Industry News

Coolmore’s Magnier buys Strawberry Hill Stud farm

Coolmore is the new custodian of long-time breeder John Singleton’s renowned Strawberry Hill Stud property on the New South Wales Central Coast. Singleton, 81, made the snap decision to disperse his breeding stock, homed at Strawberry Hill Stud at Mount White at an on-property sale last month, and yesterday Tom Magnier, Coolmore Australia’s principal, was... Read More

Alma Vale team up with Kitchwin Hills

Alma Vale Thoroughbreds have announced a strategic partnership with Kitchwin Hills, with Verna Metcalfe being named as the new stud manager, effective immediately.  Kitchwin Hills’ former stud manager Mick Malone has decided to embark on a new chapter beyond the stud. Metcalfe brings a wealth of knowledge to the position with a strong reputation for... Read More

Waterhouse to be inducted into Hall Of Fame

Gai Waterhouse is set to receive racing’s highest honour when she is inducted into the Hall Of Fame later this year.  Waterhouse, who was awarded the AO (Officer of the Order of Australia) in 2021, will join an honour roll that includes the likes of her late father Tommy Smith at the Perth event in... Read More

Sharp ‘N’ Smart crowned Horse of the Year

Multiple Group 1 winner Sharp ‘N’ Smart (Redwood) was crowned Horse of the Year at the 2022-23 New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Horse of the Year Awards, in Auckland on Sunday night.  The Graeme and Debbie Rogerson-trained gelding had a standout three-year-old season, winning the Herbie Dyke Stakes (Gr 1, 2000m), New Zealand Derby (Gr 1,... Read More

Rushton Park hits the market as Johnsons take a breather

Successful breeders and vendors set for mid-career travel break after listing their 309-acre Victorian farm Victorian thoroughbred nursery Rushton Park is up for sale, with proprietors David and Kayley Johnson set to take a sabbatical after 15 years creating their perfect thoroughbred property. When the Johnsons relocated from Western Australia in 2008 and purchased the... Read More

ATR boost stakes by $3 million

Auckland Thoroughbred Racing (ATR) has confirmed that it will be contributing NZ$3,094,000 into stakes for the season as part of its annual stakes’ contribution, bringing total stakes on offer for the Club’s 2023/24 season to NZ$18,705,000.   This figure will result in stakes offered at a NZ$25,000 minimum across all of ATR’s race meetings in the... Read More