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.

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.

Breeder John Hutchins keeps his baby after knocking back $2 million

Passed in: The Street Cry-Typhoon Tracy colt with Vinery Stud handler Jen Malone.

Chris Roots There was a tear in John Hutchins' eye as he explained why $2 million could not buy the only son of his late champion mare Typhoon Tracy.

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.

Racing

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

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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.

Horse Racing

Rain forces rethink on plans for Solicit

Solicit.

Laura Banks and Patrick Bartley Continued rain in Sydney forces connections to reconsider Australian Oaks plans.

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

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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

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

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 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.

Horse racing

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

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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.

Darley move quickly to find Australian trainer to be Peter Snowden's successor

Peter Snowden

Chris Roots Darley Australia will announce the replacement for Peter Snowden as its head trainer early next month.

Bloodlines

John Singleton keeps yearling crop to fly Strawberry Hill Stud colours

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John Holloway John Singleton, one of Australia's most successful boutique breeders with a string of $1 million-plus sales-ring sellers, has had a change of strategy for next year's yearlings in what he describes...

Bloodlines

Karaka catalogue boasts a band of blue-bloods par excellence

John Holloway New Zealand Bloodstock holds one of its better yearling sales at Karaka next month – all the big-name Australasian stallions are represented.

Horse racing

Racing Victoria integrity team probes BC3 Thoroughbreds

Damien Oliver riding Nordic Empire.

Michael Lynch Former Purana Taskforce detective Tim Robinson and ex-Seymour police detective Rhys Melville have spent the past two days at crisis-torn BC3 Thoroughbreds' Victorian farm.

Horseracing

Family honour at stake for Black Caviar's sibling Belle Couture

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Max Presnell Perhaps a Bendigo maiden lacks pizazz but one is scheduled to relaunch the Black Caviar dynasty, which is undergoing a horror stretch, on Sunday.

Bill Vlahos debacle likely to have tsunami effect on wider racing and breeding industry

Vlahos

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.

Bloodlines

Flight of fancy bears fruit for trainer Gerald Ryan

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John Holloway Gerald Ryan's opinion of a yearling colt he identified as a budding star 12 months ago came to fruition on Tuesday at the Rosehill barrier trials when the Encosta de Lago colt Rubick scored a...