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 […]

The Bull Market in Thoroughbred Horses is Running

The Bull Market in Thoroughbred Horses is Running

The Bull Market in Thoroughbred Horses is Running The Bull Market in leadership stocks and Ferrari sports and racing cars from Enzo’s Golden Era (Ys 1947 – 1972) has now made its way into the world of Thoroughbred horses In the Keeneland auction ring in Lexington, Kentucky, demand was so strong last month for the bluest-blooded young […]

Cluster Son of Fastnet Rock a Hit in Australia

Cluster Son of Fastnet Rock a Hit in Australia 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, strength and presence, Cluster raced in stakes races at eight of his 12 starts, proving himself […]

Larneuk Stud Keeps Producing Winners

Larneuk Stud Keeps Producing Winners

Larneuk Stud Keeps Producing Winners By Kristen Manning Neville Murdoch was busy in the paddocks of Larneuk Stud on Wednesday evening, a Cluster (FASTNET ROCK) colt and a Toronado filly arriving not long after dinner – not giving him too much time to celebrate a Flemington winner! Murdoch is the happy owner of Success Express […]

Australian Sires: Honorius Begins his Career at Larneuk

Australian Sires: Honorius Begins his Career at Larneuk

Australian Sires: Honorius Begins his Career at Larneuk Honorius is a son of Danehill’s highest ever rated 2YO Holy Roman Emperor, a Champion 2YO himself and internationally successful Group One producing sire. Holy Roman Emperor’s 54 stakes winners include Hong Kong Horse Of The Year, Designs On Rome and his progeny have also enjoyed Group […]

Giant’s Causeway a Hit in Keeneland

Giant’s Causeway a Hit in Keeneland

Giant’s Causeway a Hit in Keeneland Champion sire Giant’s Causeway had just three entries in Book One at the 2017 Keeneland September Yearling Sale and all were sold at an average $733,333. His trio of fillies proved hot property with the top seller at $875,000 a filly from Grade I winner Hollywood Story that was […]

Galileo Owned Irish Champions Weekend

Galileo Owned Irish Champions Weekend

Galileo Owned Irish Champions Weekend Galileo produced an amazing 4 Group 1 winners over the Irish Champions Weekend for Coolmore making him the dominant stallion of the season in Europe. Galileo added to his amazing record at Irish Champions Weekend on Sunday with another two G1 victories to add to his pair on the previous […]

Australian Breeding: Flower Bowl Legacy Lives On

Australian Breeding: Flower Bowl Legacy Lives On

Australian Breeding: Flower Bowl Legacy Lives On By Kristen Manning The Gr.2 Theo Marks Stakes, the Gr.3 Sheraco Stakes and the Gr.2 Run To The Rose – three features contested at Rosehill last Saturday, won by horses – Deploy, Ravi and Menari – with genes in common. And not just those prepotent Danehill genes; Deploy […]

The Incredible Galileo Shines at Ireland’s Champions Weekend

The Incredible Galileo Shines at Ireland’s Champions Weekend

The incredible Galileo dominated day one of Ireland’s Champions Weekend courtesy of Hydrangea (3f Galileo-Beauty Is Truth, by Pivotal) and Decorated Knight (5h Galileo-Pearling, by Storm Cat). It was a first top-level success for Hydrangea as she led home a 1-2 for Galileo when coming out ahead of Winter (3f Galileo-Laddies Poker Two, by Choisir) […]

Fastnet Rock’s Deploy Record Breaking Run

Fastnet Rock’s Deploy Record Breaking Run

Fastnet Rock’s Deploy Record Breaking Run Exciting sprinter Deploy (5g Fastnet Rock x Crimson Reign, by Red Ransom) is soaring to new heights this spring breaking the course record for 1200 metres at Randwick when resuming from a spell last month and then breaking the 1300 metre record at Rosehill on Saturday to win the […]

Australian Sires: O’Lonhro Outperforms

Australian Sires: O’Lonhro Outperforms

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. O’Lonhro‘s progeny excel when given time to mature and his overall stats now […]

Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh

Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh

Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh Leading stayer Twilight Payment and unexposed two-year-old Active Approach step up to G1 level on day two of Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh this Sunday, September 10. Both horses are trained by Jim Bolger and ridden by Kevin Manning, with Twilight Payment lining up in the Irish St […]

Australian Sires: All Too Hard

Australian Sires: All Too Hard

Australian Sires: All Too Hard By Kristen Manning One of the most impressive wins at Sandown on Wednesday was that recorded by the exciting colt Superhard. Up in class off a smart Pakenham maiden debut victory, the Robert Smerdon trained colt finished strongly and is a horse to follow being nominated for the Caulfield Guineas […]

Australian Sires: Fastnet Rock Keeps Producing Winners

Australian Sires: Fastnet Rock Keeps Producing Winners

Australian Sires: Fastnet Rock Keeps Producing Winners Champion sire Fastnet Rock reeled off two blue-blooded three year-old maiden winners at Warwick Farm and Sandown on Wednesday. A $400,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Michael Otto Bloodstock from the Yarraman Park draft, the Chris Waller trained filly Aonair (3f Fastnet Rock x Perfect Persuasion, by Encosta de […]

Australian Sires: Fastnet Rock Continues to Impress

Australian Sires: Fastnet Rock Continues to Impress

Australian Sires: Fastnet Rock Continues to Impress Merchant Navy Exciting Ciaron Maher trained colt Merchant Navy (3c Fastnet Rock x Legally Bay, by Snippets) powered home from back in the field to win the Group III MRC HDF McNeil Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday. The colt maintained his unbeaten record at his first run of […]

Australian Sires: Breeding Season Begins at Larneuk

Australian Sires: Breeding Season Begins at Larneuk

Australian Sires: Breeding Season Begins at Larneuk Picturesque Larneuk Stud in the heart of Victoria’s most fertile thoroughbred country is home to exciting stallions – Cluster, Ilovethiscity & O’Lonhro and in 2017 they will introduce two additions to their stallion roster this season. Wolf Cry who is a Magic Millions winner and G2, Listed son […]

Australian Sires: Outreach Producing Quality Foals

Australian Sires: Outreach Producing Quality Foals

Australian Sires: Outreach Producing Quality Foals Widden Stud based Outreach looks like he has a big future based on the high quality foals he has produced. Widden Stud’s Outreach impressed many broodmare owners at the stallion parades last year with his typically powerful bay Danehill line good looks and judging by his first foal, there […]

Exceed And Excel Another International Star for Australia

Exceed And Excel Another International Star for Australia

Exceed And Excel Another International Star for Australia The preeminent Australian stallion for two-year-old speed, precocity and class and Australia’s Champion sire of 2012/13. Sire of record-breaking G1 winner Helmet and G1-winning miler Excelebration, plus top fillies Overreach, Guelph and Earthquake. The leading sire’s highly sought-after yearlings sell now for up to $1.2 million. Exceed […]

Australia’s Fastnet Rock an International Star

Australia’s Fastnet Rock an International Star

Australia’s Fastnet Rock an International Star Last seen finishing a brave second in the Group I SAJC Goodwood Handicap, talented mare Missrock (4m Fastnet Rock x Miss Judgement, by Strategic) resumed from a spell with a resounding win over speedy mare Heatherly in the Listed MVRC Norman Carlyon Stakes. Well supported in betting, Missrock settled […]

Australian Racing: 3yo’s Gear Up for the Weekend

Australian Racing: 3yo’s Gear Up for the Weekend

Australian Racing: 3yo’s Gear Up for the Weekend A quality quartet of Godolphin three-year-olds headed by the Gimcrack Stakes winner Jorda will be out to establish their Spring prospects when they step out at Randwick and Flemington on Saturday. Along with Jorda who runs in the G3 San Domenico Stakes, the stable has Astoria and […]

Galileo Takes Another Group 1 with Ulysses

Galileo Takes Another Group 1 with Ulysses

Galileo Takes Another Group 1 with Ulysses The G1 Juddmonte International was a trifecta for the champion Galileo, he sired the winner, second place and is the dam sire of the third placegetter. Galileo has dominated UK racing this season. Ulysses (4c Galileo-Light Shift, by Kingmambo) confirmed himself another simply outstanding performer for Galileo when […]

Strong Year for Coolmore Australia

Strong Year for Coolmore Australia

The 2016/17 racing season bore witness to an incredible run of success for graduates of Coolmore Australia. In this 12 month period, a staggering 29 graduates of Coolmore’s farm at Jerrys Plains won a total of 45 Stakes races, including Group 1 winners Catchy (Fastnet Rock), Inference (So You Think), Awesome Rock (Fastnet Rock) and […]

Australian Sires: Inglis Stallion Parade

Australian Sires: Inglis Stallion Parade

Australian Sires: Inglis Stallion Parade By Kristen Manning Breeders and racing fans alike should consider a morning trip out to Oaklands Junction on Friday with Inglis conducting its annual Victorian First Season Sire Parade. Kicking off at 10am, the parade will showcase ten new stallions standing at Larneuk Stud (Honorius and Wolf Cry), Swettenham Stud […]

Australian Sires: Cluster (Fastnet Rock)

Australian Sires: Cluster (Fastnet Rock)

Australian Sires: Cluster (Fastnet Rock) 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 next chapter of success for […]

Galileo Produces More Success

Galileo Produces More Success

Galileo Produces More Success Magical (2f Galileo-Halfway To Heaven, by Pivotal) led home a 1-2 for Galileo when finishing ahead of stablemate Happily (2f Galileo-You’resothrilling, by Storm Cat) in the G2 Debutante Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday. Donnacha O’Brien was aboard the winner, a sister to Rhododendron, finishing a length and a quarter ahead […]

Australian Sires: Honorius will Produce Quality 2yo’s

Australian Sires: Honorius will Produce Quality 2yo’s

Australian Sires: Honorius will Produce Quality 2yo’s Honorius won himself as a two year old twice, once in listed company, showing that he was quick to get going and he actually ran seven times as a two year old. As a three year old he placed in races ranging from 7f up to 1m4f, making […]

Big Races at Curragh, Ireland

Big Races at Curragh, Ireland

Big Races at Curragh, Ireland Two-year-old fillies Dawn Delivers and Mary Tudor step up to G2 level for the Debutante Stakes over seven furlongs at the Curragh, Ireland, on Sunday, August 20. Dawn Delivers (Jim Bolger/Kevin Manning) came home third in the G3 Silver Flash Stakes over the same distance at Leopardstown on July 27, […]

Australian Racing: 3yo’s Take the Stage at Randwick

Australian Racing: 3yo’s Take the Stage at Randwick

Australian Racing: 3yo’s Take the Stage at Randwick Mike Hedge at Godolphin The highly promising three-year-olds Sanctioned, Toga Picta and Alizee take early steps and high hopes toward major Spring goals at Randwick on Saturday. And for two of them a Classic opportunity could lay ahead. The colts Sanctioned (James Cummings/Jay Ford) and Toga Picta […]

Larneuk Stud Wins at Northern Region Thoroughbreds Awards

Larneuk Stud Wins at Northern Region Thoroughbreds Awards

Larneuk Stud Wins at Northern Region Thoroughbreds Awards By Kristen Manning 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 week’s Northern Region Thoroughbreds Awards. Earning the title of “Best Victorian Stallion Under $10,000,” O’Lonhro was recognised […]

Australian Racing: Esperance Impresses

Australian Racing: Esperance Impresses

Australian Racing: Esperance Impresses By Kristen Manning Breeding and racing giant Darley looks to have another smart one on their hands with Esperance impressive winning his second race from as many starts when lining up as a short priced favourite at Sandown on Wednesday. Creating a big impression when saluting by eight lengths at his […]

Australian Sires: Victorian Breeder Backs Stallions

Australian Sires: Victorian Breeder Backs Stallions

Australian Sires: Victorian Breeder Backs Stallions With a record number of new sires around Australia the competition is fierce, but both Larneuk Stud and Knightsbridge have stepped up to support their own stallions. Larneuk stands O’lonhro, Wolf Cry, Cluster and Ilovethiscity in Euroa, Victoria, they also stand Honorius for Knightsbridge. Issaree Suwunnavid one of the […]

Strong Thoroughbred Market in New York

Strong Thoroughbred Market in New York

Strong Thoroughbred Market in New York The market strength evidenced earlier this week during The Saratoga Sale continued Saturday evening during the first session of The New York Bred Sale, which saw increases in average and median over last year’s sale. Tonight’s session saw 93 yearlings change hands for a total of $8,155,000 good for […]

Australian Sires: Wolf Cry

Australian Sires: Wolf Cry

Australian Sires: Wolf Cry Larneuk Stud is proud to announce that the exciting prospect Wolf Cry will join its already impressive stallion line-up for 2017. A particularly good looking son of the great Street Cry – whose name has been in the headlines with the amazing deeds of his superstar daughter Winx – Wolf Cry […]

Godolphin’s Globetrotter Scottish Heads to Australia

Godolphin’s Globetrotter Scottish Heads to Australia

Godolphin’s Globetrotter Scottish Heads to Australia by J A McGrath at Godolphin Memories of previous international stars to have carried Godolphin colours are revived this week as Scottish sets out on the first leg of an ambitious campaign that takes in G1 races on two continents. Horses such as Fantastic Light and Grandera, both trained […]

Curlin, Medaglia d’Oro Star at Fasig Tipton

Curlin, Medaglia d’Oro Star at Fasig Tipton

Curlin, Medaglia d’Oro Star at Fasig Tipton by Fasig-Tipton The Saratoga Sale got off to an spectacular start Monday night, with average and median eclipsing last year’s figures and an exceptionally low RNA rate. A colt by Curlin (Hip 45) proved most popular Monday night during the first session of The Saratoga Sale, breaking the […]

Australian Sires: Mezyaan

Australian Sires: Mezyaan

Australian Sires: Mezyaan By Kristen Manning It has not taken long for Springview Farm’s Peter Smith to become smitten with new arrival Mezyaan, the handsome young stallion impressing him in every way. “He is just a beautiful horse,” the Euroa based stud master and trainer enthused. “He has the loveliest, most genuine temperament – he […]

Australian Sires: O’lonhro is a Value Sire

Australian Sires: O’lonhro is a Value Sire

Australian Sires: O’lonhro is a Value Sire It is a big year for Australian Sires, competition is tough and the hunt for value is on. With his family Members like Lonhro and I am Invisible commanding huge fees O’lonhro is a great value proposition. O’Lonhro‘s progeny excel when given time to mature and his overall […]

Top Class Yearlings Available at Goffs UK Premier Sale 2017

Top Class Yearlings Available at Goffs UK Premier Sale 2017

Top Class Yearlings Available at Goffs UK Premier Sale 2017 by Craig Jones 470 yearlings have been entered in the Goofs UK Premier Yearling Sale next month and after a very productive 2017, the market is expected to be strong. Two Group One heroes, Barney Roy and Harry Angel both came from the sale, further […]

Lonhro an Established Sire of Sires

Lonhro an Established Sire of Sires

Lonhro an Established Sire of Sires Lonhro The Champion three-year-old, the Champion miler, the Horse of the Year. Now a Champion sire. His son Pierro, unbeaten juvenile Triple Crown winner, was rated the best juvenile colt in Australia since 1977. Sire of 66 Stakes winners, including G1 Golden Rose hero Exosphere in 2015 and South […]

Australian Racing: Godolphin Wins Over $20m

Australian Racing: Godolphin Wins Over $20m

 Australian Racing: Godolphin Wins Over $20m Australian racing is booming and the prizemoney just keeps getting better, if you are keen to get involved in the owning or breeding scene in Australia contact Knightsbridge. Here is what Mike Hedge had to say about Godolphin’s success in Australia Godolphin’s Australian operation has ended the latest racing […]

Australian Sires: Honorius

Australian Sires: Honorius

Australian Sires: Honorius By Kristen Manning As befitting a horse named after a Roman Emperor, Honorius is a horse of great style and presence and he is sure to impress breeders as he begins his stud career at Larneuk Stud, Euroa. The Honorius story is one of many threads, beginning way back to the The […]

Enable books a date with Frankel in exciting Juddmonte matchup

Enable books a date with Frankel in exciting Juddmonte matchup

Enable books a date with Frankel in exciting Juddmonte matchup While Coolmore have their own very exciting filly on their hands in Winter, there is no doubt about it, the star filly of this season has to be Enable. She is exciting on the racecourse, but what happens off the racecourse next season is likely […]

Winning Weekend for Coolmore America

Winning Weekend for Coolmore America

Winning Weekend for Coolmore America Lookin at Lucky Grade I placed three times last year, Money Multiplier (5h Lookin at Lucky x Intensify by Unbridled’s Song) was long overdue to post a big win and finally did so when taking out the $199,000 Grade II Monmouth Stakes on Sunday. Prepared by Chad Brown, Money Multiplier […]

No Tan Tat Delivers Another Winning Weekend for Larneuk Stud

No Tan Tat Delivers Another Winning Weekend for Larneuk Stud

No Tan Tat Delivers Another Winning Weekend for Larneuk Stud Larneuk Stud 3yo filly has provided Neville Murdoch’s Larneuk Stud with another winning weekend. A daughter of Larnek’s successful sire O’lonhro No Tan Tat has an impressive record of 9 starts for 2 wins 2 seconds and a third. Sire: O’Lonhro Dam: Tan Tat Elle […]

Australian Sire O’Lonhro a Rising Star

Australian Sire O’Lonhro a Rising Star

Australian Sire O’Lonhro a Rising Star Larneuk Stud based O’Lonhro is a rising star in Australian racing. The son Australian Champion and successful International Sire Lonhro, O’Lonhro is making his mark with 20 winners in the last 120 days all over Australia. This record breaking Group 2 winner has inherited his sires outstanding looks and […]

So You Think Continues Success for Coolmore Australia

So You Think Continues Success for Coolmore Australia

So You Think Continues Success for Coolmore Australia Dashing grey colt D’Argento (2c So You Think x Fullazz, by Redoute’s Choice) kept his unbeaten record intact and stamped himself as a spring stakes prospect with a stylish victory at Rosehill on Saturday for the powerful Chris Waller stable. A debut winner at Newcastle on July […]

Bloodstockauction.com Raising Money for Ronald McDonald House

Bloodstockauction.com Raising Money for Ronald McDonald House

Bloodstockauction.com Raising Money for Ronald McDonald House Australian Horse Racing and Breeding is a tough business, but the participants of are also great supporters of charity. This week BloodstockAuction.com is Auctioning Stallion Covers as breeding season approaches in Australia. The Ronald McDonald House are building a new establishment so that they can house more families, […]

Larneuk Stud Show Strong Support for New Sires

Larneuk Stud Show Strong Support for New Sires

Larneuk Stud Show Strong Support for New Sires It has been a busy time at Larneuk with a procession of new Mares arriving to support the 2 new Sires, Wolf Cry and Honorius. Larneuk Stud has all the facilities required to cater for broodmares and the healthy development of the growing Thoroughbred. Larneuk Stud has […]

Galileo Dominates 2yo Races at Leopardstown

Galileo Dominates 2yo Races at Leopardstown

Two-year-olds The Pentagon (2c Galileo-Vadawina, by Unfuwain) and Happily (2f Galileo-You’resothrilling, by Storm Cat) looked two more hugely-exciting prospects for Galileo at Leopardstown on Thursday evening. The Pentagon, a runaway maiden winner earlier in the month, confirmed that promise when taking the G3 Tyros Stakes under Ryan Moore. He is now 8/1 favourite for the […]

Larneuk Stud has Some Exciting Sires for 2017

Larneuk Stud has Some Exciting Sires for 2017

Larneuk Stud has Some Exciting Sires for 2017 Breeding Season is coming in Australia and Larneuk Stud has some very exciting propositions for broodmare owners. Larneuk Stud was established in 1980. The 200 acre property has a 120 mega litre dam for irrigation and a permanent creek. Larneuk Stud has all the facilities required to […]

2 New Stallions to Larneuk Stud

2 New Stallions to Larneuk Stud

2 New Stallions to Larneuk Stud Picturesque Larneuk Stud in the heart of Victoria’s most fertile thoroughbred country is home to exciting stallions – Cluster, Ilovethiscity & O’Lonhro and in 2017 they are proud to introduce two additions to their stallion roster this season. Wolf Cry who is a Magic Millions winner and G2, Listed […]

Congrats Producing Quality Fillies

Congrats Producing Quality Fillies

WinStar Farm’s Overture broke on top and never looked back in Saturday’s $200,000 Indiana Oaks (G3) at Indiana Grand, the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Congrats filly. Congrats has been among the leading sires of winners over the past several years and is once again in the top 10 in 2017 with 94 individuals […]

Son of Holy Roman Emperor to Stand in Australia

Son of Holy Roman Emperor to Stand in Australia Champion 2yo in France, winner of the G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere in record time as well as the G1 Phoenix Stakes & G2 Railway Stakes. He is Timeform’s highest rated 2yo ever by Danehill. Out of a Secretariat mare, like Storm Cat, A.P. Indy, Gone West […]

Holy Roman Emperor King of Hong Kong

Holy Roman Emperor King of Hong Kong

The Hong Kong racing season finished at Sha Tin on Sunday with Holy Roman Emperor achieving outstanding success to be crowned champion sire by earnings. The Hong Kong racing scene is all about colts, who frequently become geldings, and to succeed in this challenging environment a horse needs a good constitution and the right mental […]