Pierata leads Aquis roster as stud confirms 17-stallion line-up for 2022 season

Brave Smash, Lean Mean Machine and The Mission all earn increases as Canungra-based operation release fees  Aquis Farm is in the most exciting phase since its founding, according to sales director Jonathan Davies, with the Queensland-based stud preparing for its seventh year through the release of a 17-stallion roster yesterday. Davies, who has been with... Read More

Moodie and Hardwick’s Hesket Thoroughbreds takes up Spendthrift Australia offering

Stallions Dirty Work and Overshare to stand at Widden Victoria after deal completed Long-time Victorian owner and breeder David Moodie’s Hesket Bloodstock has purchased Spendthrift Australia in a deal encompassing the property, stallions and a selection of racehorses more than four months after its US owner made the bombshell Christmas-New Year announcement to cease its... Read More

First for Caravaggio

New winners Caravaggio – Powderfinger (2 f ex Count Your Fingers by General Nediym) provided Caravaggio (Scat Daddy) with a first Australian winner at Kembla Grange when she landed the Bailey Interiors Maiden Handicap (1200m). Trained by Gary Portelli, the two-year-old filly ran out a half-length victor over Latin Lyric (Wandjina) with a further head... Read More

All is not lost

Disappointments are common in racing. Ask any owner. Ellerslie’s New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Million (RL, 1200m), run in late January, is a case in point. Not the race itself, but the connections of the two runners that were last and second last across the line are unlikely to have fond memories of the day. Then... Read More

Aquis Farm secure ‘untapped’ talent Glenfiddich for stud duties

Queensland operation announce Group 2-winning and Group 1-placed son of Fastnet Rock will stand for $8,800 Aquis Farm has announced their second new stallion to join their Canungra-based roster in the space of a week, with the high-class but untapped Group 2 winner and ATC Champagne Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) runner-up Glenfiddich (Fastnet Rock) set... Read More

Yulong Prince to stand at Glen Eden Stud with support from Group 1 winner’s owner Zhang

Glen Eden Stud is determined to rebound from the loss of Rebel Dane (California Dane) to the Hunter Valley by standing three new stallions at its Victorian farm this year. Breeder Yuesheng Zhang has entrusted Glen Eden with standing dual Group 1 winner Yulong Prince (Gimmethegreenlight) while studmasters Sonia O’Gorman and Rory O’Brien have also... Read More