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$3.3 million earner Pierata became the fourth G1 winner for Golden Slipper winner Pierro when capturing the Group I ATC All Aged Stakes at Randwick. Click here to find out more. image Steve Hart.
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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.
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.
Trekking may be a long way off being the best horse in the Godolphin stable but he certainly earns his keep.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Triple Crown hero American Pharoah sired his first North American winner when the Wesley Ward trained colt Maven  saluted at Aqueduct on Friday.
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.
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.
Woodside Park Announce 2019 Fees
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. MORE...
Genetic Magic at Work
Line breeding to superior females is a breeding principle adopted by many savvy broodmare owners, particularly those with limited funds that can't afford the proven elite sires, so need to tap into some genetic magic to achieve their goals and we saw some great examples of this success last Saturday.
Terbium - He's a Real Head Scratcher
Until the running of Saturday's Group III Zeditave Stakes at Caulfield, you can be forgiven if you have never heard of the stallion Terango.
Bred To Win A Slipper - Kiamichi Leads Home a 1-2-3 for Godolphin
By a Golden Slipper runner-up, Sidestep, out of a mare by a Golden Slipper winner, Canny Lad, who is out of a daughter of Golden Slipper winner Vain, who is out of a mare by Golden Slipper winner Marscay, from the family of Golden Slipper winners Dark Eclipse & Storm Queen, Godolphin's outsider Kiamichi led home a sea of blue in Saturday's $3,500,000 Longines Golden Slipper at Rosehill.
STALLION ANNOUNCEMENTS 2019
Woodside Park Announce 2019 Fees
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.
Roaring Lion to Stand at Cambridge Stud in 2019
Hard on the heels of announcing the acquisition of top rated 3YO, ALMANZOR, to stand in 2018 – Cambridge Stud is delighted to announce the acquisition of the southern hemisphere breeding rights to World Champion 3YO ROARING LION.
Widden Stud Announce Fees
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.
Highly Recommended Relocating to Berkley Stud
The young Fastnet Rock stallion, Highly Recommended, has been relocated to the South Island nursery, Berkley Stud, for the 2019 stud season.
NEW TO STUD 2019
Sire: Scat Daddy (Johannesburg)
Dam: Stage Music (Ghostzapper)
Standing at: Coolmore Stud $22
Grunt - O'Reilly (Last Tycoon) x Ruqqaya (Van Nistelrooy)
Standing at Yulong Lane: $13,750
Sioux Nation - Scat Daddy (Johannesburg) x Dream The Blues (Oasis Dream)
Standing at Swettenham Stud: $17,600
Aclaim - Acclamation (Royal Applause) x Axis (Danroad)
Standing at Aquis Canungra Qld: $13,750
The Autumn Sun - Redoute's Choice (Danehill) x Azmiyna (Galileo)
Standing at Arrowfield Stud: $77,000
SALES
GENERAL SIRES
One to Watch – Bendigo
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.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Snitzel307148 (11)$20,532,349
I Am Invincible305151 (26)$13,984,213
Street Cry11758 (5)$13,187,402
Fastnet Rock24085 (8)$9,572,635
Not a Single Doubt19979 (12)$8,594,608
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
I Am Invincible305151 (26)$13,984,213
Snitzel307148 (11)$20,532,349
Written Tycoon257118 (5)$6,851,207
Sebring290115 (9)$8,107,620
Smart Missile226104 (5)$5,956,658
Pendragon
ELNADIM x ALACRITY
51 runners this season for 23 winners and 1 stakes winner.
FIRST SEASON SIRES
Hallowed Crown Breaks The Ice
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.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Sidestep133 (1)$2,425,165
Better Than Ready3415 (2)$1,481,900
Brazen Beau253 (1)$1,100,690
Rubick319 (1)$955,250
Deep Field258 (2)$878,325
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
Better Than Ready3415 (2)$1,481,900
Rubick319 (1)$955,250
Deep Field258 (2)$878,325
Whittington145$187,225
Shooting to Win164$164,265
Better Than Ready
More Than Ready x Sally's World
First Season Sire Runners Today: Better Than Ready (1), Jimmy Creed (1),
For the full first season sires info incl daily runners, sires table, stats, news and more - CLICK HERE
SECOND SEASON SIRES
Dundeel's Castelvecchio Dominates in Champagne Stakes
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.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Zoustar10451 (6)$5,968,755
Spirit of Boom10241 (3)$4,037,825
Dundeel6026 (3)$3,126,690
Epaulette7736 (4)$2,036,626
Fiorente6319 (3)$1,931,515
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
Zoustar10451 (6)$5,968,755
Spirit of Boom10241 (3)$4,037,825
Epaulette7736 (4)$2,036,626
Unencumbered6033 (1)$1,862,172
Sizzling8127 (1)$1,876,790
Unencumbered
Testa Rossa x Blizzardly
64 runners this season for 35 winners
Stands at Deceased,
Second Season Sire Runners Today: Akeed Mofeed (1), Albrecht (1), Camelot (3), Carlton House (1), Declaration Of War (3), Epaulette (1), Eurozone (4), Fighting Sun (1), Fiorente (1), Galah (1), Kuroshio (3), Mahisara (2), Polanski (2), Shamus Award (2), Sizzling (5), Spirit Of Boom (2), The Factor (1), Unencumbered (2), Zoustar (2),
For the full first season sires info incl daily runners, sires table, stats, news and more - CLICK HERE
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 20: RAND - ALL AGED STAKES (1400m),
CHAMPAGNE STAKES (1600m),
JAMES H B CARR STAKES (1400m),
FRANK PACKER PLATE (2000m),
HALL MARK STAKES (1200m),
JAPAN RACING ASSOC PLATE (2000m),
Sat Apr 20: E FM - ASCOT HANDICAP (1200m),
TAILS QUALITY (2200m),
PRINCESS STAKES (1600m),
MICK DITTMAN PLATE (1200m),
Sat Apr 20: OAKB - OAKBANK STAKES (1100m),
Sat Apr 20: CAUL - EASTER CUP (2000m),
VICTORIA HANDICAP (1400m),
Thu Apr 25: FLEM - VRC ST LEGER (2800m),
ANZAC DAY STAKES (1400m),
Sat Apr 27: HAWK - HAWKESBURY GOLD CUP (1600m),
HAWKESBURY GUINEAS (1400m),
DARLEY CROWN (1300m),
HAWKESBURY GOLD RUSH (1100m),
Sat Apr 27: E FM - VICTORY STAKES (1200m),
GUNSYND CLASSIC (1600m),
DALRELLO STAKES (1200m),
Sat Apr 27: MORP - CHAIRMAN'S STAKES (2000m),
BREEDERS' STAKES (1200m),
Sat Apr 27: MORPP - H C NITSCHKE STAKES (1400m),
CITY OF ADELAIDE HANDICAP (1400m),
Sat Apr 27: CAUL - REDOUTES CHOICE STAKES (1200m),