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Horseracing

Trainer Sam Kavanagh happy after a solid start in Sydney pressure-cooker

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...

Racing

Shifting Inglis broodmare sale to May proves popular with buyers

Sold: Dariana.

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.

Horseracing

Diva's little sister ready to hit her straps for Team Hawkes

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.

Horseracing

Makybe Diva's little sister La Amistad on track for Melbourne Cup after Randwick stroll

In style: James McDonald and La Amistad win the McKell Cup at Randwick on Saturday.

Chris Roots La Amistad was bought to win a Melbourne Cup and she might get its chance to do that this year.

Bloodstock sale record in danger

Bought: Black Opal winner Lucky Raique will be sold in foal to Pierro.

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...

Clarry Conners and Newhaven Park out to repeat Golden Slipper history

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell 'Winningness'' is the buzzword of a controversial week, featuring a race-club appointment and change in starting times.

Racing

Heat not to blame for death of filly Kiss A Rose at Caulfield, says vet

Black Caviar Trainer Peter Moody Donna Fisher watches the  champion racehorse as it was led  from its stables at Caulfied today. Age News Pic taken by John Woudstra June 5 2012

Adam Pengilly, Matt Jones, Michael Lynch There was high drama and then tragedy in the mounting yard at Caulfield on Saturday as three-year-old Kiss A Rose collapsed and died after running in the $120,000 W.J. Adams Stakes.

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Bloodlines

Teeley draft a huge boost for Magic Millions National sale

John Holloway A year ago, the Magic Millions group was ecstatic when given the opportunity to sell a big draft of thoroughbreds of all ages from Nathan Tinkler's Patinack Farm.

Horse Racing

Lankan Rupee a cut above his rivals in Rubiton Stakes

Andrew Garvey A stud career for Lankan Rupee was once a strong possibility given a big race win.

Horseracing

From saleyard to stables, John Hawkes is the complete package

Dink

John Holloway John Hawkes' uncanny ability to select a yearling is matched only by his exceptional training capabilities.

Bloodlines

Big studs back Melbourne Premier yearling sale with strong drafts

John Holloway Following the enormous success of last week's Magic Millions sale in Perth, the momentum is expected to continue at the Inglis Premier sale at Oaklands in Melbourne on Sunday.

Horse racing

Lankan Rupee scores brilliantly in Newmarket Handicap

Chad Schofield riding Lankan Rupee

Andrew Garvey Lankan Rupee asserted his right to the title of Australia's best sprinter with an emphatic win.

Bloodlines

Altomonte takes top colt out of sale with view to stud career

Dink

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...

Sebring's pedigree defies the sire's ability to leave class stayers

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.

Horse racing

It's A Dundeel retired to stand at stud

James McDonald riding It's A Dundeel to win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Randwick.

It's A Dundeel will not race again with his owners ruling out a trip to Royal Ascot.

Rock's rolling in numbers for spring

John Holloway Sydney and Melbourne racegoers should brace themselves for an abundance of Fastnet Rock progeny gracing tracks as the champion stallion's numbers on the ground swell to a record total.

Horse Racing

Trainer Bjorn Baker looks to cash in with bargain buy in Golden Slipper

Trainer Bjorn Baker is over the moon after Unencumbered won on Saturday.

Chris Roots Trainer will start plotting path to Golden Slipper for Magic Millions winner Unencumbered.

Bloodlines

Gai Waterhouse packs Tulloch Lodge with blue-bloods

Dink

John Holloway Gai Waterhouse's spending spree at last week's Magic Millions yearling sales on the Gold Coast means she has 70 new thoroughbreds on her books for an outlay of more than $15 million.

Horseracing

Rubick has attitude, action and ability all in abundance

Gerald Ryan

Chris Roots Gerald Ryan says boom colt Rubick has the three As and hopes he will show he is the complete package on debut at Randwick this Saturday.

Racing

Black Caviar's little sister, Belle Couture, pleases Danny O'Brien despite narrow loss

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Adam Bourke Trainer Danny O'Brien is confident Belle Couture will make it in group class despite her defeat on debut at Bendigo on Sunday.