Leneva Park backs Deep Field’s son Aysar and Lindsay Park’s next generation

Group 1 spring goals for former Shadwell-owned four-year-old entire with Hayes siblings at the helm Group 1-placed entire Aysar (Deep Field) will retire to Leneva Park next year, but not before the Lindsay Park-trained four-year-old with a deep pedigree is given his chance to win a race at the highest level during the Melbourne spring... Read More

Stallion Watch

New first season sire winners Caravaggio Aswan (2 c ex Spring Garden by Fastnet Rock) found plenty late in the day to take the Goodwood Racecourse Patrons Nursery Handicap (7f) on Thursday. The Simon and Ed Crisford-trained first foal by Fastnet Rock (Danehill) mare Spring Garden travelled well into the race on the outside of... Read More

Cheong not going down without a fight

Sio Cheong signaled a warning to Stanley Chin that the Trainers’ Championship is by no means over with a double on the weekend taking him within four winners of Chin, with the score now reading 41 to 37. With just six racedays remaining, Chin is still in a strong position and it will not be... Read More

El Roca on fire

One way to fire up broodmare owners, who have yet to finalise their matings, is to keep firing out winners. Westbury Stud’s El Roca (Fastnet Rock) is doing exactly that, with his progeny on Saturday capping a grand month. There were two stakes races to end the season, the Ryder Stakes (Listed, 1200m) at Otaki... Read More

Te Akau’s big guns to step out at Ellerslie barrier trials

New Zealand thoroughbred empire Te Akau Racing is fresh off another dominant season in which the all-powerful tangerine won a quarter of all stakes races run in the country and more than ten per cent of all prize-money on offer in 2020-21. And the sheer depth of talent of the Matamata stable, which has 100... Read More

Covid-19 forces Hunter Valley stallion parades to go virtual again

The ever popular on-farm stallion parades scheduled to take place this month in the Hunter Valley have been forced to go virtual once again due to the widening impact of Covid-19 in NSW and the subsequent state government protocols that are now in place. The Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders Association (HTBA) confirmed the decision yesterday which... Read More