Redoute S Choice
Chris Roots It is the golden dream that has been seven years coming for Richard Pegum. Better Land’s appearance in Saturday’s Golden Rose finishes a family curse, which dates back to Amelia’s...
Adam Pengilly John Messara reckons he has the "forgotten" horse – and quite clearly remembers why no one wanted his other Golden Rose hope, too – as he agonises over whether to launch a two-pronged...
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.
Tim Habel Last October Lankan Rupee entered the spring as just another nondescript sprinter with a humble win in a benchmark 78 race at Moonee Valley.
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...
Chris Roots The unknown factor plays a big role for punters in The Rosebud at Randwick on Saturday.
Adam Pengilly Sam Kavanagh knows winter has been a "run of outs" – Interspersed's Canberra Guineas win in March was his most recent – but nothing can detract from the stable's success a year after his...
John Holloway Owner-breeder George Altomonte has had second thoughts regarding one of the likely superstars of the Easter yearling sale beginning at Newmarket on April 8 and has decided to withdraw the...
John Holloway Bloodlines If stallion awards were given for the Golden Slipper carnival and the opening day of The Championships, Widden Stud's Sebring would be the likely recipient.
It's A Dundeel will not race again with his owners ruling out a trip to Royal Ascot.
John Holloway The last chapter in the dispersal of Dean Fleming’s Tyreel Stud was played out on Monday at the Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale, where a quality selection of mares proved attractive to buyers.
Chris Roots Team Hawkes is planning ahead with La Amistad as she steps out in Saturday's McKell Cup at Randwick, a dream that could have her follow in the footsteps of three-quarter sister Makybe Diva.
Chris Roots La Amistad was bought to win a Melbourne Cup and she might get its chance to do that this year.
Chris Roots The Australian single day bloodstock sale record could be broken when the breeding world converges on the Gold Coast as Muzaffar Yaseen's Teeley Assets' broodmare band is dispersed at Magic Millions...
Winners & Losers
Max Presnell While negatives around Sydney racing abound, Peter Snowden's form in the home stretch of his Darley involvement is a highlight.
Patrick Bartley, Ben Butler WHEN retail mogul Gerry Harvey looks out over the crowd at his Magic Millions thoroughbred auctions on the Gold Coast on Wednesday, one familiar face is likely to be missing.
Patrick Bartley, Ben Butler The collapse of Bill Vlahos' punting club will be felt in the thoroughbred auction yards.
John Holloway Gerald Ryan's opinion of a yearling colt he identified as a budding star 12 months ago came to fruition on Tuesday at the Rosehill barrier trials when the Encosta de Lago colt Rubick scored a...
Chris Roots John O'Shea will give Shelford his chance at black type in the Takeover Target Stakes at Gosford on Friday.
Chris Roots The famous blue-and-green silks of Tulloch Lodge have won the biggest races in the country, the Melbourne Cup and Golden Slipper among them, but they have a challenger in the all-aquamarine that...