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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

2020 Inglis Preview Magazine released

The two-day Easter sale, to be held on April 7 and 8, features a mouth-watering number of blueblood yearlings including relations to The Autumn Sun (Redoute’s Choice), Sunlight (Zoustar), Loving Gaby (I Am Invincible), More Joyous (More Than Ready), Aethero (Sebring), Kenedna (Not A Single Doubt), Unforgotten (Fastnet Rock) and Lucia Valentina (Savabeel).  “Easter has... Read More

Phoenix fallout not expected to impact on Australian market

Sebastian Hutch believes the Australian market is robust enough to withstand the potential loss of a big-spending Phoenix Thoroughbreds at next year’s yearling sales in the wake of shock allegations the operation’s founder was involved in a money-laundering scheme. Inglis’ general manager of bloodstock sales and marketing says the auction house was keeping a close... Read More

End of an era as Lloyd Williams closes Macedon Lodge

Six-time Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) winning owner Lloyd Williams is set to leave his Macedon Lodge training establishment which has produced four Cup winners since the turn of the century. Macedon Lodge will close as a private training base for horses owned by Williams and his son Nick, and Lloyd Williams said that the... Read More

Genetic testing a small piece of O’Brien’s Melbourne Cup success

In a game where narrow margins can be career-defining and fortunes can be won and lost, every little advantage that can be obtained makes a difference. Danny O’Brien, who on Tuesday achieved the ultimate when his lightly–raced stayer Vow And Declare (Declaration Of War) fought off a horde of internationals to win the Melbourne Cup... Read More