Racing News

Turn Me Loose’s juvenile filly too slick in Sistema Stakes

The retiring Murray Baker and his training partner Andrew Forsman provided a toast to the past and a glimpse to the future after lightly raced filly Lickety Split (Turn Me Loose) upstaged her more fancied rivals in yesterday’s Sistema Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) in New Zealand. Hall Of Fame trainer Baker will bring his long... Read More

Back-to-back stakes wins for Barb

The Jerome Hunter-trained Barb Raider (3 f Rebel Raider – Graebarb by Host) recorded successive stakes-race victories when she produced a career-best performance to win the Kewney Stakes (Gr 2, 1600m) at Flemington yesterday. Last seen winning the The Vanity (Gr 3, 1400m), the three-year-old bravely fought off the late challenge of Kevin Hayes Stakes... Read More

US celebrations once more in Coolmore Classic

The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Lighthouse (5 m Mizzen Mast – More Hoping by North Light) became the second US import in three years to claim the Coolmore Classic (Gr 1, 1500m) for the fillies and mares when the gallant five-year-old galloped clear of her rivals in yesterday’s feature at Rosehill.  Lighthouse, owned by... Read More

New Zealand-breds enjoy dream day in Australia

History will tell you that New Zealand-breds are famed for their staying power, sought for their Classic generation potency, while their precocious antipodean cousins from across the Tasman are better known for their early, sprinting prowess. But yesterday, New Zealand breeders celebrated both a $101 boilover in one of Australia’s most iconic sprints and a... Read More

New Zealand Bloodstock banks on trend of increased demand continuing at Karaka

Kiwi-bred racecourse success another factor in auction house’s renewed optimism ahead of sale which begins today The booming demand experienced in the Australian yearling market so far this year is expected to flow into this week’s New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Yearling Sale, an extravaganza showcasing the country’s finest young thoroughbreds, as Kiwi-bred horses enjoy sustained... Read More

Seven Veils tears up script in Reisling

The Mark Newnham-trained Seven Veils (2 f Shalaa – Mesmereyeser by Redoute’s Choice) burst a couple of high-profile bubbles when scooting clear in the Reisling Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) at Randwick yesterday. Going off at $7.50, the Kerrin McEvoy-ridden filly had been expected by many to play second fiddle to at least one of the... Read More