Wednesday November 29
“It’s certainly not something you see every day!” - If you have been in the industry and seen as many foals born as Verna Metcalfe has, that is saying something.
Wednesday November 29
G1 superstar She’s Extreme – one of the best credentialled fillies to race in Australia this century – is the first confirmed major entry into next year’s Inglis Chairman’s Sale.
Wednesday November 29
The 6-year-old Turffontein gelding First Accused went one better than his second to The Inevitable twelve months ago to open his stakes account in Wednesday nights Listed Jackson Security Newmarket Hcp at Launceston.
Wednesday November 29
Here is the full list of 48 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Wednesday November 29
A beaten favourite in a Pakenham maiden on November 10, the Sioux Nation (USA) filly Socks Nation did not let her supporters down a second time when putting eight opponents to the sword in Wednesday’s Ladbrokes Owners Incentive Scheme Plate (1500m) at Sandown-Lakeside.
Wednesday November 29
Placed in four of his first five starts, Vomo Island returned from an 11-week break as a gelding to earn an overdue victory in Wednesday's $60,000 1800 Respect Super 3yo Maiden Plate (1200m) at Wyong.
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Wednesday November 29
A Zoustar filly from a Group I family, Ginger ‘n’ Pink cast off maiden status with an easy win at Sandown on Wednesday at her first run back from a spell.
Wednesday November 29
Explosive finishes are becoming a habit for Geriatrix, and co-trainer Andrew Scott is hopeful the eye-catching colt can produce another in Thursday’s Gr.3 Elsdon Park Wellington Stakes (1600m) at Otaki.
Wednesday November 29
A successful first campaign will draw to a close on Thursday for future Group One hope Up The Anti when the promising three-year-old is stepped up in grade on his home track at Otaki.
Wednesday November 29
Howden, the global insurance group, have announced two new horse racing sponsorships with Victoria Racing Club (VRC) in Australia and The Bahrain Turf Club (BTC), reinforcing its commitment to the global equine market and strengthening its connection to horse racing.
Wednesday November 29
The Magic Millions Queensland Off-The-Track Showjumping Qualifier at Darling Downs Showjumping Club was held on Sunday with Kolora Lodge’s Peter McMahon and Royal Talisman posting a brilliant win.
Tuesday November 28
The last crop of foals by legendary sire Redoute’s Choice were foaled in 2019 and his last ever yearling to be sold at Inglis Easter opened her account at Bendigo on Tuesday for the Peter Moody and Katherine Coleman stable.
Tuesday November 28
Here is the full list of 28 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Tuesday November 28
The 98th National Yearling Sales Series will take place at Karaka from Sunday 28 January to Friday 2 February featuring 682 of New Zealand’s finest yearlings in Book 1 and another 442 in Book 2, so we’re taking a closer look at what buyers can expect in terms of sire talent.
Tuesday November 28
The quest to find the next stakes star from the Magic Millions Tasmanian Yearling Sale has begun with the release of the quality online catalogue for the 2024 edition of the popular auction.
Tuesday November 28
It’s nearing that time where the movie Love Actually finds its way onto television screens around the world, but it’s a mare by the same name that is getting Thomas Russell and his partner Pip D’Arcy-Brain excited this festive season.
Tuesday November 28
Modest purchase Bella Carolina has proved herself to be an exceptional investment for Mapperley Stud principal Simms Davison.
Tuesday November 28
Two heats for juveniles at Randwick on Tuesday morning and we might have seen the winner of the 2024 Magic Millions 2YO Classic, which is not surprisingly trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.
Tuesday November 28
The vast prizemoney on offer during spring the spring carnivals in Sydney and Melbourne can skew the leading sire lists by earnings, so we’ve taken a look at the leading sires by stakes-winners although even that measure of success can now be taken with a grain of salt given the lack of Black Type on a couple of the best races in the country, while some traditional Black Type races have been
Tuesday November 28
November is nearly at an end and for young first season sires looking to post a winner in December you would nearly need to have progeny seen out at the trials right about now, so let’s take a look at who has ammo in the locker.
Monday November 27
Here is the full list of 26 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Monday November 27
If you competed at the Thoroughbred Sport Horse National Championships in the Friday show jumping classes make sure you tune in to tonight’s Thoroughbreds Are Go on Sky Thoroughbred Central (Foxtel Ch 528).
Monday November 27
There will be no resting on laurels for New Zealand Bloodstock after last week’s record-shattering Ready to Run Sale. Instead, the release of the catalogues for Karaka 2024 has launched the countdown to the pinnacle event on the sales calendar.
Monday November 27
Precocious two-year-old Velocious is proving a gem of a filly on two fronts for Inglewood Stud.
Monday November 27
Josh Shaw tasted Group glory with Hinepara last year and he has got a craving for more.
Monday November 27
Frank Ritchie had anything but a relaxed watch as Gwen’s Daughter descended down the Pukekohe straight on Saturday, but he was delighted when she prevailed in the Stella Artois Championship Qualifier (1500m).
Monday November 27
Triple Crown hero Justify (USA) posted a new juvenile stakes-winner in North America when Just Steel captured the $222,505 Listed Ed Brown Stakes (6 ½ f) at Churchill Downs and his all Australian female family has produced two Australian Group winners this spring in Muramasa and Banana Queen, so you just know there are going to be a lot of 2024 sales yearlings that get a pedigree update for
Monday November 27
Oaklands Stud based Exosphere has had two Australian Group w winners this spring in Skybird and Spacewalk and added a new US Group winner to his tally on the weekend when French bred gelding Easter won the Group II Sea Biscuit Handicap (1 and 1/16th m) at Del Mar.
Sunday November 26
Here is the full list of 58 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Sunday November 26
When Kermadec gets a good one, he gets a really good one, so when a well bred three year-old filly by him makes a winning debut for champion trainer Chris Waller we want to take a closer look and this girl has a lot of relatives headed to yearling sales in 2024.
Sunday November 26
Equinox (JPN) showed why he is rated the world’s best racehorse with an unforgettable performance in the 43rd running of the A$11,000,000 Group 1 Longines Japan Cup (2400m) at Tokyo on Sunday.
Sunday November 26
A competitive juvenile event at Newcastle on Sunday featured some well bred types with Deep Field filly Deep Joy arriving late on the scene in driving rain to claim a half length win.
Sunday November 26
Sad to learn of the passing the former Cambridge Stud shuttler Stravinsky (USA), who died on November 21 at the JBBA Shizunai Stallion station at the age of 27.
Sunday November 26
New Zealand import Jimmysstar kept his unblemished Australian record intact with a super-impressive win in Saturday’s A$175,000 Freeway Ford Shooting Stars (1500m) at Cranbourne.
Sunday November 26
Unbeaten three-year-old December stamped himself as a galloper to watch over the next few months after taking the next step in his development at Wanganui on Saturday.
Saturday November 25
Here is the full list of 133 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia on Saturday with winners and result details.
Saturday November 25
What an incredible forty minutes for legendary trainer Neville Parnham, his son Steven, and Darling View Thoroughbreds outstanding stallion, Playing God.
Saturday November 25
The Neville Parnham-trained Zipaway emulated his sire Playing God when capturing Saturday’s $500,000 Group II Sky Racing - WA Guineas (1600m) at Ascot.
Saturday November 25
A $10,000 yearling that has won over $600,000, the 5-year-old Galah gelding Let's Galahvant earned a third stakes success when running down the favourite Magnificent Andy in Saturday's Carbine Club Of WA Stakes at Ascot.
Saturday November 25
Another good day for Newgate Farm's Tassort with Onemoretwomany making it two for two in Saturday's Magic Millions Gai Waterhouse - Crystal Slipper Stakes at Ascot after Astapor did the same at Doomben.
Saturday November 25
Purchased as a yearling for $1,050,000 at the 2020 Magic Millions, Zarastro failed to measure up to expectation as a colt and was re-offered in 2022 on Inglis Digital where he was snapped up by Tony Gollan for $32,500 and the five year-old I Am Invincible gelding scored his first stakes win on Saturday with a commanding victory in the Listed BRC Tattersalls Recognition Stakes (1350m).
Saturday November 25
Graham and Linda Huddy are great supporters of racing both on the track and in after racing life care and particularly with their Peachester Lodge showjumping teams, but their talented Capitalist mare Comrade Rosa is set for a career at stud rather than the jump arena after posting her third stakes victory at Doomben on Saturday.
Saturday November 25
With a spectacular performance in The Illawarra Mercury Gong (1600m) at Kembla Grange on Saturday, Detonator Jack delivered a second consecutive New Zealand-bred victory in the A$1 million race.
Saturday November 25
The 6-year-old Irish import Charterhouse (GB) opened his Australian account for the all-conquering Ciaron Maher and David Eustace stable in Saturday’s $500,000 Listed Ladbrokes Cranbourne Cup (1600m).
Saturday November 25
Brazen Beau’s speedy son Taunting led at every call in Saturday’s Procon Developments Apache Cat Classic (1000m) at Cranbourne.
Saturday November 25
With a rail-skimming ride aboard Campionessa in the Gr.2 Dunstan Horsefeeds Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1400m), comeback jockey Matt Cameron completed a feature double at Pukekohe on Saturday that marked his best day back in the saddle.
Saturday November 25
One Bold Cat took his promising career to a new level in Saturday’s Gr.3 Counties Cup (2100m) at Pukekohe, delivering a third feature prize of the month for Robbie Patterson.
Saturday November 25
Despite a tardy start, the 2-year-old Tassort colt Astapor had little trouble keeping his record at a perfect two for two in Saturday’s Select Fire Systems Plate (1100m) at Doomben.
Saturday November 25
Almost all of the spring’s brightest two-year-old talent gathered at Pukekohe on Saturday for New Zealand’s first black-type juvenile race of the season, but it was the unbeaten filly Velocious who soared above her contemporaries and dominated the Listed Counties Challenge Stakes (1100m).
Saturday November 25
In a contest largely focussed on glamour mare Babylon Berlin, talented entire Sacred Satono made the most of his six-kilogram weight advantage to storm home in the Gr.3 Haunui Farm Counties Bowl (1100m) on Saturday at Pukekohe.
Saturday November 25
A multiple Group II winner with a couple of G1 placings to her name, Russian Revolution mare Revolutionary Miss is all class and the Triple Crown Thoroughbreds colour bearer cracked $1million in earnings at Cranbourne on Saturday when taking out the $175,000 Rosemont Stud Pendant (1400m).
Saturday November 25
Buyers from all around the world were in Ireland on Friday to take advantage of a once in a blue moon opportunity to buy mares from the Niarchos Family included in a stellar lineup that produced an extraordinary day of trade to open the Goffs November Mares Sale.
Saturday November 25
Tumbling was an impressive debut winner at Ballarat back in March before finishing fourth to Libertad in the Group III ATC Kindergarten Stakes and he made a winning return at Canterbury on Friday night.
Saturday November 25
Interesting winner at Canterbury last night with this three year-old Russian Revolution gelding charging home from last to first to win at his second start and our new family search on catalogues shows there are four entries for Magic Millions from his family.
Friday November 24
Here is the full list of 57 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Friday November 24
When we recently launched Family Search as a feature of the Breednet Black Book it proved hugely popular so we have applied that thinking to yearling catalogues for 2024 allowing the user to search for all yearlings from the family of a particular horse, maybe a Group I winner or maybe a horse that won for you at Kembla last week.
Friday November 24
The record breaking NZB Ready to Run Sale this week made for some spectacular pinhook success stories with the Top five horses sold at this sale all returning huge profits for their vendors, so let’s take a close look.
Friday November 24
As the Wellfield Lodge operation winds down over the coming weeks, buyers on gavelhouse.com will be given a rare opportunity to secure some of its respected bloodlines – starting with a quality selection of 13 horses in the fortnightly auction that is open for bidding online now.
Friday November 24
Saturday’s Listed Counties Challenge Stakes (1100m) brings together four of the six winners of two-year-old races in the North Island so far this season, and Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is hoping to see his runaway debut winner Poetic Champion rise to the occasion in the star-studded Pukekohe clash.
Friday November 24
Black-type performer Flower Of Wanaka will depart from Chrissy Bambry’s stable early in the new year, but the Foxton trainer is aiming high during her final few weeks with the Burgundy mare.
Friday November 24
Classy grey mare Aromatic will attempt to follow in the footsteps of a former stablemate when she returns to Pukekohe on Saturday to defend her title in the Gr.3 Counties Cup (2100m).
Thursday November 23
Unprecedented results were witnessed across two days of selling at New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2023 Ready to Run Sale, confirming the status of the world’s best sale of its kind and the confidence in New Zealand-raised and educated two-year-olds.  
Thursday November 23
Top-class proven producer Enquare – the dam of G3 Ming Dynasty winner and G1 Golden Rose runner up Encap – will be offered in a standalone Inglis Digital sale early next week.
Thursday November 23
Here is the full list of 30 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Thursday November 23
Thursday’s second day of the 2023 New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale saw a new all-time record price of $825,000 for a Star Turn colt whose future lies in Hong Kong with another gelding by All Too Hard was hot on his heels at $800,000.
Thursday November 23
Thursday’s highest-priced purchase by an Australasian-based buyer at the NZB Ready to Run Sale was Lot 298, a Super Seth half-sister to this year’s Gr.1 Queensland Derby (2400m) winner and Gr.1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) runner-up Kovalica. The Kilgravin Lodge filly was bought by Queensland’s Laming Racing and John White Bloodstock for $700,000.
Thursday November 23
Former champion jockey Douglas Whyte boosted the ranks of his emerging training operation with a Karaka buying bench debut during the Ready to Run Sale on Thursday.
Thursday November 23
Four of Kermadec's seven stakes-winners have achieved success at the elite level, which advances to five from seven if Lim's Kosciuszko, a multiple Group 1 winner in Singapore, is counted.  
Thursday November 23
It’s been a good year for Glenthorne Park Stud’s progressive young sire Sebring Sun and it’s not over yet with a couple of key runners engaged for the big stand alone meeting at Kembla this Saturday.
Thursday November 23
Promising colt Savaglee wasn’t purchased with New Zealand’s richest two-year-old event in mind, but it’s emerged as a serious target.
Thursday November 23
Ben Foote enjoyed an outstanding first session at New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale and he’s got the firepower to continue the party at Pukekohe.
Thursday November 23
Popular racehorse owner/ breeder Linda Huddy is a long time passionate supporter of all things showjumping and her Peachester Lodge fielded teams in both the Maiden and Racing Teams Challenges at the TSHA National Titles last weekend and while those riders had to settle for minor placings it was her secondary all girl team that took the top prize of $63,000 plus rugs and garlands.
Wednesday November 22
Here is the full list of 43 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Wednesday November 22
Exciting colt Critique (Written Tycoon) topped today’s Inglis Digital November (Late) Online Sale, realising $140,000.
Wednesday November 22
New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2023 Ready to Run Sale saw an incredible Day One of selling that defied market conditions and expectations, with a record-breaking aggregate and not one, but two lots making history.
Wednesday November 22
Darley Stud's Microphone is off the mark with his second starter, Pulpit, making a winning career debut in the Doubtland 1st Yearlings Selling 2024 @widdenstud Maiden Plate (1200m) at Doomben on Wednesday.
Wednesday November 22
There is no mistaking the sire of Heads You Lose, the big baldy faced chestnut son of Justify (USA) cruising to his second win at Warwick Farm on Wednesday in the famous China Horse Club colours carried by his sire.
Wednesday November 22
A respected vendor at the New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale throughout the last two decades, Kilgravin Lodge broke new ground at Karaka on Wednesday with the two highest prices in their history.
Wednesday November 22
Australian bloodstock investors have shown an insatiable demand for European tried horses this year and for those breeders looking to produce the style of horses our trainers are desperately seeking, the Arqana December Breeding Stock Sale (December 9 – 12) is a treasure trove of opportunity with an absolute standout mare to be offered in foal to Siyouni to Southern Hemisphere time.
Wednesday November 22
Darley shuttler Blue Point (IRE) added a 47th first crop winner to his tally in the UK overnight when Good Point broke the ice at Wolverhampton, but he still has work to do if he’s going to catch the European first crop record holder Mehmas, who sired 56 first crop winners in 2020.
Tuesday November 21
Here is the full list of 30 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Tuesday November 21
The third season sires division has been a competitive one this year with Russian Revolution and Hellbent trading blows this spring at the top of the list, but a first Group I win for quality mare Magic Time in the MRC Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes has tipped the scales in favour of Yarraman Park’s son of I Am Invincible.
Tuesday November 21
It was a timely win for Lucky Sweynesse in Sunday’s Gr.2 BOCHK Private Banking Jockey Club Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin, with his half-brother set to go under the hammer this week at Karaka.
Tuesday November 21
On a quiet day for the Australians, Snowden Racing and William Johnson Bloodstock combined to strike twice within six lots at the opening session of the Arqana Autumn Horses In Training Sale.
Tuesday November 21
Throughout the three months since the catalogue went to print for the 2023 New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale, a series of significant racetrack results have provided even more reasons for buyers to head to Karaka to attend the world’s leading sale of two-year-olds.
Tuesday November 21
With a spectacular Group One performance in Christchurch over the weekend, exciting filly Molly Bloom (NZ) (Ace High) has leapfrogged her way to the top of the market for the $1.5m TAB Karaka Millions 3YO (1600m) at Ellerslie in January.
Tuesday November 21
New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2023 Ready to Run Sale is just moments away, set to take place on 22 and 23 November at the iconic Karaka Sales Centre.
Tuesday November 21
You don’t have to walk too far to find this year’s spring sire standout, aside from the obvious in legendary I Am Invincible and his heir apparent Zoustar, the progeny of Pride Of Dubai have excelled throughout the carnival.
Monday November 20
The Thoroughbred Sport Horse Association National Titles was held last week at Stonewall Equestrian and anyone that follows any form of social media will know Team Breednet had a big win in the Maiden Teams Challenge (90cm) event taking home a first prize of $10,000, plus rugs and garlands, split between the four of us and while every team has a story this is ours.
Monday November 20
Here is the full list of 17 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Monday November 20
Three brand new Group I winners on Saturday and all of them very interesting for varying reasons so let’s take a closer look at those pedigrees and have a thought on whether moving G1 races into a G2 time slot is a good thing.
Monday November 20
There will be a changing of the guard at Wellfield Lodge, with the Palmerston North thoroughbred nursery being offered to the market for the first time in two decades.
Monday November 20
Kilgravin Lodge has been a mainstay of New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready To Run Sale in recent years and principal Eoin Kemp is excited to showcase another quality draft at Karaka this week.
Monday November 20
Two heats for juveniles at Randwick on Monday morning and we got our first look at the full sister to champion filly Sunlight that made $2.6million at the Gold Coast in January to be the highest priced filly at Magic Millions for 2023.
Monday November 20
A classic case of being in the right place at the right time led Rich Hill Stud’s John Thompson to the stable door of Ace High.
Monday November 20
Inglis have released their catalogue for the 2024 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale featuring 808  yearlings by 110 different sires, so we’re taking a closer look in terms of sire at just what is on offer.
Monday November 20
Australia's leading thoroughbred auctioneer Magic Millions is delighted to announce a new and expanded five year partnership with TAB.
Monday November 20
They started their life being trained by Chris Waller and former stablemates Straight Arron and Sword Point ran the quinella in the Group II BOCHK Jockey Club Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin on Sunday.
Monday November 20
The Group II BOCHK Private Wealth Jockey Club Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday produced a trifecta for Australian bred milers with Starspangledbanner gelding Beauty Eternal snatching a narrow win over Beauty Joy (Sebring) with Hong Kong Derby winner Voyage Bubble (Deep Field) in third place.
Monday November 20
With the NZB Ready to Run Sale to be held this week it was perfect timing to see one of the sale’s highest profile graduates Lucky Sweynesse back in form at Sha Tin winning the Group II BOCHK Private Banking Jockey Club Sprint (1200m) and his half-brother will be offered at this year’s sale as Lot 116.