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.
Black Opal Stakes
David Polkinghorne The Cleary connection still runs strong at Black Opal Stakes, writes David Polkinghorne.
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.
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...
John Holloway Gai Waterhouse's spending spree at last week's Magic Millions yearling sales on the Gold Coast means she has 70 new thoroughbreds on her books for an outlay of more than $15 million.
Chris Roots International breeding powerhouse Coolmore is set for its biggest day as an owner in Australia as Atlantic Jewel struts her stuff at Moonee Valley and stallion prospects Bull Point and War contest...
John Holloway The Caulfield Cup is "even stevens" on Saturday - there are nine northern and nine southern hemisphere stayers striving to do what the Kiwi Even Stevens did in 1962 - romp home in the first leg of...
Andrew Garvey A retirement decision to enter the breeding world has reaped big rewards.
David Polkinghorne Polanski's Derby victory reignited Gratz Vella's hopes his next big-race horse is just around the corner.
Michael Sharkie She may be a half-sister to Makybe Diva, but it's business as usual for the Hawkes stable with La Amistad.
Andrew Garvey The Melbourne spring carnival results have a large bearing on next year's yearling sales.
Michael Sharkie Emerging young trainer Wez Hunter is chasing success in the west this summer and is hopeful rejuvenated miler Smokin' Joey is the horse to bring new blood into his fledgling stable when he contests...
John Holloway The Melbourne Cup carnival is over for another year, but the highlights bowl along as Perth gains momentum this weekend and in eight weeks the Magic Millions extravaganza hits the Gold Coast.
Patrick Bartley An English import is helping champion trainer Sam Kavanagh make his name.
WINNERS & LOSERS
Max Presnell The title ''Messiah'' sits well with John Messara, Racing NSW supremo.