Oratorio at Cross purposes in Perth

Harvey Crossman’s Lima Syndicate welcomed Castle Retreat back to winning form this week and they have another promising type by Mungrup Stud champion Oratorio ready to make his debut at Ascot this Saturday.

Smart Lucky Unicorn wins in Hong Kong

Westbury Park stallion Lucky Unicorn sired another off-shore winner when Smart Guy scored at Happy Valley on Wednesday evening.

Death of Nelson Bunker Hunt

Waikato Stud founder Nelson Bunker Hunt died on Tuesday in an aged-care facility in Dallas. 

Elnadim pensioned in Ireland

Former NZ shuttler Elnadim has been pensioned with immediate effect by Derrinstown Stud in Ireland.

Hunter Valley welcomes decision by PAC

Hunter Thoroughbred breeders have welcomed the decision of the NSW Planning Assessment Commission that the economic benefits of the Drayton South mine project do not outweigh the potential demise of the region’s equine industry and that the project is not in the public interest.

Fighting winner for Gold Front

Onadowntowntrain completed a winning week for Gold Front Thoroughbreds trainer Brent Albuino in the Crown Metropol Hcp (1000m) on Saturday.

Morton labels Low Tide

Trainer Dan Morton has labelled Low Tide as a horse who could develop into a talented stayer this season. 

Ruby blooms for Blue Gum

Fontein Ruby once again showed why she is a force to be reckoned with leading into the G1 VRC Oaks with another courageous winning effort in the G3 Caulfield Classic on Saturday.

Vital victory kick-starts Ascot

Vital Importance started the Ascot season with the sixth win of her career and trainer Neville Parnham is confident of another successful campaign this summer.

Dead-heat decision to Bel Sprinter

First-up specialist Bel Sprinter returned to his best form when forcing a dead-heat decision in the G2 Caulfield Sprint (1100m) on Saturday.

Lucky omen for G1 Emirates Stakes

Vinery sire Husson has a live chance for a Group 1 after Lucky Hussler sprinted away with the G3 Moonga Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

First winner for Beneteau

Prompt Return has lived up to his name with a debut victory for ill-fated Arrowfield Stud sire Beneteau at Bendigo.

Snowy salutes for Frost Giant

Abby Adsit is getting down to business in New York with winners like Frost Giant (USA) filly On A Snowy Evening.