Snitzel Shatters Earnings Record To Be Champion Australian Sire

For the past four seasons Arrowfield Stud’s consistent Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) has looked a champion Australian sire in waiting and in the 2016-17 season, which ended on Monday, he finally reached the coveted top spot on the list. Snitzel did not just win, he blitzed his rivals in all categories to be overall champion sire... Read More

Saturday’s Flemington Meeting Produces Exaggerated Fast Closing Sectional Times

The very fast closing sectional times at Saturday’s Flemington meeting may have suggested to some people it was a day that had produced a number of exceptional horses. But a more likely explanation was the fact that jockey’s tactics were tailored to adjust to the blustery winds that saw the early part of most races... Read More

Brave Song (AUS)

2 c Your Song – Brave Choice by Dr Fong T: Peter and Paul Snowden O: Triple Crown Syndications (Mgr: C H Ward), D L King, Mrs M L King, G R Bishop, T J West, A P Gavin, N L Chappell, M Marcellino, K Bissett, S Costanzo, A J Cluning, M Berry, A R... Read More

Magical Memory Back In Form

The Karl Burke-trained Unfortunately (2 c Society Rock – Unfortunate by Komaite) survived a stewards’ enquiry to cause an upset in the Prix Robert Papin (Gr 2, 1100m) at Maisons-Laffitte on Sunday. The colt, who had finished a close second in the Prix La Fleche (Listed, 1000m) at the same track in June, was ridden... Read More

Abel Tasman Stars For China Horse Club In The United States

Founded by Teo Ah Khing, the China Horse Club has become one of the most significant new international investors in bloodstock over the past five years, spending huge sums on racing and breeding stock in the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Styled as Asia’s premier lifestyle, business and thoroughbred racing club, the China... Read More

Steve’s Travel Diary – PART SEVEN

Steve is struggling to come up with any event, in 40 years of covering horse racing, which would rival the disappointment of Arrogate’s dismal failure in last Saturday’s San Diego Handicap. I simply cannot recall any other race being such a ‘fizzer’ – a racing event where I simply didn’t get any bang for my... Read More