Horse Racing Breeding

  • Lonhro sets record for winners in a season

    Horse Racing Breeding July 17, 2014 5:18 pm

    Lonhro, one of the modern-day greats of the Australian turf, is now a record-breaking sire. A poster boy for the Darley stallion roster, Lonhro sired his 156th individual winner for the Australian racing season on Thursday. When his three-year-old daughter Cilla’s Choice won at Geelong, the victory took Lonhro beyond […]

  • Frankel foal fetches more than $2 million

    Horse Racing Breeding June 17, 2014 9:42 am

    The first progeny of Frankel to be sold at public auction has fetched STG1.15 million ($A2.1 million) in a package which includes his mother Crystal Gaze. Ireland’s Coolmore snapped up the colt and his dam who is in foal again to Frankel. MV Magnier, son of Coolmore Stud owner John […]

  • Rush is Charge Forward’s 14th stakeswinner

    Horse Racing Breeding June 8, 2014 9:08 pm

    Arrowfield graduate Rush became Charge Forward’s 14th stakeswinner when he took out the Penang Anniversary Cup 1200m LR on Sunday. It’s a rather special race to win. The Penang Turf Club has revived the Anniversary Cup this year to celebrate its 150th anniversary this year. It will be run again […]

  • Teeley Sale of a Generation makes history

    Horse Racing Breeding May 31, 2014 10:43 pm

    Fifty-seven lots sold for a touch over $23 million at an average of $404,158 – the Teeley Dispersal at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale really did live up to its tagline, “The Sale of a Generation”. It’s also safe to say it’s the first time, at least in Australasia, […]

  • Million-dollar Teeley mare bought for Dundeel

    Horse Racing Breeding May 31, 2014 10:43 pm

    Dundeel’s breeder Murray Andersen and a group of his New Zealand owners that have retained shares in the six-time Group 1 winner are determined to give him the best possible opportunity to succeed at stud. So determined are they that Murray went to $1.1 million at Wednesday’s Select Session of […]

  • Strong demand for Smart Missile weanlings

    Horse Racing Breeding May 31, 2014 10:43 pm

    Smart Missile has been one of the most popular new Australian sires in recent memory and his first foals have proved equally popular at this week’s Magic Milions National Weanling Sale. Nine fillies and four colts from the 147 foals in Smart Missile’s first crop sold for an average of […]

  • Record price for Manhattan Rain weanling

    Horse Racing Breeding May 27, 2014 5:25 am

    The quality support received by first season sire Manhattan Rain was highlighted by a new record price of $130,000 at Sunday’s Select Session of the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale . That was paid by New Zealand buyer RMB Trust for the colt from Charming Estelle, a full sister to […]

  • Group One target for Snitzel colt

    Horse Racing Breeding May 27, 2014 5:25 am

    Dual Group 2 winner Time For War has a Group 1 race in his sights – trainer Gerald Ryan and managing owner Scott Darby just have to work out which race to target. Scott rates the colt a fifty-fifty chance of running in the $500,000 J.J. Atkins G1 at Eagle […]

  • Stakeswinner 115 for Redoute’s Choice

    Horse Racing Breeding May 27, 2014 5:25 am

    The outstanding 2009 crop of Redoute’s Choice produced its 20th stakeswinner on Saturday when talented mare La Amistad strode to a four-length victory in the $100,000 ATC W.J. McKell Cup 2400m LR. The three-quarter sister to three-time Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva is also the champion sire’s 115th career stakeswinner […]

  • Snitzel wages War at Doomben

    Horse Racing Breeding May 27, 2014 5:24 am

    Time For War was the aptly named deliverer of Snitzel’s latest blow in the battle for the Australian Sires’ championship, when he led throughout to win Saturday’s $250,000 BRC Sires’ Produce S. G2. It was the second Group victory for the 2YO colt, who won the ATC Pago Pago S. […]

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