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...
Patrick Bartley BANNED jockey Damien Oliver will attend next month's New Zealand yearling sales in Auckland.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Laura Banks and Patrick Bartley Continued rain in Sydney forces connections to reconsider Australian Oaks plans.
Black Opal Stakes
David Polkinghorne The Cleary connection still runs strong at Black Opal Stakes, writes David Polkinghorne.
Chris Roots David Hayes is eying the Golden Slipper and start a late rally with a $2.4 million yearling Willderness at Bendigo.
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.
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.
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.
Chris Roots Darley Australia will announce the replacement for Peter Snowden as its head trainer early next month.
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...
John Holloway New Zealand Bloodstock holds one of its better yearling sales at Karaka next month – all the big-name Australasian stallions are represented.
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.
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.
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.
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...