Mark Smith - Sunday, 19 November 2017
After his daughter Miss Sara finished runner-up at Doomben earlier in the day, Wattle Brae Stud's first season sire Mahisara did not have to wait too long for his first winner when the Ben Currie-trained Mishani Krishna earned the milestone in a maiden over 870 metres at Toowoomba.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 19 November 2017
With the bluebloods The Taj Mahal(IRE) and Villermont winning the days features at Sandown, the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained mare Long Time Ago added her name to the list when earning a maiden stakes victory in the Group III Summoned Stakes (1500m).
Mark Smith - Sunday, 19 November 2017
Under darkening skies at Sandown, the Richard Laming-trained Payroll was finally rewarded for her consistency when edging out the Charlie Appleby-trained visitor Kidmenever in the Group III Eclipse Stakes.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 18 November 2017
While Zipping Classic winner The Taj Mahal represented the crème of European breeding, the Group II Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas (1600m) hero Villermont kept the colonial flag flying when storming home from last on the turn to register his first stakes win.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 18 November 2017
Not many broodmares have five foals to race and all of them are stakes horses, but that's the case for Encosta de Lago mare Pretty Penny, whose progressive five year-old son Dollar for Dollar claimed the Group III MRC Chandler Macleod Recruitment Stakes at Sandown on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 18 November 2017
Still a 3-year-old in the northern hemisphere, the royally-bred The Taj Mahal (IRE) gave trainer Robert Hickmott a parting gift when downing stablemate Almandin (GER) in Saturday's $300,000 Group II Quayclean Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 18 November 2017
Contract Racing's homebred Crystal Dreamer earned a well-deserved maiden stakes win with a dominant performance in Saturday's Listed Clanbrooke Racing Doveton Stakes (1000m) at Sandown.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 18 November 2017
Jockey Sam Spratt and trainer Andrew Campbell enjoyed the sweetest of times at Riccarton when they combined with Gobstopper to complete a memorable Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 18 November 2017
Jungle Edge's catch me if you can running style has endeared him to a legion of fans and they had plenty of reasons to cheer the finish of Saturday's $150,000 Group III Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m) at Sandown.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 18 November 2017
Hasahalo displayed a faultless sense of timing when she bounced back to winning form at Riccarton.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 18 November 2017
Five-year-old mare Fanatic joined the Lindsay Park team after winning just three of her 21 starts in New Zealand but one of those was a defeat of Sofia Rosa in the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 18 November 2017
China based Yu Long Investments have been prominent buyers of Australian bloodstock in recent years and featured with a stylish stakes-winner at Sandown on Saturday co-owned by Arthur and Charlotte Inglis.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 18 November 2017
Precocious youngster Al Hasa earned lavish praise from Opie Bosson following a spectacular display at Riccarton.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 18 November 2017
The familiar navy blue Coolmore colours were carried to victory in the Listed MRC Merson Cooper Stakes at Sandown on Saturday by talented two year-old Fastnet Rock colt Long Leaf, a $750,000 NZB Premier purchase for BBA Ireland from the Curraghmore Stud draft.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 18 November 2017
Denise Martin's Star Thoroughbreds have enjoyed success at the highest level with Foxwedge mare Foxplay, but with that girl now enjoying a well-earned spell they have another daughter of the Newgate Farm sire to go on with over the summer.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 18 November 2017
Two lightly raced speedsters in Nature Strip (Nicconi) and Sprightly Lass posted the biggest winning margins of the night on Friday at Moonee Valley.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 17 November 2017
The opening race at Canterbury on Friday night produced a quinella for Newhaven Park graduates with So You Think colt Higher Ground surging past Fastnet Rock gelding Zeppelin to score his first win.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 17 November 2017
Lauriston Park's exciting young stallion Rock Hero continue to impress with breeders keen to send their mares back to the well credentialled son of champion stallion Fastnet Rock on the strength of his foals.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 17 November 2017
Racetrack's in New Zealand, Australia, and further afield have delivered some outstanding results to further boost the calibre of pedigrees on offer at the fast approaching Ready to Run Sale of 2YO's held at New Zealand Bloodstock's Karaka Sale Centre next week.
Mark Smith - Friday, 17 November 2017
Saturday’s Listed Merson Cooper Stakes at Sandown gives fans the first chance to see a son of that mighty little warrior Dundeel in battle.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 16 November 2017
When this three year-old half-sister to two stakes-winners broke her maiden at Port Macquarie on Thursday it made my ears prick up but not for the reasons you think.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 16 November 2017
As we all head to the Hunter Valley at the start of spring for the annual round of stallion parades there is expectation in the air and anticipation as canny broodmare owners seek to find a stallion that might be flying under the radar.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 16 November 2017
The Inglis December Thoroughbred Sale catalogue is now available online.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 16 November 2017
Four heats for two year-olds at the Randwick trials on Thursday morning produced some interesting winners including a colt by Zoustar prepared by Chris Waller, who trained his sire to Group I success.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 16 November 2017
This young sire has hit a real purple patch over the past few weeks and with four promising trial winners at Randwick on Thursday morning his winning run looks like extending through the summer.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 16 November 2017
Group One winner Melody Belle took a step toward her race day return with a trial victory at Avondale on Thursday.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 16 November 2017
The 2017-18 NZB Filly of the Year Series will hit fever pitch on Saturday with its second leg, the $300,000 Group 1 gavelhouse.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 16 November 2017
Fresh from siring a stakes double in Perth on the weekend with Silverstream and Money Maher, Aquis Farm's Al Maher sired his third stakes-winner of the week on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 16 November 2017
I Am Invincible added a new stakes-winner to his tally with progressive sprinter I'm Wesley taking out the $100,000 Listed Newmarket Quality at Launceston on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 16 November 2017
Grant Burns is the new President of Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia (FBAA).
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Shadows Cast (Per Incanto (USA)and Son Of Maher (Al Maher) shared in a racing rarity at Riccarton on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Lightly-tried speedster Carnival has earned herself a role on centre stage and provided her sire Showcasing (GB with his 20th stakes-winner.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Mike Breslin's long-term plan for Heni has been executed to perfection by his Riccarton specialist.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Superstar three year-old filly Enable was named 2017 Cartier Horse of the Year at the 27th annual Cartier Awards at the Dorchester Hotel in London on Tuesday.
Tara Madgwick, Clinton Payne - Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Four year-old Lonhro stallion Impending will be given his chance to claim a second Group I win with confirmation Godolphin are sending a team of three horses to Perth for the upcoming Summer Carnival.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Racenet's Brad Waters highlighted this two year old colt by I Am Invincible as the best of the juvenile trial winners at Cranbourne on Tuesday morning.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Group One winner Summer Passage won't be returning to New Zealand, but he will be staying in the family.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 15 November 2017
On behalf of the leading thoroughbred breeders of Australasia, Magic Millions is proud to announce the star studded catalogue for the 2018 Gold Coast Yearling Sale is now online.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 15 November 2017
With his first Australian two year-olds now out and running, Darley's Epaulette is coming to the end of his first season with Northern Hemisphere runners and posted his 20th overnight in Italy.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Pages and pages have been written about the double Danehill cross and its much speculated on performance, but comparatively very little is written about the double cross of champion sire Zabeel, who was born in the same year as Danehill, 1986.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Your Song gave us a ‘One to Watch’ at Gosford on Tuesday with an impressive return from a spell for this three year-old in the Segenhoe Thoroughbreds colours.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 14 November 2017
La Diosa is in prime order as she bids to add another Riccarton feature to her record.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 14 November 2017
New Zealand's champion sire Savabeel has continued to scale new heights as a sire in recent weeks, with his progeny extending his number of individual Group One winners to fourteen.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 14 November 2017
The all-conquering Danehill sireline produced nine of the 25 stakes-winners at Flemington last week including the Group I winners Redzel, Merchant Navy and Shoals.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 13 November 2017
Astute Warwick Farm trainer Bjorn Baker is not afraid to venture out of the metropolitan area in search of success and produced a two year-old quinella at Queanbeyan on Monday with a pair of Magic Millions purchased youngsters by Hinchinbrook.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 13 November 2017
What are the chances of a stallion with just four named foals in his debut crop producing a stakes winner?.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 13 November 2017
David Ellis believes Gingernuts' nature will stand the four-year-old in good stead during his recovery from serious injury.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 13 November 2017
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Tara Madgwick - Monday, 13 November 2017
Aquis Farm is delighted to announce the appointment of Tony Scott to the position of Stud Manager.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 13 November 2017
Kiwi super sire Savabeel enjoyed a high profile double on Saturday with Group I winner Embellish and Group II winner Savapinski, both horses purchased as yearlings at Karaka.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 13 November 2017
$10,000 Festival Sale purchase Gilt Complex (NZ) (Gold Centre) hit the pinnacle of Singapore racing with a superb fightback victory in Sunday's S$1.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 13 November 2017
The Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association has applauded the Queensland Labor Government for its support of the breeding and racing industry.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 13 November 2017
Redzel proved himself the best sprinter in the land and capped off a big day for Inglis graduates on both sides of the Tasman with a courageous all-the-way victory in today's Group 1 Darley Sprint (1200m) at Flemington.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 13 November 2017
Foxwedge has been enjoying a winning run of late with seven Southern Hemisphere winners since the start of this month and a new stakes-winner in the Northern Hemisphere on Sunday with Sadilla taking out Listed Premio Buontalenta Mem G Valiani in Italy.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 13 November 2017
Newgate Farm shuttler The Factor added an eighth stakes-winner to his tally in the US over the weekend with promising two year-old colt A Different World taking out the $100,000 Grade III James Lewis Stakes at Laurel.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 12 November 2017
A CT scan on Monday morning will determine the immediate future for popular kiwi galloper Gingernuts who suffered a serious injury during his preliminary for the Gr.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 12 November 2017
The win by Hawkes Racing's progressive Dream Ahead (USA) gelding Intueri at Rosehill on Saturday proved the perfect lead-in for the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Dream Of Dreams to become the 16th stakes-winner for Dream Ahead (USA) in the Listed Wentworth Stakes (6f) at Doncaster.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 12 November 2017
The flat season is drawing to a close in Europe, so it proved a timely win for Fastnet Rock's 3-year-old daughter Star Rock in the Listed Gillies Fillies' Stakes at Doncaster.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 12 November 2017
Aquis Farm's ever-reliable Al Maher struck with a stakes double at Ascot on Saturday and both winners look capable of adding further glory over the Perth Summer Carnival.
Racenet - Sunday, 12 November 2017
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.
Racenet - Sunday, 12 November 2017
There was a South African double for Australian breds on Saturday starting with an impressive debut by an $875,000 yearling.
Racenet - Sunday, 12 November 2017
Local mare Aspen Lass belatedly turned her racing fortunes around on her home turf on Saturday with a commanding performance earning her a first stakes success.
Racenet - Sunday, 12 November 2017
Untamed Diamond gained an invaluable black type victory at Te Rapa and connections will now raise their sights with the mare.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 11 November 2017
For a horrifyingly long time it looked as if Tosen Stardom (JPN) was going to have about as much luck as his stablemate Raw Impulse had earlier in the day, but much to the relief of jockey Damian Lane, trainer Darren Weir and owners Australian Bloodstock, the Japanese came with a barnstorming finish to claim the $2 million Group 1 Emirates Classic (2000m) at Flemington.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 11 November 2017
The 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival will be remembered as the point in time when Coolmore's Golden Slipper winning young gun Pierro came of age as a sire.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 11 November 2017
Snitzel gelding Redzel left no doubt he is the top seed among the sprinters with another dominant performance in Saturday's $1 million Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington and it's becoming terrifying just how much he will bank for connections by the time his racing days are over.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 11 November 2017
Not long after the Savabeel colt Embellish claimed the NZ 2000 Guineas at Riccarton, Savabeel earned further honours when his daughter Savapinski kept the ball rolling for the training partnership of Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott by making every post a winner in Saturday's 7News Matriarch Stakes (2000m).
Mark Smith - Saturday, 11 November 2017
Hopes of a lucrative life after racing for Embellish were significantly boosted at Riccarton where he added a further top-flight victory to his family's roll of honour.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 11 November 2017
Winner of the Geelong Cup on October 25, Vengeur Masque (IRE) missed out on a free ticket to the Melbourne Cup when second to Cismontane in the Lexus Stakes, however, it set him up well for Saturday's $300,000 Group III Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) at Flemington.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 11 November 2017
A great-great grandson of the champion Emancipation, the Tony McEvoy-trained 2-year-old colt Run Naan did his ancestor proud when he stormed home to capture Saturday's $150,000 Group III AAMI Maribyrnong Plate (100m) at Flemington.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 10 November 2017
Eureka Stud's brilliant Group I winning sprinter Spirit of Boom posted his second winner on Friday with a debut victory for Legal Ties at Rockhampton.
Mark Smith - Friday, 10 November 2017
Making a quick back-up from winning a mares race over 1700 metres at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum’s Tahanee (ARG) gets a chance to add to her stakes haul in Saturday’s $300,000 Group II Matriarch Stakes (2000m) at Flemington.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 10 November 2017
England's Cheveley Park Stud Ltd paid $1 million for Group 2 producer Fools in Love on Thursday during the third session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 10 November 2017
Pierro filly Pinot gave her sire his first Group 1 win and her trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott their first Victorian Oaks success with a runaway victory at Flemington today.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 10 November 2017
Australian bred three year-olds scored a winning double at Turffontein in South Africa on Thursday with a brilliant debut victory for San Fermin and a return to form for Group I placed Naafer.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 10 November 2017
Little known Tasmanian sire Swinging Bachelor posted a winning treble at Launceston on Wednesday with all three of his winners prepared by Royston Carr.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 10 November 2017
Aquis Farm has announced an exciting new partnership with Tara Stud, Co Meath, Ireland,which will see leading sprinter-miler and popular freshman sire Divine Prophet shuttle to stand the 2018 Northern Hemisphere season.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 9 November 2017
Already a stakes-winner in Australia last season, Irish bred Holy Roman Emperor gelding Duca Valentinois (IRE) capped a successful day for Godolphin when winning the $150,000 Listed Ladies Day Cup at Hawkesbury on Thursday.
Mark Smith - Thursday, 9 November 2017
It hasn't been the most rewarding Flemington carnival for Godolphin but they did finish Oaks day in style when the Exceed And Excel filly Jorda claimed the Group III VRC Kennedy Plate (1100m).
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 9 November 2017
He might be a Golden Slipper winner, but Pierro has also now proven himself as a Classic sire with his royally bred daughter Pinot scoring a dominant victory in the $1million Group I VRC Oaks at Flemington on Thursday.
Mark Smith - Thursday, 9 November 2017
All Too Huiying has finally learned what winning is all about and he looks like he is beginning to enjoy it.
Mark Smith - Thursday, 9 November 2017
With drop back in class and distance, Wednesday's $150,000 Group III Absolut Stakes (1000m) set up perfectly for the Joe Pride-trained Ball Of Muscle to break back into the winner's circle and he didn't disappoint.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 9 November 2017
Tasmanian racing fans have had The Cleaner to cheer for at past Melbourne Spring Carnivals, but at Flemington on Oaks Day it was another Tasmanian idol that hit the heights on the mainland with Hellova Street scoring a bold front running win in the Group III VRC TCL TV Stakes.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 9 November 2017
Leading Group I prospect Ever Loyal has changed hands ahead of Saturday's classic at Riccarton.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 9 November 2017
The Melbourne Spring Carnival provided an exciting start on the Victoria Derby Day when Ready to Run Sale graduate Luvaluva (NZ) (Mastercraftsman) came from the back to score an outstanding win in the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 9 November 2017
For Royalty, dam of Grade 1 winner Constellation in foal to Bernardini, sold to Summer Wind Equine for $2,1 million to lead today's second session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, which saw increases in average and median prices and the sale of eight broodmares and broodmare prospects and one weanling for $1 million or more each.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 9 November 2017
Australian breeders that are using Darley's Medaglia D'Oro (USA) this spring can congratulate themselves on having secured a rare bargain with the superstar son of El Prado having his US fee for 2018 raised to $250,000 in the wake of siring two Group I Breeders' Cup winners.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 8 November 2017
The racing world turned its attention to Melbourne yesterday for the race that stops a nation, and it was on this grand stage that Inglewood Stud's young sire Zacinto produced his first Australian Stakes Winner.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 8 November 2017
The Group I VRC Oaks is worth $1million making it the premium spring event for three year-old fillies, but at a marathon distance of 2500 metres it's not always every girl's cup of tea and as we saw last year with Lasqueti Spirit, it's race that can throw up a long shot winner.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 8 November 2017
The top-priced weanling during the opening session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale was a daughter of Tapit out of Grade 1 winner My Conquestadory that sold for $775,000 to Baccari Bloodstock.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Following the unbridled success of the inaugural The Everest, Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club have announced prizemoney increases for 2018 and future years as follows.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Champion Stellar Wind will be retired and bred to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah after selling for $6 million to Coolmore's MV Magnier to top Tuesday's opening session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, which saw brisk trade from both domestic and international buyers.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 8 November 2017
THE EVEREST winner Redzel will be chasing a sixth consecutive win on Saturday as he looks to cement his position as one of the world's best sprinters in the $1 Million Group 1 Darley Classic at Flemington.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 8 November 2017
With the major North American breeding stock sales underway in Kentucky the impact of US bred mares was highlighted at Flemington on Tuesday with stakes-winners Odeon, Ocean Embers and Pedrena all produced from mares carrying the USA suffix.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Newgate Farm's exciting young sire Sizzling made his mark on Cup Day to sire his very first winner.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Two Australian bred three year-olds by More than Ready (USA) and Medaglia D'Oro (USA) posted a winning double at Vaal in South Africa on Tuesday for the Mike de Kock stable, both of them purchased from the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 8 November 2017
The first weanlings offered at public auction by Triple Crown legend American Pharoah were in hot demand at the 2017 Fasig-Tipton November Sale on Monday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 7 November 2017
Flemington was not the only location for stakes racing on Cup Day with the Listed WATC Burgess Queen Stakes at Ascot in Perth producing a quinella for Widden Stud's flagship sire Sebring led by unbeaten filly Mikimoto.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 7 November 2017
he A$150,000 Listed James Boag's Premium Stakes (1800m) on Melbourne Cup day at Flemington was taken out in impressive style by Odeon (NZ) (Zacinto), who was bought for $77,500 at the 2015 Select Sale at Karaka and was passed in at the Ready to Run Sale the same year.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 7 November 2017
Chance To Dance bounced back from a baffling last-start defeat to show his true form under top rider Opie Bosson at Ellerslie.
Mark Smith - Tuesday, 7 November 2017
The 5-year-old Beneteau mare Ocean Embers earned a third stakes win in Tuesday's Listed Mss Security Sprint down the straight at Flemington.
Mark Smith - Tuesday, 7 November 2017
The expectations were high at a packed-out Fasig-Tipton November Sale with two world-class mare Songbird and Tepin due to go under the hammer and they didn't disappoint.
Mark Smith - Tuesday, 7 November 2017
A sixth Melbourne Cup for owner Lloyd Williams, a second for jockey Corey Brown and a first for 24-year-old trainer Joseph O'Brien when the youngest horse in the race Rekindling (GB) finished best to defeat Johannes Vermeer (IRE), trained by Aidan O'Brien, and claim the lion share of the $6.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 7 November 2017
Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott know a thing or two about Star Witness fillies thanks to dual Group I winner Global Glamour and seem to have another good one in the pipeline in Our Crown Mistress, who scored a bold victory at Flemington on Cup Day.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 7 November 2017
Brilliant Choisir filly Setsuna won the $250,000 MVRC Inglis Banner on Cox Plate Day and showed her class again at Flemington on Cup Day when leading throughout to win the Group III VRC Ottawa Stakes with authority.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 7 November 2017
As anticipation grows in the countdown to this month's NZB Ready to Run Sale at Karaka, another big race has been added to the impressive roll of honour for Ready to Run Sale graduates.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 7 November 2017
Animal Kingdom (USA) featured with a winning double at Ballarat on Monday with two well bred colts saluting, one a half-brother to Weekend Hussler and the other from a daughter of Alinghi.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 7 November 2017
Coolmore have added two more Group I winning sons of champion sire Galileo to their roster for Ireland in 2018.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 6 November 2017
The Warwick Farm trials were run on the synthetic track on Monday morning with two juvenile heats won by a Pierro filly and a colt by I Am Invincible that is closely related to this season's stakes-winning two year-old filly Setsuna, who runs at Flemington on Cup Day.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 6 November 2017
Victory Thoroughbreds' Gavelhouse purchase Brassy Belle is already providing returns to her new ownership group having run second first up before going one better on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 6 November 2017
On Cup Day last year Gai Waterhouse unleashed a brilliant two year-old I Am Invincible filly called Invincible Star to win the Group III VRC Ottawa Stakes on debut and she returned to finish a close second in the Group I VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes on Saturday, so we thought a closer look at the field this year was warranted.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 6 November 2017
A sparkling run for second in his final dress rehearsal has promising three-year-old Scott Base primed and ready for a big effort in the Group I  Al Basti Equiworld New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 6 November 2017
A wish granted at the weekend could be the forerunner to wilder celebrations for the Carter family, who bred leading Cup fancy Humidor.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 6 November 2017
Kiwi connections are serving Kylie Little well as she bids to upstage some of Australia's most powerful stables at Flemington on Tuesday with Lucyinrio.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 6 November 2017
Lonhro's Group I wining son Denman is one of the quiet achievers on the Darley NSW roster, but has a star on the rise in unbeaten Hong Kong trained three year-old Hot King Prawn, who resumed from a break to win at Sha Tin on Sunday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 6 November 2017
The three year-old division this spring has offered a fast changing picture with colts that star one week relegated to also rans the next, but our two Group I winning heroes on Saturday have the bloodlines to make an impact far into the future.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 6 November 2017
With the 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale now just a couple of weeks away, a graduate of last year's Sale has starred on one of Australasian racing's greatest stages and her half-brother will be offered at the same sale this month.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 5 November 2017
Star Witness featured at Turffontein in South Africa on Saturday with a winning double of three year-olds, both owned by Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Stud and trained by Mike de Kock.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 5 November 2017
Despite enjoying some truly remarkable achievements over many years, local thoroughbred identity Christopher Grace has no hesitation in labelling the results from Flemington on Saturday as the pinnacle of his racing and breeding career to date.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 5 November 2017
Twice beaten into second place in the Breeders' Cup Classic, Medaglia d'Oro (USA) has certainly gained some revenge in the end of year championship through progeny such as Songbird and New Money Honey.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 5 November 2017
The strong association between Inglis graduates and the stallion-making Coolmore Stud Stakes continued at Flemington today when Merchant Navy won the Group 1 event.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 5 November 2017
 Twenty-four hours after Rushing Ready gave More Than Ready (USA) his fourth Breeder's Cup winner when she triumphed in the BC Juvenile Filly Turf, Roy H credited the Vinery shuttler with his fifth Breeders' Cup winner when blitzing the field in the Breeders' Cup Sprint.
Racenet - Sunday, 5 November 2017
Plenty of interesting two year-old trials around the country in the past wee so here are all the placegetters with their breeding and sale information.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 5 November 2017
The Tony Gollan-trained Ef Troop kick-started his career with a fighting win over 1050 metres at Doomben on Saturday to credit his sire Spirit Of Boom with his first winner.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 4 November 2017
A hugely popular win to wrap up Derby day at Flemington with the Udyta Clarke-trained Rich Charm coming with a barnstorming finish under Patrick Moloney to claim the $300,000 Group II TAB Multiplier (Linlithgow) Stakes (1200m).
Mark Smith - Saturday, 4 November 2017
Trying to follow the form of Savabeel's daughter Shillelagh could drive you to drink, however, there is no denying her class and she was at the top of her game when downing stablemate Tom Melbourne in Saturday's $1 million Group 1 Kennedy Mile (Cantala Stakes) at Flemington.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 4 November 2017
An amazing day out at Flemington for Coolmore stallions with the flagship Fastnet Rock claiming a Group 1 double with Merchant Navy in the Coolmore Stud Stakes and Shoals in the Myer Classic while Pierro chipped in with the Group III Carbine Club Stakes winner  Lavendi, but we were again handed another reminder, if one was needed, of the tragic loss of High Chaparral (IRE).
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 4 November 2017
Australia's best bred filly Shoals raised the bar in impressive style at Flemington Saturday to beat the older mares and win the Group I VRC Myer Classic.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 4 November 2017
The best way to describe Saturday's $300,000 Group III Lexus Stakes (2400m) winner Cismontane is that he is a tough, gritty, no-nonsense, professional, a typical product of Tulloch Lodge.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 4 November 2017
It only seemed fitting that a royally bred colt by Coolmore's champion sire Fastnet Rock should win the $1million Group I VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 4 November 2017
In a head-bobbing finish the 5yo Turffontein mare Lyuba earned a first black-type success in Saturday's $200,000 Group III Skip Sprint (1100m) at Flemington.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 4 November 2017
The 2017 NZB Ready to Run Sale of 2YO's will be held later this month at Karaka and got the best boost possible when the Group II VRC Wakeful Stakes was won by Luvaluva, who was bought out of the sale last year by her trainer John Sargent.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 4 November 2017
Luckless when finishing sixth in the Group I MRC Caulfield Guineas, Pierro colt Levendi turned that disappointment around with a stylish victory in the Group III VRC Carbine Club Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 4 November 2017
Rushing Fall has clinched a fourth Breeders' Cup Turf title for More Than Ready with a decisive victory in the BC Juvenile Fillies-Group I at Del Mar.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 4 November 2017
Randwick Bloodstock's Brett Howard will be in attendance at the upcoming Fasig-Tipton & Keeneland Breeding Stock Sales (November 6th – 18th) - "The World's Greatest Annual Collection of Breeding Stock".
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 4 November 2017
Well known Australian owner breeder Robert Anderson, who won the Group I VRC Myer Classic with homebred Bonaria on this day in 2014, tasted success in a different jurisdiction on Friday when his exciting filly Beluga captured the Group III KBS Kyoto Sho Fantasy Stakes at Kyoto in Japan.
Ben Dorries, Tara Madgwick - Friday, 3 November 2017
Winx has gone for a holiday but next year she is likely tobe given the chance to race in the hoofprints of Frankel at Royal Ascot.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 3 November 2017
Four juvenile heats at Canterbury on Friday held some real interest with a pair of colts by champion sire Lonhro the standouts for Gopdolphin.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 3 November 2017
The team at Clear Mountain Fairview in Queensland are delighted to report promising Choisir stallion Worthy Cause is getting his mares in foal with his early coverings testing positive at 45 days including the dam of a stakes-winner.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 3 November 2017
Keeneland has cataloged 4,147 horses for its 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale, the world's largest and most important sale of its kind, to be held November 7-18 and will feature the first weanlings by Triple Crown hero American Pharoah, currently in Australia for Coolmore.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 3 November 2017
Larneuk Stud sent out a recent press release discussing just how well the stud's underrated Randwick Guineas winner ILOVETHISCITY is doing at stud, and what happens Thursday? The classy chestnut has two runners and both win!.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 3 November 2017
A debut two year-old winner for Kodiac at Lingfield overnight has given him the world record for two year-old winners held previously by Sunday Silence.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 2 November 2017
Gelding might be the making of this Pierro three year-old, who resumed from a spell to score a strong finishing win at Gosford on Thursday for the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott stable.
Mark Smith - Thursday, 2 November 2017
For the many fans at Randwick on April 27, 2013 the mood went from euphoric highs watching Hugh Bowman guide the magnificent grey Reliable Man (GB) to victory in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes to stunned disbelief when Bowman pulled up seconds later and removed the saddle, as Reliable Man (GB) was led hobbling back to the enclosure.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 2 November 2017
The Group I VRC Victoria Derby is worth a whopping $1,5 million making it the richest race for spring three year-olds in the country and we have just one Group I winner in Ace High engaged to battle a field of up and comers.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 2 November 2017
It could be a continual run of firsts for Ocean's Fourteen on Saturday when he lines up in the Group I  VRC Derby (2500m).
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 2 November 2017
Innisfree Thoroughbreds' Andy and Carol O'Shea were rewarded as breeders again, with the victory of Blondie (Reward for Effort) in Saturday's $120,000 Crockett Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 2 November 2017
Trade on the third day of the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale continued in buoyant fashion with 23 lots making 100,000 guineas or more and SOLOMON'S BAY topping proceedings at 390,000 guineas.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 2 November 2017
With a desirable environment and professional educators it's easy to see why New Zealand is the ultimate nursery for breeding and raising world-renowned racehorses.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 2 November 2017
Aquis Farm's Dream Ahead (USA) posted his third new stakes-winner this week when talented two year-old filly Sweety Dream took out the Group III Prix Miesque at Maisons-Laffitte on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 1 November 2017
When Kitchwin Hills stalwart Dane Shadow gets a good filly she can be seriously good, so the win of well related Lady Dane at Canterbury on Wednesday stamped her as a horse well worth following.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 1 November 2017
It’s not easy to win first up from a spell of nearly a year over 1400 metres, but this three year-old Sebring colt was able to do it and do it easily at Bendigo on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 1 November 2017
So You Think colt Tamasa was made a ‘One to Watch’ when he scored easily on debut at Warrnambool last month and the Darren Weir three year-old made it two from two when scoring at Bendigo on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 1 November 2017
Riverbank Farm's Russell Osborne and Dr Caroline Duddy have been enjoying watching the good run of form for the progeny of the late great High Chaparral.
Mark Smith - Wednesday, 1 November 2017
Is it any wonder Godolphin likes to travel Qewy (IRE) to Australia where in four starts he has netted over $700,00 of his total earnings of $875,000 from 28 starts?.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 1 November 2017
With three winners and three seconds from six runners in the space of just three days, Brighthill Farm's Dalghar (Fr) has enjoyed a winning run of late that looks set to continue.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 1 November 2017
PIVOINE, sold as part of the dispersal of Ballymacoll Stud, topped proceedings on the second day of the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale at 340,000 guineas as trade continued in robust fashion.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 1 November 2017
Although the luck of the draw may not have played entirely in his favour, ex-pat Kiwi trainer Trent Busuttin is confident that he and partner Natalie Young have the firepower to add another Derby trophy to their cabinet.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 1 November 2017
Recent Group I winner Cracksman put the icing on the cake for exciting young sire Frankel, whose fee has been raised on the back of a sensational start to his stud career.