It's In The Blood

I Am Me

She’s a push-button horse with a name that literally couldn’t be simpler, but amid the ups and downs of racing and breeding, I Am Me (I Am Invincible) has taken a circuitous route to potentially becoming Australia’s next sprinting superstar mare: from riches to rags, then a few more rags, but now to riches again.... Read More


We’ve all been struck by it, at various points in our lives: that sight that barges into the mind’s landscape, arresting the eye, setting the pulse thrumming a little faster. Sometimes it’s a person. For many, it’s a horse. Breeder Verna Metcalfe has been around thoroughbreds for probably more decades than she’d care to remember.... Read More

Coco Sun

Ali and Frazier. Sampras and Agassi. Redoute’s and Encosta. Amid some of sport’s greatest rivalries, the battle between the last pair has become one of the tightest, and most engrossing, Australia’s thoroughbred landscape has enjoyed. There’s one major difference, of course: the competition between Redoute’s Choice (Danehill), born in 1996, and Encosta De Lago (Fairy... Read More


They say you should never say never. But for one sire they said “never no more”. No Nay Never (Scat Daddy) came to Coolmore’s Australian base for four successive springs. He covered just over 100 mares at $11,000 (inc GST) in his first two seasons, then just short of three figures in 2018 at $19,250... Read More


Zoukerette became I Am Invincible’s latest black type winner in the Listed Tatts Life Member Stakes (1400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday, sending her sire further clear in quest of his first treble of titles: earnings, winners and stakes winners. The rising 19-year-old won his maiden general sires’ prize last season, but while taking earnings... Read More


Hunter Valley-based breeder Jo O’Gorman went to the Magic Millions broodmare sale last month and things didn’t go to plan. But so far, she’s certainly not complaining. O’Gorman, of the boutique Parsons Creek Farm in the lower Hunter best known for breeding Doomben 10,000 winner Mazu (Maurice), ventured to the Gold Coast hoping to sell... Read More