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The first thing we learned is that racing does not need a crowd to be a great sport, the racing we saw at Randwick last Saturday had everything – fairytale winners, great human and horse characters with success on this big stage shared by many.
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.
A heavy 10 at Ballarat on Monday might have put a few runners off their game, but not this two year-old daughter of Sebring, who bolted away to win by five and a half lengths.
Two-time Horse of the Year Beauty Generation (NZ) (Road to Rock) had already cemented his place in Hong Kong racing folklore, but the champion miler broke new ground in Sunday’s HK$4.25 million Group Two Chairman’s Trophy (1600m) at Sha Tin.
The Capricornia Yearling Sale at Rockhampton will go live and be open for bidding at 9:00am AEST on Wednesday 8th April 2020 on the bloodstockauction.com site with regular vendor Laurel Glen Equine supporting the sale in the digital format.
 Since their first auction in late 2014, Bloodstockauction.com has gone from strength to strength with highlights including the sale of stakes winner Jyoti, the sale of the outstanding broodmare prospect Readycatgo for $210,600, and the sale of the Group one winning stallion Warhorse for $275,000.
If you thought Declaration of War (USA) was just a sire of stayers, you’d be wrong with his Australian bred son Voyage Warrior taking out the Group II Sprint Cup (1200m) at Sha Tin on Sunday.
The famed Australian Bloodstock colours are carried by a diverse range of horses that include Sydney Cup contender Raheen House, who won at Randwick on Saturday, as well as slick two year-old Zeftabrook, who took out the $200,000 Wellington Boot on Sunday.
The dominant performance of Australian Bloodstock’s European import Raheen House (IRE) in Saturday’s Group II Chairman's Quality (2600m) will see him be given his chance in next Saturday’s Group 1 Sydney Cup, which was won last year by his brother Shraaoh (IRE).
Talented Vancouver colt Postcode opened his account with a dominant victory at Hawkesbury on Saturday and will return to Black Type racing for his next start.
A stirring performance from promising three-year-old Zebrowksi in Saturday’s Group I Australian Derby (2400m), at just his sixth career start, has lifted the spirits of the team currently in lockdown at Windsor Park Stud in Cambridge.
Saturday’s memorable Group I ATC Doncaster Handicap winner Nettoyer will go down in history as one of the all-time great Inglis Easter saleyard gifts, snapped up for just $20,000 from the draft of Riversdale, whose current Easter draft contains an intriguing male version of Nettoyer.
When Hubie de Burgh was given the instruction by OTI Racing’s Terry Henderson “to buy a 3YO stayer for around $100,000’’ from the Easter Yearling Sale, never in his wildest dreams did he think he would find an Australian Derby winner.
Million dollar yearling purchase King's Legacy emerged as Australia's newest hot young stallion prospect with a brilliant come from behind win in the Group One ATC Sires' Produce Stakes (1400m) at Randwick.
Greg and Jodie White and their families have been in the racing game for decades and been associated with many champions of the turf, but even they were taken aback by the win of Nettoyer (Sebring) in today’s G1 Doncaster Mile at Randwick.
Magic Millions – Observations from the Bench
The bushfire crisis that has consumed much of the South Coast of NSW since mid-December made going to the Gold Coast this year an impossibility for me, however the wonders of technology and modern social media mean you can almost cover the sale better from afar.
Sire Profitability at Magic Millions 2020
Magic Millions 2020 has been well covered but we always find it interesting to take a look at the sires that returned the most profit for their supporters in terms of multiple of fee and straight profit.
Brisbane Winter Carnival Abandoned
The Brisbane winter carnival has been abandoned due to COVID-19 with Queensland divided into five regions in an attempt to further quarantine the industry from the pandemic.
STALLION ANNOUNCEMENTS 2020
Kitchwin Hills Announce Sooboog Service Fee
Kitchwin Hills’ Sooboog (Snitzel x Monte Rosa) was from the moment he retired to stud, very much on the radar of a number of racing and breeding’s most respected judges who invested in him.
Twin Hills Stud Announce Fees
Twin Hills Stud have announced service fees on their roster of four sires headed by the ever popular Smart Missile.
Everest Winner Yes Yes Yes Retired to Stud
Outstanding three year-old sprinter Yes Yes Yes has been retired to stud due to injury, the Everest winning son of Rubick to stand at Coolmore Australia in 2020.
Swettenham Seek Immortality with Invincible Son
Constructing an appealing stallion roster for a respected and successful commercial farm that seeks to offer something for everyone is no easy task and Adam Sangster had the feeling something was missing at Swettenham Stud, until now.
NEW TO STUD 2020
Sire: I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit)
Dam: Meliora (Ad Valorem)
Standing at Swettenham Stud
Rubick (Encosta De Lago) x Sin Sin Sin (Fantastic Light)
Standing at Coolmore Stud
O'Reilly (Last Tycoon) x Alberton Princess (Golan)
Standing at Newgate Farm
SALES
GENERAL SIRES
Nettoyer From The Clouds to Claim The Doncaster Mile
(Sebring)
Only two yearlings at the 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale made less than the $20,000 shelled out for the Sebring filly Nettoyer, but the little filly no-one wanted took her earnings to over $1,614,000 when she powered home to capture Saturday’s Group 1 Doncaster Mile at Randwick.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Pierro19189 (7)$13,273,208
Snitzel294126 (13)$12,859,314
I Am Invincible309138 (11)$12,775,137
Not a Single Doubt19878 (7)$10,511,502
Rubick9134 (2)$9,746,845
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
I Am Invincible309138 (11)$12,775,137
Written Tycoon292128 (6)$7,787,546
Snitzel294126 (13)$12,859,314
Sebring307111 (4)$9,282,503
Smart Missile254103 (4)$6,494,006
Al Maher
DANEHILL x SHOW DANCING
154 runners this season for 47 winners and 1 stakes winner.
FIRST SEASON SIRES
Stakes Goal Next for Vancouver Winner
Talented Vancouver colt Postcode opened his account with a dominant victory at Hawkesbury on Saturday and will return to Black Type racing for his next start.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Pride of Dubai226 (1)$956,150
Spill the Beans256$573,350
Night of Thunder73 (2)$426,467
I'm All the Talk112$338,700
Vancouver123$308,915
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
Spill the Beans256$573,350
Pride of Dubai226 (1)$956,150
Outreach114$157,110
Night of Thunder73 (2)$426,467
Headwater143$292,710
Dandino
Dansili x Generous Diana
SECOND SEASON SIRES
Rubisaki Goes on Her Winning Way
Joe O’Neill’s Prime Thoroughbreds have raced a lot of good horses over the years, but three year-old Rubick filly Rubisaki may well emerge as the best of them all after claiming another big feature race win in the Group III ATC PJ Bell Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Rubick9134 (2)$9,746,845
Deep Field12157 (3)$3,417,660
Brazen Beau7430 (5)$2,953,237
Better Than Ready10344$2,418,270
Toronado7736 (1)$2,176,528
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
Deep Field12157 (3)$3,417,660
Better Than Ready10344$2,418,270
Toronado7736 (1)$2,176,528
Rubick9134 (2)$9,746,845
Brazen Beau7430 (5)$2,953,237
Hallowed Crown
Street Sense x Crowned Glory
36 runners this season for 22 winners and 1 stakes winner.
The future sires still on the track identified and analyzed. From the AAA rating jewels in the crown to those just hitting the radar.
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RACING

Stakes Races Coming Up

Sat Apr 11: RAND -
QUEEN ELIZABETH STAKES (2000m),
SYDNEY CUP (3200m),
ATC OAKS (2400m),
COOLMORE LEGACY (1600m),
ARROWFIELD 3YO SPRINT (1200m),
PERCY SYKES STAKES (1200m),
SAPPHIRE STAKES (1200m),
SOUTH PACIFIC CLASSIC (1400m),
FERNHILL HANDICAP (1600m),
Sat Apr 11: OAKB -
OAKBANK STAKES (1100m),
Sat Apr 11: CAUL -
EASTER CUP (2000m),
VICTORIA HANDICAP (1400m),
BEL ESPRIT STAKES (1200m),
Sat Apr 11: ASCT -
W.A.T.C. DERBY (2400m),
RACONTEUR STAKES (1500m),