It's In The Blood

Private Eye

Making racehorses is all about the mother, a lot of people say. It’s just that sometimes you’ve got to look through the dam to see the quality. Or perhaps straight over her, as you could in this case.  Private Eye took another major step in what’s becoming a very promising career by winning Saturday’s Queensland... Read More

Captivant (AUS)

For Hunter Valley breeder Senga Bissett, it’s a good thing she trusted her eye when she ventured to the National Broodmare Sale on the Gold Coast six years ago.  Or perhaps more accurately, it was just as well – for Bissett, for Newgate Farm, the China Horse Club, Team Snowden and others – that she... Read More

Hungry Heart & Converge

“All comers. All grounds. All beaten.” The commentary as the great Frankel (Galileo) closed his unbeaten 14-start career in the 2012 Champion Stakes (Gr 1, 1m 2f) at Ascot said it plain and said it all. Similarly, there was no great mystery, no reading between the pedigree lines, which led to two offspring of the... Read More


It’s taken 12 years, three countries and some of the best sires in the world, but Darley’s former Group 1-winning mare Anamato appears to have an out-and-out superstar on her hands in Anamoe.  And in claiming his “when-not-if” Group 1 in Saturday’s Sires Produce Stakes at Randwick, the exhilarating colt also provided more power for... Read More

Stay Inside

If you take an only sometimes fertile, thousand-dollar mare and put her with a misfiring first season stallion and get her in foal, that’s a result, right? If you can then sell the mare for $90,000, you’d be clicking your heels.  But if the product of that mating goes on to win the most influential... Read More

Daily Bugle

How fitting that a breeder who set himself up in the printing industry now has a horse making headlines by Press Statement (Hinchinbrook) called Daily Bugle? Ken Williams built his print business over several decades before selling out 20 years ago and buying the boutique Tarcoola Stud on the Mornington peninsula. He went from a... Read More