Breeding

Horse Racing

Zoustar a boost for Victorian breeding industry

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

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.

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...

Horse Racing

The Championships set to come forward a week as part of carnival revamp

Horses parade in the mounting yard in the wet and windy conditions during day one of The Championships at Royal Randwick

Chris Roots The first day of The Championships hit its targets but racing authorities are already making sure the only way is up with a plan to bring it forward a week from next year as part of a revamp of the...

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Racing

Wet track for Derby won't extinguish Singing Flame

Chris Roots Joe O’Gara’s first question he asks when he gets a phone call at his Goulburn stud tells a lot about Singing Flame’s chances in Saturday’s Australian Derby at Randwick.

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...

Racing

Pepper Tree Farm takes up Breeders Challenge sponsorship

Chris Roots dinkus

Chris Roots Harness Racing NSW has announced a three-year sponsorship deal for the Breeders Challenge juvenile series.

Golden Slipper hope Mossfun chases more fun for Emirates Park

Mossfun: Hasn’t disappointed her owners.

Chris Roots Mossfun could cap the re-emergence of Emirates Park as a breeding power, under guide of Trevor Lobb, in Saturday’s Golden Slipper at Rosehill.

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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Guy Walter and Blake Shinn partner up in business of winning

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Chris Roots From Goulburn to group 1 company, the combination of Guy Walter and Blake Shinn has proven hard to beat in the past couple of years.

Horseracing

Red Tracer gives Chris Waller a Ryder Stakes conundrum

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Max Presnell Saturday's George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill Gardens, highlighting another Chris Waller conundrum, is worthy of the title.

Bloodlines

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

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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

Paul and Peter Snowden are chasing a dream farewell from the Darley racing operation

Trainer Paul Snowden with 2010 Blue Diamond-Golden Slipper Winner Sepoy

Michael Lynch The father-and-son team will soon finish at Darley and start on their own, writes Michael Lynch.

Racing

John Holloway: a racing man rarely silenced

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Max Presnell John Holloway, a Sydney Turf Club director in the bountiful era, racing journalist and bloodstock authority, was lost for words, a rare occasion indeed.

Horse racing

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

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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.

Racing

It's A Dundeel shines in new colours at Randwick barrier trials

James McDonald riding Its A Dundeel

Chris Roots New Zealand trainer Murray Baker has declared Triple Crown winner It's A Dundeel is set for the best preparation of his career after the star won a barrier trial at Randwick on Monday.

Be wary searching for Slipper gold

Earthquake

Andrew Wu Earthquake had raced only once when she opened as Golden Slipper favourite. She was replaced as top pick a fortnight ago by Rubick but she starts the weekend as a co-favourite for the Slipper at...