Williamson’s Playing God prophecy

Star Western Australian stallion delivers on Perth racing’s biggest day When Gray Williamson handed over the stud duties of Playing God (Blackfriars) to fellow Western Australian farm Darling View Thoroughbreds, he told Brent Atwell that the horse would set him up. In the almost four years since that conversation in the winter of 2020, Playing... Read More

Alpine Star and Alpha Centauri sell for record sums as Coolmore splash jaw-dropping €19m on Niarchos mares

What unfolded at Goffs on Friday evening will be talked about for years to come. Group 1-winning siblings Alpha Centauri (Mastercraftsman) and Alpine Star (Sea The Moon) sold for €6 million (Approx. AU$9.98 million) apiece, equalling the record price for a thoroughbred at an Irish public auction not once but twice.  The event was, quite... Read More

The Parnhams land their first Railway as Bustler dazzles in the Group 1

Brilliant day for Darling View Thoroughbreds with Playing God chalking up stakes double By Lydia Symonds Neville Parnham, his son Steven and his former stable star, Playing God (Blackfriars), celebrated a day at Ascot that will live long in the memory, as they teamed up to win the WA Guineas (Gr 2, 1600m) and Western... Read More

Railway Stakes hope Alsephina out to give Star Turn a second Group 1 winner

WA runners could hold an advantage over their rivals from the eastern states as temperatures rocket in Perth Sun-seeking trainers-turned-breeders Carolyn and Michael Grant are hoping their patience with a delicate broodmare is rewarded when another western leading lady – Alsephina (Star Turn) – seeks a second elite-level win for her sire as the heat... Read More

Teetan, Ho and Hewitson claim International Jockeys’ Championship berths

Karis Teetan, Vincent Ho and Lyle Hewitson will compete in the International Jockeys’ Championship (IJC) on December 6 after the trio secured the final three places in the series at Happy Valley on Wednesday.  In the absence of injured Hugh Bowman (21 wins), Teetan (20) qualified as the next best-performed rider behind Zac Purton (31),... Read More

Erno’s Cube (AUS)

2 f Rubick – Long Wink by Stratum  O: T Mills, Pumpkin Island, Mr D J O’Connor, Mrs H J O’Connor, Mr D J Canny, Mr B J Kirkwood, The Second Coming, Skob Dog 1, Skob Dog 2, Mr G Mulcahy B: Daleigh Park Livestock T: Ciaron Maher and David Eustace S: Magic Millions Gold... Read More