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 […]

Kentucky Derby Appeal Rejected, Maximum Security Out of Preakness

Kentucky Derby Appeal Rejected, Maximum Security Out of Preakness

Maximum Security will not race in the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown following his controversial disqualification at the Kentucky Derby. The horse’s management was unsuccessful in a bid Monday to appeal the ruling of the Kentucky Derby stewards, who disqualified a Winner for the 1st time in the race’s 145 runnings. Owner Gary West […]

Country House Wins the 145th Run for the Roses

Country House Wins the 145th Run for the Roses

FLASH: In an unprecedented Steward’s decision, Country House, a 62-to-1 long shot, who finished the mud race 2nd, is the winner of the 2019 Kentucky Derby. Maximum Security, who finished 1st, was disqualified after Churchhill Down Stewards determined that Maximum Security and jockey Luis Saez committed an infraction, and were therefore disqualified after a roughly […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cluster One of Australia’s Best 1st Season Sires

Cluster One of Australia’s Best 1st Season Sires

by Kristen Manning Two runners… two winners, the perfect start for Larneuk Stud’s exciting young stallion Cluster. And in the space of just five days a winner and black type! Having impressed saluting at her Hobart debut last November, Gee Gees Darl has not put a hoof wrong since, in her three subsequent outings finishing […]

Cluster Climbs Australia’s 1st Season Sire Ranks

Cluster Climbs Australia’s 1st Season Sire Ranks

With only 2 runners to have graced the track so far Larneuk based Cluster (Fastnet Rock) continues to climb the 1st Season Sire Tables in Australia. Next month a new round of Cluster progeny will hit the track and they have proven to be impressive at the recent trials. Cluster now sits 10th on the […]

Cluster 2yos Impress on the Track

Cluster 2yos Impress on the Track

Larneuk based Cluster (Fastnet Rock) has produced some exceptional results at the trials and on race day over the past few months. Gee Gee’s Darl a filly the Geards purchased at the 2018 Tasmanian Magic Millions Yearling Sale for $45,000 won the first 2YO race of the season at Elwick on Saturday she not only […]

Cluster Set to Continue the Fastnet Rock Legacy

Cluster Set to Continue the Fastnet Rock Legacy

Cluster Set to Continue the Fastnet Rock Legacy 1st Season Victorian Sire, Cluster (Fastnet Rock x Tarcoola Diamond (Last Tycoon)) has had an impressive debut as a sire with his very 1st runner winning in impressive fashion in Hobart. Gee Gees Darl won clearly over 1000m, she was a $45,000 purchase by Paul and Elizabeth […]

Cluster (Fastnet Rock) in the Betting for Leading 1st Season Sire in Victoria

Cluster (Fastnet Rock) in the Betting for Leading 1st Season Sire in Victoria

Cluster (Fastnet Rock) in the Betting for Leading 1st Season Sire in Victoria A cracking type in his own right, Cluster is by Champion Sire and sire of sires in Fastnet Rock (137 stakes winners), and is from the Flemington stakes winner Tarcoola Diamond. Successful family? The first two dams alone have produced 13 winners […]

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, […]

Coolmore King at Magic Millions

Coolmore King at Magic Millions

Coolmore King at Magic Millions Coolmore dominated the latest edition of the Magic Millions sale on Australia’s Gold Coast as values remained strong. A stunning Fastnet Rock filly from More Valour was the top seller at the record breaking 2018 Magic Millions Weanling Sale that concluded at the Gold Coast on Friday. Consigned by Coolmore, […]

Justify Wins ‘Run in the Mud’ at Churchill Downs

Justify Wins ‘Run in the Mud’ at Churchill Downs

Justify Wins ‘Run in the Mud’ at Churchill Downs Saturday afternoon, favorite Justify won the 144th Kentucky Derby, now the 1st horse in 136 years to win the race after not competing as a 2-year-old. Justify had only 3 starts entering the race, but was a 7-2 favorite to win. No horse since Apollo in Y […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Keeneland and the Kentucky Derby

Keeneland and the Kentucky Derby

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

Aqueduct Racing Preview

Aqueduct Racing Preview

Race 1 12:00PM Purse: $69,000.00, Allowance Optional Claiming Wagers: Early Pick 5 Races (1-5), Double Wagers Distance: 1 1/8 Miles on Turf (UP TO $12,420 NYSBFOA) FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD WHICH HAVE NEVER WON $10,000 TWICE OTHER THAN MAIDEN, CLAIMING, STARTER, OR STATE BRED ALLOWANCE OR WHICH HAVE NEVER WON THREE RACES OR […]

Godolphin has a Shot at the 2018 Kentucky Derby

Godolphin has a Shot at the 2018 Kentucky Derby

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

Enticed Takes G2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

Enticed Takes G2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Australian Horse Racing News: Larneuk 2017 Service Fees

Australian Horse Racing News: Larneuk 2017 Service Fees

Australian Horse Racing News: Larneuk 2017 Service Fees Neville Murdoch is pleased to announce the 2017 service fees for Larneuk Stud’s exciting spring line-up. Welcoming to the Euroa stud the exciting first season stallions Wolf Cry and Honorius, Murdoch is also happy to again be standing the consistent O’Lonhro, the quiet achiever Ilovethiscity and the […]

Infantry Wins EMIRATES SINGAPORE DERBY (GROUP 1)

Infantry Wins EMIRATES SINGAPORE DERBY (GROUP 1)

Infantry Wins EMIRATES SINGAPORE DERBY (GROUP 1) 4yo Tavistock Gelding Infantry has claimed the 2017 EMIRATES SINGAPORE DERBY (GROUP 1) in a decisive victory. The Trainer The horse was trained by Alwin Tan spent who five years (from 2002 to 2006) in Kentucky where the former Air Force regular started from scratch as a “hotwalker” […]

Son of Magic Albert, Ilovethiscity at Larneuk Stud

This Group 1 winner is an imposing chestnut from a sireline that is stacked full of 2yo speed. His sire Magic Albert was a four time winner at 2 while his grandsire Zeditave won 10 of his 11 2yo starts including the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes – his only defeat being the Golden Slipper. […]

Stallion News: Cluster (Fastnet Rock)

Stallion News: Cluster (Fastnet Rock) Brilliant Group 2 winning and dual group placed son of champion sire Fastnet Rock. From a female line littered with 2yo stakes performers this stunning individual is blessed with great scope and strength and exudes presence. With his first foals due to arrive this season we eagerly await their arrival […]

Honorius to Stand at Larneuk Stud in Australia

Honorius to Stand at Larneuk Stud in Australia

Honorius to Stand at Larneuk Stud in Australia The proven Australian race horse Honorius will stand at for Knightsbridge in Australia 2017 and in the Northern Hemisphere in 2018. Larneuk Stud was established in 1980. The 200 acre property has a 120 mega litre dam for irrigation and a permanent creek. Larneuk Stud is situated […]

Stallion Honorius Could Make his Name in British Classics

Stallion Honorius Could Make his Name in British Classics

Stallion Honorius Could Make his Name in British Classics by Craig Jones for Knightsbridge Bloodstock One of my favourite things about being interested in Horse Racing breeding is pinpointing new stallions to follow. One stallion I like the look of and will follow with interest is Honorius, who will stand in Australia but also stand […]

Kentucky Derby: Velazquez Rides “Always Dreaming” to Victory

Kentucky Derby: Velazquez Rides “Always Dreaming” to Victory

Kentucky Derby: Velazquez Rides “Always Dreaming” to Victory Always Dreaming won the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby with jockey John Velazquez aboard. The Todd Pletcher-trained Florida Derby winner was never threatened on his way to a comfortable victory in 2:03.59 in the mud. He was the late favorite going into the race with 4 […]

2017 Dubai World Cup Meeting Tips

2017 Dubai World Cup Meeting Tips

2017 Dubai World Cup Meeting Tips Race-by-race selections for the world’s richest race-meeting Saturday Brian Healy has Race-by-Race selections for Saturday’s top-class Meydan action as the Dubai World Cup meeting goes to post. The week’s horse racing highlight does not come from the UK or Ireland, but instead from Dubai and the spectacular Meydan racetrack […]