Fastnet Rock

David Hayes backs Zululand to give Fastnet Rock juvenile success at The Championships

Chris Roots David Hayes spotted Zululand as a yearling, just about everyone did, but he knew the son of Fastnet Rock was out of his league.

Horseracing

Shades of Galileo as Coolmore keeps mum on Fastnet Rock service fee

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John Holloway Fastnet Rock is once again Australia's costliest stallion, but his covering fee has not been declared by Coolmore Stud.

Bloodlines

Fastnet Rock colt put in cotton wool for the Sydney autumn

John Holloway The racetrack debut of $4 million colt Emaratee has been postponed by Team Hawkes and the Fastnet Rock juvenile's manager, Trevor Lobb, who have an autumn assault firmly in their minds.

Bloodlines

David Ellis and Fastnet Rock hold limelight at Karaka

John Holloway Karaka's turnover after two days of selling at Monday and Tuesday's Premier sale in New Zealand was down on a year ago.

Owner dreams of a new family dynasty with his daughter of Fastnet Rock

Fastnet Rock

Chris Roots ROCK DREAMING is the product of a 40th birthday present part-owner Geoff Delaney hopes will keep giving.

Horse Racing

Fastnet Rock filly sells for $500,000

David Henderson poses for a photo with Zara Phillips at the Magic Millions Sales Complex on the Gold Coast on Wednesday. Phillips is the ambassador for the 2013 Magic Millions carnival.

Chris Roots David Henderson believes he has once again picked up the best filly from the Magic Millions.

Horse racing

Wallace makes big plans for strapping Fastnet Rock colt

Fastnet Rock

Chris Roots There is a sense of destiny for New Zealand trainer Bruce Wallace with Fast Dragon.

Fastnet Rock colt fetches $500,000

Generuc racing

Andrew Garvey Stock of Coolmore stallion continues to set pace at Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.

Coolmore's Camelot hits the right note with Australian breeders

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John Holloway Susan Magnier, part of the ownership team of Coolmore’s huge multi-million dollar European racing stable prepared by Aidan O’Brien, is instrumental in the clever naming of their racetrack...

More Joyous embarks on new chapter off the track

Adam Pengilly John Singleton's champion mare More Joyous is clearly agreeing with motherhood - as these pictures of her first foal attest.

Trainer John Thompson ready to take Flight with filly First Seal

Triple trouble: Hugh Bowman had three winners at the Kensington track on Wednesday.

Chris Roots John Thompson has the Flight Stakes in mind for First Seal after the Fastnet Rock filly gave him his first Australian winner for the China Horse Club on the Kensington track at Randwick on Wednesday.

Carlton House's retirement adds to the staying stallions available to Australian breeders

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John Holloway It was a fait accompli that Queen Elizabeth’s magnificent looking stallion Carlton House would join the Darley stallion roster following his premature retirement last Monday by Gai Waterhouse.

Tapit shows his grey power at Saratoga yearling sale – but then enters War Front

John Holloway There was no sign of a grey evening at the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sales on Monday night as one of America's favourite grey stallions, Tapit, supplied the top two highest lots,...

Lady Sharapova gets the better of Twirl as glamour girls meet at Canterbury

Chris Roots Not often do blue-blood fillies get to midweek meetings, but Lady Sharapova and Twirl added some glamour to Canterbury on Wednesday.

Horseracing

Liberation awaits at Rosehill to kick season off for favourite backers

Max Presnell

Max Presnell Class will be tested by weights and measures with Liberation in the TAB Early Quaddie Plate at Rosehill Gardens today.

Horse racing

Rock Sturdy

Adam Pengilly Hugh Bowman needed only two rides to return to winning ways in Australia, reminding everyone why he'll be a force in the spring again.

Irish trainer to try again for Cox Plate win

Set to return to Melbourne: Aidan O'Brien.

Chris Roots Irish master trainer Aidan O'Brien could return to Melbourne this spring after nominating classy three-year-old Adelaide for the Cox Plate.

Horse Racing

Non-stop racing is only way Inkling will learn his craft, says Josh Parr

Back in the saddle: the Queen's horse, Carlton House, will have an exhibition gallop at Randwick on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly Josh Parr reckons there's only one way for untapped colt Inkling to improve: by continually racing.

Horse Racing

Wouldn't It Be Nice to win Winter Stakes, reckons Paul Perry

Giving it a crack: Wouldn't It Be Nice, pictured with stable rider Sophie Graham.

Adam Pengilly Newcastle trainer Paul Perry will return to Australia after an overseas cruise on Friday, just in time to watch Wouldn't It Be Nice take on the older horses in the listed Winter Stakes.

Racing

Races for youngsters offer punters best chance of avoiding Chris Waller stablemate clashes

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell The two-year-olds races could be where to play Chris Waller on Saturday, particularly at Flemington where Dupe 'Em runs in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Handicap.