Linebacker (NZ)

Linebacker (NZ) 2 c Super Seth – Garden Of Swans by Oasis Dream O: F W Cook, Mrs C M Cook, Finemore Thoroughbreds (Mgr: R S Finemore), D J Hines, M Angelos, Mrs C Briggs, M W Finemore, J D Melick, R J Miller, T P Ballard, T Charlton, Peake Racing (Mgr: P N Edwards),... Read More

Mungrup’s heavenly Playing God filly breaks new barriers

Mills takes shine to $625,000 sister to Bustler at Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale Agent Sheamus Mills said the $625,000 Playing God (Blackfriars) filly – the star attraction of yesterday’s Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale – could not be faulted as the potency of her sire resonated with buyers from across Australia. The tone for... Read More

Three to follow on the weekend

Bodyguard (Caulfield Race 8 #3) TRAINER: Peter and Paul Snowden RACE: Blue Diamond Stakes (Group 1, 1200m) Prominent racing tycoon James Harron can do no wrong in 2024 with a group of colts that have justified their big price tags. Of these runners, none have been more impressive than undefeated $1.6 million dollar purchase Bodyguard... Read More

Copartner Ambition and Tomodachi Kokoroe share Challenge glory

The DBS x Manulife Million Challenge ended in a tie for the second time in three seasons after Danny Shum’s Copartner Ambition (Starspangledbanner) and the David Hayes-trained  Tomodachi Kokoroe (Written Tycoon) shared series honours at Happy Valley on Wednesday. Decided on a format of 15 points for a win, six for second, four for third... Read More

How will Nine get a mass audience of casual fans and punters?

Channel Nine had been in the box seat to secure the Melbourne Cup Carnival free-to-air television broadcast rights for some time but this week the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) and Tabcorp made it official by announcing a six-year deal. With Channel Ten’s $100 million five-year deal expiring after the four days of Flemington last November,... Read More

Inter-staters head west in search of a Playing God

Recognition for Darling View sire to underpin Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale Not since Beau Sovereign (Sovereign Edition) in the 1980s has Western Australia had a sire as captivating to eastern states buyers as Playing God (Blackfriars) is now, recognition that is expected to fuel intense competition between locals and interstate investors over the next... Read More