Tara Madgwick - Wednesday January 16
The Benchmark 64 event at Sandown on Wednesday was supposed to be n easy return for royally bred Fastnet Rock colt More Sundays, but talented Fiorente (IRE) gelding Hawkshot went past him like he was tied to the fence.
Media Release - Wednesday January 16
With the first breeding season under new ownership nearing completion, the next important stage in Cambridge Stud's evolution is set to take place at New Zealand Bloodstock's Karaka sales complex.
Media Release - Wednesday January 16
The countdown to a young stallion's yearling sale debut is a time of great excitement for any stud farm, and Mapperley Stud has double the anticipation in the lead-up to Karaka 2019.
Racenet - Wednesday January 16
Dundeel continued his rise in stocks with another new promising winner at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
Racenet - Wednesday January 16
The countdown is on to the inaugural $2m Inglis Millennium and a bumper Classic Yearling Sale, which this year will run for a record five days and see 1013 yearlings catalogued.
Racenet - Wednesday January 16
Tineke Balcombe’s $2,600 gavelhouse,com New Zealand purchase Car Pie proved too good for her rivals at Hokitika yesterday to break her maiden with a dominant display.
Racenet - Wednesday January 16
Our coverage of the two-year-old barrier trial placegetters is always very well read so we thought we’d expand it a little and also produce a report on the older unraced horses, so here they are for the past week – all placegetters with breeding and sale data.
Racenet - Wednesday January 16
An exciting New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series continues on Saturday with the sixth leg, the $70,000 Group 3 Williment Travel Group Desert Gold Stakes (1600m) at Trentham.
Media Release - Wednesday January 16
The 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale has been confirmed as the best ever with records tumbling across the board during a sensational six days of selling which concluded on Tuesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday January 15
Two impressive debut winners in Sydney last year for the Snowden stable appeared at the Pakenham trials in Victoria on Tuesday and both were successful, the pair potentially set to bring major pedigree updates for their Inglis Easter bound siblings.
Racenet - Tuesday January 15
Plenty of interesting two year-old trials around the country in the past week so here are all the placegetters with their breeding and sale information.
Media Release - Tuesday January 15
Connections of New Zealand-bred stakes performer True Excelsior are hoping a return to her homeland will result in the addition of a valuable Group One victory to her record.
Media Release - Tuesday January 15
Talented four-year-old Supera landed her first stakes success last weekend when winning the Group III Tui- Backing A Winner Since 1889 Anniversary Handicap (1600m) and the well-related mare will now be set for bigger targets.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday January 15
On Monday we looked at sire profitability at the 2019 Magic Millions in terms of multiple of service fee which tends to highlight the modestly priced stallions, but today we’re looking at stallions that delivered the biggest profits for their supporters and that shows cream really does rise to the top.
Media Release - Monday January 14
Half way down the famed Flemington straight, the good looking bay still had several lengths to make up.
Racenet - Monday January 14
Winx is set to take the first step on her autumn campaign on Tuesday morning in a barrier trial at Rosehill with five other Group One winners to trial also.
Tara Madgwick - Monday January 14
A record breaking Magic Millions Yearling Sale last week made for some big returns in the area of pinhooking with one sire producing four of the six best and a modestly priced first season sire delivering an outstanding result.
Media Release - Monday January 14
Join Caroline Searcy Tuesday night at 8pm AEDST for the 2019 New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Yearling Sale Preview produced by SearcyMedia for Sky Thoroughbred Central (Foxtel Ch 528) and streamed live on racingnsw.
Media Release - Monday January 14
On both sides of the Tasman there is an all-conquering stallion rewriting the record books and creating a powerful and enduring legacy.
Media Release - Monday January 14
The sky appears to be the limit for some of Australasia's emerging star stallions, and Karaka 2019 will be the perfect time to get on board with their progeny.
Media Release - Monday January 14
Karaka 2019 will showcase the first crops of yearlings by a quality group of new sires, including some who themselves went through the ring and are now bringing their careers full-circle.
Tara Madgwick - Monday January 14
The leading sires by profitability in terms of multiple of service fee is always interesting and at Magic Millions frequently reveals young stallions standing at a lower fee that have produced types that have outsold expectation.
Media Release - Monday January 14
A lovely filly by exciting first season sire Brazen Beau has topped Book Two of the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
Media Release - Sunday January 13
The intrigue around the upcoming Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) took another twist at Ellerslie on Sunday where exciting filly Probabeel laid claim to the favourite's tag for the rich two-year-old dash on January 26.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday January 13
Not all the best Magic Millions graduates were in action at the Gold Coast on Saturday with this Randwick winner stamping himself as a likely new stakes-winner for outstanding young sire Zoustar.
Media Release - Sunday January 13
Boutique Victorian breeder Macedon Park has had plenty of reason to celebrate 24 hours of Magic Millions action on the Gold Coast.
Media Release - Sunday January 13
Karaka graduate Manolo Blahniq (NZ) (Jimmy Choux) is now a stakes winner on both sides of the Tasman.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday January 13
Australian Horse of the Year Dissident posted his first winner at Trentham in New Zealand on Saturday with a powerful debut victory for Louis Luck.
Media Release - Sunday January 13
The second foal of Magic Millions 2YO Classic runner-up Oakleigh Girl by record breaking stallion I Am Invincible has topped the 2019 Gold Coast Yearling Sale after selling for $1,7 million on Saturday night.
Mark Smith - Saturday January 12
Not to be left out after his sons Snitzel and Not A Single Doubt provided the quinella in the $2m MM 2yo Classic, the ground old man Redoute’s Choice featured as the sire of the $1 million Magic Millions Cup hero Redouble.
Mark Smith - Saturday January 12
The $2million Magic Millions 2yo Classic proved a triumph for Godolphin who made it’s first foray to the Magic Millions in 2018 and came away with the winner Exhilarates.
Mark Smith - Saturday January 12
In a huge result for the thoroughbred industry in Queensland, Chris Munce’s gallant Spirit Of Boom gelding Boomsara refused to be beaten in a thrilling three-horse war in Saturday’s $2 million Magic Millions 3yo Guineas at the Gold Coast.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday January 12
Champion trainer Chris Waller posted an early double on Magic Millions Day at the Gold Coast with top class I Am Invincible mare Invincibella claiming the $1million MM Filly and Mare (1300m) for the second year in a row, just after her stablemate Tumultuous did likewise when winning the $1million MM Trophy.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday January 12
Champion trainer Chris Waller knows horses for courses, his handy stayer Tumultuous started 2018 with a win in the $1million Magic Millions Trophy (2200m) and 12 months later was able to return to the Gold Coast and win it again.
Mark Smith - Saturday January 12
Third in the Magic Millions Guineas at three, sixth in the Magic Millions Fillies and Mares at four and third in the Magic Millions Sprint at five, the Bjorn Baker-trained Egyptian Symbol made her fourth trip to the Magic Millions race day count when powering home from the rear of the field to win Saturday's $1,00,000 Magic Millions Snippets Sprint (1200m).
Media Release - Saturday January 12
Tough-as-teak three-year-old Madison County became a dual Group One winner when he overcame some home-straight difficulties to take out the Group I Fusion Electrical Levin Classic (1600m) at Trentham.
Media Release - Saturday January 12
Promising mare Supera added some significant value to any potential broodmare career she may have, when she captured her first black-type success in Saturday's Group III Tui-Backing A Winner Since 1889 Anniversary Handicap (1600m) at Trentham.
Media Release - Saturday January 12
Elite-level performer Consensus reminded racegoers about her genuine class when she dominated her rivals in the Group III Barneswood Farm Trentham Stakes (2100m) on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday January 12
A last start second in the Listed Gosford Guineas, talented Star Witness filly Terminology was a short priced favourite in the $250,000 Magic Millions Maiden at the Gold Coast on Saturday and duly got punters off to a flying start.
Mark Smith - Saturday January 12
With some beautifully pedigreed newcomers, it would be no surprise if Saturday’s Super Vobis 2-Y-O Plate (1000m) down the Flemington straight threw up several future stakes-winners.
Media Release - Saturday January 12
A $900,000 colt by Written Tycoon has topped Day Three of the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale on Friday .
Tara Madgwick - Friday January 11
After three sessions of the 2019 Magic Millions Yearling Sale Book One, Golden Slipper winner Vancouver has moved to the top of the first season sire averages for sires with three or more yearlings sold.
Tara Madgwick - Friday January 11
Racking up his fourth consecutive win at Hobart on Friday in the Listed $100,000 Tasmanian Guineas was promising Dundeel three year-old The Inevitable.
Mark Smith - Friday January 11
The dreaded Saturday night session will bring the curtain down on book one of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale and there are several lots that look certain to keep the overflow crowd entertained.
Mark Smith - Friday January 11
Two weeks week’s into his 11th season at Widden Stud, the 2005 Group 1 Golden Slipper hero Stratum had a heart attack and died in his paddock.
Tara Madgwick - Friday January 11
Newgate Farm’s exciting young sire Deep Field sired a tenacious debut winner at Gosford on Friday in Roman Wolf and nearly made it a double with Redicon a fast closing second on debut at Wagga.
Tara Madgwick - Friday January 11
Better Than Ready is not the only young Queensland first season sire posting winners this season with Whittington adding a third to his tally following a debut victory at Wagga on Friday for Washington Towers.
Media Release - Friday January 11
Te Aroha-based trainer Peter Lock celebrated his gavelhouse purchase Happy Hitter breaking maiden ranks at Matamata Racing's meeting yesterday.
Media Release - Friday January 11
Last-start Group Three winner Crown Prosecutor will head into Saturday's Group I Levin Classic (1600m) in a fresh state, but his trainer Stephen Marsh believes his colt is primed for the Trentham mile.
Tara Madgwick - Friday January 11
The most represented sire in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic this Saturday with four runners, Better Than Ready added another winner to his ever growing tally with a six length winner at Rockhampton on Thursday.
Racenet - Friday January 11
Te Akau Racing's hand in this year's $1 million Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) will become clearer this weekend.
Racenet - Friday January 11
A cracking colt by Redoute’s Choice led the wayas five individual lots sold for over $1 million during a spirited day’s selling at the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale today.
Mark Smith - Thursday January 10
The total number of seven-figure yearlings increased to nine at the completion of the second session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale and it's like the halcyon days for Arrowfield Stud's living legend Redoute's Choice.
Media Release - Thursday January 10
When January 26 rolls around the lights will come down on New Zealand's richest sporting event of the year, the Karaka Million Twilight Meeting at Ellerslie Racecourse.
Media Release - Thursday January 10
A well related colt by Redoute’s Choice has topped a record breaking Day One of the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday January 9
Popular opinion had I Am Invincible and Snitzel as the star performers at Magic Millions 2019 and they may well be by the end of this sale, but at the close of day one it was the grand old man Redoute’s Choice sitting atop the sire averages.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday January 9
China Horse Club tasted global success in 2018, notably through their US Triple Crown hero Justify, and were at the top of the buyers list in partnership with Newgate Farm at the end of the first day of trade at Magic Millions 2019.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday January 9
The opening session of Magic Millions 2019 proved a good one for Yarraman Park who sold all 12 yearlings consigned for $5,040,000 to be the leading vendor by aggregate.
Mark Smith - Wednesday January 9
The momentum continued to build throughout the opening day and there were slam dunks aplenty by vendors.
Racenet - Wednesday January 9
After the first 150 lots through the ring at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale there have been three million dollar sales and the average sits at a very healthy figure.
Racenet - Wednesday January 9
The new years 2YO's have been trialling in earnest, so here are the placegetters with breeding and sale data including an impressive Godolphin youngster by Shooting To Win.
Media Release - Tuesday January 8
The catalogue assembled for New Zealand Bloodstock's 93rd National Yearling Sale Series has serious firepower so buyers can expect a line-up of over 1,200 of the country's best thoroughbred yearlings to inspect.
Racenet - Tuesday January 8
Champion Abel Tasman sold for $5 million to Coolmore’s M V Magnier to lead Monday’s robust opening session of the 2019 Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale.
Mark Smith - Tuesday January 8
A new year ticks over and all the beautiful people head to the Gold Coast where bloodstock agents, trainers and owners plot the purchase of their next champion, hopefully before the throng of visiting schoolies bring down civilization as we know it.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday January 8
The all important barrier draw for the Magic Millions 2YO Classic was held this morning with mixed fortunes for the leading fancies, Unite and Conquer stuck with gate 18 and Dubious blessed with a cosy 7, while first season sire Better Than Ready has more runners than any other sire.
Media Release - Tuesday January 8
Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman hold a strong hand heading into the Group I Levin Classic (1600m) at Trentham on Saturday, but are disappointed they haven't been able to give last-start Group One winner Madison County a lead-in run ahead of the three-year-old feature.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday January 8
Our series on first season sires displaying their yearlings in a user friendly format so prospective buyers can get a real insight as to the overall type a sire is producing has been really well received, making us wonder just what sale ring success means at the Magic Millions for a first season sire – is it a passport to success or did the good judges get it wrong.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday January 8
The Magic Millions Yearling Sale starts on Wednesday so this is the last in our first season sire series showcasing their yearlings in a user friendly format making for an easier assessment of overall type.
Tara Madgwick - Monday January 7
The Magic Millions Yearling Sale is well named given the extensive list of sales graduates that have attained millionaire status, so let’s take a look at them as yearlings for those seeking inspiration ahead of the 2019 sale starting on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday January 7
When $7million earner Criterion retired to Newgate Farm at a fee of $35,750 in 2016, much was expected of the superstar son of Sebring, but three years on we arrive at Magic Millions and instead of a bumper draft of stunning youngsters to rival his top end peers Vancouver and Pride of Dubai, we find just two yearlings to be offered for sale.
Tara Madgwick - Monday January 7
The next instalment of our first season sire series highlights two young Arrowfield stallions of very different backgrounds, the Redoute's Choice son Scissor Kick and Japanese bred Australian Group I winner Real Impact (Jpn).
Tara Madgwick - Monday January 7
A proven source of Group I winners including Trapeze Artist and Youngstar, Bowness Stud will offer 11 yearlings at Magic Millions including youngsters by proven and popular sires as well as young guns Pride of Dubai, Super One and Outreach.
Tara Madgwick - Monday January 7
Fergal Connolly and his team of staff at Valiant Stud have been busy since arriving at the Gold Coast last week with a crackerjack draft of 14 yearlings guaranteed to tempt buyers with the half-brother to leading Magic Millions 2YO Classic fancy Unite and Conquer proving popular.
Media Release - Monday January 7
Australasian breeders are the big winners with a number of changes to the commission structure of Inglis Weanling and Breeding Stock Sales Series in 2019, which will include a 0% sales commission for The Chairman's Sale.
Media Release - Monday January 7
Christchurch based owner-trainer Taylor Burnett is enjoying reigniting the race careers of his gavelhouse purchases, his most recent success being five-year-old Heart of Fame's stylish win yesterday at Greymouth.
Mark Smith - Sunday January 6
The Ricky Yiu-trained Jolly Banner earned his first stakes win in Sunday’s The Bauhinia Sprint Trophy (1000m) at Sha Tin but there were few punters cheering as the 7yo son of Lonhro started at 90/1 in the six-horse field.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday January 6
He took the 2018 European racing season by storm finishing as the Champion First Crop Sire and now at Magic Millions this week Australian yearling buyers are going to get their first look at the progeny of Scat Daddy’s ground breaking young sire No Nay Never (USA).
Tara Madgwick - Sunday January 6
Every thoroughbred breeder aspires to produce a winner and many are successful in that regard, but to produce a winner that can go on and make his mark at stud takes that dream to another level.
Media Release - Sunday January 6
Cambridge Stud owners Brendan and Jo Lindsay continued their wonderful winning streak of late when talented galloper Hanger resumed off a long spell with an eye-catching performance at Awapuni.
Media Release - Sunday January 6
Classy Karaka graduate Celebrity Dream(NZ) (Thorn Park) scored the fifth black-type win of her career with a dominant performance in Saturday's A$150,000 Group 3 Mrs Mac's La Trice Classic (1800m) at Ascot in Perth.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday January 6
Riding the crest of a winning wave highlighted by the Torryburn Stud bred and sold Hong Kong star Hot King Prawn, the Cornish family owned farm will present a great draft at the 2019 Magic Millions with a colt by exciting young sire Zoustar the obvious highlight.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday January 6
Fergal Connolly and his team of staff at Valiant Stud have been busy since arriving at the Gold Coast last week with a crackerjack draft of 14 yearlings guaranteed to tempt buyers with the half-brother to leading Magic Millions 2YO Classic fancy Unite and Conquer proving popular.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday January 6
Australian bred Street Cry (IRE) mare Oh Susanna racked up her fourth Group I victory at Kenilworth in south Africa on Saturday winning the Group I Cartier Paddock Stakes for the second year in a row.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday January 5
Yearling buyers will have to wait another year to bid on the first offspring of Written Tycoon’s Magic Millions and Golden Slipper winning son Capitalist, but for those interested in the Written Tycoon sireline, a look at the progeny of his first son to stud Rich Enuff is enlightening.
Mark Smith - Saturday January 5
With five runners it was no surprise that Bob and Sandra Peters won their eighth Group II Perth Cup at Ascot on Saturday, but it was a shock that it came with the $35 outsider Star Exhibit who ran down the favoured Action.
Mark Smith - Saturday January 5
Racing and breeding powerhouse Godolphin went shopping at the Magic Millions for the first time in 2018 and they came away with a filly that shapes as a leading chance in next week’s $2 million 2yo Classic.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday January 5
A brilliant Randwick victory on Saturday for promising I Am Invincible three year-old Ljungberg will not entice connections to chase the lure of the rich Magic Millions 3YO Guineas despite the withdrawal of the favourite for that race in Native Soldier due to injury.
Media Release - Saturday January 5
Evergreen galloper Sampson proved that age is just a number when he gave his younger rivals a solid beating in Saturday's Listed Gallagher Marton Cup (2200m).
Mark Smith - Saturday January 5
Looking worth every penny of his $525,000 purchase price, the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Written Tycoon gelding Hightail earned a trip to next weeks $2 million Magic Millions 2yo Classic at the Gold Coast with a dominant performance in Saturday’s Events By ATC Hcp (1150m) on the Kensington track at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday January 5
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 in 2019 to present their biggest and best ever draft at the Gold Coast with 16 Magic Millions yearlings to offer.
Media Release - Saturday January 5
Promising three-year-old Miss Labasa retained her unbeaten record with another impressive performance at Awapuni on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday January 5
Leading Magic Millions 2YO Classic contenders Dubious and Yes Yes Yes have something in common with Pierata, winner of last year’s Magic Millions 3YO Guineas and Phelan Ready, the Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner of 2009 - and it’s KWH.
Tara Madgwick - Friday January 4
Our series on Magic Millions first season sires continues with the focus falling on Vinery Stud’s Press Statement, the first son to stud of Yarraman Park’s much missed Hinchinbrook, a three-quarter brother to Snitzel.
Tara Madgwick - Friday January 4
Staking a claim for the $2million Inglis Millennium at Warwick Farm on February 9 was the John Sargent trained filly My Fire Phoenix, who scored a stylish debut victory at Canterbury on Friday night.
Media Release - Friday January 4
Tim Black's gavelhouse New Zealand buy Wilbermere gave him an extra Christmas present, winning her Australian debut when storming home to win over 1650m at the Nhill Cup meeting on Boxing Day.
Tara Madgwick - Friday January 4
Leading South Australian vendors Mill Park bring only their best to Magic Millions each year and this year's draft features a selection of eight colts and fillies by champion sires such as Snitzel, I Am Invincible and Written Tycoon.
Media Release - Friday January 4
The Stephen Marsh-trained Ardrossan extended his unbeaten streak in New Zealand to three after taking out the Pak N Save Thames Sprint (1200m) at Te Aroha on Thursday.
Mark Smith - Friday January 4
A year after he made a hasty exit from the Philippines to Hawaii on the same private jet as President Ferdinand Marcos, Eduardo Cojuangco received some much-needed good news from Australia.
Tara Madgwick - Friday January 4
Foaled and raised at Yarraman Park for Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell Stud, six year-old Nicconi gelding Faatinah was back in action at Meydan in Dubai on Thursday night winning the Longines Ladies Record Handicap over five furlongs on turf.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday January 3
Our series on Magic Millions first season sires continues with the focus falling on Newgate Farm's Super One, a Champion 2YO with speed to burn.