Ruby rules at Melbourne August Sale

Group 2 performer Oriental Ruby topped the Inglis Melbourne August Sale when making $105,000 at Oaklands Junction on Friday.

Playboy repaying Poletti

Trainer Gino Poletti has been patient with Playboy Persona and the gelding began paying him back in the Plantagenet Pork Maiden (1300m) at Northam on Thursday.

Helmet tops TBV noms at Oaklands

Darley sire Helmet topped the six stallion nominations auctioned during the Inglis August Sale at Oaklands Junction on Friday.

Testing material at Sandown

Samaready’s half-sister Samartested stepped forwarded as the next stakes winner from her family with a determined victory in the Cove Hotel Hcp (1400m) at Sandown-Hillside on Wednesday.

Arqana Sale elevates Equiano

Equiano’s explosive start to his stud career was reflected at the Arqana yearling sale on Monday when his second-crop colts sold up to 90,000 euros (AUD 129,205).

TBA & Aushorse appoint new CEO

Tom Reilly has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Thoroughbred Breeders Australia and Aushorse.

Cups double by Danehill Express

Trainer Helen Harding was weighing up whether to spell promising stayer Get Round It before he won the Goldfields Tatt’s Cup (2300m) in Kalgoorlie on Sunday.

Ram Jam in the zone at Belmont

Trainer Darren McAuliffe rated Ram Jam a stayer with future after a Pinjarra maiden in July 2013 and that prediction is playing out in full this year.

Bell-ringer by Bianconi

Leading owner-breeder Ian Bell celebrated a successful start to the season in the Darwin Cup and the winning run will continue with his Bianconi mare Cannes Coni.

Nucifera unbeaten for Niarchos Family

More Than Ready colt Nucifera handled the step up to stakes company in style when running out an impressive winner of the LR Prix Francois Boutin (1400m) at Deauville on Sunday.

Posthumous award for Citrium

Receiving Victoria’s Broodmare of the Year award for Citrium was a bitter-sweet moment for Greg Willis on Sunday night.

Giddy Up winner by God’s Own

Greta West Stud stallion God’s Own has jumped the blocks with 13 winners of 14 races midway through the opening month of the new season.

Albonetti storms home in Adelaide

Ustinov mare Albonetti is primed for her best prep this season after storming to a first-up victory at Morphettville.

Adelaide raider Gets The Nod

Lloyd Kennewell has labelled Get The Nod as the best horse he’s ever trained ahead of the G1 Caulfield Guineas in October.