Media Release - Sunday October 21
Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association President Basil Nolan is reminding owners not to nominate tomorrow for races on Saturday, 27 October.
Media Release - Sunday October 21
Talented three-year-old Media Sensation furthered her preparation for a tilt at the Group I Gavelhouse New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton next month when she downed her age-group rivals over 1400m at Rotorua on Saturday.
Media Release - Sunday October 21
Nick Bishara was comfortable with the reality of nursing a hangover all the way back to Auckland as he prepared to board a flight home from Melbourne on Sunday morning.
Mark Smith - Sunday October 21
While The Cliffsofmoher (IRE) pulled up one and three-quarter lengths short of crediting Galileo with his 74th Group 1 winner when a gallant third in the Caulfield Cup, Coolmore’s super sire hit that mark when the Aidan O’Brien-trained Magical won the QIPCO British Champions Fillies and Mares Stakes on a magical Champions day at Ascot.
Mark Smith - Saturday October 20
Exciting Snitzel colt Diplomatico is beginning to live up to his $1,700,000 million price tag with a maiden stakes success in Saturday’s Listed Brian Crowley Stakes (1200m) at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 20
Emirate Park's royally-bred Dream Ahead (USA) mare Shumookh added a second Graded victory to her tally when taking out the Group II MRC Tristarc Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday October 20
In what was a red-letter day for Godolphin, the win of the 4yo mare Resin in Saturday’s Group III Nivison Stakes at Randwick was of special significance.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 20
Winner of the Group II VRC Sires Produce Stakes and fourth in the Group I ATC Sires Produce Stakes as a two year-old, Nicconi four year-old Sircconi was gelded at the end of his last campaign and appears to have come back better than ever.
Mark Smith - Saturday October 20
Following wins in the Group II Princess Of Wales's Stakes at Newmarket and a pair of Group 1 wins in Germany, Godolphin's Best Solution (IRE) carried his topweight to victory in Saturday's $5 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup to round out a wonderful seven days for trainer Saeed Bin Suroor and jockey Pat Cosgrave.
Mark Smith - Saturday October 20
New Zealand-bred filly Verry Elleegant was promoted to the top line of betting for the Victoria Oaks after she opened her account for the Darren Weir stable in Saturday’s Group III Ethereal Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield.
Mark Smith - Saturday October 20
After breaking his maiden at the first time of asking at Moe back in June, the lightly raced 5yo gelding Eduardo scaled the heights to win Saturday’s Group II Caulfield Sprint (1000m) and credit aspiring young trainer Sarah Zschoke with her first stakes-winner.
Media Release - Saturday October 20
The last crop of foals by ill-fated Epsom Derby winner High Chaparral (IRE) are three year-olds and they may provide a fitting finale to a wonderful stud career with the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained colt Thinkin’ Big now favourite for the Victoria Derby following an outstanding win in the Group III MRC Caulfield Classic on Saturday.
Media Release - Saturday October 20
A desperate finish to the Group III Sweynesse Stakes (1215m) at Rotorua was decided by the photo-finish camera in favour of underrated mare Volks Lightning.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 20
A one time favourite for the Magic Millions 2YO Classic, From Within has always been a filly of well above average ability and she translated that to stakes success when taking out the Listed MRC Alinghi Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.
Media Release - Saturday October 20
North Island raider Xpression underlined why she is the favourite to take out next month’s Group I Gavelhouse New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) when she handed out a beating to her age group rivals at Ashburton on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday October 20
Showing all the speed of his Golden Slipper-winning half-sister She Will Reign, the Garry Portelli-trained Time To Reign dominated Saturday's Kirkham Plate (1000m) at Randwick from the front to earn his ill-fated sire Time For War the honour of becoming the first first-season sire to have a winner.
Mark Smith - Saturday October 20
Following a luckless second in the Listed Poseidon Stakes at Flemington at his most recent start, Hugh Bowman made sure the James Cummings-trained Ranier was not going to suffer a similar fate in a dramatic finish to Saturday’s Listed Gothic Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.
Racenet - Saturday October 20
This week, 397 youngsters breezed down the home straight at Te Rapa Racecourse with their last 200 metres of work filmed and timed– and once again NZB's Ready to Run Sale vendors have delivered a high calibre preparation of the Lots to be offered at the Sale in November.
Tara Madgwick - Friday October 19
Beaten a whisker in the Golden Slipper to Sebring as a two year-old, Von Costa de Hero featured on Friday with a new stakes-winner when Von Costa Glass won the Listed Murray Bridge Gold Cup.
Mark Smith - Friday October 19
As the sire of Australia's two main hopes in the Caulfield Cup, Ace High and Youngstar, and the sire of the sire of the kiwi-bred Night's Watch, High Chaparral (IRE) has left a vacuum that will be hard to replace.
Tara Madgwick - Friday October 19
Last season’s Champion Two-Year-Old Avantage has suffered a set-back which has seen her ruled out of the Group I  Gavelhouse New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton next month.
Racenet - Friday October 19
A quieter week with plenty of rain on the east coast but there’s still been two year-old trials around the country in the past week, so here are all the placegetters with breeding and sale details.
Craig Tompson - Friday October 19
It’s not one of the obvious highlight races on Caulfield Cup day but the first race at Randwick tomorrow sees an interesting pair of debutants in the half-brother to Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign and this year’s most expensive filly.
Tara Madgwick - Thursday October 18
The Bloodstock Guru gives you the chance to test your skills against the industries best, to mix and match a series of foals with their sires!.
Mark Smith - Thursday October 18
They are coming from far and wide for Saturday’s $5 million Caulfield Cup and while just about every major racing nation has representation there will be more than a passing interest in the result from far away Sweden.
Media Release - Thursday October 18
Some would describe Sun Stud’s sire Fiorente’s progeny as flourishing, which would be an appropriate term, given this is the English translation of the Italian word.
Media Release - Thursday October 18
The Eliza Park Victorian bred Redzel took his earnings to a staggering $15,372,000 when successfully defending his crown in Saturday’s $13 million Everest (1200m) at Randwick.
Media Release - Thursday October 18
There has been a switch in personnel at Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria with Executive Officer Patrick Clancy finishing up after almost three and a half years in charge.
Media Release - Thursday October 18
Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale came to a conclusion with colts by leading first season sires NO NAY NEVER and KINGMAN, and the established DARK ANGEL, leading the way.
Mark Smith - Thursday October 18
Exciting mare Girl Tuesday extended her unbeaten sequence to four in a benchmark 76 over 1800 metres on the Randwick Kensington track on Wednesday.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday October 17
The Triple Crown colours were carried to victory at Caulfield on Wednesday by talented Your Song gelding Brave Song, a $67,500 Inglis Classic purchase from the Yarraman Park draft.
Media Release - Wednesday October 17
Winner of the Group I VRC Myer Classic as a three year-old, top class I Am Invincible mare I Am a Star has been in sizzling form this spring racking up her third straight stakes victory at Caulfield on Wednesday when taking out the Group III MRC Ladies Day Vase.
Mark Smith - Wednesday October 17
Living up to his reputation as a foolproof racehorse, Written By jumped to the front and made every post a winner in Wednesday’s $350,000 Group III Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday October 17
The stakes racing action might be at Caulfield on Wednesday, but champion trainer Chris Waller believes he has another good one by The Autumn Sun’s champion sire Redoute’s Choice and she won on debut at Randwick today.
Media Release - Wednesday October 17
New Zealand Bloodstock takes special pride in sponsoring Saturday’s A$150,000 Group 3 New Zealand Bloodstock Ethereal Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield.
Media Release - Wednesday October 17
Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale continued in robust fashion on the second day with eighteen lots selling for 200,000 guineas or more including another cracking colt by No Nay Never.
Media Release - Wednesday October 17
Rockhampton-based trainer Jared Wehlow has quickly paid for his most recent gavelhouse Australia purchase Onemore Emotion  by winning almost twice his $6,000 price tag in two starts.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday October 17
The $350,000 Group III MRC Blue Sapphire is run at Caulfield this afternoon with some top class colts set to clash in a race used by Champion 3YO Flying Artie as a stepping stone to winning the Group I VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes.
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday October 17
In-form sire Smart Missile has had 47 Australian winners so far this season and added one to his tally in south Africa on Tuesday with a Fairview victory for three year-old filly Landela.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday October 16
Talented three year-old Shadow Bridge opened his account at Newcastle on Thursday for the in-form Mark Newnham stable.
Media Release - Tuesday October 16
NZB’s Ready to Run Sale Breeze Ups came to a close today with the final 201 two-year-olds breezing down the Te Rapa straight.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday October 16
Kooringal Stud have announce the sad passing of their prolific winner-getter Zariz, who died on Sunday of a suspected heart attack at age 21.
Media Release - Tuesday October 16
Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman are likely to have three runners in Victoria this week and forecast rain on Wednesday and Thursday is likely to be an assist.
Media Release - Tuesday October 16
A colt by first-season sire sensation KINGMAN from an Australian bred stakes-winner topped proceedings on the opening day of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale when selling for 750,000 guineas, the second highest price ever achieved at this fixture.
Media Release - Tuesday October 16
Darley have released fees for their 2019 North American roster which is headed by Medaglia D'Oro.
Media Release - Monday October 15
Today’s Inglis Ready2Race Sale took “significant strides forward’’ with almost all key year-on-year indicators on the rise.
Media Release - Monday October 15
Day 1 of the New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale Breeze Ups saw 197 two-year-olds gallop down the straight of Te Rapa Racecourse.
Media Release - Monday October 15
What happens to all the horses that don’t win?.
Tara Madgwick - Monday October 15
The two year-old race at Toowoomba on Monday featured an interesting winner and while he won’t be the best two year-old winner this season, he may well be the flashiest.
Tara Madgwick - Monday October 15
Black Caviar's sire Bel Esprit is back in Victoria this spring for Sun Stud and is riding high thanks to his talented seven year-old Belflyer, who scored a surprise win in the inaugural $1,300,000 Kosciuszko at Randwick last Saturday.
Tara Madgwick - Monday October 15
With every race a stakes race at Caulfield and the $13million Everest taking centre stage at Randwick there was so much happening in the bloodstock world it’s hard to know where to start but a superstar colt and a champion sire, plus the prospect of the unthinkable made it a day to remember.
Tara Madgwick - Monday October 15
Young Coolmore shuttler No Nay Never (USA) added a sixth stakes-winner to his tally overnight in Ireland with All The King’s Men taking out the Listed Legacy Stakes at Navan.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday October 14
Leading young sire Pierro capped a very successful weekend with a third stakes-winner on Sunday after Octabello took out the $350,000 Listed Cranbourne Cup.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday October 14
The $125,000 ATC Victory Vein Plate at Randwick on Saturday was won by exciting filly Anaheed (2f Fastnet Rock x Rostova), a homebred for Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum.
Media Release - Sunday October 14
World-class colt The Autumn Sun extended his almost impeccable career record with a historic Caulfield Guineas win, just three weeks after his breathtaking Golden Rose win.
Media Release - Sunday October 14
Godolphin starsBenbatl(Dubawi) and Blair House(Pivotal) went to war in an exciting Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) on Saturday, but a fast-finishing third in the A$1 million race by New Zealand-bred star Humidor(NZ) (Teofilo) secured him the 2018 New Zealand Bloodstock Caulfield WFA Championship title.
Media Release - Sunday October 14
It’s not often that a galloper who has won fourteen of his 31 starts can be described as flying under the radar.
Mark Smith - Sunday October 14
While I doubt the results of racing in Australia on Saturday will make the annals of Galileo’s greatest achievements, Coolmore’s super sire reaped a rich harvest in Sydney and Melbourne.
Tara Madgwick - Sunday October 14
Golden Slipper winning sire Pierro posted a stakes double at Randwick on Saturday with Black Type success for I Like it Easy and top class stallion Pierata, who returned to top form with a blazing win in the Group III ATC Sydney Stakes running faster time than they clocked in the Everest.
Mark Smith - Saturday October 13
For James McDonald, it was shades of Dundeel winning the ATC Australian Derby, as he was afforded the luxury of standing in the irons over the final 30 metres on the favourite The Autumn Sun in Saturday’s $2 million Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m).
Mark Smith - Saturday October 13
Godolphin threw out a warning that they will be a major player over the Spring Carnival in Melbourne when the imports Benbatl (GB) and Blair House (IRE) fought out a thrilling finish to the $1 million Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield on Saturday.
Mark Smith - Saturday October 13
Triple Crown Syndications Redzel took his earnings to a staggering $15,372,000 when defending his crown in Saturday’s $13 million in The Everest (1200m) before 40,000 fans at Randwick.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 13
Champion trainer Darren Weir has already won the Group I MRC Toorak Handicap with a Stratum stallion in Stratum Star and he did it again at Caulfield on Saturday with progressive five year-old Land of Plenty.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 13
Drawn the outside in the big field of 15 for the Group I MRC Thousand Guineas at Caulfield on Saturday, progressive Sebring filly Amphitrite was a clear last in the run, but at the post she was victorious.
Media Release - Saturday October 13
The powerful Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman stable completed a stakes double for the day when Nicoletta took out the Group III Rich Hill Stud Taranaki Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) at Hawera.
Mark Smith - Saturday October 13
Joe Pride’s veteran speedball Ball Of Muscle took up his favoured front-running roll under Craig Williams in Saturday’s Group II Schillaci Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield and defied all to run him down - nothing could and the son of Dubawi (IRE) earned a sixth stakes win.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 13
The colours of last season's champion three year-old colt and Everest contender Trapeze Artist were carried to victory in the Listed ATC Reginald Allen Stakes at Randwick on Saturday by progressive Pierro filly I Like It Easy.
Mark Smith - Saturday October 13
Last winner of the Group III How Now Stakes, Segenhoe Stud’s Winter Bride returned to the same track and distance to take her winning sequence to four in Saturday’s Group III MRC Cape Grim Beef Steaks Stakes (1200m) (Northwood Plume Stakes) at Caulfield.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 13
Outstanding Zoustar filly Sunlight was back to her brilliant best at Caulfield on Saturday, leading throughout to win the Group III MRC Thoroughbred Club Stakes as she pleased.
Media Release - Saturday October 13
If ever a horse deserved to break through at stakes level it is talented mare Deals In Heels.
Mark Smith - Saturday October 13
Toorak Toff departed Rosemont Stud to Tasmania’s Kingsley Park this season, but he made sure he left his old alma mater on a high note when his son Iconoclasm carried the Rosemont silks to victory in Saturday’s Listed Weekend Hussler Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield and credit his sire with his first stakes-winner.
Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 13
The Listed MRC Inglis Debutante Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday was won in sensational style by Spirit of Boom filly Champagne Boom from Biscara, a daughter of first season sire Rubick.
Media Release - Saturday October 13
The final breeze ups for the Inglis Ready2Race Sale were completed at Warwick Farm this morning before a full catalogue parade and champagne brunch.
Tara Madgwick - Friday October 12
The 2200 metre maiden at Ballarat on Friday had six runners entered for either the Victoria Derby or Oaks and the winner is certainly bred to be a serious Derby contender.
Tara Madgwick - Friday October 12
Few stallions achieve equal success in both hemispheres, so Australian breeders and yearling buyers can often be skeptical when it comes to assessing the first crop Northern Hemisphere achievements of shuttle sires, but it’s hard to ignore what No Nay Never (USA) has achieved this year and that success has been reflected in the Tattersalls sale ring this week.
Tara Madgwick - Friday October 12
The completion of Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book One has given food for thought to the editorial bloodstock writers at UK Racing Post who have looked back on the success or lack there of for the five most expensive yearlings sold prior to this year at this sale.
Media Release - Friday October 12
Four-year-old entire Demonetization has pleased trainer Nigel Tiley and will have his second run back from an injury-enforced break when he tackles the Listed Team Wealleans Matamata Cup (1600m) on Saturday.
Media Release - Friday October 12
A decision taken just on eighteen months ago to try and establish themselves in the competitive world of thoroughbred breeding is on the cusp of paying some serious dividends for Cambridge couple Craig and Steph Dunphy.
Media Release - Friday October 12
Breeze Ups for New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale of 2YO's will take place next week on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 October with each day commencing at 10am.
Craig Tompson - Friday October 12
This weekend sees the running of the Caulfield Guineas – long lauded as a "Sire Making" race, so we thought we'd have a look at just which races do actually point to the top sires, and you could mount a strong argument the best race isn't even a Group One.
Media Release - Friday October 12
Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale came to a close following the third and final session with a record turnover of 106 million guineas, and a decade-best clearance rate of 86%.
Breednet - Thursday October 11
Two Widden sires combined to bring us our one to watch from Mornington on Thursday with an impressive new Zoustar winner.
Mark Smith - Thursday October 11
Born in 1993, Cheveley Park’s Pivotal maybe in his twilight years however it’s doubtful that his influence has ever been higher.
Craig Tompson - Thursday October 11
In a week where the Opera House has been the centre of much hysteria and controversy, the timing couldn't be better for a good opera house story – one about The Opera House, the horse, and her white foals.
Media Release - Thursday October 11
All is in readiness for Monday’s Inglis Ready2Race Sale at Riverside Stables with all horses now on site and inspections are underway for the 183 horses catalogued for the sale, which will begin at 11am Monday.
Racenet - Thursday October 11
It was a mere half head that denied Von Costa de Hero his place in Golden Slipper history, the David Hayes trained colt letting loose with a late dash in the run home after settling at the rear from the second outside gate in the 2008 edition of the world's richest juvenile contest.
Media Release - Thursday October 11
The stage is set for an exciting finale to the 2018 New Zealand Bloodstock Caulfield Spring WFA Championship - the fourth and final race in the Series is Saturday’s A$1 million Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m), featuring series leader Humidor (NZ) (Teofilo) and his closest challenger Homesman (War Front).
Racenet - Thursday October 11
There have been two year-old trials all around the country in the past week, so here are all the placegetters with breeding and sale details.
Media Release - Thursday October 11
The brother to TOO DARN HOT and LAH TI DAR lit up the Tattersalls sales ring when knocked down to David Redvers for 3,5 million guineas on a day of sensational trade.
Racenet - Wednesday October 10
Arrowfield Stud principal John Messara, AM has today announced the acquisition of a 50 per cent interest in Australia’s top colt The Autumn Sun from owner Hermitage Thoroughbreds.
Racenet - Wednesday October 10
He’s the last foal of a prominent member of one of the best families in the studbook and he made a winning debut at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
Media Release - Wednesday October 10
One of the biggest selling points at the NZB Ready to Run Sale of Two-Year-Olds is the sire power of 110 varied stallion profiles, each offering unique value.
Media Release - Wednesday October 10
In just a few short years, many of Australasia’s recent stallion recruits have had their first crops grace the racetracks and the results seen so far have made a big impression.
Racenet - Wednesday October 10
Hitting the headlines on the opening day of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale was the Galileo colt out of Shastye who became the most expensive yearling sold at public auction in the world this year when knocked down to MV Magnier for 3,400,000 guineas.
Media Release - Wednesday October 10
A gelded son of Shamexpress topped today's Magic Millions Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale when selling to Thai interests for $320,000.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday October 9
Two serious Group I spring classic contenders for this value Victorian sire have made him a highly desirable option for budget conscious breeders seeking an outcross sire that works.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday October 9
The all-important barrier draw has been announced for the $13 million The Everest with last year;s winner Redzel coming up with gate one.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday October 9
The Oaks dream is alive for the owners of this three year-old filly by Australian Derby winner Roman Emperor, who died suddenly last week.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday October 9
Australian Horse of the Year Dissident narrowly missed posting his first winner in New Zealand at Riccarton on Tuesday when his two year-old colt Challa went down to expensive Fastnet Rock filly Puysegur.
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday October 9
Champion sire Redoute's Choice's Golden Rose winning son The Autumn Sun will carry the number one saddlecloth in Saturday’s Group I Caulfield Guineas (1600m) and the favourite was well served at the barrier draw.