By The Numbers

Fastnet Rock – The Group 1 machine

After notching up his 43rd Group 1 winner over the weekend, we look at the extraordinary record of Fastnet Rock when it comes to producing elite horses. Of the 52 sons of the great Danehill (Danzig) to have gone to stud and produce a Group 1 winner, none has had as many elite stars as... Read More

The 2023 Queensland carnival in review

With the feature race action wrapped up for the season in the Sunshine State, we look at the most successful horses, sires, jockeys, trainers and vendors from the 2023 Queensland winter carnival. Bought locally, trained locally. That would be the very simple message from an analysis of the 60 stakes races run since April 15... Read More

The ceaseless march of the digital market  

Statistics show the burgeoning online market for racehorses is transitioning toward a much more quality-focused offering. The sale of multiple Group winner Daisies (Sebring) on the Inglis Digital platform this week for $920,000 represented the highest price yet in 2023 for an online purchase. The buyer was no surprise. Yulong has led the way in... Read More

The Australian Group 1 season in review

With all 74 Group 1 races for the Australian racing season completed, we take a look at the most successful horses, trainers, jockeys, breeders, vendors, owners, buyers, sires and broodmare sires. When Palaisipan (So You Think) strode to victory in last Saturday’s Tattersall’s Tiara (Gr 1, 1400m) at Eagle Farm, she became the 61st, and... Read More

The puzzle linking Gooree Park to Northern Farm

The legacy of Eduardo Cojuangco continues to be felt after Palaisipan delivered Group 1 glory for Katsumi Yoshida at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Saturday’s victory by Palaisipan (So You Think) in the final Australian Group 1 of the season, the Tattersall’s Tiara (Gr 1, 1400m), may have been a moment of triumph for one of... Read More

A broodmare coronation awaits in the Tattersall’s Tiara

More than just the final Group 1 on the Australian racing calendar, the Tattersall’s Tiara has proven a rich source of future star broodmares over the years. When Bonanova (Star Way) ended her career with a second successive victory in the end-of-season fillies’ and mares’ contest, the Winter Stakes (Gr 3, 1500m) at Eagle Farm... Read More