Mark Smith - Saturday December 14
Former brilliant 2-year-old Ef Troop looked back to somewhere near his best following an authoritative win in Saturday’s Listed Xmas Quality (1200m) at Morphettville.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday December 14
Undefeated Foxwedge mare Run Fox Run kept her unbeaten record intact when returning from a spell at Kenilworth in South Africa on Saturday to win the Group II Southern Cross Stakes (1000m).
Mark Smith - Saturday December 14
Purchased for $25,000 at the Inglis May Monthly Online Sale, the Robert Heathcote-trained gelding Deep Image earned that back with interest with his first stakes win in Saturday’s Listed Lough Neagh Stakes at Eagle Farm.
Mark Smith - Saturday December 14
Few horses deserve a stakes win more than the honest Quackerjack but the son of Not A Single Doubt sent his supporters to the bar after nosing out Invincible Gem in a heart-stopping finish to Saturday’s $250,000 Group II Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday December 14
All Too Hard’s sensational three year-old Alligator Blood returned from a break at Eagle Farm on Saturday to score a dominant win in the Listed BRC Gold Edition Plate (1200m) cementing his place as a hot favourite for the $2million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas next month at the Gold Coast.
Mark Smith - Saturday December 14
A Grade II winner at Saratoga and Grade 1 placed at Belmont, the imported Touch Gold mare Sharp Susan (USA) has certainly left her mark in her five seasons in Australia.
Mark Smith - Saturday December 14
Following two very impressive barrier trial wins, punters rallied behind Peter and Paul Snowden’s debutant Wild Ruler in Saturday’s $500,000 (RL) Inglis Nursery (1000m) at Randwick and the handsome son of Snitzel did not let them down.
Media Release - Saturday December 14
Matamata visitor Lilikoi showed she was on track for further age-group riches this summer with a comprehensive victory in Saturday’s Group III Lawnmaster Eulogy Stakes (1600m) at Awapuni bringing a pedigree update for her Karaka bound half-brother by Vadamos.
Media Release - Saturday December 14
Underrated mare The Real Beel made a winning return from a disappointing Australian spring campaign when she stormed home to take out the Group II Cal Isuzu Stakes (1600m) at Te Rapa.
Mark Smith - Saturday December 14
While Morton’s Fork wore out his welcome at Godolphin, the 6-year-old son of Ad Valorem (USA) showed he has plenty left to offer by giving his new owners a real Christmas gift after he proved much the best in Saturday’s Listed ATC Christmas Cup (2400m) at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday December 14
The powerful Godolphin team won the 2019 Magic Millions 2YO Classic with expensive Snitzel filly Exhilarates and their subsequent shopping spree at the Gold Coast may have produced a contender for 2020 in Brazen Beau colt Conceited.
Media Release - Saturday December 14
Local galloper Justamaiz left no excuses for his rivals as he led all the way to capture the day’s feature staying contest at Te Rapa, the Group III SKY CITY Hamilton Waikato Cup (2400m).
Tara Madgwick - Saturday December 14
With the $500,000 Inglis Nursery taking centre stage at Randwick on Saturday, Magic Millions contenders had to look further afield with impressive debut winners at Kembla and Morphettville no doubt harbouring dreams of a trip to the Gold Coast next month.
Media Release - Saturday December 14
Giant galloper Julius gave his rivals weight and a beating when he ground out a gutsy victory at Te Rapa on Saturday bringinga pedigree update for his Karaka bound half-brother.
Tara Madgwick - Friday December 13
It’s no secret this young stallion has been churning out the winners this season, but did we realise he is now the leading sire of three year-old winners in the country ahead of champion sires Fastnet Rock and I am Invincible.
Mark Smith - Friday December 13
The $900,000 Snitzel colt Battleground could not quite get the job done on debut when a luckless second in a 3yo colts and geldings maiden over 1200 metres at Canterbury on Friday but two races later the $1,100,000 Snitzel filly Arousal broke her maiden with some authority.
Breednet - Friday December 13
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 - Friday December 13
Eminent Australian owner Francis Cook has returned to New Zealand this week, the source of one of his standout racetrack performers.
Media Release - Friday December 13
Swettenham Stud, Adam Sangster and the entire team are thrilled to announce that the former highly successful brand, Collingrove, will re-launch into the bloodstock marketplace this March at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sales at Oaklands with Daniel Brash at the helm.
Tara Madgwick - Friday December 13
Our ‘Nicks that Click’ stories are some of the most popular on Breednet so we thought in the lead up to Magic Millions and before the majority of yearling images are uploaded we’d assess the pedigrees and see what jumps off the page as a horse we just can’t wait to see!
Media Release - Friday December 13
Graduates from five of Inglis’ sales will be represented in Saturday’s $500,000 Listed Inglis Nursery at Randwick.
Media Release - Friday December 13
Right from the time he was a foal Riodini, the winner of the recent Gr.3 Bonecrusher Stakes (1400m), was a horse with charisma.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday December 12
Three year old Uncle Mo (USA) filly Tobefair opened her account when saluting at Vaal on Thursday at her fourth start bringing a pedigree update to her half-sister headed to Karaka.
Media Release - Thursday December 12
There have been plenty of amazing and unique circumstances which have led to that so called sliding door moment where a person suddenly finds themselves as the owner of a racehorse.
Mark Smith - Thursday December 12
A facile winner at his career debut at Canberra over three weeks back, Aquis Farm and Phoenix Thoroughbred’s Not A Single Doubt colt Farnan will head to the Gold Coast with a favourites chance following a dominant performance in Thursday’s $200,000 Magic Millions Wyong 2yo Classic (1100m).
Mark Smith - Thursday December 12
With a prize of $500,000 Saturday’s Inglis Nursery (1000m) at Randwick will provide connections of the winner an early Christmas present but it will have extra meaning for those in the ownership of Encountabull.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday December 12
Last seen winning the Listed ATC Sir Brian Crowley Stakes at Randwick in late October, the Mark Newnham trained three year-old Diamond Thunder booked his ticket to Magic Millions day at the Gold Coast with a brilliant win in the $100,000 Magic Millions Wyong Stakes on Thursday.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday December 12
A respected pedigree analysis tool for thoroughbred industry professionals for the past 15 years, G1 Goldmine has been upgraded and enhanced under new Managing Director Matthew Ennis.
Media Release - Thursday December 12
Exciting three-year-old Scorpz will be tested over 2000m for the first time at Ellerslie on Sunday in preparation for the Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) in February.
Media Release - Wednesday December 11
An “extraordinarily strong’’ Premier Yearling Sale catalogue featuring siblings to the likes of Mystic Journey, Extra Brut and Oohood is now available online.
Media Release - Wednesday December 11
Some new names are set to be added to the points table for the New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series after Saturday’s third leg, the $70,000 Group Three LawnMaster Eulogy Stakes (1600m) at Awapuni.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday December 11
Progressive Deep Field colt Scorpius posted his second win from just four starts when surging away to win as he pleased at Sandown on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday December 11
The three year-old half-sister by Pierro to brilliant multiple Group II winning mare Mizzy opened her account in New Zealand on Wednesday with a commanding victory.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday December 11
Our ‘Nicks that Click’ stories are some of the most popular on Breednet so we thought in the lead up to Magic Millions and before the majority of yearling images are uploaded we’d assess the pedigrees and see what jumps off the page as a horse we just can’t wait to see!
Media Release - Wednesday December 11
Following on from a hugely successful fundraising campaign throughout November, Triple Crown are now offering the chance to secure some priceless racing memorabilia, with all proceeds going towards our charity fundraiser for the McGrath Foundation.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday December 11
It was an action packed juvenile maiden at Rosehill on Wednesday with race favourite Blondeau appearing set for victory before Star Witness colt Aim unleashed a sizzling burst to claim an eye-catching debut victory.
Media Release - Tuesday December 10
Keeneland has cataloged 1,827 horses for its 62nd January Horses of All Ages Sale, which will cover five sessions from Jan. 13-17. January Sale catalogs are available online at Keeneland.com. Print catalogs are scheduled to be delivered around Dec. 20.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday December 10
Our ‘Nicks that Click’ stories are some of the most popular on Breednet so we thought in the lead up to Magic Millions and before the majority of yearling images are uploaded we’d assess the pedigrees and see what jumps off the page as a horse we just can’t wait to see!
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday December 10
When we uploaded this foal to our gallery this morning and released the picture to our Facebook account there was intense interest in this most striking youngster so we thought a follow up story was warranted.
Media Release - Tuesday December 10
Dawson Stud graduate This’ll Testya provided an early update for the 2020 Perth Magic Millions Yearling Sale with a breath-taking victory at Ascot on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday December 10
Our ‘Nicks that Click’ stories are some of the most popular on Breednet so we thought in the lead up to Magic Millions and before the majority of yearling images are uploaded we’d assess the pedigrees and see what jumps off the page as a horse we just can’t wait to see!
Media Release - Monday December 9
The sale of star mare Consensus (NZ) (Postponed) on gavelhouse.com has set an Australasian online auction record of $622,500 to the bid of Yulong Investments on Monday night.
Tara Madgwick - Monday December 9
The final Thoroughbred Sport Horse Association classes of the year were held at the Chatham Park Summer Classic in Sydney last weekend at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre with strong fields in all classes which were dominated by outstanding young rider Charly Robinson and her 12 year old mare Pure Obsession.
Tara Madgwick - Monday December 9
The sad loss of Yarraman Park's much loved sire Hinchinbrook was highlighted yet again at Sha Tin on Sunday when his quality sprinter Beat the Clock led home an Aussie bred first four in the Group I HK International Sprint.
Media Release - Monday December 9
New Zealand-bred gelding Gunga Din (NZ) (ShamExpress) relished a hot race tempo at Rosehill in Sydney on Saturday to street his Highway Handicap rivals and pull off another training coup for veteran Canberra trainer Keith Dryden.
Media Release - Monday December 9
Wyndspelle’s (NZ) breakthrough Group One win topped off a big day at Trentham on Saturday for Haunui Farm.
Tara Madgwick - Monday December 9
Boutique South Coast based thoroughbred operation Bell View Park has a new manager with accomplished horse woman Mikayla Jeffcoat taking up the role.
Media Release - Sunday December 8
Karaka 2020 will see buyers flock to New Zealand from all around the world, lured by a compelling record of graduate success.
Media Release - Sunday December 8
For the fourth year in a row and the fifth time in the last six years, the HK$20 million Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) has been won by a Karaka graduate.
Media Release - Sunday December 8
Outstanding Premier Yearling Sale graduate Beat The Clock claimed his third G1 success of the year in today’s Hong Kong Sprint, in a race where the first six horses over the line were Inglis graduates.
Media Release - Sunday December 8
The Mitchell family are pleased to announce that Matt Scown will be returning to Yarraman Park to join the management team in 2020.
Mark Smith - Sunday December 8
The Japanese sent a strong contingent for this year’s International Race Day at Sha Tin and they carried of three of the four Group 1 races with Win Bright (JPN) putting the stamp on a great day when he edged the valiant Magic Wand (IRE) by a short-head in the days feature, the Group 1 The Longines Hong Kong Cup.
Mark Smith - Sunday December 8
It’s been some day for the Japanese stallion Daiwa Major (Sunday Silence) whose 2-year-old daughter Resistencia (JPN) assured her place as the champion filly in Japan with a record-breaking win in the Group 1 Hanshin Fillies Stakes shortly before his 3-year-old son Admire Mars (JPN) dominated the finish of the Longines Hong Kong Mile at Sha Tin.
Mark Smith - Sunday December 8
It’s the Joao Moreira show at Sha Tin as the ‘magic man’ added the Group 1 Longines Hong Kong Sprint to his victory in the HK Vase as the John Size-trained Beat The Clock earned his third win at the highest level.
Mark Smith - Sunday December 8
The Japanese drew first blood on Hong Kong International Race Day filling three of the first four places in the Group 1 Hong Kong Vase.  
Media Release - Sunday December 8
Co-trainer Graeme Rogerson admits he still hasn’t worked out whether enigmatic three-year-old Mascarpone has a sprinting or staying future ahead of him, but what he does know is that he has an exciting prospect on his hands whichever way the cards fall.
Media Release - Sunday December 8
A quality catalogue had drawn the who’s who of international breeding to a Christmassy Deauville for the Breeding Stock Sale, and that winning combination resulted in a very strong set of figures. Last year’s record-breaking turnover was surpassed, with the 163 filles, mares and foals on offer grossing €22,997,000 and the clearance rate took a 4 point leap for 82%. Only the averag
Mark Smith - Saturday December 7
Retired Touchstone Farm stallion Planet Five (USA) was represented by his first stakes-winner at Ascot on Saturday when the Anne King-trained gelding The Celt scored an overdue black-type win in the Group III A J Scahill Stakes (1400m).
Mark Smith - Saturday December 7
Neville Parnham trained Playing God to win the Kingston Town Classic in 2010 and 2011 so it was fitting he would have the honour of training Playing God’s first Group 1 winner and it just happened to come in the 2019 edition of the final Group 1 of the year.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday December 7
Lightly raced So You Think  mare Beautiful Mind scored a career best win in the Listed WATC Jungle Dawn Classic at Ascot in Perth on Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday December 7
Winner of the Group III BRC Fred Best Classic at three, talented six year-old Nicconi gelding Niccanova recaptured top form when winning the Listed BRC Brisbane Stakes at Doomben on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday December 7
Sunshine Coast trainer David Vandyke had a good day at the office at Doomben on Saturday, winning the opening race with the debutant Red Stiletto before closing out the programme with a maiden stake success with the 4-year-old Spirit Of Boom mare Frangipani Moon in the Listed Just Now Stakes (1350m).
Media Release - Saturday December 7
A perennial bridesmaid at the highest level, consistent galloper Wyndspelle finally cracked a maiden Group One triumph when he took out the Gr.1 Rydges Wellington Captain Cook Stakes (1600m) in fine style at Trentham.
Mark Smith - Saturday December 7
The only filly in the race, the Doug Harrison-trained Sanabreanna achieved more than her sire and dam combined when she came from the tail of the field to run down the favourite Massimo in Saturday’s Listed Sir Ernest Lee-Steere Classic at Ascot.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday December 7
Race favourite Riodini provided another example of his burgeoning talent when he comfortably accounted for his three-year-old rivals in the Group III Mitchell Family Bonecrusher Stakes (1400m) at Ellerslie.
Mark Smith - Saturday December 7
Lightly raced 6-year-old gelding Spurcraft hasn’t been off the board in 14 starts and his consistency paid off with a well-deserved maiden black-type success in Saturday’s Listed Bribie Handicap (1050m) at Doomben and credit jockey Les Tilly and trainer Charlotte White with their first stakes winner.
Mark Smith - Saturday December 7
After 21 months in the wilderness, the 7-year-old Raise The Flag (GB) mare Etah James was given the chance to showcase her superior staying powers in Saturday’s $300,000 Listed Pakenham Cup (2500m).
Mark Smith - Saturday December 7
Just six runners went to the post the QTIS Two-Year-Old over 1200 metres at Doomben on Saturday with three by Spirit Of Boom and two by Spill The Beans but the David Vandyke-trained Sizzling filly Red Stiletto saw them all off and earn a trip to the Gold Coast for the Magic Millions 2YO Classic on January 11.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday December 7
There was a competitive finish to the juvenile event at Rosehill on Saturday and it produced another debut winning two year-old for champion sire I Am Invincible.
Media Release - Saturday December 7
Cambridge visitor Not An Option showed he will be a force to be reckoned with in the juvenile features this season when he produced a powerful finishing burst to take out the Group II Platinum Homes Taranaki Wakefield Challenge Stakes (1100m) at Trentham.
Tara Madgwick - Friday December 6
It’s been a good day at the office for Newgate Farm’s Wandjina, who posted a quinella in the opening race at the twilight meeting at Randwick on Friday and then added another winner at Moonee Valley in the evening.
Media Release - Friday December 6
The Redoute’s Choice stallion, Burgundy, was put down at Cambridge Stud today, having contracted acute laminitis in his front feet. His condition had deteriorated over the past 72 hours and the decision was made between the major partners that he should not suffer further.
Media Release - Friday December 6
Riccarton trainers Daniel Champion and Kezia Murphy have unearthed yet another bargain buy off gavelhouse.com, with Niagara gelding Panzer running away to a dominant victory at their home track on Friday.
Breednet - Friday December 6
On Saturday night, over 125 Victorian breeders, stud staff, sponsors and supporters converged upon Inglis’ Oaklands Junction complex for the 2018/19 Victorian Breeders Awards and Christmas Party.
Media Release - Friday December 6
Leading thoroughbred nursery Waikato Stud has strengthened its relationship with the Matamata Racing Club in the creation of a fillies and mares’ race with special meaning.
Breednet - Friday December 6
An outstanding line up of prospective racetrack stars will converge on the Swan Valley early next year when the world class sales complex hosts the 2020 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale.
Media Release - Thursday December 5
The fourth and final session of the December Mares Sale bought the Tattersalls December Sale to a close with a KINGMAN filly heading proceedings. The final session took turnover over the four days of the Mares Sale to almost 58 million guineas, whilst the two-week long December Sale returned more than 90 million guineas. 
Mark Smith - Thursday December 5
Best On Breeding goes international as we head to Japan for the Group 1 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies at Hanshin Racecourse on Sunday, which is set to determine the 2019 Champion 2yo Filly.
Breednet - Thursday December 5
Plenty of interesting two year-old trials around the country in the past week so here are all the placegetters with their breeding and sale information.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday December 5
Australian breeders with foals on the ground by Galileo's champion son Churchill (IRE) will not be at all susprised by the success of the Coolmore shuttler at the recent Tattersalls Foal Sale.
Media Release - Thursday December 5
The countdown is on for the highly anticipated New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance 3x Triple Crown Series. The added feature sponsored by NZB Insurance will see an inaugural three $100,000 Series bonuses for the New Zealand racing industry and a number of early nominators are already set to take centre stage.
Mark Smith - Thursday December 5
It would be interesting to know how many Juddmonte-breds there are in Australia; whether it be tried horse sales or broodmare sales, the progeny of the Prince Khalid bin Abdullah run operation draws buyers from the Antipodes like bees to honey.
Media Release - Wednesday December 4
Respected industry player Bruce Slade is diversifying his involvement in the thoroughbred world, launching new venture Kestrel Thoroughbreds alongside an ongoing role with Newgate Farm.
Mark Smith - Wednesday December 4
Made a Breednet ‘One To Watch’ when she made a winning debut at Sandown on November 20, the Fastnet Rock filly Merited returned back to the scene on Wednesday to make it two from two in a benchmark 64 over 1400 metres for 3yo fillies.
Mark Smith - Wednesday December 4
A facile winner at Taree as his career debut in June, the Clare Cunningham-trained Big Parade stepped straight up to stakes company to round out his juvenile season with a second behind Kordia in a Listed race at Eagle Farm.
Mark Smith - Wednesday December 4
Triple Crown Syndications have already tasted stakes success with Epaulette’s dual Group III winner Military Zone and they have another likely type in the filly Crimlet who broke her maiden at the second time of asking in an 1100 metre maiden at Gosford on Wednesday.
Mark Smith - Wednesday December 4
If you think you have noticed Shamus Award popping up regularly in the winner’s column, you’d be right.
Media Release - Wednesday December 4
Recently retired Group I Zabeel Classic (2000m) winner Consensus has been put on the market, with the daughter of Postponed offered in-foal to Group One sire Iffraaj on online auction site gavelhouse.com.
Media Release - Wednesday December 4
The connections of talented three-year-old Catalyst have identified two major assignments for last start Gr.1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) winner in the new year.
Mark Smith - Wednesday December 4
Fans of the seven-season Widden Stud shuttler Belong To Me (USA) will be pleased to learn that the rising 31-year-old son of Danzig is hale and hearty at Lane’s End Farm, Kentucky.
Media Release - Wednesday December 4
Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman will be hoping 10 is their lucky number this weekend.
Media Release - Wednesday December 4
The broodmare paddock is beckoning Xpression, but one final Group One tilt remains in the offing for the daughter of Showcasing.
Media Release - Tuesday December 3
COPLOW, dam of Group 1 1,000 Guineas winner BILLESDON BROOK, was the headline act on the second day of the Tattersalls December Mares Sale which saw 22 lots sell for 500,000 guineas or more.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday December 3
The powerful Kris Lees stable is not afraid to travel with a talented three year-old and this daughter of Dissident made a winning debut at Tamworth on Tuesday.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday December 3
The latest round of Thoroughbred Sport Horses classes were run last weekend at the Sydney Jump Club Summer Championships at Clarendon with our feature classes sponsored by Freedman Brothers.
Media Release - Tuesday December 3
Newgate Farm will again offer a substantial cash incentive for buyers at all 2020 Magic Millions and Inglis Yearling Sale Series sales that purchase a horse by our exciting first crop sires Capitalist, Extreme Choice, Flying Artie and Winning Rupert.
Media Release - Monday December 2
Sunday’s A$300,000 Jericho Cup (4600m) delivered a dream result for White Robe Lodge, but the iconic farm’s proprietor Brian Anderton was left lamenting the one that got away.
Media Release - Monday December 2
The Waddesdon Stud dispersal was the star attraction on the opening day of the Tattersalls December Mares Sale, realising more than 3 million guineas including the two top lots for the day in THISTLE BIRD and AFLAME. Trade was strong throughout the opening session with turnover topping 15 million and the average and median showing major increases on the corresponding session last year.
Tara Madgwick - Monday December 2
Four heats for juveniles on Monday morning at Rosehill delivered some interesting winners including two sired by Spirit of Boom, who posted his tenth stakes-winner last Saturday in Sugar Boom.
Media Release - Monday December 2
Queensland’s Oaklands Stud has been celebrating a pair of international feature race winners by one of the farm’s new and exciting additions.