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 in Canberra on Tuesday.
Dash For Cash filly Dash For Knickers jumped the blocks at the 2yo trials on Monday morning with a very impressive, front-running victory over 400m at Lark Hill.
Mike and Jill MacDermott have joined the burgeoning list of Sunspeed breeders to taste stakes success in Melbourne this year.
A canny $120,000 purchase at 2014 Gold Coast Magic Millions has delivered the biggest pay-day in Australian racing history for Chris and Michael Ward of Triple Crown Syndications.
Pinhook Bloodstock (FBAA) paid $160,000 for a colt by boom sire All Too Hard at the Magic Millions 2YO Sale on Wednesday.
All Too Hard sired another winning double at Wyong on Thursday to stretch his lead even further at the top of the Australian second-season sires’ premiership.
Vin Cox has been appointed managing director of Godolphin Australia replacing Henry Plumptre at the helm of Sheikh Mohammed’s southern hemisphere racing and breeding operation.
More Than Ready qualified a fourth candidate for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Championships and joined one of the all-time great sires when his filly Rushing Fall won the Jessamine Stakes-Gr.3 at Keeneland on Wednesday.
Mungrup Stud champion Oratorio has won 5 WA 2YO sires’ premierships and he’s laying down the gauntlet for a 6th this season.
Yarradale Stud completed a running double in Perth on Saturday shortly after more good news out of Melbourne for the team at Gidgegannup
All Too Hard has stolen a march on his second-crop rivals in Australia and he’s opened up another front in Hong Kong with brilliant debut winner Alcari.
It’s been raining winners for Bluegrass Bloodstock (FBAA) with doubles in Adelaide and Victoria on the weekend ahead of a Group 1 assignment in the Toorak Hcp at Caulfield.
Saturday’s Sunshine Coast winner My Girl Hayley could have been named after Australia’s Olympic gold-medal swimmer Hayley Lewis.