Tara Madgwick - Wednesday December 19
All eyes will be on Bairnsdale Race 1 today when the three year-old white colt from world famous white producer The Opera House makes his debut.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday December 18
As we head towards Christmas every vendor loves to see a timely pedigree update for their sale yearlings and Julie Harris of Holbrook Thoroughbreds has a good one for her Inglis Classic bound colt from Onecatstoomany.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday December 18
With 10 winners in the past seven days , Vinery Stud’s All Too Hard is charging towards the end of 2018 with a flurry of success putting him on 51 winners for the season, just one shy of his long time rival Pierro.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday December 18
A Golden Slipper winner and now a leading sire Pierro has plenty of exciting horses to run for him in the autumn, but none more so than his stunning four year-old son Pierata, who is overdue to rack up a deserved Group I win.
Media Release - Tuesday December 18
Time and again the quality New Zealand thoroughbred attracts the industry’s heavy hitters from near and far.
Media Release - Tuesday December 18
Group One performer Dawn Patrol will get his first feel of the Ellerslie track this week as part of his preparation for a return to racing on the course on Boxing Day.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday December 18
The 2019 Magic Millions Yearling Sales runs from January 9 – 13, but already vendors looking to get ahead of the game before the Christmas holidays have uploaded images so let’s take a look at some of the pedigree standouts.
Media Release - Monday December 17
Studmasters across the country are predicting a positive reaction from buyers when the first Headwater yearlings appear at the Gold Coast Magic Millions Sale starting on January 9.
Tara Madgwick - Monday December 17
Dual Group I winning mare Alizee was the obvious star attraction at the Randwick barrier trials on Monday morning steaming to an easy victory, but there were also a couple of interesting two year-old winners including a colt by Pierro sporting the famed cerise colours of Ingham Racing.
Media Release - Monday December 17
All American has shown in the past he can get a high class classic three year-old such as Yankee Rose (Spring Champion Stakes) and Dark Dream (Queensland Derby) with this New Zealand trained filly also harboring classic aspirations.
Tara Madgwick - Monday December 17
Voting is now open for the Reader’s Choice favourite baby from the 2018 Breednet Foal Gallery sponsored by American Pharoah (USA), so read on to see our top picks and have your vote.
Media Release - Monday December 17
Terry Lines’ $1,300 gavelhouse buy Kauri Cove delivered his second win for Kelvin and Aimee Tyler’s father and daughter training partnership at Southland’s meeting on Saturday.
Media Release - Monday December 17
Team Rogerson is poised to make a three-pronged attack on the Group I Sistema Railway (1200m) on New Year’s Day after Gift Of Power started off a big day on Saturday for her breeders and part-owners, Sir Patrick and Justine, Lady Hogan.
Tara Madgwick - Monday December 17
One of the best value and most popular sires on the Aquis Queensland roster is Holy Roman Emperor (IRE), who was making news on the international front over the weekend.
Media Release - Monday December 17
The $2m Inglis Millennium in February looms as a key target for impressive colt Accession following his victory in today’s $500,000 Listed Inglis Nursery at Randwick.
Racenet - Sunday December 16
The powerful Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman operation wrapped up a highly satisfying weekend when Cutadeel triumphed in the Listed Barfoot & Thompson Three Year Old Salver (2100m) at Ellerslie on Sunday.
Mark Smith - Sunday December 16
The Chris Munce-trained Wowsers made a winning career debut in a 1000 metre maiden at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday to credit his sire ill-fated sire The Wow Signal (IRE) with his first winner.
Craig Tompson - Sunday December 16
Last year the Queensland based Spirit Of Boom had one of the great first seasons and after yesterday’s red letter day fellow Queenslander Better Than Ready is off to a flyer, so we thought we’d compare their figures at the same stage of the season.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday December 16
Australian bred three year-old Epaulette colt Soqrat scored the second Group I win of his career when taking out the Group I Cape Guineas at Kenilworth in south Africa on Saturday.
Racenet - Sunday December 16
Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards unleashed another live Karaka Million prospect at Te Rapa on Saturday, when debutante Yourdeel cruised clear to win the Wentwood Grange Premier 2YO (1200m).
Mark Smith - Sunday December 16
After his full sister Arcadia Queen garnered national headlines with her facile win in the Group 1 Kingston Town last week, the Bob Peters homebred Arcadia Prince made his own statement at Ascot on Saturday when earning his first stakes win in the Group III AJ Scahill Stakes (1400m).
Media Release - Sunday December 16
With a classy come-from-behind performance in Saturday’s $100,000 Cal Isuzu Stakes (1600m) at Te Rapa, Karaka graduate Belle du Nord (NZ) (Reliable Man) claimed a valuable Group 2 win to sit alongside her multiple big-race placings.
Mark Smith - Sunday December 16
After racing through his classes with four dominant wins, the three-year-old Zoustar gelding Zoustyle passed his first stakes test with flying colours when keeping his unbeaten record intact in Saturday’s Listed Gold Edition Plate (1200m) at Doomben.
Mark Smith - Sunday December 16
Another Saturday and another stakes double to I Am Invincible whose seasonal tally of 19 far outstrips his nearest rival High Chaparral (IRE) on nine.
Mark Smith - Saturday December 15
Sky Boy earned a free ticket to next year’s Doncaster Mile following his brave win in Saturday’s $250,000 Group II Villiers (1600m) at Randwick.
Mark Smith - Saturday December 15
After racing through his classes with eight wins from his first 10 starts, Fell Swoop naturally found it tougher when taking on the silk department, but when he lined up in Saturday’s Listed Razor Sharp Handicap at Randwick, it had been 958 days since his previous win in the Group II Victory Stakes at Doomben in April 2016.
Mark Smith - Saturday December 15
Forty minutes after siring his first stakes-winner, The Odyssey in the Listed Phelan Ready Plate, Lyndhurst Stud’s high-flying Better Than Ready had a second stakes-winner when Better Reflection made the trip down from Rockhampton to claim the Listed Calaway Gal Stakes at Doomben.
Mark Smith - Saturday December 15
In recent years the Inglis Nursery has thrown up two Golden Slipper winners in Mossfun and She Will Reign, as well as a Blue Diamond Stakes winner in Extreme Choice and Saturday's edition, looked a strong renewal of the valuable race.
Racenet - Saturday December 15
When trainer Murray Baker tells you he has a filly with a touch of class about her, it pays to take notice.
Racenet - Saturday December 15
The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman trained Mongolian Marshal exacted a measure of revenge when he turned the tables on his last-start conqueror in Saturday’s Gr3 SkyCity Hamilton Waikato Cup (2400m).
Mark Smith - Saturday December 15
Following the win of Girls Are Ready at Canterbury on Friday, the Kelly Schweida-trained The Odyssey kept the ball rolling for Better Than Ready when he credited the Lyndhurst Stud stallion with his first stakes-winner in Saturday’s Listed Phelan Ready Plate (1100m) at Doomben.
Mark Smith - Saturday December 15
After a frustrating run of six minor placegetters including the (LR) Inglis Debutant Stakes runner-up Biscara and Group III Breeders' Plate third Krameric, Coolmore Stud's first season sire Rubick broke the ice on Saturday with the highly promising colt Yes Yes Yes in the Super Vobis 2-Y-O Plate at Flemington.
Craig Tompson - Saturday December 15
Today marks four weeks until the Magic Millions 2YO Classic, probably the last chance for a debutante to make a run, so here's the two-year-olds to watch around the country today.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday December 15
Yarraman Park’s exceptional sire I Am Invincible is powering towards the end of 2018 with 12 winners in the past seven days and 39 in the past 30, the Canterbury meeting on Friday night delivering him with two smart three year-old winners that both have siblings to be offered at the 2019 Magic Millions.
Mark Smith - Friday December 14
Lyndhurst Stud's exciting first season sire Better Than Ready kept his hot run going when Girls Are Ready showed a liking for the heavy track at Canterbury on Friday by downing the favourite Devachan in the 2yo Maiden Plate (1200m).
Racenet - Friday December 14
New Zealand based first season sire Ghibellines is on the board with his first winner coming at Wingatui on Friday.
Media Release - Friday December 14
Stuart Hale's annual Auckland/Waikato Yearling Inspection Tour will take place from Sunday 6th January to Friday 11th January.
Media Release - Friday December 14
The second and final 2YO eligible for the lucrative $3m Inglis Triple Crown will be known following the running of tomorrow’s $500,000 Inglis Nursery at Randwick.
Media Release - Friday December 14
Keeneland has announced 11 supplemental entries to the catalog for the January Horses of All Ages Sale, which will be held Jan.
Craig Tompson - Thursday December 13
Saturday’s $500,000 Inglis Nursery at Randwick has produced two Golden Slipper winners and a Blue Diamond winner in the last five years so is obviously a race which should be watched closely this week.
Racenet - Thursday December 13
A bit of a quieter week for the two-year-old trials around the country in the past week but some interesting runners nonetheless, so here are all the placegetters with breeding and sale details.
Mark Smith - Thursday December 13
After buying at least one yearling just about every year since the inception of the Magic Millions, there would be few more deserving or popular winners of the Magic Millions 2yo Classic than Alan and Jennifer Acton.
Media Release - Thursday December 13
Shadwell Farm had a Red Letter day on Wednesday when three of their Great Southern Weanling Graduates saluted across three different States.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday December 13
Talented Tasmanian trained I Am Invincible sprinter I’m Wesley made it back to back wins in the $100,000 Listed Conquering Stakes on Wednesday evening at Launceston.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday December 12
The loss of Yarraman Park's popular sire Hinchinbrook was highlighted at Wyong on Wednesday when his powerhouse colt Unite and Conquer scored an impressive win in the $200,000 Magic Millions 2YO Classic as a hot favourite.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday December 12
The $100,000 Magic Millions 3YO and 4YO Stakes (1200m) at Wyong on Wednesday looked an easy assignment on paper for red hot favourite Invincible Star, but punters were left lamenting when she waved the white flag after turning for home with talented Hinchinbrook mare Problem Solver scoring a stylish win.
Media Release - Wednesday December 12
With only one runner in the $70,000 Group 3 LawnMaster Eulogy Stakes (1550m) field already having points to her name, Saturday’s third leg of the NZB Filly of the Year Series at Awapuni presents the chance for promising newcomers to stake their claims.
Media Release - Wednesday December 12
Julie Harris, operator of one of the Hunter Valley’s most respected agistment farms, the Pages River bordered Hunter Valley Thoroughbreds between Scone and Gundy, has good reasons to be pleased with the freakish results of two one million dollar Group1 races held in Perth in recent weeks.
Media Release - Wednesday December 12
At the Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria annual awards last week, Makybe Racing and Breeding’s Tony Santic was called up to receive the award for ‘Best International Victorian bred horse”, courtesy of the 2017 Hong Kong Sprint winner, Mr Stunning.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday December 12
By now most of you will have your 2019 yearling catalogues, but what comes off the press is a snapshot in time and the pedigrees contained within are often works in progress that can be considerably improved by the time of the sale so to keep track of all that additional information Breednet offers the best in catalogue updates.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday December 11
Four juvenile heats conducted at the Warwick Farm barrier trials on Tuesday morning produced some interesting winners including a colt already established as top class and an unraced Redoute’s Choice filly that has quality written all over her.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday December 11
Magic Millions have released an order of entry for the $2million Magic Millions 2YO Classic next month with the top two on the list in Hurricane Hawker and Betaima sired by first season sires Deep Field and Better Than Ready.
Media Release - Tuesday December 11
Triple Group One winner Melody Belle pleased her connections with her 1000m trial win at Te Aroha on Tuesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday December 11
The $200,000 Magic Millions 2YO Classic at Wyong on Wednesday has drawn a hot little field of 10 and will feature an intriguing clash between two promising spring stakes-winners.
Media Release - Monday December 10
New Zealand-bred galloper Beauty Generation reinforced why he is rated the best turf miler in the world on Sunday, demolishing his opposition in the Group I Longines Hong Kong Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin.
Media Release - Monday December 10
Karaka graduates filled all of the first four placings in Sunday’s HK$20 million Group 1 Longines Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin, with defending champion Mr Stunning (Exceed and Excel) again leading the charge.
Media Release - Monday December 10
Superstar Karaka graduate Beauty Generation(NZ) (Road to Rock) has produced another breath-taking performance, brilliantly defending his title in Sunday’s HK$25 million Group 1 Longines Hong Kong Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin.
Media Release - Monday December 10
The standard of the catalogue for the second day of the 2018 Breeding Stock Sale was a significant step below the remarkable opening session and trade logically operated at a humbler level, yet plenty of appetite remained for the better individuals, were they broodmares, fillies or foals.
Mark Smith - Sunday December 9
The full brothers Glorious Forever (GB) and Time Warp (GB) looked to be enjoying their sibling rivalry in Sunday's Group 1 Longines Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin as they set a steady pace on a track that had been favouring front-runners all day.
Mark Smith - Sunday December 9
A freakish performance by the defending champion and Hong Kong Horse Of The Year, Beauty Generation (NZ) in Sunday’s Group 1 Hong Kong Mile kept the ball rolling for the locals on Longines International race day at Sha Tin.
Mark Smith - Sunday December 9
Winner of the Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint twelve months ago for John Size and Nash Rawiller, Mr Stunning repeated the feat at Sha Tin on Sunday but this time for trainer Frankie Lor and jockey Karis Teetan.
Mark Smith - Sunday December 9
The locals drew first blood in International Stakes Day at Sha Tin when the Tony Cruz-trained Exultant turned back the challenge of Japan’s Lys Gracieux (JPN) in Sunday’s Group 1 Longines Hong Kong Vase.
Media Release - Sunday December 9
For many years the sales pavilion hadn’t been so packed for the opening day of the Breeding Stock Sale, featuring Part I of the catalogue.
Mark Smith - Sunday December 9
After a frustrating sequence of five minor placings, Fred Kersley’s 6yo Medaglia d’Oro (USA) gelding Cappo d’Oro earned a well-deserved maiden stakes win in Saturday’s Listed GA Townton Cup at Ascot, however, he was not the only progeny of the former Darley shuttler to make the news.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday December 8
A homebred for Bob and Sandra Peters, the Grant and Alana Williams trained Pierro filly Arcadia Queen stamped herself as the find of the summer when powering clear to score a resounding victory in the $1million Group I WATC Kingston Town Classic at Ascot on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday December 8
Punters could be forgiven for believing Spirits Aubeer was under the influence when winning the Group III Bonecrusher Stakes (1400m) at Ellerslie on Saturday, but there is no denying the talent of the wayward three-year-old.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday December 8
Winless since taking out a Listed race at Flemington during the 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival, talented sprinting mare Our Crown Mistress was back to her best at Doomben on Saturday when scoring an all the way win in the Listed BRC Just Now Quality.
Mark Smith - Saturday December 8
Yarraman Park Stud’s unstoppable I Am Invincible took his seasonal stakes tally to 17 when Illustrious Lad returned from two years in the wilderness in Saturday’s Listed City Of Marion Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville.
Mark Smith - Saturday December 8
A long-range plan by New Zealand trainer Craig Phelan has paid off with Our Big Mike leading every step of the way in Saturday’s $300,000 Listed Pakenham Cup (2500m).
Media Release - Saturday December 8
Four-year-old mare Danzdanzdance made light-work of her rivals in Saturday’s Group1 Rydges Wellington Captain Cook Stakes (1600m) at Trentham and could be New Zealand Racing’s next weight-for-age star.
Media Release - Saturday December 8
Aotea Lad has the makings of a smart juvenile and a strong debut performance to win the Group 2 Anuka Smoker Wakefield Challenge Stakes (1100m) at Trentham has all but booked his passage to the lucrative Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) at Ellerslie on January 26.
Media Release - Saturday December 8
Talented three-year-old Lincoln Falls notched his second victory from three starts when successful at Trentham on Saturday in the Lone Star Petone Premier (1400m).
Mark Smith - Saturday December 8
The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Czarson will head to the Gold Coast in January for the Magic Millions 2yo Classic after keeping his record at a perfect two for two with a dominant performance in a 2yo Handicap over 1200 metres at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday December 8
Yarraman Park’s I Am Invincible is doing some amazing things this season and is now the first sire to crack a century of winners since August 1 with three winners on Friday giving him 101 in total.
Tara Madgwick - Friday December 7
A half-sister to Champion Two and Three Year Old Colt and now leading sire Star Witness, royally bred Sebring filly Lady Lupino was easy in the market when making her debut at Moonee Valley on Friday night but led all the way for a tenacious victory over 1000 metres.
Craig Tompson - Friday December 7
Last season there was a single two-year-old by gun French sire Siyouni in Australia, the stakeswinning Aylmerton, so it was interesting when the lone Siyouni two year-old this season won a barrier trial at Hawkesbury on Friday.
Media Release - Friday December 7
Well-related mare Bits and Pieces proved a smart buy from gavelhouse for Hannah Kettlety and Adrian Stanley of Woburn Farm at Pukekura Raceway yesterday, winning the Smokeylemon Maiden over 1100m in emphatic style.
Media Release - Friday December 7
Te Akau Racing Singapore trainer Mark Walker prepared gavelhouse Australia purchase Sportscaster to narrowly nab his first success on new soil on Sunday.
Mark Smith - Friday December 7
The Japanese love to showcase their best horses around the world and Longines International Raceday at Sha Tin has proved rich pickings.
Media Release - Thursday December 6
Three stakes-winning fillies by I Am Invincible top the betting for the inaugural running of the $2m Inglis Millennium as TAB launched the market for the race.
Racenet - Thursday December 6
When it takes 13 starts to win your maiden it’s rarely a positive sign for the future but this impressive staying bred winner has enough extenuating circumstances to get us interested.
Media Release - Thursday December 6
With Bel Esprit and Love Conquers All both returning to Sun Stud’s Victorian base this season to stand from Queensland they are certainly making sure that breeders know that they are back to do business.
Media Release - Thursday December 6
An outstanding line up of prospective racetrack stars will converge on the Swan Valley early next year when the future of Western Australian bloodstock auction sis unveiled with the 2019 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale.
Media Release - Thursday December 6
It was a day of firsts for young Matamata-based trainer Daniel Miller who produced his first ever runner, $1,000 gavelhouse yearling purchase Sheezallmine, to win on debut at Pukekohe Park on Wednesday over 1200m.
Media Release - Thursday December 6
Hong Kong trainer John Moore believes his star New Zealand-bred galloper Beauty Generation is in the best shape of his career heading into the Group I Longines Hong Kong Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday December 5
One of the finds of the spring carnival, exciting Kris Lees trainer Smart Missile filly Smart Melody has died of colic.
Craig Tompson - Wednesday December 5
Rosina Kojonup continued on her winning way on Wednesday, adding more to the burgeoning broodmare career of her dam Courgette.
Racenet - Wednesday December 5
The Tattersalls December Mares Sale exploded into life on Tuesday evening with seven fillies and mares realising one million guineas or more and a further 21 selling above 500,000 guineas.
Craig Tompson - Wednesday December 5
Fiorente's outstanding second season continued at Sandown on Wednesday with his tenth season winner, an impressive performance from a horse having just his second start.
Racenet - Wednesday December 5
With the Golden Eagle headlining changes to the Sydney spring carnival there are also two more million dollar races added for the two year-olds and three year-olds.
Racenet - Wednesday December 5
Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club today announced the launch of a unique, new race – The Golden Eagle – worth $7,5 million, to be run at Rosehill Gardens that will spearhead an expansion of the Spring Carnival in Sydney.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday December 5
A $700,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Shadwell, three year-old Snitzel colt Anjom opened his account at Vaal in South Africa on Tuesday.
Racenet - Tuesday December 4
There’s been plenty of two year-old trials around the country in the past week, so here are all the placegetters with breeding and sale details.
Media Release - Tuesday December 4
Newgate Farm will offer a cash incentive for buyers at all 2019 Magic Millions and Inglis yearling sales that purchase a horse by our exciting first crop sire Super One, a lightning fast son of the mighty I Am Invincible.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday December 4
A half-brother to Golden Slipper winner Estijaab, blue-blooded Exceed and Excel stallion De Gaulle has produced one of the most eye-catching foals of the season from his first small crop of foals for Quilly Park.
Media Release - Tuesday December 4
For Australasian horsemen looking to expand their rosters, this year's Keeneland January Horses of All Ages sale is a can't-miss event.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday December 4
The Tattersalls December Mare Sale got off to a strong start with international buyers the feature of the opening day.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday December 4
Showjumping takes centre stage this week in the equestrian world with the annual Jumping NSW Summer Classic at Sydney International Equestrian Centre featuring some of the best horses and riders in the country including a remarkable thoroughbred that has gone from barred racetrack rogue to jumping star.
Media Release - Tuesday December 4
A two year-old winner this season and sister to a stakes-winner,  Mercilla is a new addition to the Arqana Breeding stock Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Monday December 3
The Peter and Paul Snowden stable sent a float load of babies to Wyong on Monday and won three of the four juvenile heats conducted with youngsters by I Am Invincible, Lonhro and Dissident.