Horse Racing Breeding

  • Arrowfield graduate 2YO wins debut in South Africa

    Horse Racing Breeding March 17, 2014 10:55 am

    Qawaasem became the latest 2YO Arrowfield graduate to win on debut this season when she scored at Turffontein on Saturday. The daughter of Charge Forward and Ribe (by Danehill) won the 1450-metre Turffontein Maiden 2YO Fillies Plate by 2.75 lengths. Bought for $240,000 from Arrowfield’s 2013 Inglis Australian Easter Sale [...]

  • Randwick Group quinella for Redoute’s Choice

    Horse Racing Breeding March 17, 2014 10:55 am

    For the past five weekends Redoute’s Choice has been matching strides with his son Snitzel, as they’ve compiled 14 Group & Listed stakes wins between them since 8 February. This family rivalry took a new turn on Saturday at Randwick when Not A Single Doubt’s 3YO daughter Villa Verde stepped [...]

  • Villa Verde challenges in Sydney

    Horse Racing Breeding March 17, 2014 10:54 am

    The Redoute’s Choice versus Snitzel rivalry has had plenty of attention over the past five weekends, but on Saturday at Randwick it was Not A Single Doubt’s turn to step into the Autumn limelight. His 3YO daughter Villa Verde could not have been more impressive as she stormed to victory [...]

  • First stakes performer for Manhattan Rain

    Horse Racing Breeding March 17, 2014 10:54 am

    First season sire Manhattan Rain posted his first stakes performer on Saturday in Perth when 2YO colt Chengdu was a close second in the $100,000 Perth S. 1100m LR. The son of Two Beauties (by Red Ransom) was a $140,000 purchase from breeder Newhaven Park by Gai Waterhouse & James [...]

  • London gets the Lolly at Moonee Valley

    Horse Racing Breeding March 17, 2014 10:53 am

    London Lolly gave both her sire and dam a milestone success with her powerful, all-the-way victory in the $120,000 MVRC St Albans S. 1200m LR on Friday evening. The 2YO filly is the 13th stakeswinner for her sire Charge Forward, and the first stakeswinner, among six winning progeny, for her [...]

  • Starcraft’s son targets Autumn riches

    Horse Racing Breeding March 13, 2014 5:21 am

    Havana’s easy four-length victory at Canterbury on Wednesday was more than usually satisfying for his co-breeder Paul Favretto and fellow owners including Arrowfield and Blue Sky Thoroughbreds. The handsome 3YO son of Starcraft showed his trainer Paul Messara abundant early ability and was third in the ATC Todman S. G2 [...]

  • To Redoute’s Choice & Zarkava, a colt

    Horse Racing Breeding March 13, 2014 5:21 am

    Champion unbeaten mare Zarkava safely foaled a colt by champion sire Redoute’s Choice on Monday morningĀ  at the Aga Khan’s Haras de Bonneval in France. The colt is described by Georges Rimaud, manager of the Aga Khan Studs in France as “a very elegant foal that is correct and strong.” [...]

  • Fiorente’s dam visits Redoute’s Choice

    Horse Racing Breeding March 12, 2014 1:28 am

    While Fiorente was busy earning accolades in Melbourne with his stunning VRC Australian Cup G1 victory, his dam Desert Bloom was being courted by a champion Australian sire in France. The unraced daughter of Pilsudski and Desert Beauty (by Green Desert) was served at the weekend by Redoute’s Choice, who [...]

  • Australia’s new sprinting star, by Redoute’s Choice

    Horse Racing Breeding March 11, 2014 1:58 am

    Lankan Rupee shrugged his high-class rivals aside at Flemington on Saturday to become the first horse since Weekend Hussler in 2008 to complete the difficult Group 1 Oakleigh Plate-Newmarket Handicap double. Like Weekend Hussler, the Teeley Assets home-bred 4YO was foaled and raised at Arrowfield. He is also the 7th [...]

  • Owner-breeder celebrates a Choice weekend

    Horse Racing Breeding March 10, 2014 2:13 am

    Melbourne breeder Robert Anderson had a big say in Redoute’s Choice’s outstanding weekend, thanks to a Group winner at Flemington and a juvenile stakeswinner in South Africa. Robert and his wife Deborah bred & race Bonaria (Redoute’s Choice-Decidity by Last Tycoon), who carried topweight of 58.5kg to victory in Saturday’s [...]

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