Stallion Watch

Two for Alpine Eagle

New First Season Sire winners Alpine Eagle Armidale Stud stallion Alpine Eagle (High Chaparral) brought up a second individual first-crop winner when Verbano (2 f ex Euston Road by Time Thief) won the 2YO Handicap (1100m) at Hobart on Sunday. Sent off the least fancied of the three Scott Brunton-trained runners, $21 chance Verbano defeated... Read More

Second for Air Force Blue

New first season sire winners Air Force Blue (pictured) Coolmore’s Air Force Blue (War Front) landed a second winner from his one and only southern hemisphere crop as Forceful Matilda (2 f ex Matilda’s Dance by Danehill Dancer) recorded a two-and-a-half-length win at Toowoomba in the two- and three-year-old maiden over 1200 metres. The filly... Read More

Four for American Pharoah

New first season sire winners American Pharoah (pictured) American Pharoah (Pioneerof The Nile) had his fourth individual winner in Australia as a sire when Asteroidea (2 f ex Starfish by Redoute’s Choice) took the McDonalds Gippsland Maiden (1100m) at Sale on Friday. The Michael Moroney-trained filly returned the $2 favourite for her debut under Patrick... Read More

Seven for Churchill

New first season sire winners Churchill (pictured) Coolmore’s Churchill (Galileo) landed three new winners last week, bringing up individual winners number five, six and seven for the shuttle stallion. Building on Once Upon A River’s (2 c ex Cassandra Go by Indian Ridge) success at Roscommon on Tuesday, the Johnny Murtagh-trained filly Ladies Church (2... Read More

Stallion Watch

New first season sire winners Alpine Eagle Armidale Stud’s Alpine Eagle (High Chaparral) got off the mark with a first winner on Sunday, and did so in some style, as Alpine Wolf (2 g ex Copper Dancer by West Quest) cruised to a four-length win at Devonport. The Mark Ganderton-trained juvenile was making his debut... Read More

Stallion Watch

New first season sire winners Astern Asherla (2 f ex Heritage Lane by Charge Forward) showed superior speed to win her maiden at start four against older horses over 1000 metres at Kempsey on Sunday to become the tenth first crop winner for her Darley sire Astern (Medaglia d’Oro), and eighth in Australia. Trained by... Read More