Tara Madgwick - Wednesday February 20
Fresh from a super successful sale at the Magic Millions on the Gold Coast, leading South Australian vendors Mill Park are now focused on the 2019 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale at the refurbished Oaklands complex in Victoria.
Racenet - Friday February 22
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 - Friday February 22
This week’s barrier trial report on the older unraced horses for the past week, including plenty kicking off in Hong Kong – all unraced triallers with breeding and sale data.
Tara Madgwick - Friday February 22
Prepared by Anthony Cummings, Fastnet Rock filly Mrs Madrid was successful at Hawkesbury on Thursday and has now won her past two starts over 2000 metres bringing an important update for her Inglis Premier bound half-sister.
Mark Smith - Thursday February 21
With five barrier trials under her belt, the Bjorn Baker-trained Tuesday Special had a good grounding for her career debut in a 1300 metre maiden at Hawkesbury on Thursday and it paid off with a thoroughly professional performance.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday February 21
A two year-old half-brother by Snitzel to world champion sprinter and successful sire Starspangledbanner was always going to be an obvious pick as the ‘One to Watch’ from Hawkesbury on Thursday.
Media Release - Thursday February 21
It was a record breaking night for popular online auction site bloodstockauction with thousands of people across the country and beyond logging in.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday February 21
A one time rogue headed for the broodmare paddock is now a Randwick winner thanks to an inspired purchase and the patience and skill of Adam Mackrell and his team at Bell View Park Stud.
Media Release - Thursday February 21
Talented two-year-old Bavella is helping Karaka trainer Lance Noble break new ground.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday February 21
The first Group I event for juveniles this season, the MRC Blue Diamond Stakes is run at Caulfield this Saturday and of the 14 runners, 10 were offered at auction so a look at the Sale Mail is full of interest.
Media Release - Thursday February 21
Goldin Farms and Swettenham Stud are pleased to announce that Akeed Mofeed (Dubawi), a rising star of Australia's stallion ranks, will relocate to Nagambie to join the Swettenham Stud roster for the 2019 season.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday February 20
The Lindsay Park training team produced a promising winner for champion sire Fastnet Rock on Wednesday at Sandown with good looking colt Rona’s Rock casting off maiden status in style.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday February 20
Astute bloodstock agent Carmel Size has a great eye for a yearling and looks to have unearthed another promising horse with a sparkling debut victory at Randwick on Wednesday for Classique Legend, who topped the 2017 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.
Media Release - Wednesday February 20
A half-sister to Group III winner Estelle Collection, the dam of Australian Horse of the Year Lankan Rupee, promising three-year-old filly Spring Delight is a bridesmaid no longer.
Media Release - Wednesday February 20
With the first ballot order released last week, the countdown to the inaugural VOBIS Sires Showdown is well and truly on.
Media Release - Wednesday February 20
Woodside Park Stud did not have to wait long for the first dividend on their 2019 recruit Foxwedge, whose progressive daughter, Alassio, opened her stakes account in the Group III Robrick Lodge Triscay Stakes over 1200 metres at Randwick.
Media Release - Wednesday February 20
Te Akau Racing has enjoyed a stellar season on the track and principal David Ellis is hoping that will continue this weekend when Melody Belle lines up in the Group I Haunui Farm WFA Group One Classic (1600m) at Otaki.
Media Release - Wednesday February 20
The first major rewrite of the rules governing Australia's Thoroughbred racing industry will take effect from 1 March.
Media Release - Wednesday February 20
A lovely filly by exciting young local sire Safeguard topped Book Two of the 2019 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale in the Swan Valley.
Media Release - Tuesday February 19
Sam Pritchard-Gordon is making the move to the Barossa Valley this week to start in the key role of Bloodstock and Nominations Manager at Cornerstone Stud.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday February 19
A $240,000 purchase from the 2016 Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale from the Bell View Park draft looks to have resulted in a very nice two year-old homebred for Sun Stud.
Media Release - Tuesday February 19
Dual Group One-winning three-year-old Madison County will head to Sydney in preparation for an autumn campaign after his sale to Hong Kong fell through.
Media Release - Tuesday February 19
Riccarton trainer Michael Pitman has never been afraid to travel his horses in search of lucrative prizemoney and the right conditions.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday February 19
The field and barrier draw are out for the Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield this Saturday with five colts and nine fillies accepting for the $1,5 million feature over 1200 metres.
Media Release - Tuesday February 19
A beautifully related colt by leading Hunter Valley based sire I Am Invincible has topped Book One of the 2019 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Monday February 18
Multiple Group I winning stallion Trapeze Artist was the obvious star at the Randwick trials on Monday morning with a dominant win, but there were also some interesting two year-olds in action including a couple of seven figure Magic Millions purchases with Golden Slipper aspirations.
Tara Madgwick - Monday February 18
The current order of entry for the Golden Slipper has no less than seven two-year-olds in the top 30 sired by Yarraman Park’s I Am Invincible.
Media Release - Monday February 18
Join Caroline Searcy for the one-hour 2019 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Preview, Tuesday February 19 at 9pm AEDST on Sky Thoroughbred Central (Foxtel Ch 528).
Media Release - Monday February 18
Karaka graduate Beauty Generation (NZ) (Road to Rock) continued his spectacular dominance of Hong Kong racing with another emphatic victory in Sunday’s HK$10 million Group 1 Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (1400m) at Sha Tin.
Tara Madgwick - Monday February 18
The $10million Hong Kong Classic Cup (1800m) at Sha Tin on Sunday featured a hot field including Queensland Derby winner Dark Dream and last start Hong Kong Classic Mile winner Furore with victory going to another talented Australian bred four year-old in Mission Tycoon.
Media Release - Monday February 18
Voting closes today for the inaugural running of the rich All Star Mile to be run at Flemington on March 16 and those waiting until the last minute to make their decision would be wise to consider the exciting three-year-old O'Tauto.
Media Release - Sunday February 17
Apprentice rider Shiarna Johnson was the quintessential picture of calm as she scored the first winner of her fledgling career when guiding home royally-bred filly Simogramor at Gisborne.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday February 17
Impressive Group winners for High Chaparral's champion sons So You Think and Dundeel on Saturday highlight the need for diversity in our stallion rosters and give hope for breeders who think about more than producing a five furlong speedy squib that can win before Christmas.
Media Release - Sunday February 17
Outstanding mare In Her Time secured her second Group 1 when winning the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes at Flemington.
Media Release - Sunday February 17
Cambridge trainer Tony Pike left Ellerslie racecourse on Saturday evening flush with the success of producing a winning treble on the day along with the anticipation of potentially snagging an even bigger prize in two weeks’ time.
Media Release - Sunday February 17
Sir Mark Todd, New Zealand’s greatest Olympic eventer, has taken on a new challenge and is training regally-bred racehorse Eminent and plans to run the five-year-old son of Frankel at Group One level in Sydney in autumn.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 16
Woodside Park Stud did not have to wait long for the first dividend on their 2019 recruit Foxwedge whose progressive daughter, Alassio, opened her stakes account in Saturday’s Group III Robrick Lodge Triscay Stakes (1200m) at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday February 16
The Group II ATC Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday featured a crackerjack field of fillies including Group I winners Oohood and El Dorado Dreaming, but the race produced a surprise result and unearthed a potential superstar in Nakeeta Jane.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 16
She may be a real plain Jane but under the unremarkable exterior of In Her Time beats the heart of a dual Group 1 winner.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday February 16
Racking up his fifth consecutive win at Flemington on Saturday in the Group III VRC CS Hayes Stakes was exciting Tasmanian trained three year-old The Inevitable, a son of progressive young sire Dundeel.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 16
It’s quite amazing witnessing the effect that Winx has on racing.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday February 16
Talented five year-old mare Eckstein became the newest millionaire performer for her sire I Am Invincible when scoring a tenacious win in the Group III ATC Southern Cross Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday February 16
Top class Sebring filly Amphitrite was the find of the 2018 Melbourne Spring Carnival rising from a maiden win in September right through to capturing the Group I MRC Thousand Guineas and she showed at Flemington on Saturday that she was ready to pick up right where she left off.
Media Release - Saturday February 16
Waverley visitor Glory Days made her first visit to Ellerslie a memorable one when she fought tooth and nail to win the Group II Coca-Cola Avondale Cup (2400m) at Ellerslie.
Media Release - Saturday February 16
Matamata raider Weaponry made up for some bad luck at his last start when he stormed to victory in Saturday’s Listed ILT Ascot Park Hotel Southland Guineas (1600m) at Invercargill.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 16
Godolphin’s embarrassment of riches in the two-year-old division rolled on to Flemington on Saturday with the Exceed And Excel colt Microphone turning a competitive looking Listed Talindert Stakes (1100m) into a walk in the park.
Media Release - Saturday February 16
Lightly raced three-year-old Surely Sacred showed he will be awfully hard to beat in the Group I Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) in a fortnight when he scored handsomely in the Group II Schweppes Avondale Guineas (2100m) at Ellerslie.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 16
The way the Godolphin juveniles are firing of late the international powerhouse may make up half of the Golden Slipper field.
Media Release - Saturday February 16
The opening act of The Auction, a ground-breaking partnership between ARQANA and show jumping organiser EEM (Christophe Ameeuw), generated some highly promising results.
Tara Madgwick - Friday February 15
Talented filly Andrassy Avenue was super impressive when racing clear for a dominant victory at Moonee Valley on Friday night.
Media Release - Friday February 15
Nanango–based trainer Glenn Richardson is enjoying a hot-winning streak with his $4,800 gavelhouse Australia purchase Bel Seleva who notched her fourth in a row on Saturday at Gladstone.
Racenet - Friday February 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.
Racenet - Friday February 15
This week’s barrier trial report on the older unraced horses for the past week – all unraced triallers with breeding and sale data.
Mark Smith - Friday February 15
It must be quite soul destroying for a breeder to send a young, well-performed, superbly-bred mare to the best stallion in the land and have the result come up negative.
Media Release - Friday February 15
The biggest and best domestic and international buying bench will present owners, breeders and vendors witha world class opportunity on the Gold Coast this May and June.
Tara Madgwick - Friday February 15
Young Exceed and Excel stallion Knight Exemplar posted his first winner at Wagga on Thursday with a dominant debut win for three year-old gelding Feel the Knight.
Media Release - Friday February 15
Hall of Fame trainer Murray Baker has made a habit of winning Derbys in recent years and reckons he will have a good idea if he can add another one after Saturday's Group II Schweppes Avondale Guineas (2100m) at Ellerslie.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday February 14
Two well bred three year-old fillies cast off maiden status at Pakenham on Thursday, one of them a half-sister to a Group I winner and the other out of a Group I winner.
Media Release - Thursday February 14
Murrulla Stud capped off “the week of a lifetime’’ when an Unencumbered colt they offered topped today’s inaugural Highway Session at Riverside Stables.
Media Release - Thursday February 14
The progeny of leading young sire ShamExpress (O’Reilly) continued their winning ways at Te Aroha on Wednesday with a raceday double.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday February 14
The 2019 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale produced it's share of pinhook winners with Newhaven Park selling two of the top three most profitable youngsters.
Media Release - Thursday February 14
A once in a lifetime opportunity for a young horse person with animal welfare at heart to run their very own profitable OTT program.
Media Release - Thursday February 14
The first Tuesday in November, 2001.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday February 14
Classy Tasmanian based sire Needs Further was in hot form at Launceston on Wednesday delivering the quinella in the Listed Gold Sovereign Stakes with undefeated filly Mystical Pursuit scoring a narrow victory over Deroche.
Media Release - Wednesday February 13
Goulburn trainer Kurt Goldman will be braced with a $50,000 credit at tomorrow’s inaugural Highway Session (Classic Book 2) after Safe Landing won today’s Country Highway at Warwick Farm.
Media Release - Wednesday February 13
The Championships has attracted a record number of nominations, bursting through the 1500-mark, following the closing deadline for the sixth running of the highly-successful series.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday February 13
The performance of first season sires at the 2019 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale produced some interesting results with the highest average for a sire with three or more yearlings sold going to No Nay Never (USA) ahead of Kermadec, Exosphere and Press Statement.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday February 13
The juvenile maiden at Warwick Farm on Wednesday looked a strong affair on paper with victory going to talented Wandjina colt Deep Chill, who will now be aimed towards Group I races such as the ATC Sires Produce Stakes and Champagne Stakes.
Media Release - Wednesday February 13
Referred to as ‘tough and tenacious’ by her trainer Mick Price, the daughter of Magnus, Princess Of Queens has now added a Group win to her hot run of form.
Media Release - Wednesday February 13
Savabeel siblings Hasahalo and Hasabro made a pleasing return to the track on Tuesday for Ardmore trainer Stephen McKee at the Cambridge trials.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday February 12
A full brother to Australian Horse of the Year Lankan Rupee, four year-old Redoute’s Choice stallion Regal Stage made a winning debut at Gosford on Tuesday.
Media Release - Tuesday February 12
An emotional Tim Nolan of Murrulla Stud struggled to find the right words to describe just what it meant to be the new record holder of a Classic yearling.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday February 12
It’s only Tuesday and already it’s been a big week for Darley’s young I Am Invincible son Brazen Beau, who has moved to the top of the Australian First Season Sires List by earnings and had two cracking colts set the sale ring alight at Riverside Stables on Tuesday selling for $550,000 and $480,000.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday February 12
Proven Thoroughbreds enjoyed plenty of success with Choisir gelding Sir Moments, who won over $800,000 and they will be having more fun with this impressive maiden winner by Choisir at Gosford on Tuesday who has a sibling headed for the 2019 Tasmanian Magic Millions Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday February 12
The action continues at the 2019 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale on Thursday with the Highway Session and Bowness Stud have seven more youngsters to tempt buyers that are all BOBS eligible and include the half-brother to Caulfield Guineas winner Long John.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday February 12
The 2019 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale continues on Thursday with the Highway Session and Holbrook Thoroughbreds will offer a further seven yearlings all BOBS eligible.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday February 12
Kooringal Stud is excited to announce that dual Group One winning stallion Prized Icon will join our roster in 2019.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday February 12
The list for Daily Debutants on Tuesday includes the full brother to an Australian Horse of the Year.
Media Release - Monday February 11
It takes a bit to shock Newhaven Park’s John Kelly, but a “totally unexpected’’ result saw their Star Witness filly top Day 3 of the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.
Media Release - Monday February 11
Smart Cambridge sprinter Ardrossan is to continue his Group One path in Australia.
Racenet - Monday February 11
Brazen Beau’s Tassort gave no reason to doubt his Golden Slipper favouritism when scoring an impressive barrier trial win in an interesting set of heats at Rosehill on Monday morning.
Mark Smith - Monday February 11
Following a debut win at Hanshin back in March last year, the $850,000 Inglis Easter graduate Fratelli lost his way at his next three starts but the son of Frankel looked to be back at the top of his game when keeping up a relentless gallop to win eased down by nine lengths in a 1900 metres allowance at Kyoto on February 8.
Media Release - Sunday February 10
There were tears then cheers as the hammer fell on lot 249 on Day 2 of the Inglis Classic Sale when Jilly Henderson’s Noogee Park sold the day’s top lot.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday February 10
On Friday, Godolphin tasted stakes success in Tasmania with Epaulette three year-old Cossetot and on Sunday were back in the winner’s circle in Hobart with another Epaulette three year-old after Rock Dove captured the Listed Strutt Stakes (2100m).
Mark Smith - Sunday February 10
Former Widden Stud resident and now China-based stallion Tickets was represented by his first stakes-winner when the local hope Eastender turned back the interstate challenge in Sunday’s Group III Hobart Cup (2400m).
Mark Smith - Sunday February 10
The legend of Tasmania’s latest star, Mystic Journey, continues to grow after the daughter of Needs Further came from last to run down the near $1 million earner Hellova Street in Sunday’s Magic Millions Thomas Lyons Stakes at Hobart.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday February 10
Newgate Farm's exciting young sire Deep Field added two new stakes horses to his tally on Saturday with Hawker Hurricane a strong finishing third in the Group III MRC Blue Diamond Prelude at Caulfield and Cosmic Force a fine second in the Listed ATC Lonhro Plate at Warwick Farm.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday February 10
Exciting two-year-old prospect Harlow kicked off an outstanding day for trainer Jamie Richards and the Te Akau Racing team when she came from last to win on debut over 1200m at Te Rapa on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Sunday February 10
Making his return to racing after being skittled on the first turn in the Melbourne Cup, Godolphin’s import Avilius (GB) looked a long way off the finished article in the saddling paddock but he looked a million dollars at the finish of Saturday’s Group III T S Carlyon Cup at Caulfield.
Mark Smith - Sunday February 10
Winner of a Listed race at Morphettville in December, fourth behind the high-class Whispering Brook in a Group II at Moonee Valley in January, Princess Of Queens continued her run of hot form when winning Saturday’s Group III Bellmaine Stakes at Caulfield and trainer Mick Price credits the rejuvenation of the 5-year-old daughter of Magnus to her regular trips to the beach.
Media Release - Sunday February 10
The sky’s the limit for exciting young galloper Samizdat after an incredible win in the $150,000 Magic Millions WA 3YO Trophy (1200m) at Pinjara on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Sunday February 10
In this business timing is everything, just ask Twin Hills Stud's Olly Tait.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday February 10
With more than double the number of stakes-winners of any other sire this season, Yarraman Park’s I Am Invincible enjoyed another super Saturday with a new stakes-winner in Crack the Code, an unbeaten Blue Diamond contender in I Am Immortal and the winning return of established star filly Fiesta.
Media Release - Sunday February 10
Fillies dominated the opening night of the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, featuring in five of the top six lots at Riverside Stables.
Racenet - Saturday February 9
Castelvecchio - a colt “destined for big things’’ by an up-and-coming stallion described as “the new Zabeel’’ – today won the inaugural running of the $2m Listed Inglis Millennium at Warwick Farm.
Racenet - Saturday February 9
Star filly Fiesta (I Am Invincible x Now Now) shone brightly at Warwick Farm, bravely running past Golden Slipper winner Estijaab to win the $1million Inglis Sprint.
Racenet - Saturday February 9
$40,000 Select Sale graduate On The Rocks (NZ) (Alamosa) was already a dual Group 2 winner who had delivered priceless thrills for his owners, but he went to a new level in Saturday’s $400,000 Group 1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa.
Racenet - Saturday February 9
Bought for just $57,500 at the 2016 Premier Sale, Melody Belle (NZ) (Commands) is now a four-time Group 1 winner.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 9
The Tony McEvoy-trained Manuel had one stakes win, the Listed Kilmore Cup, to his name so it looked like connections were having a throw at the stumps when they entered the five-year-old Commands gelding against a field of seasoned Group 1 performers in Saturday’s C F Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 9
Sun Stud’s highly popular stallion Fiorente (IRE) has a live chance in the Group 1 Australian Guineas with the progressive Hawkshot who carried the Sun Bloodstock colours to an imperious victory in Saturday's Group II Hyland Race Colours Autumn Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.