Tara Madgwick - Tuesday February 25
The Rosehill trials on Tuesday morning featured plenty of heavy hitters in the winners list including Standout, Booker, Unforgotten and Cosmic Force with the six heats for two year-olds producing plenty of interesting winners including the most expensive yearling by Not a Single Doubt sold in 2019.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday February 25
A homebred for Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, as was her dual Group I winning sire Pride of Dubai, two year-old filly Maha made a winning debut at Bendigo on Tuesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday February 25
Victorian breeder Gary O’Meara of Miranda Park is a man that loves his horses and the 2020 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale will feature four quality youngsters consigned under his banner.
Tara Madgwick - Monday February 24
When you have a commercial broodmare population saturated with the blood of a champion sire, you need an outcross sire to bring in some hybrid vigour and take the breed forward.
Tara Madgwick - Monday February 24
Sun Stud’s dual Group I winner Palentino is poised to make his mark at the 2020 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale where his first yearlings are set to impress buyers next week.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday February 25
As we head towards the 2020 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale where he has nine yearlings on offer, Swettenham Stud’s young High Chaparral sire Toronado (IRE) gave us a ‘One to Watch’ on Tuesday from the stable of Melanie O’Gorman.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday February 25
Sun Stud’s dual Group I winner Palentino is poised to make his mark at the 2020 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale where his first yearlings are set to impress buyers next week.
Media Release - Tuesday February 25
Darley stallions and Telemon Thoroughbreds have announced Champion First-Season Sire 2018/19, Sidestep, will continue to stand in Queensland.
Media Release - Monday February 24
Cambridge trainer Tony Pike will unleash a pair of classic contenders by champion Australian sires Redoute's Choice and Fastnet Rock this week with Group One-wining filly Loire set to contest the Gr.oup II  Little Avondale Lowland Stakes (2100m) at Hawke’s Bay on Wednesday, while stablemate Sherwood Forest will represent the team in the Group I Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m
Media Release - Monday February 24
The Challenge No.10 Syndicate members know they will eventually have to part with their exciting filly Jennifer Eccles, but are set to enjoy more highlights before her farewell.
Media Release - Monday February 24
Records tumbled across the board as a strong local and mainland buying bench led to the 2020 Magic Millions Tasmanian Yearling Sale reaching new heights.
Tara Madgwick - Monday February 24
The Japanese market is an important one for an international sire and Coolmore’s Triple Crown hero American Pharoah (USA)  has made his presence felt in that jurisdiction with an impressive six winners from seven starters including his exciting new stakes-winner Café Pharoah, whose pedigree is an interesting one for Aussie breeders.
Media Release - Monday February 24
Golden Sixty continued his winning ways in Hong Kong on Sunday when taking out the HK$10 million Hong Kong Classic Cup (1800m) at Sha Tin for trainer Francis Lui.
Media Release - Monday February 24
When Eureka Stud’s Scott McAlpine paid $26,000 for the broodmare Coupe Express in foal to Written Tycoon at the Inglis August Mixed Sale in 2015, little did he know the ride he was in for.
Media Release - Sunday February 23
The 2020 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Preview will air on Monday night February 24 at 8pm on Sky Thoroughbred Central, reflecting the great work undertaken by Inglis and supporting breeders to continue to improve the quality of Inglis Premier graduates.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday February 23
Godolphin homebred Cossetot won the Listed Tasmanian Derby last year and placed in several Group races during the Sydney Autumn Carnival and was subsequently sold to Hong Kong where he won at Sha Tin on Sunday under his new name Amazing Beats.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday February 23
The $HK10million Classic Cup (1800m) at Sha Tin was won by exciting gelding Golden Sixty, an Aussie bred son of Darley’s champion sire Medaglia D’Oro (USA), whose last crop of Southern Hemisphere bred yearlings are selling at Australasian sales in 2020.
Media Release - Sunday February 23
The quality runners shone and the updates flooded in for tomorrow's Tasmanian Yearling Sale at the Oaks and Magic Millions Raceday in Launceston this evening.
Mark Smith - Sunday February 23
With old foe Mystical Pursuit back home in her stall due to an elevated white cell count, the way was clear for Still A Star to make it seven wins in her past eight starts and a fourth consecutive Listed stake win in Sunday’s $150,000 Tasmanian Oaks (2100m) at Launceston.
Mark Smith - Sunday February 23
This is what dreams are made of for breeders, purchasing an unraced daughter of the great Galileo (IRE) for a paltry $500, then watching her daughter claim a Group II Wakeful Stakes and a son tan the hides of five Group 1 winners in the Group II Hobartville Stakes just a few months before a half-sister by Fastnet Rock makes her first public appearance at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale.
Mark Smith - Sunday February 23
Justin Snaith trained the winners of half the stakes races at Kenilworth in South Africa on Saturday including the Australian-bred Crown Towers in the Listed Jet Master Stakes.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 22
While Godolphin missed out on the big prize when Hanseatic was edged by Tagaloa in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes they settled for a pair of Group Twos after welcoming back La Trene to the winner’s circle after a year in the wilderness while Savatiano is racing in career-best form.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday February 22
She might be a half-sister to champion sprinter Hay List, but So You Think mare Miss Siska likes her races a little longer and is now aiming up at the Group I VRC Australian Cup in two weeks time after taking out the Group II MRC Peter Young Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 22
On a track playing all day to speed, with a jockey universally admired as one of the best front-running rider in the land, everything panned out for the speedster Pippie as the daughter of Written Tycoon led at every call to capture Saturday’s $500,000 Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (100m) at Caulfield.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 22
Trained by the Victorian-based New Zealanders Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young, conceived in Japan and ridden by former champion New Zealand jockey Michael Walker, the Lord Kanaloa colt Tagaloa repelled the challenge of the favourite Hanseatic in Saturday’s $1,500,000 Group 1 Neds Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 22
With leaders proving hard to beat at Caulfield, punters were on the ball in backing Streets of Avalon down from $26 to $9 and the most likeable son of Magnus didn’t let anyone down when repelling the challenge of Super Seth in Saturday’s $500,000 Group 1 Futurity Stakes at Sandown.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday February 22
A Champion 2YO that won the Karaka Million in 2018, quality Fastnet Rock mare Avantage claimed her third success at the elite level when capturing the Group I Haunui Farm WFA Group One Classic (1600m) at Otaki in New Zealand on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 22
A ground-saving ride by Damien Oliver had the army of owners in Roll The Dice Syndicate’s He’ll Haunt Us cheering themselves hoarse in Saturday’s Group III Neds Zeditave Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.
Media Release - Saturday February 22
Race favourite Vernazza, a daughter of Vinery Stud's champion sire More Than Ready (USA), overcame a wide run and a dogged local challenge to take out the feature event at Matamata on Saturday, the Group II J Swap Contractors Ltd Matamata Breeders’ Stakes (1200m).
Tara Madgwick - Saturday February 22
Runner-up in the Group I VRC Oaks as a three year-old, eye-catching Stratum mare Greysful Glamour broke the ice to post her first stakes victory in the Group III MRC Mannerism Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday February 22
Golden Slipper betting was thrown into turmoil after the Group II ATC Silver Slipper (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday with race favourite Cellsabeel failing to fire, while Magic Millions flop Farnan unleashed a brilliant return to form.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 22
The Savabeel gelding Adelaide Ace looked a stakes-winner in waiting when a last start third in the Group II Autumn Stakes won by Microphone, however, there was a touch of irony in his win over the Rebel Raider gelding Nonconformist in Saturday’s $200,000 Group II Caulfield Autumn Classic (1800m).
Tara Madgwick - Saturday February 22
Scat Daddy’s first son to stud No Nay Never (USA) posted his first Australian bred stakes-winner when the Te Akau owned two year-old Need I Say More scored a dominant victory in the Group III Waikato Stud Slipper (1200m) at Matamata in New Zealand on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Friday February 21
The James Harron Bloodstock colours were in the winner’s circle at Canberra on Friday when two year-old Spirit of Boom colt Aftermath took out the $40,000 Black Opal Preview.
Mark Smith - Friday February 21
Shooting To Win’s lightly raced daughter Ms Catherine is blessed with loads of natural speed, which she used to full effect at Moonee Valley on Friday night when leading every step of the way in the Group III Typhoon Tracy Stakes (1200m).
Mark Smith - Friday February 21
Not a lot went right in the early stages for Godolphin’s two-year-old Sebring colt Gravina who was hung out on a limb from the outside gate before Hugh Bowman elected to push on to the front and it proved the winning move.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday February 20
In 2012, Godolphin took the decision to send Lonhro’s full sister O’Giselle to stud in the Northern Hemisphere and the move has produced two stakes-winners including Zakouski, who won the Group II Zabeel Mile at Meydan overnight.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday February 20
I usually leave the Best on Breeding stories to our terrific bloodstock writer Mark Smith, but when scanning the Blue Diamond field this week there was a runner that really caught my eye.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday February 20
Longwood Thoroughbred Farm is the realization of a lifelong dream for former AFL star Michael Christian, whose passion for thoroughbreds has slowly but surely taken over his life in the best way possible.
Media Release - Thursday February 20
A $700 gavelhouse.com buy is the second winner in a space of weeks for Tapanui-based trainers Nikki and Barrie Blatch bought off the online auction site.
Mark Smith - Thursday February 20
It’s getting crowded at the top of the champion Australian Sires list with the two heavyweights I Am Invincible and Snitzel currently holding at bay the young guns Pierro and Rubick.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday February 19
Leading South Australian nursery Mill Park Stud is never without star performers and the current crop of headline making graduates include Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Away Game and quality stakes-winning three year-olds Dalasan, Banquo and Dawn Passage .
Media Release - Wednesday February 19
Inglis is proud to announce it will conduct a dispersal sale for one of Australia’s most respected thoroughbred nurseries, Luskin Park Stud.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday February 19
The $1.5million Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes is run at Caulfield on Saturday and is the first Group I event of the season for juveniles so well worth taking a look at who bought and sold this year’s runners.
Mark Smith - Wednesday February 19
The first crop of Woodside Park’s Rich Enuff proved a smash hit at the sales last year, earning him a prominent spot on Breednet’s sire profitability ranking and the son of Written Tycoon is off and running with his first winner Plutocrat making the best possible start to her career over 1100 metres at Doomben on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday February 19
Barbaric was not the only two year-old winner for Yarraman Park’s champion sire I Am Invincible on Wednesday with the powerful Ciaron Maher and David Eustace team claiming a Sandown victory with talented colt Holyfield.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday February 19
Godolphin were very active at the 2018 Magic Millions Yearling Sale securing Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Exhilarates among their eight purchases which also included Secretively, who opened his account at Randwick on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday February 19
The red and yellow China Horse Club colours have been carried by some smart winners since the start of the year and we can add I Am Invincible colt Barbaric to the list after the two year-old resumed from a spell to score a stylish victory at Randwick on Wednesday.
Media Release - Wednesday February 19
Group One-winning filly Miami Bound will begin her autumn campaign at Caulfield on Saturday when she lines-up in the Gr.2 Autumn Classic (1800m).
Media Release - Tuesday February 18
Sun Stud has announced that $1,000 for every Palentino yearling sold at the 2020 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale will be donated to the bushfire appeal.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday February 18
Judging by the response to our story on Monday regarding impressive Adelaide (IRE) winner Pride of Adelaide there seems to be considerable interest in the fortunes of the young Cox Plate winning sire. who added another winner to his tally at Benalla on Tuesday.
Media Release - Tuesday February 18
The progeny of former sale graduate Playing God dominated as figures surged during the Book Two component of the 2020 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale in the Swan Valley on Tuesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday February 18
Heavenly Glow was the Champion Australian 3YO Filly for 2007/2008 and she is also the dam of an impressive maiden winner at Benalla on Tuesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday February 18
With the running of the $1.5million Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes this weekend and the first of seven official Golden Slipper lead up races, we can expect the order of entry for the Golden Slipper to now start taking serious shape.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday February 18
The field is out for the $1.5million Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) this weekend with the powerful Ciaron Maher and David Eustace stable to saddle six of the runners.
Tara Madgwick - Monday February 17
Newgate Farm’s Deep Field added a new to his tally on Monday to hit 50 winners for the season which is no small achievement for a second crop sire, whose oldest progeny are three year-olds.
Media Release - Monday February 17
The cracking half sister to speed sensation Quilista topped Day One of the 2020 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale in the Swan Valley on Monday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday February 17
Cox Plate winner Adelaide (IRE) already has a Group I winner to his credit in Funstar and this seven length maiden winner at Newcastle on Monday may well be his next Group I contender.
Media Release - Monday February 17
Letzbeglam could this weekend kick off a successful four-week Group One attack by Cambridge Stud owners Brendan and Jo Lindsay.
Tara Madgwick - Monday February 17
There were 21 heats at the Randwick trials on Monday morning and eight were for two year-olds which tells us the clock is well and truly ticking if you have a youngster with any plan in place to be running in carnival races this autumn.
Media Release - Sunday February 16
Two-time Hong Kong Horse of the Year Beauty Generation (NZ) (Road to Rock) returned to his all-conquering best with a brilliant victory in Sunday’s HK$10 million Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (1400m) at Sha Tin.
Media Release - Sunday February 16
$57,500 Ready to Run Sale graduate Countofmontecristo (NZ) (Echoes of Heaven) could be Dubai-bound after recording the ninth win of his high-quality career with a brilliant performance in Saturday’s S$400,000 Chairman’s Trophy (1600m) at Kranji.
Media Release - Sunday February 16
Underrated sprinter Gytrash led in a First 4 of Inglis graduates when scoring a maiden G1 victory in Saturday's Black Caviar Lightning at Flemington.
Media Release - Sunday February 16
The full brother of 2018 VRC Derby winner Extra Brut will go under the hammer at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday February 16
When a nick between two high profile sires delivers two Group I winners from just five runners it’s probably time to have a closer look at why it’s been successful and how it can be repeated.
Media Release - Sunday February 16
While rugged Queenslander Alligator Blood may have taken out the first skirmish with classy New Zealand contender Catalyst, Kiwi trainer Clayton Chipperfield is confident his star can still win the war when the pair clash again in the Gr.1 Australian Guineas (1600m) in a fortnight.
Mark Smith - Sunday February 16
Punters that were left reeling after the upset win of Gytrash in the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes had the dagger inserted a little deeper when the 3yo Myboycharlie (IRE) filly Bonvicini powered home over the top of the well-supported Pretty Brazen in Saturday’s Group III The Vanity (1400m) at Flemington.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday February 15
The late Sebring delivered a new stakes-winner for leading WA owner breeders Bob and Sandra Peters when three year-old gelding Superstorm took out the Listed WATC Challenge Stakes (1500m) at Ascot on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 15
Trainer John Thompson has set some lofty goals for Sweet Deal after the daughter of Casino Prince made it four wins from her last five starts with a two and a quarter length romp in Saturday's Group III Triscay Stakes (1200m) at Randwick.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 15
After being beaten as an odds-on favourite in the Expressway Stakes at Randwick last start, Alizee was back on her pedestal after finishing strongly along the rail to capture Saturday’s Group II Apollo Stakes at Randwick.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 15
South Australian-trained gelding Gytrash left some of the nations slickest sprinters with windburn following a dominant performance in Saturday’s $750,000 Group 1 in the Lightning Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 15
Godolphin’s trio of Group 1 winning three-year-old fillies, Flit, Lyre and Sidestep went 1-2-3 when they resumed in Saturday’s Group II Light Fingers Stakes at Randwick.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 15
Former West Australian Special Reward was none too keen to get to the barriers for Saturday’s Group III Cellarbrations Southern Cross Stakes (1200m) but he saved his antics to pre-race because he was all business in the run bringing a timely update for his MM Perth bound half-sister.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 15
What often appears to be a match race on paper rarely turns out that way, but the pride of Queensland Alligator Blood and the New Zealand champion Catalyst turned on a race for the ages in Saturday’s Group III C S Hayes Stakes at Flemington.
Mark Smith - Saturday February 15
A $340,000 purchase by Spicer Thoroughbreds out of the Aquis draft at the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Incredulous Dream is the highest priced yearling to sell by her first season sire Press Statement but it looks money well spent after she made an impressive racetrack debut over 1100 metres at Bendigo on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday February 15
A $1,050,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Hermitage Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd / Wexford Stables / Andrew Williams Bloodstock from the Coolmore draft, exciting ro three year-old Dragon Leap was in hot form at Ellerslie on Saturday when scoring a dominant win in the Group II Jamieson Park Avondale Guineas (2100m).
Media Release - Saturday February 15
Promising three-year-old Lightning Jack made it back-to-back victories at stakes level when he produced a gritty effort to take out the Listed ILT Ascot Park Hotel Southland Guineas (1600m) at Invercargill.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday February 15
The Listed ATC Lonhro Plate (1000m) a Randwick on Saturday produced a brilliant form reversal for the winner Supreme Idea, who led all the way to win by more than a length.
Media Release - Saturday February 15
Lightweight runner Polzeath upset the applecart at Ellerslie on Saturday when he took out the Group II Joe McDonald Avondale Cup (2400m).
Tara Madgwick - Saturday February 15
The Listed VRC Talindert Stakes (1100m) at Flemington has been won by some very good horses over the years including All Too Hard, who is a close relation of this year’s winner Ole Kirk.
Tara Madgwick - Friday February 14
The Listed MVRC Torney Night Cup (2500m) at Moonee Valley on Friday evening was won by progressive Irish bred Redoute’s Choice gelding Dabiyr (IRE).
Mark Smith - Friday February 14
Making just his second start, the regally-bred Deep Impact colt Impactful broke his maiden over 1550 metres at Canterbury on Friday, which has proved timely for Arrowfield Stud who will consign his half-brother by Not A Single Doubt to the upcoming Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
Mark Smith - Friday February 14
It’s an exciting day of racing at Flemington on Saturday with the feature the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes battling for the limelight with the Group III C S Hayes Stakes where the New Zealand sensation Catalyst takes on the pride of Queensland, Alligator Blood.
Breednet - Friday February 14
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.
Breednet - Friday February 14
For the Victorian-sired filly who has graced our tracks four times to remain unbeaten the three-year-old filly sure is ‘something special’.
Media Release - Friday February 14
Bloodstockauction.com just keeps going from strength to strength and what a great success it was for one of the site's 14,000 members when Akeed Mofeed filly Jyoti recorded a particularly gutsy victory in the Listed Gold Sovereign Stakes in Tasmania on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday February 13
Four juvenile heats on the synthetic track at Warwick Farm on Thursday produced some interesting winners including spring stakes-winner Every Rose, but there was one winner that caught the eye on every level, from ability to pedigree to sheer wow factor!
Tara Madgwick - Thursday February 13
We write a lot of stories about expensive Snitzel offspring, but what about this horse, his cheapest yearling to be sold at Inglis Easter 2019 and a debut winner today at Wagga.
Media Release - Thursday February 13
A superior domestic and international buying bench with an insatiable demand for quality will present owners and vendors with a world class opportunity on the Gold Coast this May and June.
Media Release - Thursday February 13
After an action-packed week of selling, final results have been accumulated from the 94th National Yearling Sale Series at the iconic Karaka Sales Complex.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday February 13
A busy three days of selling at the 2020 Inglis Classic Sale has come to a successful conclusion for Lime Country Thoroughbreds (LCT).
Media Release - Thursday February 13
Twelve months ago, 22-year-old Jack Cripps was working in truck sales in rural Western Australia, on Saturday night he received the prestigious Chairman’s Award from Thoroughbred Industry Careers (TIC) for his attitude towards learning at the graduation ceremony of the inaugural intake of Explorer Cadets.
Media Release - Thursday February 13
Rick Williams is predicting a career-best performance from star New Zealand three-year-old Catalyst in Saturday's Gr.3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) at Flemington.
Media Release - Thursday February 13
G3-placed mare Tizso Wicked has topped the Inglis Digital February (Early) Online Sale, selling to Spendthrift Australia for $150,000.
Media Release - Thursday February 13
When Joe O’Neill from Prime Thoroughbreds attended the 2018 Classic Yearling Sale – the first ever sale at Riverside stables – he did so with a cunning plan.
Media Release - Wednesday February 12
Among the ownership group of Inglis Millennium winner Prime Star are Robert Walton and Colin Lamonde.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday February 12
This time last year Not a Single Doubt colt Stronger was contesting Golden Slipper lead ups and 12 months on he’s broken the ice in sizzling fashion at Happy Valley for his new trainer John Moore.
Mark Smith - Wednesday February 12
Sensationally backed South Australian visitor Jyoti fought on tenaciously under Jamie Kah to claim Wednesday’s $150,000 Listed Alpha Gold Sovereign Stakes (1220m) at Launceston.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday February 12
The Sandown meeting on Wednesday started with a double for champion sire Fastnet Rock with smart filly Cloudbreaker stamping herself as a horse to follow.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday February 12
Constructing an appealing stallion roster for a respected and successful commercial farm that seeks to offer something for everyone is no easy task and Adam Sangster had the feeling something was missing at Swettenham Stud, until now.