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Dundeel added an eighth SW to his tally when Transact won the Listed VRC St Leger on ANZAC Day. Click here to find out more.
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Rosemont Stud have pulled off a major coup with the announcement that gun stallion Starspangledbanner will be returning to Victoria for the forth-coming 2019 breeding season.
I Am Invincible has had a truly remarkable 2018/19 season thus far with an impressive 26 individual stakes winners, a phenomenal number that has only ever been reached by the likes of the great Danehill and Snitzel.
Tulloch Lodge has won the Listed VRC St Leger (2800m) with Hippopus (2013), Order Of The Sun (2014) and Runaway last year and I dare say that trio took a ‘catch me if you can’ attitude that gave the stable it’s fourth winner in the last seven years, Transact.
The Listed Anzac Day Stakes (1400m) was expected to be a cakewalk for the undefeated Dundeel colt Super Seth but after setting the pace under top-weight he was outsprinted by the Archie Alexander-trained Testa Rossa filly Chaillot.
Progressive four-year-old Rock On Wood remains unbeaten in his current campaign after scoring his biggest career victory in Thursday’s Listed Manawatu ITM Anzac Mile (1600m) at Awapuni.
The two year-old fillies maiden at Randwick on ANZAC Day featured an outstanding selection of blue-blooded fillies with Gerry Harvey’s homebred Libertini triumphant by a space.
Ruakaka galloper Diva Express proved too swift for her two-year-old rivals when she took out the NZB Insurance Pearl Series Race (1200m) at Avondale on Thursday.
Former champion Australasian three-year-old and five-time Group One winner Jimmy Choux has been sold to prominent Western Australian owner-breeder Alan MacAlister and will stand next season at Wayne and Tracy Rodwell’s Rosalee Park Stud in Serpentine.
Spendthrift Australia announces that it has formed a relationship with Trainer Connections Pty Ltd (Trainer Connections) and will offer a complimentary ASIC regulated Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for any foal by a Spendthrift stallion to be syndicated by a trainer.
A full brother to champion seven time Group I winner Highland Reel, three year-old Galileo colt Cape of Good Hope stamped himself as an Epsom Derby contender when winning the Epsom Blue Riband Trial on Wednesday in the UK.
A Group I winner last Saturday of the ATC All Aged Stakes, Pierata has been retired after connections reached an agreement with Aquis Farm to secure the stallion’s future at stud.
The Inglis Chairman’s Sale catalogue has been finalised, with seven quality wildcard entries joining the world-class collection of broodmares to be offered.
The field of the inaugural Showdown has been finalised, with 16 VOBIS Sires two-year-olds set to chase the $1 million purse this Saturday at Caulfield’s Victorian Owners and Breeders Raceday.
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.
Westbury Stud have released the fees for their 2019 stallion line-up with Reliable Man and Tarzino heading the roster at $15,000 + GST.
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...
Hard to Say Goodbye
Emirates Park have bred some outstanding horses over the years and one of the best has been Group I Australian Guineas winner Al Maher, who is relocating to Stockwell Thoroughbreds in Victoria this year without his long time handler Ejaz Hussein, who was there when he was a foal and has enjoyed a great partnership with the stallion.
Winx Partner – Our Audience Have Their Say
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.
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.
STALLION ANNOUNCEMENTS 2019
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.
Waikato Stud announces stallion service fees for 2019
Waikato Stud has released the 2019 service fees for its internationally-renowned stallion roster.
Iffraaj and Belardo Returning to Haunui
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.
Sun Stud Announce 2019 Fees
Sun Stud has announced its stallion fees for 2019 with the exciting addition of Champion 2YO, National Defense, to Victoria's premier lineup.
NEW TO STUD 2019
Sire: Scat Daddy (Johannesburg)
Dam: Stage Music (Ghostzapper)
Standing at: Coolmore Stud $22
Aclaim - Acclamation (Royal Applause) x Axis (Danroad)
Standing at Aquis Canungra Qld: $13,750
Brave Smash - Tosen Phantom (Neo Universe) x Tosen Smash (Tokai Teio)
Standing at Aquis Hunter Valley NSW: $22,000
Saxon Warrior - Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) x Maybe (Galileo)
Standing at Coolmore Stud: $24,750
Mendelssohn - Scat Daddy (Johannesburg) x Leslie's Lady (Tricky Creek)
Standing at Coolmore Stud: $17,600
SALES
GENERAL SIRES
Another Star Filly for Vandyke
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.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Snitzel308149 (11)$20,781,514
I Am Invincible308152 (26)$14,175,298
Street Cry11759 (5)$13,414,742
Fastnet Rock24386 (8)$9,760,115
Not a Single Doubt20080 (12)$8,674,493
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
I Am Invincible308152 (26)$14,175,298
Snitzel308149 (11)$20,781,514
Written Tycoon258119 (6)$6,987,997
Sebring292116 (9)$8,292,835
Smart Missile228107 (5)$6,096,078
Artie Schiller
El Prado x Hidden Light
132 runners this season for 49 winners and 1 stakes winner.
FIRST SEASON SIRES
10 for Rubick, 16 for Better Than Ready
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.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Sidestep164 (1)$2,446,055
Better Than Ready3516 (2)$1,503,200
Brazen Beau263 (1)$1,106,390
Rubick3310 (1)$1,000,125
Deep Field2610 (2)$925,365
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
Better Than Ready3516 (2)$1,503,200
Deep Field2610 (2)$925,365
Rubick3310 (1)$1,000,125
Whittington155$197,325
Sidestep164 (1)$2,446,055
Toronado
HIGH CHAPARRAL x Wana Doo
First Season Sire Runners Today: Hallowed Crown (1), Whittington (1),
For the full first season sires info incl daily runners, sires table, stats, news and more - CLICK HERE
SECOND SEASON SIRES
Spirit of Boom vs Epaulette
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.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Zoustar10553 (6)$6,030,485
Spirit of Boom10442 (3)$4,097,925
Dundeel6226 (3)$3,453,490
Epaulette7738 (4)$2,071,991
Fiorente6419 (3)$1,958,650
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
Zoustar10553 (6)$6,030,485
Spirit of Boom10442 (3)$4,097,925
Epaulette7738 (4)$2,071,991
Unencumbered6133 (1)$1,900,222
Sizzling8329 (1)$1,909,785
Dundeel
High Chaparral x Stareel
65 runners this season for 27 winners and 4 stakes winners.
Second Season Sire Runners Today: Akeed Mofeed (1), Albrecht (2), Camelot (1), Carlton House (1), Declaration Of War (1), Dundeel (2), Epaulette (2), Eurozone (3), Ferlax (1), Fighting Sun (1), Fiorente (2), Kuroshio (1), Mahisara (2), Polanski (1), Shamexpress (2), Sizzling (1), Spirit Of Boom (1), The Factor (2), Unencumbered (4), Zoustar (3),
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

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),
Wed May 01: WARN - WANGOOM HCP (1200m),
WARRNAMBOOL CUP (2350m),