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Breeding

  • Small share in Zoustar sells for a whopping $1.3 million

    A 1.6 per cent share in superstar stallion Zoustar has fetched a staggering $1.3 million in an Inglis Digital online sale that concluded on Wednesday afternoon. Offered by part-owners Qatar Bloodstock, the share was snapped up by Bangaloe Stud in a hotly contested auction. Zoustar, who commands a fee of… Read More »

     
  • She’s Extreme sells for $3.4million

    Coolmore is hopeful She’s Extreme can become its next Chairman’s Sale success story after outlasting all rivals in the battle for the dual Group 1 winner in Sydney on Thursday night. The global racing and breeding giant paid $3.4 million for the daughter of Extreme Choice, who lived up to her… Read More »

     
  • Stallion fees cut as economic squeeze hits breeding industry

    Despite a cooling in the Australian bloodstock market, prominent thoroughbred breeders remain optimistic about securing solid commercial results. This sentiment is echoed by the major commercial breeding operations in Australia, which have adjusted their 2024 stallion fees in response to the current economic challenges faced by the industry. In a… Read More »

     
  • Justify becoming one of the all-time great stallions

    “We feel he is on his way of becoming one of the all-time great stallions,” said Tom Magnier of Coolmore Australia with Justify not shuttling to Jerry’s Plains next season. In fact, Justify will be standing palmately at Ashford Stud in Kentucky, and will be mated to select mares to… Read More »

     
  • Champion sire Fastnet Rock retired from stallion duties

    Fastnet Rock, one of the most celebrated stallions of modern times, has been retired from stallion duties at Coolmore Australia. The decision marks the end of an era for the iconic son of Danehill whose dominance on the track and prolific success at stud have left an indelible mark on… Read More »

     
  • Golden Slipper winner retired to stud

    Golden Slipper winner Shinzo will take up a place on the Coolmore stallion roster later this year after it was announced on Monday morning that he had been retired from racing. The son of Snitzel has had just one run this year, a fourth placing in the Group 3 Star Kingdom… Read More »

     
  • Watch 📺 Coolmore spends up big on Zoustar colt

    Coolmore is selling the banner lot at this year’s Inglis Easter Yearling Sale but Tom Magnier also took time out to spend up himself on Sunday’s opening day. The Coolmore Australia boss paid $1.9 million for a colt by Zoustar out of three-time Group 1 runner-up Fundamentalist. The colt was offered… Read More »

     
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  • Winx’s first foal set to be sold at Inglis’ Easter Yearling Sale

    Winx’s first foal, a filly by Pierro, is set to be sold at Inglis’ Easter Yearling Sale in Sydney, and owners are thrilled with her resemblance to the legendary mare. Anticipation surrounds the sale, with expectations of record-breaking bids that could surpass previous milestones. Part-owner Peter Tighe expressed excitement, noting… Read More »

     
  • Exceed And Excel retired from stud duty

    In the week of the Group 1 that was Exceed And Excel’s biggest win as a racehorse, Darley on Wednesday announced that its champion sire had been retired from stallion duties. The 23-year-old has been pensioned after putting together one of the great careers by an Australian stallion, having thrown… Read More »

     
  • Champion sire Exceed And Excel retired from stallion duties

    On the eve of the 20th anniversary of Exceed And Excel’s G1 Newmarket Handicap victory, we announce with great admiration and appreciation his retirement from stallion duties on the Darley stallions’ roster. Exceed And Excel retired from racing as the winner of seven races from 11 starts, six at Group… Read More »

     
  • Storm Boy set to be sold in a deal worth around $50million

    Coolmore is on the verge of triumphing in a competitive bidding war to acquire Storm Boy, the nation’s most exciting two-year-old. The impending deal, anticipated to exceed $50 million, could potentially make Storm Boy the most expensive racehorse ever sold in Australia. Several stud farms are vying to secure a… Read More »

     
  • Waterhouse/Bott back Justify ahead of Magic Millions Classic

    Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott were the heaviest-hitters on Day 4 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, landing the highest-priced lot of the sale and another seven-figure youngster who boasts bloodlines they know well. A few hours before they paid $1.7 million for the session-topping filly by I Am… Read More »

     
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  • Again the $3m Star City Magic Millions Gold Coast 2YO Classic

    And, again it’s the dominant Redoute’s Choice-Danehill sire-line of Highness and Spywire who are looking to repeat their Wyong 2YO Classic finish in the $3m Gold Coast 2YO Classic. Although the $6 second-pick with Ladbrokes, Highness comes to the Gold Coast via a half-length victory at Wyong, when running down… Read More »

     
  • Ole Kirk at Magic Millions, Strength and Substance

    ‘Ole Kirk did a fantastic job with his first crop foals, stamping them with so much quality’ and its 39 first crop yearlings selling at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. Described ‘as being the hottest stallion prospect in Australia’ and ‘free of Danehill blood’ Vinery Stud are now selling… Read More »

     
  • Sire making Magic Millions Wyong 2YO Classic

    The crowning glory is there for the $1.55 Ladbrokes race favourite Spywire in being the first of the Snitzel-Redout’s Choice-Danehill sire line to claim the Magic Millions Wyong 2YO Classic. In fact, Spywire can establish a new branch of the Snitzel- Redout’s Choice line through his Champion 3YO Colt sire… Read More »

     
  • Inglis Classic 2024 catalogue released

    Inglis has released the catalogue for its first live sale of the year with 808 lots to be offered across three days in February. The sale that has spawned the likes of Extreme Choice, I Am Invincible, Choisir, She Will Reign, Yankee Rose, Vow And Declare, Classique Legend and Brazen Beau has… Read More »

     
  • Sire Making $10m Golden Eagle

    It’s not yet branded a ‘sire-making race,’ but its Hawaii Five Oh or the Japanese ‘miler’ Obamburumai who are about to change history in the $10m James Squire Golden Eagle. With both Hawaii Five Oh and Obamburumai being 4yo horses, it was the 5yo gelding and Epsom winner Kolding who… Read More »

     
  • MPs pledge support for racing industry

    Thoroughbred Breeders Australia on Monday presented to politicians in Canberra with bipartisan support offered for the industry in Australia. More than 40 MPs and Senators from varying sides joined industry leaders at Parliament House for the event that was co-hosted by TBA and the Parliamentary Friends of Primary Producers in… Read More »

     
 
 
 
 
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