It's In The Blood

Lion’s Roar

The sheiks and the sultans will swing their super-sized chequebooks amidst the world’s foremost sales to attain their horseflesh. Other players in this game have to run a little more in the shadows, or box a bit more clever to land their quarry.  This is a pedigree column, so be warned, today’s subject doesn’t really... Read More


You take a Group 1-winning mare, out of a Blue Hen of a mother, and put her with a sire renowned in two hemispheres for leaving top-notch offspring.  Et voilà – you make a Golden Slipper contender, this one known as O’President. Pretty straightforward, really. If breeding is this easy, why isn’t everyone doing it?... Read More

Home Affairs

They say fortune favours the bold, but it can scarcely have smiled more outrageously than it has on Mel Copelin and Brett Cornish since a daring day out at the sales four years ago.  The Torryburn Stud duo had a white-knuckle ride in securing broodmare Miss Interiors at the Inglis Chairman’s sale of 2017, beating... Read More

Every Rose

Sometimes looks can be deceptive. But sometimes results can be too, especially when there’s a learned eye involved.  Linda Monds, who bought the famed Tyreel Stud in 2014 and became the breeder of Everest (1200m) winner Classique Legend (Not A Single Doubt), went to the Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale in 2016 to expand her breeding... Read More


Some racetrack stories are glorious from start to finish, like Black Caviar or Frankel. Others pick up off a slower start, like Phar Lap or Winx, and it can be the same at stud.  After some faltering beginnings belying his regal pedigree, Street Boss may be building into the latter category.  Last Saturday’s imperious win... Read More

Six of the best

This week we take a look at six of the more intriguing lots up for offer at next week’s Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.  Lot 103 SNITZEL – LET’S MAKE ADEAL by Red Ransom Arrowfield offers this filly brimming with tantalising nicks and boasting former champion stayer Let’s Elope (Nassipour) as her third dam. Let’s Make... Read More