Week in Rowe-view

Meet the new Inglis poster boy

The Deep Field-Granny Red Shoes (Not A Single Doubt) colt who will go under the hammer as Lot 154 on day one of the upcoming Inglis Easter sale could well become the poster boy of the TBA Learning courses, an initiative announced last night and in ANZ Bloodstock News this morning. Segenhoe’s Peter O’Brien used... Read More

‘Big three’ prove their worth

The big three of Justify (Scat Daddy), Trapeze Artist (Snitzel) and The Autumn Sun (Redoute’s Choice), all current first–season sires, haven’t done anything to dampen enthusiasm for the trio’s long-term prospects at stud in my book. Last weekend it was The Autumn Sun’s turn, when his exciting daughter Autumn Ballet backed up her seven and... Read More

Studmasters may hold fire on significant service fee hikes

If they haven’t started already, it won’t be long until studmasters are deliberating and debating service fees for their respective stallion rosters. Godolphin’s Anamoe (Street Boss) is poised to be the highest-profile first season sire to go to stud in 2023 and you’d expect Coolmore’s Home Affairs (I Am Invincible) ($110,000, all fees include GST),... Read More

New SAJC project to shun racehorse training

The South Australian Jockey Club announced the successful partners in its $350 million redevelopment of Adelaide’s only metropolitan track, Morphettville, a project which management says will shore up the future of racing in the City of Churches. However, what was concerning about the lavish development, encompassing housing, retail and a community precinct, is that it... Read More

‘This is my 49th straight sale. I should have seen a psychiatrist a long time ago’

John Andrew won’t mind me calling him a veteran of the Western Australian racing and breeding industry.  After all, the Alwyn Park Stud principal has been attending and selling horses at the Perth sale, now run by Magic Millions, for 49 consecutive years. He’s bred, raised and sold plenty of good horses over the years... Read More

Meet the next big thing

Melbourne has rolled out the red carpet for the Asian Racing Conference this week and yesterday’s morning session discussion was about owners with Inglis’ Sebastian Hutch one of the guest speakers. I am not a body language expert, but what struck me about Hutch was not so much what he said, but how and where... Read More