Tax Office decision a boost for Breeders

Thoroughbred Breeders Australia and Aushorse Marketing have won a significant and timely victory, convincing the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to reverse a ruling that threatened to undermine the international market in locally-bred horses.

London to a brick on Blackfriars

First-starter London Line launched another winning weekend for Blackfriars in the Happy Birthday Aaron Rankine Plate (1000m) at Ascot.

Colic claims High Chaparral

Coolmore Stud’s champion racehorse and sire High Chaparral has been put down after exploratory colic surgery due to a perforated intestine.

First Group 1 winner by Big Brown

Vinery shuttler Big Brown sired his first Group 1 winner when classic aspirant Dortmund won the Los Alamitos Futurity (1700m) in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Peters Knighted at Ascot

Perth owner-breeder Bob Peters celebrated a career-best afternoon with four stakes winners at Ascot on Saturday.

Testashadow set for Magic Millions Guineas

Testashadow has earned a start in the $1 million Magic Millions Guineas with a hair-raising victory in the Cellarbrations Hcp (1400m) at Rosehill.

Mossman filly Perfect at Flemington

Pink Perfection missed a start as an emergency in the 2014 Magic Millions 2YO Classic and her connections won’t be tempted to travel north for the 3YO Trophy on January 10.

Tycoon star takes Trophy

Written Tycoon sired his 16th individual winner in the last month when Grand Tycoon scored a first-up victory in the Winzenberg Trophy 1100m) in Hobart on Friday.

First winner by Daunting Lad

Daunting Lad opened his winning account in cavalier style when The Lad’s My Dad bolted in by 7 lengths at Rockhampton on Thursday.

D-Day for Dortmund

Big Brown colt Dortmund will firm even further for the 2015 Kentucky Derby if he rises to the challenge in the Group 1 Los Alamitos Futurity (1700m) this Saturday.

Hong Kong winner for Hayes

Hong Kong Captain gave trainer David Hayes and his staff something to celebrate with a first-up victory at Mornington on Wednesday.

Woodside Park imports for Zoustar

Woodside Park Stud upgraded its broodmare ranks with several quality acquisitions at the recent Arqana and Tattersalls Sales.

More Gems for Statue of Liberty

Eliza Park International stallion Statue Of Liberty has two more black-type prospects on the boil while Hong Kong buyers vie for his exciting sprinter Liberty’s Gem.