It's In The Blood


In racing and breeding, sometimes champagne and caviar can come disguised as flat beer and sardines, with one person’s poison morphing into another person’s meat.  In 2013, Gai Waterhouse and James Harron Bloodstock shelled out half a million dollars for a well-bred yearling – by Fastnet Rock out of Legally Bay.  She was a bay,... Read More


We all know the definition of insanity as stated by Albert Einstein: Doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results.  Yet with all due respect to the man, mentioned in dispatches as being no midweek maiden above the shoulders, doing the same thing repeatedly and seeing the same result isn’t necessarily a... Read More

Twilight Payment

It can take a lifetime to win a Melbourne Cup, and then they come along all at once.  Teofilo, the seemingly unstoppable son of Galileo, deepened his growing impact on world racing when Twilight Payment earned his sire a second Cup victory in three years on Tuesday, after the win of Cross Counter in 2018. ... Read More

Cherry Tortoni

They say some have greatness thrust upon them. Perhaps others have it forced upon them – by old fashioned economic reality. They also say too many sweets are bad for you, but in the case of whisking up this pedigree, you could say oodles was still not enough. The main highlight to be found from... Read More

Classique Legend

It took Racing To Win four-and-a-half years to earn $3.7 million in prize–money, through a stellar career in which the gelding won five Group 1s – including Randwick’s Big Mile double the year he was the nation’s champion male three-year-old.  Last Saturday at Randwick, it took Classique Legend 68-and-a-half seconds to win almost double that... Read More

Ole Kirk

The best-known link between Denmark and Australia probably comes in the form of Mary Donaldson, the former Tasmanian advertising worker who married the heir to the Danish throne and is now Crown Princess Mary. But you wonder if anyone in Denmark knows there’s an extremely formidable branch of Australian thoroughbred royalty that traces back, the... Read More