High drama as Kintyre handed Frank Packer Plate win

He had to do it the very hard way, but Kintyre (Hallowed Crown) finally joined his half-sister and fellow Gary Portelli-trained galloper Fireburn (Rebel Dane) as a stakes-winner with a protest victory in Saturday’s Frank Packer Plate (Gr 3, 2000m) at Randwick. The second foal of Newcastle maiden winner Mull Over (So You Think), a... Read More

Konasana continues Dundeel’s fine autumn

Debbie Kepitis’s busy autumn continued when her homebred Konasana (Dundeel) became the latest stakes-winner for her powerhouse sire, Dundeel (High Chaparral), with an upset victory in Saturday’s James Carr Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m) at Randwick. On day one of Randwick’s carnival two weeks ago, Kepitis celebrated as almost $1.3 million came into the coffers of... Read More

Second Group 1 for Magic Time in All Aged Stakes

Seasoned breeder John Muir’s sentimental side – and his good eye for a horse – paid more handsome dividends when his outstanding mare Magic Time (Hellbent) won her second top-flight win in Saturday’s All Aged Stakes (Gr 1, 1400m) at Randwick. Last November, the Grahame Begg-trained mare raised Yarraman sire Hellbent’s (I Am Invincible) first... Read More

TOO DARN GOOD!

Celebrations flow as Broadsiding becomes first southern hemisphere-bred Group 1 winner for Darley’s exciting shuttle stallion Too Darn Hot Booming Darley shuttler Too Darn Hot (Dubawi) racked up his second Group 1 winner from his first global crop when Godolphin’s Broadsiding ploughed through the Randwick mud to win Saturday’s Champagne Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m). Ridden... Read More

US$550,000 colt by ‘on fire’ Nyquist heads OBS Spring Sale trade

Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company saved the best for last during the third session of its Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training on Thursday. A colt by Nyquist (Uncle Mo) (hip 891) consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent, and one of the last horses through the ring, sold for US$550,000 (approx. AU$858,000) to Donato Lanni, agent for... Read More

Godolphin announce death of champion Lonhro

Godolphin have announced the death of their champion racehorse and stallion Lonhro (Octagonal) at the age of 25. Having been pensioned at Darley’s Kelvinside in the Hunter Valley just last year, Godolphin confirmed on Friday afternoon that the son of Octagonal (Zabeel) had died on that property. “Lonhro had a huge and well-earned following, and... Read More