Vega Magic Shows He Is Ready To Climb Everest

The big, powerful five-year-old gelding defeated Black Heart Bart (Blackfriars), another ex Perth star, by a length and three quarters with Japanese-bred Tosen Stardom (Deep Impact) just a head further back in third place. Race time was 01:23.36. Vega Magic and Black Heart Bart are great advertisements for the strength of Perth racing and are... Read More

Steve Discusses The $10,000,000 Everest

THE FIELD: As I understand it, after various discussions yesterday with Racing New South Wales and the Australian Turf Club, there is no onus on any slot holder to declare their runner until acceptance time which is 10am on 10 October – five days before the race. “This is the beauty of the concept. It... Read More

Steve Speaks To Widden Stud’s Antony Thompson

Timing is everything as most in the racing and breeding game, including Widden Stud’s Anthony Thompson, would attest. Steve reports: Timing dictates that a fourth-year stallion can sometimes be a tough sell but Antony Thompson takes the view with Cox Plate (Gr 1, 2040m) winner Shamus Award (Snitzel) that wherein lies doubt, lies opportunity. “Fourth... Read More

Marishka (AUS)

3 f Exceed and Excel – Bahia by Snippets O: Corumbene Stud Pty Ltd T: Peter and Paul Snowden B: Corumbene Stud W: Handicap, 1100m, Canterbury, 30 August Marishka staged a really promising effort in winning over 1100 metres on debut at Canterbury on Wednesday. Ridden by Blake Shinn, the filly was settled in... Read More

Steve Speaks To Attunga Stud’s Brian Nutt

ATTUNGA STUD’s Brian Nutt tells Steve it will be ‘business as usual’ despite confirming the sale of his property to Yarraman Park Stud. Brian Nutt will hand over the keys, in June next year, to Attunga Stud to Harry and Arthur Mitchell of neighbouring Yarraman Park after more than 20 years at the 220 hectare... Read More

Additive Nature Continues To Impress With Very Smart Sectional Times

The Bjorn Baker-trained colt Addictive Nature (Savabeel) continues to impress by producing very smart sectional times, again highlighted in his win in Saturday’s Ming Dynasty Quality (Gr 3, 1400m) at Rosehill. Lightly raced, having had only three starts to date, Addictive Nature has impressed with surprisingly quick times, especially considering his staying pedigree. The son... Read More