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Breeding

  • $2.4m Madam heading home to Widden Stud

    What do you do when you’ve got a Group 2-winning mare by your own star stallion in one of the most competitive broodmare sales in the world but can’t bring yourself to say goodbye? You assemble a posse and buy her back for $2.4 million. That’s exactly what Widden Stud’s… Read More »

     
  • Dolly gives connections short but Sweet ride

    Sweet Dolly … sweet by name, sweet by the pleasure she gave, sweet by financial return. While the big names runners like Away Game and Tofane, with their big-name players, were hogging the headlines at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale … with those horses changing hands for $4 million… Read More »

     
  • Home Affairs to Coolmore, via Royal Ascot

    Its Royal Ascot time again, and can the 3yo Home Affairs culminate his racing career with victory in the Platinum Jubilee Stakes on retiring to Coolmore Australia. Already the $4.75 race favourite with Ladbrokes on Day 5, Home Affairs last scored a magnificent victory in the Newmarket Handicap to defeat… Read More »

     
  • Yulong spends up big on Tofane and Away Game

    Yulong won the battle for two banner lots of this year’s Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale, splurging $7.1 million on elite-level performers Tofane and Away Game on Tuesday. The powerful Victorian farm paid $3.1 million for four-time Group 1 winner Tofane early in the session before forking out $4 million for Away… Read More »

     
  • Tofane headlines Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale

    Australian racing fans have been blessed to have seen some brilliant mares in the past decade and on Tuesday one who sits behind only the best of them in terms of Group 1 wins will be offered for sale. Tofane is one of the big-ticket items at this year’s Magic… Read More »

     
  • Watch 📺 Record-equalling filly ends Gold Coast sale on a high

    The equal highest-priced filly ever sold at Magic Millions National Weanling Sale headlined a bumper second day of selling at the 2022 edition, which concluded on Friday. John Kelly’s Cloverfield Bloodstock went to $750,000 for a daughter of Zoustar and Members Joy, which equalled the previous best price paid for… Read More »

     
  • Gold Coast National Weanlings for 2022

    It’s the Magic Millions Gold Coast Weanling Sale for 2022, with an outstanding catalogue of 393 youngsters shaping up for 19, 20 May at the Gold Coast Sales Complex. Said to be a rising-stars and pin-hookers paradise, it’s an impressive line-up of 24 first crop sires, while boasting top sire sales… Read More »

     
  • Everybody wins at Vinery 2022

    ‘It’s a young roster and we’re very happy with the line-up at Vinery. The interest we’ve received points to another good season but we’re mindful of breeders to keep our fees reasonable.’ Vinery Bloodstock Manager Adam White states ‘it’s an exciting time with Ole Kirk and Exceedance on the threshold… Read More »

     
  • 2022 Inglis Chairmans Sale at Riverside

    A rare gem indeed is the offering, a share in the ‘world’s hottest young stallion’ Extreme Choice at the 2022 Inglis Chairmans Sale this Friday, 6 May at Riverside Stables. Now the Leading Second Season Sire by Stakes Winners and Champion First Season Sire for 2021-22, he has a brilliant… Read More »

     
  • Home Affairs’ stud fee announced

    Home Affairs is on the cusp of one of the most anticipated stallion careers in Australian history and he will have a fee to match after Coolmore on Wednesday night announced his introductory figure. In confirming that the son of I Am Invincible would not race on at four, Coolmore Australia… Read More »

     
  • Extreme Choice to stand for $275,000

    Extreme Choice will stand for one of the highest disclosed fees in Australian history for the upcoming breeding season. Newgate Farm finalised its stallion fees late on Thursday and announced that the son of Not A Single Doubt, who is the sire of Stay Inside, She’s Extreme, Espiona, Tiger Of Malay and… Read More »

     
  • Australian breeders to access Government loans

    Thanks to Thoroughbred Breeders Australia, thoroughbred breeders now have access to concessional government loans with borrowers only paying interest for the first five years. Available via the Regional Investment Corporation, RIC, there are five different loans all of which are available via this federally backed body that provides finance to… Read More »

     
  • Sunlight’s brother sells for $3million

    Antony Thompson is part of a family that has been an Australian bloodstock leader since the 1860s, so he has experienced his fair share of yearling sales, meaning even he was surprised with his reaction after his Zoustar colt topped this year’s Inglis Easter Yearling Sale. The Widden Stud principal needed several… Read More »

     
  • The Autumn Sun Stars at Sydney Easter Yearlings

    “The Redoute’s Choice-Hussonet cross has been absolutely magic, this filly was a glorious foal and she’s grown into a beautiful yearling,” states Caroline Searcy on Bred To Win. “From a multiple stakes winner and the family of 4-time Group 1 winner Divine Madonna,” she’ by the highly popular The Autumn… Read More »

     
  • Hitotsu joins an elite group of Arrowfield graduates

    Superstar 3YO colt Hitotsu has joined an elite group of Arrowfield graduates with an exceptional, off-the-canvas victory in the $2 million Australian Derby 2400m G1 on the first day of The Championships at Royal Randwick. Hitotsu’s third Group 1 win, after his Victoria Derby and Australian Guineas successes at Flemington,… Read More »

     
  • Kindergarten Stakes quinella for Arrowfield sires

    A pair of quality 2YO colts opened The Championships at Randwick with an Arrowfield sires’ quinella in the $200,000 Kindergarten S. 1100m G3. Shalaa’s son Semillion has been hard to fault, winning the Inglis Banner RL at his October debut, then second to Lofty Strike in the Blue Diamond Prelude… Read More »

     
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  • The Australian Derby, where stories are made

    Dream on Hitotsu, $2m Bentley Australian Derby is where dreams come true, at Royal Randwick’s Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, also Day 1 of The Star Championships. ‘Where Stories are Made,’ it’s the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace trained Hitotsu who’s $3.50 fav. with Ladbrokes, again with John Allen in the… Read More »

     
  • World Champion St Mark’s Basilica to stand in Australia

    St Mark’s Basilica, a regally-bred European Champion two-year-old and World Champion three-year-old will join the Coolmore Australia roster in 2022. St Mark’s Basilica was bred by leading Australian breeder Bob Scarborough and purchased by MV Magnier at Tattersalls October Book 1 for 1,300,000 gns (approximately $2,500,000). Beginning with the Dewhurst… Read More »

     
  • Away Game to be sold at Magic Millions broodmare sale

    The National Broodmare Sale obtained another big-ticket item on Wednesday when Away Game was confirmed as an entry for the late-May offering. Magic Millions announced that the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained filly would be sold on the Gold Coast after contesting the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) in Adelaide… Read More »

     
 
 
 
 

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