Breeding

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.

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.

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’’.

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...

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.

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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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.

Benalla trainer strikes a rich vein with stallion Masterprint

Play Master, Jye McNeil up, wins the Hogan and Nield Handicap at Flemington on Saturday.

Andrew Garvey Benalla trainer and studmaster Peter Smith, describes his stallion Masterprint as his superannuation fund and after the win of the stallion’s son Play Master in the Hogan and Nield Handicap.

Brad Rawiller reunites with Puissance De Lune at Caulfield

Brad Rawiller rides Puissance De Lune to victory in the Fresha Fruit Juices Handicap in Warrnambool in May 2012.

Patrick Bartley After being separated for more than two years, Brad Rawiller will again be reunited with Cox Plate hopeful Puissance De Lune.

Australian Racing Board to take over Stud Book and all data duties

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Chris Roots The Australian Racing Board is set to take control of all administrative racing-data services when it completes buying the Australian Stud Book for $18 million this week.

Cox Plate favourite Carlton House retired to stud

Jockey Tommy Berry with Carlton House before the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Adam Pengilly Carlton House, the Queen's horse raced in Australia under Gai Waterhouse's care, has been retired to stand at stud.

Trainer Kris Lees is pumped for a busy spring on several fronts

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Chris Roots Newcastle trainer Kris Lees is not getting overly excited about his spring team but says t has been years since he had contenders like he does at the moment.

Racing

Cumberland Range celebrates birthday in style

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Jared Dorrington For those who like the day off work on their birthday, spare a thought for the horses which still had to go around in variable winter conditions at Thoroughbred Park on Friday.

Horseracing

Pat Webster hopes it's all in the family for Samarmeteors

Good stock: Samameteors' group 1-winning half-sister Samaready scores in 2012 with Craig Newitt in the saddle.

Caryl Williamson Samarmeteors' value in the breeding barn is assured but her new trainer Pat Webster hopes she can delay motherhood by performing well on the track.

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...