Tara Madgwick - Wednesday June 26
Analysis of our 58 Australian Group I winners for this season reveals the Danehill sireline as still being the dominant force producing 15 Group I winners which is more than double the number of elite winners produced by the next best sireline.
Media Release - Thursday June 27
Group One winner Sacred Elixir returned to New Zealand from his former Hong Kong base on Wednesday morning and a scan has revealed positive signs that the injured son of Pour Moi will make a raceday return in his homeland.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday June 26
Darley’s Epaulette keeps producing smart winners and delivered a debut three year-old winner at Randwick on Wednesday in Covert Operation that looks to have a bright future.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday June 26
Yarraman Park’s super sire I Am Invincible sired his 21st Australian two year-old winner of the season when dashing grey filly Lucicello charged home to score a dominant win at Randwick on Wednesday.
Media Release - Wednesday June 26
Vibrato shook off his rivals at Rotorua on Wednesday to score a comfortable victory in the At Cook Contraction 2YO (1230m).
Media Release - Wednesday June 26
Westbury Stud have developed two acceleration programmes to attract and retain talent in the thoroughbred industry.
Media Release - Tuesday June 25
Vinery announce the exciting news that Champion Stallion, More Than Ready (USA)  will be returning to Australia for the 2019 breeding season.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday June 25
Analysis of our 58 Group I winning horses this year shows that while domestic commercial thoroughbred auctions might seem the best place to find your next Group I winner, the reality is that more Group I winners this season were sourced from overseas or retained to race by their breeders.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday June 25
Bred and retained to race by Vinery Stud, blue-blooded two year-old filly Night Flyer made light of the heavy ground at Hawkesbury on Thursday to keep the winning run going for her sire All Too Hard.
Media Release - Tuesday June 25
The Group I Cox Plate (2040m) has been a long held ambition for connections of dual Group winner Te Akau Shark, but the Jamie Richards-trained runner is being set for another Group One target before he heads to Melbourne.
Media Release - Tuesday June 25
Talented Australian 2YO Sansom scored a decisive win at Pakenham in Victoria on Friday evening to preface a 2YO weekend-winning double for his sire Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) whose daughter Intimidate was successful the following day at Riccarton.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday June 25
Group I racing in Australia for this season is at an end and analysis of the horses lauded as the best of the best backs up the decision of Winx's owners to choose I Am Invincible as her first partner as we find Winx as the most successful Group I horse with seven wins and I Am Invincible the most successful Group I sire with four individual Group I winners.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday June 25
Godolphin’s Royal Ascot sprint king Blue Point has been retired to stud with a fee and location still to be set and Australian breeders may be wondering if he could be headed to Darley Australia this spring before kicking off his Northern Hemisphere stud career in 2020.
Tara Madgwick - Monday June 24
Golden Slipper winner Pierro might be renowned for his classic three year-olds, but he also gets his share of juvenile winners and we saw an impressive one on Monday at Wangaratta bred on a direct cross that has already delivered an eye opening 21% stakes-winners to runners.
Tara Madgwick - Monday June 24
Darley young gun Brazen Beau sired an impressive winner at Scone on Monday with the Kris Lees trained Iconic Star galloping clear to win as she pleased.
Tara Madgwick - Monday June 24
Blue hen Listen Here was sold for a whopping $3,4million at the 2016 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale and has the perfect record of four winners from four foals to race with $1million Inglis Easter Zoustar filly Zaniah winning her second race at Scone on Monday.
Media Release - Monday June 24
Class performer Sleeping Beauty headlined a great weekend for her sire Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) when scoring back to back black-type victories in the 1400m Listed Weight-For-Age Tauranga Classic on Saturday.
Media Release - Monday June 24
Leading rider Zac Purton enjoyed a rocket run on young sprinting sensation Voyage Warrior in the Class 3 Ma On Shan Handicap (1000m) at Sha Tin in Hong Kong on Sunday to take home a treble.
Tara Madgwick - Monday June 24
Worldwide speculation as to which stallion would be chosen for champion Australian mare Winx has ended with her ownership group issuing a media release today revealing I Am Invincible as the chosen one for the great one.
Tara Madgwick - Monday June 24
Toby Edmonds Racing have Tweeted this morning that brilliant sprinting mare Houtzen will remain in work after her eighth place finish in the Group I King’s Stand Stakes and join the stable of Martin Meade before being covered by one of the best sires in Europe.
Tara Madgwick - Monday June 24
The Group I success of Invincibella in the Tatts Tiara last Saturday added to a growing list of stakes-winners bred on a nick involving two of Ireland’s best sires.
Media Release - Monday June 24
Australian Group 1 winner Real Impact is taking a break from the southern shuttle run this year, but his first-crop Japanese 2YOs are making sure he stays on Australia’s radar.
Tara Madgwick - Monday June 24
Already a two time stakes-winner, four year-old Pierro entire Roy Had Enough scored a career best win on the weekend taking out the Group III Track and Ball Derby at Scottsville in South Africa.
Media Release - Sunday June 23
New Zealand has been well-represented in the four-carriage Royal Procession on the final day of Royal Ascot with Rosehill-based trainer Chris Waller enjoying a memorable 24 hours.
Mark Smith - Sunday June 23
On the track, Mystical Miss wiped off just under $50,000 of the $425,000 she had cost Bob Peters at the 2012 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale but she has made a quick start in the broodmare barn with her first foal Mystery Miss winning her second stakes in Saturday’s Listed Belmont Guineas.
Mark Smith - Sunday June 23
The Simon Miller-trained three-year-old Valour Road took his earnings to over $842,000 following his win in Saturday’s Listed H G Bolton Sprint (1200m) at Belmont.
Mark Smith - Sunday June 23
Kerrin McEvoy was not at Royal Ascot on Saturday having made the trip to Newmarket to partner Godolphin's Saqqara King in a 7-furlong Novice where he claimed bragging rights as the first winner in Britain and the second in Europe for Coolmore's Triple Crown hero American Pharoah (USA).
Mark Smith - Sunday June 23
There would be plenty of breeders in Australia that would relish another chance with the father and son combination of Shamardal (USA) and Lope De Vega (IRE) who started the final day of Royal Ascot when the father sired the winner of the Chesham Stakes, Pinatubo, at the expense of his son’s better fancied Lope Y Fernandez.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday June 22
The Triple Crown colours were carried to victory at Eagle Farm on Saturday by talented Your Song gelding Brave Song, who ended a frustrating run of three consecutive second placing in stakes races with a well-deserved victory in the Group III BRC WJ Healy Stakes.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday June 22
Yarraman Park’s super sire I Am Invincible has had a record breaking year as the most successful sire of Australian stakes-winners in history so it only seemed fitting that the last Group I event of the Australian racing season, the Tatts Tiara, should be won by his high class daughter Invincibella.
Mark Smith - Saturday June 22
The Gordon Richard’s trained Gytrash gave Australia another reason to regret the departure of Lope De Vega (IRE) following a brilliant performance in Saturday’s Listed Creswick Stakes (1200m) at Flemington.
Mark Smith - Saturday June 22
In a slogging finish to Saturday's Listed GH Mumm Stakes (1820m) at Eagle Farm, Godolphin's import Duca Valentinois (IRE) earned his first win in over a year.
Mark Smith - Saturday June 22
If Danny O'Brien was using Saturday's $200,000 Group III Tattersall's Cup (3000m) as a guide to the chances of Vow And Declare in the Melbourne Cup, then the three-year-old son of Declaration Of War (USA) passed with flying colours.
Media Release - Saturday June 22
Class performer Sleeping Beauty underlined her credentials on the deep winter tracks when she out-toughed her female rivals to take out the Listed Ultimate Ford and Mazda Tauranga Classic (1400m) under weight-for-age conditions at Tauranga on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday June 22
The colours of astute syndicator Joe O’Neill’s Prime Thoroughbreds were carried to victory in impressive fashion at Flemington on Saturday by progressive Rubick filly Rubisaki, who was one of two metropolitan winners for Rubick on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday June 22
It was looking grim for favourite backers when Kordia was well back on the fence turning for home in Saturday’s Listed Winning Edge Presentation Stakes (1400m) at Eagle Farm, but under a cool and confident Blake Shinn, the son of Epaulette found clear air halfway down the straight to charge home and earn a maiden stakes success.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday June 22
The first winner for Cox Plate hero Adelaide (IRE), exciting Chris Waller trained filly Funstar made it two wins in as many starts when scoring a narrow but impressive victory at Randwick on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday June 22
Group I racing at Royal Ascot overnight delivered Group I winners for two sires well known in this part of the world in former New Zealand shuttler Showcasing (GB) and Choisir’s top class son Olympic Glory (IRE), who has shuttled to Arrowfield Stud for three seasons.
Tara Madgwick - Friday June 21
So You Think’s winning run extended to Coffs Harbour on Friday with an impressive debut juvenile winner from the powerful Kris Lees stable.
Media Release - Friday June 21
Sunday week's Perth Winter Sales Series has received a major boost with a quality supplementary and racehorse catalogue released.
Media Release - Friday June 21
Regally bred Snitzel filly Set Goals is a stunning highlight in a strong catalogue for the Inglis Digital June Online Auction.
Media Release - Friday June 21
This Saturday’s Tattersall’s Tiara is the final Group 1 of the season and Vinery has four acceptors ready for a battle-royale over 1400m at Eagle Farm.
Mark Smith - Friday June 21
We are down to the final Group 1 race of the season, Saturday’s $500,000 Group 1 Tatt’s Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm, and for many the final race of their careers before embarking on a new career in the broodmare barn.
Tara Madgwick - Friday June 21
Fresh from Group I success at Royal Ascot on the second day with Crystal Ocean, Galileo’s half-brother Sea the Stars was the dominating force on the third day with his champion stayer Stradivarius winning the Group I Royal Ascot Gold Cup for the second year in a row while his 3YO filly Star Catcher won the Group II Ribblesdale Stakes.
Media Release - Friday June 21
In a coup for the King family's Brighthill Farm, Group One performed son of Frankel, Eminent, will retire to their Tauwhare property for the forthcoming breeding season, where he will stand for a fee of $8,000+GST.
Media Release - Friday June 21
Regally bred Snitzel filly Set Goals is a stunning highlight in a strong catalogue for the Inglis Digital June Online Auction.
Tara Madgwick - Friday June 21
Swettenham Stud's promising young shuttle sire Toronado (IRE) featured overnight in France siring his second stakes-winner when talented three year-old filly Stone Toronado won the Listed Prix La Sorellina at La Teste De Buch.
Media Release - Thursday June 20
The Nigel Tiley-trained Riodini kicked-off his raceday career in perfect style at Counties on Thursday, winning the NZB Insurance Pearl Series Race (1200m) and securing the $8,000 bonus for his connections.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday June 20
Gooree Stud would be well pleased to see their blue-blood Front Sight cast off maiden status as a short-priced favourite at Wyong on Thursday.
Racenet - Thursday June 20
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 June 20
Breeders supporting Coolmore’s young Galileo shuttler Churchill (IRE) will be interested to see another of their young Galileo sons in Gleneagles featured overnight at Royal Ascot when siring his first stakes-winner with Southern Hills capturing the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday June 20
Blueblood Sea the Stars stallion Crystal Ocean made light of the pouring rain at Royal Ascot overnight to score his first Group I win in in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1m2f).
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday June 19
So You Think has been churning out the winners this month with 29 winners in the past 30 days including progressive three year-old filly Guise, who was an eye-catching winner at Canterbury on Wednesday for the powerful Chris Waller stable.
Media Release - Wednesday June 19
A G2-placed mare stole the limelight on the final day of the Great Southern Sale, capping off a “truly outstanding’’ four days of trade.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday June 19
Three year-old Fastnet Rock filly Tides may never be as good as her multiple Group I winning sister Shoals, but she is ending the season with a flourish after scoring an easy win at Sandown on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday June 19
Bred and retained to race by Gooree Stud, dual Group I winner and promising young sire Hallowed Crown provided Gooree with a promising debut two year-old winner at Canterbury on Wednesday in Rule the World.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday June 19
Scat Daddy’s brilliant sire son No Nay Never (USA) is headed back to Coolmore Australia this spring and featured overnight at Royal Ascot where his exciting colt Arizona won the Group II Coventry Stakes as favourite.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday June 19
Australian entry Houtzen stumbled leaving the gates in the Group I King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot overnight in wet conditions making her task all the harder with Godolphin runner Blue Point prevailing to win the race as he did last year beating the same horse again in Battaash.
Media Release - Tuesday June 18
The lure of more classic international bloodlines was the catalyst for Three Bridges Thoroughbreds and Paul Willetts to stretch their budget to secure the top lot on day 3 of the Great Southern Sale.
Media Release - Tuesday June 18
Rich Hill Stud will have a full hand to play in the coming breeding season after securing the dual Group One winner Ace High to join their stallion roster.
Media Release - Tuesday June 18
Michael Pitman’s prayers for a good track at Royal Ascot were answered ahead of the King’s Stand Stakes Group I  tonight.
Media Release - Tuesday June 18
Star Boy secured a start in black-type company with an on-pace victory in the Aberdeen Cup(1280m) on Sunday.
Media Release - Tuesday June 18
Vinery sire Casino Princeis on the cusp of a career-best month at the elite level starting with Baccarat Baby and Lim’s Cruiser this Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday June 18
Earlier this month we published two very well read stories highlighting some of the value sires priced below $10,000 that might offer owner breeders a better chance of producing that much longed for winner and this week we've turned the focus to Queensland which in the past two years has produced two bargain priced stallions that have achieved astonishing results.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday June 18
Widden Stud’s Zoustar was the dominant force at the Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale in Victoria this week finishing as leading sire by aggregate and average as well as siring the equal highest priced colt and top priced filly, while young guns Capitalist and Extreme Choice also made their mark.
Media Release - Tuesday June 18
Christchurch trainers Michael and Mathew Pitman will be looking to add another Kiwi name to the list of Royal Ascot victors when Enzo's Lad contests the Group I King's Stand Stakes (1000m) overnight (New Zealand time) at the prestigious meeting.
Media Release - Tuesday June 18
Three-time Group Two winning son of Zabeel, Ocean Emperor, has been retired to Gary and Jenny Hennessy’s Weowna Park ahead of the forthcoming breeding season, where he will stand for a fee of $7,000+GST.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday June 18
Held on the eve of Royal Ascot, the Goffs London Sale was conducted overnight in the picturesque grounds of Kensington Palace Gardens featuring 22 select lots, 10 of which were sold for £3,150,000.
Media Release - Monday June 17
Two outstanding days of trade have resulted in new records for both gross and sale average for the weanling sessions of the Inglis Great Southern Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Monday June 17
A two year-old filly by Tavistock that wins her second start over 1600 metres beating older horses is a horse we want to know more about as a potential Oaks filly next season.
Tara Madgwick - Monday June 17
Cornerstone Stud have been delighted with the response to the first Australian bred weanlings by their proven stakes producing shuttle sire Sir Prancealot (IRE) that have been offered for sale in recent weeks selling for up to $62,000 at the Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Monday June 17
The seasonal winners to runners strike rate for a sire, and particularly a young sire, is often a great indication to show he has a wide spread of horses with the ability to win at least one race somewhere.
Tara Madgwick - Monday June 17
A full brother to a Group I winner, this promising two year-old has won two of three starts and appears to have many more wins in store.
Media Release - Sunday June 16
Strong bidding throughout highlighted a competitive opening day of the 2019 Inglis Great Southern Sale.
Mark Smith - Sunday June 16
One of just 10 named foals from the first crop of the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy winner Crowded House (GB), the lightly raced 4yo gelding Impi made plenty sit up and notice when winning a maiden over 1675 metres at Bunbury by six and a quarter lengths on debut and the chorus grew louder when he backed that up with a six-length romp over a mile at Echuca on Sunday.
Mark Smith - Sunday June 16
The Group 1 George Ryder Stakes and Group 1 Yasuda Kinen winner Real Impact is off and running with his first crop of two-years-olds in Japan with the Kiyoshi Hagiwara-trained colt Try For Real making a winning debut over 1400 metres at Tokyo on Sunday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday June 16
Speedy Dissident filly Yitai Synergy scored her second win with a brilliant front-running effort at Muswellbrook on Sunday.
Mark Smith - Sunday June 16
A fortnight after the Group III winning Exceed And Excel mare Believe'N'Succeed earned worldwide acclaim as the dam of the Epsom Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck, her brother Kuroshio earned his own small part in history after his daughter Kurious became his first stakes-winner when claiming the Listed Scurry Stakes at Sandown.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday June 16
We thought last season we were seeing something exceptional when bargain priced sire Spirit of Boom churned out 18 Australian first crop winners, but lightning has struck twice with another modestly priced Queenslander in Better than Ready equalling and surpassing his figures.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday June 15
Champion trainer Gai Waterhouse had never won the race named in her honour, but she and co-trainer Adrian Bott claimed the spoils in the Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic at Ipswich today with talented Smart Missile filly Ready to Prophet.
Mark Smith - Saturday June 15
The Group II Western Australian Guineas winner Man Booker has not been a factor in three runs at the highest level in Brisbane this winter, but he paid for expenses when dropped back in class in Saturday’s $175,000 Listed Eye Liner Stakes (1350m) at Ipswich, which saw him become Australia’s latest equine millionaire.
Mark Smith - Saturday June 15
Winning for the first time since his shock victory in the Listed Bernborough Quality (1600m) at Doomben back in December, the Steve Tregea-trained Bergerac gave apprentice Michael Murphy a career highlight in Saturday’s $175,000 Listed Ipswich Cup (2150m).
Mark Smith - Saturday June 15
Six years after he earned his first stakes win in the Listed Winter Cup, the 'little Aussie battler' Destiny's Kiss did it again at start number 97 at Rosehill on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday June 15
Vinery Stud’s All Too Hard celebrated bringing up his 100 individual winners for the season in style by siring the winners of the two-year-old features at Sandown and Ipswich on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday June 15
Gelding might be the making of talented youngster Enforcement, who scored a brilliant front running win at Rosehill on Saturday for the Peter and Paul Snowden stable.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday June 15
Pierro might have got there first, but his old rival All Too Hard has not been far behind posting his 100th winner of the season during the week from just 200 runners.
Mark Smith - Friday June 14
Making her career debut, the Mitchell Freedman-trained filly Moonlight Maid made light of a heavy track and a three-wide trip to dominate a 2-Y-O Fillies Maiden Plate (1250m) at Geelong on Friday and credit Swettenham Stud’s Puissance de Lune (IRL) with his first winner.
Mark Smith - Friday June 14
It’s time to step back and draw breath on Saturday with just a Group III in Perth, a Listed race in Sydney and three Listed races in Brisbane.
Tara Madgwick - Friday June 14
The end of the racing season is fast approaching and several sires are vying for the title of leading sire by two year-old winners including Newgate Farm’s Deep Field, who had an eye-catching trial winner at Randwick on Friday.
Media Release - Friday June 14
Former Te Akau runner Torcedor is being set to tackle the Group I Melbourne Cup (3200m) later this year.
Tara Madgwick - Friday June 14
High Chaparral’s Group I winning son Free Eagle (IRE) shuttled for three seasons to Cornerstone Stud and produced his first winner in Ireland overnight with a stylish Leopardstown success for Justifier.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday June 13
Selling for $500,000 at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale to James Harron Bloodstock, two year-old Spirit of Boom colt Warfare cast off maiden status with a decisive victory at Gosford on Thursday.
Media Release - Thursday June 13
Entries are now open for the 2019edition of Australia’s most popular breeze up style auction, the Magic Millions Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale.
Media Release - Thursday June 13
There was plenty of excitement at Armidale Stud last spring with the arrival of the first foals for the well credentialled young stallion Alpine Eagle, a particularly good looking and highly talented son of the late, great High Chaparral.
Media Release - Thursday June 13
Woodside Park’s Cable Bay (IRE) has enjoy a sensational start to his first crop European runners, siring seven individual juvenile winners and currently sitting on top of the European First Season Sire table on prizemoney, wins and winners.
Media Release - Thursday June 13
Redden Thoroughbreds is excited to announce that great value sire Delago Deluxe will be standing at Queensland’s Lucas Bloodstock for the 2019 breeding season.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday June 13
The Thoroughbred Sport Horse Association aims to create a second career and a demand for retired thoroughbred racehorses with a successful program of events at the recent Aquis Champions Tour to be followed up in July by the next round of the competition at the Tamworth NNWSJC Winter Championships (July 18 – 21).
Media Release - Thursday June 13
The first crop of Sun Stud’s multiple Group One winner, PALENTINO, will be on offer at Melbourne’s 2019 Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale on Sunday and Monday - and they’re outstanding types.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday June 12
Situated near Canberra in the ACT, Bellereve Stud are thrilled to be standing proven stakes producer Eurozone this spring, the quality son of Northern Meteor recently adding a third stakes-winner to his tally.
Mark Smith - Wednesday June 12
It was an exciting 35 minutes for Segenhoe Stud at Warwick Farm on Wednesday with both two-year-old winners Disruptor (Dissident) and California Salto (Fastnet Rock) consigned by the leading thoroughbred nursery.