Aramaayo takes Raffles Cup in a thriller

Kranji Mile (Gr 1, 1600m) winner Aramaayo (Poet’s Voice) bounced back to his brilliant best with a stirring second Group 1 success in Saturday’s S$400,000 Raffles Cup (Gr 1, 1600m). After his Kranji Mile heroics in August, Shane Baertschiger’s former Australian Group 3 Godolphin winner (Spring Stakes over 1600m at Newcastle in 2018) naturally figured... Read More

Tycoon continues to re-Write record books

Woodside Park’s flagship stallion celebrates rare Guineas double as potential sire sons emerge Woodside Park Stud’s Written Tycoon (Iglesia) yesterday became the first horse in almost half a century to produce the winners of both the Caulfield Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) and Thousand Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) in the same year as Ole Kirk (3... Read More

Love Tap aiming to bring up Tapit’s first Australian Group 1 success

Gary West-bred three-year-old well fancied to retain unbeaten record in Spring Champion Stakes The last time breeder Gary West had a three-year-old unbeaten from four starts heading into a top-level 10-furlong feature, the contest produced as controversial a result as the racing world has seen in the modern era. West, with his wife Mary, is... Read More

Galileo sister to Japan becomes world’s most expensive yearling at 3,400,000gns

Coolmore returned to familiar territory on the final day of the Book 1 Yearling Sale at Tattersalls on Thursday as MV Magnier got the better of a dramatic three-way tussle to secure the Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) full-sister to Japan and Mogul, Lot 436, at 3,400,000gns (approx. AU$6,200,000) the highest price paid for a yearling the... Read More

Group 2 winner Spanish Whisper to be sold on Gavelhouse Plus

High-class mare Spanish Whisper (Lope De Vega) has been retired from racing and will be offered for unreserved sale via Gavelhouse Plus. The triple Group 2 winner and Group 1-placed mare is an outcross to Danehill (Danzig) as a daughter of internationally acclaimed sire Lope De Vega (Shamardal) and Cutting Remark (Encosta De Lago), a... Read More

Godolphin’s seven-figure spree continues as 1,100,000gns Dubawi tops day two

It was not all plain sailing for vendors during day two of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, as was to be expected given the market downturn experienced this year, but Sheikh Mohammed’s appetite for the most choice offerings continued to supply some soaring highs. Godolphin signed for the four most expensive yearlings... Read More