It's In The Blood

Oscar Zulu

Dual Group 1-winner and former Darley shuttler Epaulette (Commands) has taken up residence in his new home – Turkey – where he’ll soon start serving mares in the northern hemisphere season. Racing has had a growing presence in the former Ottoman heartland for some time now. Once viewed as a symbol of western decadence, it... Read More

Brutality (AUS)

Man plans and God laughs, and sometimes you have to laugh along with him, though perhaps not if you’re writing the cheques. In 2016, breeding giant Sir Owen Glenn parted with $140,000 for the General Nediym (Nediym) mare Star Salute, sold by Widden Stud at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale. She was from a... Read More

Marine One (AUS)

Like fathers, like sons. Among the many layers in the storied success of Written Tycoon (Iglesia), the great sire’s equal-top cross is via mares by Redoute’s Choice (Danehill), with 26 winners from 33 runners, identical to Flying Spur (Danehill). So, like going to school off a playing partner’s putt, a generation later it was with... Read More

Lady Laguna

If it was good enough for I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit), it should be good enough for one of his sons.  That in part informed Spendthrift Farm’s thinking in retiring Overshare (I Am Invincible), who they’d owned from a yearling, to stud in 2018.  So far the results have been encouraging. If you call 100... Read More

Count De Rupee

The beauty of yearling sales is they’re like the lolly display in the old corner shop: there’s something for everyone.  Japanese sires have proven a little hard to market in Australia. And many buyers might eschew lightly-framed horses, or unraced dams.  But those factors meant three big ticks for Rob Price at the Gold Coast... Read More

Lost And Running 

There’s an Italian stallion – in both the literal and the Hollywood sense – who they call Magnum, and who’s been shooting up a storm of late, also in more ways than one.  Per Incanto, with a nickname drawn from the initials PI, is boosting two often overlooked thoroughbred regions: Italy, where the sprinter began... Read More