Wednesday June 19
Victorians celebrated at Royal Ascot overnight with Aussie bred and owned Flying Artie mare Asfoora following the path blazed successfully by many Aussie sprinters in the past when she charged home to win the Group I King Charles Stakes (5f).
Wednesday June 19
Aussie mare Asfoora captured the Group I King Charles Stakes for the sprinters at Royal Ascot on Day 1, but there were also two Group I races at1m with the St James’s Palace Stakes producing a vintage renewal featuring all three Euro Guineas winners and the Queen Anne Stakes very nearly won by an Aussie owned horse.
Tuesday June 18
Back in 2018, Fastnet Rock colt Merchant Navy was the toast of Royal Ascot when he beat some of Europe’s best sprinters to win the Group I Diamond Jubilee Stakes (6f) and six years on he now calls Kooringal Stud home and a hot winning run since the start of June will no doubt prick the ears of all mare owners in the Wagga district.
Tuesday June 18
Following recent successes and responding to industry requests Magic Millions is delighted to announce an exciting Virtual Sale on the eve of the breeding season.
Tuesday June 18
Seaton Park’s Scott Eagleton has been buoyed by inspections both on-farm and at Karaka on Tuesday ahead of Thursday’s New Zealand Bloodstock National Weanling Sale.
Tuesday June 18
Here is the full list of 27 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
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Tuesday June 18
Haunui Farm will again welcome four-time Group One winner and two-time Champion Miler Ribchester back in 2024 for his fifth season at stud in New Zealand.
Tuesday June 18
Promising three-year-old Eliud is expected to relish the step up to a middle distance when he makes his Australian debut on Saturday.
Tuesday June 18
Recent racetrack results have delivered a series of boosts to the catalogue for this week’s NZB National Weanling Sale at Karaka.
Tuesday June 18
Buyers have access to a high-quality and varied selection of bloodstock on Gavelhouse Plus this week, made up of an annual reduction sale by Elsdon Park and a unique dispersal of the Dewar Partnership.
Tuesday June 18
Group I Prix de Diane winner Sparkling Plenty was a rare offering at the Goffs London Sale overnight and duly sold for a record price of £8.1million ($A15.5m) although the sale was not without drama, while leading Australian trainers Gai Waterhouse and Ciaron Maher were also active at this iconic pre-Ascot bloodstock event.
Monday June 17
We often say about a sire ‘he’s never without a G1 horse’ and in the case of this stallion it’s true.
Monday June 17
Here is the full list of 23 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Monday June 17
Vinery Stud sires have been on fire over the last few days with young gun Exceedance producing Sydney metro winner on Saturday in Swift Falcon and on Monday he produced a stylish debut winner at Muswellbrook in the shape of Etude.
Monday June 17
Elson Boy continued his stunning run of form at the weekend to set up a winning offshore double for Kiltannon Stables.
Monday June 17
There were five heats won by juveniles at the Warwick Farm trials on Monday morning and they included unraced youngsters by Justify (USA) and Headwater, plus the half-sister to stakes-winner Commemorative that looks to have come back well.
Monday June 17
A $1.7million Inglis Easter purchase for Emirates Park, Snitzel filly Estijaab won the 2018 Golden Slipper for Emirates Park before embarking on a stud career in the Northern Hemisphere and her first born Frankel filly Ejaabiyah is making good progress in the UK and scored an impressive win overnight at Salisbury.
Monday June 17
The Group I Prix de Diane (2100m) was run at Chantilly overnight and a blanket finish saw Kingman filly Sparkling Plenty snatch victory on the line and she is entered for the Goffs London Sale this week.
Sunday June 16
The running of the Group I BRC JJ Atkins at Eagle Farm on Saturday brought to an end G1 juvenile racing in Australia for this season, but the Group I designator only tells part of the story for two year-old racing in this country which has become ever more lucrative if you have the right horse that can jump and run.
Sunday June 16
Here is the full list of 49 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Sunday June 16
The Inglis Great Southern Sale is done and dusted for this year, but a weanling filly that was bought from the sale in 2022 for $100,000 caught our eye on Sunday for both her pedigree and her talent.
Sunday June 16
Star Ambition is a clone of his sire Star Turn and looked more like a stallion letting down for the season than a 2-year-old making his career debut over 1000m at the Sunshine Coast.
Sunday June 16
A favourite with Hong Kong trainers, Capitalist posted a winning double at Sha Tin on Saturday and not to be outdone Russian Revolution also featured with a smart winner of his own.
Sunday June 16
Alabama Express has done a great job this season with his first crop of two year-olds and broke new ground on Saturday at Sha Tin when his first runner in the region returned a winner with Karate Express scoring on debut.
Sunday June 16
Just a week after siring juvenile stakes-winner Imperalist, Coolmore shuttler Churchill (IRE) struck again with his two year-olds siring the quinella at Bendigo on Saturday with the Peter Moody and Katherine Coleman trained Hazey Hill opening his account.
Sunday June 16
Elson Boy took his remarkable winning streak into the city on Saturday and just kept on rolling, collecting his sixth victory in a row in the A$160,000 Rosehill Bowling Club Handicap (1300m) in Sydney.
Sunday June 16
Caulfield has been a happy hunting ground for Mrs Chrissie, and the talented New Zealand-bred returned there on Saturday to score a stylish win in the A$80,000 MRC Plus Handicap (1100m).
Sunday June 16
Richard Laming’s decision to scratch Name Dropper from a A$27,000 midweek race at Sale paid dividends when the Kiwi-bred gelding took on city company at Sandown on Saturday and maintained his unbeaten record.
Saturday June 15
Here is the full list of 125 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Saturday June 15
Annabel Neasham made it three wins in the last four years of the $1,200,000 HKJC World Pool Q22 at Eagle Farm when Fawkner Park (IRE) left the field in his wake in the Group II feature.
Saturday June 15
There is no better bred stayer in Australia than Camelot gelding Sir Lucan (IRE) and while he can mix his form, the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained six year-old brought his A game to Rosehill on Saturday to win the Listed ATC Winter Cup (2400m).
Saturday June 15
Twelve years after Mid Summer Music scaled the heights in the Group 1 Stradbroke Hcp, her 3-year-old daughter Stefi Magnetica equalled the feat in the $3,000,000 feature at Eagle Farm.
Saturday June 15
The Godolphin homebred Broadsiding likely put a stamp on Champion 2yo honours following a bloodless victory in Saturday's Group 1 Ladbrokes JJ Atkins Stakes (1600m) at Eagle Farm.
Saturday June 15
Second to In Secret in the Group I VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington in 2022, C’Est Magique has always shown the makings of an elite sprinter which is why Tom Magnier decided to purchase the four year-old daughter of Zoustar for $1.7million at the Inglis Chairman’s Sale last month.
Saturday June 15
After a winning debut back in February last year, the Deep Field colt Bases Loaded has rung up placings in the Group 1 ATC Champagne Stakes, Group II Skyline Stakes, and Group II Pago Pago Stakes, so few could decry his stakes breakthrough in Saturday’s Group III Sky Racing Gunsynd Classic at Eagle Farm.
Saturday June 15
Astute trainer Bjorn Baker has had a good bit of luck with tried horses purchased through Inglis Digital and we can add ex-Godolphin stayer Alegron to the list after he powered home to win the $400,000 Group II BRC Brisbane Cup (3200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Saturday June 15
The 2023 NZB Ready To Run Sale topper, Megastar Heart, made another repayment when opening his stakes account with an incredibly courageous performance in Saturday's Listed SEN Oxlade Stakes (1300m) at Eagle Farm.
Saturday June 15
New Zealand import Strathtay has wasted no time in making his mark in Australia, scoring a runaway win at Rosehill on Saturday in his second start for the Chris Waller stable.
Saturday June 15
After three Group II placings from 18 starts, the Snitzel mare Willinga Beast made the trip to the National Broodmare Sale, where she was a $675,000 purchase for Arrowfield Stud and two weeks later rewarded her new owners with a stakes breakthrough in Listed the Maker's Mark Hinkler Hcp (1200m) at Eagle Farm.
Saturday June 15
Swiftfalcon continued on an upward trajectory with a barnstorming finish from the rear of the field in the Chandon Hcp (1400m) at Rosehill on Saturday to credit Vinery Stud’s Exceedance with his fifth first-crop winner.
Saturday June 15
Progressive Rubick gelding Freedom Rally just missed a start in the Group I BRC Stradbroke Handicap, but gained a nice consolation at Eagle Farm on Saturday when taking out the Listed BRC The Wayne Wilson (1600m) as a short priced favourite.
Saturday June 15
Windsor Park Stud’s triple Group I winning miler Circus Maximus (IRE) is on the board with his first winner in the Northern Hemisphere with talented filly Alerta Maxima saluting at Goodwood overnight at her second start.
Friday June 14
The Great Southern Sale today produced the highest-priced weanling colt sold this year to cap off an Inglis Breeding Stock Sales Series which has ended as the second best in history.
Friday June 14
Here is the full list of 31 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Friday June 14
Victorian Thoroughbred Racehorse Owners (TROA) Chairman, Jonathan Munz, has warned Victorian Racing Minister , Anthony Carbines, that it would be a huge mistake to appoint a new Racing Victoria chairman from amongst Racing Victoria’s much criticised incumbent directors.
Friday June 14
There were seven heats at the Randwick trials on Friday morning with some interesting unraced winners by So You Think , Fastnet Rock and I Am Invincible and the reappearance of a well regarded filly by Written Tycoon.
Friday June 14
Imports have won the past three runnings of the $1,200,000 Group II HkJC World Pool Q22 at Eagle Farm and have done much to elevate the race's status, which has been somewhat of a latecomer to the European invasion.
Friday June 14
After highly creditable performances in seven Group races during the New Zealand season, Mary Shan has an opportunity to prove herself across the Tasman in Saturday’s Gr.3 Gunsynd Classic (1600m) at Eagle Farm.
Friday June 14
Premier Waikato farm Rich Hill Stud and the Proisir Syndicate have thrown their support behind a worthy cause by offering a nomination to champion sire Proisir.
Friday June 14
Popular Queensland nursery Clear Mountain Fairview are having an open day on Sunday June 23rd from 1pm showcasing their roster of four stallions for this spring highlighted by exciting new addition Alpine Edge with the Frappell family delighted to welcome visitors to the farm.
Friday June 14
Group I racing for juveniles this season comes to an end on Saturday at Eagle Farm with the running of the $1million BRC JJ Atkins Stakes (1600m) and for the first time in a very long time we have a two year-old that won a Group I in Sydney during the autumn pressing on to Brisbane.
Thursday June 13
The sole progeny of Frankel in this year’s Great Southern Sale topped today’s Day 1 action at Oaklands, selling to New Zealander Gary Harding for $525,000.
Thursday June 13
Here is the full list of 43 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Thursday June 13
Hellbent will have two very good chances in the $3million Group I BRC Stradbroke Handicap this Saturday in high class mares Magic Time and Benedetta and another of his daughters caught the eye when resuming from a spell to win in style at Echuca on Thursday.
Thursday June 13
When Larneuk Stud, the prolific Victorian stud and nursery, was briefly offered for sale last year, principal, Neville Murdoch realised he was attached to the farm and the industry in a way that defies explanation.
Thursday June 13
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Thursday June 13
Highview Stud stallion Wrote (IRE) continues to show his versatility with a pair of notable winners in Hong Kong this week.
Thursday June 13
Offered as Lot 7 at the Inglis Great Southern Sale on Thursday morning, Rosemont Stud’s quality Frankel filly from Abby Hatcher (IRE) made an early splash when selling for $525,000.
Thursday June 13
Outstanding mare Enable dominated European racing from 2017 to 2020 winning 15 races – 11 of them Group I - and was twice crowned Horse of the Year, so the debut of her three year-old half-sister at Kempton overnight was the subject of keen interest.
Thursday June 13
The unbeaten two-year old filly HOT DARLING set a record for the highest priced lot ever sold on the Tattersalls Online platform when realising 460,000 guineas when purchased by Nurlan Bizakov’s Sumbe, having seen off strong international competition in today’s Pop-Up Online Sale.
Wednesday June 12
Here is the full list of 50 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Wednesday June 12
A share in Champion sire Zoustar has today become the most expensive stallion share ever sold at public auction in Australia, realising a sale-high $1.3m in the Inglis Digital June (Early) Online Sale.
Wednesday June 12
Promising three year-old I Am Invincible colt Invincible Shield failed to place in three starts in good company in Victoria last year including the Group II MVRC Stutt Stakes, but has found a new lease on life since joining the stable of Tony Gollan and powered to an ultra impressive win at Doomben on Wednesday.
Wednesday June 12
It’s a case of mission accomplished in Queensland for multiple Group One winner La Crique, who will now head for a spell in the warmer climes of the Sunshine State following her victory in last Saturday’s A$500,000 Magic Millions National Classic (1600m) at Eagle Farm.
Wednesday June 12
Six well-related 3-year-olds contested the Toyota Forklifts Maiden Plate (1400m) at Randwick-Kensington on Wednesday, resulting in a remarkable finish.
Wednesday June 12
The 1150m maiden at Randwick on Wednesday for colts and geldings produced a quinella for a couple of million dollar two year-old colts with Braveheart, the $1.3million full brother to King of Sparta, too good for Everybody Rise, $1.4million full brother to Russian Revolution.
Wednesday June 12
Pedigree watchers and trial watchers have been waiting with bated breath for a while now on the Peter and Snowden trained I Am Invincible filly I Found You who put the writing on the wall last month when beating Group I winning colt Broadsiding in a barrier trial at Randwick.
Wednesday June 12
Karaka Million riches are set to be amplified next season, with horses eligible for the lucrative NZB Karaka Millions Series racing for an additional $1m in bonuses.
Wednesday June 12
Group I racing restricted to three year-olds is complete for this year so we’ve taken a look at the break down of winners and it’s worth noting that of the 19 Group I races for this cohort, 16 of them are run at distances of 1600m or further.
Tuesday June 11
There were eight heats won by juveniles at the Rosehill trials on Tuesday morning including a couple of unraced youngsters by Written Tycoon and Too Darn Hot (GB), plus a very flashy Exceed and Excel colt that looks to have come back in great shape.
Tuesday June 11
Here is the full list of 24 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Tuesday June 11
With five barrier trials behind her, the 3-year-old I Am Invincible filly Lights Of Paradise looked the consummate professional when stepping out for the first time in the Coolmore Maiden Hcp (1200m) at Scone on Tuesday.
Tuesday June 11
Two smart Russian Revolution debutants fought out the finish of the Fantasy Cocktails Maiden Plate (1112m) on a bleak day at Sale on Tuesday, but unfortunately for punters, it was the $71 chance Don’t Russia, turning over the favourite Supervise.
Tuesday June 11
Take two for the long-awaited debut of the royally-bred Clear Thinking (GB), which proved worth the wait when she slammed the field by upwards of eight lengths in the Vinery's Hawaii Five Oh Maiden Plate (1000m) at Scone on Tuesday.
Tuesday June 11
Telemon Thoroughbreds have announced a new addition to their roster for 2024 with brilliant juvenile Red Resistance to stand alongside Sun City, Sidestep, Jungle Cat (IRE) and The Odyssey.
Monday June 10
Here is the full list of 35 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Monday June 10
The Go Bloodstock gold and white colours were in the winner’s list on Monday at Canterbury with the two year-old full brother to dual Group I winner September Run opening his account for the Waterhouse Bott stable.
Monday June 10
Breaking her maiden with a speedy front running performance at Canterbury on the holiday Monday in Sydney was the Brad Widdup trained Yes Yes Yes filly Maili.
Monday June 10
Hamilton trainers Graeme and Debbie Rogerson have enjoyed welcoming back a number of their stable stars this week ahead of their spring preparations.
Monday June 10
Westbury Stud’s classy sire Reliable Man (Fr) featured on Sunday in Germany when blueblood staying filly Erle took out the Group III Diana Trial (2000m) at Hoppegarten in a thrilling finish.
Monday June 10
Hot on the hoof of a six winner Saturday for Better Than Ready, Queensland’s Lyndhurst Stud has announced fees for its two stallions this spring.
Monday June 10
Darley shuttler Too Darn Hot (GB) goes from strength to strength with new stakes-winner Lava Stream in the UK overnight bringing his global tally of stakes-winners to nine with nearly 7% SW to runner.
Sunday June 9
After five seconds, a third and a fourth at his first seven starts, Bear Go Go shed his maiden tag with a two and half-length romp over 1200m at Hakodate on Sunday and credited the classy Fastnet Rock mare Lumosty with her first winner.
Sunday June 9
Here is the full list of 70 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Sunday June 9
The Brisbane Winter Carnival sees the last of the three year old classics for the season and the winners this year would have been hard to predict, but that’s what makes racing interesting so let’s take a look at the pedigrees and consider that if you want to breed a classic three year-old there is only one stallion standing in Australia this spring that has sired a Classic winner this
Sunday June 9
A fascinating result in an 1800m maiden at Kyoto on Sunday with Lys Gracieux’s brother Evolving nosing out Schwertlilie, the first foal of the WS Cox Plate heroine.
Sunday June 9
Leading Victorian nursery Blue Gum Farm have over 30 weanlings to offer at the Inglis Great Southern Sale next week and buyers will be making a swift path to their draft which includes three strapping colts by outstanding young sire Too Darn Hot (GB), who is poised to be crowned Australia’s Champion First Season Sire.
Sunday June 9
Twin Hills Stud is based at Cootamundra, so it’s an easy transit down the Hume Highway for the Inglis Great Southern Sale and Olly and Amber Tait are prepared to be busy with over 30 weanlings and several broodmares to present.
Sunday June 9
Suman Hedge and Sheriff Iskander celebrated their first G1 success in their own right today when tenacious filly Socks Nation outstayed Our Gold Hope in an Inglis graduates quinella in the G1 Queensland Oaks at Eagle Farm.
Sunday June 9
Pierro enjoyed a winning double at Randwick on Saturday with victory for progressive filly Bright Red and stakes performer War Eternal, who clocked up over $500,000 in prizemoney with his latest success.
Sunday June 9
Four-year-old gelding Virtuous Circle registered his first win in more than 650 days when taking out the RDA Daylesford Lesley Hewitt Trophy (2000m) at Flemington on Saturday for trainer Liam Howley.
Saturday June 8
Japanese bred Brave Smash (Jpn) has made a fine start to his stud career and with his first Yarraman Park bred foals set to arrive this spring the Group I winning sprinter added a new stakes-winner to his tally at Belmont in Perth on Saturday when progressive gelding Brave Spirit captured the Listed WATC Raconteur Stakes (1400m).
Saturday June 8
Here is the full list of 108 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Saturday June 8
The win of Vilana in Saturday’s $300,000 Group II The Star Moreton Cup (1200m) at Eagle Farm made it five winners on the day for James McDonald, who added the son Hallowed Crown to a list of Stradbroke hopefuls.
Saturday June 8
The master trainer of stayers, Ciaron Maher, dealt a body blow to punters when $101 chance Socks Nation scored a fighting win in Saturday’s $700,000 Group 1 Seven Queensland Oaks (2200m) at Eagle Farm.
Saturday June 8
With two of his three stakes-winners, Annabel Neasham has a good handle on the stock of Oakland Stud’s recruit Pariah, the latest coming with Ostraka, who put a competitive field of three-year-olds to the sword in Saturday’s Listed Ascot Green Queensland Day Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm.
Saturday June 8
Aga Khan Studs have had a hot winning run in Europe this year with two Classic winners carrying their colours in Epsom Oaks winner Ezeliya and French 1000 Guineas winner Rouhiya, not to mention a string of other stakes-winners and a tried horse they sold last year for €330,000 made a winning Australian debut in the Listed ATC Lord Mayor’s Cup (2000m) at Randwick.
Saturday June 8
A race-to-race double for Tony and Maddysen Sears as the stable star Yellow Brick staked a claim for the $3,000,000 Stradbroke Handicap on June 15, following his win in Saturday’s Listed Nuturf Spear Chief Hcp (1500m) at Eagle Farm.
Saturday June 8
Champion trainer Chris Waller and astute bloodstock agent Guy Mulcaster have a happy knack for finding value at Karaka and a Churchill (IRE) colt they purchased from Book 1 last year for $170,000 opened his account at Eagle Farm on Saturday winning the Listed BRC Phoenix Stakes (1500m) at just his third start.
Saturday June 8
The betting suggested Steady Ready was ready for a peak performance in Saturday’s Listed Ladbrokes Lightning Hcp (1000m) at Eagle Farm, and it proved spot on.