Racing News

Widden launches Group 1 winner Portland Sky on Hunter Valley roster

Antony Thompson believes Oakleigh Plate-winning son of Deep Field offers ‘terrific’ value at opening fee of $27,500   Widden Stud has unveiled its Group 1-winning sprinter Portland Sky (Deep Field), who will stand at its Hunter Valley property for an introductory fee of $27,500 (inc GST) for the upcoming breeding season. Stud principal Antony Thompson said... Read More

Maher comes up trumps with $1.5 million Inglis Easter colt by I Am Invincible

More than $66 million changes hands on day one of elite Riverside Stables auction with middle market providing the backbone of trade Ciaron Maher, Australia’s biggest trainer, came out on top on day one of the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, backing his judgement to land the “colt of the sale”, the top-priced $1.5 million... Read More

Maven Belle makes dramatic Group 1 breakthrough

Drama surrounded the finish to yesterday’s feature race at Awapuni when the final result was settled by the judicial committee after a protest was lodged by the connections of runner-up Wolverine (Tivaci) against Maven Belle (Burgundy), who had passed the post first.  The Mark Walker-trained Maven Belle led from the barrier in the Manawatu Sires’... Read More

Easter curtain opens for Longwood as Tartan Fields prepares for ‘Green Book’ farewell

Christian excited about maiden draft at blue riband Inglis auction while Esplins won’t be lost to industry This year’s Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale heralds a new chapter in the development of Victoria’s Longwood Thoroughbred Farm, while it closes the book on the blue riband auction for the Esplin family’s Tartan Fields. Michael Christian, the... Read More

Slipper winner Fireburn headlines another big day in Sydney for Laurel Oak

Laurel Oak Bloodstock is eyeing a potential Randwick bonanza today with a career-best four runners in key races, and with the hope Fireburn claims a second major to help decide the new home of his sire Rebel Dane (California Dane). Fireburn is a short favourite to add the Inglis’ Sires (Gr 1, 1400m) to her... Read More

Unwala hedges bets with colts portfolio headlined by Inglis Sires contender Warby

Hellbent juvenile to take his place on likely rain-sodden Randwick in juvenile Group 1 When agent Suman Hedge teamed up with trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace on the Gold Coast last year to buy a colt by first season sire Hellbent (I Am Invincible), fellow agent Jimmy Unwala had no hesitation in immediately taking... Read More