Tara Madgwick - Monday November 23
November has been a great month for Kingstar Farm’s young Fastnet Rock stallion Bull Point with four impressive new winners highlighted by exciting two year-old Readily Availabull, who scored a fast finishing win in the $250,000 Magic Millions Clockwise Classic (1000m) at Ballarat on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday November 23
There are a lot of ways at looking at our leading sires list, but as we come to the end of spring an assessment of the elite sires by number of stakes winners is always interesting.
Media Release - Monday November 23
The release of New Zealand Bloodstock’s catalogues for the 95th National Yearling Sales Series has kicked off the countdown to the New Zealand thoroughbred industry’s biggest week of the year. 
Media Release - Monday November 23
Inglis graduates were to the fore on the international stage over the weekend with big-race winners in both Singapore and Hong Kong.
Media Release - Monday November 23
Currently in Australia covering his fourth book of mares to Southern Hemisphere time, Triple Crown hero American Pharoah hit another major milestone last week when his Group I-winning 2-year-old son Van Gogh (2c American Pharoah x Imagine, by Sadler’s Wells) was named Europe’s Cartier Champion 2-Year-Old Colt.
Breednet - Monday November 23
Here is the full list of 22 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia on Monday with winners and result details.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday November 22
At Sha Tin on Sunday exciting Deep Field gelding Winning Dreamer kept his record at a perfect five for five when scoring a stylish win over 1200m.
Media Release - Sunday November 22
The catalogue for the 2021 Classic Yearling Sale is NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday November 22
Classy Pierro stayer Furore won the 2019 Hong Kong Derby and is back in top form landing the HK$4.5 million G2 Jockey Club Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin on Sunday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday November 22
Torryburn Stud bred and sold sprinter Hot King Prawn will carry high hopes into the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) in three weeks’ time after shrugging off a wide passage and nine rivals to win the G2 Jockey Club Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin on Sunday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday November 22
Australian bred Medaglia D’Oro (USA) gelding Golden Sixty, Hong Kong’s latest racing sensation, continued his seemingly inexorable march to December and Group I glory with his tenth consecutive win in the HK$4.5 million Group II Jockey Club Mile (1600m).
Mark Smith - Sunday November 22
Champion jockey Craig Williams went to Kilmore on Sunday for just one ride, and he made it count when giving Pancho a peach in the $150,000 Listed bet365 Kilmore Cup (1600m).
Mark Smith - Saturday November 21
Godolphin’s Dubawi entire Ghaiyyath has been crowned as the Cartier Horse of the Year.
Mark Smith - Saturday November 21
Seven days after claiming the Group III WA Champion Fillies Stakes, Watch Me Dance emulated the deeds of Arcadia Queen when she led home a 1-2 for I’m All The Talk in Saturday’s $500,000 Group II Sky Racing-W.A. Guineas (1600m) at Ascot.
Mark Smith - Saturday November 21
Leading trainer Michael Clements had three runners in Saturday’s $1 million Group 1 Singapore Gold Cup (2000m) at Kranji Racecourse including the favourite Top Knight, but he could not overcome his lightly weighted stablemate Big Hearted.
Mark Smith - Saturday November 21
The five-year-old Reliable Man (GB) mare Inspirational Girl provided owners Bob and Sandra Peters, trainers Grant and Alana Williams and jockey William Pike with a third consecutive winner of the $1 million Group 1 Kirin-Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on Saturday.
Breednet - Saturday November 21
Here is the full list of 104 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Media Release - Saturday November 21
Enigmatic Fastnet Rock stayer In A Twinkling was on his best behaviour as he secured his second Group III Franklin Auctions Counties Cup (2100m) with a gritty effort on Saturday.
Media Release - Saturday November 21
Exciting four-year-old Levante made a stunning return to the racetrack as she produced her trademark whirlwind finish to take out the Listed Haunui Farm Counites Bowl (1100m) at Pukekohe.
Mark Smith - Saturday November 21
A rejuvenated Archedemus looked quite sour in the paddock but was on his best behaviour to land Saturday's $1 million The Gong (1600m) at Kembla Grange.
Mark Smith - Saturday November 21
Verry Elleegant has been flying the flag in Australia for New Zealand-based stallion Zed, but she has an able backup in the tough-as-teak gelding Irish Flame who overcame a wide run to do best in a thrilling finish to Saturday's $500,000 Listed Sportsbet Ballarat Cup (2000m).
Breednet - Saturday November 21
Trainer Glen Harvey capped a week he will never forget when two-year-old filly Brix upset predictions by taking out the Listed Fasttrack Insurance 2YO Stakes (1100m) at Pukekohe on Saturday.
Breednet - Saturday November 21
Talented mare Media Sensation backed up an eye-catching performance at the Ellerslie trials earlier this month with a comprehensive front-running effort to take out the feature event for the fillies and mares at Pukekohe on Saturday, the Gr.2 Dunstan Feeds Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1400m).
Mark Smith - Saturday November 21
Warwick Farm-based trainer John Sargent made the trip south to Victoria worthwhile when the first starter Readily Availabull finished best in Saturday's $250,000 Magic Millions 2YO Clockwise Classic (1000m) at Ballarat.
Mark Smith - Saturday November 21
Here is a young horse with a future. Vowmaster kept his record at a perfect two for two with a thumping win over 1000 metres at Moonee valley on Friday night.
Tara Madgwick - Friday November 20
The most successful European first crop sire in history, Tally Ho Stud’s Mehmas has had a big fee increase for 2021.
Breednet - Friday November 20
Here is the full list of 43 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Media Release - Friday November 20
The G1-winning dam of unbeaten 2YO filly Sneaky Five is among several high quality offerings in the latest Inglis Digital Online Sale that is now live for bidding.
Tara Madgwick - Friday November 20
A full sister to multiple Group II winning sprinter Zoutori, the Chris Waller trained Kiku cast off maiden status with a stylish victory at Rosehill on Friday.
Tara Madgwick - Friday November 20
Godolphin enjoyed plenty of Group I success with dashing High Chaparral entire Contributer (IRE) and when he retired to stand at Mapperley Stud in New Zealand they supported him with a number of mares and one of those is the dam of promising stayer Dhakuri, who opened his account at Rosehill on Friday.
Media Release - Friday November 20
Cambridge trainer Glen Harvey will be looking to cap what has been a memorable week in style when he lines-up Miss Ipenema and Brix in the Listed Fasttrack Insurance 2YO Stakes (1100m) at Pukekohe on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Friday November 20
First season sires have good representation right around the country on Saturday with 11 stallions set to have runners.
Media Release - Thursday November 19
Together for Racing International (TfRI) – a global alliance to promote and progress education, community engagement, and career opportunities in the thoroughbred industry – has launched the website togetherforracinginternational.com.
Breednet - Thursday November 19
Here is the full list of 30 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Media Release - Thursday November 19
With a brilliant closure to what has been an outstanding two days of trading, New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale broke their own record in the final moments of Day Two. 
Media Release - Thursday November 19
Masterton bloodstock agent Bruce Perry struck late on day 2 of the New Zealand Bloodstock Ready To Run Sale when going to $450,000 to secure a quality colt by Tavistock.
Media Release - Thursday November 19
As the curtain came down on a successful New Zealand Bloodstock Ready To Run Sale, a colt by Savabeel out of the O’Reilly mare Miss Opulence, a half-sister to multiple Group One winners Sir Slick and Puccini, stole the limelight late in the piece, topping the sale at $700,000.
Mark Smith - Thursday November 19
Just three of the 12 acceptors in Saturdays $250,000 Magic Millions 2yo Clockwise Classic (1000m) at Ballarat have had a start, and only one has won. So, if early betting is any guide, it looks the right spot for Winning Rupert to get off the mark with a valuable prize.
Media Release - Thursday November 19
Nearly 17 years after Te Akau Principal David Ellis bought five-time Group One winner Darci Brahma at Karaka, he returned to New Zealand Bloodstock’s sales complex to buy what he has deemed to be his best son.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday November 19
Champion sire Exceed and Excel made a splash at the Karaka Ready To run Sale earlier today with a $525,000 colt and then gave us an impressive maiden winner at Hawkesbury carrying the colours of her breeder and part-owner Kia Ora Stud.
Media Release - Thursday November 19
Cambridge trainer John Bell had to do a second take when he saw lot 169 at New Zealand Bloodstock’s Karaka sales complex this week.
Media Release - Wednesday November 18
The US Gr.1 winner Honor in War who is remembered for his straight-long tussle with champion Takeover Target in the Villiers-Gr.2 (1400m), a race he was awarded on protest, has died at his long-time home Dara Farm in the lower Hunter Valley.
Media Release - Wednesday November 18
Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale ended today following 10 days of competitive trade for quality broodmares, broodmare and stallion prospects, weanlings and horses of racing age, including nine horses sold for $1 million or more, while recording strong participation from many prominent domestic and foreign horsemen who make up the sale company’s deep buying bench.
Media Release - Wednesday November 18
New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale cemented its unrivalled position in the two-year-old sale market with strong international and domestic buying benches represented on the opening day of the Sale. 
Mark Smith - Wednesday November 18
The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Belieber broke his maiden in some style at in an 1100 metre maiden at Wyong on Thursday, the second impressive winner from this family in the past few weeks.
Media Release - Wednesday November 18
Turning $5,100 into $230,000 in the space of 15 months is a massive feat and one Glen Harvey is proud of.
Breednet - Wednesday November 18
Here is the full list of 44 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Media Release - Wednesday November 18
2020 has been a lifechanging year for many, and Finbarr Leahy has been no exception.
Media Release - Wednesday November 18
International buyers may not have been able to be at Karaka for New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready To Run Sale on Wednesday, but the sales company’s newly established online bidding platform meant they were still able to be a part of the action.
Media Release - Wednesday November 18
Sam Williams isn’t the first to sell a broodmare only to have her progeny come out and perform with distinction a short time later, but he isn’t losing sleep over it, in fact he couldn’t be happier with the result.
Media Release - Wednesday November 18
Brendan and Jo Lindsay’s black and gold checked silks have been prominent on Karaka Million night in the last couple of years through the deeds of Probabeel, and the Cambridge Stud principals are hoping they have another filly that can pick up her mantle.
Media Release - Tuesday November 17
Waikato horseman Chad Orsmby has his fingers in a lot pies, but he wouldn’t have it any other way.
Media Release - Tuesday November 17
Lyndhurst Farm have a proud history selling at the New Zealand Bloodstock Ready To Run Sale and that is set to continue at Karaka this week.
Breednet - Tuesday November 17
Here is the full list of 31 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Breednet - Tuesday November 17
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.
Media Release - Tuesday November 17
South Auckland trainers Peter and Dawn Williams are looking forward to heading to Pukekohe on Saturday where Media Sensation will make her raceday resumption in the Gr.2 Dunstan Feeds Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1400m).
Media Release - Monday November 16
Over the years I have written ad nauseum about what the ATO considers to be a “business” of horse breeding and/or racing for income tax purposes.
Media Release - Monday November 16
With no overseas buyers being present at Karaka for this year’s New Zealand Bloodstock Ready To Run Sale, vendors have been forced to be a bit more creative with their marketing, and leading vendor Riversley Park has been no exception.
Breednet - Monday November 16
Here is the full list of 23 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Media Release - Monday November 16
Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria (TBV) celebrated the successes of the Victorian industry virtually last night.
Breednet - Monday November 16
Time to look at Day Four of quality two year-olds on offer by Kilgravin Lodge at the New Zealand Bloodstock Ready To Run Sale of 2YO’s, this time youngsters by Astern (2), Per Incanto, Reliable Man and El Hermano.
Tara Madgwick - Monday November 16
Godolphin unleashed two smart juvenile winners last Saturday in Anamoe and Sliders with the Hawkesbury trials on Monday showcasing another filly that has future winner for them written all over her.
Media Release - Monday November 16
After an extensive period of consultation and industry review, the Racing Australia Board has finalised and approved a broad set of new traceability rules.  The new rules will enhance and extend the traceability of Thoroughbred horses during breeding, racing and retirement while they are within the industry’s jurisdiction.
Media Release - Monday November 16
Group I performer Supera will resume what will be her last preparation when she tackles the Gr.oup II Dunstan Feeds Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) at Pukekohe on Saturday.
Media Release - Monday November 16
For the second time this spring the Melbourne based pedigree analyst Kristen Manning was cheering home a stakes winner when, at Doomben on Saturday, Jonker raced away to a record-breaking victory in the Listed Keith Noud Quality.
Media Release - Monday November 16
Leading Victorian based sire by winners, MAGNUS has notched up winner #50 for the 2020/21 season – placing him 7th overall on the national premiership.
Media Release - Sunday November 15
Unprecedented support from breeders across Australasia has led to Magic Millions unveiling a star studded catalogue, to sell across seven consecutive days for the first time, at the 2021 Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
Mark Smith - Sunday November 15
Buyers and vendors alike will have to go into immediate training to survive seven consecutive days of the Magic Millions yearling sale at the Gold Coast in January, which has attracted a catalogue of 1273 lots.
Mark Smith - Sunday November 15
With his penultimate crop of 40 live foals on the track this season and 23 to follow from his last hurrah, Redoute’s Choice is most likely going to fall just short of an incredible 200 stakes-winners from his long and storied career.
Craig Tompson, Breednet - Sunday November 15
Time to look at more quality two year-olds on offer by Kilgravin Lodge at the New Zealand Bloodstock Ready To Run Sale of 2YO’s by Pierro, Choisir, Charm Spirit, Flying Artie and Ocean Park.
Media Release - Sunday November 15
Top-class mare Sweet Deal (Casino Prince x Dorothy Evelyn) posted a career best performance to win today’s $1m TAB The Hunter at Newcastle.
Mark Smith - Saturday November 14
A rare heavy track at Ascot was not enough to halt the 4-start winning streak of the Dundeel gelding Truly Great in Saturday’s Group III RJ Peters Stakes (1500m).
Mark Smith - Saturday November 14
Winless since kickstarting his career with runaway wins at Wyong and Newcastle back in December 2017, Jonker made a statement for his new stable when lowering Takeover Targets Doomben 1200m course record in Saturday’s Listed Keith Noud Quality.
Mark Smith - Saturday November 14
It took just two starts for Missile Mantra to earn her first stakes win but another 14 starts to add a second, which came in Saturday’s Group III Summoned Stakes (1500m) at Sandown.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday November 14
Golden Slipper winning sire Capitalist just missed siring two new winners on Saturday, but the potential shown by Forbes and Snowdrop was impossible to miss.
Breednet - Saturday November 14
Here is the full list of 115 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia on Saturday with winners and result details.
Mark Smith - Saturday November 14
After 129 weeks and at his nineteenth start in his adopted homeland, the Mike Moroney-trained Sound (GER) finally found his way to the winner's circle in Saturday's Group II Quayclean Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday November 14
So You Think started the day well at Sandown with a stakes quinella after Carif and Realm of Flowers went one - two in the Listed MRC Sandown Cup (3200m) and kept the winning run going when So Si Bon won the Group III MRC Eclipse Stakes (1800m).
Mark Smith - Saturday November 14
We have been effusive in our praise for the no thrills Casino Prince mare Sweet Deal who put a stamp on her career with a typically spirited performance in Saturday’s $1million The Hunter at Newcastle.
Breednet - Saturday November 14
Time to look at the next five quality two year-olds on offer by Kilgravin Lodge at the New Zealand Bloodstock Ready To Run Sale of 2YO’s by Capitalist, Shocking, Per Incanto, Iffraaj and Divine Prophet.
Mark Smith - Saturday November 14
John Singleton's promising homebred Redoute's Choice colt The Elanora made it two wins from four starts with a maiden stakes success in Saturday's N.Z Bloodstock NJC Spring Stakes (1600m).
Mark Smith - Saturday November 14
It is not for nothing that Rhys and Chloe Smiths Kulani Park have a well-earned reputation as the king of pinhookers. Two foals bred by Jenny Watson and purchased by Kulani Park out of the fertile paddocks in Tasmania made it a memorable day out at Sandown on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday November 14
There was steward’s room drama after the finish of the Listed MRC Sandown Cup (3200m) on Saturday with runner-up Realm of Flowers lodging a protest against first past the post Carif, but whatever the outcome, So You Think was always going to have the winner of the race!
Media Release - Saturday November 14
The Roger James and Robert Wellwood stable capped off a superb week when classy mare Concert Hall captured the G2 Gartshore Tauranga Stakes (1600m) at Tauranga on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday November 14
Ruakaka raider Dragon Storm produced the performance of his life when he took out the Group III Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup (3200m) at Riccarton in a thrilling finish to the time-honoured event.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday November 14
The Group II MRC Sandown Guineas (1600m) on Saturday lost the favourite Aysar, when he was scratched earlier in the day due to a mishap in the tie up stalls, but the race produced a battle royal between two talented three year-olds in All Too Hard gelding Allibor and Deep Field filly Sweet Reply with a head separating them at the finish.
Mark Smith - Saturday November 14
Rosemont resident Shamus Award continues to go from strength to strength, and his first crop son Shamino added a second stakes win to his record in Saturday's Listed Clanbrooke Doveton Stakes (1000m) at Sandown.
Mark Smith - Saturday November 14
The last start Linlithgow Stakes winner Kemalpasa did not give supporters that backed him into favouritism a moment of concern in Saturday’s Group III  Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m) at Sandown.
Media Release - Saturday November 14
The potent combination of trainer Jamie Richards and rider Opie Bosson were back doing what they do best on Saturday — winning Group One races — as they combined to guide Kahma Lass to victory in the Group I Barneswood Farm New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday November 14
The powerful Godolphin stable unleashed two exciting juveniles by Street Boss (USA) on Saturday in less than an hour with Anamoe winning the Listed MRC Merson Cooper Stakes at Sandown and then promising filly Sliders winning the $127,000 Max Lees Classic (900m) at Newcastle.
Media Release - Saturday November 14
In a battle that most pundits expected, speedy two-year-old Avonallo turned the tables on rival Follow Your Dreams to take out Saturday’s Listed Frantic Bloodstock Welcome Stakes (1000m) at Riccarton.
Mark Smith - Saturday November 14
A perfectly times ride by Daniel Stackhouse paved the way for Shadwell Stud’s high-priced Savabeel filly Hindaam to open her stakes account in Saturday’s Listed Joy Holt Twilight Glow Stakes (1400m) at Sandown.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday November 14
Godolphin won the Listed MRC Merson Cooper Stakes (1000m) last year with talented Street Boss (USA) colt Hanseatic and they won it again at Sandown on Saturday with another colt by the same sire in Anamoe.
Tara Madgwick - Friday November 13
The Irish National Stud have announced 2021 service fees with reductions right across the board for their roster including for their champion sire Invincible Spirit, now 23 years of age.
Breednet - Friday November 13
Here is the full list of 56 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia on Friday with winners and result details.
Media Release - Friday November 13
Promising juvenile Wakiri was backed into $1.10 favouritism for the McIntosh Cranes/Team DH. Inter Building LTD 2YO (1000m) at Awapuni on Friday and won accordingly.
Tara Madgwick - Friday November 13
First season sires are set to play a role on Saturday with runners around the country including youngsters contesting the Max Lees Classic at Newcastle and Listed MRC Merson Cooper Stakes at Sandown.
Breednet - Friday November 13
Eion and Megan Kemp’s Matamata farm Kilgravin Lodge are consistently among the leading vendors at the New Zealand Bloodstock Ready To Run Sale of 2YO’s and this year have an outstanding draft of 25 2yo’s by 20 sires.
Media Release - Friday November 13
Significant pedigree updates to the 2020 Ready to Run Sale catalogue have come thick and fast throughout the spring, right up to and including the prestigious New Zealand Cup carnival in Christchurch this week. 
Media Release - Friday November 13
For one filly among a star-studded line-up for the Group One Barneswood Farm 48th New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton, Saturday’s $300,000 feature will be a giant step towards the coveted title of New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year.