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Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 29 February 2012
First season sires failed to make a major impact at the 2012 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale and while their progeny sold well, they did not feature in the very top echelon of the sale.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Fastnet Rock dominated the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale 12 months ago and was back doing the same this year providing five of the top six lots and leading the sires by average list with 20 youngsters averaging $181,375.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 29 February 2012
NSW based breeders Ray and Marilyn Willis of Southern Highlands based Rheinwood Pastoral finished as the leading vendor by average at the 2012 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale with three youngsters averaging $185,667, far above the overall sale average of $73,278.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Trainers dominated the buyer's list at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale with Robbie Griffiths, Anthony Cummings, Mick Price, Peter Moody and David Hayes all spending up at the Victorian showcase.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 29 February 2012
The premium first three sessions of the 2012 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale came to a close at Oaklands today, with the increases in the overall average and gross.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 29 February 2012
The winning run of star Tasmanian galloper Geegee's Blackflash was brought to an end in the Group III Launceston Cup on Wednesday when five year-old Secret Savings (USA) gelding Prevailing tipped out the hometown favourite.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 29 February 2012
The Champion Thoroughbreds annual Yearling Parade and Party is on this Sunday at the Inglis Sales Complex in Randwick!.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 29 February 2012
The third session of the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale came to life at lunchtime as three tip top youngsters came through the ring one after another by Encosta de Lago, then Pins and then Fastnet Rock.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Noted barrier rogue Callanish returned from a spell to win impressively at Sandown on Wednesday, the talented son of Fastnet Rock causing punters a few anxious moments when he deliberated on whether to enter the gates, but all's well that ends well.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Kaphero kick-started his first draft at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale with a $110,000 colt on Tuesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 28 February 2012
He's been nervous 99 for most of the past week, but this Darley based sire finally cracked his ton on Tuesday becoming the first stallion to reach 100 Australian winners for the season.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Coolmore big gun Fastnet Rock has been the talk of the Australasian sales season so far this year with big bangers at the Gold Coast and New Zealand, so it's no surprise to see him setting the standard this week in Melbourne at the 2012 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale with 13 yearlings selling so far at an average $186,346.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 28 February 2012
After two sessions of the 2012 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale, boutique farms Rheinwood Pastoral and Musk Creek are setting the pace for vendors by average.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 28 February 2012
The Inglis Premier Yearling Sale is always well supported by domestic buyers from the home state and they are particularly strong this year with the lure of VOBIS Gold bonuses proving an appealing incentive.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 28 February 2012
The positive bidding experienced early at the 2012 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sal e continued into Day Two, with a colt by Fastnet Rock stealing the show late in the day when selling to Demi O'Byrne and James Bester for $500,000.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 28 February 2012
The Gai Waterhouse trained Pure Hustle is Golden Slipper bound after producing a super impressive trial at Randwick yesterday morning.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Street Hero's first crop of Australian yearlings were presented for sale on day one of the Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale at Oaklands Junction and averaged a sale price of $93,750, nearly six times his 2009 service fee of $16,500.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Dash For Cash confirmed his rating as Victoria's value sire with a colt from Quite The Lady that made $110,000 on Day 1 at the Inglis Premier Sale on Monday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 28 February 2012
The second session of the 2012 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale has offered some early highlights with Blue Diamond winning trainer Mick Price securing a colt by Samaready's sire More Than Ready (USA) and a cracking colt by Fastnet Rock fetching $340,000 for Rheinwood Pastoral.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Exciting freshman sire, Sharkbite, has established his bona fides in the commercial market place with his filly from Miss Keaton selling for $75,000 at the opening session of the 2012 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 27 February 2012
A rainy Melbourne day failed to dampen buyers demand for quality yearlings on Day One of the 2012 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale , with over $10million traded out at Oaklands and re dhot sire Fastnet Rock providing the top colt and filly.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 27 February 2012
Trainers and owners looking to quality their Magic Millions yearlings for the rich $5,65 million race series from last month's Gold Coast Yearling Sale are reminded nominations must be lodged by tomorrow (Tuesday).
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 27 February 2012
Headed for a start in the Group I VRC Newmarket Handicap next month, Foxwedge is one of the most exciting three year-old colts in the country, which is why all eyes were on the Randwick barrier trials on Monday morning where his full sister She's a Fox stepped out for Anthony Cummings.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 27 February 2012
Karaka graduate and Hong Kong's reigning Horse of the Year Ambitious Dragon roared to victory in Sunday's HK-1 Hong Kong Gold Cup (2000m) to claim the second leg of the Hong Kong Triple Crown.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 27 February 2012
CONGRATS daughter Regal Betty lodged her first stakes win on the weekend when powering over the top of her rivals to take out the Arizona Oaks.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 27 February 2012
The Stephen McKee trained Mufhasa (NZ) secured his ninth Group 1 victory in Saturday's A$500,000 Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 27 February 2012
The sad news last week of the passing of veteran shuttle sire Royal Academy (USA) has put the spotlight on his remaining sons at stud including lightly raced Strategic Maneuver, who stands at Bullarook Stud in Victoria.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 27 February 2012
Australian bred three year-old Northern Emperor made it three wins in as many starts when he beat older horses to win the Natal Carbineers 157th Anniversary Pinnacle Stakes at Scottsville on Sunday in South Africa.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 26 February 2012
Vinery Stud's More Than Ready (USA) was the star of Saturday racing, but his barn mate Testa Rossa got in on the action on Sunday when his progressive six year-old son Over Quota captured the Listed $110,000 Kilmore Cup.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 26 February 2012
It was second time lucky in the Inglis Race Series today for Red Excitement, with the youngster taking home a $50,000 cheque thanks to Inglis for winning the Lightning Ridge 2YO Plate at Canberra.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 26 February 2012
The 2012 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale kicks off in Melbourne on Monday morning and for those who are interested in what to expect at this sale, it's best to first take a look at what has happened in the past.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 26 February 2012
It could well have been the finish of a stakes race at Hoppegarten as four imports, led home by the German-bred Lucas Cranach (GER), fought out the finish of Saturday's Group 2 Carlton Draught Peter Young Stakes (St George Stakes) (1800m) at Caulfield.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 26 February 2012
TEAM WILLIAMS has added four horses to the Hudson Conway Racing PtyLtd record draft to increase the number to 62 at the Melbourne Select Racehorse Sale that will immediately follow the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale on March 2.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 26 February 2012
His half-brother won six Group I races and over $3millon in prizemoney, so with three wins in as many starts, Laser Hawk is clearly well worth following.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 26 February 2012
The Listed SAJC Redelva Stakes at Morphettville on Saturday was won by promising three year-old filly Celebrity Girl, a $500,000 purchase for her trainer from the Yarraman Park draft at the 2010 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 26 February 2012
Coolmore shuttler Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) posted his second Southern Hemisphere stakes-winner when two year-old filly Rollout the Carpet captured the Group II Matamata Breeders Stakes in New Zealand on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 26 February 2012
It was a warm day out at Inglis' Oaklands complex in Melbourne today with inspection parades in full swing.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 26 February 2012
Exciting filly Samaready made the step to Group I winner in impressive style at Caulfield on Saturday, taking out the $1million Group One MRC Blue Diamond Stakes for ecstatic connections.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 26 February 2012
Australian bred horses landed a stakes double in South Africa on Saturday with Golden Chateau taking the Group II Betting World Gaunteng Guineas and Atyeb winning the Listed Aquanaut Handicap at Turffontein.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 25 February 2012
Don Story's flyer Rain Affair made it nine wins in a row in Saturday's $250,000 Group 2 Hako Australia Apollo Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 25 February 2012
If Sydney stakes-winner Dystopia is seen as a blue-blood from the silk department, then at the other end of the scale is Group III MRC Mannerism Stakes winner Hi Belle, who proved you don't need to spend a fortune to get hold of a good mare.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 25 February 2012
With champion mare More Joyous sidelined, Vinery Stud's super stallion More Than Ready was experiencing one of his leanest seasons in years but that changed in the space of just over seventy seconds when exciting filly Samaready scored a crushing three lengths win in Saturday's $1 million Group 1 Patinack Farm Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 25 February 2012
Under-rated Show a Heart gelding Woorim provided leading Brisbane trainer Robert Heathcote with his first Group I win when he stormed home to win a thrilling version of the Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield today, with hot favourite Sepoy finishing out of a place.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 25 February 2012
The Ingham family spent up big at the 2008 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale splashing out $17,8 million on 23 horses, one of which is Dystopia, who won the Listed ATC Triscay Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 25 February 2012
Trainer Steve McKee was looking forward to meeting up with Black Caviar with his New Zealand idol King Mufhasa in Saturday's Group 1 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 25 February 2012
The Group III ATC Southern Cross at Rosehill on Saturday was a race filled with half-fit horses, but No Evidence Needed had class on her side and a great ride from Joao Moreira to get her home.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 25 February 2012
Any doubts that Shopaholic fluked a win over classic winner Mosheen in last Saturday's Group III The Vanity at Flemington, were quickly dispelled when the daughter of Pins scored a dominant win in the Group II Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 25 February 2012
Darley freshman Shaft posted his first stakes-winner when two year-old gelding Magic Shaft took out the Listed Reid and Harrison Slipper at Matamata in New Zealand on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 25 February 2012
Leading trainer Chris Waller produced a smart winner for former champion racehorse and promising young sire Dylan Thomas (IRE) on Saturday when talented prospect Fern Hill scored an emphatic victory at Newcastle.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 25 February 2012
Unheralded Strategic gelding Upbeat scored an upset win in the Group II MRC Autumn Classic at Caulfield on Saturday, providing an important pedigree update for his half-brother by Magnus that will be offered at the 2012 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale next week.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 25 February 2012
Fastnet Rock has many bright prospects for the autumn and none more exciting than unbeaten filly Halle Rocks, who resumed from a short break to score an impressive win at Moonee Valley on Friday night.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 25 February 2012
Progressive stayer Hanks has been on an upward spiral this preparation and hit top form at Moonee Valley on Friday night to win the Listed MVRC Sportingbet Night Cup over 2500 metres.
Mark Smith - Friday, 24 February 2012
Darley homebred Glows was rewarded for her consistency with a maiden stakes success in Friday night's Typhoon Tracy Stakes at Moonee Valley.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 24 February 2012
The Mark Kavanagh trained filly Here de Speaker broke her maiden at Ballarat on Friday providing a timely update for her yearling half-brother by Fastnet Rock that will be offered at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale next week.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 24 February 2012
Top class sire Street Cry (IRE) was represented by his 55th stakes-winner overnight when Darley homebred Falls of Lora took out the Group III UAE Oaks at Meydan.
Mark Smith - Thursday, 23 February 2012
No race in Australia can boast a roll call of winners to compare to the WS Cox Plate.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 23 February 2012
A dashing ride from Scott Galloway led to Mafia Princess scoring the biggest win of her career in today's $100,000 Magic Millions Rockhamption 2YO Plate (1100m).
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 23 February 2012
Parades are well underway at Inglis' Oaklands complex ahead of the 2012 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale , with the majority of yearlings already on the grounds.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 23 February 2012
She already has some Black Type and will be chasing more following a stylish win at her first run back from a spell at Gosford on Thursday.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 23 February 2012
The first Inglis Bonus race for two-year-olds this season forms part of Canberra Racing Club's Black Opal Preview Day this Sunday.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 23 February 2012
Red hot sire Fastnet Rock is setting the pace at the top of the Australian General Sires List by earnings this season, but with no runners in the Group I $1million MRC Blue Diamond Stakes on Saturday the door is open for his rivals to claw back some ground.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 23 February 2012
A stunning colt by a proven Group I producing son of Danehill out of a young imported mare from the family of US Horse of the Year and leading sire Tiznow is sure to prove popular with buyers at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale next week, particularly with a big international pedigree update looming on the horizon.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 23 February 2012
Neither inexperience nor a pre-race delay upset Cheyenne Warrior who became Not A Single Doubt's 8th stakeswinner in the Listed $100,000 TTC Gold Sovereign Stakes over 1200 metres on Wednesday night.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 23 February 2012
Evergreen galloper Youthful Jack completed the weight-for-age Tasmanian triple crown at Launceston on Wednesday night when he scored a stunning win in the listed George Adams Plate (1600m).
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Improving Fastnet Rock filly Rock Robster made a successful raid on the Listed Tasmanian Oaks on Wednesday, taking the 2100 metre staying test by the best part of a length.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 22 February 2012
One of the last links to the great Nijinsky - and to his equally great trainer Dr Vincent O'Brien - came to an end on Wednesday with the death of his son Royal Academy (USA).
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Gai Waterhouse has been enjoying a super season with her two year-olds, adding two new juvenile winners to the tally with victories for More Than Ready (USA) colt Rampaging and Strategic filly Valerio at Canterbury on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 22 February 2012
This New South Wales based vendor has arrived in Melbourne with a top quality draft of nine youngsters including a half-brother to smart stakes-winner Run for Naara, a close relation to $4,5 million earner Zipping and the first foal of a Group I winning mare.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 21 February 2012
The hugely progressive John O'Shea trained filly Sea Siren became the 90th individual Group winner raised and grazed at Coolmore Australia when taking out the G2 Light Fingers Stakes in stylish fashion at Warwick Farm on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 21 February 2012
A record breaking clearance rate told the story at a successful 2012 edition of the Magic Millions Tasmanian Yearling Sale in Launceston today.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 21 February 2012
The $1million Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday has drawn a full field and just to remind us what we should be looking for in a yearling at the sales this year, we've put together the full list of yearling photos for this year's Blue Diamond runners.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Juveniles sold by Widden Stud have been racing up a storm so far this season with Magic Millions winner Driefontein and Inglis Classic winner Cavalry Rose leading the way and at Caulfield on Saturday two more Widden sold youngsters will contest the Group I $1million MRC Blue Diamond Stakes.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 21 February 2012
The $1million Group I MRC Blue Diamond is run at Caulfield this Saturday and a full field of 16 will face the starter with race favourite Samaready drawn in gate 8.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Saturday was a day to remember for Triple Crown Syndication's Chris & Michael Ward and their team of owners.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 20 February 2012
When South Island breeders Grant and Philippa McKenzie decided on a short trip to Melbourne, they never dreamt they would end up on the dais at Flemington.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 20 February 2012
Producing winners is what it's all about and with past Inglis Premier graduates including the likes of Instinction, Hallowell Belle, Secret Hills, Raffles Pegasus and Fuddle Dee Duddle this Victorian vendor's draft is always a must see.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 20 February 2012
The cream of Tasmania's latest yearling crop will go under the hammer on Tuesday at the 2012 Magic Millions Tasmanian Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 20 February 2012
Arrowfield sires Charge Forward and Redoute's Choice have combined to produce a very smart Hong Kong trained three year-old in Best Eleven, who won his fourth race in a row when saluting at Sha Tin on Sunday, providing an important update for his half-brother headed for the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale next week.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 20 February 2012
A scintillating debut from Pendragon three year-old The Peak clinched a rewarding weekend for Think Big Stud graduates with the gelding's Sha Tin victory on Sunday evening coming a day after Liveandletdie made a blistering return to racing at Flemington.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 20 February 2012
The John Size trained Magic Albert three year-old G-One Winning made it two wins in as many starts when he scored comfortably at Sha Tin on Sunday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 20 February 2012
The outstanding Yallambee Stud 2012 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Draft is now available for viewing on the Yallambee Stud Website and an individual yearling picture and pedigree awaits your immediate inspection.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 20 February 2012
The Paul Richards trained Natuzzi (NZ) ran his rivals into the ground on Saturday as he raced away to win the $47,500 Listed ILT Ascot Park Hotel Southland Guineas 3YO (1600m) to become the third stakes-winner for young Redoute's Choice sire Coats Choice.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 20 February 2012
The New Zealand bred son of Darci Brahma Super Easy (NZ) maintained his unbeaten record against the older horses in Singapore last night, taking his seventh consecutive victory in the Sgp-3 Three Rings Trophy (1400m).
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 20 February 2012
Saturday's $75,000 Group 3 Platinum Homes 2YO Classic at Taranaki saw a rematch between a number of Karaka Million rivals with Choice Bro heading a New Zealand Bloodstock trifecta.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 20 February 2012
Today at Kranji for the second year in a row trainer Theo Kieser struck a prized blow in the Singapore Golden Horseshoe Series for two-year-olds with an Australian bred and sold youngster, netting another lucrative bonus thanks to Inglis.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 20 February 2012
Three year-old Street Sense colt Fleet Street won the Listed Hyacinth Stakes over 1600m in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday to remain unbeaten in three starts and become the first stakes-winner in Japan as an owner for Sheikh Mohammed.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 19 February 2012
The Lloyd Williams Dispersal of horses scheduled for early next month at the Inglis Select Racehorse Sale in Melbourne has attracted much interest with two smart winners at Bendigo on Sunday listed for sale.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 19 February 2012
Choisir posted a new stakes-winner in New Zealand on Saturday when the Fairhill Farm foaled and raised two year-old Choice Bro defied Karaka Million winner Ockham's Razor to win the Group III Platinum Homes 2YO Classic at Pukekura.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 19 February 2012
For a stallion that failed to win a stakes race in a 16 start career, Desert Sun (GB) has overcome any short comings he had on the racetrack through the deeds of two champion mares.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 19 February 2012
Leading South Australian based nursery Mill Park invariably bring a top quality draft to the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale and their 10 horse contingent for 2012 features a half-brother to arguably the finest horse they have ever bred and sold in Divine Madonna.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 19 February 2012
The result of Saturday's Group II ATC Royal Sovereign Stakes over 1200m at Warwick Farm completed a dream week for Bellerive Stud, two days before their 2012 yearling draft heads south for the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 19 February 2012
February 19 – The featured Lisboa Prelude in Macau on Saturday was won by talented first starter Speedy Leo, a $52,500 purchase for his trainer Patrick Lee from the Southern Cross Breeders draft at the 2010 Magic Millions Yearling Sale Session Five.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 19 February 2012
Winning on debut at Turffontein in South Africa on Saturday was the Mike de Kock trained three year-old Global Strike, who has a half-sister entered for the 2012 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale by Cornerstone Stud.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 19 February 2012
They have 166 stakeswinners and three Australian General Sires' titles between them, but Redoute's Choice and Flying Spur are not in the business of laurel-resting.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 19 February 2012
A lovely colt by former outstanding juvenile Due Sasso topped the fourth and final session of the Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale on Saturday night.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 19 February 2012
Full Reign took the significant step from maiden grade to stakes company and did in style with a strong victory in the $80,000 Listed Challenge Stakes (1500m) at Ascot on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 18 February 2012
A three and a half kilogram weight advantage for improving filly Shopaholic over the heavily back Mosheen proved the deciding factor in Saturday's Group 3 The Vanity (1410m) at Flemington.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 18 February 2012
Champion jockey Hugh Bowman believes the More Than Ready (USA) colt Raceway is on track for the Group 1AAMI Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) despite the odds on favourite having to battle harder than his supporters would have wished to land Saturday's Listed Sharp Canonbury Stakes(1100m) at Warwick Farm.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 18 February 2012
Exciting Snippetson gelding That's The One put the writing on the wall last start when he closed strongly for second behind star filly Mosheen in a Listed sprint over 1200 metres and ran right up to that form when powering clear to win the Group III VRC CS Hayes Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 18 February 2012
Red hot sire Fastnet Rock posted a stakes double at Warwick Farm on Saturday with Magic Millions winner Driefontein taking the Listed ATC Widden Stakes and progressive three year-old filly Sea Siren taking a quantum leap to bowl over the established stars to win the Group II ATC Light Fingers Stakes.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 18 February 2012
It was Danehill Dancer (IRE) mare Private Steer that helped put leading Randwick trainer John O'Shea on the map and it was another daughter of the evergreen shuttle sire that had him in the winner's circle at Warwick Farm on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 18 February 2012
Hugh Bowman recorded his fourth win in the Group 2 Royal Sovereign Stakes (1200m) when then tenacious Hot Snitzel set a new race record in defeating the top-class Manawanui.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 18 February 2012
Driefontein overcame a slow start to win today's listed Widden Stakes at Warwick Farm and continue her Golden Slipper preparation in style.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 18 February 2012
World Champion Sprinter Black Caviar took her unbeaten record to 19 when claiming her second Group One VRC Coolmore Lightning Stakes at Flemington which marks the start of the lucrative 10-race Global Sprint Challenge.
Racenet - Saturday, 18 February 2012
High profile Easter two-year-old colts All Too Hard and Raceway proved too good for their opposition at Flemington and Warwick Farm respectively today, adding valuable juvenile black type wins to their resumes.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 18 February 2012
Stratum has been enjoying a hot run of winners during the summer months and posted a metropolitan winning double on Friday night with Gangster's Choice scoring at Canterbury and Stratcombe at Moonee Valley.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 18 February 2012
This horse has always shown more than a glimmer of stakes potential and smashed his rivals when scoring a resounding win at Canterbury on Friday night at his first run back from a spell.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 18 February 2012
Australian bred Galileo mare Mahbooba won the Listed UAE 1,000 Guineas at Meydan last year and was back in top form at the same venue overnight winning the Group II Balanchine Stakes.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 18 February 2012
Australian bred two year-olds Indaba My Children and Ottimo filled the quinella in the juvenile event at Greyville in South Africa on Friday.
Mark Smith - Friday, 17 February 2012
Vinery Stud's shuttle stallion More Than Ready (USA) sired back to back winners of the Golden Slipper, firstly in 2008 with Sebring, whose first crop yearling have met with a sensational response this year, and 2009 with Phelan Ready (pictured) , who has been winless in almost three years and is not expected to change that record when he takes on Black Caviar in Saturday's $750,000 Group 1 Coolmore Lightning Stakes at Flemington.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 17 February 2012
The catalogue for next month's Inglis Melbourne March Thoroughbred Sale is now online.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 17 February 2012
The 2012 Northern Hemisphere book for Arrowfield's champion sire Redoute's Choice is now officially open.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 17 February 2012
Moonee Valley Racing Club's decision to conduct a two-day Cox Plate carnival in October has been read as a massive endorsement for the qualities of its StrathAyr track.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 17 February 2012
JET SPUR'S flying machine Emmalene has rightly earned the title of Queensland's most promising 3YO filly and tomorrow the Liam Birchley trained youngster will be facing her stiffest test to date.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 17 February 2012
A first-crop filly by European Champion 2YO Mastercraftsman (IRE), who has been shuttling to Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand, topped the opening session of the Goffs February Sale earlier this week when selling for €200,000.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 17 February 2012
Champion Australian bred sprinter Rocket Man was named Singapore's Horse of the Year for the second year in row at a glittering function at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on Thursday night.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 17 February 2012
Two yearlings shared the honours during the third session of the Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale at Belmont on Thursday including a filly by Oratorio, who posted a new stakes-winner during the week when Like an Eagle took out the Listed Hareeba Stakes at Mornington.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 16 February 2012
See a selection of the top Premier yearlings from Swettenham Stud, Three Bridges Thoroughbreds, Blue Gum Farm, Yallambee Stud, Limerick Lane, Eliza Park, Wood Nook Farm, Makybe, Grange, Erinvale Thorougbreds tonight on TVN.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 16 February 2012
The Moonee Valley Racing Club has announced exciting and innovative plans to stage a two-day Cox Plate Carnival on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 October 2012.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 16 February 2012
Christie Woodard of Yallambee Stud has written some great editorial on the business of selling yearlings with her second instalment dealing with what happens at the sale from a vendor's perspective.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 16 February 2012
Black Caviar has been perfect in 18 wins from 18 starts, but there is one person who is quietly optimistic about giving the great mare a run for her money in the Group I VRC Lightning Stakes at Flemington on Saturday and that's Paul Whelan, who co-bred exciting colt Foxwedge at his Luskin Park Stud in New South Wales.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 16 February 2012
Touchstone Farm's young sire Vital Equine (IRE) posted his first Australian winner when Unpretentious Lass scored at Bunbury on Wednesday at her second start.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 16 February 2012
"It's a wonder you didn't hear us in Sydney!" was Bellerive Stud manager Brian Gorman's comment on his staff's reaction when Snitzerland and Road Trippin' quinella-ed the $250,000 Inglis Premier 2YO at Mornington on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 16 February 2012
Top class Tasmanian mare Lady Lynette was back in winning form at the feature Launceston meeting overnight winning the Listed Carlton Draft Vamos Stakes over 1400 metres, her victory providing a timely boost to her yearling half-brother that will be offered by Armidale Stud at the 2012 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 16 February 2012
A filly by former French champion juvenile Myboycharlie (IRE) topped the second select session of the Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale at Belmont.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 16 February 2012
Sorell Miss and Conquestador had their connections cheering at Launceston tonight when they won two feature races restricted to graduates of the Magic Millions Tasmanian Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 16 February 2012
Tiger's Cub made the best possible start to his racetrack career with a dazzling debut win in tonight's $50,000 Shaw Magic Millions Tasmanian 2YO Classic (1200m).
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 15 February 2012
The name of Tyreel Stud is one of the best known in Australian thoroughbred breeding and this family owned enterprise is moving into a new phase in 2012 under the stewardship of Dean Fleming, who purchased the Agnes Banks based farm from the estate of his late father Jim, who passed away in 2007.
Mark Smith - Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Sent off a $26 chance in Wednesday's $300,000 Listed Centrebet Mornington Cup (2400m), Tasmanian-trainer stayer Norsqui came with a barnstorming finish came to claim rich handicap and ensure a spot in the Caulfield Cup.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Saluting in the $30,000 maiden on Mornington Cup day was Lonhro three year-old Tower of Lonhro, a half-brother to talented galloper Under the Eiffel.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Exciting juvenile filly Snitzerlandnotched up an Inglis Race Series double for trainer Gerald Ryan at Mornington today when taking out the $250,000 Inglis Premier over 1200m in impressive fashion, following the victory of Cavalry Rose in the Inglis Classic last month.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 15 February 2012
WA based Oratorio posted his sixth stakes-winner at Mornington on Wednesday when lightly raced sprinter Like An Eagle powered home from back in the field to take the Listed Hareeba Stakes over 1200 metres.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 15 February 2012
KAPHERO, one of the young sires in the powerful team that Adam Sangster has assembled at Swettenham, the stud at Nagambie in Victoria he acquired after the death of its founder, his father Robert, in April 2004, has a lot of sentimental value to him.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 15 February 2012
JIM BOWCOCK is the breeder of Youthful Jack, the Youthful Legs 6-year-old gelding who has stormed to victory in two stakes races in Tasmania in the first two weeks of this month.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Byron Rogers of Performance Genetics has posted an interesting piece of editorial on the merits of two year-old racing and why we should not allow a decline in this area.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 15 February 2012
A colt by Snitzel topped Tuesday's Premier Session of the 2012 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale at Belmont.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Local businessman Craig Thompson took the early running at the Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale with the purchase of a stunning Oratorio colt for $180,000.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Next month's Magic Millions QTIS Yearling Sale is fast approaching and a number of Queensland's best producing horse studs and thoroughbreds nurseries will be well represented.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 14 February 2012
This former top shuttle sire and now leading broodmare sire featured as sire of the dam of three stakes-winners last weekend, which is a good achievement in anyone's book.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 14 February 2012
The Inglis Race Series forms part of three feature races programmed on a big card of racing at Mornington tomorrow.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 13 February 2012
She's one of the most exciting staying prospects in Victoria and while she's chasing her first Black Type win in the $300,000 Listed Mornington Cup on Wednesday her half-sister will be getting ready to start the 2012 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale with a bang as Lot 1.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 13 February 2012
Black Caviar is one of the most famous horses in the world and for those who are keen to know more about this equine superstar and where she came from, you need to read on and don't miss this week's edition of Thoroughbreds tonight at 7,30 pm on TVN.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 13 February 2012
When Saturday's Group III winner Psychologist won the Group III MRC Blue Diamond Prelude on the same day two years ago, she made history for being the first stakes-winner anywhere in the world to carry a double cross of champion sire Danehill, which got us thinking as to what has happened with this much discussed double up since then.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 13 February 2012
The Zabeel filly Zurella (NZ) raced into Oaks and Derby contention at Te Rapa on Saturday with an impressive win in the eighth leg of New Zealand Bloodstock's Filly of the Year Series, the $100,000 Group II Cambridge Stud Sir Tristram Fillies Classic (2000m).
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 13 February 2012
A multiple Group I winning son of Sadler's Wells, who shuttled to Australia for Darley for three seasons, Refuse to Bend (IRE) has passed away in France at age 12.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 13 February 2012
Exciting three year-old Snitzel colt Unannounced maintained his unbeaten record when he made it six wins in as many starts after beating older horses to take out the Marula Sprint at Scottsville on Sunday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 12 February 2012
Sometimes the stars align to produce the sort of results every breeder dreams of.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 12 February 2012
2010 Tasmanian Derby winner Geegees Blackflash has been unstoppable this preparation and reeled off his fifth straight win when lugging 58,5 kg to victory in the Group III Hobart Cup on Sunday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 12 February 2012
Under performing shuttle sire Hold That Tiger (USA) featured in Tasmania on Sunday when his progressive daughter Temper Tantrum captured the Listed Strutt Stakes in Hobart.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 12 February 2012
Sydney based syndicators Star Thoroughbreds have been enjoying an exciting season with their juveniles who include Magic Millions heroine Drieffontein and Golden Slipper favourite Raceway, but it was a filly by promising young Queensland sire Red Dazzler that had the purple and white stars in the winner's circle on Saturday at Rosehill.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 12 February 2012
Leading Hong Kong trainer John Moore was in the winner's circle at Sha Tin on Saturday with talented Redoute's Choice gelding Packing OK, a $480,000 Magic Millions purchase for Magus Equine from the draft of Widden Stud.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 12 February 2012
Trainer Simon Miller and jockey Patrick Carbery made history at Ascot in Perth today when Darlington Abbey won the $250,000 Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1100m).
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 12 February 2012
Quality Perth filly Night War added another feature race to her growing list of achievements when she scored a popular win in the $100,000 RMWilliams Magic Millions 3YO Trophy (1400m) at Ascot on a day when her two year-old half-sister Samaready claimed favouritism for the Blue Diamond.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 12 February 2012
Soft Sand and Psychologist completed a top day for fillies purchased at Inglis Yearling Sales taking out the final two races on the Caulfield racecard in Melbourne, the Listed MRC Kevin Hayes Stakes and Group Three MRC Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes over 1200m respectively.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 12 February 2012
Mick Price trained filly Samaready has waltzed to the top of the market for the $1million Group One MRC Blue Diamond Stakes after a scintillating performance in the Group Three MRC Blue Diamond Prelude for fillies over 1100m at Caulfield this afternoon.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 11 February 2012
The David Hayes-trained Eagle Falls cracked the million dollar barrier in earnings following a barnstorming victory in Saturday's Group III Rubiton Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 11 February 2012
Don Story's exciting sprinter Rain Affair turned in a 'Black Caviar-like' performance in Saturday's Group II Expressway Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 11 February 2012
The Listed MRC Kevin Hayes Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday was won in scintillating fashion by exciting filly Soft Sand, a $160,000 purchase from the Yarraman Park draft at the 2010 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 11 February 2012
Sheikh Mohammed's wonderfully consistent Pied A Terre lost his unbeaten record at his most recent start when second to At The Heads in the Listed Chester Manifold Stakes at Flemington, but he was back on his pedestal at Caulfield on Saturday with a fighting win in the Group II Autumn Stakes (1400m).
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 11 February 2012
Two years ago talented Choisir mare Psychologist burst on to the racing stage with a blazing debut win in the Group III MRC Blue Diamond Prelude and at Caulfield on Saturday she was back in top form with a fast finishing victory in the Group III MRC Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 11 February 2012
Baramul Stud supremo Gerry Harvey had the honour of breeding both winners of Saturday's Group 3 Blue Diamond Preludes (1100m) at Caulfield.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 11 February 2012
And we might not have to wait long to see 19 and 20.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 11 February 2012
It was a new look Manighar (Fr) that stepped out at Caulfield on Saturday, the lightly framed grey import scoring a dominant win at his first run for Peter Moody in the Group III MRC Carlyon Cup at 1600 metres.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 11 February 2012
General Rippa burst into contention for the Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes with a strong finishing win in today's Group III MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (1100m) for colts and geldings at Caulfield .
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 11 February 2012
An $85,000 purchase for Triple Crown Syndications from the Widden draft at the 2011 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, exciting Charge Forwards filly Cavalry Rose made it two wins in as many starts when she scored a determined win at Rosehill on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 11 February 2012
He's to be offered as part of the Lloyd Williams Reduction of stock at the Inglis Select Thoroughbred Sale on March 2 and last night at Moonee Valley he cast off maiden status with a five and a half length win.
Mark Smith - Friday, 10 February 2012
The season before Danehill (USA) captured the first of nine Champion sire titles in Australia, Last Tycoon (Ire) became the first shuttle stallion to head the sires table, they remain the only two shuttlers to achieve the feat.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 10 February 2012
Scoring a stylish debut win at Pakenham on Friday was two year-old Stratum filly Proper Madam.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 10 February 2012
Scratched from the Warwick Farm barrier trials on Friday morning, Black Caviar's two year-old half-brother All Too Hard surfaced at Flemington instead where he went around in a jump-out up the straight.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 10 February 2012
Fastnet Rock fillies have been making all the headlines for their sire on the track in recent months, but the imminent return to racing of exciting colt Foxwedge promises to change all that.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 10 February 2012
With 258 two year-olds left in the Golden Slipper the race is well and truly on to see who will be left standing come grand final day with leading sires More Than Ready (USA), Redoute's Choice and Fastnet Rock all looking dangerous.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 10 February 2012
It's nice to start a yearling sale on a high note.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 10 February 2012
Christie Woodard of Yallambee Stud has written a great piece of editorial detailing what goes into preparing a draft of yearlings for sale – from training the staff to dealing with randy colts and transforming 'feral' late arrivals into sale ring stars.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 10 February 2012
Performance Genetics is please to announce the immediate release of its "Optimal Distance Test".
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 9 February 2012
MELBOURNE Cup placegetter C'est La Guerre and reigning Adelaide Cup hero Muir are among headline acts in a record draft of 58 horses to be sold by Hudson Conway Racing Pty Ltd.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 9 February 2012
A promising win at Gosford on Thursday for talented Anabaa (USA) filly Annabels has brought a timely pedigree date for her yearling half-brother headed to the 2012 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 9 February 2012
Clinton Payne of Racenet reports that classy Domesday colt Pressday is set to make his US debut at Santa Anita in North America.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 9 February 2012
BEL SPRINTER, the comfortable winner of the $100,000 United Arab Emirates Stakes over 1000m at Caulfield last Saturday, possesses much of the genes that threw up current sprinting world superqueen Black Caviar, and, also, it appears, nearly as good a turn of foot.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 9 February 2012
A RESPECTABLE performance by Western Australian visitor Playing God if, as planned, the 4-year-old Blackfriars stallion tackles the goddess of the turf Black Caviar at Caulfield on Saturday, could indicate that he could be again a strong force in big events of 1600m or more in Melbourne racing.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 9 February 2012
BOUNDARY, the Danzig sire who died in America this week at the age of 22, was not an exceptional racehorse or sire, but in his second last season of use, 2004, impregnated a modest Nureyev winner named Mien, resulting in a foal who under the name of Big Brown awed the world with his ability and who could, in the near future, have a big input into Australian racing and breeding.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 9 February 2012
Fans of impressive Waikato Guineas winner Silent Achiever will have to wait for a few days yet before learning whether she'll front in the Group I $750,000 Telecom New Zealand Derby.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 9 February 2012
The 2012 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale is on next week starting on Tuesday the 14th, so we've had a trawl through the online catalogue to show you some of the highlights.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 9 February 2012
The South Australian Thoroughbred Breeders Annual Awards Dinner was held last Saturday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Adelaide.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 9 February 2012
A stellar card at Te Rapa this Saturday will feature the running of one of the main lead up races to the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks, the $100,000 Group II Cambridge Stud Sir Tristram Fillies Classic (2000m).
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 9 February 2012
Sheikh Mohammed's star European filly Blue Bunting has been retired following a leg injury suffered while she was in training for the Dubai World Cup Carnival.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 8 February 2012
It took five starts for three year-old More Than Ready (USA) gelding Forewarned to win a race, but when he did so it was in spectacular fashion.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Lightly raced Encosta de Lago gelding Luck San has always shown above average ability and at his first run back from a long spell indicated he could be ready to fulfil his potential.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 8 February 2012
His half-brother So You Think is acclaimed as one of the best racehorses in the world and while three year-old colt Now You Know may never rise to that standard, he was good enough to post his second win at Sandown on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Australian yearling buyers should take note of the recent hot run of success being enjoyed by Darley shuttler Bernardini (USA), who has had three highly impressive new stakes-winners in the Northern Hemisphere since the start of the year.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Brad Waters of Racenet has reported that Group I-placed sprinter Cardinal Virtue is now back in training and managed to impress at Tuesday's Rosehill trials, despite having spent last spring covering his first book of mares.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 8 February 2012
The first European foals are being born in the UK by the multiple GroupI winning stallion Paco Boy (IRE), who has just completed his first season at Waikato Stud in New Zealand.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Here is your opportunity to win a share in possibly the next Black Caviar with the launch of the Inglis / Sunday Herald Sun Win a Share in a Racehorse Competition.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 7 February 2012
The Queensland breeding industry has lost another young sire with news that dual Group I winner Hotel Grand has died as a result of colic last week.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 7 February 2012
The Rosehill barrier trials on Tuesday morning offered an insight into the coming Sydney Autumn Carnival with a number of key horses on show including established star three year-old Manawanui and rising star Moment of Change.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 7 February 2012
ANOTHER Perth treble for leading Western Australian sire Blackfriars, one which occurred at Perth's Ascot last Saturday, throws the spotlight on two Soldier's Tale fillies in the draft from Adam Sangter's Swettenham stud booked into the Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling sale scheduled for February 27, 28, 29, March 1.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 6 February 2012
Four year-old Savabeel mare Scarlett Lady was one of the stars of the Brisbane Winter Carnival last year when she scored brilliant wins in the Group I Queensland Oaks and Doomben Roses, before being sidelined through injury after just two starts in the spring.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 6 February 2012
The practice of pin-hooking weanlings from Australian sales into the NZB Yearling Sale Series is one that has proved very lucrative for canny investors in the past, but with a strong Australian dollar the stakes were made much tougher this year.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 6 February 2012
Owners and trainers are reminded that entries for the two feature Magic Millions races in Perth this Saturday close on Tuesday morning at 9,30am (WA time).
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 6 February 2012
IT'S ON AGAIN, don't miss a golden opportunity to select your champion.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 6 February 2012
She is the dam of two Group I winners and the most expensive yearling filly sold in 2010, so when she has two winners in a day it's probably worth reporting.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 6 February 2012
Talented Victorian trained staying prospect Methuselah will head home for the VRC St Leger after scoring a dominant win in the listed $100,000 Tasmanian Derby (2200m) at Elwick on Sunday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 5 February 2012
New Zealand Bloodstock's86 th National Yearling Sales Series concluded today at Karaka with a total of 1444 catalogued lots being presented to buyers from around the world over the course of the past seven days.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 5 February 2012
The third and final session of New Zealand Bloodstock's 2012 National Yearling Sales Series concluded today at Karaka with a surge of activity that has resulted in a hugely successful 2012 Festival Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 5 February 2012
ABOUT 50 years after his Derby winners of the 1960s, the Wodalla-sired sister and brother Hayworth and Champollion, respected breeder Bert Wicks received a posthumous honour when Methuselah led all the way to take the 2012 $100,000 Listed Tasmanian Derby in Hobart on Sunday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 5 February 2012
Quality filly Snipzu bounced back from her ninth placing in the $2 million BMW Magic Millions 2YO Classic with a dominant victory in today's $150,000 QTIS Plate (1200m) at the Sunshine Coast.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 5 February 2012
Stratum youngster Bush Aviator made the best possible start to his racetrack career with a comprehensive win in the $100,000 Listed Elwick Stakes (1100m) at Hobart on Sunday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 5 February 2012
A thoroughbred from the family of Australian Horse of the Year Beau Zam has been making a name for himself on the international three day eventing circuit, with a shot at Olympic stardom in London later this year looming large on his horizon.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 5 February 2012
Back in 2007, Encosta de Lago colt Cecconi scored a brilliant two length win in the Listed MRC Blue Diamond Preview at his second start before going on to contest races such as the Blue Diamond, Golden Slipper and Caulfield Guineas – five years on and he's just sired his first winner.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 4 February 2012
Last seen thrashing the best fillies in the land to win the Group I VRC Oaks over 2500 metres by a facile nine lengths, Fastnet Rock filly Mosheen returned to racing at Caulfield on Saturday with a soft victory in the Listed MRC Manfred Stakes against the colts and geldings over 1200 metres.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 4 February 2012
Group races are on the cards for exciting Victorian mare Johannapine after she scored an impressive first up win at Caulfield this afternoon.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 4 February 2012
Group One VRC Oaks winner Mosheen was back with a bang at Caulfield today, running away to a dominant first-up victory in the Listed MRC Shadwell Stud Australasia Stakes over 1200m.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 4 February 2012
Four-year old gelding Bel Sprinter lost his unbeaten tag when second to Lone Rock in the Bobbie Lewis Stakes (G3) at Flemington last September but that proved a minor blip on his career which is on the rise again following victory in Saturday's United Arab Emirates W J Adams Stakes (1000m) at Caulfield.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 4 February 2012
There's a sad footnote to the explosive victory of Mama's Choice in Saturday's Listed Emirates Chairman's Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 4 February 2012
The Anthony Freedman-trained Armed For Action is blessed with a superior cruising speed and she used it to great effect in Saturday's Listed Queen Adelaide Stakes at Morphettville.
Mark Smith - Friday, 3 February 2012
Making her first start since finishing third in a Listed race at Flemington last October, Contact Racing's homebred Lil Red Corvette was sent out the punters elect in Friday Nights Swift Signs handicap (1000m) at Moonee Valley and duly landed the prize, though it was a close run thing.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 3 February 2012
More Than Ready (USA) has sired a string of hot two year-old winners this season and added another to the tally on Friday night when the Gai Waterhouse trained filly Later Gator bolted in on debut at Canterbury.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 3 February 2012
New Zealand Bloodstock's 2012 Select Sale concluded today at Karaka, with the Pentire colt at Lot 1096 providing a late highlight of the successful three-day Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 3 February 2012
BRADBURY'S LUCK'S exciting middle-distance Singaporean performer Cash Luck got the ideal send-off for his upcoming Dubai campaign by smashing his rivals in the $95,000 Open Benchmark 97 race over 1600m last Sunday.
Mark Smith - Thursday, 2 February 2012
When Graustark lost his unbeaten record after breaking down in the 1966 Blue Grass Stakes, owner John Galbreath let the Ribot colt cover a few mares despite being well into the breeding season.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 2 February 2012
A solid pace continued on day two of New Zealand Bloodstock's Select Sale today at Karaka, with figures holding up strongly against last year's successful edition.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 2 February 2012
As we move through the 2011/2012 racing season it is becoming ever more apparent that there has been a changing of the guard in the stallion ranks with a seismic shift at the pointy end of the tree.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 2 February 2012
Last year this first season sire was the talk of Karaka and 12 months later, he had just one yearling sell in NZB Premier with a further 30 offered in the Select Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 2 February 2012
Blue Sky runners have been in great form of recent weeks, with no less than three individual colts heading towards three different Guineas in Australia and Singapore.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 2 February 2012
Arrowfield Stud's young Group I winning sire All American broke new ground in 2011 when he became the first Australian bred sire to shuttle to North America and his first Northern Hemisphere bred foals are now being born.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 1 February 2012
It was a solid day's trade at the opening session of New Zealand Bloodstock's three-day Select Sale today at Karaka, highlighted by the $170,000 Pentire filly presented as the second to last lot of the day.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 1 February 2012
The 96th annual Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale catalogue, featuring 579 of Australasia's finest bred and conformed yearlings entered for sale, is now available online.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Ultra consistent Commands gelding Carmine King carried the well known red and white Champion Thoroughbreds colours to victory at the ATC metro meeting at Kembla on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Promising Nadeem filly Szewinska overcame difficulties in transit to score a tenacious win at Sandown on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Impressive last-start Ellerslie winners Rock 'N' Pop (Fastnet Rock) and Knight's Tour (Reset) are on a collision course to decide early Telecom New Zealand Derby favouritism next month.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 1 February 2012
The Australian Turf Club today released the opening prize money order of this year's first acceptors for the $3,5m AAMI Golden Slipper at Rosehill Gardens on 7 April.