Tara Madgwick - Thursday November 26
David Ellis and his Te Akau Racing Syndicates are renowned for their success from purchasing out of the Karaka sale ring, but it was an I Am Invincible two year-old filly sourced from Magic Millions in Australia that had them in the winner’s list at Otaki on Thursday.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday November 26
Golden Slipper winning sire Vancouver gave us a promising debut maiden winner at Wyong on Thursday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday November 25
The COVID 19 pandemic has brought many challenges for international bloodstock agents whose business revolves around them being fully cognisant of racing and breeding right around the world, but one thing never changes and that’s the ability to identify quality.
Mark Smith - Thursday November 26
The ATC Champagne Stakes and Rosehill Guineas hero Castelvecchio will be a tough act to follow for Centro Storico who begins her own journey in Saturday's De Bortoli Wines Hcp (1100m) for two-year-olds at Rosehill on Saturday.
Media Release - Thursday November 26
Stephen Marsh looks to have a vice-like grip on the Group III Lucia Valentina Wellington Stakes (1600m) after winning the three-year-old feature for the third consecutive year at Otaki on Thursday.
Media Release - Thursday November 26
He may be small, but he is mighty.
Media Release - Wednesday November 25
Leading Hong Kong trainer John Size will welcome talented three-year-old Bourbonaire to his stable after his purchase out of Stephen Marsh’s Cambridge barn.
Media Release - Wednesday November 25
The four-day Tattersalls December Foal Sale got off to a solid start on the opening day with a son of IFFRAAJ topping proceedings at 57,000 guineas on a day that saw six lots sell for 40,000 guineas or more. The turnover fell narrowly short of last year’s opening session despite offering 18% fewer foals, whilst the average and median rose significantly by 16% and 60% respectively. 
Breednet - Wednesday November 25
Here is the full list of 57 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia on Wednesday with winners and result details.
Media Release - Wednesday November 25
A new Inglis Digital record has been set in the November (Late) Online Auction, with  Small Minds – the dam of outstanding 2YO Sneaky Five – selling for $410,000 to Sandhurst Bloodstock on behalf of Rosemont Stud.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday November 25
David Vandyke has bid farewell to his stable favourite Alligator Blood, who is set to join the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott team in Sydney, but he might have a replacement by the same sire in All Too Hard waiting in the wings.
Mark Smith - Wednesday November 25
A quickfire race to race double for Sun Stud’s prolific Magnus, and it was oh so close to three on the trot at Sandown on Wednesday.
Media Release - Wednesday November 25
Cambridge trainers Shaune Ritchie and Colm Murray have a staying filly of the future on their hands with Samina Bibi, a daughter of in-vogue stallion Reliable Man, an impressive debut winner at Te Rapa.
Media Release - Wednesday November 25
Talented three-year-old Explosively lived up to his name when winning on debut at Te Rapa on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday November 25
The first race at Warwick Farm on Wednesday featured a thrilling finish with a trio of blue-blooded three year-olds seeking to cast off maiden status and the final result decided in the steward’s room.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday November 25
A couple of super interesting trials at Gosford on Wednesday morning featuring an Inglis Easter sale-topper on the comeback trial and a well bred colt by Golden Slipper winner Capitalist.
Media Release - Wednesday November 25
She may have lived on the Central Coast of New South Wales for 40 years but Margaret Reid, the part-owner and breeder of the Listed Ballarat Cup (2000m) winner Irish Flame, is still very much a Taranaki girl.
Media Release - Wednesday November 25
Tough is a word that comes up several times in conversation with Otaki trainer Johno Benner when talking about his talented filly Key.
Media Release - Tuesday November 24
In the first full year of his training career, young Cambridge horseman Glen Harvey has two fillies qualified for the $1m DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) at Ellerslie on 23 January 2021.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday November 24
Three year-old filly Glowing Red has a long way to go to emulate the deeds of her dual Group I winning half-sister In Her Time, but she is now a winner after saluting at Newcastle on Tuesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday November 24
The renowned colours of the Hutchins family made famous by Australian Horse of the Year Typhoon Tracy were carried to victory at Newcastle on Tuesday by the half-sister to Group I ATC Australian Oaks winner Once Were Wild.
Media Release - Tuesday November 24
Cambridge trainer Andrew Campbell is looking towards the lucrative Karaka Million twilight meeting in January with a couple of his promising juveniles.
Media Release - Tuesday November 24
Promising three-year-old Basarwa will have to overcome his outside barrier in the Group III Lucia Valentina Wellington Stakes (1600m) at Otaki on Thursday to keep his undefeated record intact.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday November 24
Five heats for juveniles were held at Randwick on Tuesday morning featuring some interesting winners including a colt by I Am Invincible that made $1,050,000 at Magic Millions and a filly bred to win an Oaks one day.
Tara Madgwick - Monday November 23
There are a lot of ways at looking at our leading sires list, but as we come to the end of spring an assessment of the elite sires by number of stakes winners is always interesting.
Breednet - Monday November 23
Here is the full list of 22 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia on Monday with winners and result details.
Media Release - Monday November 23
The release of New Zealand Bloodstock’s catalogues for the 95th National Yearling Sales Series has kicked off the countdown to the New Zealand thoroughbred industry’s biggest week of the year. 
Media Release - Monday November 23
Inglis graduates were to the fore on the international stage over the weekend with big-race winners in both Singapore and Hong Kong.
Media Release - Monday November 23
Currently in Australia covering his fourth book of mares to Southern Hemisphere time, Triple Crown hero American Pharoah hit another major milestone last week when his Group I-winning 2-year-old son Van Gogh (2c American Pharoah x Imagine, by Sadler’s Wells) was named Europe’s Cartier Champion 2-Year-Old Colt.
Tara Madgwick - Monday November 23
November has been a great month for Kingstar Farm’s young Fastnet Rock stallion Bull Point with four impressive new winners highlighted by exciting two year-old Readily Availabull, who scored a fast finishing win in the $250,000 Magic Millions Clockwise Classic (1000m) at Ballarat on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday November 22
At Sha Tin on Sunday exciting Deep Field gelding Winning Dreamer kept his record at a perfect five for five when scoring a stylish win over 1200m.
Media Release - Sunday November 22
The catalogue for the 2021 Classic Yearling Sale is NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday November 22
Classy Pierro stayer Furore won the 2019 Hong Kong Derby and is back in top form landing the HK$4.5 million G2 Jockey Club Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin on Sunday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday November 22
Torryburn Stud bred and sold sprinter Hot King Prawn will carry high hopes into the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) in three weeks’ time after shrugging off a wide passage and nine rivals to win the G2 Jockey Club Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin on Sunday.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday November 22
Australian bred Medaglia D’Oro (USA) gelding Golden Sixty, Hong Kong’s latest racing sensation, continued his seemingly inexorable march to December and Group I glory with his tenth consecutive win in the HK$4.5 million Group II Jockey Club Mile (1600m).
Mark Smith - Sunday November 22
Champion jockey Craig Williams went to Kilmore on Sunday for just one ride, and he made it count when giving Pancho a peach in the $150,000 Listed bet365 Kilmore Cup (1600m).
Mark Smith - Saturday November 21
Godolphin’s Dubawi entire Ghaiyyath has been crowned as the Cartier Horse of the Year.
Mark Smith - Saturday November 21
Seven days after claiming the Group III WA Champion Fillies Stakes, Watch Me Dance emulated the deeds of Arcadia Queen when she led home a 1-2 for I’m All The Talk in Saturday’s $500,000 Group II Sky Racing-W.A. Guineas (1600m) at Ascot.
Mark Smith - Saturday November 21
Leading trainer Michael Clements had three runners in Saturday’s $1 million Group 1 Singapore Gold Cup (2000m) at Kranji Racecourse including the favourite Top Knight, but he could not overcome his lightly weighted stablemate Big Hearted.
Mark Smith - Saturday November 21
The five-year-old Reliable Man (GB) mare Inspirational Girl provided owners Bob and Sandra Peters, trainers Grant and Alana Williams and jockey William Pike with a third consecutive winner of the $1 million Group 1 Kirin-Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on Saturday.
Breednet - Saturday November 21
Here is the full list of 104 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Media Release - Saturday November 21
Enigmatic Fastnet Rock stayer In A Twinkling was on his best behaviour as he secured his second Group III Franklin Auctions Counties Cup (2100m) with a gritty effort on Saturday.
Media Release - Saturday November 21
Exciting four-year-old Levante made a stunning return to the racetrack as she produced her trademark whirlwind finish to take out the Listed Haunui Farm Counites Bowl (1100m) at Pukekohe.
Mark Smith - Saturday November 21
A rejuvenated Archedemus looked quite sour in the paddock but was on his best behaviour to land Saturday's $1 million The Gong (1600m) at Kembla Grange.
Mark Smith - Saturday November 21
Verry Elleegant has been flying the flag in Australia for New Zealand-based stallion Zed, but she has an able backup in the tough-as-teak gelding Irish Flame who overcame a wide run to do best in a thrilling finish to Saturday's $500,000 Listed Sportsbet Ballarat Cup (2000m).
Breednet - Saturday November 21
Trainer Glen Harvey capped a week he will never forget when two-year-old filly Brix upset predictions by taking out the Listed Fasttrack Insurance 2YO Stakes (1100m) at Pukekohe on Saturday.
Breednet - Saturday November 21
Talented mare Media Sensation backed up an eye-catching performance at the Ellerslie trials earlier this month with a comprehensive front-running effort to take out the feature event for the fillies and mares at Pukekohe on Saturday, the Gr.2 Dunstan Feeds Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1400m).
Mark Smith - Saturday November 21
Warwick Farm-based trainer John Sargent made the trip south to Victoria worthwhile when the first starter Readily Availabull finished best in Saturday's $250,000 Magic Millions 2YO Clockwise Classic (1000m) at Ballarat.
Mark Smith - Saturday November 21
Here is a young horse with a future. Vowmaster kept his record at a perfect two for two with a thumping win over 1000 metres at Moonee valley on Friday night.
Tara Madgwick - Friday November 20
The most successful European first crop sire in history, Tally Ho Stud’s Mehmas has had a big fee increase for 2021.
Breednet - Friday November 20
Here is the full list of 43 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Media Release - Friday November 20
The G1-winning dam of unbeaten 2YO filly Sneaky Five is among several high quality offerings in the latest Inglis Digital Online Sale that is now live for bidding.
Tara Madgwick - Friday November 20
A full sister to multiple Group II winning sprinter Zoutori, the Chris Waller trained Kiku cast off maiden status with a stylish victory at Rosehill on Friday.
Tara Madgwick - Friday November 20
Godolphin enjoyed plenty of Group I success with dashing High Chaparral entire Contributer (IRE) and when he retired to stand at Mapperley Stud in New Zealand they supported him with a number of mares and one of those is the dam of promising stayer Dhakuri, who opened his account at Rosehill on Friday.
Media Release - Friday November 20
Cambridge trainer Glen Harvey will be looking to cap what has been a memorable week in style when he lines-up Miss Ipenema and Brix in the Listed Fasttrack Insurance 2YO Stakes (1100m) at Pukekohe on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Friday November 20
First season sires have good representation right around the country on Saturday with 11 stallions set to have runners.
Media Release - Thursday November 19
Together for Racing International (TfRI) – a global alliance to promote and progress education, community engagement, and career opportunities in the thoroughbred industry – has launched the website togetherforracinginternational.com.
Breednet - Thursday November 19
Here is the full list of 30 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Media Release - Thursday November 19
With a brilliant closure to what has been an outstanding two days of trading, New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale broke their own record in the final moments of Day Two. 
Media Release - Thursday November 19
Masterton bloodstock agent Bruce Perry struck late on day 2 of the New Zealand Bloodstock Ready To Run Sale when going to $450,000 to secure a quality colt by Tavistock.
Media Release - Thursday November 19
As the curtain came down on a successful New Zealand Bloodstock Ready To Run Sale, a colt by Savabeel out of the O’Reilly mare Miss Opulence, a half-sister to multiple Group One winners Sir Slick and Puccini, stole the limelight late in the piece, topping the sale at $700,000.
Mark Smith - Thursday November 19
Just three of the 12 acceptors in Saturdays $250,000 Magic Millions 2yo Clockwise Classic (1000m) at Ballarat have had a start, and only one has won. So, if early betting is any guide, it looks the right spot for Winning Rupert to get off the mark with a valuable prize.
Media Release - Thursday November 19
Nearly 17 years after Te Akau Principal David Ellis bought five-time Group One winner Darci Brahma at Karaka, he returned to New Zealand Bloodstock’s sales complex to buy what he has deemed to be his best son.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday November 19
Champion sire Exceed and Excel made a splash at the Karaka Ready To run Sale earlier today with a $525,000 colt and then gave us an impressive maiden winner at Hawkesbury carrying the colours of her breeder and part-owner Kia Ora Stud.
Media Release - Thursday November 19
Cambridge trainer John Bell had to do a second take when he saw lot 169 at New Zealand Bloodstock’s Karaka sales complex this week.
Media Release - Wednesday November 18
The US Gr.1 winner Honor in War who is remembered for his straight-long tussle with champion Takeover Target in the Villiers-Gr.2 (1400m), a race he was awarded on protest, has died at his long-time home Dara Farm in the lower Hunter Valley.
Media Release - Wednesday November 18
Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale ended today following 10 days of competitive trade for quality broodmares, broodmare and stallion prospects, weanlings and horses of racing age, including nine horses sold for $1 million or more, while recording strong participation from many prominent domestic and foreign horsemen who make up the sale company’s deep buying bench.
Media Release - Wednesday November 18
New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale cemented its unrivalled position in the two-year-old sale market with strong international and domestic buying benches represented on the opening day of the Sale. 
Mark Smith - Wednesday November 18
The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Belieber broke his maiden in some style at in an 1100 metre maiden at Wyong on Thursday, the second impressive winner from this family in the past few weeks.
Media Release - Wednesday November 18
Turning $5,100 into $230,000 in the space of 15 months is a massive feat and one Glen Harvey is proud of.
Breednet - Wednesday November 18
Here is the full list of 44 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Media Release - Wednesday November 18
2020 has been a lifechanging year for many, and Finbarr Leahy has been no exception.
Media Release - Wednesday November 18
International buyers may not have been able to be at Karaka for New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready To Run Sale on Wednesday, but the sales company’s newly established online bidding platform meant they were still able to be a part of the action.
Media Release - Wednesday November 18
Sam Williams isn’t the first to sell a broodmare only to have her progeny come out and perform with distinction a short time later, but he isn’t losing sleep over it, in fact he couldn’t be happier with the result.
Media Release - Wednesday November 18
Brendan and Jo Lindsay’s black and gold checked silks have been prominent on Karaka Million night in the last couple of years through the deeds of Probabeel, and the Cambridge Stud principals are hoping they have another filly that can pick up her mantle.
Media Release - Tuesday November 17
Waikato horseman Chad Orsmby has his fingers in a lot pies, but he wouldn’t have it any other way.
Media Release - Tuesday November 17
Lyndhurst Farm have a proud history selling at the New Zealand Bloodstock Ready To Run Sale and that is set to continue at Karaka this week.
Breednet - Tuesday November 17
Here is the full list of 31 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Breednet - Tuesday November 17
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.
Media Release - Tuesday November 17
South Auckland trainers Peter and Dawn Williams are looking forward to heading to Pukekohe on Saturday where Media Sensation will make her raceday resumption in the Gr.2 Dunstan Feeds Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1400m).
Media Release - Monday November 16
Over the years I have written ad nauseum about what the ATO considers to be a “business” of horse breeding and/or racing for income tax purposes.
Media Release - Monday November 16
With no overseas buyers being present at Karaka for this year’s New Zealand Bloodstock Ready To Run Sale, vendors have been forced to be a bit more creative with their marketing, and leading vendor Riversley Park has been no exception.
Breednet - Monday November 16
Here is the full list of 23 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Media Release - Monday November 16
Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria (TBV) celebrated the successes of the Victorian industry virtually last night.
Breednet - Monday November 16
Time to look at Day Four of quality two year-olds on offer by Kilgravin Lodge at the New Zealand Bloodstock Ready To Run Sale of 2YO’s, this time youngsters by Astern (2), Per Incanto, Reliable Man and El Hermano.
Tara Madgwick - Monday November 16
Godolphin unleashed two smart juvenile winners last Saturday in Anamoe and Sliders with the Hawkesbury trials on Monday showcasing another filly that has future winner for them written all over her.
Media Release - Monday November 16
After an extensive period of consultation and industry review, the Racing Australia Board has finalised and approved a broad set of new traceability rules.  The new rules will enhance and extend the traceability of Thoroughbred horses during breeding, racing and retirement while they are within the industry’s jurisdiction.
Media Release - Monday November 16
Group I performer Supera will resume what will be her last preparation when she tackles the Gr.oup II Dunstan Feeds Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) at Pukekohe on Saturday.
Media Release - Monday November 16
For the second time this spring the Melbourne based pedigree analyst Kristen Manning was cheering home a stakes winner when, at Doomben on Saturday, Jonker raced away to a record-breaking victory in the Listed Keith Noud Quality.
Media Release - Monday November 16
Leading Victorian based sire by winners, MAGNUS has notched up winner #50 for the 2020/21 season – placing him 7th overall on the national premiership.
Media Release - Sunday November 15
Unprecedented support from breeders across Australasia has led to Magic Millions unveiling a star studded catalogue, to sell across seven consecutive days for the first time, at the 2021 Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
Mark Smith - Sunday November 15
Buyers and vendors alike will have to go into immediate training to survive seven consecutive days of the Magic Millions yearling sale at the Gold Coast in January, which has attracted a catalogue of 1273 lots.
Mark Smith - Sunday November 15
With his penultimate crop of 40 live foals on the track this season and 23 to follow from his last hurrah, Redoute’s Choice is most likely going to fall just short of an incredible 200 stakes-winners from his long and storied career.
Craig Tompson, Breednet - Sunday November 15
Time to look at more quality two year-olds on offer by Kilgravin Lodge at the New Zealand Bloodstock Ready To Run Sale of 2YO’s by Pierro, Choisir, Charm Spirit, Flying Artie and Ocean Park.
Media Release - Sunday November 15
Top-class mare Sweet Deal (Casino Prince x Dorothy Evelyn) posted a career best performance to win today’s $1m TAB The Hunter at Newcastle.
Mark Smith - Saturday November 14
A rare heavy track at Ascot was not enough to halt the 4-start winning streak of the Dundeel gelding Truly Great in Saturday’s Group III RJ Peters Stakes (1500m).
Mark Smith - Saturday November 14
Winless since kickstarting his career with runaway wins at Wyong and Newcastle back in December 2017, Jonker made a statement for his new stable when lowering Takeover Targets Doomben 1200m course record in Saturday’s Listed Keith Noud Quality.
Mark Smith - Saturday November 14
It took just two starts for Missile Mantra to earn her first stakes win but another 14 starts to add a second, which came in Saturday’s Group III Summoned Stakes (1500m) at Sandown.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday November 14
Golden Slipper winning sire Capitalist just missed siring two new winners on Saturday, but the potential shown by Forbes and Snowdrop was impossible to miss.
Breednet - Saturday November 14
Here is the full list of 115 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia on Saturday with winners and result details.