Written Tycoon crowned champion Australian sire

Yulong Stud’s recruit ends Snitzel’s four-year dominance at top of stallion premiership Written Tycoon (Iglesia), in a stud career traversing three states and 14 years, has won his maiden Australian general sires championship, ending the four-year reign of prolific rival Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice), and the first “Victorian” stallion to do so in more than 40... Read More

Darley’s homebred stallion Bernardini euthanised

Godolphin America’s former Australian shuttle stallion Bernardini (A.P. Indy) has died at the age of 18 at Jonabell Farm due to complications from laminitis. The homebred son of A.P. Indy (Seattle Slew) won six of his eight starts for Thomas Albertrani on the racetrack, including the Preakness Stakes (Gr 1, 9.5f) and Travers Stakes (7.5f)... Read More

Bruggemann making most of NT trip with Darwin Cup fancy Highly Decorated

Well-travelled gelding shooting for seven on the bounce in $200,000 Top End feature The Northern Territory might be an Australian racing outpost but its Top End carnival reaches its crescendo this weekend, culminating in the $200,000 Darwin Cup (2050m) on Monday. For South Australian trainer Nicole Bruggemann, the Darwin Cup will be the forerunner for... Read More

It Might Be You

It Might Be You (NZ) 3 f Savabeel – Tootsie by Pins O: G J Chittick B: G J Chittick T: Michael Moroney and Pam Gerard W: Te Rapa Event Centre Maiden, 1200m, July 24, Waikato Racing Club   It Might Be You (Savabeel), a three-quarter sister to the multiple Group 2 winner Ocean Emperor... Read More

Vieira backing his ‘heir apparent’ Trapeze Artist to make his mark

Owner has no regrets in retaining his Widden Stud-based stallion who enters a third covering season at $66,000 Bert Vieira rejected a $36 million offer for Trapeze Artist (Snitzel) as a stallion prospect but, two years into the sire’s stud career, he has no regrets about retaining ownership rather than cashing in on the champion... Read More

Bowness-bred Zoustar colt makes stunning late-season impression

Coolmore-owned Starman has bigger things in store after eye-catching Kensington victory In a season in which the fertile grounds of Bowness Stud has already produced Group 1-winning filly Media Award (Shamus Award) and $2.7 million mare Funstar (Adelaide), James Daly hopes the southern NSW farm has unearthed another budding high-class horse who can fly the... Read More