Lonhro

Horseracing

Lonhro's reputation about to go under the hammer in Kentucky

John Holloway Darley’s decision to shuttle Australia’s favourite racehorse Lonhro to its Kentucky base in 2011 is just a few weeks away from being christened a success or failure.

Racing

Lonhro set to break record as most-prolific sire of winners

John Holloway, Bloodlines

John Holloway One of Australia’s most-loved racehorses, Lonhro, is poised to add another fabulous chapter to his great career by becoming the most-prolific sire of winners in one season.

Racing

Like Lonhro, the chase drives Pierro

SPORT the form , Horse racing at Rosehill 1.9.12
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winner Pierro
ridden by Nash Rawiller
SMH  Pic JENNY EVANS

Andrew Eddy Looks can be deceiving, as Darren Beadman discovered when he ventured to Randwick.

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

John Holloway, Bloodlines

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...

Sweynesse on target for crack at Spring Champion Stakes

Perfect record: Kerrin McEvoy pilots Sweynesse to victory in the opening event at Rosehill on Saturday.

Chris Roots When Godolphin was still racing as Darley in Australia, Sweynesse was earmarked as a 2000-metres horse and perhaps the right colt for the Spring Champion Stakes.

Nostradamus the prediction for Run To The Rose at Rosehill

Max Presnell dinkus Dinkus

Max Presnell The boom on promising Almalad and Sarajevo will be tested by the fitness of Nostradamus in the Run To the Rose at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.

Jim Cassidy is back in the saddle and he is pumped

Fitter than ever: Master rider Jim Cassidy is back refreshed after a break.

Adam Pengilly He had almost three months off, but it took only one winning ride and a quip to know Jim Cassidy is back.

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...

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.

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.

Peter Moody's opinion of Better Land the strongest pointer to Randwick feature

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Chris Roots The unknown factor plays a big role for punters in The Rosebud at Randwick on Saturday.

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

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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,...

Jockey Josh Parr might have just one ride at Randwick on Saturday as rivals return to town

Chris Roots Josh Parr was on fire for the last couple of months of last season, yet at Randwick on Saturday he might have only one ride.

Racing

Pajaro just the entree to lucky owners' spring contenders

High promise: Co-owner Greg Kolivos hopes Pajaro will develop into a cups horse.

Chris Roots The next couple of months will take Greg Kolivos' racing experience to another level. He and his wife Donna will have runners during the spring, foals from his champion on the ground and then there...

Horseracing

Frankel, my dear, I do give a dam: John Singleton punts on champion

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John Holloway John Singleton is again on the Frankel trail and has sent two of his better broodmares – Samantha Miss and Deedra – to Newmarket in England to be bred to southern hemisphere time by the...

Racing

Winter Stakes at Rosehill pits even stronger racing Goliath – Darley – against Chris Waller

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell Even the massive Darley operation going blue label to Godolphin does not promise to break the Chris Waller monopoly in Sydney, again emphasised by his 17 acceptors at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.

Racing

Matthew Dale has two winners at Canberra with Karakuchi and Coco Miss

Jay Ford and Coca Miss win on Friday.

David Polkinghorne All roads lead to Sydney for Canberra trainer Matthew Dale's  three successful girls.

Trainer John O'Shea discovers key to Darley's improving sprinter Generalife

Lust for life: Jockey Kerrin McEvoy on Generalife takes out Saturday’s feature at Rosehill, the Winter Stakes.

Chris Roots When John O'Shea started at Darley, it was a case of finding out what was going to work for what horses, and Generalife has answered the call.

Racing

Trainer Matthew Dale gets an early return from breeding prospect Coco Miss

Canberra trainer Matthew Dale.

David Polkinghorne It was Coco Miss' breeding that caught Canberra trainer Matthew Dale's eye.

Luck's a fortune: owners enjoy ride of a lifetime

Alpha Miss is a 2yr old filly who will be competing in the 
Richest 2yo race The Golden Slipper,this weekend.
Stabled at Gary Nickson stables Warwick Farm .
Photographed with stable
Doug lallambius - strapper
Dan Nickson - navy shirt  stable Forman,
Michael Bolton - owner
(blue jacket) Jacques Luxe  apprentice,and 
Anthony Hayes Stable hand.
Photography Brendan Esposito
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Chris Roots ''It all comes down to a four-letter word,'' Fiorente's part-owner John McDonnell reckons, pausing for effect. ''L-U-C-K, luck, that is what you need.''