It's In The Blood


Ever had that dream where you’re getting around in public feeling pretty damn good and then you look down and suddenly realise you’re stark naked?  That may be something like how Dale Miller felt at the Inglis Select Yearling Sale in Scone in 2015. The Wauchope businessman had gone seeking to take a more forward... Read More


Willowy will set out to repair a tough couple of weeks for Godolphin three-year-olds and become the latest headline act for her super-producing dam and a highly successful female line in today’s VRC Oaks at Flemington.  She will also be looking to provide her sire Kermadec a follow-up Group 1 winner – after triple top-level... Read More


Semillion became just the latest stakes winner from probably the strongest female family in the Australian stud book in taking Saturday’s $400,000 Inglis Banner (RL, 1000m) at Moonee Valley.  Bred by Victorian titan Rob Crabtree, the three-year-old is another product of the Scandinavia (Snippets) line which hatched Black Caviar (Bel Esprit), All Too Hard (Casino... Read More

Extreme Flight

There are such ballistic stats going on in the parentage of Extreme Flight, you can almost hear them crackling.  Just as you could imagine hearing those parents swapping boasts, like a couple of boxers at a pre-fight weigh-in.  In the red corner, with gold stars, there’s Extreme Choice (Not A Single Doubt). The sire who,... Read More


There can be few more potent pedigrees in Australian racing at present than that of Hilal, who broke through for black-type success with a slashing win in Saturday’s Stan Fox Stakes (Gr 2, 1500m) at Randwick.  The Team Hawkes-trained colt is from one of Emirates Park’s strongest female families – one which has spawned such... Read More

Get In The Spirit

There’s a line from an American author named Jack Kornfield – not coincidentally a Buddhist practitioner – that says to let go and move on means we release “the clingings and disappointments of the past that bind our spirit”.  Surely there can’t be a more apt setting for that than racing and breeding, where ifs,... Read More