It's In The Blood

Lady Laguna

If it was good enough for I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit), it should be good enough for one of his sons.  That in part informed Spendthrift Farm’s thinking in retiring Overshare (I Am Invincible), who they’d owned from a yearling, to stud in 2018.  So far the results have been encouraging. If you call 100... Read More

Count De Rupee

The beauty of yearling sales is they’re like the lolly display in the old corner shop: there’s something for everyone.  Japanese sires have proven a little hard to market in Australia. And many buyers might eschew lightly-framed horses, or unraced dams.  But those factors meant three big ticks for Rob Price at the Gold Coast... Read More

Lost And Running 

There’s an Italian stallion – in both the literal and the Hollywood sense – who they call Magnum, and who’s been shooting up a storm of late, also in more ways than one.  Per Incanto, with a nickname drawn from the initials PI, is boosting two often overlooked thoroughbred regions: Italy, where the sprinter began... Read More

Sejardan

Ever had that dream where you’re getting around in public feeling pretty damn good and then you look down and suddenly realise you’re stark naked?  That may be something like how Dale Miller felt at the Inglis Select Yearling Sale in Scone in 2015. The Wauchope businessman had gone seeking to take a more forward... Read More

Willowy

Willowy will set out to repair a tough couple of weeks for Godolphin three-year-olds and become the latest headline act for her super-producing dam and a highly successful female line in today’s VRC Oaks at Flemington.  She will also be looking to provide her sire Kermadec a follow-up Group 1 winner – after triple top-level... Read More

Semillion

Semillion became just the latest stakes winner from probably the strongest female family in the Australian stud book in taking Saturday’s $400,000 Inglis Banner (RL, 1000m) at Moonee Valley.  Bred by Victorian titan Rob Crabtree, the three-year-old is another product of the Scandinavia (Snippets) line which hatched Black Caviar (Bel Esprit), All Too Hard (Casino... Read More