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 […]

Coolmore Ireland Fees for 2018

Coolmore Ireland Fees for 2018

Coolmore Ireland Fees for 2018 “We are delighted to have three very exciting new prospects for the coming season and are very much looking forward to seeing Churchill and Highland Reel run at the Breeders’ Cup on Saturday. Mindful of the fact that breeders are keen to get on with their mating plans we have […]

Winning Week for Larneuk in Singapore and Australia

Winning Week for Larneuk in Singapore and Australia

Winning Week for Larneuk in Singapore and Australia Larneuk Grads had a week of winners claiming impressive victories in Singapore and Australia. Filibuster, an impressive filly by Larneuk’s Ilovethiscity won her second race from 2 starts in grand style (watch race here) the filly has now won S$72,292.50 in prize money in just 2 starts […]

G3 Bendigo Cup

G3 Bendigo Cup

G3 Bendigo Cup The Melbourne Cup hopefuls have dodged Wednesday’s Bendigo Cup as an opportunity to better their prospects with and only seven horses will head to the gates for the $300,000 Group 3. Of the seven only Qewy and Foundry remain in contention for the following Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup yet both eight-year-olds are considered […]

Highland Reel Hunts $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1)

Highland Reel Hunts $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1)

Highland Reel Hunts $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) By Bob Ehalt Conduit and High Chaparral currently stand as the only horses with back-to-back wins in the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1), but the record books might need a revision in a couple of weeks. Showing speed and stamina, the European-based Highland […]

Big Names Line Up for Breeders’ Cup

Big Names Line Up for Breeders’ Cup

Big Names Line Up for Breeders’ Cup Led by defending Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and the world’s all-time leading money earner ARROGATE, Whitney and Suburban winner GUN RUNNER, Longines Distaff standout STELLAR WIND, defending Longines Turf winner HIGHLAND REEL (IRE), Juddmonte International winner ULYSSES (IRE) and Filly & Mare Turf star LADY ELI, an all-star […]

Godolphin Fillies Head to Moonee Valley

Godolphin Fillies Head to Moonee Valley

Godolphin Fillies Head to Moonee Valley A talented group of three-year-old fillies led by the emerging star Demerara will be out to establish their place in the stable hierarchy at Moonee Valley on Saturday. Unbeaten in her three starts, Demerara (Brenton Avdulla) faces the biggest test of her short career in the Listed Crockett Stakes […]

Breeders’ Cup Festival Official Partners Announced

Breeders’ Cup Festival Official Partners Announced

Officials of the Breeders’ Cup Festival and organizers of the Host Committee today announced that Surf Cup Sports, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and the San Diego Tourism Authority have been named official partners of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Festival, a week-long series of events and activations leading up to the 34th annual Breeders’ Cup World Championships on November 3 and 4 at […]

Elizabeth Banks Breeders’ Cup Ambassador

Elizabeth Banks Breeders’ Cup Ambassador

Elizabeth Banks Breeders’ Cup Ambassador From placing wagers with her father to hobnobbing with Hall of Fame jockeys and starring in the 2003 film Seabiscuit, Banks is more than your average spectator. BY MIKE SAGER If you’re one of those Del Mar Racetrack aficionados who finds the show in the grandstand just as riveting as […]

Godolphin Aims at Breeders’ Cup Success

Godolphin Aims at Breeders’ Cup Success

Godolphin Aims at Breeders’ Cup Success By J A McGrath Smart two-year-old Masar is to be aimed at the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar, USA, on November 3 and misses Saturday’s G1 Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster. Charlie Appleby believes the New Approach colt has a similar profile to Outstrip, who gave […]

Pierro is a Rising Coolmore Star

Pierro is a Rising Coolmore Star

Pierro is a Rising Coolmore Star Pierro was in hot form on Monday with wins for blue-blooded filly Pierrocity (3f Pierro x Dane Ripper, by Danehill) at Te Rapa in New Zealand and at Stawell in Victoria where Kentucky Breeze (3g Pierro x Tahni Girl, by Redoute’s Choice) made a winning debut to give his […]

Holy Roman Emperor Continues to Build His Legacy

Holy Roman Emperor Continues to Build His Legacy

Holy Roman Emperor Continues to Build His Legacy Holy Roman Emperor stole the show at Baden-Baden on Sunday when responsible for both Group winners on the card, including an unbeaten juvenile filly who looks a high-class prospect. The Markus Klug-trained Rock My Love (2f Holy Roman Emperor-Rondinay, by Cadeaux Genereux), bred by Ralf Kredel,  made […]

Fasig-Tipton October Sale Update

Fasig-Tipton October Sale Update

Fasig-Tipton October Sale Update by Fasig-Tipton Ghostzapper Yearlings Lead Solid Opening Session of The October Sale Proven sires proved popular during the first session of The October Sale on Monday, October 23. The top filly and colt were both by Ghostzapper, currently #6 on the General Sires list, represented by 2017 Grade 1 winners Paulassilverlining […]

Treble for Larneuk Stud’s O’lonhro

Treble for Larneuk Stud’s O’lonhro

Treble for Larneuk Stud’s O’lonhro Larneuk Stud based O’lonhro scored a treble on the weekend with winners in Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria. On Sunday FRANKLY HARVEY O’Lonhro – Rustie Bugles won the last race at Seymour at 40 to 1 and on Saturday O’Lonh Star O’Lonhro – Perfect Penny won in Hobart at 13 to […]

Galileo Dominates British Champions’ Day

Galileo Dominates British Champions’ Day

Galileo Dominates British Champions’ Day Aidan O’Brien equalled the late Bobby Frankel’s record of 25 G1 wins in a season when Hydrangea (3f Galileo-Beauty Truth, by Pivotal) completed a double for Galileo at Ascot on Saturday at QIPCO British Champions’ Day. Partnered by Ryan Moore, Hydrangea ran out a decisive winner of the G1 QIPCO […]

Australian Sires: Pierro Captures a Group3

Australian Sires: Pierro Captures a Group3

Golden Slipper winner Pierro was one of the great favourites of champion trainer Gai Waterhouse and his top class daughter Pinot (3f Pierro x Dizelle by Zabeel) might be the one to deliver victory for her in one of the few major races Waterhouse has never won. Waterhouse is one step closer to fulfilling a […]

Shuttle Sires: Animal Kingdom

Shuttle Sires: Animal Kingdom

Shuttle Sires: Animal Kingdom Champion three-year-old and brilliant winner of the Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup rated 128 by Timeform. Uniquely talented: a G1 horse on dirt, turf and synthetic tracks. Brilliantly consistent: out of the first two only twice in his career. Three Stakes winning juveniles in his first crop, including G2 winner […]

Fastnet Rock Claims Another Australian Classic

Fastnet Rock Claims Another Australian Classic

The $350,000 Group III MRC Blue Sapphire Stakes at Caulfield on Wednesday drew a strong field of three year-old sprinters with powerhouse filly Formality (3f Fastnet Rock  x Jolie’s Shinju, by Jolie’s Halo) proving too good. Prepared by the Hayes / Dabernig training partnership, Formality was a brilliant winner of the Group II ATC Silver […]

Thoroughbred breeding plays a vital role in Australia

Thoroughbred breeding plays a vital role in Australia

Thoroughbred breeding plays a vital role in Australia Thoroughbred breeding plays a vital role in the rural economy and Australian society: that was the message echoed by Federal Government ministers and senior politicians at an event in Canberra last night. Defence Minister Marise Payne and Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten traded stories of their […]

Australian Sires: Helmet

Australian Sires: Helmet

Australian Sires: Helmet Helmet’s star Italian three-year-old colt Anda Muchacho landed his fourth Stakes race on Sunday, 15 October when taking the G3 Premio del Piazzale. Always going well in the 1800m contest run in Milan, he won with plenty to spare over the front-running Voice Of Love (Poet’s Voice) with the English-raider Red Label […]

Breeders’ Cup: Keeneland Grads Dominate

Breeders’ Cup: Keeneland Grads Dominate

Breeders’ Cup: Keeneland Grads Dominate Keeneland sales graduates secured spots in the starting gate for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 3-4 at Del Mar with wins in weekend graded stakes. Four sales graduates clinched bids over Fall Stars Weekend at Keeneland: Zipessa, winner of the First Lady (G1) (Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare […]

Australian Sires: Honorius Jumps to $11,000 inc GST in 2018

Australian Sires: Honorius Jumps to $11,000 inc GST in 2018

Australian Sires: Honorius Jumps to $11,000 inc GST in 2018 Knightsbridge are raising the price of Honorius to $11,000 inc GST in Australia for 2018. “Next year we will not only be expanding our broodmare holdings but we will also dramatically upgrade our broodmares to much more commercial lines” John Heffernan the UK Manager of […]

Great Weekend in Australia for Fastnet Rock

Great Weekend in Australia for Fastnet Rock

Great Weekend in Australia for Fastnet Rock Second in the Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes and fifth in the Golden Slipper, Fast ‘n’ Rocking (7g Fastnet Rock x For the Good Times, by Hennessy) is still going strong at age seven after scoring a tenacious win over Religify in the Listed MRC Weekend Hussler […]

Larneuk Stud Producing Winners in Singapore

Larneuk Stud Producing Winners in Singapore

Larneuk Stud Producing Winners in Singapore Filibuster landed her maiden last Friday in Singapore bringing her to $40000 in winnings in just 3 starts. Bred at Larneuk Stud in Euroa Victoria she is the latest winner in a series of wins that is bringing lots of attention to Larneuk. Watch her demolish the field in […]

Coolmore Australia a Huge Success

Coolmore Australia a Huge Success

Coolmore Australia a Huge Success The six and a half length Group I VRC Turnbull Stakes win of the rampaging Winx was part of a group-winning treble at Flemington on Saturday for graduates of Coolmore Australia. Group II Gilgai Stakes winner Keen Array, raised at Coolmore for his breeder, the late Oliver Wong, was joined […]

Godolphin to Star at Flemington on Saturday

Godolphin to Star at Flemington on Saturday

Godolphin to Star at Flemington on Saturday by Mike Hedge at Godolphin A pair of two-year-olds making their racing debuts, some classic prospects, and the seasoned performer Tally all make notable appearances for Godolphin at Flemington on Saturday. At the youthful end of the spectrum are the colts Ranier (Dwayne Dunn) and Sanglier (Damien Lane) […]

All Hail the Emperor: Honorius Settles in at Stud

All Hail the Emperor: Honorius Settles in at Stud

All Hail the Emperor: Honorius Settles in at Stud Honorius (Holy Roman Emperor) has settled in like a Champion at Larneuk Stud in Victoria. Honorius has seen a steady flow of mares in his first season and has had his first mares test positive for pregnancy. Honorius is a son of Danehill’s highest ever rated […]

Keeneland 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale

Keeneland 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale

Keeneland 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale Keeneland has cataloged 4,145 horses for its 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale, the world’s largest and most important sale of its kind, to be held Nov. 7-18. Headlining the November Sale catalog are graded stakes winners and graded stakes producers, led by champion Stellar Wind and Grade 1 stakes winners […]

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