£500,000 Bahrain International Trophy

£500,000 Bahrain International Trophy

Five Group One winners feature in a final field of 14 for this month’s £500,000 Bahrain International Trophy after the supplementary stage closed. Aidan O’Brien is set to saddle 2019 Irish Derby hero Sovereign, last year’s Queen Anne Stakes winner Lord Glitters represents David O’Meara, dual Canadian International Stakes winner Desert Encounter runs for David […]

Capitalist and Flying Artie Provide a Big Weekend for Newgate

Capitalist and Flying Artie Provide a Big Weekend for Newgate

Golden Slipper winning sire Capitalist just missed siring two new winners on Saturday, but the potential shown by Forbes and Snowdrop was impossible to miss. The Anthony and Sam Freedman trained colt Forbes was highly regarded when making his debut in the Listed MRC Merson Cooper Stakes at Sandown and delivered a terrific performance to […]

Last Call at Larneuk

Last Call at Larneuk

Larneuk in the picturesque Gooram Valley of Victoria is coming to the end on the 2020 breeding season but it is not too late to secure a spot to one of the 5 Stallions on offer so Book Now. The 2020 Season will go down in history as the Covid Season and the Industry seems […]

Amazing Career Opportunities in the Thoroughbred Industry

Amazing Career Opportunities in the Thoroughbred Industry

When you leave high school or university it’s hard to know what your next step should be – there are so many career choices. It’s even harder to know what a job will be like when you do it and whether it is going to be the right fit for you. The thoroughbred industry is […]

Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria Award Winners

Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria Award Winners

Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria (TBV) celebrated the successes of the Victorian industry virtually last night. Brought to viewers by Michael Felgate and Charmein Bukovec, headlining the awards were the IRT Champion Victorian sire, TAB Champion Victorian-bred racehorse and the TAB Champion Victorian breeder awards. For a fifth consecutive year, Woodside Park’s Written Tycoon won the IRT […]

Another Spring Stakes Winner for Pedigree Analyst Kristen Manning

Another Spring Stakes Winner for Pedigree Analyst Kristen Manning

For the second time this spring the Melbourne based pedigree analyst Kristen Manning was cheering home a stakes winner when, at Doomben on Saturday, Jonker raced away to a record-breaking victory in the Listed Keith Noud Quality. Having his first run for the Tony Gollan stable, the son of Spirit Of Boom was the medium […]

Sweet Deal for Inglis in The Hunter

Sweet Deal for Inglis in The Hunter

Top-class mare Sweet Deal (Casino Prince x Dorothy Evelyn) posted a career best performance to win today’s $1m TAB The Hunter at Newcastle.The John Thompson trained mare, already a dual winner in group company, took her earnings past the $1.35m mark with today’s effort.Sweet Deal was a $67,500 purchase by Boomer Bloodstock from the draft […]

Magic Millions 2021 Gold Coast Yearling Sale

Magic Millions 2021 Gold Coast Yearling Sale

Unprecedented support from breeders across Australasia has led to Magic Millions unveiling a star studded catalogue, to sell across seven consecutive days for the first time, at the 2021 Gold Coast Yearling Sale. A quality line up of 1273 lots has been confirmed by vendors for a seven day selling extravaganza, including a record 962 lots to […]

Sex Symbol the Latest Star by Uncle Mo

Sex Symbol the Latest Star by Uncle Mo

Tying for the overall session lead with a colt by Mendelssohn and one other horse, Uncle Mo’s daughter Sex Symbol (3f Uncle Mo x Icon Project, by Empire Maker) sold for $300,000 at the Keeneland November Sale on Thursday. Purchased by Green Lantern Stables from the Bluewater Sales consignment, the filly is out of Grade […]

Aga Khan Studs 2021 Service Fees

Aga Khan Studs 2021 Service Fees

The Aga Khan Studs are pleased to announce the fees for their five Irish and French-based sires for 2021, and would like to take this opportunity to thank breeders for their continued support during the current difficult global context. Gilltown Stud’s Arc hero SEA THE STARS accomplished another fine season in 2020, highlighted by the […]

European Hopeful’s in Keeneland

European Hopeful’s in Keeneland

Twenty-three European horses arrived at the Keeneland quarantine barn just before 11 p.m. Friday. The grooms reported that all the horses traveled well and have settled into their new surroundings. The shipment, which included English and Irish classic winners Kameko (Mile) and Siskin (Mile), will stay in quarantine until clearance on Sunday evening and will be on the training […]

2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships

2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships

Led by this year’s Triple Crown race winners Tiz the Law,  Authentic and Swiss Skydiver; multiple Grade 1 winners Improbable and Maximum Security; and Irish Champion Stakes (G1) winner Magical (IRE), 201 horses, including 39 from overseas, have been pre-entered for the 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The 37th Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious two-day global event, consisting of 14 races with […]

Avilius Ready to give Godolphin its second Melbourne Cup

Avilius Ready to give Godolphin its second Melbourne Cup

by Mike Hedge at Godolphin Avilius, a horse who began his career in France and nourished it in Australia, is primed and ready to give Godolphin its second Melbourne Cup in three years when he steps out in Tuesday’s Group One test at Flemington. Trainer James Cummings will send Avilius to the start in peak […]

English King Headed for Australia

English King Headed for Australia

Lingfield Derby Trial victor English King (3c Camelot – Platonic, by Zafonic) smashed records when selling to Australian interests for 925,000gns at the Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale on Wednesday. The Ed Walker-trained wildcard entry was expected to prove popular, but few could have predicted the manner in which he surpassed the previous 625,000gns […]

Portland Sky and the $200,000 Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes

by Kristen Manning Cheers from Western Australia on Saturday as the exciting colt Portland Sky recorded a dominant victory in one of W.S Cox Plate day’s features the, $200,000 Gr.3 Red Anchor Stakes. The Matt Laurie trained three-year-old was having just his fourth start on the back of a couple of somewhat unlucky runs at […]

FRANKEL and KINGMAN in Demand at Tattersalls

FRANKEL and KINGMAN in Demand at Tattersalls

Day 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 saw three yearlings by FRANKEL and KINGMAN break the million guineas barrier yesterday. A KINGMAN colt out of Galicuix, dam of 2000 Guineas winner Galileo Gold, topped the day’s proceedings at 2,700,000gns when purchased by Oliver St Lawrence for the family of Sheikh Nasser Al […]

British #ChampionsDay At Home Activity Pack

British #ChampionsDay At Home Activity Pack

from QIPCO British Champions Series We sadly can’t welcome you to QIPCO British Champions Day 2020, but that hasn’t stopped us being able to bring the day to your living room! Alongside all the world-class racing action on ITV, Racing TV and Sky Sports Racing, we have also taken some of the traditional bits of […]

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Winner Sottsass Retired to Coolmore

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Winner Sottsass  Retired to Coolmore

Peter Brant owner of Sunday’s brilliant Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Sottsass has announced his retirement to Coolmore. “A World Champion at three and now an Arc winner at four, I have decided to retire Sottsass after what he has achieved. He has retired sound and right at the top of his game – […]

Caravaggio Another Coolmore Success

Caravaggio Another Coolmore Success

Few sires could boast a first book of mares of such quality as Caravaggio, which is evident in his progeny catalogued for the Tattersalls Book 1 Yearling Sale. His first crop found favor with top judges at last year’s foal sales and they return through leading consignors at Tattersalls this week. Rathbarry Stud offer a […]

English mare One Master Makes it 3 Prix de la Forêt (Gr1)

English mare One Master Makes it 3 Prix de la Forêt (Gr1)

Enable failed to win her third Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe… but the English mare One Master (Fastnet Rock) succeeded by winning her third consecutive Qatar Prix de la Forêt (Gr1)! An obviously unprecedented feat in a race that was created in 1858! For this, she bid her time behind the favourite Eartlight (Shamardal), […]

Belardo Flying in First Season

Belardo Flying in First Season

First-season sire Belardo continued his flying run of form when siring his third Stakes winner on Saturday, 3 October with Lullaby Moon leading home a Darley 1-2 in the Listed Two Year Old Trophy at Redcar. Sent off hot favourite, the two-year-old filly tracked the leaders, making headway two furlongs out under jockey Rossa Ryan. […]

Holy Roman Emperor Still Producing Big Winners

Holy Roman Emperor Still Producing Big Winners

The progressive Jadoomi (2c Holy Roman Emperor – South Sister, by Sakhee) confirmed his class when racing clear to win the valuable Arqana sales race at Longchamp on Saturday afternoon. Third on his first two starts, the Simon and Ed Crisford-trained colt won his maiden in comfortable fashion last month and stepped up to a […]

Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes Newmarket

Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes Newmarket

Billesdon Brook will face 11 rivals as she bids to land back-to-back runnings of the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile on Saturday. The Richard Hannon-trained five-year-old is no stranger to glory at the Home of Horseracing, with her victory in this race last year coming after she had also won […]

Camelot Continues Success at Coolmore

Camelot Continues Success at Coolmore

Russian Camelot History maker Russian Camelot (3c Camelot – Lady Babooshka, by Cape Cross) confirmed his status as one of the most exciting horses in Australasia when justifying favoritism in Saturday’s Group 1 Underwood Stakes at Caulfield. The Danny O’Brien-trained colt became the first Northern Hemisphere bred horse to win an Australian Derby when taking […]

O’lonhro Victoria’s Best Value Sire

O’lonhro Victoria’s Best Value Sire

O’Lonhro has gotten off to a good start at stud with his first few crops producing Mamzelle Tess, the winner of six and Group placed, stakes placed O’Lonera – also a 6-time winner with over half a million in the bank – O’Lonh Star (6 wins), Big Reel (6 wins), O’ So Hazy (5 wins). […]

Godolphin Ready for a Big Spring in Australia

Godolphin Ready for a Big Spring in Australia

The opportunity to enhance his own standing in an illustrious family presents itself to the capable sprinter Coruscate (Damien Oliver) when he runs in the Listed Testa Rossa Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday, 26 September. An older brother to the classy Bivouac, Coruscate showed good early potential with a debut win followed by two Group […]

Lots of Winners for No Nay Never

Lots of Winners for No Nay Never

The Brian Meehan-trained Decisive Edge (2c No Nay Never – Echo Charlie, by Tertullian) shaped like a smart prospect when gaining his maiden victory at Chelmsford on Sunday. The son of No Nay Never showed promise on debut earlier in the month when finishing mid-division in a similar contest at Kempton. Remaining over seven furlongs […]

Wolf Cry Impresses with 1st Crop at Larneuk

Wolf Cry Impresses with 1st Crop at Larneuk

Larneuk Sire Wolf Cry always looked like being something special and the 1st crop, now 2yos appear ready to deliver. A $320,000 yearling, Wolf Cry was a speedy youngster whose only four starts at two yielded three stakes placings: the Breeders’ Plate, Lonhro Plate and, in the important Golden Slipper leadup, the Group Two Skyline […]

More Winners for Larneuk Sire Cluster

More Winners for Larneuk Sire Cluster

Little Larneuk nestled in the Victoria’s Gooram Valley has plenty of choices when it comes to Sires. One of them Cluster is producing an increasing number of winners lately. Cluster (2020 fee $5,500) is by Champion Sire and sire of sires in Fastnet Rock (2020 fee $165,000) Sire of 39 Gr.1 winners and a proven […]

Barood arrives at Glen Eden Stud

Barood arrives at Glen Eden Stud

by Kristen Manning What a terrific job Starspangledbanner has been doing in both hemispheres, from limited numbers well represented by 143 winners, 14 of whom have been successful at stakes level including the Group One winners The Wow Signal and Millisle. Boasting a 65.3% winners-to-runners strike rate in the southern hemisphere, Starspangledbanner hails from one […]

Armidale Stud’s quiet achiever Tough Speed

Armidale Stud’s quiet achiever Tough Speed

by Kristen Manning A bit of history was made at Devonport on Sunday where four of the seven races were won by the progeny of one stallion – Armidale Stud’s quiet achiever Tough Speed. Success came early on the card with the opening event, a BM60 1009m contest, taken out by the Leanne Gaffney trained […]

2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale

2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale

The quality packed catalogue for Australia’s best producing breeze-up style auction, the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale, is now online. To be held at the Gold Coast Sales Complex on November 10, the sale features 210 exciting prospects (plus supplementaries) with buyers looking to secure their next stakes winning star. “This is a […]

Strong Demand for Uncle Mo

Strong Demand for Uncle Mo

An outstanding sale for Uncle Mo continued on Wednesday at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale when the stallion’s $950,000 colt out of Bella Rafaela topped the session. Going through the ring early in the day for the Gainesway consignment, the colt was hammed down to Mayberry Farm as one of six to sell for the […]

ParisLongchamp, the Qatar Arc Trials

ParisLongchamp, the Qatar Arc Trials

#ParisLongchamp #horseracing #france On Sunday at ParisLongchamp, the Qatar Arc Trials will take place. Three races, two Group 1s and a Group 2, to prepare for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the Thoroughbred World Championship which will take place on the 4th October. Three weeks until this huge event, now it’s time to […]

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe 2020 Will be Spectacular

#enable #love #Ghaiyyath Love, is indeed, all you need – except perhaps if your name is Enable? The Aidan O’Brien-trained Ballydoyle filly added another Group 1 to what has already been a glamorous three-year-old campaign by winning the Darley Yorkshire Oaks in a canter. The chestnut was rightly well fancied before the race due to […]

American Pharoah Continues to Impress

American Pharoah Continues to Impress

The second Northern Hemisphere crop of Triple Crown hero American Pharoah are up and running with two smart winners in the past two days in North America and a Group place-getter in Ireland. First to salute was promising filly American Grace (2f American Pharoah x Warrior Made, by Holy Bull), who scored a two and […]

BLACK CAVIAR’S SON TO STAND AT RIVERBANK, Victoria

Royal by name, regally bred. Prince Of Caviar. A horse whose sire was a high class, a horse whose dam does not really need introduction… but we will talk about her anyway! Black Caviar… the undefeated sprinting Queen of Australian racing. Fifteen Group One victories, three times crowned Australian Horse Of The Year, Australian Racing […]

Coolmore Spend Big at Magic Millions

Coolmore Spend Big at Magic Millions

Champion mare Sunlight smashed the all time Magic Millions auction record when she sold for $4.2 million on a spectacular Day One of the National Broodmare Sale on the Gold Coast today. Coolmore Stud’s Tom Magnier snapped up the mare and was among three seven figure purchases for his Hunter Valley operation. “We are very lucky […]

Galway Races Summer Festival

Galway Races Summer Festival

Galway Races Summer Festival is one of dozens of events having to adapt to the new normal – but staff at the racecourse are working round the clock to make sure this year’s bonanza still captures its famous old magic, writes Will Jennings. The storied seven-day showpiece stands tall as one of the quintessential staples of […]

Siskin Heads to Glorious Goodwood

Siskin Heads to Glorious Goodwood

Colin Keane admits Siskin will need to improve if he is to land his second Group One triumph of the season in Wednesday’s Qatar Sussex Stakes, writes Will Jennings. Red-hot jockey Keane guided Ger Lyons’ cracking colt to a searing victory in the Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas at the Curragh last month, with the trainer now […]

Enable Makes History

Enable Makes History

Aidan O’Brien was left disappointed after Enable roared to an emphatic victory over Sovereign and Japan to secure her record third King George VI and Elizabeth Stakes triumph at Ascot, writes Will Jennings. The master of Ballydoyle was all that stood between the marvel mare and King George immortality, but Frankie Dettori piloted John Gosden’s mount […]

American Pharoah is the Sire on Fire

American Pharoah is the Sire on Fire

It was a fourth winner in three days for American Pharoah on Saturday when American Dream (3f American Pharoah x Dancing Alone, by Kingmambo) broke her maiden in her second start. Racing over 7 ½ furlongs on the turf at Louisiana Downs, the Peter Blum homebred broke slowly and was settled by jockey Joel Dominguez […]

Stradivarius Looks for 4th Goodwood Cup

Stradivarius Looks for 4th Goodwood Cup

Stradivarius heads a field of seven runners entered for next weeks Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup on day one of the Qatar Goodwood Festival. The Stayers King has become a household name in the racing world as a whole and next Tuesday he will look to tread where no horse has trodden before – a fourth […]

Inglis Making Online Auctions a Winner

Inglis Making Online Auctions a Winner

Another stunning Inglis Digital Online Auction has ended, with staggering results across the board leading to several records being broken. In a remarkable day of online trade: *The Inglis Digital July (Early) sale gross of $5,617,900 is a new record, eclipsing the May sale’s aggregate of $4.8m *Overall top lot Faretti (I Am Invincible) sold […]

Ny Traffic a Kentucky Derby Contender

Ny Traffic a Kentucky Derby Contender

Ny Traffic stalled at the top of the stretch before shifting into high gear in Saturday’s Haskell (G1) at Monmouth Park, putting a late scare into front-running Authentic, only to fall an excruciating nose short of victory. Trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. expressed more satisfaction than disappointment in his Gulfstream Park-based Kentucky Derby (G1) prospect Sunday […]

Pride of Dubai Coolmore’s Latest Success Story

Pride of Dubai Coolmore’s Latest Success Story

It’s been a productive 24 hours for Australia’s leading first crop sire Pride of Dubai with two new winners, one in each hemisphere. On Saturday in the UK, Fancy Man (2c Pride of Dubai x Fancy, by Galileo) made a winning debut over seven furlongs at Haydock. The Richard Hannon trained colt was strong to […]

Investec Derby Stolen by Front Running Serpentine

Investec Derby Stolen by Front Running Serpentine

The son of Galileo, Serpentine, stunned the Investec Derby field to lead all the way and win the Epsom Classic at odds of 28/1. Jockey Emmet McNamara’s decision to kick clear on Serpentine, who only broke his maiden tag one week ago, around Tattenham corner caught all his rivals off guard and saw the outsider […]

Australian Sires: Honorius Stallion Fees to Ronald McDonald House Westmead

Australian Sires:  Honorius Stallion Fees to Ronald McDonald House Westmead

Knightsbridge are donating all proceeds from the sale of the Honorius Stallion Covers to Ronald McDonald House Westmead bloodstockauction.com/catalogue/58 Honorius stands privately for the Heffernan family and the only way to secure a nomination to Honorius is to contact Bloodstock Auction. Bred to be a Champion Honorius is an impressive stallion with an impeccable pedigree […]

Another Big Weekend for American Pharoah

Another Big Weekend for American Pharoah

#AmericanPharoah #kentucky #coolmore #ireland Harvey’s Lil Goil (3f American Pharoah x Gloria S., by Tapit) became the third Grade III winner in a week for American Pharoah and fifth stakes horse in 10 days with her win in the Grade III Regret Stakes at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Always shadowing the leader through the 1 […]

Larneuk Stud Drops Fees in Victoria as a Response to Coronavirus

Larneuk Stud Drops Fees in Victoria as a Response to Coronavirus

Prolific Victorian nursery, Larneuk Stud, has announced fees for its 2020 stallion lineup, with significant reductions across the board. Despite the continued success of O’Lonhro and Cluster, along with the positive vibes around Wolf Cry’s rising 2YOs, Larneuk’s new roster structure represents a 20% decrease on last spring. Cluster will now stand at $5,500 O’Lonhro […]

It will be a Great Year to Breed Race Horses in Australia

It will be a Great Year to Breed Race Horses in Australia

It will be a tough for Aussie’s in the horse business for 2020 but if you are looking towards the 2022-3 Yearling sales it is great year. We have already seen some studs lower prices, broodmare prices will begin to bottom in July, the Owner/Breeder and the recreational owners will take a beating this year […]

2019-2020 racing season at Meydan Racecourse

2019-2020 racing season at Meydan Racecourse

The 2019-2020 racing season at Meydan Racecourse gets underway in just a few weeks on Thursday, October 24, and online sales of tickets for the ‘Racing at Meydan’ programmes and concurrent Dubai World Cup Carnival are available to racegoers. Tickets and packages can be purchased here: https://store.meydan.ae/. For those looking to enjoy more of the […]

Cluster is Ready to Rock at Larneuk

Cluster is Ready to Rock at Larneuk

Broodmare owners employ various criteria when it comes to stallion selection. Pedigree is a biggie. So are looks. However, it’s often ‘performance’ that plays the biggest role. Let’s face it, ‘To the manor born’ isn’t worth a jot if you can’t run out of sight on a dark night. That’s why breeders would be well […]

Keeneland’s Fall Meet begins Friday, Oct. 4

Keeneland’s Fall Meet begins Friday, Oct. 4

Keeneland’s Fall Meet begins Friday, Oct. 4, celebrating 17 days of some of the finest Thoroughbred racing in North America that kicks off with the blockbuster Fall Stars Weekend, featuring nine of the meet’s 10 Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” races. The season offers a full slate of special events, highlighted by the return […]

Galileo has Produced 82 Group 1 Winners

Galileo has Produced 82 Group 1 Winners

After a super Saturday of four Stakes winners at Leopardstown, Galileo sired a Group 1 double at the Curragh to continue his domination of Irish Champions Weekend. Coolmore homebred Love (2f Galileo – Pikaboo, by Pivotal) was first to strike when staying on well to deny hot-favourite Daahyeh in the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes […]

Coolmore is King at Arqana

Coolmore is King at Arqana

Coolmore sires enjoyed a profitable Saturday in Deauville, where they accounted for the three most expensive lots sold on the opening day of the Arqana August Yearling Sale. The top price of €800,000 was paid by Phoenix Thoroughbreds for a son of Galileo offered by Haras d’Etreham as Lot 23. The February-born colt is the […]

O’Lonhro Victoria’s Versatile Value Stallion

O’Lonhro Victoria’s Versatile Value Stallion

O’Lonhro has proven himself to be exceptional value in Victoria. Last week he produced a City double and has managed to creep up to 13th on the National Sires Tables. With 59% winners to runners and over $5.3m in the bank from 75 winners ($70,000 av) O’Lonhro’s numbers continue to outperform many Stallions on offer […]

Larneuk Welcomes First Foal of the Season

Larneuk Welcomes First Foal of the Season

Picturesque Larneuk has seen the 1st foal of the season born during wintry conditions in Victoria, Australia. A stunning colt by Cluster from the Canny Lad mare Gourmet Garage who is a half to 2 listed winners out of a listed winner Gourmet Garage gas already produced 3 winners from 4 starters. The resident Sire […]

Holy Roman Emperor is Still a Force in Group 1 Racing

Holy Roman Emperor is Still a Force in Group 1 Racing

Fifth last year, Irish raider Romanised (Holy Roman Emperor) took his revenge on Sunday in the 98th renewal of the Prix de Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois (Gr1), the traditional Summer mile championship of the summer on the 1,600 meters in a straight line from Deauville. Led by the two pacesetters, the race really started […]

Coolmore Shines at Goodwood

Coolmore Shines at Goodwood

Footstepsinthesand Colt Completes Hat-Trick Governor Of Punjab (2c Footstepsinthesand – Simla Bibi, by Indian Ridge) completed a hat-trick of wins when producing a late challenge in Thursday’s competitive two-year-old contest at Glorious Goodwood. The Mark Johnston-trained colt suffered a bad start to the race, becoming short of room and being hampered early in the seven furlong test. Recovering […]

Larneuk Offers Great Value in Victoria

Larneuk Offers Great Value in Victoria

Larneuk Offers Great Value in Victoria O’ what a lineup! Offering tremendous value with its 3-strong roster, Victoria’s Larneuk Stud has announced stallion fees for the 2019 season. O’LonhroLeading the charge is the proven, O’Lonhro, but the Group producing son of Lonhro (83 stakes winners) is ably supported by the up and comers in Cluster […]

Red Element Headlines Bloodstock Auction Sale in Australia

Red Element Headlines Bloodstock Auction Sale in Australia

by Kristen Manning It is that time of year when breeders start to think about their breeding plans for the upcoming season so what better time to stand a stallion who has already proven his worth as a reliable source of winners? Part of Tuesday’s www.bloodstockauction.com.au latest online sale, the handsome and impeccably bred Red […]

$100,000 Skip Away at Gulfstream Park

$100,000 Skip Away at Gulfstream Park

Grade 3-placed Marconi, briefly on the Triple Crown trail last spring, and stablemate Biblical, making his fourth start of the 2018-19 Championship Meet, head a field of seven set to contest Friday’s $100,000 Skip Away at Gulfstream Park. The 32nd running of the 1 3/16-mile Skip Away for 4-year-olds and up is among three $100,000 […]

Code of Honor Set for Florida Derby (G1) Saturday at Gulfstream Park

Code of Honor Set for Florida Derby (G1) Saturday at Gulfstream Park

“All systems are go” with W.S. Farish’s Code of Honor, who breezed a half-mile in 48.40 seconds Monday morning here at Payson Park in preparation for a much-anticipated start in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) Saturday at Gulfstream Park. “He looked like he worked very well. I asked him for 49 and he […]

Enable, Stradivarius Set to Return for John Gosden

Enable, Stradivarius Set to Return for John Gosden

Enable is set to make her eagerly awaited return in the Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom on May 31. The mile and a half contest forms part of the QIPCO British Distance Middle Distance category and the timing of the race suits John Gosden, trainer of the mighty mare. “She has started cantering again and you would […]

Dubai World Cup Latest News

Dubai World Cup Latest News

$6 million Dubai Turf (G1) sponsored by DP World Almond Eye—Almond Eye trotted 800m then cantered another 1400m over the Meydan dirt track at 5:00 a.m. before schooling in the gate. The 2018 Japan Cup winner Almond Eye will be headlining the Dubai Turf Sponsored by DP World as she makes her first start of […]

Winx, The Autumn Sun and Redzel add Shine to the Golden Slipper

Winx, The Autumn Sun and Redzel add Shine to the Golden Slipper

Winx, The Autumn Sun and Redzel add Shine to the Golden Slipper By Ray Hickson at RACINGNSW Sydney’s west has never seen a race day like this. Consider what’s on offer at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday – the world’s best racehorse and Australian racing icon Winx, the superstar three-year-old colt The Autumn Sun, dual winner […]

Keeneland 2019 April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale

Keeneland 2019 April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale

Keeneland has cataloged 72 juveniles for its 2019 April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, scheduled for 2 p.m. ET, Tuesday, April 9. The Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale catalog is available online by clicking here. Print catalogs will be mailed the week of March 18. This year’s April Sale also will offer a selection of horses of […]

Keeneland and TVG Creating Better Race and Sales Days

Keeneland and TVG Creating Better Race and Sales Days

Keeneland and TVG officials today introduced several new initiatives on the racing and sales fronts that further enhance the long partnership enjoyed by the race track and racing network. Beginning with the Thursday, April 4, opening day of the Spring Meet, TVG racing analysts Gabby Gaudet and Scott Hazelton will host “Today at Keeneland,” the […]

Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale

Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale

Lyndhurst Stud Farm based sire sensation Better Than Ready returned to the top of the Leading First Season Sire table on earnings when exceptional juvenile The Odyssey cruised to victory in Saturday’s $500,000 Aquis 2YO Jewel at the Gold Coast. The success of progeny from the first crop of Better Than Ready has been sensational […]

Santa Anita Approves New Racing Rules

Santa Anita Approves New Racing Rules

Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) today reached an historic agreement to protect the safety and welfare of horses and riders in the state. This collective mandate enacts the most stringent medication policy in North America. Belinda Stronach, President and Chairman of The Stronach Group (TSG), which owns […]

Florida Derby (G1) March 30 at Gulfstream Park

Florida Derby (G1) March 30 at Gulfstream Park

Code of Honor Breezes Five Furlongs for Florida Derby McGaughey Likes What He Sees in Fountain of Youth (G2) Winner Holy Bull (G2) Victor Harvey Wallbanger Breezes at Gulfstream Video Link: Harvey Wallbanger/Signalman Workout W.S. Farish’s Code of Honor pleased Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey Saturday morning while prepping for the $1 million Xpressbet.com […]

Great Day of Racing for Larneuk

Great Day of Racing for Larneuk

For a small farm in Euroa Victoria it is amazing how many major race days feature Larneuk bred horses, considering the relatively few horses the farm produces. Larneuk in Sydney It was another big day of Racing in Australia with the running of the $600,000 Group 1 Coolmore Classic at Rosehill Gardens, one of the […]

Another Big Weekend of Racing for Larneuk

Another Big Weekend of Racing for Larneuk

Larneuk bred horses have a big weekend ahead, 4 city starters including a Group 1 contender. 2 horses Lady Solly (O’Lonhro) 4 starts, 1 – 2 – 1 $34,550 Moonlover (Ilovethiscity) 36 starts, 9 – 8 – 4 $429,880 and Mamzelle Tess (O’Lonhro) 33 starts, 6 – 4 – 10 $302,430 will be going around […]

Alizee and Hartnell Head to All-Star Mile at Flemington

Alizee and Hartnell Head to All-Star Mile at Flemington

The All-Star Mile will be run for the first time at Flemington racecourse on 16 March, 2019! It’s the only race in Australia where public votes shape the final field. Voting has now closed and the final field for the race has been announced. by Mike Hedge at Godolphin Perfect preparations and strong lead-up form […]

Big Races Coming to Sydney

Big Races Coming to Sydney

One of the most anticipated events in Sydney racing history starts at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday on Chandon S Ladies Day – day one of the 2019 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. It is the start of six weeks of world-class racing, fashion and entertainment at Rosehill Gardens and Royal Randwick – including the Longines Golden […]

Dubai World Cup Carnival Heats Up

Dubai World Cup Carnival Heats Up

• · DUBAI WORLD CUP: Dabster In, Gift Box Out • · DUBAI TURF: Almond Eye Sharpens Focus • · DUBAI GOLDEN SHAHEEN: Promises Fulfilled into the Fray • · AL QUOZ SPRINT: Brave Smash a Serious Player DABSTER IN, GIFT BOX OUT With shipping protocols and other such logistics coming into play, the world’s […]

The Autumn Sun Shines on Guineas Day at Royal Randwick

The Autumn Sun Shines on Guineas Day at Royal Randwick By Brad Gray At Royal Randwick How Did The Autumn Sun Do That? That was the question punters were left asking themselves after The Autumn Sun came from the clouds to prevail in stunning fashion in the G1 Randwick Guineas. The Autumn Sun (Pic: Steve […]

An Early Look at the Investec Derby

An Early Look at the Investec Derby

There are just over 12 weeks until the 240th running of the G1 Investec Derby, the premier Classic and the Greatest Flat Race in the World, at Epsom Downs Racecourse on Saturday, June 1. The 2019 renewal of the historic race over a mile and a half, Britain’s richest at £1.5 million, has 96 contenders […]

Code of Honor on Same Path as Orb to Kentucky Derby

Code of Honor on Same Path as Orb to Kentucky Derby

Trainer Shug McGaughey reported that William S. Farish’s Code of Honor came out of his victory in Saturday’s $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) in good order. “So far, all systems are go,” said McGaughey less than 16 hours after watching the 3-year-old colt win Saturday and bounce back from a disappointing performance Jan. 5 […]

Super Saturday at Meydan Racecourse

Super Saturday at Meydan Racecourse

As the heat starts to turn up for the world’s richest ($35 million) race meeting in the Dubai World Cup night three weeks from now, Super Saturday at Meydan Racecourse is set to stage a top-quality dress rehearsal, including a pair of Group 1 affairs and a total of seven stakes worth $2.65 million. Each […]

Dubai World Cup Latest News

Dubai World Cup Latest News

• · LONGINES DUBAI SHEEMA CLASSIC: Magical Leads Ballydoyle Brigade • · AL QUOZ SPRINT: Viddora Brings Top Class from Down Under • · UAE DERBY: Plus Que Parfait the Perfect Possible • · DUBAI GOLD CUP: Weekender On Schedule for Gold Cup MAGICAL LEADS BALLYDOYLE BRIGADE Last year’s Dubai World Cup night saw a […]

Code of Honor Looks Ready for the Kentucky Derby

Code of Honor Looks Ready for the Kentucky Derby

W.S. Farish’s Code of Honor rebounded from a disappointing effort in his 2019 debut to capture Saturday’s $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park and stamp himself as a leading prospect for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) and the 2019 Triple Crown. Code of Honor was saddled by Hall of Fame […]

Little Larneuk Produces Big Results

Little Larneuk Produces Big Results

Larneuk, a small stud in rural Victoria has been producing some outstanding results over the last couple of years. Resident Sires as well as horses raised on the farm have been performing exceptionally well, a Group 1 win and some very good runs in Group races are proving the quality of Larneuk progeny. Larneuk veteran […]

Blamed Takes the $150,000 Royal Delta (G3)

Blamed Takes the $150,000 Royal Delta (G3)

Ken McCarthy, longtime assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, was all smiles Saturday at Gulfstream Park after Blamed registered a commanding triumph in the $150,000 Royal Delta (G3), a stakes for fillies and mares named for the three-time Eclipse Award champion and 2019 Hall of Fame finalist who was trained by Mott. With […]

Winx Makes it 30 Straight and $23m

Winx Makes it 30 Straight and $23m

The world champion mare broke the race record and sent her earnings soaring past $23 million with her soft two and a quarter length victory. And in a scary thought for possible rivals over the remainder of her autumn campaign, connections predicted more improvement from the rising eight-year-old. After Winx's win in The Apollo Stakes […]

No Nay Never an International Hit for Coolmore

No Nay Never an International Hit for Coolmore

The Charlie Appleby-trained Art Du Val (3c No Nay Never – Aquarelle Rare, by Rainbow Quest) ran out an impressive winner of the Meydan Trophy on his racecourse return on Thursday. Successful on debut in August, he was last seen finishing second in a Listed contest in Deauville in October and was sent off the […]

Japan Breeders Cup Qualifier for this year’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1)

Led by former champions Gold Dream (JPN), Nonkono Yume (JPN), and Moanin, and the speedy Inti (JPN) 14 horses have been entered for Sunday’s 36th running of the one mile, $870,000 February Stakes (G1) on dirt at Tokyo Racecourse, the first automatic qualifier for this year’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) to be awarded through the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series. The Breeders’ […]

Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes

Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes

In what shapes up as a truly star-studded affair, Dream Tree, Escape Clause, Marley’s Freedom and Paradise Woods headline a field of seven older fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes at seven furlongs. Although she flopped as the 3-5 favorite in the opening day Grade I La Brea at the […]

Can X Y Jet take the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1)

Rockingham Ranch and Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet romped to a 7 ¾-length victory in Wednesday’s featured ninth race at Gulfstream Park, punching his ticket to Dubai for a third run in the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) March 30. Great to have @RockinghamRanch's Racing Manager @RealBrianTrump join us on the line today with […]

Cluster has become One of Australia’s Leading 1st Season Sires

Cluster has become One of Australia’s Leading 1st Season Sires

Larneuk based Cluster has become One of Australia’s Leading 1st Season Sires. Cluster has only had 3 runners so far, 2 of them winners Gee Gees Darl and Galaxy , Bunched has had one start for a gallant 2nd at Lismore during the week. Check the Australian 1st Season Sires List A particularly good looking […]

Osborne Bulls in Saturday’s G1 Lightning Stakes at Flemington

Osborne Bulls in Saturday’s G1 Lightning Stakes at Flemington

G1 challenge confronts Osborne Bulls at Flemington by Mike Hedge at Godolphin The return to racing of brilliant sprinter Osborne Bulls in Saturday’s G1 Lightning Stakes at Flemington is being treated cautiously by trainer James Cummings. But whatever the result, the gelding who rose to every challenge in the spring is shaping as a key […]

The Championships at Royal Randwick on Saturday 6 April and Saturday 13 April

The Championships at Royal Randwick on Saturday 6 April and Saturday 13 April

The Championships has attracted a record number of nominations, bursting through the 1500-mark, following the closing deadline for the sixth running of the highly-successful series. Racing NSW and Australian Turf Club received 1536 nominations for the 10 races to be run during The Championships at Royal Randwick on Saturday 6 April and Saturday 13 April. […]

Dubai World Cup Latest News

Dubai World Cup Latest News

• · WinStar Three-Wide in World Cup • · Suave Richard Sets Sights on Sheema • · Bravazo World Cup-Bound • · Meydan Sprint Step One for Blue Point • · Watson Chats Kimbear, Muntazah & Pop the Hood • · Good Curry Spices Up Thursday Card • · Poetic Charm Ready to Disarm WINSTAR […]

Hartnell, Best Of Days and Alizee Aim at All-Star Mile

Hartnell, Best Of Days and Alizee Aim at All-Star Mile

Godolphin trio nominate for world’s richest mile race by Mike Hedge at Godolphin Godolphin’s star G1 performers Hartnell, Best Of Days and Alizee have been entered for the world’s richest mile race, the $5m All-Star Mile to be run at Flemington on March 16. Head Trainer James Cummings has confirmed that all three horses will […]

Inglis Classic Yearling Sale News

Inglis Classic Yearling Sale News

All is in readiness for the biggest ever Classic Yearling Sale, with the action set to begin at Riverside Stables. To view the full parade schedule, CLICK HERE. To view the Classic catalogue, CLICK HERE. Graduates of the Classic Sale continue to shine on the track. Of all Australasian yearling sales, only the Easter Yearling […]

Dubai World Cup Carnival Update

Dubai World Cup Carnival Update

Thursday’s sixth meeting of the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse was highlighted by the Group 2 $450,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 sponsored by Al Naboodah Allied Products Division over 1900m on the dirt and boasting a purse of $450,000. Also on tap was the classic Group 3 $250,000 UAE 2000 Guineas, […]

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