Industry News

Revered Walls calls time on NZB tenure

Distinguished New Zealand thoroughbred industry leader Joe Walls has retired from his role as chairman of New Zealand Bloodstock, bringing to a close his illustrious tenure with the auction house that spanned more than five decades. Starting with the company in 1972, when it was known as Wright Stephenson’s, Walls quickly became a globally regarded... Read More

Save Rosehill group amps up pressure on ATC

A group of prominent thoroughbred industry figures have come together as one to continue to protest the proposed sell-off of major Sydney racecourse Rosehill. The Australian Turf Club last November, in concert with the Labor state government, went public with plans to potentially sell the inner western Sydney site for upwards of $5 billion and... Read More

Molly Bloom awarded NZB Filly of the Year

The Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott-trained Molly Bloom (Ace High) was crowned the New Zealand Bloodstock (NZB) Filly Of The Year Series winner.  Having won the New Zealand 1,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m), Eight Carat Classic (Gr 2, 1600m) and David & Karyn Ellis Fillies’ Classic (Gr 2, 2000m), Molly Bloom finished with 28 points. ... Read More

Fertier recognised for thoroughbred industry excellence at Stud And Stable Staff Awards

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Stud And Stable Staff Awards recognised the winners of seven categories at The Star on the Gold Coast on Wednesday. The ceremony hosted by Ally Mosley and James Tzaferis honoured the contributions of staff across the Australian thoroughbred industry with winners representing five different states, highlighting the national breadth of... Read More

Historic Segenhoe Stud put on the market

Historic Hunter Valley nursery Segenhoe Stud, a show-stopping trophy property that has a long and rich record of producing elite horses, is seeking a new custodian. After much consideration, Sydney businessman Kevin Maloney has decided to call for expressions of interest from interested parties to buy the fertile 567-hectare Segenhoe Stud, potentially marking the end... Read More

Stud and Stable Staff Awards set for big night

The Stud and Stable Staff Awards will recognise the thoroughbred racing and breeding industry’s unsung heroes for a tenth year and the Gold Coast-held event has a new venue. The 2024 SSSA night, coinciding with the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale on the Gold Coast, will be staged at The Star on Wednesday evening.  The... Read More