Bumper Australian Weanling Sale catalogued

Weanlings by the likes of Frankel (Galileo), Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice), Zoustar (Northern Meteor) and Written Tycoon (Iglesia) – as well as siblings to Group 1 winners and progeny of Group 1-winning dams – feature as part of the Inglis Australian Weanling Sale catalogue. Released yesterday, a total of 447 weanlings – the largest edition of... Read More

Entain set to take over New Zealand’s TAB

TAB NZ has announced Entain, the parent company of Australian online betting brands Ladbrokes and Neds, as the preferred partner for a 25-year strategic arrangement subject to ministerial approval.  The statutory entity and sole holder of a betting licence in New Zealand, TAB NZ has faced increasing competition, rising costs and capital constraints as well... Read More

State Of Rest to stand for $44,000

Newgate Farm’s Cox Plate (Gr 1, 2040m) hero and international iron horse State Of Rest (Starspangledbanner) has had his southern hemisphere stallion fee announced at $44,000 (inc GST) A world-class racehorse who won prestigious Group 1 contests in four different countries, State Of Rest was the first horse in history to win three consecutive elite-level... Read More

New era for Racing NSW as Labor is ushered into power

‘My understanding is Peter V’landys and Minns have already met on a number of occasions’ For 12 years, Racing NSW supremo Peter V’landys has had the ear of a coalition government in NSW, coinciding with the most prosperous period in the history of the state’s thoroughbred industry. On Saturday, with the Liberal-National coalition decisively shown... Read More

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Eight for Lord Kanaloa Lord Kanaloa (King Kamehameha) earned an eighth individual elite-level winner when his son First Force (7 h ex Rush Life by Sakura Bakushin O) won yesterday’s Takamatsunomiya Kinen (Gr 1,  1200m) at Chukyo. Trained by Masayuki Nishimura, the seven-year-old won at odds of 31-1 in defeating four-year-old filly Namura Clair (Mikki... Read More

James Cummings: racing’s new $150 million man

There was a serendipity about James Cummings’ first Australian Cup win on Saturday, as Godolphin Australia’s head trainer continues to build on a phenomenally successful season, and career. On July 8, 2017, James Cummings, carrying arguably the most famous surname in Australian racing, stepped into the biggest shoes in the country. Aged just 29, he... Read More