Savabeels to come under notice at Inglis Ready2Race Sale

Capitalist, Headwater, Vancouver and Deep Field also on buyers’ radar at Riverside Stables For vendors trying to read the buying bench, 2020 is more challenging than ever before but there remains growing confidence that agents and owners’ willingness to embrace an increasingly online marketplace will determine the success of today’s Inglis Ready2Race Sale. Inspections continued... Read More

Aramaayo takes Raffles Cup in a thriller

Kranji Mile (Gr 1, 1600m) winner Aramaayo (Poet’s Voice) bounced back to his brilliant best with a stirring second Group 1 success in Saturday’s S$400,000 Raffles Cup (Gr 1, 1600m). After his Kranji Mile heroics in August, Shane Baertschiger’s former Australian Group 3 Godolphin winner (Spring Stakes over 1600m at Newcastle in 2018) naturally figured... Read More

Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Yearling Sale on Par With 2019

Average and median prices in line with last year’s auction The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale conducted at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium held its own despite dealing with the ongoing pressures of Covid-19 and final numbers were close to those seen during normal circumstances. From 573 entries in a catalogue much larger than... Read More

The incomparable and individual Billy Pyers

William Bert “Billy” Pyers (1933-2004). Billy Pyers is perhaps, and certainly unfairly, best known for going to jail. Twice. His release, on the second occasion, came after a pardon from French President Georges Pompidou. Quite a tale.  However those stories – other than demonstrating just how popular he was with the French – don’t do... Read More

Hall reflects on Makybe Diva as legend recognised at Flemington

The three-time Melbourne Cup winner’s first trainer speaks to ANZ Bloodstock News from Hong Kong  Seventeen years ago this week, trainer David Hall departed Flemington with the favourite for the Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m); earlier that afternoon, Hall’s Pentastic (Pentire) had arrived in the last stride to take out the Craiglee Stakes (Gr 2,... Read More

Drama in Deauville as emerging forces land €2.5 million sibling to Sottsass

A trio of seven-figure lots changed hands at the Select Sale on Thursday Seven-figure lots came like London buses at Arqana on Thursday as, after a somewhat sticky opening session, an anxious wait for the Select Sale’s first millionaire yearling was ended when three arrived within quick succession.  Leading the way was the Dubawi (Dubai... Read More