Mark Smith - Friday January 24
Godolphin’s highly regarded 2-year-old Street Boss (USA) colt Valaquenta, a half-brother to stud dud Kementari, made a winning debut in Friday night’s Quest Moonee Valley Maiden Plate at Moonee Valley and is now likely to follow the path of last year’s winner Lankan Star who tackled the Blue Diamond Prelude before his second in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stales at Caulfield.
Tara Madgwick - Friday January 24
Newgate Farm’s young I Am Invincible stallion Super One posted his first winner on Friday with an impressive debut victory for talented filly Superbellaa at Canberra.
Mark Smith - Friday January 24
A son of Arrowfield Stud’s recently pensioned Not A Single Doubt, dual Group 1 winner Scales Of Justice came off a five month break to overpower triple Group 1 winner Hey Doc in Friday night’s Group II Mortimer Petroleum Australia Stakes (1200 metres at Moonee Valley.
Media Release - Friday January 24
The New Zealand National Yearling Sale Series is the moment of truth for leading vendor Waikato Stud.
Media Release - Friday January 24
Inglis Digital’s first Online Sale of 2020 has opened for bidding, with a catalogue of 315 lots on offer over the next five days.
Mark Smith - Friday January 24
Preparing to get to work at Teruya Yoshida's Shadai Farm in Japan, Bricks and Mortar had been named 2019 Horse of the Year at the 49th annual Eclipse Awards dinner at Gulfstream Park.
Tara Madgwick - Friday January 24
Darley shuttler Harry Angel (IRE), a Champion 3YO Sprinter by Dark Angel, has produced his first foal in the Northern Hemisphere after spending last spring in Australia.
Media Release - Friday January 24
Less than two days out from the start of the 2020 New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale the buzz around the Karaka sales complex is steadily rising.
Media Release - Friday January 24
With their biggest-ever Karaka Million punters’ club followed by a first foray into selling at Karaka, the next few days are shaping up as a massive time for Boys Get Paid.
Media Release - Friday January 24
Bloodstock agent Jen Campin has had plenty of success at New Zealand Bloodstock’s Yearling Sales as both a vendor and purchaser, but this year she is particularly looking forward to offering six yearlings through Wentwood Grange’s draft.
Media Release - Friday January 24
Since the beginning of November, elite races across New Zealand, Australia and Asia have delivered a series of major pedigree updates to the catalogues for Books 1, 2 and 3 of Karaka 2020.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday January 23
The 2020 New Zealand National Yearling Sale Series starts on Sunday and Breednet has our social media reporter Maree McKewan on the ground at Karaka.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday January 23
Two metropolitan winners in two days for Deep Field with Texas Forever saluting at Canterbury on Wednesday followed by a stylish debut winner from the David Vandyke stable at Doomben on Thursday.
Breednet - Thursday January 23
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 - Thursday January 23
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Mark Smith - Thursday January 23
There is some fabulous two-year-old action coming up this Saturday with the running of the divisions of the Blue Diamond Preview at Caulfield while at Randwick the wraps come off the $2.8 million Inglis Easter Yearling sales-topper Mount Fuji.
Media Release - Wednesday January 22
A “truly stunning’’ catalogue of 514 of the southern hemisphere’s best yearlings will be offered at this year’s Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday January 22
Tassie owner breeders Paul and Elizabeth Geard have had a lot of success with their Gee Gee horses sired by their own stallion Wordsmith and produced a new stakes-winner at Launceston  on Wednesday evening when Gee Gee Josie won the Listed Elwick Stakes for two year-olds.
Media Release - Wednesday January 22
One of the most talented and best-loved racehorses among the current Godolphin crop, Osborne Bulls, has been retired.
Media Release - Wednesday January 22
A live barrier draw with a new format at Karaka’s iconic Sales Centre has confirmed the final fields for the $1 million Karaka Million 2YO and $1 million Karaka Million 3YO Classic at Ellerslie this Saturday 25 January.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday January 22
This three year-old So You Think filly has a pedigree that screams Oaks contender and her stylish maiden win at Moe on Wednesday will no doubt have connections looking at all their classic options for the remainder of the season.
Media Release - Wednesday January 22
John Andrew has been a fixture at Perth yearling sales since 1974 and he’s back with another consignment of 15 quality lots for next month’s Magic Millions in the Swan Valley.
Media Release - Wednesday January 22
Situated in the lush countryside of the Waikato region, Pencarrow Stud was established by international businessman Sir Peter Vela.
Media Release - Wednesday January 22
Tasmanian filly Still A Star provided Toronado (IRE) with his second stakes win in Australia when the three-year-old scored a five length victory in the Launceston Guineas (21000) on Saturday.
Breednet - Wednesday January 22
A trainer for 30 years with international experience, including multiple group and listed winners in Australia and NZ, Liam Birchley has established a new bloodstock business, Bloodstock Solutions, offering his unique insight into racehorse selection and management.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday January 21
Plenty of interest in the juvenile heats at the Warwick Farm trials on Tuesday morning with Group III ATC Breeders Plate winner Global Quest edged out by the full brother to Group I winner and Royal Ascot hero Merchant Navy.
Media Release - Tuesday January 21
Victorian trainer David Hayes will be in New Zealand later this week as he puts the finishing touches on three-year-old colt Conqueror ahead of Saturday’s $1 million Karaka Million 3YO Classic (1600m).
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday January 21
The breeding and racing industry will be in shock today by the announcement made by Arrowfield Stud that leading sire Not A Single Doubt is under veterinary care following a diagnosis of pulmonary disease, which has shown no improvement despite treatment.
Media Release - Tuesday January 21
A 100% clearance rate with total sales of $2,085,000 and an average of $160,385 had Olly Tait and his team at Twin Hills Stud super happy after departing the Gold Coast following a memorable 2020 Magic Millions.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday January 21
That title has several contenders for the crown and two of them stepped out at the Warwick Farm barrier trials on Tuesday morning.
Media Release - Tuesday January 21
This year’s New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale will be the final bow for one Waikato Stud stallion and a debut for another, but Savabeel remains an all-conquering constant.
Tara Madgwick - Monday January 20
This nick involving two champion sires is well proven and documented with a two year-old winner last Saturday appearing as the latest example.
Tara Madgwick - Monday January 20
The sire of 12 Group I winners and best known as grandsire of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, Empire Maker died at Gainesway Farm in Kentucky last weekend.
Tara Madgwick - Monday January 20
Fresh from dominating the first season sires in the sale ring at Magic Millions 2020, Coolmore’s Triple Crown winner American Pharoah (USA) posted his 30th first crop winner over the weekend in the US where Bitcoin Pleasure earned TDN Rising Star status for his sensational debut victory on turf.
Media Release - Monday January 20
An approach made to former successful trainer Don Sellwood several years ago has led to a Taranaki couple, Rodger and Christine Hassall, having a strong involvement in Karaka Million night at Ellerslie on Saturday.
Media Release - Monday January 20
The excitement over the Karaka Million twilight meeting is already high for The Oaks Stud, but it could provide an even greater boost for the Cambridge establishment leading into this year’s New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sales at Karaka.
Media Release - Monday January 20
Just two months since her purchase off gavelhouse,com, Out of the Park has repaid her $14,000 purchase price and more after striking up two wins and a placing in just four starts.
Media Release - Monday January 20
It was a case of deja vu in the G1 Centenary Sprint Cup at Sha Tin, with Inglis Premier Yearling Sale graduate Beat The Clock (Hinchinbrook x Flion Fenena) triumphing for the second consecutive year in the 1200m feature.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday January 19
The sad loss of Yarraman Park's  Hinchinbrook was highlighted yet again at Sha Tin on Sunday when his quality sprinter Beat the Clock claimed another major victory in the Group I Centenary Sprint Cup (1200m).
Tara Madgwick - Sunday January 19
Magic Millions 2020 has been well covered but we always find it interesting to take a look at the sires that returned the most profit for their supporters in terms of multiple of fee and straight profit.
Media Release - Sunday January 19
Pencarrow Stud has achieved international fame as a nursery of outstanding thoroughbred talent, but the blue and white hooped colours of Pencarrow’s racing team have also earned a stellar reputation.
Media Release - Sunday January 19
With the 2020 edition of New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale series set to kick off in a week’s time, the wins of class mare Avantage and promising filly Festivity at Trentham on Saturday put a smile a mile wide on the face of Te Akau Racing boss, David Ellis.
Media Release - Sunday January 19
And maybe a Star by name and nature as well, the Gordon Richards trained 4Y0 so impressive recording a a tough and determined victory in Saturday's $140,000 Listed Kensington Stakes at Flemington.
Media Release - Sunday January 19
The proud Hogan legacy joins forces with the influence of new owners Brendan and Jo Lindsay to create a quality Cambridge Stud draft for the 2020 New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale.
Media Release - Sunday January 19
The measure of a thoroughbred stud’s prowess is the year-by-year consistency in turning out high-quality winners over a long period. Matamata’s Mapperley Stud has achieved that level of excellence, and its reputation is well-earned, but it has also raised the bar for a medium-sized thoroughbred breeding operation by producing three champions in the past ten years.
Mark Smith - Saturday January 18
Despite being caught wide for the majority of the trip, the three-year-old Toronado (IRE) filly Still A Star proved a class above in Saturday’s Listed Kevin Sharkie Launceston Guineas (2100).
Mark Smith - Saturday January 18
Sensationally backed Tasmanian Yearling Sale graduate Bold Star did best in a driving finish to earn a maiden stakes win in Saturday’s Listed Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday January 18
A Champion 2YO that won the Karaka Million in 2018, quality Fastnet Rock mare Avantage again showed her class at Trentham on Saturday when scoring a determined victory in the Group I JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) defeating Enzo’s Lad, who had won the previous two editions of the prestigious sprint.
Mark Smith - Saturday January 18
Trainer Michael Moroney believes the skies the limit for his striking Redoute’s Choice colt Alabama Express who came off a three-month break to land Saturday’s Donate To Salvation Army Hcp (1100m) at Flemington with a minimum of fuss.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday January 18
Blue-blooded Redoute’s Choice stallion Master of Design is based at Greta West Stud in Victoria at a fee of $3,300 and posted his first Group I winner in New Zealand on Saturday when The Mitigator took out the Group I Harcourts Thorndon Mile (1600m) at Trentham.
Media Release - Saturday January 18
A copybook ride by Opie Bosson paved the way for promising filly Showbeel to add a valuable black type success to her career record when she took out the first feature race at Trentham on Saturday, the Group III New Zealand Bloodstock Desert Gold Stakes (1600m).
Media Release - Saturday January 18
Underrated stayer Soleseifei completed a fairytale result for the Lupton family when she carried the colours worn by the legendary Kiwi to victory in the Group III NZ Campus Of Innovation & Sport Wellington Cup (3200m) at Trentham, thirty-seven years after the Snow Lupton-trained Waverley wonder scored in the event.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday January 18
Bought from the same Cressfield Inglis Easter draft in 2019 as super impressive Rosehill winner Cellsabeel, Fastnet Rock filly Personal stamped herself as a potential autumn star when she overcame difficulty to score at Flemington on Saturday.
Media Release - Saturday January 18
National Jockey’s Premiership leader Kozzi Asano continued a white-hot run of form when he guided Lightning Jack to an upset victory in Saturday’s Listed Liquorland Gore Guineas (1335m).
Mark Smith - Saturday January 18
Vinery Stud’s first season stallion Headwater chalked up his second winner when the Julia Macgillivray-trained debutant Mileva led every step of the way over 1000 metres at Murray Bridge on Saturday to provide a timely update for her Nicconi half-brother heading to the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday January 18
Yarraman Park’s much missed Hinchinbrook has had some cracking fillies in the past including his Group I winners Seabrook and Spright, but he looks to have one that might be the best of them all in exciting two year-old Cellsabeel.
Tara Madgwick - Friday January 17
A Group I winner at two and three over a mile, by champion sire Deep Impact, Coolmore shuttler Saxon Warrior is now back in Ireland after spending last spring at Jerry’s Plains with his first foal born in the Northern Hemisphere impressing his breeder.
Mark Smith - Friday January 17
Phoenix Thoroughbreds and Aquis Farms $1,600,000 two-year-old Redoute’s Choice colt Prague made his first repayment at his career debut at Canterbury on Friday night.
Mark Smith - Friday January 17
Woodside Park Stud received a nice update for the Written Tycoon colt they will be offering at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale when his two-year-old full brother Marnix made an impressive winning career debut over 1250 metres at Geelong on Friday.
Media Release - Friday January 17
The Hawkins family’s Wentwood Grange has become a renowned source of quality thoroughbred talent, and their draft for the 2020 New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale has the credentials to continue that trend.
Media Release - Friday January 17
Te Akau Racing’s quest to win the Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) for the fourth year in succession was bolstered considerably when Cool Aza Beel ensured his place in the field with a dominant victory at Tauranga on Friday.
Media Release - Friday January 17
Top bloodstock agent Ric Wylie created history in Cape Town on Thursday night (16 January) when purchasing two fillies at the 2020 CTS Cape Premier Yearling Sale, the first ever South African yearlings bought specifically to race in Australia.
Media Release - Friday January 17
The two fillies at the head of the New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series points table will go head to head in Saturday’s sixth leg, the $70,000 Group Three New Zealand Bloodstock Desert Gold Stakes (1600m) at Trentham.
Media Release - Friday January 17
Saturday’s $250,000 Group One JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham will give Julius (NZ) (Swiss Ace) the chance to move one step closer to a lucrative $100,000 NZB Insurance Sprint Triple Crown Bonus.
Media Release - Friday January 17
Four-time champion & three-time Breeders’ Cup winner Beholder delivered a dark bay filly by War Front Wednesday night at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington and will be served in 2020 by Bolt D'Oro, who covered over 100 mares for Spendthrift Australia in Victoria last spring.
Mark Smith - Friday January 17
Placed behind subsequent Melbourne Cup heroine Empire Rose in the New Zealand Oaks, Eau D'Etoile (Sir Tristram) became that rarest of broodmares with three Group 1 winners and a Listed stakes-winner to her credit on the way to earning Broodmare Of The Year status and that should have been her crowning achievement.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday January 16
It’s probably no surprise to anyone that this stallion is the first to sire 100 Australian winners this season.
Media Release - Thursday January 16
Rich Hill Stud, near Matamata, is celebrating its 25th year in operation and managing director John Thompson is looking forward to launching the first crop of yearlings by Vadamos, a Group One winning son of Monsun who is well represented at Karaka.
Media Release - Thursday January 16
Off the back of how well received the Aquis First Season Sire Bonus Scheme was at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale on the Gold Coast, Aquis is set to offer the bonus at the upcoming 2020 New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Yearling Sale.
Media Release - Thursday January 16
The race to find the next Group One star is underway with the release today of the online catalogue for the 2020 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale.
Media Release - Thursday January 16
The young guns will come out to play at Karaka 2020, with a new wave of exciting young stallions set to make a massive impact.
Media Release - Thursday January 16
After several months in the making, New Zealand Bloodstock has unveiled a ground-breaking, innovative campaign in line with its upcoming 94th National Yearling Sales Series held at Karaka in January 2020.
Media Release - Thursday January 16
High-class filly Probabeel (NZ) (Savabeel) will shoot for a slice of history at the Karaka Million twilight race meeting at Ellerslie on January 25.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday January 15
The bushfire crisis that has consumed much of the South Coast of NSW since mid-December made going to the Gold Coast this year an impossibility for me, however the wonders of technology and modern social media mean you can almost cover the sale better from afar.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday January 15
Speedy Dissident filly Yitai Synergy relished a positive ride from James McDonald. surging forward from her outside gate to lead all the way and win at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
Media Release - Wednesday January 15
It was only last year when Joan Walker’s husband, Roland, passed away that she pondered whether she wanted to continue as a small-time breeder which along the way had produced the Tommy Woodcock trained Reckless.
Media Release - Wednesday January 15
No one has to tell Chris Bakker that Rock Hero will have to do it the hard way if the stallion is to become successful in the breeding industry.
Media Release - Wednesday January 15
Promising three-year-old galloper Reggiewood put himself into Classic calculations after his win in the MacMillan Accountants 1950 at Rotorua on Wednesday.
Media Release - Wednesday January 15
Bunyip based Ampulla Lodge proudly flew the Victorian flag last week, achieving substantial success at the 2020 Magic Millions Yearling Sales on the Gold Coast.
Media Release - Wednesday January 15
Australian raider Winter Bride was the bridesmaid to Julius in the Group I Railway (1200m) at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day and trainers Toby and Trent Edmonds are hoping she can go one better at Trentham on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday January 15
Such was the strength of the Magic Millions Book 2 this year that several pinhookers operating in this slightly lower level of the market also posted big results with Queensland based KBL Thoroughbreds enjoying particular success.
Media Release - Wednesday January 15
WA-based Scenic Lodge owners David and Jeremy Smith bid farewell to Champion sire Blackfriars when Magic Millions knocks down his final yearlings at the Swan Valley sale complex on February 17 & 18.
Media Release - Wednesday January 15
Highview Stud Manager Brent Gillovic is looking forward to Karaka later this month where yearlings by resident stallion Wrote will be offered in New Zealand for the first time.
Media Release - Wednesday January 15
A trio of Easter graduates dominate early betting for the $2m Inglis Millennium, for which TAB all-in betting is now available.
Media Release - Tuesday January 14
A live barrier draw with a new format at Karaka’s iconic sales complex will set the scene for the $1 million Karaka Million 2YO and $1 million Karaka Million 3YO Classic races in the lead up to the twilight meeting at Ellerslie on the 25 January.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday January 14
Scoring a stylish win as favourite at Kenilworth in South Africa on Tuesday was three year-old Stratum filly Freedom Seeker, an $80,000 Inglis Premier purchase for World Wide Bloodstock  from the draft off Grenville Stud.
Breednet - Tuesday January 14
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 14
Rangeview Stud are excited to announce that Long Leaf, a son of Fastnet Rock, will commence stud duties in 2020.
Media Release - Tuesday January 14
Records have tumbled across the board as the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale came to a close at Queensland's holiday playground today.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday January 14
Kingstar Farm’s blue-blooded Fastnet Rock sire Bull Point posted his second winner with a smart debut victory for the Rod Northam trained filly Very Sharp at Scone on Tuesday.
Media Release - Tuesday January 14
Exciting kiwi gallopers Te Akau Shark and Catalyst had their first hit-out of the year at the Matamata trials on Tuesday and they pleased their connections with their efforts in their 1000m heat.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday January 14
China Horse Club have a lot of very good horses in Australia carrying their colours, but none as eye-catching as this winner at Kembla on Saturday.
Media Release - Tuesday January 14
Libby and Sam Bleakley’s Highden Park has built up an impressive roll of honour in a relatively short space of time, and they are hoping to add to it with their draft of yearlings at Karaka 2020.
Media Release - Tuesday January 14
Entries for New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2020 South Island Sale and 2020 Karaka May Sale are now open. The South Island Sale will take place at the Canterbury Agricultural Park on 17 April this year while the Karaka May Sale will see the first horses go through the ring at Karaka on Thursday 14 May through until the conclusion on Friday 15 May. 
Media Release - Monday January 13
Enzo’s Lad will attempt to become the third horse in history to win three Gr.1 Telegraph’s (1200m) at Trentham on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday January 13
A champion sire is always a champion sire, but their fortunes in the sale ring can wax and wane and in the case of this one, if you bought his progeny this year, you’re already ahead of the game.
Tara Madgwick - Monday January 13
A record breaking Magic Millions made for a fertile ground for pinhookers with many producing good results and a full list with highlights in this story.
Media Release - Monday January 13
Karaka 2020 looms as a bumper week for Wairarapa’s Little Avondale Stud and their high-flying stallion Per Incanto.
Media Release - Monday January 13
Join Caroline Searcy over the next two Tuesday nights at 7.30pm (AEDST) for the opportunity to have a first look at some of the stars of the 2020 NZB Karaka Yearling Sale.
Media Release - Monday January 13
Saturday’s A$150,000 Listed January Cup (2000m) at Randwick was the fifth stakes win, and the second in a row, for the $55,000 Ready to Run Sale graduate Luvaluva (NZ) (Mastercraftsman).