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.

Racing NSW stewards' kid-glove approach with wayward colt hits punters for six

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Max Presnell After Liberation, following two recent incidents of erratic behaviour, ran amok in Saturday's Up and Coming Stakes at Randwick, the question was asked: What was he doing in the field?

Major races in Europe over next three days key to international cups runners

Melbourne Cup finish.

Patrick Bartley International involvement in the Cox Plate, Caulfield and Melbourne Cups will be largely known over the next three days with key races in England, Ireland and France.

Coolmore's Camelot hits the right note with Australian breeders

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John Holloway Susan Magnier, part of the ownership team of Coolmore’s huge multi-million dollar European racing stable prepared by Aidan O’Brien, is instrumental in the clever naming of their racetrack...

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

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.

Tapit shows his grey power at Saratoga yearling sale – but then enters War Front

John Holloway There was no sign of a grey evening at the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sales on Monday night as one of America's favourite grey stallions, Tapit, supplied the top two highest lots,...

Horseracing

True blue Arrowfield holds off northern heavyweights in stud stakes

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...

Horseracing

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

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.

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.

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...

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...

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

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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.

Horseracing

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

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.

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.