Breeding

Racing

Street Spirit fades in the snow as Baabulu salutes at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park

David Polkinghorne Street Spirit might love the wet, but the jury is still out on whether she can handle the snow after fading under the weight in the final furlong at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park on Friday.

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.

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.

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...

Horseracing

True blue Arrowfield holds off northern heavyweights in stud stakes

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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...

racing

Wells heads off Bashboy's historic steeplechase bid

John Allen riding Wells (right) in the Grand National Steeplechase.

Michael Lynch Sometimes a winner doesn't always pass the post first. 

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

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

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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...

Racing

Paul Messara to leave training

Globetrotter: Ortensia at Sha Tin in Hong Kong, in 2010.

Adam Pengilly Paul Messara has left the door slightly ajar to return to training in the future despite winding down his stable and agreeing to manage his father John's Hunter Valley breeding operation.

Horseracing

Trainer Matthew Dale hits the Jackpot without winning

Josh Parr.

Adam Pengilly Lady luck was shining bright on the connections of the Matthew Dale-trained Royal Jackpot, who snared a $100,000 bonus for being the first Inglis graduate home in the Inglis Bonus Handicap at...

Horseracing

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

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

Racing

Godolphin set up permanent stable in Australia with John O'Shea

Crime Scene, left, was the Godolphin stable's most recent runner-up to Shocking in the 2009 Melbourne Cup.

Adam Pengilly John O'Shea has never had a runner in the Melbourne Cup but may soon get his chance after Godolphin turned up the heat in its quest to win the great race.

Horseracing

Lonhro's reputation about to go under the hammer in Kentucky

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John Holloway Darley’s decision to shuttle Australia’s favourite racehorse Lonhro to its Kentucky base in 2011 is just a few weeks away from being christened a success or failure.

Racing

Winter Stakes at Rosehill pits even stronger racing Goliath – Darley – against Chris Waller

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Max Presnell Even the massive Darley operation going blue label to Godolphin does not promise to break the Chris Waller monopoly in Sydney, again emphasised by his 17 acceptors at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.

Horse Racing

Darley turns blue as racing giant branches out

True colours: Kevin Manning, coated in the famous Godolphin blue, pilots Dawn Approach to the 2000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket last May.

Adam Pengilly Godolphin's world famous blue colours will be a permanent fixture in Australia in the new racing season after the global racing and breeding giant announced an extension to its operation on Wednesday.