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2 c Smart Missile – Shared Reflections by Umatilla O: Triple Crown Syndications, Mr C R Gilly, Mr R D Donnelly, Mr T Eathorne, Mrs J A Ellis, Mr J T Ellis, Campolina Pty Ltd, Mr J A Ramage, Mr R G Edge, Mr J M Saunders, Mr R E Franklin, Mr D Wilden-Constantin, Mr... Read More

Purton delivers for Cruz as Yiu and Lui stall at the Valley

Zac Purton returned a favour at Happy Valley late on Wednesday night to keep Tony Cruz in the frame for the champion trainer title. With front-runner Ricky Yiu enduring an evening of misfortune and his closest pursuer Francis Lui forced to settle for a pair of seconds, third-placed Cruz closed the gap when Purton steered... Read More

Market holds up as buyers play it safe with search for quality over quantity

Six-figure son of champion sire Exceed’s expectations for Middlebrook at Inglis Weanling Sale The doom and gloom pervading the wider economy was certainly not replicated at the Inglis Australian Weanling Sale yesterday, as the company continued its return to live auctions in the Covid-19 era with the marketplace once again demonstrating its remarkable resilience in... Read More

Value to the fore in English carnivals

Prize-money aside, there’s a myriad of reasons why English racing – so wonderfully showcased to southern hemisphere insomniacs in recent weeks – is intrinsically beautiful.  On top of the list is that the majority of races are run at a strong, rolling gallop which allows the contest to unfold and the best to often prevail.... Read More

First crop sires to the fore in Inglis Australian Weanling Sale

It has been said that we need just three things in life: Someone to love, something to do and something to look forward to. (What about something to eat?) The third ‘something’, something to look forward to, certainly applies to thoroughbred racing and breeding. We are always looking forward to the next season, the next... Read More

New Zealand agents receive last-minute go-ahead to attend Magic Millions sale

New Zealand agents Paul Willetts and Bevan Smith jetted into Australia yesterday, after receiving a last-minute lifeline from the Australian government to allow them to attend the Magic Millions Gold Coast National Sale later this month. After initially having their travel exemptions rejected by the Australian Department of Home Affairs, as revealed in ANZ Bloodstock... Read More