Racing News

Asterix delivers Derby double for O’Sullivan and Scott

Twelve months after living up to expectations with a New Zealand Derby (Gr 1, 2400m) favourite, Matamata trainers Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott went back-to-back with a very different kind of triumph at Ellerslie yesterday. In contrast to their 2021 Derby hero Rocket Spade (Fastnet Rock), who went into the Classic as $4 favourite with... Read More

Studs get chance to put hand up for Savabeel’s dual Group 1-winning son Mo’unga

Magic Millions to handle negotiations for Fung’s George Ryder-bound four-year-old  Dual Group 1 winner Mo’unga (Savabeel) is expected to command interest from stallion investors from all the major breeding regions in Australasia and possibly even further afield as the owners of the highly–talented entire look to find him a home at stud for next season.   ... Read More

A $675,000 Written Tycoon colt stands alone on bumper opening day at Inglis Premier

Spread of buyers and depth of market sets new record for Melbourne yearling sale  The Written Tycoon (Iglesia) half-brother and final sibling to Group 1-winning sprinter The Quarterback (Street Boss), who sold for a day one high of $675,000 in the last half an hour of a record Inglis Premier Yearling Sale session yesterday, will... Read More

Japan’s stars shine brightly on rich Riyadh raceday

It may have hosted the world’s richest race ever staged, but the shock victory of Emblem Road (4 h Quality Road – Venturini by Berardini) in yesterday’s Saudi Cup (Gr 1, 1800m), worth a cool US$10 million (approx. AUS$13.85m) to the winner, played second fiddle to the exploits of the Japanese raiders who completed a... Read More

Hinged a Worthy winner of Surround Stakes

Among what was widely considered to be one of the best first season sire crops in recent times, Clear Mountain Fairview resident Worthy Cause (Choisir) may not have hit the Golden Slipper-winning headlines of Extreme Choice (Not A Single Doubt), nor that of the four juvenile stakes winners of another first-crop stallion Capitalist (Written Tycoon)... Read More

Marabi new queen of sprint ranks

Marabi (I Am Invincible) stamped herself as the queen of Australia’s sprinting ranks yesterday, landing her first top-level race in the Oakleigh Plate (Gr 1, 1100m) and in doing so put herself firmly in the mix for the Newmarket Handicap (Gr 1, 1200m) at Flemington in two weeks. Only once since the race’s inception in... Read More