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Horse racing

It's A Dundeel retired to stand at stud

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

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

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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.

Bloodlines

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

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...

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

Big studs back Melbourne Premier yearling sale with strong drafts

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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 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

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

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.

Bill Vlahos debacle likely to have tsunami effect on wider racing and breeding industry

Vlahos

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.

Horse racing

Losing the Edge

Inglis Horses Sales.

Patrick Bartley, Ben Butler The collapse of Bill Vlahos' punting club will be felt in the thoroughbred auction yards.

Bloodlines

Flight of fancy bears fruit for trainer Gerald Ryan

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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...

Sydney Shorts

Shelford focused on Takeover Target Stakes

Chris Roots dinkus

Chris Roots John O'Shea will give Shelford his chance at black type in the Takeover Target Stakes at Gosford on Friday.

Gai Waterhouse gives green light to switch stable silks

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...

Horseracing

Bjorn Baker to take time out before planning Slipper assault for Unencumbered

Unencumbered

Chris Roots Bjorn Baker will start plotting a path to the Golden Slipper for Magic Millions winner Unencumbered after a short break to enjoy his most significant success as a trainer.

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

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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.

Chris Waller loosens purse strings to snare new recruits

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John Holloway Chris Waller's buying assault at the Tattersalls horses-in-training sale in Newmarket began on the opening day on Monday, when the trainer bought four horses for a total of 335,000 guineas ($560,000).