|Lope De Vega Scaling the Heights in Both Hemispheres|
It would be drawing a long bow to suggest that Lope De Vega (IRE) could have been the answer to Nathan Tinkler's financial woes but there's no denying the 2010 Poule d'Essai des Poulains and Prix du Jockey Club hero is running hot in both hemispheres.
|Shamardal Colt Breaks His Maiden in Style at Caulfield|
A valuable prize here in the final metropolitan 2yo race of the season in Melbourne for the lightly raced Shamport who looks to have an exciting future judging on his two and a quarter length win in Saturday's $150,000 Join Victorian Breeders VOBIS Gold Ingot (1400m) at Caulfield.
|Mannington's Last Hurrah|
After finishing last at his career debut at Canterbury on June 21 there was not a lot of love in the betting ring for Godolphin's Catesby in Wednesday's TAB Handicap over 1200 metres, but the chestnut performed above expectations when third behind a couple of promising ones in Calculated (So You Think) and Brave Song (Your Song).
|Shamardal's Artistry Claims a Third Group Three|
Making her first start since winning the Group III Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day, the 5yo Shamardal mare Artistry came from last on the turn under Sam Clipperton to edge her
better fancied stablemate Dothraki in Saturday's Group III
Smotth FM Maurice McCarten Stakes at Rosehill Gardens.
|Shamardal Import Impresses on Debut|
Paul Fudge's Waratah Thoroughbreds splashed out €350,000 (A$473,000) for 3yo filly Insoumise (Galileo x Featherquest, by Rainbow Quest) at the 2011 Arqana Breeding Stock Sale and it is beginning to look like money well spent.
|More Group Success for Artistry |
based owner/breeder Neven Botica has been enjoying success of late through his
young New Zealand based stallion Dalghar (Fr), but was in the winner's circle at
Flemington on Cup Day with classy mare Artistry, winner of the Group III VRC Hong
Kong Jockey Club Stakes.