Kitchwin open their doors to the public with picturesque homestay The Barn

Kitchwin Hills Stud is set in one of the most unique parts of the Hunter Valley. Sprawling paddocks cocooned by the hills of Gundy are home to some of Australia’s best bloodstock. The Limestone-rich soils have grown winners of the Golden Slipper, The Everest, and the Melbourne Cup. It has a spiritual feel and now... Read More

A November to remember

November, the last month of spring, has been massive for Rich Hill Stud, whose stallions are in huge demand – and for good reason. Their month began on Melbourne Cup day when Defibrillate (Shocking) returned from a successful Australian campaign to land the Balmerino Stakes (Gr 3, 2050m) at Pukekohe. By the same sire, Hezashocka... Read More

Cambridge Stud aiming high with Tattersalls purchase

Brendan and Jo Lindsay’s Cambridge Stud went to 100,000gns (approx. AU$188,800) with Group race success in mind for three-year-old filly Terra Mitica (Ulysses), a daughter of Cheveley Park stallion Ulysses (Galileo), as the 2022 December Mares Sale went through the gears at Tattersalls yesterday. Catalogued as Lot 1512, the filly was bought in conjunction with... Read More

Boom filly in the right Mode for maiden stakes race test

In Chinny Boom’s three race starts away from her home racecourse of Rockhampton she has been floated more than 3,300 kilometres, so her return road trip to Brisbane this week for the Mode Plate (Listed, 1200m) poses no problems for the unbeaten Central Queensland filly. The Clinton Taylor-trained Spirit Of Boom (Sequalo) three-year-old, a winner... Read More

Portelli splits juveniles to chase Golden Slipper prize-money

Trainer of last year’s winner Fireburn believes he has winning chances in Sydney and the Gold Coast Dual Golden Slipper (Gr 1, 1200m)-winning trainer Gary Portelli takes the covers off another batch of two-year-olds today, with a son of Pariah (Redoute’s Choice) and a daughter of More Than Ready (Southern Halo) key chances at Rosehill... Read More

Ethereal Star (AUS)

Ethereal Star (AUS) O: Ben Kwok, Dr H J Poczwa & Zame Partnership B: JML Bloodstock T: Andrew Forsman S: NZB Karaka Book 1 $600,000 V: Blandford Lodge P: Forsman Racing / Andrew Williams Bloodstock / Bevan Smith Bloodstock W: Challenge Stakes (Listed, 1100m), Pukekohe, November 19 Ethereal Star (Snitzel) created a big impression last... Read More