Fastnet Rock

Hopes and dreams go on the line as new-season babies step out at Randwick

John Holloway Gai Waterhouse and John O’Shea have the numbers at Monday’s official two-year-olds' trials on the Kensington track at Randwick, but it is Team Hawkes' three representatives which will...

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

Ready to produce: David Hayes hold high hopes for Zululand in the Sires' Produce Stakes.

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.

Horse Racing

Cluster gives Snowdens their first stakes success

Adam Pengilly Peter and Paul Snowden chalked up their first stakes win in partnership after Cluster chewed through his tongue tie and then ate up the ground from last to win the Theo Marks Stakes.

Freshman speed machine sire Per Incanto has Kiwis aflutter

John Holloway, Bloodlines

John Holloway The European has won with his first runner.

Behind every good man: Vickie Cannon fires on Eduardo Cojuangco’s hallowed ground

Max Presnell

Max Presnell The buck starts with Vickie Cannon when it comes to Eduardo Cojuangco’s thoroughbreds, including Hallowed Crown, the strong fancy in Saturday’s Golden Rose at Rosehill Gardens.

Gooree stud team excited by big-race prospects

That's my husband: A big spring awaits trainer James Cummings.

Chris Roots The first month of the racing season has been good to Monica Cummings and Gooree, but next month could prove outstanding.

I Am Invincible shows he also has star quality as Hunter Valley studs throw open their gates

John Holloway, Bloodlines

John Holloway Stallion viewings around the Hunter Valley are always special on the eve of a breeding season and last week's extravaganzas were no exceptions.

Premier's Cup duo He's Your Man and Wish Come True to put worth of gelding to the test

Max Presnell dinkus Dinkus

Max Presnell The worth of the gelder's blade, being waved perilously close to the highly promising Liberation, will again be put to the test in the Premier's Cup at Rosehill on Saturday by He's Your Man and Wish...

Racehorse breeding season gets under way as reputations and millions go on the line

List-topper: Zoustar has the highest fee for a first-season sire.

Heath Gilmore The thoroughbred breeding season is under way this spring and it generates a lifeblood of income for the equine industry.

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.

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.

Coolmore's Camelot hits the right note with Australian breeders

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...