Racing News

Sky’s the limit as Exceed And Excel filly shines bright in Welcome Stakes

Juvenile lights up the Riccarton track in golden week for Darley’s champion sire Enduring champion stallion Exceed And Excel (Danehill), renowned for the exploits of his two-year-olds and as an elite sire more generally, has left his mark on juvenile races in three continents in less than a week, providing another reminder about the 22-year-old’s... Read More

Auction house feeling Magic about outlook for 2023 Gold Coast Yearling Sale

Magic Millions releases ‘incredibly strong’ catalogue of stars of the future A new galaxy of racetrack stars will go under the hammer at the Magic Millions on the Gold Coast in January after the auction house yesterday released a bumper catalogue for its 2023 season-opening yearling sale, a week-long beachside thoroughbred racing extravaganza where some... Read More

Harron makes mark at Fasig-Tipton’s Night of the Stars

Emro bought with Frankel in mind as Coolmore dominates with US$7 million mare purchase James Harron was amongst the thick of the action at Fasig-Tipton’s Night of the Stars elite breeding stock sale in the US, with the Australia-based agent’s global industry view on full display, with the second and most expensive of his two... Read More

Witnessing greatness

Flightline leaves Australian participants in awe with Breeders’ Cup Classic win A throng of Australian thoroughbred industry participants have described witnessing Flightline (Tapit), a horse being compared to America’s all-time great Secretariat (Bold Ruler), as a once-in-a-generation champion after seeing first-hand his devastating US Breeders’ Cup Classic (Gr 1, 10f) victory in Kentucky yesterday. Having... Read More

Champions downed at Flemington as old favourites return to form

Zaaki, Alligator Blood and Roch ‘N’ Horse take the spoils as Nature Strip and Anamoe suffer defeat on inaugural Champions Day The narratives created from the newly formed Champions Stakes Day will shape its ongoing success, and the inaugural staging of the lucrative meeting will be remembered for the downing of champions as Nature Strip... Read More

Barber cuts down rivals to win Golden Gift

While Godolphin were thwarted in their attempts to celebrate an eighth Group 1 win for stable star Anamoe (Street Boss) in the Champions Stakes (Gr 1, 2000m) at Flemington, the royal blue silks were carried to victory by a potential star of the future in yesterday’s Golden Gift (1100m) at Rosehill.  Exceed And Excel (Danehill)... Read More