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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...

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.

Horseracing

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

Stud-bound: The next stage beckons for Lady of Harrods after Saturday's Kensington meeting.

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...

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...

Bloodlines

Big studs back Melbourne Premier yearling sale with strong drafts

Dink

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.

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

Hidden Kisses wins fitness battle with Royal Descent

Hidden Kisses

Matt Jones Chris Waller made a perfect start to Saturday's Warwick Farm program but the Toy Show Quality didn't go strictly to plan.

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

Dink

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

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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

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.