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November 14, 2019

Mittys, That Winning Form

How many jockey racing colours did you see at the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival with the Mittys logo featured on the back of the jockey’s collar?
October 11, 2019

Velka Pardubicka Steeplechase

It’s approaching Sunday 13 October in the Czech Republic and 21 runners will be facing the starter in the world famous 129th Velka Pardubicka Steeplechase.
October 10, 2019

Spring Champion Royalty

The might of Arrowfield Stud has again made its presence felt at Royal Randwick with Castelvecchio poised to take out the Gr1 $1m Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes over 2000m.
October 3, 2019

Houtzen for ParisLongchamp

Houtzen may create Australian racing history in winning the Prix de l’Abbaye Longchamp Longines at ParisLongchamp, but Enable will definitely create international history in winning her third Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
October 3, 2019

Flight Stakes at Sydney Spring

It’s the Sydney Spring Racing and the Everest Carnival with the $500,000 Gr1 Darley Flight Stakes of 1600m for 3yo fillies at set-weights taking pride of place on TAB Epsom Day at Royal Randwick.
September 24, 2019

Win the Golden Rose

Now branded a ‘stallion making’ race the $1m Gr1 Golden Rose Stakes of 1400m has 11 of its 16 race winners retiring with healthy stud fees.
September 19, 2019

US Equine Fatality Strategy

In a determined bid to reduce equine fatalities the Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association have engaged Dr Andy Belfiore as Project Manager for the Mid-Atlantic Strategic Plan to Reduce Equine Fatalities.
September 17, 2019

Godolphin Stud & Stable Awards

David Merrick of Widden Stud is this year’s recipient of the Thoroughbred Excellence award for the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards due to his ‘unparalleled experience, unique skills and an unquestionable willingness to share these skills.’
September 4, 2019

Enable on Arc Road

Can Enable become the ‘world’s mightiest racehorse’ in taking out a third Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe over 2400m on the first Sunday in October?
August 23, 2019

Brave Smash Tops Aquis

With Aquis making their mark on the race track and the sales ring it is the Japanese import and duel Group 1 Weight-For-Age winner Brave Smash who is lifting Aquis Farm Hunter Valley to a higher level this season.
August 20, 2019

Another Proud Year for Widden

In opening the breeding season for Widden Stud, Antony Thompson quoted his father Bim and grandfather Frank Thompson in saying ‘stand the best by the best,’ that reinforced ‘our focus on what serves us so well – pure Australian speed.’
August 13, 2019

Speed, Durability at Twin Hills

As Twin Hills says Denman is your man if you are looking for those must-have qualities of speed and durability.
August 7, 2019

Discovering Greatness at Arrowfield

In retiring to his birthplace at Arrowfield Stud, The Autumn Sun is described as ‘the spectacular star of his generation, the best colt by super-sire Redoubt’s Choice, and a five-time Group 1 winner.’
August 1, 2019

Royal Randwick Jockeys Reunion

The inaugural Former Jockeys Reunion will be conducted at Royal Randwick this Saturday 3 August commencing at 12noon in the Old Jockeys Room
July 30, 2019

Double Darley Blue at Kelvinside

The Randwick Guineas winner Kementari retires to stud at Kelvinside, to stand beside his sire Lonhro as the ‘dominant three-year-old of his generation.’
July 16, 2019

Justify, American Pharoah To Thrive in Australia

“It is an honour to stand two US Triple Crown winners in the Hunter Valley. Justify, the only Triple Crown winner ever to retire unbeaten, will stand alongside American Pharoah, who has already enjoyed an excellent start with his first 2yo’s in Europe and America.”
July 11, 2019

NZ Thoroughbred Scholarships

“It is so pleasing to see so many young people with a passion for the thoroughbred industry wanting to improve their skills and apply for the scholarships,”
June 27, 2019

Explorer Cadetship II

The second intake of 30 students for the Explorer Cadetship Program in stud and stable management closes on Monday 8 July with the course commencing on Thursday 8 August.
June 27, 2019

Myself, I Am Invincible

What a season I Am Invincible is having! Champion Australian Sire of 2YOs without having a winner of the Golden Slipper, Blue Diamond Stakes or Magic Millions 2YO Classic, and no 2yo Group 1 winners.
June 14, 2019

170 th Prix de Diane Longines

It’s European Classic time and the French say the Prix de Diane Longines is elegant and excellent, even chic. A highlight of the Parisian summer!
May 29, 2019

Knowing Foetal Sex at Sales Time

"Breeders have been losing million of dollars annually for far too long, from not knowing the Foetal Sex that their mares are carrying"
May 26, 2019

Talented Spaceboy to return at Rosehill

Trainer Gary Portelli is hoping a patient ride on Spaceboy can help the youngster replicate his recent barrier trial success.
May 16, 2019

Vinery Stallions in May

The winners keep coming for All Too Hard with his South African juvenile Frosted Gold on track to be Champion 2YO following victory in the SA Nursery
May 1, 2019

Smarty Jones, Equihero

Its Kentucky Derby time, and all eyes will be on the 4/1 favourite Omaha Beach in emulating that ‘equihero’ Smarty Jones, having also won the Arkansas Derby and the Rebel Stakes en-route to this 145th Run For The Roses.
April 25, 2019

MATCH Series Kicks Off

The MATCH Series, the US Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championship for 2019, is off and running with Laurel Park premiering the 20-race series at their Spring Stakes Spectacular.
April 20, 2019

Tips – Randwick 20th April

Randwick Best Bets – Saturday 20th April, 2019 Track: Good (4). Weather: […]
April 13, 2019

Randwick Best Bets – Saturday 13th April, 2019

Randwick Best Bets – Saturday 13th April, 2019 Track: Soft (5). Weather: […]
April 10, 2019

Rise Up Sydney Cup

Entries for the Schweppes Sydney Cup have risen by 25% over the last three years,” says James Ross, ATC General Manager of Racing, Wagering and International
April 5, 2019

Redoute’s Easter Yearlings

Will Redoute’s Choice produce another The Autumn Sun at this year’s Easter Sale?
April 5, 2019

Stokes with two strong Caulfield chances

Trainer Phillip Stokes has scratched one of his Caulfield entrants but still has two strong chances at the meeting.