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Spirit Of Boom gets his Group 1 as Jonker lands Manikato

Tony Gollan-trained six-year-old flies home at The Valley to break through at the top-level Spirit Of Boom (Sequalo) enjoyed his greatest moment since joining the stallion ranks when Jonker – who is from the sire’s first crop – became the stallion’s first Group 1 winner courtesy of his victory in the Manikato Stakes (Gr 1,... Read More

Snitzel’s Joyous Legend becomes a million dollar filly after Rosemont wins battle for three-year-old

Decision yet to be made on immediate future of champion More Joyous’ daughter Rosemont Stud will weigh up whether to continue the racing career of Joyous Legend (Snitzel), a stakes-placed daughter of champion eight-time Group 1-winning mare More Joyous (More Than Ready), after adding her to the Victorian farm’s ever expanding high-end thoroughbred portfolio for... Read More

Cambridge Stud’s late stallion Tavistock to the fore on Geelong’s biggest day

Tralee Rose books Melbourne Cup start as Melody Belle’s half-brother Tutukaka displays his Derby credentials The loss of stallion Tavistock (Montjeu) as a source of talented middle-distance horses was once again accentuated at Geelong yesterday with the late Cambridge Stud sire producing a legitimate Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) contender in the form of Tralee... Read More

Carricks’ Crystalised Group 1 vision reaping rewards after more than a decade in the making

Noorilim Park to take chances in Manikato Stakes with three-year-old filly Crystal Bound, a product of their $1.3 million mare Eleven years ago Noorilim Park’s Peter Carrick had a rush of blood at the Inglis Easter sale in Sydney. The Victorian businessman kept sticking up his hand as a Rich Hill Stud-offered filly by Zabeel... Read More

Dalasan holds pride of place in Cox Plate field for studmaster Hayes

Multiple Group 1-placed entire an outside chance for Saturday’s stallion-making Moonee Valley feature Sam Hayes will feel a sense of pride when Dalasan (Dalakhani), a five-year-old entire bred, owned and trained in South Australia, lines up in Saturday’s Cox Plate (Gr 1, 2040m). The Cornerstone Stud principal may not have any direct attachment to the... Read More

Beatson revelling in Derby favourites as juvenile sales near

Ohukia Lodge-consigned Inglis Ready2Race graduates Gunstock and Forgot You top betting markets for Classic  Jamie Beatson says it is ‘an exciting time’ for his Ohukia Lodge operation after Saturday’s dominant Caulfield Classic (Gr 3, 2000m) winner Gunstock (Tavistock) joined fellow Inglis Ready2Race Sale graduate Forgot You (Savabeel) at the top of betting markets for the... Read More