Tubba Williams departs Aquis Farm

Tony “Tubba” Williams and Aquis Farm have parted company after the experienced bloodstock industry identity held the role of chief executive of the Fung family-owned racing and breeding empire for less than a year. Williams, who returned to Australia late last year after a stint in the UK, yesterday confirmed he had left Aquis and... Read More

$1 million Into Mischief colt tops Keeneland’s day four offering

Session-topping yearling another example of Spendthrift stallion’s prowess If there has been one certainty about the Keeneland September Yearling Sale taking place in uncertain times, it’s that horses bred by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings and offspring of Spendthrift Farm’s Into Mischief (Harlan’s Holiday) are in high demand.   Those forces combined on Thursday when a striking... Read More

Encouraging signs for Vella’s Capitalist gelding

While a Deep Field colt broke new ground, two-year-olds by freshman sires catch the eye at Warwick Farm A Deep Field (Northern Meteor) colt yesterday recorded the fastest breeze-up time in Inglis Ready2Race history, but it was the performances of juveniles by first season sires Capitalist (Written Tycoon) and Shalaa (Invincible Spirit) – prepared by... Read More

Mandela’s Group 1 moment ‘overwhelming’ for Tasmanian breeder Gunn

Brother to Brunton’s stakes-winning sprinter likely to be offered at Melbourne Premier Sale Mandy Gunn admits that her trusted adviser, Blue Gum Farm’s Chris Kent, is likely to get his way with the Tasmanian breeder set to accede to his request and offer the brother to tomorrow’s Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m) contender... Read More

Keeneland September enters new realm with Book 2 session

Wednesday’s trade topped by $950,000 Uncle Mo colt The Keeneland September Yearling Sale entered a new realm and price point during Wednesday’s session that began Book 2 after a one-day break that followed the two-day Book 1 in which 14 horses were sold for seven figures. No individual broke through the $1 million mark as... Read More

The Belles of Trentham continue to flourish

Haunui Farm as the venue to present the 2020 Eight Carat New Zealand Broodmare of the Year Award (sponsored by Arion Pedigrees) was highly appropriate. This year’s winner, Meleka Belle (Iffraaj), dam of Champion racemare Melody Belle (Commands), calls Haunui Farm home, at least when she is not tripping back and forth to Australia to... Read More