Stylish Farewell

The two New Zealand stakes race winners this week are taking a time out, one permanently. The first, Two Illicit (Jimmy Choux), is heading for the breeding paddock. The second, Bonny Lass (Super Easy) is headed for a well earned rest. Both scored decisively, in Te Rapa’s Travis Stakes (Gr 2, 2000m) and Cambridge Breeders’... Read More

What’s The Story to stand at Novara Park

Novara Park are looking forward to the upcoming breeding season where What’s The Story (Savabeel) will join the farm’s established stallion roster that includes Sweynesse (Lonhro), Staphanos (Deep Impact) and King Of Comedy (Kingman). “Novara are always looking at offering upside and value for money to breeders. Our stallion line-up offers breeders the best bloodlines... Read More

World is Australasian-owned State Of Rest’s oyster after Prix Ganay victory

Newgate Farm’s Henry Field admits State Of Rest (Starspangledbanner), who in the early hours of Monday morning (Australian time) won his third Group 1 race with a victory in the Prix Ganay (Gr 1, 2100m) in France, doesn’t fit his standard criteria as a stallion prospect but the entire’s Cox Plate (Gr 1, 2040m) victory... Read More

McAlpine bullish on Spirit Of Boom and Encryption as Eureka maintains status quo

Eureka Stud will keep an unchanged two-horse stallion roster for the 2022 breeding season with the state’s top stallion Spirit Of Boom (Sequalo) and young sire Encryption (Lonhro), whose first crop two-year-olds will hit the track next season. Spirit Of Boom will remain at $33,000 (all fees inc GST) while Encryption, whose yearlings have sold... Read More

Senor Toba claims Group 3 Queen Mother Memorial Cup

Franking imposing BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) form, Senor Toba (Toronado) has earned a tilt at the Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup (Gr 1, 2400m) with a resolute triumph in the Queen Mother Memorial Cup Handicap (Gr 3, 2400m) at Sha Tin yesterday. Fourth behind Romantic Warrior (Acclamation), California Spangle (Starspangledbanner) and Money Catcher... Read More

Another Extreme result for Bell River as filly creates record with $300,000 price tag

The rapid evolution of the HTBA May Yearling Sale took another step forward yesterday with a daughter of sire sensation Extreme Choice (Not A Single Doubt) selling for a record $300,000 to prominent Sydney trainer Michael Freedman during a fast-paced session. The most expensive yearling ever sold at a HTBA sale – and one of... Read More