Horse Racing: The World’s Most Complex Team Sport

Horse Racing: The World’s Most Complex Team Sport

Horse Racing: The World’s Most Complex Team Sport My contribution to the Horsetech Conference Market Report, the full report covers everything from diet, medicine and psychology and is a must read for any one in the industry. As the victor returns to the winners circle and the proud connections pose for their photo, what you […]

The Remarkable Similarity of Honorius to Danehill

The Remarkable Similarity of Honorius to Danehill

The Remarkable Similarity of Honorius to Danehill Lineage Report for HONORIUS Points to Success at Stud There is no better sire line in Australia then the one Honorius comes from as this ARION Pedigree report shows. The remarkable Similarity of Honorius to Danehill is impossible not to notice. HONORIUS Honorius proved himself a talented racehorse, […]

Honorius begins Second Season in Australia

Honorius begins Second Season in Australia

Honorius begins Second Season in Australia Knightsbridge are very keen to discuss opportunities breeding to Honorius with Mare owners or those wishing to enjoy the fun of being a breeder, we intend to breed and race as many as possible. His family have been an international success, Holy Roman Emperor was a champion 2yo, his […]

Charm Spirit a Hit for Aga Khan

Charm Spirit a Hit for Aga Khan

Charm Spirit a Hit for Aga Khan CHARM SPIRIT’s excellent season with his first juveniles continued on Thursday as the appropriately-named Yourtimeisnow offered the young sire his first Group success. Already a winner from pillar to post at Newbury in August, on this occasion Yourtimeisnow showed both courage and a turn of foot. She took […]

Breeders’ Cup Latest News

Breeders’ Cup Latest News

Breeders’ Cup Latest News Accelerate, Diversify Lead in Race to Classic Glory Classic division stars ACCELERATE and DIVERSIFY lead the way over an aspiring group 3-year-olds as the field for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic November 3 at Churchill Downs in Louisville figures to become much more defined over the next five weeks. The 1 ¼-mile Classic rates as the centerpiece of […]

Equiano Gelding takes the 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock

Equiano Gelding takes the 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock

Equiano Gelding takes the 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock The Tin Man hit the jackpot at the third time of asking in the 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock. Hot favourite Harry Angel burst out of the stalls without a problem this time after his mishap at Royal Ascot, but might have used up too much gas too soon, as despite having a break on all the field bar […]

Larneuk Releases O’Lonhro TV Commercial

Larneuk Releases O’Lonhro TV Commercial

Larneuk Releases O’Lonhro TV Commercial Larneuk the little farm doing big things in Victoria is ramping up awareness of their Award winning sire O’Lonhro with a TV commercial currently airing on Racing.com. It has been a great year for Larneuk the farm has produced a Group 1 winning 2yo, one of Australia’s best country horses […]

Get Lucky at Larneuk

Get Lucky at Larneuk

Get Lucky at Larneuk Welcome to LARNEUK STUD – the thoroughbred world’s answer to Perfect Match!. What’s not to like? Swipe right for CLUSTER, a Group Two winning son of Champion Sire and Sire of Sires, Fastnet Rock. Swipe right for HONORIUS, who raced from two to seven and has plenty of staying power. Swipe […]

Award Winning Victorian Sire O’Lonhro Proving Popular

Award Winning Victorian Sire O’Lonhro Proving Popular

Award Winning Victorian Sire O’Lonhro Proving Popular O’Lonhro, a close relative of I Am Invincible is having an exceptional year both on the track and at stud. Bookings for O’Lonhro have soared at Larneuk compared to previous years as his talented progeny have been proving themselves on racetracks around the country. O’Lonhro has gotten off […]

Snitzel Sprinter Menari Heads to Newgate

Snitzel Sprinter Menari Heads to Newgate

Snitzel Sprinter Menari Heads to Newgate Newgate Farm is delighted to announce an exciting late addition to the 2018 stallion roster with freakishly talented Snitzel sprinter Menari joining the team. “We are committed to standing the very best and fastest sons of champion sires and Menari, an incredibly brilliant son of Snitzel, certainly fits this […]

Cluster (Fastnet Rock) 2yos Now in Training

Cluster (Fastnet Rock) 2yos Now in Training

Cluster (Fastnet Rock) 2yos Now in Training Cluster (Fastnet Rock) 2yos have been fortunate enough to end up in some very good stables too: Greg Eurell, Bryan Guy and Terry Evans. … and you can rest assured they’ll be targeting eligible races such as the $1 million VOBIS Sires ‘The Showdown’ at Caulfield next year, […]

Catholic Boy a Winner for Vinery

Catholic Boy a Winner for Vinery

Catholic Boy a Winner for Vinery Catholic Boy stole the show with a four-length romp in the 149th running of the Travers Stakes Gr.1 over 2000m at Saratoga on Saturday. “They should make a movie about this horse…it’s unbelievable,” managing part-owner Robert LaPenta said at the presentation of the Mid-Summer Derby. “This race has always […]

Holy Roman Emperor Posts More Group 1 Wins

Holy Roman Emperor Posts More Group 1 Wins

Holy Roman Emperor Posts More Group 1 Wins World renowned shuttle sire Holy Roman Emperor added a 13th Group I winner to his tally in the US on the weekend when Glorious Empire (7g Holy Roman Emperor x Humble and Proud, by Pivotal) captured the $1 million Sword Dancer Stakes at Saratoga. Winner of the […]

Breeders’ Cup Latest News

Breeders’ Cup Latest News

The road to what looks like a Breeders’ Cup Classic there for the taking begins in earnest Saturday at Del Mar, when ACCELERATE starts as the 8-5 favorite against seven rivals on Saturday in the $1 million “Win and You’re In” TVG Pacific Classic (GI). The Pacific Classic, run at 1 ¼ miles, will offer the fifth of seven automatic starting berths […]

Talented O’lonhro 3yo O’tauto on the $2m Caulfield Guineas Trail

Talented O’lonhro 3yo O’tauto on the $2m Caulfield Guineas Trail

Talented O’lonhro 3yo O’tauto on the $2m Caulfield Guineas Trail The very talented son of Victoria’s value sire O’lonhro is stepping out tomorrow at Flemington and all going well he should be Guineas bound. Trained by Greg Eurell and raced by prominent Victorian breeder Neville Murdoch O’tauto was an impressive winner at his only trial […]

Big Wins for Fastnet Rock Youngsters in Australia

Big Wins for Fastnet Rock Youngsters in Australia

Big Wins for Fastnet Rock Youngsters in Australia A full sister to Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes winner Catchy, promising filly Symi (3f Fastnet Rock x Cat’s Whisker, by Fusaichi Pegasus) was the centre of attention at Canterbury when making her debut on Wednesday and she emerged with a win on the board. Prepared […]

Horse Racing: Stress & Herd Dynamics

Horse Racing: Stress & Herd Dynamics

Horse Racing: Stress & Herd Dynamics by KERRY M. THOMAS of THT Bloodstock Few things are more performance, health or growth inhibiting than stress, be it physical, mental or as is often the case, both. To understand performance anxiety is to embrace the notion that emotional stress can come from worry about an anticipated event […]

Holy Roman Emperor Continues to Deliver

Holy Roman Emperor Continues to Deliver

Holy Roman Emperor Continues to Deliver USA Holy Roman Emperor is well-used to international success and Glorious Empire (7g Holy Roman Emperor-Humble And Proud, by Pivotal) was his latest globe-trotting scorer at Saratoga at the weekend. Jimmy Lawrence’s charge shared the spoils in the $250,0000 G2 Bowling Green Stakes when joined at the wire by […]

Victorian Sires: O’Lonhro Producing Some Exciting Horses

Victorian Sires: O’Lonhro Producing Some Exciting Horses

Victorian Sires: O’Lonhro Producing Some Exciting Horses Earning the title of “Best Victorian Stallion Under $10,000,” in 2017 O’Lonhro was recognized for the great job he has been doing for those in the owner/breeder market. This year he has continued to produce some very exciting horses, An imposing near black stallion built very much in […]

O’tauto Delivers Impressive 2yo Success for O’Lonhro

O’tauto Delivers Impressive 2yo Success for O’Lonhro

O’tauto Delivers Impressive 2yo Success for O’Lonhro Greg Eurell trained O’tauto (O’lonhro x Taut) won his first start at Cranbourne today, despite being 4 wide at the turn O’tauto delivered a powerful late charge to take the race. Bred at Larneuk and raced by Larneuk’s Neville Murdoch O’tauto is the son of Victoria’s Award Winning […]

More Than Ready Heads to Vinery in Australia

More Than Ready Heads to Vinery in Australia

More Than Ready Heads to Vinery in Australia More Than Ready (USA) shuttled into Australia on Friday and will arrive at Vinery in time for the Stud’s stallion parades on Saturday & Sunday, August 25 & 26. The legendary shuttler will cover his 18th southern book at a $66,000 service fee following his latest northern […]

Larneuk Offers Value Entry to the Benefits of Breeding in Victoria

Larneuk Offers Value Entry to the Benefits of Breeding in Victoria

Larneuk Offers Value Entry to the Benefits of Breeding in Victoria As Warren Buffet said, “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” In other words, don’t focus on short-term swings in price, focus on the underlying value of your investment. “Beware the investment activity that produces applause; the great moves are usually […]

Uncle Mo Producing Winners Everywhere

Uncle Mo Producing Winners Everywhere

Uncle Mo Producing Winners Everywhere USA The stakes winners keep coming for Uncle Mo, the latest to salute being Jessica Krupnick (5m Uncle Mo x Wear Red, by Henny Hughes), who captured the $75,250 Dashing Beauty Stakes at Delaware Park. Trained by Francis Abbott, she won the six furlong sprint by a nose taking her […]

Galileo and Coolmore Continue Global Dominance

Galileo and Coolmore Continue Global Dominance

Galileo and Coolmore Continue Global Dominance Victory in the G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud for Waldgeist (4c Galileo-Waldlerche, by Monsun) headed a haul of three European Group-race wins for the incredible Galileo on Sunday. The progressive four-year-old provided trainer Andre Fabre with an amazing eighth success in the Saint-Cloud showpiece when holding off the high-class […]

Adrian Wallace on American Pharaoh’s First-Crop Yearlings

Adrian Wallace on American Pharaoh’s First-Crop Yearlings Thoroughbred Daily News interviewed Coolmore’s Adrian Wallace about the yearlings from American Pharaoh, the horse is now headed for another season in Australia where he was well received, although very little of the horse has been seen in the sales ring, what has gone through has attracted big […]

Best Stallions in Australia are Joining Horseco Exchange

Best Stallions in Australia are Joining Horseco Exchange

Best Stallions in Australia are Joining Horseco Exchange Only a week after Magic Millions announced the launch of Horseco Exchange in Australia for 2018 the service has put together a whopping 177 Stallions. Best of all, Horseco Exchange is completely FREE to use for mare owners. Thank you to the BEST STALLION FARMS in Australasia […]

$250,000 Smile Sprint (G3) at Gulfstream Park

$250,000 Smile Sprint (G3) at Gulfstream Park

Rockingham Ranch and Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet breezed five-furlongs from the starting gate in 59.60 seconds at Monmouth Park Saturday in preparation for a scheduled start in the $250,000 Smile Sprint (G3) on next Saturday’s Summit of Speed program at Gulfstream Park. The gray son of Kantharos, who turned in the fastest of 11 […]

Larneuk Stallions now on Magic Millions Horseco Exchange

Larneuk Stallions now on Magic Millions Horseco Exchange

Larneuk Stallions now on Magic Millions Horseco Exchange Larneuk Stallions are now available on Magic Millions Horseco Exchange joining some of Australia’s major Studs, Horseco Exchange makes it easy for mare owners to find suitable stallions, receive offers from farms and all in one easy step. “we think having Larneuk on Magic Millions Horseco Exchange […]

Who is the Best Victorian Stallion Under $10,000?

Who is the Best Victorian Stallion Under $10,000?

Who is the Best Victorian Stallion Under $10,000? Larneuk Stud‘s Neville Murdoch has always been proud of his underrated consistent stallion O’Lonhro – all the more so when the quite achiever was recognised at last years’s Northern Region Thoroughbreds Awards. Earning the title of “Best Victorian Stallion Under $10,000,” O’Lonhro was recognised for the great […]

Magic Millions Launches Horseco Exchange for 2018

Magic Millions Launches Horseco Exchange for 2018

Magic Millions Launches Horseco Exchange for 2018 Magic Millions is pleased to announce the launch of Horseco Exchange in Australia for 2018. The big names are already on board, Arrowfield, Darley, Coolmore, Larneuk, Newgate, Vinery, Aquis, Widden, Swettenham and the platform looks like it will be a huge success. As the first central platform that allows […]

June 30 Summit of Speed program at Gulfstream Park

June 30 Summit of Speed program at Gulfstream Park

Curlin’s Approval to Defend Title in $250,000 Princess Rooney (G2) Alter Homebred among 23 Noms for ‘Win and You’re In’ Event X Y Jet Tops List of 16 Noms for $250,000 Smile Sprint (G3) Multiple Grade 1-Placed Gelding Seeks 6th Straight at Gulfstream Alter Racing Stables and Bridlewood Farm’s Curlin’s Approval and Rockingham Ranch and […]

Fastnet Rock Tops Inglis Great Southern Weanlings

Fastnet Rock Tops Inglis Great Southern Weanlings

$300,00 Fastnet Rock Colt Tops Inglis Great Southern Weanlings A powerful colt by champion sire Fastnet Rock was a pedigree standout and duly topped the first day of the Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale in Melbourne on Sunday when fetching $300,000 for Rosemont Stud. A half-brother to European Group III winner Cartaya and stakes-placed Elabela, […]

2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships Heats Up

2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships Heats Up

2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships Heats Up Keeneland sales graduates compete for automatic berths in the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, to be held Nov. 2-3 at Churchill Downs, via wins in the Stephen Foster (G1) and Fleur de Lis (G2) contested at the Louisville track on Saturday. Keeneland sales are represented by six of […]

Saturday’s $100,000 Ginger Punch at Gulfstream Park

Saturday’s $100,000 Ginger Punch at Gulfstream Park

Her three-race win streak halted abruptly last time out, Madame Uno will seek to rebound in Saturday’s $100,000 Ginger Punch at Gulfstream Park. The 4-year-old daughter of First Dude is scheduled to face 6 rivals in the 1 1/16-mile turf stakes for Florida-bred fillies and mares that also drew two main-track only entrants. In the […]

Another Group Winner for Holy Roman Emperor

Another Group Winner for Holy Roman Emperor

Another Group Winner for Holy Roman Emperor Holy Roman Classic hope wins German G2 Well Timed (3f Holy Roman Emperor-Wells Present, by Cadeaux Genereux) looks one of the leading contenders for the G1 Preis der Diana following her victory in Hoppegarten on Sunday. Stall Ullman’s progressive home-bred Holy Roman Emperor won the G2 Diana Trial […]

Another Winning Weekend for Fastnet Rock

Another Winning Weekend for Fastnet Rock

Another Winning Weekend for Fastnet Rock Scratched after raring up in the barriers two weeks ago, the Chris Waller-trained Sambro (3g Fastnet Rock x Eau de Joie, by Encosta de Lago) was on his best behaviour in Saturday’s $350,000 Group II Queensland Guineas (1600m). Given a peach of a ride by Michael Walker, the talented […]

Larneuk Encourages People to Get in on the VOBIS

Larneuk Encourages People to Get in on the VOBIS

Larneuk Encourages People to Get in on the VOBIS The countdown to the inaugural running of the $1 million ‘Showdown’, a race exclusively for two-year-olds by VOBIS Sires’-nominated stallions in April 2019 is on, with all Larneuk stallions located in Victoria eligible for the scheme this breeding season. The very exciting Cluster, the ever-consistent O’lonhro, […]

Over $4.2 million Changes Hands Day 1 of Magic Millions

Over $4.2 million Changes Hands Day 1 of Magic Millions

The top selling youngster, catalogued as Lot 1817, was bred and sold by Baramul Stud with John Crowley of Chevaux Bloodstock snaring him for $250,000. The colt is a half brother to this season’s Widden Stakes placegetter Mystic Empire and is from a lightly raced General Nediym half sister to Group One winner Royal Descent. […]

French Group 2 Double for Galileo

French Group 2 Double for Galileo

A pair of exciting performers claimed G2 successes on a great afternoon for Galileo at Chantilly on Sunday. First up was three-year-old Mission Impassible (3f Galileo-Margot Did, by Exceed And Excel), a top-notch juvenile last season, who returned to her best to win the G2 Prix de Sandringham for trainer Jean-Claude Rouget (pictured). “I wouldn’t […]

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 […]

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