Trelawney Train

Between last Thursday and Saturday, 22 stakes races were scheduled to be run in Australasia. Weather intervened in Queensland reducing the count to 20 and what a mixed bag they were. On Saturday, New Zealand was represented by two stakes winners at Caulfield and one at Rosehill. However, of the three stakes run at home,... Read More

NZB pushes case for Karaka hotel to be used as bubble for Australian buyers

New Zealand Bloodstock has put a proposal to the government which would allow Australian buyers to attend next year’s Karaka Yearling Sale by effectively completing their isolation period in a bubble at the company’s soon-to-be opened on-site hotel. Andrew Seabrook, the company’s managing director, yesterday outlined a plan which had been put to New Zealand... Read More

Minister endorses welfare report in ‘great win’ for thoroughbred industry

Government’s agricultural minister David Littleproud urges states and territories to implement TAWWG recommendations The Australian racing and breeding industry’s concerted push to tackle the issue of thoroughbred welfare won an important endorsement yesterday, just hours after the release of an independent report outlining how significant initiatives could be introduced to force genuine change and provide... Read More

Dubois’ Flotus out to become one of Tattersalls’ first ladies

Australian-based breeder, owner and trainer Jean Dubois will see his stakes-winning, Group 1-placed two-year-old Flotus (Starspangledbanner) head through the Tattersalls sale ring today. The filly, who won the Ripon Champion Two-Years-Old Trophy Stakes (Listed, 6f) and followed with a second in the Cheveley Park Stakes (Gr 1, 6f) at Newmarket, was signed for by French... Read More

Rosemont in double swoop on opening day of Tattersalls Mare Sale

Victoria’s Rosemont Stud again made their presence felt at an international auction when they swooped early to purchase two mares during yesterday’s opening session of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale.  Both mares were bought in conjunction with Tweenhills Stud principal David Redvers, and both fetched a price tag of 110,000 gns (approx. AU$215,720). With international... Read More

13 for Highland Reel

New winners Highland Reel (pictured) – Swettenham Stud resident Highland Reel (Galileo), enjoyed a good day when the Roger Teal-trained Dancing Reel (2 c ex Poisson D’Or by Cape Cross) made a winning debut over seven furlongs at Kempton on Thursday and in doing so became the stallion’s 12th first-crop winner. The two-year-old colt ran... Read More