Seasons (AUS) 3 f Sebring – Acouplamas by Al Maher

Seasons had shown plenty of promise with a pair of seconds at her first two outings and broke through for a promising first win this week. She began well and was settled in third place under Tim Clark, tracking the leaders, before moving up to the front on straightening. She then went on to score... Read More

Youngstar truly bred for Oaks success

Ridden by Kerrin McEvoy, Youngstar had to overcome difficulties apart from the rain affected going but the Chris Waller-trained filly was still able to finish strongly for a narrow victory, her fourth in a row from only seven starts. Youngstar defeated Another Dollar (Ocean Park) by a nose with Sheezdashing (Myboycharlie) just a half-head further... Read More

European rivals no match for brilliant Merchant Navy

Thus, I was switching the phone on and hoping for internet connection before the wheels had touched the tarmac at Bandaranaike International Airport. Of course he’d won as predicted, at the risk of being a smarty pants, in my latest travel instalment (column). Thus, (although I’m not sure my year ten English teacher or John... Read More

European Classic results are still refusing to follow the script

A son of Aquis Farm shuttle stallion Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill), the Ken Condon-trained Romanised produced a vastly-improved performance on his first start over 1600 metres, running last at halfway but seeing the trip out really strongly to overhaul long-time leader and Poule d’Essai des Poulains (Gr 1, 1600m) fifth US Navy Flag (War Front)... Read More

Silvestros’ post impressive British win with intriguing filly

Heart Of Grace, a 2015 Heart’s Cry filly, won her 2000 metre maiden on debut in impressive fashion. She was purchased by agent Justin Bahen (Bahen Bloodstock), on behalf of the father and son owner-breeders, at the 2016 Hokkaido Select Yearling sales. Thus it has been quite a journey for the Silvestros and, indeed, the... Read More

Sectional Times suggest Vega Magic’s defeat was not as disappointing as it may have appeared

Starting $4.00 favourite in the large 20-horse field to repeat his victory in last year’s Goodwood, Vega Magic was having his first start since November and was resuming with top weight (59kg) from a difficult barrier (14). With leading jockey Damien Oliver in the saddle, Vega Magic began well but caught three wide outside the... Read More