Media Release - Wednesday April 24
Following the announcement of Acclamation’s Group 1 Prix de la Foret winner Aclaim (GB)joining Aquis Farm for 2019, the Fung family are extremely proud to highlight another two outstanding stallions who will form part of one of Australia’s most exciting stallion rosters for the upcoming breeding season.
Media Release - Wednesday April 24
Vinery Stud has announced their 2019 service fees ahead of a breakthrough season for exciting young sires Press Statement and Headwater.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday April 24
Exciting young Coolmore sire Rubick added a tenth first crop winner to his tally with an impressive debut victory at Ipswich on Wednesday for talented colt Ruuca.
Media Release - Wednesday April 24
Westbury Stud have released the fees for their 2019 stallion line-up with Reliable Man and Tarzino heading the roster at $15,000 + GST.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday April 24
Aquis are pleased to announce the acquisition of Sebring’s outstanding dual Group-winning colt Sesar.
Media Release - Wednesday April 24
At Cornerstone we are very proud of our involvement within the South Australian Racing and Breeding scene for the last 60 years.
Media Release - Tuesday April 23
Horses sold through the Karaka sale ring in recent years are now providing timely pedigree updates to the 61 yearlings catalogued in New Zealand Bloodstock's South Island Sale .
Media Release - Tuesday April 23
All is in readiness for Sunday’s Melbourne Gold Yearling Sale, for which inspections begin tomorrow.
Media Release - Tuesday April 23
Arrowfield Stud today announced its 2019 roster of 11 stallions headed by Champion Sire Snitzel, whose fee is unchanged at $220,000 inc GST.
Mark Smith - Tuesday April 23
The 2013 Juddmonte International Stakes and Queen Anne Stakes winner Declaration Of War (USA) has covered plenty of ground in his short stud career to date, which began at Coolmore Stud in Ireland in 2014, then moved to Ashford Stud in America and in 2019 the Shizunai Stallion Station in Japan in addition to two seasons in Australia.
Mark Smith - Tuesday April 23
Only a long-head separated the speedy Bengalla Bay from the fast-finishing Deep Field colt King’s Champ in the Star Kingdom Handicap at Muswellbrook on Monday, which denied Deep Field of having four winners from as many runners in the space of five days.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday April 23
Newgate Farm have a top class roster of young stallions in 2019 offering breeders a variety of the very best Australian speed bloodlines across an affordable price range.
Tara Madgwick - Monday April 22
On Monday we looked at the statistics of rising star second season sires Zoustar and Dundeel, but they aren’t the only stallions in this division doing a great job with Eureka Stud’s Spirit of Boom also doing some amazing things, while Darley’s Epaulette has also shown his hand as a serious sire in the making.
Mark Smith - Monday April 22
Friendless in betting, I Am Courage was sent off a $61 chance at his career debut but he cut a swathe through nine opponents in a QTIS Two-Years-Old Handicap over 1050m at Toowoomba on Easter Monday to credit the First Season Sire frontrunner Sidestep with his fourth individual winner.
Tara Madgwick - Monday April 22
Exciting young Newgate sires Wandjina and Deep Field provided the quinella in the $27,000 Star Kingdom Handicap for juvenile colts at Muswellbrook on Easter Monday and then the next winner with Deep Field filly Just Field winning the $27,000 Miss Finland Handicap for juvenile fillies in spectacular style.
Tara Madgwick - Monday April 22
Sun Stud has announced its stallion fees for 2019 with the exciting addition of Champion 2YO, National Defense, to Victoria's premier lineup.
Media Release - Monday April 22
A comfortable victory at the Waverley trials earlier this month has confirmed a start in Saturday’s Group III Inglis Sales Cambridge Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) for promising three-year-old Lincoln Falls.
Tara Madgwick - Monday April 22
Sun Stud sires Magnus and Love Conquers All had stakes success on Saturday with Streets of Avalon winning the Group III MRC Victoria Handicap at Caulfield, while Mr Marbellouz won the Listed BRC Ascot Handicap at Doomben.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday April 21
Our current crop of second season sires includes some stallions that are being tipped for the very top of the stallion tree, so lets take a look at how Zoustar and Dundeel compare by statistics given Widden have already set Zoustar’s fee at $154,000 and we await the fee on Dundeel, who stands at Arrowfield Stud.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday April 21
David Vandyke has a happy knack for getting the best from a good filly and might have another on his hands with Bacccarat Baby winning the Listed BRC Princess Stakes at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday after it was transferred from the abandoned Doomben meeting on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday April 21
Astute trainer Alan Denham produced an impressive winner for Deep Field on Saturday when Mocambo powered to an easy victory at Kembla Grange.
Media Release - Sunday April 21
It’s not often you find the owner of a Group Three winner at Royal Randwick happily ensconced on his tractor cutting grass less than twenty-four hours after such a notable victory.
Media Release - Sunday April 21
The inaugural Inglis Millennium winner gave trainer Richard Litt his first G1 success and Arrowfield stallion Dundeel his debut Australian G1 victory as Castelvecchio dominated his rivals in the Champagne Stakes at Randwick.
Mark Smith - Sunday April 21
One horse sourced from Germany and another from Japan assured Australian Bloodstock of another successful weekend with an interstate stakes double.
Mark Smith - Saturday April 20
Trekking may be a long way off being the best horse in the Godolphin stable but he certainly earns his keep.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday April 20
If ever a horse was overdue to win a Group I race it is surely four year-old Pierro stallion Pierata, who rectified that one shortcoming on his imposing record when scoring a brilliant win in the Group I ATC All Aged Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday April 20
Winner of the Listed Hareeba Stakes at Mornington two starts back, the Magnus gelding Streets Of Avalon earned his second stakes win in Saturday’s Group III Victoria Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.
Mark Smith - Saturday April 20
After Group 1 winners in New Zealand and South Africa, Dundeel put one on the board in Australia when Castelvecchio proved a class above in Saturday’s Group 1 Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Randwick.
Media Release - Saturday April 20
Locally trained mare Lil Miss Swiss caused a major boil-over when she nabbed hot favourite Orepuki Lad in the shadows of the winning post to capture the Listed Carriers Arms Hotel Riverton Cup (2147m) on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday April 20
A truly run race set up the perfect conditions for Cambridge three-year-old Lord Arthur who stormed to victory in the Group II Valachi Downs Championship Stakes (2100m) at Ellerslie.
Mark Smith - Saturday April 20
As is the nature of things, the progeny of two stallions relocating to new homes in 2019 fought out of the finish of Saturday’s Group III Hong Kong Jockey Club J H B Carr Stakes at Randwick.
Media Release - Saturday April 20
Former Australian galloper Endless Drama (IRE) backed up an eye-catching finish for second at Hastings last week to go one better at Ellerslie on Saturday when he took out the Group II Manco Easter Handicap (1600m).
Tara Madgwick - Saturday April 20
Not long after celebrating stakes success in New Zealand with promising So You Think two year-old Quick Thinker, the OTI Racing group had more to be happy about when seasoned stayer Grey Lion (IRE) scored a well deserved first Black Type win in the Group III JRA Plate at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday April 20
The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman training partnership set a new record for the most victories at stakes level in a New Zealand season when promising colt Quick Thinker took out the Listed Buffalo & Co Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Ellerslie on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday April 20
The Dennis brothers, Tony, Joe, Ray and Martin, were honoured with the 2016 Outstanding Contribution to New Zealand Racing Award and the leading South Island breeders are enjoying the journey their homebred The Chosen One is taking them.
Mark Smith - Saturday April 20
Making his second trip to the races, the Stuart Kendrick-trained Let’s Cheer Again ploughed through the mud in a QTIS 2yo C&G Maiden Plate over 900 metres at the Gold Coast on Saturday to credit his sire Hallowed Crown with his first winner.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday April 20
Triple Crown hero American Pharoah sired his first North American winner when the Wesley Ward trained colt Maven  saluted at Aqueduct on Friday.
Tara Madgwick - Friday April 19
Bob and Sandra Peters enjoy spectacular success with their stable of homebreds, but it was one of their Karaka purchases that had them in the winner’s circle at Ascot on Good Friday when Celebrity Dream took out the Listed WATC Sheila Gwynne Classic.
Tara Madgwick - Friday April 19
There’s not much racing on Good Friday, but there were a couple of stakes races in Perth with the Group III WATC WA Sires Produce Stakes won by Snippetson gelding Tinsnip.
Tara Madgwick - Friday April 19
On the other wide of the world last night, Godolphin unleashed the two year-old half-brother to their Australian star performer Avilius (GB)and he duly won in the manner of a horse headed for Black Type.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday April 18
Deep Field added another impressive debut winner to his tally on Thursday when Riddle Me That powered clear to win as he pleased.
Media Release - Thursday April 18
Magic Millions is proud to release the online catalogue for one of the world's leading breeding stock sales, the 2019 Gold Coast National Broodmare Sale.
Media Release - Thursday April 18
SIR PRANCEALOT continued his ground breaking invasion of the US Turf scene on the weekend with GINGER NUT landing the Listed Limestone Turf sprint over 1100m at Keeneland.
Mark Smith - Thursday April 18
It has been quite a season for the 21-year-old mare St Therese.
Racenet - Thursday April 18
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 - Thursday April 18
This week’s barrier trial report on the older unraced horses for the past week including all unraced triallers with breeding and sale data.
Media Release - Thursday April 18
Woodside Park Stud is extremely proud to announce our 2019 Stallion Roster that will once again be headed by Victoria’s Champion Sire Written Tycoon, a stallion who really needs no introduction.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday April 17
Promising Rubick gelding Erno made it two wins in as many starts when he led throughout and skipped away to win with authority at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday April 17
A homebred for Richard Johnston’s Bylong Park, well bred three year-old Zoustar gelding Zouologist opened his account with an easy victory at Warwick Farm on Wednesday as a short priced favourite.
Media Release - Wednesday April 17
Talented two-year-old filly Folk Dress made it back-to-back wins on her home track when successful in the Matamata Glass & Joinery (1000m) on Wednesday.
Media Release - Wednesday April 17
In less than two weeks, 61 southern bred yearlings will make their sale ring appearance at New Zealand Bloodstock’s South Island Sale – many presented by the same vendors of stakes-winning graduates of the Sale.
Media Release - Wednesday April 17
In an act of generosity, Valachi Downs principals Kevin and Jo Hickman have gifted a regally bred filly to the CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust, founded by Little Avondale Stud’s Catriona Williams.
Media Release - Wednesday April 17
Most experts anticipated that the progeny of Shamus Award would really hit their straps as three-year-olds, and it would appear that they were correct.
Media Release - Wednesday April 17
Leading first season sire Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) has struck early in the new European flat season with a stakes-winning 3YO on Tuesday at the prestigious Craven Stakes meeting at Newmarket in England.
Media Release - Wednesday April 17
Racing Minister Winston Peters says the Government will introduce two new pieces of legislation this year to revitalise the domestic racing industry.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday April 17
There has been no shortage of responses from our readers keen to offer their thoughts on who they believe is the most suitable stallion for Winx in her first season at stud.
Media Release - Tuesday April 16
The young Fastnet Rock stallion, Highly Recommended, has been relocated to the South Island nursery, Berkley Stud, for the 2019 stud season.
Media Release - Tuesday April 16
Darley stallions have dominated Group I racing this season making their release of 2019 service fees one of the most anticipated of the year.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday April 16
Peter and Paul Snowden and the Triple Crown Syndications team were in the winner’s circle at Hawkesbury on Tuesday with promising Rubick filly Chelsea Reign.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday April 16
It wasn’t hard to find a ‘One to Watch’ on Tuesday with the full sister to recently retired multiple Group I winner Shoals opening her account at Bendigo on Tuesday.
Media Release - Tuesday April 16
Denman (Lonhro – Peach (Vain)) will stand at Twin Hills Stud, Cootamundra for the 2019 season.
Media Release - Tuesday April 16
Haunui Farm is pleased to announce that both IFFRAAJ (GB) (Zafonic) and BELARDO (Ire) (Lope De Vega) will be returning to New Zealand for the 2019 breeding season.
Media Release - Tuesday April 16
Champion New Zealand mare Melody Belle has been the subject of a significant overseas offer to purchase her as a broodmare, but connections of the six-time Group One winner have rejected the offer.
Media Release - Tuesday April 16
Two additional races have been added to the racing calendar at Yulong Jockey Club exclusively for New Zealand Bloodstock graduates, highlighting the growing relationship between China and New Zealand.
Media Release - Tuesday April 16
Flinder’s Park Stud graduate Humma Humma’s (Denman) narrow victory in the Listed Redelva Stakes over 1100 metres at Morphettville on the weekend was celebrated by her Mornington Peninsula vendor, after the talented mare had gone so close, on so many occasions.
Media Release - Tuesday April 16
Victorian-based global thoroughbred investor Spendthrift Australia went to $1,7 million to secure a colt by Japan’s champion sire Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) from Arrowfield on day one of the Inglis Easter Yearling sale.
Media Release - Tuesday April 16
Sun Stud’s stallions were having quite the weekend, with three impressive winners across three states.
Media Release - Tuesday April 16
What a send off it was for Winx in Saturday's $4 million Group One Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the grand mare doing what Lonhro and Octagonal were able to do at their final starts in that same race - saying goodbye to her tens ofthousands of devoted fans with a typically soft victory - one that saw her retire as the world's highest ever prize money earner.
Media Release - Tuesday April 16
It may have been a day of celebrating the career of world champion Winx at Randwick on Saturday, but there was no one happier in the crowd than the connections of her talented stablemate Verry Elleegant.
Media Release - Tuesday April 16
Lack of match-practise wasn’t a factor when Rushing Fall scored a multi-dimensional victory in the Jenny Wiley Stakes Group 1 at Keeneland on Saturday.
Media Release - Tuesday April 16
Makfi mare Moyrabella proved once again her determination to win, adding a fifth victory in superb style at Wingatui last week.
Media Release - Monday April 15
The famed WIDDEN STUD have announced their roster for the 2019 season spearheaded by the exciting Zoustar (Northern Meteor) who will stand for $140,000 + GST while multiple Group 1-winning newcomer Trapeze Artist (Snitzel) will begin his first season at a fee of $90,000 + GST.
Media Release - Monday April 15
It was announced earlier today Group 1 sire Needs Further will remain at the Whishaw Family’s iconic Armidale Stud in Tasmania for the 2019 breeding season.
Media Release - Monday April 15
The Southern Hemisphere's number one weanling sale is ready to deliver more life changing opportunities for buyers with the release of a record sized catalogue for 2019.
Media Release - Monday April 15
New Zealand Bloodstock’s Karaka May Sale has played a leading part in the recent successes of Group One winners Yourdeel (NZ) (Dundeel) and Gingernuts (NZ) (Iffraaj).
Media Release - Monday April 15
Fast Fleet – the dam of champion sprinter Santa Ana Lane – is the latest profile Wildcard entry confirmed for The Chairman’s Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday April 14
Coolmore have released fees on their 2019 roster headed by champion sire Fastnet Rock and Triple Crown winners American Pharoah (USA), Pierro and newcomer Justify (USA).
Racenet - Sunday April 14
Well Winx has retired to the breeding barn so who better than the Breednet audience to advise the owners on where to go.
Craig Tompson - Sunday April 14
Commercial breeding is all about return on investment so with the Easter Sale behind us we thought we’d have a look at which sires have produced the maximum bang for buck so far this year.
Mark Smith - Sunday April 14
A day after his half-brother Classique Legend took out the $1 million Group II Arrowfield Sprint at Randwick, the John Moore-trained Aethero made a sparkling career debut in the season’s first Griffin race over 1000 metres at Sha Tin on Sunday.
Mark Smith - Sunday April 14
The runaway leading first season sire for number of winners, Better Than Ready was represented by his 15th individual winner when the Stuart Kendrick-trained Jagged Edge made an impressive career debut at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday.
Mark Smith - Sunday April 14
The stars aligned for perennial bridesmaid Humma Humma in Saturday’s Listed Redelva Stakes (1100m) at Morphettville.
Mark Smith - Sunday April 14
Declan Bates drove the favourite Mirette through a narrow seam at the 200 metres then held off the 100/1 chance Dreamed in Saturday’s Group III Schweppervescence (Auraria Stakes) (1800m) at Morphettville to credit the deceased Three Bridges stallion Unencumbered with his first stakes-winner.
Mark Smith - Sunday April 14
US Triple Crown hero American Pharoah made the best possible start to his stud career when his first runner, Monarch Of Egypt, skipped over the turf for an authoritative two and three-quarter length win in an Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race over five furlongs at Naas on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday April 14
I Am Invincible put himself into rarefied company on Saturday when siring his 26th stakes-winner of the season, a number that puts him on an equal footing with champion sires Danehill and Snitzel, who hold the record for number of Australian stakes-winners in a season at 26.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday April 13
A half-brother to $2million earner and Group II winner Invincibella, three year-old gelding Secret Blaze became the first stakes-winner for Snitzel’s Group I winning son Sizzling when taking out the Listed MRC Galilee Final at Caulfield on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday April 13
Widden Stud’s Cox Plate winner Shamus Award posted his first stakes-winner on Saturday when progressive three year-old Classix Weiwei took out the Listed SAJC Port Adelaide Guineas over 1800 metres.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday April 13
A homebred for Bob and Sandra Peters prepared by Grant and Alana Williams, three year-old Pierro gelding Regal Power was a short priced favourite to win the Group II WATC West Australian Derby at Ascot on Saturday and arrived in the last stride to emulate the success of his full brother Power, who won the race last year.
Mark Smith - Saturday April 13
The near white White Moss emerged from the gloom under Kathy O'Hara to claim Saturday's Group II Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Randwick.
Mark Smith - Saturday April 13
Kenedna was all but on the float to start her broodmare career last spring but a last minute decision to give her one more season on the track paid off in spades when she darted between runners to claim Saturday’s $1 million Group 1 Coolmore Legacy (Queen Of The Turf) Stakes at Randwick.
Mark Smith - Saturday April 13
Australian Bloodstock has an unparallel reputation for sourcing European horses that can compete at the top level in Australia and they have done it again with Saturday's $2 million Group 1 Schweppes Sydney Cup winner Shraaoh (IRE).
Mark Smith - Saturday April 13
Winx gave the sell out crowd at Randwick the finish they were hoping for when she brought the curtain down on a glittering career while extending her unbeaten run to 33 in Saturday's $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) and in the process crediting trainer Chris Waller with his 100th stakes win.
Mark Smith - Saturday April 13
A heavy track at Rosehill for the Listed Darby Munro Stakes on March 23 brought an end to the winning run of Classique Legend but the grey son of Not A Single Doubt bounced back and did the right thing by the sponsor with a dominant performance in Saturday’s $1million Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m) at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday April 13
The Kiwi breds might have missed in the Australian Derby last week, but they came to the fore in the Group I ATC Australian Oaks on Saturday on the second day of The Championships when Verry Elleegant zoomed to the line to win the 2400 metre staying test with authority.
Media Release - Saturday April 13
Classy three-year-old Beyond The Fort franked her gritty runner-up effort in the Gr.
Mark Smith - Saturday April 13
A 6-length winner at Ballarat when making his career debut back on March 24, the two-year-old Dundeel colt Super Seth kept his unbeaten record intact when he powered home from the tail of the field in Saturday’s Ern Jensen Funerals Hcp (1200m) at Caulfield.
Media Release - Saturday April 13
Matamata visitor Princess Kereru signed off on an A+ report card for her current campaign when she scored a hollow victory in the Listed NZB Finance Sprint (1200m) at Hastings on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday April 13
Right there with the best two year-old fillies this season, blue-blooded Fastnet Rock filly Anaheed was a deserving winner of the $1million Group II ATC Percy Sykes Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday April 13
The Listed ATC South Pacific Classic at Randwick on Saturday looked a competitive race on paper with a number of lightly raced promising three year-olds engaged and at the post it was exciting So You Think filly Fasika that kept her unbeaten status with a tenacious victory.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday April 13
A full brother to Group II MRC Autumn Stakes winner Hawkshot, two year-old Fiorente (IRE) colt Power Scheme showed similar stakes ability when surging home to score a narrow win in the Listed ATC Fernhill Handicap at Randwick on the second day of The Championships.