Week in Rowe-view

What to do with NZB’s Karaka Yearling Sale

New Zealand Bloodstock’s Karaka Yearling Sale has to be all things to all people – buyers, breeders and vendors – as it is the country’s one week of the year to showcase its crop of yearlings to the market, which is predominantly international and particularly Australia. Yesterday’s ANZ front page story about Cambridge Stud and... Read More

Williams confident in Darci Brahma’s broodmare sire potential

Darci Brahma (Danehill) is a sire who arguably doesn’t receive the recognition he deserves, but The Oaks Stud’s Rick Williams is convinced perhaps the stallion’s biggest legacy will be as a broodmare sire. Already the dam sire of 2021 New Zealand 2000 Guineas winner Pier (Proisir) and stakes winners Finance Tycoon (Written Tycoon), Only Words... Read More

Racing NSW working to develop Cessnock site

Stabling in the Sydney metropolitan area is at capacity, as trainers attempting to expand their businesses and those wanting to take up the challenge of racing in Australia’s biggest city on a regular basis have nowhere to house their horses. Matthew Dunn closed his Sydney stable recently, suggesting it was unviable to maintain a presence... Read More

The magic of the cup

There’s something special about the Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m). Despite the naysayers, from within the industry and the vocal minority outside it, the cup retains much of its mystique. Sure, it might not be like it was in the so-called good old days – and the relevance to the Australian breeding industry is minimal... Read More

Shorten period between two-year-old sales to help internationals

Champion Hong Kong trainer John Moore may have bailed on his Gold Coast stable experiment earlier this year, but his nephew James Moore believes the glitter strip is the place to secure his own long-term training future. James Moore chose not to follow his father Gary, the younger brother of John, to Macau where the... Read More

Nolen back from the brink

The mild–mannered and softly spoken Tal Nolen, the veteran horseman who commands respect from buyers and his peers alike, was last year going to give away educating and consigning breeze-up horses. Fed up with Victoria’s lockdowns due to the pandemic and grieving the loss of his wife Margaret, horses were the furthest thing from his... Read More