Enhancing the Quality of Life for Racehorses

Enhancing the Quality of Life for Racehorses

Equine welfare was explored during the first plenary session on the third and final day (Thursday, 17 May, 2018) of the 37th Asian Racing Conference in Seoul, South Korea. Dr. Peter Curl, the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Executive Manager, Veterinary Regulation, and Ms. Amanda Bond, the Club’s Executive Manager Equestrian Affairs, addressed the convocation. “Enhancing […]

Larneuk Producing Group Quality Horses

Larneuk Producing Group Quality Horses Larneuk has followed up their Group 1 success when El Dorado Dreaming broke her maiden in spectacular fashion in the Gr.1 Sires’ Produce Stakes with Mamzelle Tess finishing a strong a 3rd in a the Group 3 Proud Miss in Morphetville today. Mamzelle Tess is by award winning sire O’lonhro. […]

Another Great Week for Coolmore and Galileo

Another Great Week for Coolmore and Galileo

Another Great Week for Coolmore and Galileo Idaho perfect at Chester Highland Reel’s full-brother Idaho (5h Galileo-Hveger, by Danehill) looks set for a big season and won the G3 Ormonde Stakes with the minimum of fuss at Chester on Thursday. The son of Galileo was sent off odds-on favourite for the staying event and was […]

Fastnet Rock a Global Sensation

Fastnet Rock a Global Sensation

Fastnet Rock a Global Sensation Third Group One Triumph for Shoals Exciting filly Shoals (3f Fastnet Rock x The Broken Shore, by Hussonet) is probably the best bred filly in Australia and also the best on the track. The three year-old scored a resounding win for Tim Clark at Morphettville on Saturday when taking out […]

Group 1 for Larneuk

Group 1 for Larneuk

Larneuk Stud’s Neville Murdoch enjoyed a great day at Randwick last Saturday, excited enough when his home-bred O’ So Hazy was a gallant third after facing the breeze in the Country Championship Final and just over an hour later delighted when El Dorado Dreaming broke her maiden in spectacular fashion in the Gr.1 Sires’ Produce […]

The Fastnet Rock You Should be Taking a Look at

The Fastnet Rock You Should be Taking a Look at

The Fastnet Rock You Should be Taking a Look at The Day 2 top Lot of the Australian Easter Yearling Sale yesterday was a Fastnet Rock colt out of Group 1-winning mare O’Marilyn, which George Moore Bloodstock purchased for $1.8million Today another Fastnet Rock, the full brother to Shoals hammered for a whopping $2.3m. The […]

Fastnet Rock the Star of Inglis Yearling Sale

Fastnet Rock the Star of Inglis Yearling Sale

Another big day of trade at the 2018 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale was highlighted by a $1.8 million colt for champion sire Fastnet Rock that topped proceedings on Tuesday and the overall sale with one session still to come. The Kia Ora Stud-consigned colt is the first foal of Group I Manawatu Sires’ Produce […]

Australian Yearlings are all the News

Australian Yearlings are all the News

Australian Yearlings are all the news today with a stellar opening to the Inglis 2018 Australian Easter Yearling Sale. The sale seen a lot of $1m plus horses and the average was over $350k, if you are not ready to splash out that sort of money on horses Knightsbridge have some very good options. Knightsbridge […]

Knightsbridge Hunting Magic Millions Glory

Knightsbridge Hunting Magic Millions Glory

Knightsbridge Hunting Magic Millions Glory One of the most exciting race series in Australia is the Magic Millions and the Magic Millions Race Day on the beautiful Gold Coast in Australia has already become a feature event around the World. It is a target for owners around the world including Asian based Knightsbridge. “it is […]

2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale

The auction that gives buyers more incentives than any other, the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale, is now online. The sale source of star sprinters Buffering, Spirit of Boom and Winning Rupert and recent $1 million Magic Millions QTIS winner I’m a Rippa, this year will see 389 select lots go under […]

Australian Racing: Godolphin Out in Force

Australian Racing: Godolphin Out in Force

Australian Racing: Godolphin Out in Force The examination of Godolphin’s Australian two-year-old prospects continue at Rosehill on Saturday with the appearance of Cristobal and Roosevelt in races that could lead to more serious autumn targets. Cristobal (Tye Angland), who runs in the G3 Magic Night Stakes, is a winner at her only start and while […]

O’Lonhro Sired O’So Tempting Remains Unbeaten

O’Lonhro Sired O’So Tempting Remains Unbeaten

O’Lonhro Sired O’So Tempting Remains Unbeaten Australian Sires: O’Lonhro Outperforms As far as Australian Sires go, O’lonhro is really outperforming and looks a bargain at only $5,500. O’Lonhro is stamping his progeny with his own impressive looks and considerable presence, O’Lonhro hails from a prolific in-form black-type family. Lightly-raced Goulburn trained gelding O’So Tempting steps […]

Cluster Progeny Start Selling at 2018 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale

Cluster Progeny Start Selling at 2018 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale

Cluster Progeny Start Selling at 2018 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale The rise of champion sire Fastnet Rock as a sire of sires has been clearly illustrated by his brilliant sons Hinchinbrook, Foxwedge, Smart Missile and now Your Song, so Neville Murdoch of Larneuk Stud is more than hopeful he has the horse to write the […]

Big Weekend for Fastnet Rock in Australia

Big Weekend for Fastnet Rock in Australia

Big Weekend for Fastnet Rock in Australia It was a big weekend for Coolmore’s Fastnet Rock in Australia, it started Saturday at Randwick with Shoals (3f Fastnet Rock x The Broken Shore, by Hussonet) her second Group 1 victory and has now clocked up over $1m in winnings. On Sunday Fastnet Rock was once again […]

Larneuk Bred O’ So Hazy Heads to Sunday’s SDRA Country Championships Qualifier

Larneuk Bred O’ So Hazy Heads to Sunday’s SDRA Country Championships Qualifier

Larneuk Bred O’ So Hazy Heads to Sunday’s SDRA Country Championships Qualifier By Ray Hickson at Racing NSW With just a dozen horses in work, trainer Scott Spackman is rightly proud of his achievement to have a likely three runners in Sunday’s SDRA Country Championships Qualifier (1400m) at Wagga Wagga. He’s not a full-time trainer […]

Godolphin Hunt the G1 Blue Diamond

Godolphin Hunt the G1 Blue Diamond

Godolphin Hunt the G1 Blue Diamond by Mike Hedge at Godolphin The Godolphin two-year-olds Plague Stone and Encryption are fit and ready to make winning breakthroughs in the G1 Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday, 24 February. The James Cummings trained pair come into the race with five placings between them and considerable improvement […]

The Grand Finals of Australian Racing

The Grand Finals of Australian Racing

The Championships was inaugurated in 2014 as a “Grand Finals” concept to feature and showcase the very best of Australian racing as the jewel in the crown of Sydney’s Autumn Carnival. 2018 will witness the fifth year of this exciting initiative, launched by Racing NSW in partnership with The Australian Turf Club and supported by […]

Uncle Mo Filly takes Aim at Kentucky Oaks

Uncle Mo Filly takes Aim at Kentucky Oaks

Uncle Mo Filly takes Aim at Kentucky Oaks Heavily favored Dream Tree ran her unbeaten skein to four as she demolished five rival sophomore fillies in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Las Virgenes Stakes, winning by 3 ¾ lengths under Drayden Van Dyke. Conditioned by Bob Baffert, the 3-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo got a flat […]

Fastnet Rock Powers the Success of Coolmore Australia

Fastnet Rock Powers the Success of Coolmore Australia

Fastnet Rock Powers the Success of Coolmore Australia The success of graduates of Coolmore Australia in recent years is showing no signs of stalling if the early months of 2018 are anything to go by. In 2017, there were 26 stakes winning graduates of Coolmore’s Jerrys Plains nursery. That tally includes 5 Gr.1 winners and […]

Uncle Mo Keeps Producing Winners

Uncle Mo Keeps Producing Winners

Uncle Mo Keeps Producing Winners Quality filly Dream Tree (3f Uncle Mo x Afleet Maggi, by Afleet Alex) kept her unbeaten record intact when she scored a commanding win in the $200,345 Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita on Sunday. Last seen winning the Grade I Starlet Stakes in December last year, the […]

Blue Diamond, Golden Slipper: Australia’s Hot 2 Year Olds

Blue Diamond, Golden Slipper: Australia’s Hot 2 Year Olds

Blue Diamond, Golden Slipper: Australia’s Hot 2 Year Olds Exceed And Excel Unbeaten colt Performer gave his G1 Golden Slipper Stakes prospects another boost, along with those of his sire Exceed And Excel, with a hard-fought victory in the G3 Canonbury Stakes at Rosehill on 3 February. Performer survived a tight finish to score by […]

The Kentucky Derby Journey

The Kentucky Derby Journey The Kentucky Derby, presented by Woodford Reserve, is a top rank, Grade I stakes race for 3 year old Thoroughbred horses. The race distance is one and one-quarter miles long, and it is run on the dirt racetrack at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Colts and geldings in the race carry […]

Godolphin Youngsters Hunt Group Glory in Australia

Godolphin Youngsters Hunt Group Glory in Australia

Godolphin Youngsters Hunt Group Glory in Australia by Mike Hedge at Godolphin Having established himself as one of Godolphin’s better Australian two-year-olds in the spring, Encryption returns to racing at Caulfield on 3 February ready to graduate to a new level. On a card that heralds the return of several runners expected to feature in […]

Cluster Yearlings Head to Magic Millions in Adelaide

Cluster Yearlings Head to Magic Millions in Adelaide

Cluster Yearling Head to Magic Millions in Adelaide The quest to find Australia’s next life changing sprinter is underway with the release of the 2018 Adelaide Yearling Sale catalogue. Viddora, the multi-million dollar earner, shone a light on the SA based sale when she raced away for the easiest of wins on the $10 million […]

Godolphin on the Kentucky Derby Trail

Godolphin on the Kentucky Derby Trail

Godolphin on the Kentucky Derby Trail by J A McGrath at Godolphin Godolphin colts Enticed and Avery Island are ready to put their G1 Kentucky Derby credentials up for examination in separate contests in Florida and New York this weekend. Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said both had impressed in their final gallops at Palm Meadows Training […]

Fastnet Rock 2yo’s are Outstanding

Fastnet Rock 2yo’s are Outstanding

Fastnet Rock 2yo’s are Outstanding Some of the best 2yos in Australia are by International Super Sire Coolmore‘s Fastnet Rock. Having made the decision to bypass the Karaka Million, the Lindsay Park team has the Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes firmly in its sights with exciting colt Long Leaf (2c Fastnet Rock x Frustrating, […]

Phenomenal Run for Fastnet Rock

Phenomenal Run for Fastnet Rock

Phenomenal Run for Fastnet Rock Fastnet Rock has gone from strength the strength as a sire over the past 12 months. It is not just on the race track, Fastnet Rock’s sons are proving extremely popular at stud and horses like Cluster are set to extend the Fastnet Rock legacy. The first Cluster yearlings will […]

Magic Millions Book 3: The Hot Lots

Magic Millions Book 3: The Hot Lots

Magic Millions Book 3: The Hot Lots By Knightsbridge Bloodstock It has been a spectacular sale on Australia’s Gold Coast and Book 3 will finish off a record breaking run for Magic Millions. Now it’s bargain time but given the strength of the sale it is unlikely you will be stealing anything. Bullet Train feature […]

Kentucky Derby: Good Magic (Curlin)

Kentucky Derby: Good Magic (Curlin)

Kentucky Derby: Good Magic (Curlin) Foaled on March 1st, 2015, Good Magic was sired by leading sire Curlin and out of Glinda the Good. More importantly, his damsire is 2007 Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up Hard Spun. He is owned by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings and trained by the incomparable Chad Brown. With a […]

Uncle Mo a Star in Australia and the USA

Uncle Mo a Star in Australia and the USA

Uncle Mo a Star in Australia and the USA Uncle Mo was well received at the Magic Millions sale on Australia’s Gold Coast 8 Uncle Mo’s went under the hammer at the Magic Millions averaging $114,375.00 the 6 colts averaged $135,000.00 none were passed in with a maximum of $200,000 and a minimum of $80,000. […]

Magic Millions Book 1 Brings $155,952,000

Magic Millions Book 1 Brings $155,952,000

Magic Millions Book 1 Brings $155,952,000 The Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale has smashed all records for its Book One auction with previous benchmarks obliterated during the action packed four day event. A filly by Snitzel became the ninth individual lot to sell for $1 million or more when she was knocked down to […]

A Look at Coolmore and the Magic Millions

A Look at Coolmore and the Magic Millions

A Look at Coolmore and the Magic Millions Fastnet Rock, Pierro and Rubick sold well at the Magic Millions. Champion sire Fastnet Rock provided the top lot during the opening session of the 2018 Magic Millions Yearling Sale and also finished the day as the leading sire by average. His star performer was a colt […]

The Return of Irish War Cry

The Return of Irish War Cry

The Return of Irish War Cry Isabelle de Tomaso’s multiple Grade 2 winner Irish War Cry continues to steadily move toward his 4-year-old debut, which trainer Graham Motion expects to come during Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet. The New Jersey-bred son of Hall of Famer Curlin has breezed twice at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream’s satellite training facility […]

QIPCO Champ Churchill Heads to Stud

QIPCO Champ Churchill Heads to Stud

Churchill was a gift for headline makers during his 13-race career even if constant mentions of him preparing for battles and, mostly, winning them got a little monotonous. The Galileo colt was crowned champion two-year-old of 2016 and when he won the QIPCO 2000 Guineas and Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas on his first two starts […]

Strong Day 1 at Magic Millions

Strong Day 1 at Magic Millions

Strong Day 1 at Magic Millions The Magic Millions yearling sale is underway on the Gold Coast and Day proved to be a strong market once again. $35,765,000 in sales and a clearance rate of over 80%. The Top Lots were no surprise with Fastnet Rock dominating the big money and Coolmore the leading vendor […]

American Pharoah Colt Brings $1m at Keeneland

American Pharoah Colt Brings $1m at Keeneland

Grade 2 winner Mrs McDougal, the final horse in the ring for Tuesday’s second session of Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale, became the sale’s highest-priced offering when she sold to Steven W. Young, agent, for $1.6 million. Mrs McDougal and a yearling colt from the first crop of 2015 Triple Crown winner American […]

Magic Millions: Before You Buy Watch This

Magic Millions: Before You Buy Watch This If you are thinking of buying a horse at the Magic Million sales then you are already on the right track. The sale brings together some of the finest horses in Australia and the world. The Video above is an excellent must watch video for anyone about to […]

Darley Well Represented at Magic Millions

Darley Well Represented at Magic Millions

Darley Well Represented at Magic Millions The first yearling to be offered at Australia’s first yearling sale of 2018 will enter the Magic Millions ring on the Queensland Gold Coast on Wednesday morning and is part of an Australian breeding and racing industry that is stronger, healthier and potentially more rewarding than almost any other […]

Keeneland Sale Shows Growth in Thoroughbred Valuations

Keeneland Sale Shows Growth in Thoroughbred Valuations

Keeneland Sale Shows Growth in Thoroughbred Valuations Keeneland realized double-digit growth in gross, average and median prices during Monday’s opening session of the 2018 January Horses of All Ages Sale, which was highlighted by the $485,000 paid by Steven W. Young, agent, for Bellavais, a stakes-winning daughter of Tapit from a successful female family developed […]

Australian Sires: O’Lonhro Stars at Caulfield

Australian Sires: O’Lonhro Stars at Caulfield

Australian Sires: O’Lonhro Stars at Caulfield by Kristen Manning Four runners, three winners including a metropolitan double. The very successful Sunday enjoyed by Larneuk Stud’s consistent and undervalued stallion O’Lonhro. Kicking off his big day at Caulfield was the tough Cindy Alderson trained O’Lonera who showed plenty of heart when recording his fourth win at […]

Outstanding Treble for Larneuk Stud’s O’Lohnro

Outstanding Treble for Larneuk Stud’s O’Lohnro

Outstanding Treble for Larneuk Stud’s O’Lohnro As far as Australian Sires go, O’Lonhro is really outperforming and looks a bargain at only $5,500. The son of Australian Champion and successful International Sire Lonhro, O’Lonhro is making his mark with a string of winners all over Australia. Coming as he does from the family of red […]

Magic Millions Bargain Protest Looking for Oaks Glory

Magic Millions Bargain Protest Looking for Oaks Glory

Magic Millions Bargain Protest Looking for Oaks Glory Protest was purchased out of the 2016 Magic Millions winter sale, the Aquis Farm/Team Guy combination picked the stylish filly up for only $20,000 Co Trainer Daniel Guy said “She was the least expensive out of the three fillies costing only $20 000 but they don’t know […]

Kentucky Derby: Baffert and McKinzie Stake their Claim

Kentucky Derby: Baffert and McKinzie Stake their Claim

Kentucky Derby: Baffert and McKinzie Stake their Claim Bob Baffert’s McKinzie took another significant step toward the Kentucky Derby by winning Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes in stylish fashion under Mike Smith, as he dominated by 3 ½ lengths while getting a flat mile in 1:36.58. With Baffert removing blinkers, McKinzie seemed more settled […]

Magic Millions: $1.2m Fastnet Rock Filly Wins on Debut

Magic Millions: $1.2m Fastnet Rock Filly Wins on Debut

Magic Millions: $1.2m Fastnet Rock Filly Wins on Debut The most expensive filly sold at the 2017 Magic Millions Yearling Sale was blue-blooded filly Angel (3f Fastnet Rock  x Dazzling Gazelle, by More Than Ready), who made a winning debut at Geelong on Thursday. Prepared by the Hayes / Dabernig training partnership, Angel was a […]

3yo’s Take Center Stage at Gulfstream

3yo’s Take Center Stage at Gulfstream

3yo’s Take Center Stage at Gulfstream Godolphin Racing’s graded-stakes winners and top 3-year-old prospects Enticed and Avery Island are poised to begin serious preparations for their expected sophomore debuts next month, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said. Both colts are based at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach County, where they have each […]

Cluster (Fastnet Rock) Yearlings in Focus at Australian Sales

Cluster (Fastnet Rock) Yearlings in Focus at Australian Sales

Cluster (Fastnet Rock) Yearlings in Focus at Australian Sales Cluster’s oldest progeny are now yearlings and can be inspected at Larneuk Stud by appointment only. Fastnet Rock’s sons are proving extremely popular at stud and Cluster is the best value of his Group winning sons at stud in Victoria. A stunning individual with great scope, […]

Magic Millions: A Closer Look at Jonker

Magic Millions: A Closer Look at Jonker

Magic Millions: A Closer Look at Jonker by Kristen Manning For the second year in a row Wicklow Lodge’s Jeff Cullen has been looking forward to the rich Magic Millions race day, so very proud that a horse he bred is hot favourite for the feature two-year-old contest. Last year, as breeder of star sprinter […]

Big Races Coming to Gulfstream Park

Big Races Coming to Gulfstream Park

Undefeated Colt Takes First Step on Road to G1 Florida Derby Undefeated Dak Attack is scheduled to make a highly anticipated return to action in Saturday’s $100,000 Mucho Macho Man, the first stakes for newly turned 3-year-olds on Gulfstream Park’s Road to the March 31 Florida Derby (G1). Trained by Dale Romans for Albaugh Family […]

Galileo takes European Sires Championship for Coolmore

Galileo takes European Sires Championship for Coolmore

Galileo takes European Sires Championship for Coolmore As another New Year begins, another European sires’ championship heads the way of the incomparable Galileo. It is amazingly the 9th time that the Coolmore flagbearer has led the way in Europe, with the title never looking in any doubt. According to TDN statistics, Galileo’s runners earned £15,145,613 […]

Magic Millions Gold Coast Raceday

Magic Millions Gold Coast Raceday

Magic Millions Gold Coast Raceday Saturday 13 January 2018 – Gold Coast Turf Club View the current Top 50 in Ballot order for the 2018 $2m Magic Millions 2YO Classic here (as at 30 December 2017) View the current ballot order for the 2018 $2m Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas here (as at 27 […]

Horse Racing News: All Eyes on Australian Sales

Horse Racing News: All Eyes on Australian Sales

Horse Racing News: All Eyes on Australian Sales Magic Millions kicks off the focus on Australia with their sales starting January on the Gold Coast and then Inglis sales begin in February. With new big money races announced around Australia and the ever improving regular prize money these sales will set new records for Australia. […]

Godolphin 2017 Greatest Moments

Godolphin 2017 Greatest Moments

Godolphin 2017 Greatest Moments THUNDER SNOW (G2 UAE Derby, Meydan) This tough son of Darley stallion Helmet fought every inch of the long Meydan straight to get the better of Japanese colt Epicharis in an epic running of the local Classic. Thunder Snow ran eight times for the campaign, returning from a bizarre episode when […]

Giant’s Causeway Extends Legacy

Giant’s Causeway Extends Legacy

With lifetime earnings of over $160,000,000 Giant’s Causeway leads all active sires in North America bar none. The only horse since Danzig to top the General Sires List on three occasions, he has also twice topped the 2YO table. Giant’s Causeway has sired champion 2-y-o’s, Classic winning 3-y-o’s, record breaking older horses, and exceptional colts […]

Magic Millions: Care to Think Gets Cup Start

Magic Millions: Care to Think Gets Cup Start

Magic Millions: Care to Think Gets Cup Start Lightly raced gelding Care to Think (4g So You Think x Slippery Madam, by Hussonet) secured a start in the $1million Magic Millions Cup (1400m) on January 13 with a brilliant victory in the $150,000 Magic Millions The Buffering at Doomben on Saturday. Trained at Murwillumbah by […]

Magic Millions : Pierata Should Start Favourite

Magic Millions : Pierata Should Start Favourite

Magic Millions : Pierata Should Start Favourite Exciting colt Pierata (3c Pierro x November Flight, by Flying Spur) stamped himself as the horse to beat in the $2m Magic Millions 3YO Guineas on Saturday week with a dominant win in the Group III BRC Vo Rogue Plate at Doomben on Saturday and the son of […]

Hallowed Crown Yearlings Head to Magic Millions

Hallowed Crown Yearlings Head to Magic Millions

“He was a racehorse who would turn up every start, perfectly sound, full of determination, a real pro,” Cummings said. “But that was only part of it. He always rose to whatever challenge we set him. “He was right up there with the best of them – his race record proved he was one of […]

Australia Magic Millions Update

Australia Magic Millions Update

Australia Magic Millions Update The build up to the $10 million Magic Millions Raceday next month intensified with seven stakes wins today for graduates of Australia’s leading thoroughbred auctioneer. Led by an exciting win in the Group Two Villiers Stakes by talented Brisbane based miler Crack Me Up the performances of all stakes winners were […]

Keeneland and the Kentucky Derby

Keeneland and the Kentucky Derby

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Greyvitos’ eye-catching victory in Sunday’s Remington Springboard Mile netted the colt 10 points on the 2018 Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1). Keeneland September Sale alumni accounted for three Grade 3 wins on Saturday’s card at Gulfstream: Rich Mommy was an authoritative winner of the Sugar Swirl; Lewis Bay returned from a 13-month freshener to […]

Kentucky: Uncle Mo Keeps Producing Quality

Kentucky: Uncle Mo Keeps Producing Quality

Kentucky: Uncle Mo Keeps Producing Quality Promising filly Dream Tree (2f Uncle Mo x Afleet Maggi, by Afleet Alex) kept her perfect record just that when scoring a resounding win in the $294,000 Grade I Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos on the weekend. Prepared by Bob Baffert, Dream Tree (pictured) has won her only two […]

All Too Hard and the Magic Millions

All Too Hard and the Magic Millions

All Too Hard unearthed another genuine prospect for the $10 million Magic Millions Raceday at the Gold Coast whilst also notching an impressive new winner for Marcus Jooste in South Africa. His filly Sasso Corbaro returned to racing with an explosive first up victory in the McGraths Hill Florist Hcp (1100m) at Hawkesbury on Sunday. […]

Australia: 4 New Darley Stallions Yearlings Selling in 2018

Australia: 4 New Darley Stallions Yearlings Selling in 2018

Australia: 4 New Darley Stallions Yearlings Selling in 2018 They all had the pedigrees, the conformation, the temperament and the ability to be among the best racehorses of their era. The outstanding gallopers Brazen Beau, Hallowed Crown, Shooting To Win and Sidestep all performed magnificently on the track and have been doing the same in […]

The Legendary Gimcrack

The Legendary Gimcrack

The Legendary Gimcrack Gimcrack was a small grey horse at 14.2 hands sired by Cripple, a son of the Godolphin Arabian, his dam Miss Elliot was by (Grisewood’s) Partner. Sire Cripple Grandsire Godolphin Arabian Dam Miss Elliott Damsire Grisewood’s Partner Sex Stallion Foaled 1760 Country Great Britain Colour Grey Breeder Gideon Elliot Owner Richard Grosvenor, […]

Gongs Looks to be a Very Special Filly

Gongs Looks to be a Very Special Filly

Gongs Looks to be a Very Special Filly 2yo Brown Filly D.O.B: 03-Sep-2015 by DAWN APPROACH (IRE) from BELCENTRA Raced by Godolphin By Brad Gray At Rosehill Gardens Gongs is a “very special filly” according to Darren Beadman and her professionalism saw her make it two from two at Rosehill Gardens. The two-year-old belted her […]

Gulfstream Park Claiming Crown Review

Gulfstream Park Claiming Crown Review

Pay Any Price, a record holder on the Gulfstream Park turf course, returned from a five-month layoff to score a half-length victory in the $110,000 Canterbury Stakes on Saturday’s opening-day program of the 2017-2018 Championship Meet. The Canterbury, a five-furlong turf dash for horses that started for a claiming price of $25,000 or less since […]

Pierro Keeps Producing Winners for Coolmore

Pierro Keeps Producing Winners for Coolmore

Pierro Keeps Producing Winners for Coolmore Greg Hickman has always had a huge opinion of three year-old colt Pierata (3c Pierro x November Flight, by Flying Spur) and it proved justified at Doomben on Saturday when he powered clear to win the $100,000 Winning Rupert Plate by nearly three lengths. Having his first run back […]

Frosted’s Half Sister Takes the G3 Go For Wand

Frosted’s Half Sister Takes the G3 Go For Wand

Frosted’s Half Sister Takes the G3 Go For Wand Indulgent gained her third victory at the New York track of Aqueduct in the G3 Go For Wand Handicap over a mile on dirt on Saturday, December 2. The four-year-old Bernardini filly, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, found the mile fine after two six-furlong victories in November […]

Australian Horse Racing: Quilate Highlights the Talents of Pedigree Analyst Kristen Manning

Australian Horse Racing: Quilate Highlights the Talents of Pedigree Analyst Kristen Manning

Australian Horse Racing: Quilate Highlights the Talents of Pedigree Analyst Kristen Manning It has been a massive couple of months for Melbourne based writer and pedigree analyst Kristen Manning who is excited about what 2018 may bring with her home-bred galloper Quilate being aimed at the Melbourne and Adelaide autumn carnivals. And in the meantime […]

Keeneland Dominates a Big Weekend of Racing in America

Keeneland Dominates a Big Weekend of Racing in America

Keeneland Dominates a Big Weekend of Racing in America Multiple Grade/Group 1 winners Mind Your Biscuits and Practical Joke, both graduates of Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale, headline entries for the Cigar Mile Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) at Aqueduct on Saturday. Six of the 10 Cigar Mile contenders are Keeneland sales graduates […]

Tattersalls December Foal Sale Update

Tattersalls December Foal Sale Update

Tattersalls December Foal Sale Update Trade was very strong on the first day of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale where a colt by FARHH topped proceedings at 160,000 guineas and a record turnover for the opening session of this fixture was achieved. A total of 191 lots made 2,889,500 guineas at an average of 15,128 […]

Goffs November Foal Sale Update

Goffs November Foal Sale Update The third lot into the ring on the feature day of Goffs November Foal Sale provided the highlight of a superb three day’s foal trade that saw turnover rise by 43% and average by 22% over the equivalent sessions in 2016.  Lot 541, a stunning filly foal by Galileo and […]

Horse Racing: European Sales News

Horse Racing: European Sales News

Buyers at Europe’s final yearling auction of 2017, as they had at sales in previous weeks, took a shine to the first crop of the brilliant Australia on Monday. The son of Galileo was responsible for another two six-figure youngsters at the Tattersalls December Yearling Sale to add to his highly-prized offerings sold earlier in […]

Terry Evans Racing and Knightsbridge Bloodstock to Bring Newton to Australia

Terry Evans Racing and Knightsbridge Bloodstock to Bring Newton to Australia

Terry Evans Racing and Knightsbridge Bloodstock to Bring Newton to Australia Terry Evans Racing and Knightsbridge Bloodstock are bringing promising stayer Newton to Australia. The lightly raced gelding by Authorized has had 6 starts in New Zealand for 3 placings with prizemoney of $10,650.00, only a 4yo he is a youngster in staying terms. Newton […]

Godolphin has a Shot at the 2018 Kentucky Derby

Godolphin has a Shot at the 2018 Kentucky Derby

Godolphin has a Shot at the 2018 Kentucky Derby from J A McGrath at Godolphin It is never too early to start dreaming of the annual ‘Run For The Roses’ at Churchill Downs, and Godolphin trainer Kiaran McLaughlin already believes he has two young colts, who could be realistic contenders come May 5, 2018. Enticed, […]

Enticed Takes G2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

Enticed Takes G2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

Enticed Takes G2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes Enticed came through to gain a gutsy victory in an exciting finish to the G2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes over an extended mile on dirt at Churchill Downs, USA, on Saturday, November 25 The two-year-old Medaglia d’Oro colt, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin and ridden by Junior Alvarado, has […]

Keeneland Sale Summary Reflects Strong Valuations

Keeneland Sale Summary Reflects Strong Valuations Fierce competition for quality horses among an exceptionally deep buying bench generated healthy results as Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale concluded Saturday. Buyer confidence carried forward from the September Yearling Sale, spurring premium prices; increases in average and median; and the sale of 18 horses for $1 million or […]

Magic Millions 2018 Carnival Set to Impress

Magic Millions 2018 Carnival Set to Impress

Magic Millions is ready to set the tone for the summer of Australian racing with full details of the spectacular 2018 Carnival unveiled today. These details include: the world’s most famous polo player Nacho Figueras, captaining the Veuve Clicquot team for Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo on Sunday, 7 January; thoroughbreds galloping along the Surfers […]

Australian Sires: Fastnet Rock Produces 125th Stakes-Winner

Australian Sires: Fastnet Rock Produces 125th Stakes-Winner

Australian Sires: Fastnet Rock Produces 125th Stakes-Winner The familiar navy blue Coolmore colours were carried to victory in the Listed MRC Merson Cooper Stakes at Sandown on Saturday by talented colt Long Leaf (2c Fastnet Rock x Frustrating, by Stravinsky), a $750,000 NZB Premier purchase for BBA Ireland from the Curraghmore Stud draft. Trained by […]

Magic Millions 2018 Gold Coast Yearling Sale is Now Online

Magic Millions 2018 Gold Coast Yearling Sale is Now Online

Magic Millions 2018 Gold Coast Yearling Sale is Now Online On behalf of the leading thoroughbred breeders of Australasia, Magic Millions is proud to announce the star studded catalogue for the 2018 Gold Coast Yearling Sale is now online. “We would like to thank breeders and vendors for their continued and incredible support,” Magic Millions […]

Coolmore Shine at the 2017 Cartier Awards

Coolmore Shine at the 2017 Cartier Awards

Coolmore Shine at the 2017 Cartier Awards As has now become almost customary, the progeny of Galileo dominated the 2017 Cartier Awards, presented at a ceremony in London on Tuesday evening. Dual G1 winner Happily (2f Galileo-You’resothrilling, by Storm Cat) took the Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly Award, continuing her family record that saw her full-brother Gleneagles […]

Stellar Wind Booked to American Pharoah

Stellar Wind Booked to American Pharoah

Champion racemare Stellar Wind will be retired and bred to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah after selling for $6 million to Coolmore’s MV Magnier to top Tuesday’s opening session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. A five year-old mare by Curlin, Stellar Wind won over $2.2million in winning 10 of 16 starts and was […]

Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale Update

Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale Update

Champion Stellar Wind Commands $6 Million during Opening Session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale   The big news at Keeneland was Champion Stellar Wind will be retired and bred to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah after selling for $6 million to Coolmore’s M.V. Magnier to top Tuesday’s opening session of the Keeneland November […]

Stellar Wind sold for $6 million at Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale

Stellar Wind sold for $6 million at Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale

Stellar Wind sold for $6 million at Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale Champion Stellar Wind sold for $6 million to M.V. Magnier during today’s opening session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Lane’s End, agent, consigned the 5-year-old daughter of Curlin cataloged as a racing or broodmare prospect. Stellar Wind has won 10 races […]

$1million Weanling for American Pharoah

$1million Weanling for American Pharoah

$1million Weanling for American Pharoah The first weanlings offered at public auction by Triple Crown legend American Pharoah were in hot demand at the 2017 Fasig-Tipton November Sale on Monday. American Pharoah had five weanlings sell at average of $475,000 with his star performer a filly from Untouched Talent that made $1million for Eaton Sales […]

Coolmore Set Fees for Churchill and Highland Reel

Coolmore Set Fees for Churchill and Highland Reel

Coolmore Set Fees for Churchill and Highland Reel European Champion 2-year-old and dual Guineas winner Churchill will stand at Coolmore at a fee of €35,000. Coming from one of the fastest female lines of recent times, that of Airwave and Jwala, and impressing in his homework from a very early stage, it came as no […]

Keeneland and the Breeders’ Cup

Keeneland and the Breeders’ Cup

Horses who sold at Keeneland or raced there during the 2017 Fall Meet excelled Saturday during the second day of the 34th Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar. Two colts by Curlin who both are graduates of the 2016 September Yearling Sale finished 1-2 in the $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1). […]

Fastnet Rock Dominates Flemington

Fastnet Rock Dominates Flemington

Fastnet Rock Dominates Flemington It was great to see Fastnet Rock continue to expand his legacy in Flemington over the weekend. Fastnet Rock is the sire of Cluster, Knightsbridge have sent several mares to Cluster this year and are looking forward to some of his yearlings hitting the track in late 201 It only seemed fitting that […]

A Closer Look at the Breeders’ Cup

A Closer Look at the Breeders’ Cup

A Closer Look at the Breeders’ Cup SENTIENT JET JUVENILE Bolt d’Oro – Owner/trainer Mick Ruis stood outside barn LL at Del Mar Thursday morning admiring the calm manner in which Bolt d’Oro carried himself while cooling out from his 1 ½m morning gallop. “Look at him. He’s the alpha male, isn’t he? He’s the star […]

Coolmore Australia Dominate Caulfield Spring Carnival

Coolmore Australia Dominate Caulfield Spring Carnival

Graduates of Coolmore Australia enjoyed a stunning run of success through the three days of the Caulfield Spring Carnival. Last Saturday week, the Group I Caulfield Guineas over 1600m was won by Mighty Boss, with star filly Catchy (Fastnet Rock), also raised and grazed at Coolmore Australia, finishing third. On Wednesday Formality (Fastnet Rock), bred […]

Giant’s Causeway Keeps Producing Winners

Giant’s Causeway Keeps Producing Winners

Giant’s Causeway Keeps Producing Winners With lifetime earnings of nearly $160,000,000 Giant’s Causeway leads all active sires in North America bar none. The only horse since Danzig to top the General Sires List on three occasions, he has also twice topped the 2YO table. Giant’s Causeway has sired champion 2-y-o’s, Classic winning 3-y-o’s, record breaking […]

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