Tara Madgwick - Monday February 18
Multiple Group I winning stallion Trapeze Artist was the obvious star at the Randwick trials on Monday morning with a dominant win, but there were also some interesting two year-olds in action including a couple of seven figure Magic Millions purchases with Golden Slipper aspirations.
Tara Madgwick - Monday February 18
The current order of entry for the Golden Slipper has no less than seven two-year-olds in the top 30 sired by Yarraman Park’s I Am Invincible.
Media Release - Monday February 18
Join Caroline Searcy for the one-hour 2019 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Preview, Tuesday February 19 at 9pm AEDST on Sky Thoroughbred Central (Foxtel Ch 528).
Media Release - Monday February 18
Karaka graduate Beauty Generation (NZ) (Road to Rock) continued his spectacular dominance of Hong Kong racing with another emphatic victory in Sunday’s HK$10 million Group 1 Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (1400m) at Sha Tin.
Tara Madgwick - Monday February 18
The $10million Hong Kong Classic Cup (1800m) at Sha Tin on Sunday featured a hot field including Queensland Derby winner Dark Dream and last start Hong Kong Classic Mile winner Furore with victory going to another talented Australian bred four year-old in Mission Tycoon.
Media Release - Monday February 18
Voting closes today for the inaugural running of the rich All Star Mile to be run at Flemington on March 16 and those waiting until the last minute to make their decision would be wise to consider the exciting three-year-old O'Tauto.
Media Release - Sunday February 17
Apprentice rider Shiarna Johnson was the quintessential picture of calm as she scored the first winner of her fledgling career when guiding home royally-bred filly Simogramor at Gisborne.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday February 17
Impressive Group winners for High Chaparral's champion sons So You Think and Dundeel on Saturday highlight the need for diversity in our stallion rosters and give hope for breeders who think about more than producing a five furlong speedy squib that can win before Christmas.
Media Release - Sunday February 17
Outstanding mare In Her Time secured her second Group 1 when winning the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes at Flemington.
Media Release - Sunday February 17
Cambridge trainer Tony Pike left Ellerslie racecourse on Saturday evening flush with the success of producing a winning treble on the day along with the anticipation of potentially snagging an even bigger prize in two weeks’ time.
Media Release - Sunday February 17
Sir Mark Todd, New Zealand’s greatest Olympic eventer, has taken on a new challenge and is training regally-bred racehorse Eminent and plans to run the five-year-old son of Frankel at Group One level in Sydney in autumn.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 16
Woodside Park Stud did not have to wait long for the first dividend on their 2019 recruit Foxwedge whose progressive daughter, Alassio, opened her stakes account in Saturday’s Group III Robrick Lodge Triscay Stakes (1200m) at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday February 16
The Group II ATC Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday featured a crackerjack field of fillies including Group I winners Oohood and El Dorado Dreaming, but the race produced a surprise result and unearthed a potential superstar in Nakeeta Jane.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 16
She may be a real plain Jane but under the unremarkable exterior of In Her Time beats the heart of a dual Group 1 winner.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday February 16
Racking up his fifth consecutive win at Flemington on Saturday in the Group III VRC CS Hayes Stakes was exciting Tasmanian trained three year-old The Inevitable, a son of progressive young sire Dundeel.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 16
It’s quite amazing witnessing the effect that Winx has on racing.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday February 16
Talented five year-old mare Eckstein became the newest millionaire performer for her sire I Am Invincible when scoring a tenacious win in the Group III ATC Southern Cross Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday February 16
Top class Sebring filly Amphitrite was the find of the 2018 Melbourne Spring Carnival rising from a maiden win in September right through to capturing the Group I MRC Thousand Guineas and she showed at Flemington on Saturday that she was ready to pick up right where she left off.
Media Release - Saturday February 16
Waverley visitor Glory Days made her first visit to Ellerslie a memorable one when she fought tooth and nail to win the Group II Coca-Cola Avondale Cup (2400m) at Ellerslie.
Media Release - Saturday February 16
Matamata raider Weaponry made up for some bad luck at his last start when he stormed to victory in Saturday’s Listed ILT Ascot Park Hotel Southland Guineas (1600m) at Invercargill.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 16
Godolphin’s embarrassment of riches in the two-year-old division rolled on to Flemington on Saturday with the Exceed And Excel colt Microphone turning a competitive looking Listed Talindert Stakes (1100m) into a walk in the park.
Media Release - Saturday February 16
Lightly raced three-year-old Surely Sacred showed he will be awfully hard to beat in the Group I Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) in a fortnight when he scored handsomely in the Group II Schweppes Avondale Guineas (2100m) at Ellerslie.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 16
The way the Godolphin juveniles are firing of late the international powerhouse may make up half of the Golden Slipper field.
Media Release - Saturday February 16
The opening act of The Auction, a ground-breaking partnership between ARQANA and show jumping organiser EEM (Christophe Ameeuw), generated some highly promising results.
Tara Madgwick - Friday February 15
Talented filly Andrassy Avenue was super impressive when racing clear for a dominant victory at Moonee Valley on Friday night.
Media Release - Friday February 15
Nanango–based trainer Glenn Richardson is enjoying a hot-winning streak with his $4,800 gavelhouse Australia purchase Bel Seleva who notched her fourth in a row on Saturday at Gladstone.
Racenet - Friday February 15
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.
Racenet - Friday February 15
This week’s barrier trial report on the older unraced horses for the past week – all unraced triallers with breeding and sale data.
Mark Smith - Friday February 15
It must be quite soul destroying for a breeder to send a young, well-performed, superbly-bred mare to the best stallion in the land and have the result come up negative.
Media Release - Friday February 15
The biggest and best domestic and international buying bench will present owners, breeders and vendors witha world class opportunity on the Gold Coast this May and June.
Tara Madgwick - Friday February 15
Young Exceed and Excel stallion Knight Exemplar posted his first winner at Wagga on Thursday with a dominant debut win for three year-old gelding Feel the Knight.
Media Release - Friday February 15
Hall of Fame trainer Murray Baker has made a habit of winning Derbys in recent years and reckons he will have a good idea if he can add another one after Saturday's Group II Schweppes Avondale Guineas (2100m) at Ellerslie.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday February 14
Two well bred three year-old fillies cast off maiden status at Pakenham on Thursday, one of them a half-sister to a Group I winner and the other out of a Group I winner.
Media Release - Thursday February 14
Murrulla Stud capped off “the week of a lifetime’’ when an Unencumbered colt they offered topped today’s inaugural Highway Session at Riverside Stables.
Media Release - Thursday February 14
The progeny of leading young sire ShamExpress (O’Reilly) continued their winning ways at Te Aroha on Wednesday with a raceday double.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday February 14
The 2019 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale produced it's share of pinhook winners with Newhaven Park selling two of the top three most profitable youngsters.
Media Release - Thursday February 14
A once in a lifetime opportunity for a young horse person with animal welfare at heart to run their very own profitable OTT program.
Media Release - Thursday February 14
The first Tuesday in November, 2001.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday February 14
Classy Tasmanian based sire Needs Further was in hot form at Launceston on Wednesday delivering the quinella in the Listed Gold Sovereign Stakes with undefeated filly Mystical Pursuit scoring a narrow victory over Deroche.
Media Release - Wednesday February 13
Goulburn trainer Kurt Goldman will be braced with a $50,000 credit at tomorrow’s inaugural Highway Session (Classic Book 2) after Safe Landing won today’s Country Highway at Warwick Farm.
Media Release - Wednesday February 13
The Championships has attracted a record number of nominations, bursting through the 1500-mark, following the closing deadline for the sixth running of the highly-successful series.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday February 13
The performance of first season sires at the 2019 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale produced some interesting results with the highest average for a sire with three or more yearlings sold going to No Nay Never (USA) ahead of Kermadec, Exosphere and Press Statement.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday February 13
The juvenile maiden at Warwick Farm on Wednesday looked a strong affair on paper with victory going to talented Wandjina colt Deep Chill, who will now be aimed towards Group I races such as the ATC Sires Produce Stakes and Champagne Stakes.
Media Release - Wednesday February 13
Referred to as ‘tough and tenacious’ by her trainer Mick Price, the daughter of Magnus, Princess Of Queens has now added a Group win to her hot run of form.
Media Release - Wednesday February 13
Savabeel siblings Hasahalo and Hasabro made a pleasing return to the track on Tuesday for Ardmore trainer Stephen McKee at the Cambridge trials.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday February 12
A full brother to Australian Horse of the Year Lankan Rupee, four year-old Redoute’s Choice stallion Regal Stage made a winning debut at Gosford on Tuesday.
Media Release - Tuesday February 12
An emotional Tim Nolan of Murrulla Stud struggled to find the right words to describe just what it meant to be the new record holder of a Classic yearling.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday February 12
It’s only Tuesday and already it’s been a big week for Darley’s young I Am Invincible son Brazen Beau, who has moved to the top of the Australian First Season Sires List by earnings and had two cracking colts set the sale ring alight at Riverside Stables on Tuesday selling for $550,000 and $480,000.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday February 12
Proven Thoroughbreds enjoyed plenty of success with Choisir gelding Sir Moments, who won over $800,000 and they will be having more fun with this impressive maiden winner by Choisir at Gosford on Tuesday who has a sibling headed for the 2019 Tasmanian Magic Millions Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday February 12
The action continues at the 2019 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale on Thursday with the Highway Session and Bowness Stud have seven more youngsters to tempt buyers that are all BOBS eligible and include the half-brother to Caulfield Guineas winner Long John.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday February 12
The 2019 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale continues on Thursday with the Highway Session and Holbrook Thoroughbreds will offer a further seven yearlings all BOBS eligible.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday February 12
Kooringal Stud is excited to announce that dual Group One winning stallion Prized Icon will join our roster in 2019.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday February 12
The list for Daily Debutants on Tuesday includes the full brother to an Australian Horse of the Year.
Media Release - Monday February 11
It takes a bit to shock Newhaven Park’s John Kelly, but a “totally unexpected’’ result saw their Star Witness filly top Day 3 of the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.
Media Release - Monday February 11
Smart Cambridge sprinter Ardrossan is to continue his Group One path in Australia.
Racenet - Monday February 11
Brazen Beau’s Tassort gave no reason to doubt his Golden Slipper favouritism when scoring an impressive barrier trial win in an interesting set of heats at Rosehill on Monday morning.
Mark Smith - Monday February 11
Following a debut win at Hanshin back in March last year, the $850,000 Inglis Easter graduate Fratelli lost his way at his next three starts but the son of Frankel looked to be back at the top of his game when keeping up a relentless gallop to win eased down by nine lengths in a 1900 metres allowance at Kyoto on February 8.
Media Release - Sunday February 10
There were tears then cheers as the hammer fell on lot 249 on Day 2 of the Inglis Classic Sale when Jilly Henderson’s Noogee Park sold the day’s top lot.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday February 10
On Friday, Godolphin tasted stakes success in Tasmania with Epaulette three year-old Cossetot and on Sunday were back in the winner’s circle in Hobart with another Epaulette three year-old after Rock Dove captured the Listed Strutt Stakes (2100m).
Mark Smith - Sunday February 10
Former Widden Stud resident and now China-based stallion Tickets was represented by his first stakes-winner when the local hope Eastender turned back the interstate challenge in Sunday’s Group III Hobart Cup (2400m).
Mark Smith - Sunday February 10
The legend of Tasmania’s latest star, Mystic Journey, continues to grow after the daughter of Needs Further came from last to run down the near $1 million earner Hellova Street in Sunday’s Magic Millions Thomas Lyons Stakes at Hobart.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday February 10
Newgate Farm's exciting young sire Deep Field added two new stakes horses to his tally on Saturday with Hawker Hurricane a strong finishing third in the Group III MRC Blue Diamond Prelude at Caulfield and Cosmic Force a fine second in the Listed ATC Lonhro Plate at Warwick Farm.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday February 10
Exciting two-year-old prospect Harlow kicked off an outstanding day for trainer Jamie Richards and the Te Akau Racing team when she came from last to win on debut over 1200m at Te Rapa on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Sunday February 10
Making his return to racing after being skittled on the first turn in the Melbourne Cup, Godolphin’s import Avilius (GB) looked a long way off the finished article in the saddling paddock but he looked a million dollars at the finish of Saturday’s Group III T S Carlyon Cup at Caulfield.
Mark Smith - Sunday February 10
Winner of a Listed race at Morphettville in December, fourth behind the high-class Whispering Brook in a Group II at Moonee Valley in January, Princess Of Queens continued her run of hot form when winning Saturday’s Group III Bellmaine Stakes at Caulfield and trainer Mick Price credits the rejuvenation of the 5-year-old daughter of Magnus to her regular trips to the beach.
Media Release - Sunday February 10
The sky’s the limit for exciting young galloper Samizdat after an incredible win in the $150,000 Magic Millions WA 3YO Trophy (1200m) at Pinjara on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Sunday February 10
In this business timing is everything, just ask Twin Hills Stud's Olly Tait.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday February 10
With more than double the number of stakes-winners of any other sire this season, Yarraman Park’s I Am Invincible enjoyed another super Saturday with a new stakes-winner in Crack the Code, an unbeaten Blue Diamond contender in I Am Immortal and the winning return of established star filly Fiesta.
Media Release - Sunday February 10
Fillies dominated the opening night of the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, featuring in five of the top six lots at Riverside Stables.
Racenet - Saturday February 9
Castelvecchio - a colt “destined for big things’’ by an up-and-coming stallion described as “the new Zabeel’’ – today won the inaugural running of the $2m Listed Inglis Millennium at Warwick Farm.
Racenet - Saturday February 9
Star filly Fiesta (I Am Invincible x Now Now) shone brightly at Warwick Farm, bravely running past Golden Slipper winner Estijaab to win the $1million Inglis Sprint.
Racenet - Saturday February 9
$40,000 Select Sale graduate On The Rocks (NZ) (Alamosa) was already a dual Group 2 winner who had delivered priceless thrills for his owners, but he went to a new level in Saturday’s $400,000 Group 1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa.
Racenet - Saturday February 9
Bought for just $57,500 at the 2016 Premier Sale, Melody Belle (NZ) (Commands) is now a four-time Group 1 winner.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 9
The Tony McEvoy-trained Manuel had one stakes win, the Listed Kilmore Cup, to his name so it looked like connections were having a throw at the stumps when they entered the five-year-old Commands gelding against a field of seasoned Group 1 performers in Saturday’s C F Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 9
Sun Stud’s highly popular stallion Fiorente (IRE) has a live chance in the Group 1 Australian Guineas with the progressive Hawkshot who carried the Sun Bloodstock colours to an imperious victory in Saturday's Group II Hyland Race Colours Autumn Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 9
Two courageous overachieving daughters of Not A Single Doubt fought out a thrilling finish to Saturday’s Group II Breeders Classic at Warwick Farm.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 9
The two-year-old Lonhro filly Lyre came off a maiden win at Sale to give trainer Anthony Freedman both divisions of Blue Diamond Preludes at Caulfield on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 9
The Kris Lees-trained Gem Song proved he is the real deal with a well-deserved maiden stakes win in Saturday’s Group III Aquis Farm Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) at Warwick Farm.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 9
Making his first start for Chris Waller after transferring from Darren Weir, the speedy Nicconi gelding Nature Strip needed little more than a working gallop around the Caulfield track to win Saturday’s Group II Rubiton Stakes (1100m).
Mark Smith - Saturday February 9
The Mick Price-trained 3yo filly Crack The Code has been beaten just once in five starts, that coming when unplaced in the Group III National Stakes at Morphettville at two last May, but the daughter of I Am Invincible showed she belongs in stakes company with a fighting win in Saturday’s Group III Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 9
The Godolphin juvenile train rolled on at Warwick Farm on Saturday when the Exceed And Excel colt Bivouac broke his maiden in the Listed Lonhro Plate (1100m).
Mark Smith - Friday February 8
The Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale has a wonderful ambassador in the $10,000 filly Life On The Wire.
Mark Smith - Friday February 8
The choice of the consistent gelding Cossetot to be Godolphin’s first representative in Tasmania paid off big-time when the son of Epaulette scored a dominant win in Friday’s $150,000 Listed Tasmanian Derby (2200m) at Hobart.
Racenet - Friday February 8
The 93rd National Yearling Sales Series kicked off at Ellerslie with two million dollar races in what is the culmination of years of breeding, hard work getting a horse ready for the sale ring and then the training it takes to have a runner on the richest night of racing in New Zealand.
Racenet - Friday February 8
Now Now – the dam of dual Group winner and Group 1 placegetter Fiesta – has been added to what is shaping as a stellar line-up of breeding stock at The Chairman’s Sale.
Racenet - Friday February 8
With animal welfare a major talking point in the racing industry in recent weeks, Aquis have taken the pro-active step of appointing an independent animal welfare officer to cover all of their operations.
Racenet - Friday February 8
This week’s barrier trial report on the older unraced horses for the past week – all unraced triallers with breeding and sale data.
Racenet - Friday February 8
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.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday February 7
A big set of 17 trials at Randwick on Thursday featured some of the potential autumn big guns with $6million earner Happy Clapper winning his heat and the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott stable tasting success with the top priced colt and filly from Magic Millions 2018.
Media Release - Thursday February 7
The Carter family of Jomara Bloodstock are enjoying adding value on the racetrack to their gavelhouse purchase Sasanqua with the well-bred mare notching up an impressive maiden victory yesterday for the family.
Media Release - Thursday February 7
Ardrossan has got hearts aflutter.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday February 7
The inaugural $2million Inglis Millennium has drawn an interesting field of 15 with runners ranging in price from $42,000 for Biscara up to $750,000 for Espaaniyah, so a Sale Mail makes for interesting reading.
Mark Smith - Thursday February 7
Back in the 1960’s and 70’s a form reversal or bad ride was often greeted with a torrent of abuse by punters venting their frustrations, but a ruckus was a little less common among the gentry at the sales ring.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday February 7
Widden Stud’s young Exceed and Excel stallion Outreach had just one yearling sell in Book One at Magic Millions that made $180,000 and that small taste of better things to come looks set to bear fruit in the Inglis Classic sale ring with 14 youngsters catalogued for sale.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday February 7
Scoring an impressive debut win at Scottsville in South Africa on Wednesday was two year-old colt Share Holder, a modest $24,000 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale purchase for his trainer Paul Lafferty.
Media Release - Thursday February 7
The New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series is likely to have a new leader following the running of the seventh leg, the $100,000 Group 2 Cambridge Stud Sir Tristram Fillies’ Classic at Te Rapa on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday February 6
‘Bred in the Cold , Hot on the Track’ - it’s time to check out a quality draft of nine Inglis Classic yearlings by up and coming sires from Southern Highlands nursery Rheinwood Pastoral.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday February 6
Torryburn Stud are no strangers to success at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale having sold star Hong Kong sprinter Hot King Prawn at this sale in 2016.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday February 6
A $1million purchase from the 2018 NZB Book One Yearling Sale, Fastnet Rock colt Conqueror was well fancied when making his debut at Sandown on Wednesday , but had to settle for second place behind another son of Fastnet Rock in the race favourite Game Keeper.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday February 6
The familiar grey and red diagonal stripe colours of well known Sydney owner Alan Bell have been carried by some outstanding horses and this three year-old debut winner at Randwick on Wednesday may well end up adding his name to the list.