Yearling Sales

Racing

Records tumble at Melbourne Premier Yearling sales

John Holloway A hugely successful Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale this week had many highlights: Gai Waterhouse provided great theatre on the opening day, a new stallion star emerging and a record-breaking...

Stewards permit Oliver to attend yearling sales while serving ban

Emirates Stakes Day , Spring Racing Carnival 2012 Flemington
Race 6 The Emirates Stakes won by Damien Oliver on Happy Trails , beating Nicholas Hall on Fawkner and James McDonald on Secret Admirer
Photo Pat Scala The Age 
Saturday the 10th of November 2012

Patrick Bartley BANNED jockey Damien Oliver will attend next month's New Zealand yearling sales in Auckland.

Horseracing

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

Dink

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.

Horseracing

Super VOBIS and VOBIS Gold thoroughbred schemes boosted to $19.4m

Horses for courses.

Laura Banks Victoria’s lucrative owners’ and breeders’ incentives schemes, Super VOBIS and VOBIS Gold, will be boosted to a record $19.4 million for next season.

Racing

Foxwedge weanling goes for $175,000 in early sign of lucrative 2015

John Holloway, Bloodlines

John Holloway Group 1 speedster Foxwedge continued his tremendous sale-ring success when a weanling colt fetched top price of $175,000 at the Inglis Great Southern Sale in Melbourne on Sunday.

Racing

Chris Waller, prince of battlers, is looking for a Slipper, not Cinderella

Chris Waller.

Chris Roots With a month remaining, there are only two trainers to have more than 100 metropolitan winners in the 2013-14 season.

Racing

Team Snowden sticks to family's race-winning formula

Partnership: Peter and Paul Snowden in their Darley days before going it alone.

Chris Roots Paul Snowden looks back on his brief career training in his own right with regret that he did not have a winner – but the start to Team Snowden has more than made up for it.

Royal Ascot success highlights another big week for High Chaparral progeny

John Holloway, Bloodlines

John Holloway The explosive winning performance by Toronado in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday capped a great four days for shuttle sire High Chaparral which provided four city winners, at Rosehill...

Bjorn Baker's Unencumbered retired to Victoria's Three Bridges stud

John Holloway Unencumbered is the latest three-year-old to join this year's stallion roster after the son of Testa Rossa was retired to Three Bridges in Victoria to stand at a fee of $13,200.

Bloodlines

Unencumbered off to Victorian stud

Dink

John Holloway Unencumbered is the latest three-year-old to join this year's stallion roster after the son of Testa Rossa was retired to Three Bridges in Victoria to stand at a fee of $13,200.

Racing

Lonhro set to break record as most-prolific sire of winners

John Holloway, Bloodlines

John Holloway One of Australia’s most-loved racehorses, Lonhro, is poised to add another fabulous chapter to his great career by becoming the most-prolific sire of winners in one season.

Horse racing

Peggy Jean takes Sires' Produce for king of the babies Gerald Ryan

Peggy Jean

Matt Jones A year ago Gerald Ryan went to the yearling sales determined to buy a large batch of juveniles, fearing his team was lacking, and now he’s the leading trainer of two-year-olds in the country.

Sebring's pedigree defies the sire's ability to leave class stayers

Dink

John Holloway Bloodlines If stallion awards were given for the Golden Slipper carnival and the opening day of The Championships, Widden Stud's Sebring would be the likely recipient.

Horse racing

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

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.

Racing

Kiwi Jack of all trades, but a master of the scouting caper

NCH  SPORT,
 Newcastle Cup Day at Broadmeadow racecourse.
Takeover Target exhibition gallop. Image shows Joe Janiak after watching Takeover Target's gallop.
16th September 2010    pic     Darren Pateman

Max Presnell The apprentice jockey didn't realise he was ''it'' until his brother rode up alongside and gave his mount a solid whack with the whip.

Horseracing

Peter Snowden not short of support for family's new stable

Dink

John Holloway Coolmore Stud’s management team rates Peter Snowden’s training capabilities high and the Darley mentor will prepare part of its huge racing string.

Black Opal Stakes

'A bloody hard race to win' but locals still saddle up

Frank, left and Joe Cleary.

David Polkinghorne The Cleary connection still runs strong at Black Opal Stakes, writes David Polkinghorne.

David Hayes in a Golden rush with Slipper hope Wilderness

David Hayes

Chris Roots David Hayes is eying the Golden Slipper and start a late rally with a $2.4 million yearling Willderness at Bendigo.

Racing

John Holloway: a racing man rarely silenced

Max Presnell dinkus

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.

Racing

Tears flow as Hawkes family snare first group 1 victory with Mossfun

Andrew Webster dinkus

Andrew Webster Wayne Hawkes stands at the back of the Rosehill mounting yard, having just watched his horse Mossfun win the $3.5 million Golden Slipper, and he can’t stop the tears.