Tara Madgwick - Friday, 22 September 2017
The new fibre sand track at Seymour received a glowing endorsement, with its first major public test, the Victorian breeze-ups for next month's Magic Millions Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale, declared a great success.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 22 September 2017
The well-known colours of the Esplin family were carried to victory in impressive fashion at Scone on Friday by a half-sister to their Group I winning mare Plucky Belle by Aquis Farm's Dream Ahead (USA).
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 22 September 2017
Successful Australian breeder-owners Donna and Rob Love made a splash at Taupo on Friday when their filly Serenity opened her three-year-old season in fine fashion.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 22 September 2017
The Spring Carnival is in full swing so we have stakes racing every weekend and for breeders and stallion owners it’s all about which sires are doing well and getting the stakes winners when it counts - to get them you need runners, so let’s take a look into the crystal ball to see which stallions can fire up this weekend.
Racenet - Friday, 22 September 2017
The two year-old’s really kicked off in the past week with trials all around the country and hundreds of youngsters seen out for the first time so here are all the placegetters with their breeding and sale information.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 22 September 2017
With little more than 18 months until the running of the inaugural $1 million VOBIS Sires two year-old race, a record number of stallions have been nominated to the scheme.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 21 September 2017
As a three-quarter sister-in-blood to champion mare More Joyous, expectation probably started high with this four year-old mare and while she will never scale the heights of her famous relation, she is now at least a winner.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 21 September 2017
Birthday-boy All Too Hard celebrated more happy returns when Darhad became his 8th individual winner this month at Hawkesbury on Thursday.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 21 September 2017
The global Darley breeding operation has seen a number of high class Australian race mares given their chance at stud in the Northern Hemisphere and one of those mares is Divorces, who produced her first winner for Godolphin in the UK on Wednesday.
Mark Smith - Thursday, 21 September 2017
Making his third start on September 19th, 2009, High Chaparral colt So You Think earned his first stakes win in the Group III Gloaming Stakes at Rosehill, two starts later he won the Group I WS Cox Plate and he was on his way to fame and fortune.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 21 September 2017
A daughter of emerging Fastnet Rock sire Highly Recommended, Greenpark Gem will be a force to be reckoned with next year, but she might still rise to a more immediate Group One challenge.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 21 September 2017
The rise of underdog sire Kodiac and his quest to set a new world record for two year old winners is something that has captured the attention of our audience, with a new milestone passed overnight in the UK where he sired his 44thtwo year-old winner of the year.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 21 September 2017
The stalwart on the roster at Darley Victoria, Reset is the sire of quality Group I placed performer Disposition who gave popular WA owner breeders Bob and Sandra Peters another stakes success on Wednesday when taking out the Listed Hannans Handicap at Kalgoorlie.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Sepoy sired his first Australian stakes-winner last Saturday when Alizee powered home to win the Group II ATC Tea Rose Stakes and may not have to wait long for his second with promising Regimen staking her claim for future Black Type success with a stylish win at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Torryburn Stud have been enjoying a great run of success with their homebred sprinter Deploy and were back in the winner's circle at Warwick Farm on Wednesday with talented Your Song filly Memento.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 20 September 2017
The Ciaron Maher-trained Naantali has defied a tough run to score in maiden company at Cranbourne on Wednesday and looks destined for better things.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Vinery Stud's champion sire More Than Ready (USA) is seldom without a good horse and posted an impressive debut winner at Warwick Farm on Wednesday when Star of Africasurged clear to win in the China Horse Club colours.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Xbox cut the prettiest of pictures on Wednesday for equine photographer Trish Dunell.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 20 September 2017
A fast stayer with an exceptional pedigree by an outstanding shuttle sire in Shamardal, Crackerjack King (IRE) is all class and stands at Wyndholm Park Stud in Victoria this spring.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Another Frankel is ready to step out for the first time at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 19 September 2017
There's never been a better time for Australasian breeders to experience the new Horseco Exchange with an exciting announcement on Tuesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 19 September 2017
The second highest priced offering at the NZB Ready to Run Sale last year was a clear pick as the 'One to Watch' on Tuesday after bolting in at Wangaratta.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 19 September 2017
A brilliant early two year-old that won the 2014 Magic Millions 2YO Classic, Unencumbered fired up with his first two year-old trial winner with a fast finishing win at Gosford on Tuesday for well named colt Swoop.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Sir Patrick Hogan is urging racing participants to vote New Zealand First in reaction to the party's announcement that it is backing the establishment of an all-weather track.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 19 September 2017
The field and barrier draw are out for the first Group I event of the season for three year-olds, the $1million ATC Golden Rose, so let's take a look at who bought and sold these 14 runners that do not include a single horse for Godolphin, who have won four of the last eight runnings of this race.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Royal Symphony's freakish win in the Listed Pin & Win Plate at Flemington on Saturday, has again shone the spotlight on Inglis online trading.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Outside of the official two year-old trials at Canterbury on Monday morning there were also two heats for the babies at Cranbourne in Victoria, both won by graduates of the 2017 Magic Millions Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Champion sire Fastnet Rock has come out firing with his three year-olds this season posting four stakes-winners since August 1, which is the most of any stallion and has a blue-blooded filly making her debut on Tuesday that could easily add to the tally.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 18 September 2017
Sir Owen Glenn's Go Bloodstock enjoyed a winning weekend with the success of Criterion's progressive half-brother Comin' Through and the arrival of another stunning foal by Criterion himself.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 18 September 2017
Coming off a weekend when he sired a new stakes-winner in Fox Swift and stakes performers Foxplay and Albumin, Foxwedge kept the momentum going with an impressive debut winner at Goulburn on Monday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 18 September 2017
Humidor's stunning victory in the Group I Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) provided his New Zealand connections with a result to savour.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 18 September 2017
It's been a progressive weekend in both hemispheres for Animal Kingdom, thanks to his third stakes-winner, an impressive debut winner, a repeat winner and a Grade II placegetter.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 18 September 2017
I'm not at Canterbury, but watching these on Sky Thoroughbred Central, so let's take a look at the bloodstock and breeding angles behind these first season two year-old trial winners at Canterbury on Monday morning.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 18 September 2017
Medaglia D'Oro (USA) already has a very good three year-old colt stepping out for him in Astoria, who won the Group III Spring Stakes last Friday at Newcastle and at Morphettville on Saturday we saw a filly that looms as the next 'Guru' to taste Black Type success.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 18 September 2017
Class miler Twickenham, a seven year-old Australian bred son of Artie Schiller (USA), posted his second successive win in the $200,000 Committee's Prize Sng G3 at Kranji on Sunday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 17 September 2017
Sonntag delivered Henry Dwyer with his first Group I winner when taking out the Queensland Derby in 2014 and his three year-old half-sister had the trainer back in the winner’s circle at Geelong on Sunday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 17 September 2017
Aquis Farm's Artie Schiller (USA) added a new stakes-winner to his tally in the US on Saturday with a stylish win in the $80,000 Shakopee Juvenile Stakes at Canterbury Downs for unbeaten filly Amy's Challenge.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 17 September 2017
The Tetsuya Kimura-trained Primo Scene, a daughter of Fastnet Rock's 4-time Group I winning daughter Mosheen, was sent off favourite in her career debut in a Newcomer race over 1600 metres for 2-year-old fillies at Nakayama on Sunday but ran into one who may be very smart.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 17 September 2017
In great news to supporters of Group I winning stallion Charge Forward, the son of Red Ransom (USA) has got his first two mares in foal since moving from Arrowfield Stud to Murrulla Stud under the guidance of Tim and Celie Nolan.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 17 September 2017
There's little doubt two of the most noteworthy performances on a champagne day of racing at Flemington and Randwick on Saturday came from the imported stayers Almandin (GER) and Libran (IRE).
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 17 September 2017
Peter O'Brien of Segenhoe Thoroughbreds has Tweeted the happy news that Vegas Showgirl, the dam of superstar Winx, safely delivered a filly by Exceed and Excel last night.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 16 September 2017
It must have been heartbreaking for the Moodie family with the loss of their much-loved mare Razor Blade but the homebred daughter of Blazing Sword is still the gift that keeps on giving with her granddaughter Sword Of Light claiming Saturday's Group II Let's Elope Stakes (1400m) at Randwick.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 16 September 2017
Former champion Sepoy has five stakes winners to his credit in Europe but was still waiting for his first on Australian soil when Godolphin's giant filly Alizee took her place in Saturday's $200,000 Group II Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 16 September 2017
The Group I ATC George Main Stakes won by Winx was not the only Group I event run in Australia on Saturday with the VRC Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington throwing up a hugely impressive winner that was not the favourite Hartnell.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 16 September 2017
Redzel continued his march to the top of the sprinters ranks with another thoroughly professional performance, setting a new track record in Saturday's Group II The Shorts (1100m) at Randwick.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 16 September 2017
Not for the first time there were more than a few worrying moments but in the end it was again a matter of who can doubt her as Winx ran her winning sequence to 20 in Saturday's $500,000 Group 1 Colgate Optic White George Main Stakes (1600m) at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 16 September 2017
A brilliant winner of the Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes at two, powerhouse Fastnet Rock filly Catchy is no stranger to beating up on the colts and she did it again at Flemington on Saturday when surging clear to win the Group II VRC Danehill Stakes.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 16 September 2017
Making his first start of the season, Redkirk Warrior (GB) blew away his opposition with a display of sustained speed in Saturday's $200,000 Group II Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m).
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 16 September 2017
Now heading straight into the Group I ATC Epsom Handicap in two weeks time is royally bred Fastnet Rock stallion Comin' Through, a half-brother to $7million earner Criterion.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 16 September 2017
Exceptional five-year-old Dolcetto took his career to another level at Awapuni where he comfortably put away a talented field of black type hopefuls.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 16 September 2017
Prom Queen capped a dream home meeting on Saturday for her trainers when the dashing filly once again proved too slick for her rivals.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 16 September 2017
With winners at Epsom, Doncaster, Turffontein and Evreux in the past week, Dubawi's son Poet's Voice has been having a fine run of late particularly when adding in Poet's Word's excellent second in the Group I Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown and Perfect Rhyme's brave performance when second to Zanbagh in Friday's Group III Tibbies Stakes at Newcastle.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 16 September 2017
Sadly no longer with us, High Chaparral (IRE) is well known for his classic horses and stayers, but he can get a speedier steed and one of those is Theanswermyfriend, who won the Listed VRC Sofitel Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 16 September 2017
Aquis Farm's Domesday may very well have the best three year-old colt in the country with unbeaten colt Royal Symphony scoring a remarkable victory in the Listed VRC Pin & Win Plate at Flemington on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 16 September 2017
Progressive Foxwedge filly Fox Swift had her first taste of stakes company in Saturday's $120,000 Listed Cap D'Antibes Stakes (1100m) and passed the test in style.
Mark Smith - Friday, 15 September 2017
It seems a lifetime ago when Zanbagh came off a Ballarat maiden win to finish second to Kirramosa in the Group 1 Victorian Oaks.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 15 September 2017
Debut winners from the powerful Darren Weir stable at this time of year by High Chaparral (IRE) are always worth a much closer look.
Mark Smith - Friday, 15 September 2017
The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Broadside kept up a relentless down the long Broadmeadow straight to earn a career highlight victory in Friday's $175,000 Group III Newcastle Gold Cup (2300m).
Mark Smith - Friday, 15 September 2017
Unplaced in his past five starts, locally trained gelding Got Under pulled off a $26 shock in Friday’s $150,000 Group 111 Cameron Handicap at Newcastle and credit his trainer Jay Hopkins with the biggest win of his career with a horse he purchased for just $1,250.
Mark Smith - Friday, 15 September 2017
Godolphin's Medaglia d'Oro (USA) colt Astoria displayed a superior turn of foot to defeat the favoured Frankel colt Merovee in Friday's $150,000 Group III NJC 3YO Spring Stakes (1600m) at Newcastle.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 15 September 2017
Two Aquis Farm sires combined to produce a promising debut winner at Newcastle on Friday for Team Hawkes.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 15 September 2017
Inglis graduates will be represented in 10 of the 12 season-opening two-year-old barrier trials at Canterbury on Monday.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 15 September 2017
The bullish market at Keeneland's September Yearling Sale continued to generate strong trade among a global contingent of buyers on Thursday, producing healthy results and the sale of two fillies for $1 million each.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 15 September 2017
Record-breaking sprinter Exosphere and multiple G1 winner Kermadec joined the Darley stallion roster at Kelvinside in the Hunter Valley in 2016.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 15 September 2017
The official two year-old trials will be held at Canterbury on Monday featuring 12 heats over 900 metres with Newgate Farm's first season sire Sizzling represented by an impressive five runners with only Exceed and Excel, I Am Invincible and Snitzel listed as having more runners.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 14 September 2017
There were four promising three year-old winners at Bendigo on Thursday and all have been nominated for either the Group I MRC Caulfield Guineas or Thousand Guineas.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 14 September 2017
It's often a hard slog to make a shuttle sire work in this country and for many, a season or two is all we see of them, and two that have fallen into that category are Camelot (GB) and Declaration of War (USA), who have both made a promising start in the Northern Hemisphere this year where their oldest progeny are two year-olds.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 14 September 2017
Waikato Stud have offered heady support to the current 43-Lot gavelhouse New Zealand auction with five yearling and eight broodmare entries.
Mark Smith - Thursday, 14 September 2017
The Snitzel dominance looks set to continue at Flemington on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 14 September 2017
Winning families produce winning families, and that is exactly what Counterattack provides through his prolific dam Kisma, a Snippets mare from a Vain mare.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 14 September 2017
The Spring Carnival is in full swing so we have stakes racing every weekend as well as Newcastle on Friday and for breeders and stallion owners it’s all about which sires are doing well and getting the stakes winners when it counts - to get them you need runners, so let’s take a look into the Breednet crystal ball to see which stallions can fire up this weekend.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 14 September 2017
Brisk commerce was the hallmark of business on the third day of Keeneland's September Yearling Sale, where spirited bidding among the industry's major buyers drove prices upward, led by the $1,1 million paid by Coolmore's MV Magnier for a colt from the final crop of the globally successful sire Scat Daddy.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 14 September 2017
Group One winner Ugo Foscolo has returned to New Zealand for a period of rehabilitation.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 14 September 2017
Highview Stud's young High Chaparral sire Wrote (IRE) has struck a black type blow in the United States.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 14 September 2017
If a dominant display in Wednesday's $60,000 Listed HS Dyke Wanganui Guineas (1340m) is anything to go by, the $30,000 that trainer Andrew Campbell paid to buy Waldorf (NZ) (Highly Recommended) at the 2016 Select Sale has secured him one of New Zealand's brightest three-year-old talents.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 14 September 2017
Leading Queensland based stallions BEL ESPRIT and LOVE CONQUERS ALL have each recorded metropolitan doubles on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Exciting Pierro colt Levendi turned heads with his resounding debut win at Ballarat in June and reappeared at Mornington on Wednesday to post another dominant win.
Mark Smith - Wednesday, 13 September 2017
The Written Tycoon gelding Balf's Choice looked anything but a future stakes winner when he travelled far and wide to break his maiden at Mildura at his ninth start.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 13 September 2017
While the fillies maiden at Canterbury produced the anticipated result with a debut win for hot favourite Woman, the colts and geldings equivalent produced an exciting winner from left field.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Andrew Campbell has no doubt that his gifted three-year-old Waldorf can excel over more ground and, to that end, he's setting his sights on completing a notable 1600m family double with his gifted colt.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Sir Nate upset the hot-pot Beastmode in the first juvenile contest of the season at Wanganui on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Lisa Latta completed a smart piece of business when she parted with $26,000 at Karaka last year to secure a daughter of young Redoute's Choice stallion Burgundy.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 13 September 2017
When John Singleton's champion mare More Joyous retired from racing in 2013, he hatched an ambitious plan to send her to the UK for a covering with the world's best racehorse Frankel, and that daring move paid dividends on Wednesday at Canterbury when the resulting foal Woman became a winner!.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 13 September 2017
The decision to stand a Melbourne Cup winner is not one taken lightly, but a warm initial response from breeders, followed by encouraging yearling sale results and now winners on the track have made Swettenham stud's gamble on Americain (USA) look like a good one.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 13 September 2017
What a timely victory it was by Stone Warrior at Sandown last Wednesday with Carin Park just days before announcing the arrival of the promising gelding's sire Shamoline Warrior.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Kerri Radcliffe Bloodstock paid $950,000 for a colt from the final crop of top sire Scat Daddy to headline a day of robust trade during Tuesday's second session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 13 September 2017
The global nature of the Australian bloodstock industry was highlighted yesterday when the top priced offering during the first session of Keeneland September had a pedigree that would look familiar to many Australian breeders.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 13 September 2017
A week that ranks as his best in Australia has capped an outstanding few months worldwide for Darley's Golden Slipper-winning stallion Sepoy.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 13 September 2017
The Daily Debutants list for Wednesday features two exceptionally bred fillies, one that did make $1million at the sales and one that would have if she had been offered.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Last season's superstar three old filly Global Glamour is on the way back and tuned up at Randwick on Tuesday morning with a hard held trial win.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Fastnet Rock's top class son Bull Point retired to Kingstar Farm last year covering 88 mares and his first foals are the source of much delight.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Triple Crown Syndications and James Harron Bloodstock have teamed up to target the inaugural running of The Everest with Group 1 winning sprinter Redzel.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Two well-bred colts by champion sires opened their account at Pakenham on Tuesday and both have been nominated for the Group I MRC Caulfield Guineas.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Group III SAJC Sires Produce winner SILENT SURROUND made headlines on Saturday with her first foal SILENT COMMAND taking out the Listed Morphettville Guineas in South Australia.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Waldorf is presented with a gilt-edged opportunity to add to his black type record on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 12 September 2017
An international Group One winner is on his way to the Auret family's thoroughbred operation on the outskirts of Wanganui.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 12 September 2017
World class multiple European stakes winner, Illustrious Blue (GB), will be standing at Sonia O'Gorman's Glen Eden farm near Kilmore for the 2017 breeding season.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Keeneland's reformatted Week 1 of the September Yearling Sale produced eight million-dollar-plus horses and fueled significant increases in trade during Monday's opening premier Book 1.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 12 September 2017
The direction of Summer Passage's spring campaign will become clearer after Saturday's Group II Danehill Stakes at Flemington.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 12 September 2017
If you missed the Darley stallion parades at Kelvinside and Northwood Park this year, then now is the time to catch up and see the stallions you really want to see showcased in a user friendly way in an outstanding stallion parade video.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria (TBV) is thrilled to announce that the Avenel Equine Hospital has come on board as its newest major sponsor.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 11 September 2017
The Muswellbrook meeting on Sunday produced the first winner for new Randwick trainer Edward O'Rourke, who took over the stables of Michael Freedman.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 11 September 2017
Newhaven Park has announced the appointment of Katherine Sheridan to the management team.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 11 September 2017
Rheinwood Pastoral Company is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Nevin as Stud Manager.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 11 September 2017
Champion sire Fastnet Rock is having a very strong start to the season with his three year-olds and produced another impressive blueblood winner at Wodonga on Monday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 11 September 2017
Widden Stud's Your Song and Vinery Stud's All Too Hard have been trading blows since August 1 and after posting a smart winner at Wodonga on Monday, Your Song has drawn level with his arch rival, the pair now on eight winners apiece.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 11 September 2017
Footage from last week's Canterbury and Cranbourne breeze ups ahead of the 2017 Inglis Ready2Race Sale are available online.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 11 September 2017
A new season delivers a new crop of stallion prospects as last season's two year-olds step out at three and either soar like eagles or sink like the proverbial.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 11 September 2017
Blue Sky Bloodstock launch premium Racing & Breeding stock consignment operation – Blue Sky Premium Consignment.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 11 September 2017
There is a definite taste of spring in the air at Chris & Kathie Bakker's Lauriston Park with the second crop of resident stallion Rock Hero starting to arrive.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 11 September 2017
A brilliant three-year-old season by Karaka graduate Bonneval (NZ) (Makfi) was honoured with four awards at Sunday evening's New Zealand Thoroughbred Horse of the Year Awards, including the coveted Horse of the Year title.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 11 September 2017
Exciting galloper Countofmontecristo (NZ) (Echoes Of Heaven) scored the sixth win in his seven-start career in Sunday's Jumbo Jet Trophy (1400m) at Kranji, leading home a trifecta of Karaka graduates in the S$200,000 race.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 11 September 2017
After an outstanding Autumn campaign which resulted in three consecutive city wins, trainer Brad Graham now has eyes set on an ambitious Spring campaign with the promising Western Australian galloper Tonkatuff.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 11 September 2017
It was the Bonneval show in Auckland on Sunday night.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 10 September 2017
Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association is proud to announce the 2017 Queensland Breeding Champions.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 10 September 2017
A sister to Lloyd Williams' Group I Ranvet Stakes winner The United States, Hydrangea has played second fiddle to Ballydoyle stablemate Winter for most of the year, however, she turned the tables in the Group I Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes at Leopardstown.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 10 September 2017
Last Friday we ran a story on a new Breednet feature highlighting weekend stakes runners for each sire and how prophetic that proved with the top three stallions by number of runners hitting home runs from their opportunity.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 10 September 2017
Lope de Vega (Ire) is the sire of one of the best horses in the country outside of Winx in Vega Magic, so when he gets a six length winner that has the connections talking ‘Spring Champion’ we want to know more.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 10 September 2017
Toby Edmonds had to settle for third place in the Group II MVRC McEwen Stakes at Moonee Valley on Saturday with his flying I Am Invincible filly Houtzen, but would have gained some consolation with the impressive win of his I Am Invincible gelding Whypeeo at Doomben.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 10 September 2017
The Group II Stutt Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley on September 29 is on the agenda for the Commands colt Silent Command following his surprise victory in Saturday's $100,000 Listed Goldin Farm Morphettville Guineas (1600m).
Mark Smith - Saturday, 9 September 2017
On the short list for New Zealand Horse Of The Year, the Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained mare Bonneval began the new season on the same note she finished the last.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 9 September 2017
Australian Bloodstock's Japanese import Brave Smash (JPN) broke a near two-year drought in Saturday's Listed Bendigo Bank Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley however his trainer Darren Weir sounded somewhat downcast.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 9 September 2017
The Snitzel juggernaut rolls on with strapping colt Menari ensuring his favouritism for the $1 million Golden Rose with a bloodless win in Saturday's $200,000 Group II The Run To The Rose at Rosehill Gardens.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 9 September 2017
The fact that royally-bred Redoute's Choice mare Ravi is still in training rather than being in the broodmare paddocks is a good indication that connections felt that just one Listed stakes win on her CV was not a true indication of her class.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 9 September 2017
Australia's best bred filly Shoals kept her unbeaten record intact when resuming from a spell to win the Listed MVRC Atlantic Jewel Stakes at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 9 September 2017
China Horse Club's striking Snitzel colt Russian Revolution stamped himself a star of the future when downing Golden Rose winner Astern and Golden Slipper winner Capitalist in the Group II Roman Consul Stakes at Randwick back in October last year and while his old rivals are currently covering their first book of mares, Russian Revolution continues to cover himself in glory on the racetrack.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 9 September 2017
Fastnet Rock sprinter Deploy is soaring to new heights this spring breaking the course record for 1200 metres at Randwick when resuming from a spell last month and then breaking the 1300 metre record at Rosehill on Saturday to win the Group II ATC Theo Marks Stakes.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 9 September 2017
The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott unleashed a serious contender for the upcoming $1million Group I ATC Golden Rose when progressive Sebring colt Gold Standard scored a bold victory in the Group II ATC Stan Fox Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 9 September 2017
The Northern Hemisphere racing season in Europe is fascinating for all sorts of reasons, but one of them is the rise of Kodiac and his quest for a record number of two year-old winners.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 8 September 2017
The fast start to the season for Vinery Stud's young gun All Too Hard gained further momentum on Friday with a winning double of impressive maiden winners in Lakota and Waimea Bay.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 8 September 2017
Ampulla Lodge's I Am Invincible x Lustful colt (Lot 139) clocked 10,07secs for his 200m gallop at Canterbury today, making it the fastest breeze up time in the history of the Inglis Ready2Race sale.
Racenet - Friday, 8 September 2017
The first two-year-old trials of the new season were held this week and the winners list saw the first of the Zoustars and a $900,000 yearling, so here are all the placegetters with their breeding and sale details.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 8 September 2017
Progressive Victorian farm Rosemont has pulled off another employment coup with the signing of Woodside stud manager Gerrard Jones to the team.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 8 September 2017
Champion sire, Bel Esprit and 'proven source' Statue of Liberty have gotten off to flying starts in 2017/18 with a host of winners between them.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 8 September 2017
AMONG the most brilliant gallopers in the late 1960s and early seventies were offspring of two imported sires who were juvenile stars in Europe, Romantic (GB) (by Princely Gift) and Without Fear (Fr) (Baldric 11) who helped establish Colin Hayes's Lindsay Park Stud at Angaston in South Australia as one of Australia's best sources of excellence.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 8 September 2017
Group One performer Aloisia will be set for a potentially lucrative spring campaign after impressing OTI Racing Director Terry Henderson in her trial at Sandown on Thursday.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 8 September 2017
The catalogue for New Zealand Bloodstock's Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds is now online.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 8 September 2017
The Spring Carnival is in full swing so we have stakes racing every weekend and for breeders and stallion owners it's all about which sires are doing well and getting the stakes winners when it counts - to get them you need runners, so let's take a look at a new innovation on Breednet showing weekend stakes runners for each sire.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 7 September 2017
He’s the latest winner from the famed South Australian ‘Discreet’ family, but does not have the well -known moniker as part of his name.
Mark Smith - Thursday, 7 September 2017
Allen Paulson came to the notice of Australians when he purchased our globetrotting star Strawberry Road to stand at his Brookside Stud in Kentucky.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 7 September 2017
Vinery Stud's All Too Hard has opened up an early lead on the Australian Second Season Sires list posting his fifth winner of the season a Seymour on Thursday with a stylish victory for three year-old filly All Come True.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 7 September 2017
Changes are afoot at the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' Association.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 7 September 2017
Blanco Belle will face an early test in black type company on Saturday and her performance at Wanganui could fuel a longer-term dream of an Australian classic.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 7 September 2017
One of a handful of Australian bred stallions to achieve global success in both hemispheres, Choisir has sired 84 stakes-winners and left the winners of over $100million worldwide with his sons now standing at some of the best farms in the country.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 7 September 2017
WELL known gelding Restless (Thunder Gulch – Let's Hurry) – bred by the late Major James Mitchell from his private broodmare band at Yarraman Park and sold as a $150,000 Easter yearling, has retired on a high note after an astonishing 48 race starts and 33 eventing starts.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 7 September 2017
The Hong Kong market is an important one for Australian breeders and a sire whose progeny excel in this jurisdiction adds an important string to his bow.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Champion sire Fastnet Rock reeled off two blue-blooded three year-old maiden winners at Warwick Farm and Sandown on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Promising Sebring gelding Our Mantra opened his account with a strong finishing win at Canterbury on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Talented All Too Hard colt Superhard made it two wins in as many starts when he saluted at Sandown on Wednesday in the Champion Thoroughbreds colours.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Chinese businessman Zhang Yuesheng's extensive bloodstock portfolio now includes a significant investment in the New Zealand industry.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday, 6 September 2017
The Daily Debutants list for Wednesday features a half-brother to a dual Group I winner and the last foal of Group I ATC Coolmore Classic winner Bollinger.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 5 September 2017
One of the few top class North American sires to enjoy ongoing success as a sire in Australia, Darley's Medaglia D'Oro (USA) was making news in the US this week when siring his fifth Group I winner of the year.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Ultra Racing have been making news of late with their rising star colt Addictive Nature, but it was a homebred that had Sean Buckley’s black and emerald green chevrons in the winner’s circle at Pakenham on Tuesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 5 September 2017
One of the fastest gallops at the Inglis Ready2Race breeze up session at Cranbourne on Monday morning was turned in by a stunning grey son of Aquis Farm's Artie Schiller (USA), who is closely related to former brilliant grey filly Secret Land.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 5 September 2017
A half-brother to Group I winner Complacent, Godolphin blueblood Ataraxia resumed from a spell to score his first win at Newcastle on Tuesday downing the short priced favourite Legendofoz.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Mungrup Stud freshman Playing God jumped the gun when the first 2yo trials of the season were conducted at Belmont on Monday morning.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Fraser Auret will always have the fondest of memories of his two-time Group One winner Julinsky Prince.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Melbourne Cup hopeful Chocante has impressed his connections with his third placing to glamour mare Winx and bold front-runner Red Excitement in the Group II  Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 4 September 2017
The Melbourne breeze-ups for the 2017 Inglis Ready2Race sale have today been completed at a wet and windy Cranbourne Turf Club, with 82 horses dashing around the track on their way to the sale.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 4 September 2017
So You Think had runners in both the Victoria Derby and Oaks last spring, so when one of his three year-olds breaks their maiden like this we want to know more.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 4 September 2017
Two juvenile trials at the Cranbourne training track in Victoria on Monday morning produced interesting winners for the Tony McEvoy stable by I Am Invincible and first season sire Zoustar.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 4 September 2017
The Rosehill barrier trials on Monday morning featured a heat for new season two year-olds which was won by an I Am Invincible colt from the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott stable.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 4 September 2017
Top class mare Savanna Amour burst back to her best form at Caulfield on Saturday with a tenacious win in the Group III MRC Cockram Stakes, her dam Savanna La Mar a confirmed booking to visit Newgate Farm's brilliant Group I winning sprinter Flying Artie this spring.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 4 September 2017
The spring carnival is not just all about rising star colt Royal Symphony for Aquis Farm's Domesday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 4 September 2017
What do Wolf Cry and Winx have in common?.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 4 September 2017
The Jimmy Choux yearling colt at Lot 6 in the current gavelhouse.
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 4 September 2017
Westbury Stud's dashing grey Group I winner Reliable Man (GB) has sired his first stakes-winner with a dominant win in the Group III 144th Steinhoff Zukunftsrennen at Baden Baden in Germany on Sunday for unbeaten filly Narella.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 3 September 2017
Kevin Manning rode the wonderful Alexander Goldrun (IRE) in all 31 starts around the globe so it was fitting he should be in the saddle when Alexander Goldrun's 3-year-old Frankel filly Goldrush carried the China Horse Club colours to victory China Horse in a 17-runner maiden at h is career debut at Na van.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 3 September 2017
When spring is in the air it's always the time to go looking for a High Chaparral (IRE) three year-old on the up.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 3 September 2017
The opening race at Caulfield on Saturday was won in good style by lightly raced Sepoy filly Watchmespin, a $150,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Mill Park draft with Group I aspirations.
Racenet - Sunday, 3 September 2017
Widden Stud's Nicconi kicked the Hong Kong season of in style with a brilliant debut winner in the first race of the new year.
Racenet - Sunday, 3 September 2017
With the first two year-old trials still a week or two away we're focussing on the three year-olds of which there were plenty in the past week, so here's the list of barrier trial placegetters from around the country in the past week with breeding and sale details.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 2 September 2017
A prolific winner of seven races before Saturday, talented Not a Single Doubt mare Hell or Highwater finally gained the Black Type victory she so richly deserved when taking out the Listed MRC Heatherlie Stakes at Caulfield.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 2 September 2017
Twice second in Group I sprints last season, classy six year-old I Am Invincible gelding Voodoo Lad resumed from a spell to score a comfortable win in the Group III MRC The Heath Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 2 September 2017
Despite earning over $2 million, a Group I win has proved elusive for Happy Clapper, however, the strapping son of Teofilo (IRE) will be among the main fancies for the Group I Epsom Handicap after earning a ballot exemption with his win in Saturday's Group II Tattersalls Club Tramway Stakes at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 2 September 2017
Champion sire Fastnet Rock had a great crop of two year-olds last season and that success has quickly translated into serious spring aspirations with exciting Group wins on Saturday for Formality in Sydney and unbeaten Merchant Navy in Melbourne.
Mark Smith - Sunday, 3 September 2017
In the end it was not the heart stopping finish of the Warwick Stakes, however, Saturday's $250,000 Group II Tatts Club Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) at Randwick proved no less intriguing.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 2 September 2017
Shelley Hale's previous success with the family of Close Up was trumped at Hastings where the eight-year-old came off the ballot to triumph in Saturday's Group I Tarzino Trophy.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 2 September 2017
Kerrin McEvoy made sure he played to Redzel's strength in Saturday's $150,000 Group III Concorde Stakes (1000m) at Randwick, firing the son of Snitzel from the barriers then grinding his three opponents into the ground with a brilliant display of speed.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 2 September 2017
Tony Pike won't be rushed into any decision on the immediate future of the well-related Bostonian.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 2 September 2017
A star in his native Western Australia, Vega Magic is making a believer of even the most cynical easterner with another flawless performance when downing another former WA star Black Heart Bart in Saturday's $1million Group I New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.
Mark Smith - Saturday, 2 September 2017
Ben Melham spent the greater part of the Caulfield straight trying to extract Savanna Amour out of a zip fastener pocket, but once the daughter of Love Conquers All found clear air she accelerated quickly to claim the $150,000 Group III Ladbrokes Cockram Stakes (1200m).
Mark Smith - Saturday, 2 September 2017
John Ramsay needed just $5,000 to take home the broodmare Superb Lady at the 2016 Magic Millions Broodmare Sale and the foal she was carrying at the time, Super Ex, led home the $1,600,000 Frankel colt Merovee and Godolphin's blue-blooded Street Cry colt Beau Geste, who is out of a $1,150,000 mare, in Saturday's ANZ Bloodstock News Hcp (1300m) at Randwick.
Racenet - Saturday, 2 September 2017
A full field of 14 will line up in Saturday's A$200,000 Inglis China-Australia Cup Final (1200m) at Yulong Racecourse in Shanxi.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 2 September 2017
Standing at Coolmore Australia in the Hunter Valley this spring, Starspangledbanner sired a stakes-winner overnight in France when classy mare Meliora took out the Listed Grand Prix de Fontainbleau for the second year in a row.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 1 September 2017
Group III placed last season in the Kembla Classic, talented Snitzel mare Lubiton put the writing on the wall she was in for a good campaign when winning first up at Canterbury last month and went right on with the job when taking out the Listed Mona Lisa Stakes at Wyong on Friday.
Mark Smith - Friday, 1 September 2017
Ageless warrior Destiny's Kiss kicked off his seventh season on the track with a typically fighting win in Friday's $160,000 Listed Carlton Mid Wyong Cup (2100m).
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 1 September 2017
AS a full brother to Group I winner Sweet Idea it’s no wonder this colt made $1,100,000 when offered at the Magic Millions by Arrowfield Stud.
Mark Smith - Friday, 1 September 2017
Having to compete for exposure with Triple Crown hero American Pharoah (USA) as the new boys on the Coolmore sire roster in 2017 would seem a daunting task, however, breeders have flocked to Air Force Blue (USA) and it's not difficult to see why.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 1 September 2017
A day after three-year-old Savabeel colt Addictive Nature recorded his first stakes success by winning the Group III ATC Ming Dynasty over 1400m at Rosehill Gardens, his dam Generous Nature foaled an impressive half-sister at Sledmere Stud.
Mark Smith - Friday, 1 September 2017
Any number of three-year-old’s nominated for Saturday’s Group III H D F McNeil Stakes (1200m) would be a worthy candidate for Best On Breeding, however, we have settled on a colt that comes from the family of the highly promising High Chaparral filly Anchor Bid who did the right thing by us at Flemington recently.
Racenet - Friday, 1 September 2017
All is in readiness for next week's official breeze-ups ahead of the 2017 Inglis Ready2Race Sale.
Racenet - Friday, 1 September 2017
Launched in December 2014 after 3 years of development Bloodstock Auction has just celebrated their 100th Online Thoroughbred Auction.
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 1 September 2017
Aquis Farm shuttler Dream Ahead (USA) has been in hot form during the month of August adding yet another new stakes-winner to his tally with a victory in the Listed Abergwaun Stakes at Tipperary in Ireland overnight for promising filly Gorane.