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...

Chris Waller, Gai Waterhouse, Joe Pride among entries for Wyong Gold Cup

Lofty ambitions: one-time Melbourne Cup hope Brigantin will be among Chris Waller's team for the Wyong Gold Cup.

Caryl Williamson Leading trainers Chris Waller, Joe Pride and Gai Waterhouse have thrown their support behind the Wyong Gold Cup with multiple entries in the provincial feature.

Chris Waller's first four leaves favourite punters reeling

Next stop the breeding barn: James McDonald pilots Maroon Bay to victory at Rosehill on Saturday.

Chris Roots Chris Waller said it would have been embarrassing not to have won a race where he had five of the eight runners but he still left punters shaking their heads as favourite Beyond Thankful flopped.

Premier's Cup duo He's Your Man and Wish Come True to put worth of gelding to the test

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Max Presnell The worth of the gelder's blade, being waved perilously close to the highly promising Liberation, will again be put to the test in the Premier's Cup at Rosehill on Saturday by He's Your Man and Wish...

Patinack Farm trainer John Thompson has no regrets as new dawn looms

Just get on with the job: Outgoing Patinack Farm head trainer John Thompson.

Chris Roots John Thompson has kept his integrity and dignity as the face of Patinack Farm, even as he trained for the past two years without a budget and not knowing when he will get paid.

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.

Gerry Harvey praises Tinkler as he calls in $40 million debt

Allegedly funded pamphlets: Nathan Tinkler.

Chris Roots, Donna Page Billionaire Gerry Harvey has heaped praise on embattled businessman Nathan Tinkler, saying he should be "applauded" for the "millions and millions" he has poured into sport.

Tye Angland puts his judgment on the line as Scissor Kick lines up another goal

Up and comer: Tye Angland (yellow checks) and Scissor Kick.

Adam Pengilly Post-race palpitation or prophecy? Tye Angland will get a chance to test his theory about Rosebud conqueror Scissor Kick in the Up And Coming Stakes on Saturday.

Carlton House's retirement adds to the staying stallions available to Australian breeders

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John Holloway It was a fait accompli that Queen Elizabeth’s magnificent looking stallion Carlton House would join the Darley stallion roster following his premature retirement last Monday by Gai Waterhouse.

Star Rolling's pluck in Lawrence Stakes impresses trainer Peter Morgan

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Chris Roots Star Rolling out-bobbed Spillway to take out the Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday to began to repay the faith of co-trainer Peter Morgan.

Tax reform and Championships funding news a shambles from the get-go

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Chris Roots The Championships has secured its future and $10 million in funding after an announcement that could only be called Yes Minister meets Faulty Towers.

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More Joyous embarks on new chapter off the track

Adam Pengilly John Singleton's champion mare More Joyous is clearly agreeing with motherhood - as these pictures of her first foal attest.