Zabeel

Horse Racing

Career over for super sire Zabeel

Michael Sharkie Career of one of the most influential stallions in the world comes to an end.

Patrick Hogan sheds a tear as champion sire Zabeel ends stellar stud career

Zabeel

Aidan Rodley Patrick Hogan proudly recalled the amazing feats that distinguished Zabeel's stud career and stoically announced that the stallion was bowing out at the top.

Horse Racing

Maggots help heal Zabeel

Zabeel.

Aidan Rodley Issues from a hoof infection had Cambridge Stud staff fearing the worst for 26-year-old stallion Zabeel.

Horseracing

True blue Arrowfield holds off northern heavyweights in stud stakes

Dink

John Holloway An Arrowfield Stud quinella in the leading general sires' premiership that concluded on Thursday was a tremendous shot in the arm for the father-son duo of Redoute’s Choice and Snitzel as they...

Horseracing

Team Cummings sets old favourite Precedence for fifth cups campaign

Precdence is embarking on a fifth cups campaign.

Patrick Bartley While the Bart and James Cummings combination is confident there will be more than a hint of new talent sprinkled between their training bases in Melbourne and Sydney this spring, the family...

Horseracing

Frankel, my dear, I will give a dam: John Singleton punts on champion

Dink

John Holloway John Singleton is again on the Frankel trail and has sent two of his better broodmares – Samantha Miss and Deedra – to Newmarket in England to be bred to southern hemisphere time by the...

Horseracing

Freshman It’s A Dundeel stars at Arrowfield Stud stallion parade

John Holloway, Bloodlines

John Holloway Studmaster rapt with the way the son of High Chaparral has let down.

Racing

Brayroan comes up trumps for Munce and family

Chris Munce was successful at the Caloundra Cup.

Tony White The $175,000 Caloundra Cup (2400metres), won by Brayroan, proved a family affair for jockey Chris Munce and trainer Barry Mitchell.

Horseracing

James McDonald makes amends on Leebaz to win Hawkesbury Gold Cup

King James: James McDonald scores on Leebaz in the Hawkesbury Gold Cup on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly He scooped Sydney's two richest races in the autumn and James McDonald had not lost his sense of humour by the time the bandwagon rolled into Hawkesbury.

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.

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.

Horse Racing

It's A Dundeel reigns in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

All over: It’s A Dundeel, with James McDonald on board, wins Sydney’s richest race, the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Chris Roots Racing NSW chairman John Messara held the Queen Elizabeth Stakes trophy as trainer Murray Baker declared the best is yet to come from It's A Dundeel.

Horse racing

Bashboy beaten by weight

(L-R) Shane Jackson riding Zaman (2), Richard Eynon riding Riviera Star, Brad McLean riding Maythehorsebemagic and Steven Pateman riding Bashboy (r)

Michael Lynch Champion steeplechaser has his colours lowered over fences for the first time in an exciting Australian Steeplechase.

Bloodlines

Early results back Mitchell brothers' faith in new sire

Dink

John Holloway A sparkling double for freshman stallion I Am Invincible last weekend at Flemington and Doomben could mean the winners face off in the $2 million Magic Millions Classic on January 11 and pave the way...

Horseracing

Samaready shines in gallop at the Valley

Craig Newitt on Samaready.

Michael Sharkie Mick Price is confident last year's Blue Diamond winner Samaready will continue her successful comeback from injury in the group 1 $450,000 Moir Stakes (1200 metres) at Moonee Valley on Friday night...

Horse Racing

Laing hopes Rakti's son has a bit of his dad's mongrel

Polanski is a horse who has already generated headlines for the wrong reason

Michael Lynch Turnbull Stakes Day traditionally regarded as crucial meeting for Cups and Cox Plate contenders.

Here's hoping: O'Shea concedes Darley's star has Guineas at her mercy

Jockey Nicholas Hall rides? Bound For Earth

Chris Roots John O'Shea's filly Bound For Earth has beaten Guelph, and his Oaks-bound Gypsy Diamond has potential, but even the trainer concedes they are unlikely to cause an upset in the Thousand Guineas at...

Racing

Silent Achiever set to make a noise in Caulfield Cup

Silent Achiever

Chris Roots New Zealand trainer Roger James has planned for two years to have Silent Achiever in Saturday's Caulfield Cup. He has arrived with a five-year-old mare at the peak of her powers.

Horse Racing

Fawkner wins Caulfield Cup

Nicholas Hall

The Lloyd Williams-owned Fawkner has produced a dazzling turn of speed to win the $2.5 million Caulfield Cup.

Winners & Losers

Caulfield Cup may not be best guide to November's Big One

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell Saturday's Caulfield Cup, usually a strong guide to the Melbourne Cup, has been described as a "weak renewal" and "scruffy".