Snitzel

Ryan back for another helping of Snitzel

John Holloway Rosehill trainer Gerald Ryan - the king of the Snitzel breed - added another of the stallion's progeny to his ever-increasing tally with a sales-topping bid of $100,000 at the rain-soaked Inglis...

Snitzel's little girl trims fat to sizzle for stable

SPORT 19.1.13 Horse racing at  Rosehill
Race 1
winner Centrepet (red)
ridden by  Glyn Schofield
SHD   Pic JENNY EVANS


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Matt Jones SNITZEL continues to give trainer Gerald Ryan joy after his progeny Centrepet scored a comfortable win at Rosehill on Saturday.

Portelli eyes Opal with Raw Snitzel

Mandy Cottell The Black Opal Stakes has been a happy hunting ground for Gary Portelli and he is hoping to unveil his latest contender at Rosehill on Saturday.

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

Dink

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.

Racing

US and Middle East interest adds spice to Easter sales

Handy return: Golden Slipper winner Mossfun cost just $85,000 at last year's Inglis Easter sales.

John Holloway The big dollars haven’t matched last year's Inglis Easter yearling sales, but the excitement and influx of new faces, particularly from America, have led to some memorable bidding duels at the first...

Horseracing

Attrition rate of colts leaves Golden Slipper to fillies

Dink

Bloodlines There are several critics who say Saturday’s Golden Slipper is below the usual standard, many of the opinion that the colts are outclassed by the fillies.

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Racing

Gallatin headed for a rest rather than Australian Derby

Honour: Nash Rawiller rides Gallatin
to win the Tulloch Stakes.

Chris Roots The feed bin rather than a $2 million Australian Derby carrot is shaping Peter Snowden's thinking after Gallatin came from last to win the Tulloch Stakes, renamed in Nathan Berry's honour.

Racing

The Championships and Randwick have a hard act to follow

Max Presnell The Championships and Royal Randwick, carrying a controversial grandstand and an equine theatre of suspect relevance, have a hard act to follow.

Winners & Losers

Golden Slipper day a hard act to follow for Randwick

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell The Championships and Royal Randwick, carrying a controversial grandstand and an equine theatre of suspect relevance, have a hard act to follow.

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Racing

Skyline Stakes: Valentia overcomes drama to revive Tommy Berry’s Golden Slipper hopes

Golden opportunity: Tommy Berry and Valentia take out the Skyline Stakes at Randwick.

Adam Pengilly Tommy Berry lost one stallion prospect as his Golden Slipper ride when Fighting Sun went amiss, but he’s rusted on to another destined for stud duties in Valentia.

Horseracing

It's A Dundeel has new part-owner John Messara excited

Its a Dundeel

Chris Roots It will be a magical 80 minutes, as $20 million of horseflesh, with a total of 10 group 1 wins, takes to the track in Melbourne and Sydney.

Black Opal Stakes

Trainer says Headwater Country can cause an Opal boilover

Liam Birchley

David Polkinghorne Brisbane trainer Liam Birchley thinks Headwater Country's last start should be forgotten.

Black Opal Stakes 2014 at Thoroughbred Park Canberra

Join David Polkinghorne and Ben Westcott for all the racing, colour, fashion and excitement at Thoroughbred Park Canberra with the 2014 Black Opal Stakes.

Bloodlines

Canny Kiwi pinhookers plunder a bullish Adelaide Magic Millions sale

Dink

John Holloway Top Kiwi pinhookers Mark and Shelley Treweek were in action at the Adelaide Magic Million sales this week and four yearlings are booked to cross the Tasman, including the $140,000 top-priced colt by...

Racing

The mail: Stewards to introduce new rule to ensure trainers stay in control

Too good: James McDonald rode Junoob to victory in the Randwick City Stakes.

Chris Roots Stewards are set to introduce a new local rule about the length of time horses have to be in stables before barrier trialling and racing.

Racing

Records tumble at Melbourne Premier Yearling sales

Dink

John Holloway A hugely successful Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale this week had many highlights: Gai Waterhouse provided great theatre on the opening day, a new stallion star emerging and a record-breaking...

Horse racing

Shamus Award takes out Australian Guineas

Craig Williams riding Shamus Award.

Michael Lynch Form is temporary, class is permanent. It's an old sporting adage that often is the case.

Racing

Blue-blooded colt Wandjina puts Gai Waterhouse's foot on the till

Gai Waterhouse

Chris Roots The strength of Gai Waterhouse's juvenile team is starting to show, after $1 million colt Wandjina took care of midweek company with ease at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

Horse racing

Buyers do battle for War Chant’s progeny at Perth Magic Millions sale

Dink

John Holloway There was a breath of fresh air at the Perth Magic Millions yearling sale at the Belmont Park complex on Tuesday – a 17-year-old stallion from the US, War Chant, a son of Danehill’s sire Danzig.

Caulfield preview: Smart mover Rubick lives up to his Diamond looks for trainer Gerald Ryan

SPORT Rubick ridden by Brenton Avdulla wins the first race at Rosehill on Saturday 25 January 2014. Trainer Gerld Ryan pictured Pic JENNY EVANS

Chris Roots Gerald Ryan expected Rubick to be in the Blue Diamond and favourite as far back as July.