Group 1 mission for Big Brown Mountain

Vinery graduate Wudang Mountain is on a Group 1 mission after another impressive victory in the McGrath Estate Agents Hcp (1400m) at Rosehill.

Serious Kiwi filly by More Than Ready

More Than Ready has unearthed another serious filly in New Zealand on the strength of Serious Satire’s first-up victory at Hastings on Saturday.

Joe blows foes away for Cecconi

Cecconi celebrated the relaunch of his stud career in Australia with a four-length winner in Singapore on Friday evening.

Turffontein filly fresh for G1 Moir Stakes

Fresh from winning his second Victorian 2YO sires’ title, Blue Gum Farm champion Turffontein can claim his first Group 1 when Fontiton resumes in the MVRC Moir Stakes (1000m) on October 2.

Wink sinks rivals at Belmont

Outstanding sprinter Wink And A Nod is on track for a hat-trick of black-type wins at Belmont following a brilliant victory in the LR Idyllic Prince Stakes (1300m).

Justice prevails for VOBIS

Contract Racing gelding Rough Justice collected the most incentives offered by VOBIS during season 2014-15.

Takenja trumps rivals at Sandown

Woodside Park’s German-bred mare Takenja has made an auspicious start to her Australian career in the Bushnell Outdoor Products Hcp (1400m) at Sandown.

Bargain buy for Cash

Former Kiwi trainer John Sargent is assembling a strong team for his first full season in Australia and he unveiled another smart type when Dash For Love won a Randwick trial.

First winner by Keano

Suspense kicked off his career with an easy victory at Gosford on Tuesday and it was also the first win for his sire Keano (NZ).

Dude wins on debut at Saratoga

Stallwalkin’ Dude won four straight at Aqueduct and Belmont earlier this year and he won again when racing for the first time at Saratoga on Sunday.

First-season Rewards for Chatswood Stud

Chatswood Stud’s Blue Diamond winner Reward for Effort enjoyed a memorable 12 months to finish as the most successful Victorian first-season sire by winners and earnings for 2014-15.

Top marks for Strategic Maneuver

Bullarook Park’s Strategic Maneuver is beginning to make a mark with his first-crop three year-olds.

Readymade 2YOs from Raheen

The Gold Coast Breeze Ups next month will showcase Raheen Stud’s readymade draft of 18 lots for the Magic Millions 2YO Sale.

Trademark Troy Stakes win by Shore Runner

Shore Runner maintained his unbeaten record on turf this (northern) summer with a trademark finishing burst in the LR Troy Stakes (1100m) at Saratoga on Saturday.

Veteran Florida trainer flying with Flutterby

Congrats filly Flutterby coasted to a three-length victory in the LR Gold Mover Stakes (1200m) at Gulfstream Park on Saturday but the real star of the show was her trainer Jerry Bozzo.

Stryker continues black-type Quest at Moonee Valley

Strykum landed the first stakes win for Three Bridges Thoroughbreds sire Stryker earlier this year and more black-type could be on the cards after her first-up victory in the Quest Moonee Valley Plate (1200m) on Saturday.

Parnham’s Sporting Saturday

Trainer Neville Parnham is confident Musket gelding Sporting Image will mature into a Saturday horse for his wife Carol and Yarradale Stud owner Ron Sayers.

Flemington winner Wanted in Hong Kong

After a couple of false starts, a deal has been sealed for last-start Melbourne winner Most Wanted to race in Hong Kong.

Stallions relocate to Riverbank Farm

Darley stallion Von Costa de Hero and Eliza Park International sire Astronomer Royal (USA) have moved to Riverbank Farm in Benalla.

Surgery sidelines Trust In A Gust

Trust In A Gust will miss the Victorian spring carnival after scans revealed the Group 1 winning sprinter-miler requires surgery to remove a bone chip from his stifle.

Frost Giant strong at Saratoga Sale

Frost Giant (USA) has returned to Yarradale Stud on the back of more strong support for his yearlings at Saratoga.

Clever names for Dick Turpins

Dick Turpin has arrived at Mungrup Stud for his fourth southern book in Western Australia.

Myboycharlie stars at Arqana Sale

Champion French trainer Freddy Head targeted a well-bred colt by Vinery sire Myboycharlie at the Arqana yearling sale on Saturday.

Death of Shadai Champion

Japanese champion sire Manhattan Cafe has died aged 17 at Shadai Stallion Station.

Distance query after Quezette Stakes

Darley Victoria shuttler Street Boss (USA) sired his 17th black-type winner when Petits Filous kept her unbeaten intact in the G3 MRC Quezette Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield.

First stakes winner by Reward For Effort

Talented colt Gold Symphony has notched the first black-type win for Chatswood Stud’s champion freshman Reward For Effort in the G3 Vain Stakes (1100m).

First foal by Blue Gum Farm sire War

The first foal by Blue Gum Farm’s beautifully credentialed young stallion War is a striking colt out of Al Maher mare Irradiated.

Helmet on the money at Darley Victoria

Darley’s Victorian general manager Andy Makiv remembers a conversation he had with Godolphin’s trainer John O’Shea more than a year ago.