Angel (AUS)

O: Coolmore (MGR: T V MAGNIER) & Stonestreet Stables Llc (MGR: MS B BANKE) T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig B: Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings Llc S: Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale V: Coolmore Stud Jerry’s Plains P: Coolmore Stud $1,200,000 W: Ribblesdale The Black Type Stud 2YO Fillies Maiden Plate, 1118m, Geelong,... Read More

2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale Supplement

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Steve rates the major happenings and horses (with a slight AUS/NZ bias) of 2017

I’ve been foolish enough, previously, to question her opposition but I now accept it’s virtually irrelevant. It’s as meaningless and sacrilegious as looking for holes in Bradman’s batting average. Twenty-two straight wins (including 15 Group Ones) from 1300 metres to 2200 metres is incomparable. As to the future, I’m not sure you should be packing... Read More

Pierata earns favouritism for Magic Millions 3YO Guineas

Having now won two of the four races in the Queensland Summer Crown Series, Pierata, a close and unlucky second in another of the races, the BRC Gold Edition Plate (Listed, 1200m), will earn for connections a $500,000 bonus if he can take out the Guineas on the Magic Millions raceday. Trained in Sydney by... Read More

Steve looks at the two current stallion sensations whose offspring may well dominate the January sales

This, of course, will come as a shock to nobody.   The two stallions have probably had a greater impact on racing, in 2017, than champion Street Cry (Machiavellian) mare Winx and a thing called The Everest (1200m) – won by Snitzel’s son Redzel – rolled into one.   Like their sires before them, Redoute’s... Read More

Steve looks at the deterioration in the relationship between trainers and stewards in Victoria

This view has come to a head, in the last week, with the suspension of trainer John Sadler. It was paraphrased, on Wednesday, by RSN presenter Michael Felgate who said: “Having spoken to the ATA (Australian Trainers‘ Association) there is a feeling from their constituents that the relationship between trainers and stewards is at an... Read More