It's In The Blood

Giga Kick

A bit like 1980s ad man Victor Kiam, the literally smooth American who so loved his electric razor he bought the company, Jonathan Munz liked his mare Rekindled Applause so much he also acquired the source – her mum. Rekindled Applause (Royal Applause) arrived in Australia from Britain in January, 2006. Seven months later, the... Read More

Chain Of Lightning

Rough shod is not a phrase you’d normally want associated with your gallopers, but breeding behemoth Stuart Ramsey hopes those words are the key to exciting times ahead for unbeaten mare Chain Of Lightning (Fighting Sun). The four-year-old homebred made it four wins from four in adapting smoothly to the Flemington straight and Benchmark 84... Read More

Super One

Some stallions’ careers are more linear than others. I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit) retired having won one Group race, the D.C McKay Stakes (Gr 3, 1100m) at Morphettville, and stood for an initial $11,000 (all fees include GST). As the success started coming – he had 22 stakes winners from his first three crops –... Read More

Boogie Dancer

While most of Australia shivers through week 52 of the only season that matters, there is at least something that’s hot at the moment. His name is Sooboog. The son of Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) is approaching his sixth spring at Kitchwin Hills, where he’s had a fee drop from $13,200 (all fees inc GST) to... Read More

Master Jamie

A little like his novelist namesake, colourful horse trainer Graeme Green has a penchant for turning something out of nothing. Some 35 years ago in his then home town, the country racing hub of Grafton, needing to supplement his income from a small string of gallopers, Green saw an opportunity no one had previously spied.... Read More

Taksu

At 84, Tony McGrath knows the value of patience, and how to wait for things. For three years the breeder and real estate businessman waited at his home town of Port Douglas, far north Queensland, for Covid to do its worst in more densely populated parts before boarding a plane again. Finally, he flew to... Read More