG the visitors to the first two of the four successive open days to be conducted August 24-27 by Australia's most iconic thoroughbred stud, Widden, will be representatives of the Victoria Racing Club (VRC).
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 11 August 2017
The pulling power of Rich Hill Stud's 2017 roster was emphasised at their recent stallion parade.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 11 August 2017
An early three-year-old plan is in place for the talented Not Usual Trip to bag his first black type victory.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 11 August 2017
It's a new season and a new generation of colts are about to stake their claim for stud careers starting this weekend with the Listed ATC Rosebud Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill that has delivered past winners Eurozone (Newgate Farm) and Scissor Kick (Arrowfield Stud) both now standing in the Hunter Valley.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 10 August 2017
A little while back Kitchwin Hills unveiled to Breednet readers some of the breeding industry heavyweights who have put their own hard earned behind first season sire Sooboog.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 10 August 2017
Champion trainer Ciaron Maher produced a short priced winner at Bairnsdale on Thursday with this three year-old son of All Too Hard carrying the Vinery Stud colours to victory.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 10 August 2017
Zumanity, a black-type mare by champion broodmare sire O'Reilly, features in the current gavelhouse Australia catalogue.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 10 August 2017
It has not taken long for Springview Farm's Peter Smith to become smitten with new arrival Mezyaan, the handsome young stallion impressing him in every way.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 10 August 2017
The presence of Australia's champion mare makes Moonee Valley a highly unlikely spring destination for a quartet of Group One performers from Cambridge.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 9 August 2017
With just four crops of foals running for him, all conceived at a fee of $11,000, the achievements of Yarraman Park's flagship sire I Am Invincible in 2016/2017 make for eye opening reading and he is poised for another big season with star mare Invincible Gem returning in hot form last Saturday to win the Group II ATC Missile Stakes.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 9 August 2017
On a day that featured smart wins for a number of lightly raced promising three year-olds, Widden Stud sires Sebring and Your Song chimed in with Gold Standard successful at Canterbury and Your Song's first starter Setoga saluting for Aquis Farm at the Sunshine Coast.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 9 August 2017
With a double on Wednesday afternoon at Canterbury Park by Runaway and Gold Standard, followed by unbeaten runners Siege Of Quebec and Whypeeo racing on Saturday, the Blue Sky Bloodstock purchased three-year-old's are heading into the spring full of gusto.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 9 August 2017
For the second Wednesday in a row Godolphin have unleashed a talented daughter of Sepoy with Alizee successful last week and unbeaten Regimen scoring at Canterbury today.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 9 August 2017
As a three-quarter brother to a pair of Oaks winners, it's no surprise the Group I ATC Spring Champion Stakes is on the agenda for promising three year-old Runaway, who broke the ice with his first win at Canterbury on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 9 August 2017
A $450,000 NZB Premier purchase for Rosemont Stud from the Cambridge Stud draft, blue-blooded Exceed and Excel filly True Excelsior opened her account at Geelong on Wednesday to become the latest winner for the famed Eight Carat (GB) family.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 9 August 2017
Another racing season has just finished and another son of Fastnet Rock is the leading first crop sire.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 8 August 2017
Eureka Stud's exciting young sire Spirit of Boom nailed it in NZ with his first official trial winner scoring by a commanding eight lengths over 600m at Waverley race course on Tuesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 8 August 2017
There was an air of anticipation before the 1000 metre maiden at Scone on Tuesday with big things expected from a Hinchinbrook first starter, who opened up to win by more than eight lengths.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 8 August 2017
A $900,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Shadwell Australia from the Milburn Creek draft, good looking Snitzel colt Mutamayel made a winning debut on the synthetic surface at Pakenham on Tuesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 8 August 2017
Welcome to the new 2018 tax year!.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 8 August 2017
Former brilliant dual Group I winning two year-old Pride of Dubai has his first foals on the ground this spring and it only seems fitting that one of the first to be born at Coolmore is for his breeder Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 8 August 2017
Sun Stud's exciting young stallion, Squamosa has taken out the title of Victoria's Champion First Season Sire for the 2016/17 racing season.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 8 August 2017
GROUP 1 Doomben 10,000 winner REDZEL resumed this preparation with a quiet barrier trial at Royal Randwick on Tuesday morning with Blake Shinn reporting 'he felt terrific' after guiding him through the 1000m hit out.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 8 August 2017
The 2016/2017 Australian racing season has been analysed from many bloodstock points of view, but interesting to many are the nicks between certain sires that delivered above average success.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 8 August 2017
Two year-old colt Continental Divide scored a stylish win in the $US100,000 Graduation Stakes at Del Mar on Sunday to give Animal Kingdom (USA) his second stakes-winner from 11 first-crop US runners.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 7 August 2017
Champion trainer Darren Weir gave us the One to Watch on Monday with a brilliant return for this three-year-old half-brother to a Group I sprint winner.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 7 August 2017
BOBS bonuses have made racing horses in NSW all the more lucrative so it's always interesting to look back and see just which horses raked in the BOBS money for their lucky owners with top honours for the past season shared by two fillies.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 7 August 2017
A change in the ownership of Perfect Fit hasn't altered plans for the Group I winner.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 7 August 2017
An exciting opportunity exists for a horseperson to manage boutique thoroughbred stud Rheinwood Pastoral located in the picturesque Southern Highlands of NSW, just 1 ½ hrs south of Sydney.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 7 August 2017
Faaltless (Faltaat), who cost $65,000 and $160,000 in his two trips through the Karaka sale ring in 2012, took his prizemoney earnings past S$500,000 with a second win in the S$200,000 Listed Garden City Trophy (1200m) at Kranji on Sunday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 7 August 2017
Scoring an easy debut win at Turffontein in South Africa on Sunday was three year-old colt Alwahsh, the highest priced yearling by Sepoy from his second crop.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 6 August 2017
Spendthrift Australia will stand four stallions at their Victorian base this spring and among them is Jimmy Creed (USA), who sired his first stakes-winner in the US on Saturday with exciting filly Spectator landing the Group II Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 6 August 2017
The 2016/17 QTIS Premiership winners were too strong, dominating for most of the season, and despite a last minute dash in the final four weeks for the title, no one could catch this year's winners – Krystle Johnston, John and Chris Meagher, Paradis Imperial and Our Beebee.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 6 August 2017
Fans let out a roar when former Horse Of The Year Lankan Rupee hit the front 250 metres out in Sunday's $150,000 Group III Bletchingly Stakes at Sandown but out of the corner of the eye, the red, white and blue silks of the in form Reward For Effort gelding Ability were looming large.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 6 August 2017
Shadwell Stud's Sanadaat pulled a mild surprise when winning on debut at Morphettville back in February before backing up with a luckless third in the Listed Talindert Stakes at Flemington a fortnight later.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 5 August 2017
Exciting Star Witness filly Crown Witness made it two wins in as many starts when she defeated stakes-winning filly Madeenaty at Flemington on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 5 August 2017
Trainer Kelly Schweida executed a successful hit and run mission to Sydney with Written Tycoon gelding Shogun Sun in Saturday's walking2help,com, au Sprint at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 5 August 2017
It's a new season and a clean slate and the first stallion to put a stakes-winner on the board is Yarraman Park's flagship sire I Am Invincible.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 5 August 2017
Volpe Veloce will head to Hastings in fine fettle in her quest for a full house of stakes victories.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 5 August 2017
Kate Cowan repaid the faith placed in her by Adrian and Harry Bull when she guided Nashville to another feature race victory at Riccarton.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 5 August 2017
Making his first start since finishing second to Big Duke in the Group II Chairman's Hcp at Randwick back in April, the team Williams stayer Aloft kick-started his campaign towards the Melbourne Cup with a fighting win in Saturday's $120,000 The Nursery Handicap (2000m) at Flemington.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 5 August 2017
Reigning champion sire Snitzel has made a quick start to the new season and he looks to have a top prospect in the Tony McEvoy-trained Azazel.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 5 August 2017
The Daily Debutants list for Saturday features a three year-old son of Frankel from the family of Australian Horse of the Year Might and Power.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 4 August 2017
This Lonhro youngster caught the eye in a recent Juvenile Trial Watch report finishing second to Thursday’s smart winner Albumin, so it was no surprise to see him come out and win his debut on Friday.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 4 August 2017
The first foal born at Newgate Farm this spring is a special one indeed.
Racenet - Friday, 4 August 2017
With the change in seasons there is now obviously no two-year-old barrier trials for a while but there's still interest in the three-year-olds as they build up for the spring so here's the list of barrier trial placegetters from around the country in the past week with breeding and sale details.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 4 August 2017
Darley will stand a roster of 24 stallions in 2017 which includes 15 stallions whom have arrived safely in Australia after shuttling from the Northern Hemisphere.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 4 August 2017
Berkely Stud resident Highly Recommended is off to a flying start following the performances last season of his first crop of two-year-olds.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 4 August 2017
Cornerstone Stud's shuttle stallion Zebedee (Invincible Spirit) has a new superstar 2YO colt in Europe.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 3 August 2017
Flashy grey Foxwedge three year-old Albumin was an easy winner when resuming from a spell at Hawkesbury on Thursday and owes his colouring to his famous grand-mother Tristanagh, the darling of the 1989 Melbourne Spring Carnival when winning the Thousand Guineas, Wakeful Stakes and VRC Oaks.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 3 August 2017
Injury and bad luck have restricted the career of So You Think four year-old Reata to just two starts before today, but he showed with this dominant win at Pakenham that the tide may be turning at last.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 3 August 2017
One of the first sons of champion sire Lonhro to go to stud and his only son standing in Victoria, Larneuk Stud's O'Lonhro has now established himself as a proven source of quality winners at an affordable fee.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 3 August 2017
Entries for the 2018 Inglis Select Yearling Sale Series and the 2017 Inglis Ready2Race Sale close tomorrow, Friday August 4.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 3 August 2017
It was a blast from the past at Goodwood overnight with seven year-old Danehill Dancer gelding Here Comes When scoring a surprise win in the Group I Sussex Stakes.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 3 August 2017
The Daily Debutants list for Thursday features another blue-blood from the powerful Godolphin stable seeking to add his name to a flurry of recent promising three year-old winners trained by James Cummings.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 3 August 2017
Keeneland have announced the expansion of its lucrative September Sale Bonus Program to include a Sellers Program, which, together with the previously announced Book 1 Bonus, will offer cash rewards to horses sold at the September Yearling Sale that win graded or group stakes.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 2 August 2017
The powerful Godolphin stable won the first two races at Warwick Farm on Wednesday with two promising three year-olds in Piracy and Alizee, a half-sister to last year's Group I ATC Golden Rose winner Astern.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 2 August 2017
Aquis Farm has announced a new senior management team, including the appointment of Racing NSW executive Paul Weekes to the position of Chief Financial Officer.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 2 August 2017
It's a new season with a new group of young sires poised to make their mark and Northern Meteor's Group I winning son Zoustar was in the frame at the trials at Te Teko in New Zealand on Monday with a good win for Quattro Katie.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 1 August 2017
There has never been a great deal separating quality young sires Star Witness and Hinchinbrook and at the end of their third season less than $20,000 split the pair on seasonal earnings.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 1 August 2017
The foundation sire for Newgate Farm, Fastnet Rock's Group I winning son Foxwedge has enjoyed a fruitful past 12 months that has seen him soar past his rivals to finish as the Champion Second Season Sire for 2016/2017.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 1 August 2017
As the finest son of one of the most loved racehorses of our time in Lonhro, Pierro has always carried the aura of greatness and in claiming Champion Australian First Season Sire honours he has achieved something even his illustrious sire did not.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 1 August 2017
It was fitting that Blackfriars gelding Foxinator landed the last race of the Western Australian season at Kalgoorlie on Sunday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 1 August 2017
If you think there are a lot of first season sires in Australasia you're right! With 40 plus new boys retiring this year there are double the number of freshman stallions in 2017 compared to last season.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 1 August 2017
Kevin Hickman's breeding operation has welcomed another highly valuable addition while his prospects for the new racing season also look particularly bright.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 1 August 2017
Reward For Effort has capped off a huge season by setting the all time Victorian record for 3rd Season Sire Earnings.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 1 August 2017
Moorookyle Park's Nioka Wozny is looking forward to a big spring with the season's first foals just around the corner!.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 1 August 2017
Snitzel has taken all the accolades for the 2016/2017 racing season as our new Champion Australian Sire, but history would suggest it will be hard for him to keep up the current pace.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 1 August 2017
Darley's young Group I winning sire Epaulette was sent to stud first in the Northern Hemisphere and while his first two year-olds will be up and running here this spring, his European counterparts are already doing the job with a new winner saluting at Windsor in the UK overnight.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 1 August 2017
Widden Stud's Your Song has capped a remarkably successful 12 months to finish as the leading Australian First Season Sire by winners, wins, metropolitan winners and stakes horses.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 1 August 2017
Yarraman Park will welcome visitors on the afternoon of Friday August 25 for the annual stallion parade featuring star stallions I Am Invincible and Hinchinbrook.