Some breeders rely heavily on type and, to varying extents, don’t pay too much mind to pedigrees. Highgrove Stud’s Ron Gilbert is the other way. It’s all about the two pedigrees involved, and which names bob up where, something he learned from another Queensland bushie. “Rob Atkinson was a big cattle breeder in north-west Queensland... Read More

Minns admits Rosehill deal on thin ice

Controversial plans to sell Rosehill racecourse for $5 billion and build a major housing and entertainment development on the site have been thrown into doubt after NSW premier Chris Minns admitted approval would be dependent on a vote by members of the Australian Turf Club (ATC). Minns told Parliament during a budget estimates hearing yesterday:... Read More

‘Justify could be the best ever’

Good Morning Bloodstock is the Racing Post’s daily morning email and presented online as a sample.  Here, Martin Stevens chats to Aidan O’Brien in a Good Morning Bloodstock for the ages. Subscribers can get more great insight every Monday to Friday. Click this link to sign up and receive the daily email.  Aidan O’Brien can... Read More

V’landys set for another stint as ARLC chair 

Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’landys is poised to take up another three-year term as chair of the Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC), a role he has conducted simultaneously since 2019.  The looming re-election, made public by his ARLC predecessor Peter Beattie yesterday ahead of today’s ARLC annual general meeting, comes as V’landys chalks up... Read More

Nine awarded Melbourne Cup broadcast rights

The Victoria Racing Club’s four-day Melbourne Cup carnival will be broadcast on Channel Nine. In a deal which again saw the custodian of Flemington turn its back on rival network Channel 7, which broadcasts racing every Saturday throughout the year but pulled out of the tender process last year, the VRC and Tabcorp have signed... Read More

Leneva Park pitches to keep Royal Meeting

Connections mull the future of the sire of Blue Diamond contender Hayasugi Emerging Victorian sire Royal Meeting (Invincible Spirit) could be acquired by rival studs but Leneva Park, his home for the past three seasons, is making a strong case to retain the European Group 1 winner on its select stallion roster for 2024. With... Read More