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Deep Field colt ready for Gold Nugget challenge in bid for Magic Millions berth

Speedster Verbal Assault (Deep Field) has the class to take a quantum leap towards a Magic Millions berth by winning the $125,000 Gold Nugget (1100m) at the Gold Coast today. That is the firm belief of country NSW trainer Matt Dunn, who has meticulously mapped out Verbal Assault’s campaign to culminate with the $2 million... Read More

Aim and Gotta Kiss make strong Millions claims

Two highly contrasting contenders yesterday staked their claim, within minutes of each other, for the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (RL, 1200m) on January 11, while another firmed dramatically for the coveted juvenile prize at the Gold Coast, despite not competing. Co-trainers Peter and Paul Snowden, whose resume includes no fewer than six winners... Read More

Vinery says farewell to More Than Ready, a stallion who built the Hunter Valley stud

Champion sire heads back to US after 19 consecutive shuttle seasons to Australia Remarkable stallion More Than Ready (Southern Halo) left the Hunter Valley at 4am yesterday for the 19th and final time bound for WinStar Farm in Kentucky on a charter flight, leaving a long-lasting legacy on the Australasian thoroughbred. The Vinery Stud mainstay... Read More

Bumper Premier catalogue released as Victorian sale sticks with March date

Three-day Inglis sale scheduled as big-ticket stallions have strong representation Inglis has remained steadfast in maintaining the March date for its Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale in 2020 despite a push earlier in the year from certain sections of the industry for the Victorian auction to be brought forward. There had been calls from a selection... Read More

Prize-money boost will see two Royal Ascot races worth £1 million in 2020

Royal Ascot will boast not just one but two £1 million/$1,901,970 races for the first time in 2020, with a record £8,095,000/$15,396,500 on offer across the prestigious five-day meeting. The Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Gr 1, 1m2f) (from £750,000/$1,426,480) and the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Gr 1, 6f) (from £600,000/$1,141,180), will offer seven-figure prize-money in June... Read More

Giant Aethero vies to become first three-year-old to win Hong Kong Sprint

Breeders Tyreel Stud hope the gelding can increase their mare’s impressive record Hong Kong’s latest sprint sensation Aethero (Sebring) was perhaps destined to be a giant – in every sense – of the racetrack even before his race debut at Sha Tin in April this year.  Giant he will be, in performance level as well... Read More