Tara Madgwick - Wednesday October 23
Ten years ago in 2009, So You Think was winning the first of his two Cox Plates and on Wednesday he sired his fifth stakes-winner this season when Long Jack cemented his claim on the Group I VRC Victoria Derby with a stylish victory in the $140,000 Listed Geelong Classic.
Mark Smith - Wednesday October 23
Connections are hopeful Prince of Arran (GB) has done enough to earn a spot in the $8 million Lexus Melbourne Cup following a courageous performance in Wednesday’s $400,000 Group III bet365 Geelong Cup (2400m).
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday October 23
Group III placed twice previously, progressive Smart Missile mare Smart Coupe finally scored a well-deserved first Black Type success when resuming from a spell to win the $140,000 Listed The Breeze Retirement Stakes at Geelong on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday October 23
Ian Smith of Edinburgh Park was making news earlier this week for his stance on thoroughbred welfare (read about it here), but one of his horses carrying the IKS brand that won’t be returning home any time soon is talented sprinter Chicago Cub, who won his third race at Geelong on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday October 22
This weekend’s Cox Plate has drawn together a fascinating field featuring a host of international raiders to take on the best of the locals and while for the past four years Winx has made this event almost a foregone conclusion as she raced her way into the record books, this year we have something new and intriguing to excite racing fans.
Media Release - Tuesday October 22
Federal politicians from across the political divide have rallied behind thoroughbred breeding, as the industry committed to tackling any issue around welfare.
Media Release - Tuesday October 22
Based in the heart of Victoria, Glen Eden Stud is a high quality thoroughbred stud located one hour north of Melbourne standing a selection of stallions including proven sire of winners Mint Lane (USA), who relocated this year from South Australia.
Media Release - Tuesday October 22
Two colts by exciting young sire Deep Field set the sale ring alight at the Inglis Ready2 Racle Sale on Tuesday selling for $340,000 and $320,000.
Media Release - Tuesday October 22
Day 2 saw the final 181 two-year-olds sprint down the straight of Te Rapa Racecourse, concluding the NZB Ready to Run Sale Breeze Ups.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday October 22
The Encosta de Lago sireline is running hot through the likes of Zoustar, Rubick and Deep Field with quality Northern Meteor stallion Eurozone bringing this prized bloodline to the Canberra district offering a perfect outcross for the plethora of Danzig line mares in the area.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday October 22
Two heats for juveniles at the Warwick Farm trials on Tuesday morning produced a well named homebred filly for Segenhoe that won at the first time of asking and a colt that didn’t win his heat, but has a pedigree that would prick the ears of most followers of racing.
Media Release - Tuesday October 22
Go Racing and Marsh Racing have joined forces to purchase the property formerly known as Monovale Farm, near Lake Karapiro just outside of Cambridge.
Media Release - Tuesday October 22
The Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced an urgent inquiry into the treatment of retired racehorses and animal welfare concerns in dealing with retired racehorses at Queensland abattoirs.
Tara Madgwick - Monday October 21
I have loved racing and horses all my life with the first Tuesday in November being a day seen as not far short of Christmas, but the times are changing and while the Melbourne Cup has history and tradition on its side, the future belongs to The Everest.
Tara Madgwick - Monday October 21
The Inglis Ready2Race Sale is on today featuring a catalogue of 191 lots and for those curious to know from where they were sourced and for how much, our pinhook report makes the research easy.
Tara Madgwick - Monday October 21
Wild winds might have put a damper momentarily on the NSW State Showjumping Championships at Canberra last weekend but there was still plenty of action in the main rings with thoroughbreds proving their worth in the latest round of Thoroughbred Sport Horse Classes.
Tara Madgwick - Monday October 21
Coolmore have announced fees for their US roster for 2020 which features three stallions currently standing in Australia in American Pharoah, Justify and Mendelssohn.
Media Release - Monday October 21
Day One of the New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale Breeze Ups saw 188 two-year-olds charge down the final straight of Te Rapa Racecourse.
Media Release - Monday October 21
Kiwi Group I winner Nicoletta has been retired to stud following her unplaced run in the Group III Taranaki Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) at Hawera earlier this month.
Media Release - Monday October 21
The pressure goes on Long Jack at Geelong on Wednesday to keep alive the Group I Victoria Derby (2500m) prospects for Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman.
Tara Madgwick - Monday October 21
In the wake of ABC's investigation into what happens to racehorses post racing that went to air last Thursday night , Breednet has published a number of responses from various industry bodies on the issue including one from Racing NSW (that can be read here)  and now the ABC have issued their own response to Racing NSW.
Mark Smith - Monday October 21
A dual Group III winning daughter of Pivotal, Enticing teamed up with Fastnet Rock to produce the dual Group 1 Prix de la Foret winner One Master who ran an excellent second on Saturday in the Group 1 British Champions Sprint at Ascot and now Enticing’s unraced daughter Compostela has struck gold in Ireland with her first foal by Epaulette.
Media Release - Sunday October 20
Champion sire Snitzel’s daughter Akari is not only his 92nd stakeswinner – she also boosts the excellent racetrack record of his million-dollar yearlings.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday October 20
Well known NSW breeder Ian Smith of Edinburgh Park has moved swiftly in response to last week’s shocking ABC documentary The Final Race, announcing all horses that carry his brand can always come home.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday October 20
Two stakes-winners from last weekend highlighted the power of very successful nick involving a Golden Slipper winner and a champion racehorse and sire.
Media Release - Sunday October 20
Yes Yes Yes emerged as one of the world's hottest stallion prospects with a record breaking win in Saturday's $14 million The Everest (1200m) at Randwick making his half-brother a pedigree standout for the MM Gold Coast 2020 Yearling Sale..
Mark Smith - Sunday October 20
The Japanese-breds have been having the time of their lives in Australia of late so when Damian Lane drove A Shin Rook (JPN) through on the rails in Sunday’s $200,000 Listed Seymour Cup (1600m0 it looked a matter of here we go again but this one was destined to be a local victory.
Media Release - Sunday October 20
The $2m Inglis Millennium (Restricted Listed) and $1m Inglis Sprint will be run over new distance
Mark Smith - Sunday October 20
Sun Stud’s Statue Of Liberty (USA) earned an honourable retirement earlier this year and the royally-bred son of Storm Cat looks to have an exciting prospect in the Mick Kent-trained Sea Dragon who broke his maiden in style over 1200 metres at Seymour on Sunday.
Mark Smith - Sunday October 20
The $1,300,000 Kosciuszko at Randwick restricted to 12 NSW country-trained horses plus two from Canberra, has been one of the most popular innovations in recent times and Saturday’s winner Handle The Truth rewarded two stalwarts of the industry in trainer Keith Dryden and Laurel Oak Bloodstock’s Louis Mihalyka who heads a large syndicate of owners in the son of Star Witness.
Mark Smith - Sunday October 20
The wonderfully courageous Magical in the Group 1 Champion Stakes and a resurgent Kew Gardens overturning the seemingly unbeatable Stradivarius in a thrilling Group II British Champions Long Distance Cup, completed another magnificent season for the champion Galileo on Champions Day at Ascot.
Mark Smith - Sunday October 20
Despite leaving some handy types, the former star racemare Star Shiraz did not provide Darley a great return on the  $1,125,000 shelled out at the 2007 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale before on-selling her to Aquis Farm for $200,000 ten years later.
Mark Smith - Saturday October 19
There is no questioning the quality and strength of the Japanese thoroughbred and Australia has been a happy hunting ground in recent years so it was no surprise when Mer De Glace (JPN) came with a barnstorming finish to win Saturday’s $5,000,000 Group 1 Stella Artois Caulfield Cup (2400m).
Mark Smith - Saturday October 19
It will be a sad day when the curtain comes down on the career of Happy Clapper because the biggest cheer of the day at Randwick was reserved for the 9-year-old son of Teofilo (IRE) following his fighting performance in the Group III Yulong Australia Craven Plate (2000m).
Mark Smith - Saturday October 19
After disappointing when unplaced in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield at his most recent start, the 5yo Magnus gelding Streets Of Avalon dropped back in class and distance for Saturday’s Group III Ladbrokes Moonga Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield and it proved the winning formula.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 19
The world’s richest race on turf, the $14million Everest (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday proved a triumph for Coolmore, who part own the winner Yes Yes Yes and also stand his sire Rubick, the heir apparent to Coolmore’s much missed champion sire Encosta de Lago.
Mark Smith - Saturday October 19
Shortly after the Denman mare Humma Humma came from the tail of the field to win the Listed Alinghi Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield, (read that story here) Godolphin’s 5yo Denman gelding Deprive repeated the dose in the $500,000 Group III Sydney Stakes (1200m) at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 19
Speedy I Am Invincible mare Miss Leonidas is getting better and better with the five year-old claiming her biggest win to date when taking out the Group II MRC Caulfield Sprint (1000m) on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday October 19
Just nine days after breaking her maiden at Wyong, the million-dollar Snitzel filly Akari earned a debut stakes win in Saturday’s Listed Bisley Workwear Reginald Allen Stakes (1400m) at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 19
Golden Slipper winning sire Pierro already has a VRC Oaks winner on his resume in Pinot and may well have another with progressive filly Gamay charging home to win the Group III MRC Ethereal Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 19
Mornington trainer John McArdle and a big team of owners have already had a lot of fun with talented Denman mare Humma Humma, who produced a personal best performance to win the Listed MRC Alinghi Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday.
Media Release - Saturday October 19
Cambridge raider Kali overcame a wide run in transit to out-gun her three-year-old rivals as she scored a gritty victory in Saturday’s Group III Barneswood Farm Stakes (1400m) at Ashburton.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 19
Progressive So You Think colt Thought of That put some heat into the Victoria Derby when blitzing his rivals to make the Group III MRC Ladbrokes Classic (2000m) at Caulfield on Saturday into a procession.
Media Release - Saturday October 19
Enigmatic four-year-old Dawn Patrol made a welcome return to the winner’s enclosure when he took out the Group III Sweynesse Stakes (1215m) at Rotorua with a powerful finishing burst.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 19
Alabama Express, a colt with a remarkable likeness to his ill-fated champion sire Redoute’s Choice, kickstarted stakes racing at Caulfield on Saturday with a tenacious win over race favourite Hilo in the Listed MRC Gothic Stakes over 1400m.
Media Release - Saturday October 19
In just his first full season of riding and with just one winner under his belt, 28-year-old apprentice Joshua Kam secured the biggest moment in his fledgling career when he guided $43 outsider Sweet Treat to victory in Saturday’s Listed Staphanos Classic (1950m) at Rotorua.
Media Release - Saturday October 19
Hot favourite Equinox dominated his age-group rivals despite testing track conditions in the Lowe Schollum Jones 3YO (1215m) at Rotorua on Saturday.
Breednet - Friday October 18
The new season two-year-old trials are gathering some pace, so here are the placegetters with breeding and sales results.
Media Release - Friday October 18
Following the program that aired on the ABC’s 7,30 Report last night, Racing NSW Chief Executive, Peter V’landys AM, unequivocally condemned the alleged abhorrent actions of the Meramist Queensland Abattoir.
Tara Madgwick - Friday October 18
"Creating a Career Beyond Racing" at Friday's Thoroughbred Sport Horse Association classes at the 2019 NSW State Showjumping Championships - where are the ABC cameras when there are positive stories about thoroughbreds living a rewarding and productive life after racing.
Tara Madgwick - Friday October 18
Progressive Nicconi gelding Nistaan has been getting better and better as he works through the grades and scored his first Black Type win on Friday when scoring a resounding win in the $100,000 Listed Murray Bridge Gold Cup.
Tara Madgwick - Friday October 18
Two juvenile heats at the Rosehill barrier trials on Friday morning produced two expensive winners by leading sires I Am Invincible and Not a Single Doubt.
Media Release - Friday October 18
A 2YO which has already won an official barrier trial by four lengths topped this morning’s final breeze up session at Warwick Farm ahead of the Inglis Ready2Race Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Friday October 18
In response to last night’s disturbing story on the ABC’s 7.30 Report regarding horse welfare, Australia’s leading thoroughbred auction house Inglis condemns the alleged actions of animal mistreatment.
Media Release - Friday October 18
Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria (TBV) is sickened by the images portrayed on the ABC 7.30 program which aired last night.
Media Release - Friday October 18
Breeze Ups for New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale of 2YO's will take place next week on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 October, commencing at 10am each day with all prospective buyers welcome to attend.
Media Release - Thursday October 17
Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) condemns in the strongest terms the treatment of horses in Thursday night's  ABC 7.30 program.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday October 17
The Kembla meeting on Thursday was abandoned after just three races, but there was time enough for Rubick to post his 25th first crop winner.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday October 17
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah (USA) has made a big impression with his turf runners this year and added another super impressive winner on the grass to his tally in France this week when Ocean Atlantique saluted in style.
Media Release - Thursday October 17
All is in readiness for the Inglis Ready2Race Sale, with final breeze ups and a free champagne brunch at Riverside Stables tomorrow to complete preparations.
Mark Smith - Thursday October 17
Five Australian-breds will line up in Saturday’s $5million Group 1 MRC Caulfield Cup (2400m), which is just two more than Frankel has supplied from his first two crops.
Media Release - Thursday October 17
Tattersall’s world-renowned October Yearling Sale got underway last week and Haunui Farm have been delighted to see the results for Belardo’s first Northern Hemisphere yearlings.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday October 17
Thoroughbred Sport Horses classes were conducted in Western Australia last weekend at the big WASJA Patron’s Cup Showjumping event with plenty of happy horses and riders enjoying the rewards of competing on a thoroughbred.
Media Release - Thursday October 17
Epona Stakes winner Semari has topped another million-dollar Inglis Digital Online Sale, with David Wallace securing the New Zealand-bred daughter of Sebring for $230,000.
Media Release - Thursday October 17
A talented line-up of contenders for next month’s Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m) will clash in Saturday’s A$200,000 Group 3 New Zealand Bloodstock Ethereal Stakes (2000m) – a race that has special meaning to its sponsors.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday October 16
The Warwick Farm meeting on Wednesday in Sydney produced smart metropolitan winners for both Dissident and Sizzling.
Mark Smith - Wednesday October 16
As a six-year-old daughter of the outstanding sire Lope de Vega (IRE) and with a Group II and a pair of Group IIIs already in the bank, there must have been a bit of pressure to retire Spanish Whisper to the broodmare paddocks, particularly after two sub par runs to kickstart her campaign.
Mark Smith - Wednesday October 16
Royally-bred Fastnet Rock filly Anaheed has been facing the silk department in Sydney of late so she appreciated the drop back in class for a dominant win in Wednesday’s Group III Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.
Mark Smith - Wednesday October 16
Placed in the Regal Roller Stakes and Testa Rossa Stakes at his past two starts, Godolphin’s Lonhro gelding Haunted had his moment in the sun in Wednesday’s Listed Ladbrokes Village Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.
Mark Smith - Wednesday October 16
Following the win of Hush Writer (JPN) in the Group III Newcastle Cup last month, Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott’s foray into the Japanese foal market in 2015 paid a second big dividend when Wolfe (JPN) earned a spot in next Saturday’s Group 1 Caulfield Cup with a courageous win in Wednesday’s $ 200,000 Group III Ladbrokes Coongy Cup (2000m).
Media Release - Wednesday October 16
Book 3, the third and final session of the 94th National Yearling Sales Series, will now take place on the afternoon of Friday 31 January, instead of Sunday 2 February.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday October 16
A dual Group I winner of the Victoria Derby and South Australian Derby, Rebel Raider has died suddenly at Wyndholm Park in Victoria this week due to a ruptured aorta.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday October 16
Hong Kong based owner Howard Liang has already had a good result this week from an expensive Inglis Easter purchase in California Zimbol, winner of the Group III MRC Thoroughbred Club Stakes, and he may soon enjoy stakes success with another after superbly bred Fastnet Rock filly California Salto resumed from a spell to win at Newcastle on Tuesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday October 15
Winner of both the Group I Queensland Derby and Oaks in 1999, blue-blooded Danehill (USA) mare Camarena died in 2017 and her last foal became a winner at Newcastle on Tuesday for Darley’s promising young sire Hallowed Crown.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday October 15
The all-important barrier draw for the $14million The Everest was announced at 8pm on Tuesday with the barriers and racing colours of each of the runners revealed on the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday October 15
Newgate young guns Deep Field and Dissident both posted smart maiden winners at Newcastle on Tuesday and also featured at the Magic Millions 2YO’s in Training Sale at the Gold Coast with some outstanding results highlighted by Dissident producing the second highest priced offering of the sale when his colt from Demanding Queen sold for $320,000.
Media Release - Tuesday October 15
An outstanding colt by Coolmore's exciting international sire No Nay Never (USA) proved the star of the show when he sold for $525,000 to top the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale.
Media Release - Tuesday October 15
It inspired the biggest Australian sports film of the decade, but the story of Michelle Payne’s historic Melbourne Cup (3200m) victory has its roots on this side of the Tasman.
Media Release - Tuesday October 15
The catalogue for the Tattersalls December Foal Sale is online now and will be available in print on October 21st.
Media Release - Tuesday October 15
The record price at Book 2 of th Tattersalls October Yearling Sale was broken twice on the opening day, initially when a colt by NO NAY NEVER sold for 900,000 to MV Magnier and then a couple of hours later when Shadwell Estates secured a DARK ANGEL filly for 1,050,000 guineas.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday October 15
The latest round of Thoroughbred Sport Horse classes were contested at the Tamworth World Cup Jumping Show last weekend with more happy horses and owners and a big thankyou for class sponsors Jodie and Greg White of Robrick Lodge.
Media Release - Tuesday October 15
A quality colt by Deep Field topped Day One of the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale on Monday night when selling for $210,000.
Tara Madgwick - Monday October 14
Two heats for juveniles at the Randwick barrier trials on Monday morning produced two super interesting winners with a victory for a $1million yearling purchase and a super impressive win for a first crop son of fertility troubled $7million earner Criterion.
Media Release - Monday October 14
The Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) faces a major selection dilemma next week when assembling the field for this year’s A$5 million Group I Cox Plate (2040m).
Media Release - Monday October 14
$360,000 Book 1 purchase Craftsmanship(NZ) (Savabeel) stepped up to stakes class with a strong performance in Saturday’s $100,000 Listed Hill Smith Stakes (1800m) at Morphettville and is entered for the Group I VRC Victoria Derby.
Media Release - Monday October 14
Inglis Classic star Shadow Hero gave Sweetbriar Equine a memorable first Australian G1 victory when successful in the Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick.
Media Release - Monday October 14
Anthony Freedman had one goal with Inglis Easter star Super Seth at the start of this preparation – to win a stallion-making race with him.
Tara Madgwick - Monday October 14
A bumper Saturday of stakes racing in Sydney and Melbourne has delivered change to the Australian General Sires List with a new front runner, a stallion with a bullet and a stallion who may be the best value sire in the Hunter Valley this spring.
Tara Madgwick - Monday October 14
The mighty Pinatubo denied exciting young sire No Nay Never (USA) another Group I winner over the weekend when his classy colts Arizona and Wichita placed in the Group I Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket, but the sire was quick to add another new stakes-winner to his tally on Sunday with Tango taking out the Listed Legacy Stakes at the Curragh.
Tara Madgwick - Monday October 14
The loss of Japanese super sire Deep Impact this year has been felt keenly by breeders right around the world with his progeny delivering Group I success in Australia last Saturday with the Matt Smith trained stallion Fierce Impact (Jpn) winning the Group I MRC Toorak Handicap, while in Ireland overnight Coolmore produced another promising two year old stakes-winner by the ill-fated champion sire.
Mark Smith - Sunday October 13
Beginning his preparation back in April and still in his first preparation since his importation, the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Dr Drill (GB) showed few signs of feeling effects from his extended campaign with a barnstorming win in Sunday’s $400,000 Listed Cranbourne Cup (2025m).
Mark Smith - Sunday October 13
Tavisan is a rare Tavistock that finds the minimum distance more to his liking than the classic distance, which held in in good stead for Sunday’s $100,000 Apache Cat Classic (1000m) at Cranbourne.
Mark Smith - Sunday October 13
New Zealand stayer The Chosen One (NZ) (Savabeel) has earned a ticket into the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) with a hard-fought victory in Saturday's Group II Herbert Power Stakes (2400m).
Mark Smith - Sunday October 13
It’s exciting to contemplate that in the not too distant future the imperious Pinatubo may shuttle to Australia but in the meantime, we get to marvel at his exploits on the track.
Mark Smith - Saturday October 12
Godolphin will have a second runner in the $14 million Everest at Randwick if they accept with Trekking who earned a golden ticket with his win in Saturday's Schillaci Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield.
Mark Smith - Saturday October 12
They don’t come much more honest than the 4yo Magnus gelding Kemalpasa who took his record to seven wins from his last 10 starts when opening his stakes account in Saturday’s Listed Durbridge Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville.
Mark Smith - Saturday October 12
Darley Stud’s dual Group 1 winner Brazen Beau was represented by his third stakes winner and first Group winner when the Gerald Ryan-trained gelding Colada scored an upset win in Saturday’s Group II Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) at Randwick.
Mark Smith - Saturday October 12
The Anthony Freedman-trained Super Seth powered home to defeat the previously unbeaten Alligator Blood in Saturday’s Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) to credit Arrowfield Stud’s Dundeel with his fourth winner at the highest level but the big payday didn’t end there.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 12
Golden Slipper winner Pierro has made a brilliant start to the new season and has two favourites for The Everest in Pierata and Arcadia Queen, but he also has a new Group I winning three year-old with exciting young stayer Shadow Hero scoring a dominant win in the Group I ATC Spring Champion Stakes over 2000 metres at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 12
Talented Sebring mare Nettoyer again showed her liking for the Randwick mile scoring her second Graded win at the distance when taking out the Group III ATC Angst Quality on Saturday.