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Prowess (AUS)

Prowess (AUS) 2 f Proisir – Donna Marie by Don Eduardo O: D & J Skipper, C Skipper, A Skipper & M Schlooz T: Roger James and Robert Wellwood S: NZB Karaka Sale Book 1, 2021, $230,000 V: Hallmark Stud Buyer P: Roger James and Robert Wellwood W: Racehorse Owners Association 2YO, 1200m, Wanganui, April... Read More

Jungle Magnate

It’s well known how success in breeding hinges on family connections. And now some such linkages – of the human kind – have led over several decades to a new stakes winner, in Adelaide last weekend. Around 1980, then-emerging breeder David Hains looked north, way north, and imported the Danish Oaks winner Love Song (Warpath),... Read More

Up and up for Toronado after first stakes winner in Hong Kong

Swettenham Stud stallion Toronado (High Chaparral) broke through for a milestone first stakes success in Hong Kong on Sunday when the Caspar Fownes-trained Senor Toba further franked the form of this year’s four-year-old Classic generation with victory in the Queen Mother Memorial Cup (Gr 3, 2400m) at Sha Tin. A fast-finishing fourth in the Hong... Read More

Bowman endorses Warrnambool May Carnival – Dunseath creates history

It would be gilding the lily to suggest that Hugh Bowman’s working holiday trek to the annual Warrnambool carnival has made it any grander. However, the appearance of the man who is arguably Australia’s most decorated current jockey given his international success which complements a domestic Group 1 winners tally second only to Damien Oliver,... Read More

‘To have a Hall of Famer go on and win a sire’s championship would be really special. It would be my proudest achievement’

Regal and beautiful. So You Think (High Chaparral) lived up to his very good looks on the racetrack. During the peak of his prowess, the ten-time Group 1 winner was the pin-up horse of Australian racing. Pictures of him staring through the gloriously thick forelock of his handsome head regularly adorned the front covers of... Read More

Four for Hellbent

New winners Hellbent – Luna Rocks (2 f ex Fimatino by Not A Single Doubt) provided Yarraman Park Stud stallion Hellbent (I Am Invincible) with his fourth individual winner when she produced an eye-catching display in a two-year-old handicap (1100m) at Warwick Farm on Wednesday. The Richard and Will Freedman-trained juvenile had previously finished second... Read More