Steve’s Travel Diary- PART TWO

It’s a pleasant winter’s afternoon – the weather akin to that of Sydney – as ‘we’ venture to the races on Saturday 1 July in Buenos Aires. The two cities are of similar latitude and climate. However, the capital of Argentina feels more like Melbourne to this Melbournian and the track at Palermo is –... Read More

Zarak the latest star for the Aga Khan

The long list of notables includes three of the most influential sires of the 20th century, Nasrullah (Nearco), Royal Charger (Nearco) and Mahmoud (Blenheim), all tracing back to the famous “flying filly” Mumtaz Mahal (The Tetrarch) who was purchased as a yearling by the grandfather of the present Aga Khan in 1923. As a breeding... Read More

Steve’s Travel Diary – PART ONE

PART ONE of Steve’s occasional July travel diary which he hopes will lead him to Del Mar on 22 July which is the date and venue of Arrogate’s (Unbridled’s Song) expected return to the track. I eschewed Royal Ascot this year. For all its wonder, I’ve done it often enough. Instead I boarded a Santiago... Read More

Siege Of Quebec (AUS)

O: Coolmore (Mgr: Mrs S Magnier), Nordic Racing And Breeding (Mgr: M J Jooste), Mrs B C Bateman, Sir P & Lady J A Hogan, Emirates Park (Mgr: N A H Lootah), Mrs S M Montague, Geraghty Bloodstock Pty Ltd (Mgr: M W Geraghty), G1g Racing & Breeding T: Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott B:... Read More

Royal Symphony’s Fast Sectional Times Confirm He Is A Quality Colt With A Bright Future

After an easy win on debut in a Two-Year-Old Maiden Plate (1200m) at Pakenham on 25 May, Royal Symphony advanced to city class in impressive fashion in the Gippsland Region Two-Year-Old Handicap (1400m). Dwayne Dunn rode the colt quietly from barrier nine and remained last in the 12-horse field before going widest of all on... Read More

Unbeaten Caravaggio May Run In The Everest

The grey colt beat the Godolphin pair Harry Angel (Dark Angel) and Blue Point (Shamardal) by three quarters of a length and a half length to register a time of 1:13.49 on a track rated good to firm. It is now likely that Caravaggio will travel to Sydney to contest the inaugural running of the... Read More