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Four for Midnight Lute Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms mainstay Midnight Lute (Real Quiet) registered his fourth individual Grade 1 winner on Monday when Keeper Ofthe Stars (4 m ex Sociable by Run Away And Hide) caused a minor upset in the Gamely Stakes (Gr 1, 9f) on the Santa Anita turf. Settling handy, Keeper Ofthestars sprinted strongly upon straightening and raced clear for a length and a quarter success over late-rallying Bodhicitta (Showcasing) with Mucho Unusual (Mucho Macho Man) a further nos... Read More

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JRHA Select Sale catalogue released The catalogue for Japan’s premier yearling and foal auction, the JRHA Select Sale, has been released with 240 yearlings and 200 foals to go under the hammer in mid-July. Among the yearlings on offer are youngsters out of former Australian and New Zealand mares Absolutely (Redoute’s Choice), Kirramosa (Alamosa), Lumosty (Fastnet Rock) and More Than Sacred (More Than Ready), while Kirramosa’s foal by Lord Kanaloa (King Kamehameha) will be sold, along wi... Read More

Australia Latest

Arrowfield online weanling sale ends A colt by Dundeel (High Chaparral) out of Redoute’s Choice (Danehill) mare Redoute’s Fever has topped the Online Arrowfield Weanling Sale on bloodstockauction.com. Catalogued as Lot 49, the colt is a half-brother to four-time winner Almighty Charge (Charge Forward) and sold for $45,650. To view the full results of the sale, click here.    Yarradale announces 2020 fees Former Singapore champion Gingerbread Man (Shamardal) has joined the s... Read More

New Zealand Latest

Job losses at RITA The Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) yesterday announced that 230 roles, including 150 permanent jobs, would be cut as a result of the impact of Covid-19, about 30 per cent of their workforce. RITA executive chair Dean McKenzie said that, while the decision was a difficult one, there was no alternative with TAB monthly revenue almost 50 per cent below expectations and customer numbers down more than 35 percent. “There are incredibly talented, experienced and commi... Read More