Breeding

Racehorse breeding season gets under way as reputations and millions go on the line

Heath Gilmore The thoroughbred breeding season is under way this spring and it generates a lifeblood of income for the equine industry.

Racing

Trainer Matthew Dale gets an early return from breeding prospect Coco Miss

Canberra trainer Matthew Dale.

David Polkinghorne It was Coco Miss' breeding that caught Canberra trainer Matthew Dale's eye.

Horsercaing

Breeding barn looms for Doomben Cup winner Streama

Crowning moment: Streama wins the $500,000 Doomben Cup on Saturday.

Tony White Trainer Guy Walter described Streama’s win in the $500,000 Doomben Cup (2000 metres) as a ‘‘crowning moment in her career’’.

Arabian Gold can be exception to breeding rule in Queensland Oaks

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Max Presnell New Zealand fillies Rock Diva and Sancerre, bred in the purple for group 1 staying events, provide the dangers to hot favourite Arabian Gold in Saturday's Queensland Oaks.

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

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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

Zoustar a boost for Victorian breeding industry

Zoustar came of age during this year's spring carnival,

Michael Sharkie Superstar colt will alternate stud duties between Woodside Park Stud and Widden Stud.

You can't beat class, breeding

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Andrew Eddy It could be simple to mount a case against Dunaden in the Caulfield Cup.

Fingers crossed as Frankel starts new career in breeding barn

Frankel ridden by Tom Queally

Unbeaten in all of his 14 outings, Frankel is rated as the greatest racehorse ever.

Dark horse sows seed of doubt over breeding

SMH NEWS. Pic of Paul Higgins Owner of Baerami Thoroughbreds at Baerami near Denman with Stallion Danasinga. Pic for story about artificial insemination to breed horses.  1st SEPTEMBER 2011. Picture by SIMONE DE PEAK.

Damien Murphy THOROUGHBRED racehorses are the last animals used by humans that are generously allowed to breed only through unfettered sexual intercourse, but a court case beginning in Sydney on Monday could...

Trainer Paul Messara wants a kick out of colt's Guineas lead-up at Rosehill

All-rounder: Scone stud manager-trainer Paul Messara.

Chris Roots Paul Messara wears a couple of hats that complement each other when it comes to star colt Scissor Kick.

Sacred Falls continues love affair at Randwick

Caryl Williamson Sacred Falls has continued his love affair with the Randwick mile, adding the group 1 George Main Stakes to his two Doncaster wins.

Fastnet Rock's babies sparkle at Randwick barrier trials

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John Holloway Fastnet Rock's sensational start to the season continued at the official two-year-olds' trials on Randwick's Kensington track on Monday, cementing his place as a favourite to win the stallions'...

Horse Racing

Southern exposure a welcome treat for Queensland trainer Brian Smith

Adam Pengilly Meaningful trips south have been few and far between for Brian Smith in recent years, but the veteran Queensland trainer has a spring in his step as he seeks his first Caulfield Cup runner since...

Behind every good man: Vickie Cannon fires on Eduardo Cojuangco’s hallowed ground

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Max Presnell The buck starts with Vickie Cannon when it comes to Eduardo Cojuangco’s thoroughbreds, including Hallowed Crown, the strong fancy in Saturday’s Golden Rose at Rosehill Gardens.

Thompson's new era sealed by Tea Rose victory

Adam Pengilly Real men don't cry, or so the saying goes. Perhaps John Thompson should be the exception to the old adage.

Nathan Tinkler can still land farewell gift from Hooked in Cameron Handicap

Nathan Tinkler is preparing to wipe a $40 million debt with Gerry Harvey.

Adam Pengilly The clock's ticking until Nathan Tinkler sells off his entire racing empire and one of his most sought-after gallopers can leave with a parting gift where it all began for the embattled mining...

Freshman speed machine sire Per Incanto has Kiwis aflutter

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John Holloway The European has won with his first runner.

All Australian is all or nothing for John Singleton ahead of Heritage Stakes at Randwick

Colourful character: John Singleton and his champion More Joyous.

Adam Pengilly Just like the straight-shooting adman that he is himself, John Singleton can see only black-and-white paths for This Is Australia.

Hopes and dreams go on the line as new-season babies step out at Randwick

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John Holloway Gai Waterhouse and John O’Shea have the numbers at Monday’s official two-year-olds' trials on the Kensington track at Randwick, but it is Team Hawkes' three representatives which will...

I Am Invincible shows he also has star quality as Hunter Valley studs throw open their gates

John Holloway, Bloodlines

John Holloway Stallion viewings around the Hunter Valley are always special on the eve of a breeding season and last week's extravaganzas were no exceptions.