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The 2018/2019 Hong Kong racing season concluded on Sunday and while newly crowned Horse of the Year Beauty Generation's sire Road to Rock topped the leading sires list by earnings, the leading sires by winners list offers a good insight into what Australasian sires are working in Hong Kong and will be popular with Hong Kong buyers at our yearling sales in 2020.
Australasian bred horses made their mark in Hong Kong this season with Kiwi bred Beauty Generation claiming the top honours and Aussie bred Hinchinbrook duo of Beat the Clock and Champion's Way also capturing major awards for Champion Sprinter and champion Griffin.
We recently highlighted the growing influence of Exceed And Excel, particularly as a broodmare sire, which was further emphasised in Europe on the weekend with the win of Ten Sovereigns in the Group 1 July Cup at Newmarket and Star Terms in Sunday’s Listed Prix de Thiberville at Longchamp.
Reigning New Zealand Horse of the Year, Melody Belle, resumed at the Te Rapa trials on Monday with a close-up third over 900m behind stablemate Ritzy Sparkle for trainer Jamie Richards.
US Triple Crown hero American Pharoah (USA) has posted his fifth first crop winner in the US with an impressive turf win at Saratoga for talented filly Sweet Melania.
There have been few mares to match the deeds in the sale ring of Newsells Park Stud’s stakes-placed Danehill mare Shastye.
Magic Millions is thrilled to announce entries are now open for the 2020 Yearling Sales Series across Australia.
Godolphin enjoyed stakes success in France on Sunday with the two year-old half-brother to their Australian star performer Avilius (GB) taking out the Listed Prix Roland de Chambure at Longchamp.
Dominance at the 2019 JRHA Foal and Yearling Sale last week for Japanese super sire Deep Impact has drawn attention to his four outstanding sons available to Australian breeders this spring including a horse that was undefeated at two and won the Group I English Two Thousand Guineas for Coolmore.
Hear about Stratosphere's exceptional ability and the huge wraps Peter Snowden and Glyn Schofield had on him.
It may be a far cry from the sunshine and 35-degree heat he is currently enjoying on a well-deserved Hawaiian holiday, but you can be sure that Te Akau Racing’s Jamie Richards will have an eye on Monday’s Te Rapa trials where the first of the spring horses go through their paces.
While he may have recently celebrated his eighty-second birthday, there is no suggestion that well-respected Central Districts horseman Kevin Gray is showing any signs of slowing down.
Offshore interest in promising galloper Mac Attacka was piqued yet again on Saturday after the impressive three-year-old produced a powerful closing burst to take out the last race on the card at Ruakaka.
Spendthrift Farm's Jimmy Creed (USA) has only had three runners from eight named foals from his first Australian crop of 16 live foals, but the son of Distorted Humor made it two from three following an impressive career debut by Knock Knock at Bendigo on Sunday.
Shuttling to Coolmore Australia this spring, No Nay Never (USA) was in the limelight overnight in the UK at Newmarket where his brilliant three year-old Ten Sovereigns won the Group I Darley July Cup, while his exciting two year-old Mystery Power won the Group II Superlative Stakes.
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STALLION ANNOUNCEMENTS 2019
Sidestep To Stay In Qld - Fee Announced
SIDESTEP, the sire of Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes winner Kiamichi, will remain at Telemon Thoroughbreds in Queensland for the 2019 breeding season under an existing arrangement with Darley.
Windsor Park Announce 2019 Fees
Windsor Park Stud have announced their fees for 2019 on a roster headed by Invincible Spirit's Group I winning son Charm Spirit (IRE).
Fee Revised for Champion 3YO Trapeze Artist
On Friday evening at the Inglis Chairman Sale it was announced that the 2019 service fee for Trapeze Artist (Snitzel) will be reset at $88,000 incl gst.
Deep Impact son to stand at Novara Park
Group One performer Staphanos will join the stallion ranks of Novara Park Stud, just outside of Cambridge, in the new season.
NEW TO STUD 2019
Sire: Scat Daddy (Johannesburg)
Dam: Stage Music (Ghostzapper)
Standing at: Coolmore Stud $22
Real Steel - Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) x Loves Only Me (Storm Cat)
Standing at Arrowfield Stud: $16,500
The Autumn Sun - Redoute's Choice (Danehill) x Azmiyna (Galileo)
Standing at Arrowfield Stud: $77,000
Sioux Nation - Scat Daddy (Johannesburg) x Dream The Blues (Oasis Dream)
Standing at Swettenham Stud: $17,600
National Defense - Invincible Spirit (Green Desert) x Angel Falls (Kingmambo)
Standing at Sun Stud Victoria: $11,000
SALES
GENERAL SIRES
Eckstein Wins Winter Stakes for Coolmore
Purchased by Tom Magnier and Colm Santry Bloodstock for $750,000 at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale earlier this year, quality I Am Invincible mare Eckstein added another feature race win to her resume at Rosehill on Saturday taking out the Listed ATC Winter Stakes in the Coolmore navy blue.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Snitzel341178 (12)$23,820,165
I Am Invincible329174 (28)$17,214,623
Street Cry12166 (7)$15,826,163
Fastnet Rock270113 (10)$12,390,705
Not a Single Doubt22694 (13)$11,599,278
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
Snitzel341178 (12)$23,820,165
I Am Invincible329174 (28)$17,214,623
Sebring322151 (11)$11,196,290
Written Tycoon288146 (6)$10,064,705
Smart Missile251125 (8)$8,239,824
Lucas Cranach
Mamool x Lots Of Love
61 runners this season for 23 winners
FIRST SEASON SIRES
Second for Jimmy Creed
Spendthrift Farm's Jimmy Creed (USA) has only had three runners from eight named foals from his first Australian crop of 16 live foals, but the son of Distorted Humor made it two from three following an impressive career debut by Knock Knock at Bendigo on Sunday.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Sidestep216 (1)$2,550,765
Better Than Ready4520 (3)$1,891,320
Rubick4615 (1)$1,402,420
Brazen Beau316 (1)$1,364,940
Deep Field4918 (2)$1,335,785
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
Better Than Ready4520 (3)$1,891,320
Deep Field4918 (2)$1,335,785
Rubick4615 (1)$1,402,420
Shooting to Win278$530,645
Dissident407$432,640
Whittington
Tale Of The Cat x Naha Chakri
First Season Sire Runners Today: Deep Field (1), Olympic Glory (1),
For the full first season sires info incl daily runners, sires table, stats, news and more - CLICK HERE
SECOND SEASON SIRES
Tenth SW for Epaulette
24 hours after siring his ninth stakes-winner with a Listed win in Ireland for Insignia of Rank, Epaulette added a tenth when four year-old mare Lapulced'acqua took out the Group III Premio del Giubileo at San Siro in Italy.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Zoustar12464 (6)$7,327,275
Spirit of Boom12560 (4)$5,508,915
Dundeel7336 (4)$4,160,600
Epaulette9555 (6)$3,685,271
Shamus Award7734 (3)$2,745,245
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
Zoustar12464 (6)$7,327,275
Spirit of Boom12560 (4)$5,508,915
Epaulette9555 (6)$3,685,271
Sizzling9541 (1)$2,536,147
Unencumbered7437 (1)$2,299,752
Unencumbered
Testa Rossa x Blizzardly
81 runners this season for 39 winners and 1 stakes winner.
Stands at Deceased,
Second Season Sire Runners Today: Camelot (1), Dawn Approach (2), Declaration Of War (1), Dundeel (1), Epaulette (1), Eurozone (2), Ferlax (1), Fighting Sun (1), Fiorente (1), Mahisara (2), Shamexpress (1), Shamus Award (1), Sizzling (3), Spirit Of Boom (2), The Factor (1), Unencumbered (2), Zoustar (1),
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 Jul 20: DOOM - TATTERSALL'S MILE (1600m),
Sat Jul 20: MORP - OAKLANDS PLATE (1400m),
Sat Jul 20: BLMT - BELMONT CLASSIC (2200m),