Morton double-handed in Winterbottom

Dan Morton has the glint of gold in his eyes as he seeks to get his hands on some of the added riches to be won at Western Australia’s revamped The Pinnacles carnival, principally via tomorrow’s Winterbottom Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) at Ascot. Elite Street (Street Boss), the winner of the 2020 Winterbottom and third... Read More

Race fillies to be in demand at Tattersalls December Mare Sale

Northern hemisphere breeding stock sale begins next week with new Sceptre Sessions to be held on Tuesday Buyers perusing the Tattersalls December Mare Sale catalogue this year will notice a colourful difference to its pages, with the auction house sprucing up the sale’s structure with the introduction of Sceptre sessions to further highlight the high-end... Read More

Aussies dominate on weekend precursor to Hong Kong international races

Looking back, it was indeed quite the red-letter weekend for Australian jockeys across our neighbouring racing regions with Damian Lane, James McDonald and Mark Zahra winning the three major races, respectively, in Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Looking ahead, Lane and McDonald’s wins were two of three key precursors to Asian racing’s December 11 showpiece... Read More

Singapore industry figures applaud Turf Club’s changes

More innovation tipped to be forthcoming over the next 12 months The reintroduction of a host of feature races in Singapore next year has earned praise from industry participants who believe this week’s long-awaited initiatives are just the start of the revitalisation of the industry in the Asian country. Singapore was one of the hardest-hit... Read More

Deal done for Verry Elleegant share

After initially being passed in, a share in Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) winner Verry Elleegant (Zed) has been snapped up by one of the existing owners. A 12.5 per cent share in the 11-time Group 1 winner was offered online via Gavelhouse for almost a week, but was passed in after the final bid... Read More

Next focus

Glowing from a successful Ready to Run Sale, the next focus for the New Zealand bloodstock industry is the annual Karaka yearling sales, set for late January and early February and the Kiwis have wasted no time in adding to an already first class spring. That glow is burning bright at Rich Hill Stud whose... Read More