Mark Smith - Thursday April 18
It has been quite a season for the 21-year-old mare St Therese.
Tara Madgwick - Friday April 19
Bob and Sandra Peters enjoy spectacular success with their stable of homebreds, but it was one of their Karaka purchases that had them in the winner’s circle at Ascot on Good Friday when Celebrity Dream took out the Listed WATC Sheila Gwynne Classic.
Tara Madgwick - Friday April 19
There’s not much racing on Good Friday, but there were a couple of stakes races in Perth with the Group III WATC WA Sires Produce Stakes won by Snippetson gelding Tinsnip.
Tara Madgwick - Friday April 19
On the other wide of the world last night, Godolphin unleashed the two year-old half-brother to their Australian star performer Avilius (GB)and he duly won in the manner of a horse headed for Black Type.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday April 18
Deep Field added another impressive debut winner to his tally on Thursday when Riddle Me That powered clear to win as he pleased.
Media Release - Thursday April 18
Magic Millions is proud to release the online catalogue for one of the world's leading breeding stock sales, the 2019 Gold Coast National Broodmare Sale.
Media Release - Thursday April 18
SIR PRANCEALOT continued his ground breaking invasion of the US Turf scene on the weekend with GINGER NUT landing the Listed Limestone Turf sprint over 1100m at Keeneland.
Racenet - Thursday April 18
Plenty of interesting two year-old trials around the country in the past week so here are all the placegetters with their breeding and sale information.
Racenet - Thursday April 18
This week’s barrier trial report on the older unraced horses for the past week including all unraced triallers with breeding and sale data.
Media Release - Thursday April 18
Woodside Park Stud is extremely proud to announce our 2019 Stallion Roster that will once again be headed by Victoria’s Champion Sire Written Tycoon, a stallion who really needs no introduction.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday April 17
Promising Rubick gelding Erno made it two wins in as many starts when he led throughout and skipped away to win with authority at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday April 17
A homebred for Richard Johnston’s Bylong Park, well bred three year-old Zoustar gelding Zouologist opened his account with an easy victory at Warwick Farm on Wednesday as a short priced favourite.
Media Release - Wednesday April 17
Talented two-year-old filly Folk Dress made it back-to-back wins on her home track when successful in the Matamata Glass & Joinery (1000m) on Wednesday.
Media Release - Wednesday April 17
In less than two weeks, 61 southern bred yearlings will make their sale ring appearance at New Zealand Bloodstock’s South Island Sale – many presented by the same vendors of stakes-winning graduates of the Sale.
Media Release - Wednesday April 17
In an act of generosity, Valachi Downs principals Kevin and Jo Hickman have gifted a regally bred filly to the CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust, founded by Little Avondale Stud’s Catriona Williams.
Media Release - Wednesday April 17
Most experts anticipated that the progeny of Shamus Award would really hit their straps as three-year-olds, and it would appear that they were correct.
Media Release - Wednesday April 17
Leading first season sire Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) has struck early in the new European flat season with a stakes-winning 3YO on Tuesday at the prestigious Craven Stakes meeting at Newmarket in England.
Media Release - Wednesday April 17
Racing Minister Winston Peters says the Government will introduce two new pieces of legislation this year to revitalise the domestic racing industry.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday April 17
There has been no shortage of responses from our readers keen to offer their thoughts on who they believe is the most suitable stallion for Winx in her first season at stud.
Media Release - Tuesday April 16
The young Fastnet Rock stallion, Highly Recommended, has been relocated to the South Island nursery, Berkley Stud, for the 2019 stud season.
Media Release - Tuesday April 16
Darley stallions have dominated Group I racing this season making their release of 2019 service fees one of the most anticipated of the year.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday April 16
Peter and Paul Snowden and the Triple Crown Syndications team were in the winner’s circle at Hawkesbury on Tuesday with promising Rubick filly Chelsea Reign.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday April 16
It wasn’t hard to find a ‘One to Watch’ on Tuesday with the full sister to recently retired multiple Group I winner Shoals opening her account at Bendigo on Tuesday.
Media Release - Tuesday April 16
Denman (Lonhro – Peach (Vain)) will stand at Twin Hills Stud, Cootamundra for the 2019 season.
Media Release - Tuesday April 16
Haunui Farm is pleased to announce that both IFFRAAJ (GB) (Zafonic) and BELARDO (Ire) (Lope De Vega) will be returning to New Zealand for the 2019 breeding season.
Media Release - Tuesday April 16
Champion New Zealand mare Melody Belle has been the subject of a significant overseas offer to purchase her as a broodmare, but connections of the six-time Group One winner have rejected the offer.
Media Release - Tuesday April 16
Two additional races have been added to the racing calendar at Yulong Jockey Club exclusively for New Zealand Bloodstock graduates, highlighting the growing relationship between China and New Zealand.
Media Release - Tuesday April 16
Flinder’s Park Stud graduate Humma Humma’s (Denman) narrow victory in the Listed Redelva Stakes over 1100 metres at Morphettville on the weekend was celebrated by her Mornington Peninsula vendor, after the talented mare had gone so close, on so many occasions.
Media Release - Tuesday April 16
Victorian-based global thoroughbred investor Spendthrift Australia went to $1,7 million to secure a colt by Japan’s champion sire Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) from Arrowfield on day one of the Inglis Easter Yearling sale.
Media Release - Tuesday April 16
Sun Stud’s stallions were having quite the weekend, with three impressive winners across three states.
Media Release - Tuesday April 16
What a send off it was for Winx in Saturday's $4 million Group One Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the grand mare doing what Lonhro and Octagonal were able to do at their final starts in that same race - saying goodbye to her tens ofthousands of devoted fans with a typically soft victory - one that saw her retire as the world's highest ever prize money earner.
Media Release - Tuesday April 16
It may have been a day of celebrating the career of world champion Winx at Randwick on Saturday, but there was no one happier in the crowd than the connections of her talented stablemate Verry Elleegant.
Media Release - Tuesday April 16
Lack of match-practise wasn’t a factor when Rushing Fall scored a multi-dimensional victory in the Jenny Wiley Stakes Group 1 at Keeneland on Saturday.
Media Release - Tuesday April 16
Makfi mare Moyrabella proved once again her determination to win, adding a fifth victory in superb style at Wingatui last week.
Media Release - Monday April 15
The famed WIDDEN STUD have announced their roster for the 2019 season spearheaded by the exciting Zoustar (Northern Meteor) who will stand for $140,000 + GST while multiple Group 1-winning newcomer Trapeze Artist (Snitzel) will begin his first season at a fee of $90,000 + GST.
Media Release - Monday April 15
It was announced earlier today Group 1 sire Needs Further will remain at the Whishaw Family’s iconic Armidale Stud in Tasmania for the 2019 breeding season.
Media Release - Monday April 15
The Southern Hemisphere's number one weanling sale is ready to deliver more life changing opportunities for buyers with the release of a record sized catalogue for 2019.
Media Release - Monday April 15
New Zealand Bloodstock’s Karaka May Sale has played a leading part in the recent successes of Group One winners Yourdeel (NZ) (Dundeel) and Gingernuts (NZ) (Iffraaj).
Media Release - Monday April 15
Fast Fleet – the dam of champion sprinter Santa Ana Lane – is the latest profile Wildcard entry confirmed for The Chairman’s Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday April 14
Coolmore have released fees on their 2019 roster headed by champion sire Fastnet Rock and Triple Crown winners American Pharoah (USA), Pierro and newcomer Justify (USA).
Racenet - Sunday April 14
Well Winx has retired to the breeding barn so who better than the Breednet audience to advise the owners on where to go.
Craig Tompson - Sunday April 14
Commercial breeding is all about return on investment so with the Easter Sale behind us we thought we’d have a look at which sires have produced the maximum bang for buck so far this year.
Mark Smith - Sunday April 14
A day after his half-brother Classique Legend took out the $1 million Group II Arrowfield Sprint at Randwick, the John Moore-trained Aethero made a sparkling career debut in the season’s first Griffin race over 1000 metres at Sha Tin on Sunday.
Mark Smith - Sunday April 14
The runaway leading first season sire for number of winners, Better Than Ready was represented by his 15th individual winner when the Stuart Kendrick-trained Jagged Edge made an impressive career debut at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday.
Mark Smith - Sunday April 14
The stars aligned for perennial bridesmaid Humma Humma in Saturday’s Listed Redelva Stakes (1100m) at Morphettville.
Mark Smith - Sunday April 14
Declan Bates drove the favourite Mirette through a narrow seam at the 200 metres then held off the 100/1 chance Dreamed in Saturday’s Group III Schweppervescence (Auraria Stakes) (1800m) at Morphettville to credit the deceased Three Bridges stallion Unencumbered with his first stakes-winner.
Mark Smith - Sunday April 14
US Triple Crown hero American Pharoah made the best possible start to his stud career when his first runner, Monarch Of Egypt, skipped over the turf for an authoritative two and three-quarter length win in an Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race over five furlongs at Naas on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday April 14
I Am Invincible put himself into rarefied company on Saturday when siring his 26th stakes-winner of the season, a number that puts him on an equal footing with champion sires Danehill and Snitzel, who hold the record for number of Australian stakes-winners in a season at 26.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday April 13
A half-brother to $2million earner and Group II winner Invincibella, three year-old gelding Secret Blaze became the first stakes-winner for Snitzel’s Group I winning son Sizzling when taking out the Listed MRC Galilee Final at Caulfield on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday April 13
Widden Stud’s Cox Plate winner Shamus Award posted his first stakes-winner on Saturday when progressive three year-old Classix Weiwei took out the Listed SAJC Port Adelaide Guineas over 1800 metres.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday April 13
A homebred for Bob and Sandra Peters prepared by Grant and Alana Williams, three year-old Pierro gelding Regal Power was a short priced favourite to win the Group II WATC West Australian Derby at Ascot on Saturday and arrived in the last stride to emulate the success of his full brother Power, who won the race last year.
Mark Smith - Saturday April 13
The near white White Moss emerged from the gloom under Kathy O'Hara to claim Saturday's Group II Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Randwick.
Mark Smith - Saturday April 13
Kenedna was all but on the float to start her broodmare career last spring but a last minute decision to give her one more season on the track paid off in spades when she darted between runners to claim Saturday’s $1 million Group 1 Coolmore Legacy (Queen Of The Turf) Stakes at Randwick.
Mark Smith - Saturday April 13
Australian Bloodstock has an unparallel reputation for sourcing European horses that can compete at the top level in Australia and they have done it again with Saturday's $2 million Group 1 Schweppes Sydney Cup winner Shraaoh (IRE).
Mark Smith - Saturday April 13
Winx gave the sell out crowd at Randwick the finish they were hoping for when she brought the curtain down on a glittering career while extending her unbeaten run to 33 in Saturday's $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) and in the process crediting trainer Chris Waller with his 100th stakes win.
Mark Smith - Saturday April 13
A heavy track at Rosehill for the Listed Darby Munro Stakes on March 23 brought an end to the winning run of Classique Legend but the grey son of Not A Single Doubt bounced back and did the right thing by the sponsor with a dominant performance in Saturday’s $1million Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m) at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday April 13
The Kiwi breds might have missed in the Australian Derby last week, but they came to the fore in the Group I ATC Australian Oaks on Saturday on the second day of The Championships when Verry Elleegant zoomed to the line to win the 2400 metre staying test with authority.
Media Release - Saturday April 13
Classy three-year-old Beyond The Fort franked her gritty runner-up effort in the Gr.
Mark Smith - Saturday April 13
A 6-length winner at Ballarat when making his career debut back on March 24, the two-year-old Dundeel colt Super Seth kept his unbeaten record intact when he powered home from the tail of the field in Saturday’s Ern Jensen Funerals Hcp (1200m) at Caulfield.
Media Release - Saturday April 13
Matamata visitor Princess Kereru signed off on an A+ report card for her current campaign when she scored a hollow victory in the Listed NZB Finance Sprint (1200m) at Hastings on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday April 13
Right there with the best two year-old fillies this season, blue-blooded Fastnet Rock filly Anaheed was a deserving winner of the $1million Group II ATC Percy Sykes Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday April 13
The Listed ATC South Pacific Classic at Randwick on Saturday looked a competitive race on paper with a number of lightly raced promising three year-olds engaged and at the post it was exciting So You Think filly Fasika that kept her unbeaten status with a tenacious victory.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday April 13
A full brother to Group II MRC Autumn Stakes winner Hawkshot, two year-old Fiorente (IRE) colt Power Scheme showed similar stakes ability when surging home to score a narrow win in the Listed ATC Fernhill Handicap at Randwick on the second day of The Championships.
Media Release - Friday April 12
Waikato Stud has released the 2019 service fees for its internationally-renowned stallion roster.
Racenet - Friday April 12
The 2019 edition of New Zealand Bloodstock’s South Island Sale promises to deliver terrific value for money - here are four big reasons to be ringside at the Canterbury Agricultural Park on April 29.
Media Release - Friday April 12
World champion sprinter Harry Angel will join the Darley roster in Australia for the forthcoming breeding season, standing at Kelvinside.
Mark Smith - Friday April 12
It has been a tsunami of bad news for the breeding industry worldwide of late with the deaths of Sebring and Redoute’s Choice in Australia, American Pharoah’s sire Pioneer Of The Nile in America and in Japan Deep Impact has been withdrawn from service for the rest of the season.
Racenet - Thursday April 11
The 2019 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale produced some stunning results, noteworthy among them new record prices for three stallions which have had more than 2,500 yearlings offered between them.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday April 11
The $1million Group I ATC Australian Oaks is usually a great test for quality fillies, pushing many a long way out of their comfort zone, and while some contenders this year are proven at the trip others are on trial so a look at pedigree can bring some insight as to their chances of success.
Media Release - Thursday April 11
Having ventured into the thoroughbred breeding industry just 10 years ago, Greg Tomlinson’s Nearco Stud has quickly made its mark with Hong Kong Horse of the Year Beauty Generation one of a number of high-class gallopers carrying the NS brand.
Racenet - Thursday April 11
The annual Capricornia Yearling Sale and Racing Carnival will be held in Rockhampton from this Friday 12th April to Sunday 14th April with huge boosts to prizemoney.
Media Release - Thursday April 11
Sensational colt The Autumn Sun (Redoute’s Choice-Azmiyna by Galileo) has retired from racing and will join the Arrowfield Stud roster for the 2019 season.
Media Release - Thursday April 11
The Australian Easter Yearling Sale further cemented itself as the southern hemisphere’s premier equine auction with a stunning two days of trade at Riverside.
Media Release - Wednesday April 10
As we move from yearling sales to weanling sales it's time to start planning our matings for the upcoming season.
Racenet - Wednesday April 10
The Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale kept firing on Day Two with eight million dollar yearlings with six different sires and six different vendors represented so here they are.
Racenet - Wednesday April 10
The million dollar lots have kept coming at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale with four seven figure lots headlined by a new record price for an Exceed And Excel at $1,7 million.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday April 10
The first two races at Gosford on Wednesday were both won by blue-blooded Chris Waller trained fillies owned by Japanese owner breeder Katsumi Yoshida.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday April 10
The first two juvenile races at Sandown on Wednesday were won in impressive style by first starter Kooweerup (More Than Ready (USA) in the Yulong Investments colours and blue-blooded Lady Lupino (Sebring), who beat the red hot favourite Chenier.
Media Release - Wednesday April 10
An exciting New Zealand Bloodstock Southern Filly of the Year Series will conclude on Saturday with the fourth and final leg, the $50,000 Listed New Zealand Bloodstock Warstep Stakes (2000m) at Riccarton Park.
Media Release - Wednesday April 10
The Matamata thoroughbred community celebrated another Group One victory on Saturday when Brutal took out the Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick.
Media Release - Wednesday April 10
The best yearling James Harron has ever seen became the fifth-most expensive yearling ever sold in Australia on a record-breaking Day 1 of the Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday April 9
Tuesday was a great day for Coolmore's exciting young sire Rubick with a new winner at Hawkesbury and a new benchmark in the salering when his colt from November Flight sold for $900,000 at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale on Tuesday.
Mark Smith - Tuesday April 9
Wow! what an explosive start to the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, 11 lots made $1 million or more, with 8 stallions and nine vendors sharing in the celebrations while the average hovered around $400,000 near the close of the day.
Racenet - Tuesday April 9
Plenty of interesting two year-old trials around the country in the past week so here are all the placegetters with their breeding and sale information.
Racenet - Tuesday April 9
This week’s barrier trial report on the older unraced horses for the past week including all unraced triallers with breeding and sale data.
Racenet - Tuesday April 9
The top end of the market has kept charging along at Inglis Easter with the second $2 million lot of the session, bringing it to five million dollar lots after a little over three hours of selling.
Racenet - Tuesday April 9
The Inglis Australian Easter Sale didn’t take long to hit its straps with a new title holder for the year’s most expensive yearling at $2,8million.
Tara Madgwick - Monday April 8
Seven juvenile heats at the Roshill trials on Monday morning produced some interesting winners including a filly from the family of Australian Horse of the Year Typhoon Tracy and a colt that has a half-sister to be offerd at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale on Tuesday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday April 8
The famed colours of Australian owner Lloyd Williams were carried to success in Ireland at Leopardstown on Saturday when three year-old colt Buckhurst scored on debut.
Mark Smith - Monday April 8
With a catalogue of 450 of the crème de la crème of yearlings crammed into two days of selling, there will be very few flat spots when buyers from around the world converge on the Inglis Riverside stables for the Australian Easter Yearling Sale beginning at 11am on Tuesday.
Media Release - Monday April 8
Cheers from Riverbank Farm, Benalla as Fiscal Fantasy stormed home to an impressive victory in last Friday's Group III Manawatu Breeders Stakes at Awapuni.
Media Release - Monday April 8
Goodwood Stud principal William Fell received a late wedding present on Saturday when Nicoletta won the Group I New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) at Te Aroha.
Media Release - Monday April 8
New Zealand jumper Zed Em created history when winning the A$100,000 Von Doussa Steeplechase (3250m) at Oakbank in South Australia on Sunday in the hands of Steve Pateman.
Media Release - Monday April 8
New Zealand-bred gallopers have once again dominated Sunday’s Sha Tin programme, winning five of the ten races, including both of the day’s features.
Tara Madgwick - Monday April 8
The 2019 Inglis Australian Eater Yearling Sale starts on Tuesday and for investors looking for a quick reference of all the yearlings sold previously as weanlings Breednet offers a pinhook report.
Media Release - Monday April 8
The remarkable Hong Kong sprinting success of horses sourced from Karaka continued with a clean sweep of Sunday’s HK$4,25 million Group 2 Sprint Cup (1200m) at Sha Tin.
Media Release - Monday April 8
At the 2014 Select Sale at Karaka, $60,000 was enough to buy a future megastar of Hong Kong racing.
Media Release - Monday April 8
Singapore champion Debt Collector (NZ) (Thorn Park) produced another sparkling performance in Sunday’s S$500,000 Chairman’s Trophy (1600m) at Kranji, heading a trifecta for gradates of New Zealand Bloodstock Sales.
Media Release - Sunday April 7
Inglis is calling for official expressions of interest from connections of potential runners to fill its slot in this year’s $14m The Everest.
Media Release - Sunday April 7
The roster at Coolmore Australia will be strengthened in 2019 by the arrival of two Group I winning 2yo’s that offer world-class bloodlines and impeccable conformation.