Racing News

Black Soil plotting more juvenile success in Queensland

Fresh off the back of Nettuno’s milestone Group 3 win at the Gold Coast the fledgling breeding and racing operation have high hopes for Bezique Black Soil Bloodstock, the fledgling Darling Downs-based breeding and racing operation headed by former Rugby League star Brian Siemsen, will target more juvenile stakes success this season when filly Bezique... Read More

Magic Mazu leads shining day for Arrowfield duo

Maurice’s Everest-bound son wins Doomben 10,000 while Pariah earns maiden first-crop stakes success in Queensland Maurice’s (Screen Hero) rapidly-rising sprinter son Mazu took another giant leap towards the top echelons of the Australian sprinting division with a tough victory in yesterday’s Doomben 10,000 (Gr 1, 1200m), as Arrowfield Stud celebrated a jubilant day in rain-soaked... Read More

Verry Elleegant to join Francis Graffard for Europe campaign

Melbourne Cup winner Verry Elleegant (Zed) will join Francis Graffard in France with connections planning an ambitious European campaign which could include running in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Gr 1, 2400m). In a statement released by the 11-time Group 1 winner’s trainer Chris Waller, Verry Elleegant’s ownership group said: “Being part of a... Read More

Pierata leads Aquis roster as stud confirms 17-stallion line-up for 2022 season

Brave Smash, Lean Mean Machine and The Mission all earn increases as Canungra-based operation release fees  Aquis Farm is in the most exciting phase since its founding, according to sales director Jonathan Davies, with the Queensland-based stud preparing for its seventh year through the release of a 17-stallion roster yesterday. Davies, who has been with... Read More

Moodie and Hardwick’s Hesket Thoroughbreds takes up Spendthrift Australia offering

Stallions Dirty Work and Overshare to stand at Widden Victoria after deal completed Long-time Victorian owner and breeder David Moodie’s Hesket Bloodstock has purchased Spendthrift Australia in a deal encompassing the property, stallions and a selection of racehorses more than four months after its US owner made the bombshell Christmas-New Year announcement to cease its... Read More

World is Australasian-owned State Of Rest’s oyster after Prix Ganay victory

Newgate Farm’s Henry Field admits State Of Rest (Starspangledbanner), who in the early hours of Monday morning (Australian time) won his third Group 1 race with a victory in the Prix Ganay (Gr 1, 2100m) in France, doesn’t fit his standard criteria as a stallion prospect but the entire’s Cox Plate (Gr 1, 2040m) victory... Read More