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Rip Van Winkle Filly Impresses on Debut ››
20 Sep 2017 | By NZ Racing Desk
The Ciaron Maher-trained Naantali (Rip Van Winkle) has defied a tough run to score in maiden company at Cranbourne on Wednesday and looks destined for better things.  The three-year-old daughter of Rip Van Winkle (IRE) was no closer than f
Te Akau Shark scores debut win for league star ››
20 Sep 2017 | By NZ Racing Desk
Well-related three-year-old Te Akau Shark (Rip Van Winkle) may have drawn attention to his short-term prospects with a stylish debut at Te Rapa today, but it’s next year that those closest to the colt are most excited about.  The son of R
Prom Queen stars again in Northland Breeders' Stakes ››
16 Sep 2017 | By Richard Edmunds, The Informant
The richest race ever run at Ruakaka had the perfect local result this afternoon as the brilliant little home-town filly Prom Queen blew her Tavistock Northland Breeders’ Stakes rivals off the track for her seventh win in eight career starts.
Fairlight bursts into feature sprint contention ››
11 Sep 2017 | By NZ Racing Desk
The Les and Richard Didham-trained Fairlight (Rip Van Winkle) thrust her name into contention for upcoming South Island feature sprints with a comfortable victory in her open-class debut yesterday. The Riccarton mare resumed in the Barneswood Farm O
Rip Van Winkle filly rocks at Ruakaka ››
02 Sep 2017 | By Racenews
Rockabyebaby, a four-year-old daughter of Rip Van Winkle (Galileo), continued her march through the grades with an impressive display against open class horses over 1400m at Ruakaka today. Trained by the Logan/Gibbs partnership for her breeders Wha
Windsor Park-bred filly sensational in three-year-old debut ››
02 Sep 2017 | By Richard Edmunds, The Informant
The owners and co-trainer cast contrasting figures after superstar filly Prom Queen returned to action with a breath-taking win at her home track of Ruakaka this afternoon. The syndicate, many of them locals, whooped, clapped and sang as the Super E
Another Group winner for Rip Van Winkle  ››
21 Aug 2017 | By Racenews
Highly regarded 3YO colt Real Value (Rip Van Winkle) looked on track for higher honours when winning the Gr.3 Hannover Grosser Preis des Audi Zentrums in Germany yesterday. Real Value has now won his last three starts and stayed on strongly in the 2
Shadwell snaps up Charm Spirit yearling ››
21 Aug 2017 | By Racenews
A beautifully made yearling colt by triple Gr.1-winning first season sire Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) was sold for €500,000 on the opening day of the Arqana yearling Sales in France at the weekend. The bay colt, from the first crop of Char
Rip Van Winkle's Kingsguard wins again in Sydney ››
15 Aug 2017 | By racingnews.co.nz
Raced in New Zealand as His Majesty, the now five-year-old had shown plenty of ability in his first six starts, including running second to star galloper Xtravagant at Ellerslie, before being sent across the Tasman by his owners, Windsor Park Stud.
Another first for the history making Mongolian Khan ››
14 Aug 2017 | By Racenews
The first foal sired by twice Horse Of The Year Mongolian Khan (Holy Roman Emperor), arrived on schedule Saturday evening at Windsor Park Stud, where the champion galloper stands at stud. The attractive bay colt, who enjoyed a text book delivery, is
Triple Gr.1 winner Charm Spirit has arrived ››
01 Aug 2017 | By Windsor Park Stud
• Triple Gr.1 winning miler of Ascot Queen Elizabeth II Stakes & Prix du Moulin de Longchamp • Second highest rated 3YO in the world (to Kingman in the mile category (Turf) – 2014 World Thoroughbred Rankings • Timefo
Chatelard stars for Rip Van Winkle ››
28 Jul 2017 | By Racenews
Unbeaten 3YO Chatelard provided his sire Rip Van Winkle with the quinella when he produced a quality performance in Sydney on Wednesday to claim victory in the ATC TAB Handicap over 1900m. Trained by Chris Waller, the $90,000 Star Thoroughbreds Kara
Pour Moi filly Only Mine dominates at Naas ››
27 Jul 2017 | By Sportinglife
Only Mine gave weight and a sound beating to her rivals in the Yeomanstown Stud Dark Angel EBF Stakes at Naas. Joe Murphy's filly had to shoulder a 3lb penalty for winning a Listed prize at the Curragh at the start of the month but was a well-s
New stakes winner for Rip ››
03 Jul 2017 | By Racenews
Three-year-old French colt Rip became the latest stakes winner for Rip Van Winkle when successful in the Saint-Cloud Prix de Saint-Patrick over 1600m in Paris at the weekend. The talented colt has now won three of his last four starts with his lates
New Sires For 2017: Turn Me Loose - Windsor Park Stud, Stud Fee $15,000 ››
29 Jun 2017 | By John Richardson, The Informant
The phrase “timing is everything” is a truism not only in life in general, but also in all sports, and none more so than in the breeding game. There is not a shadow of doubt that Windsor Park Stud have timed their introduction of TURN ME
Purely sensational ››
26 Jun 2017 | By Racenews
Casta Diva, the uniquely coloured, striking white daughter of champion sire High Chaparral and Zabeel broodmare The Opera House, registered her first racetrack success in Japan last Saturday. Racing against older competitors over the extended dista
Aerovelocity, Hong Kong’s warrior, bids farewell at Sha Tin ››
21 Jun 2017 | By David Morgan, HKJC website
Aerovelocity will depart for Australia and a well-earned retirement at picturesque Muskoka Farm after a farewell ceremony at Sha T
Pour Moi's Eagle sprouts Wings to win Epsom Derby ››
05 Jun 2017 | By Coolmore
Six years after Pour Moi finished with a brilliant turn of foot to win the Gr.1 Derby at Epsom, his son Wings Of Eagles (3c Pour Moi-Ysoldina, by Kendor) emulated his father in fabulous fashion on Saturday. Padraig Beggy, having his f
Wanganui WFA test beckons mare ››
30 May 2017 | By NZ Racing Desk
Allan Sharrock is giving serious thought to backing up his in-form mare Gypsy Fair (Falkirk) next Saturday. The New Plymouth trainer said he rarely raced his horses three weeks in a row, but this daughter of Falkirk could be the exception of the rul
Another Group winner for Rip Van Winkle ››
29 May 2017 | By Racenews
Creggs Pipes provided her sire Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) with his second Group winner in successive weekends when victorious in the Gr.2 Lanwades Stud Stakes at the prestigious ‘Guineas’ meeting at the Curragh in Ireland at the weekend. T
Foal Stakes winner Haussmann a new hope in owner's Derby quest ››
29 May 2017 | By Richard Edmunds, The Informant
Prominent owner Mark Wyborn’s long-running quest for Derby glory has a new hope after Haussmann (Pour Moi) ploughed through unsuitable heavy ground to win Saturday’s Listed Graeme Thomson Jewellers Great Northern Foal Stakes at Ellerslie,
Group One winner Vanbrugh retires ››
22 May 2017 | By Windsor Park Stud
The Chris Waller-trained Vanbrugh has been retired from racing after being scratched from his raceday finale in Saturday’s Group One Doomben Cup due to the prevailing heavy track conditions. The Group One-winning son of Encosta De Lago, who
Let Her Rip becomes the 6th first crop Group Winner for Rip Van Winkle ››
21 May 2017 | By The Informant
For part-owners Lindsay de Souza, Doug Painter, Todd Hartley and Paul Vawdrey, victory with Let Her Rip in today’s Gr. 3 ISCL Rotorua Stakes carried far more value than its $70,000 prize-money. The group of friends also shared in the ownership
Group One bound duo confirmed for Windsor Park ››
12 May 2017 | By Windsor Park Stud
Following last weeks announcement that champion galloper Turn Me Loose will join Windsor Park Stud's 2017 roster, the stud has confirmed their Group One performed Australian entire’s Vanbrugh and Rageese will also retire to stud this Spring. B
Windsor Park confirm 2017 stallion roster ››
12 May 2017 | By Windsor Park Stud
Three exciting new stallion prospects further strengthen Windsor Park’s stallion roster for 2017. Triple Group One winner Turn Me Loose (Iffraaj), one of Australasia’s foremost miler’s will stand for $15,000 and will be joined by A
Finishing School's daughter Prom Queen notches another win for Windsor Park Stud ››
11 May 2017 | By Mary Burgess, NZTBA
Flying two-year-old Prom Queen's racing career is still in its infancy but her breeders can't help but get excited about what the future might hold. A two-time listed winner, the daughter of Super Easy and the Royal Academy mare, Finishing Schoo
Outstanding galloper Turn Me Loose to stand in New Zealand ››
11 May 2017 | By Windsor Park Stud
Triple Group One winner Turn Me Loose, one of Australasia’s fastest and toughest milers, has been secured by Windsor Park Stud to stand at their Cambridge-based nursery this spring. Windsor Park studmaster Rodney Schick is understandably ex
Triple Group One winner TURN ME LOOSE ››
08 May 2017 | By Windsor Park Stud
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Leading Windsor Park filly closes campaign on top note ››
07 May 2017 | By NZ Racing Desk
Precocious Windsor Park-bred youngster Prom Queen has book-ended her two-year-old season as emphatically as she started it. The dashing daughter of first season sire Super Easy and stakes performed Royal Academy racemare Finishing School was an easy
Time called on Let Me Roar  ››
02 May 2017 | By Breeding & Racing
Connections of prodigiously talented mare Let Me Roar (Rip Van Winkle-Lioness, by Generous) have been left to ponder what might have been reports NZ Racing Desk. The curtain has come down on her brief, but successful career and the well-relate
Falkirk strikes with promising filly ››
30 Apr 2017 | By Racenews
Hastings trainer Patrick Campbell made the most of his opportunities with a winning double on his home track yesterday. Windsor Park-bred three-year-old filly Lady Guinness (Falkirk) set up the double with a gritty front-running display over older
Falkirk's Somethingvain wins again at Ellerslie ››
24 Apr 2017 | By NZ Racing Desk
Under-rated mare Somethingvain (NZ) (Falkirk) signed off her latest campaign with a gritty victory at Ellerslie on the weekend. The lightly raced five-year-old entered Saturday’s rating 85 1200 metre contest off the back of two sound
Windsor Park bred Prom Queen is now looking at Brisbane after Riccarton romp ››
24 Apr 2017 | By Racingnews.co.nz
A trip to Brisbane is now a possibility for Prom Queen after the explosive filly added to her impressive record with a runaway win over 1000 metres at Riccarton today. The winner of three of her four starts before today, the daughter of Hallmark Stu
New stakes winner headlines six Windsor Park-bred winners ››
13 Apr 2017 | By Racenews
Among half a dozen Windsor Park-bred winners last weekend the most significant was exciting 3YO Grand Chancellor (Savabeel), whose success in the Listed Port Adelaide Guineas over 1800m further enhanced his prospects for the Gr.1 South Australian Der
Let Me Roar remains unbeaten ››
10 Apr 2017 | By NZ Racing Desk
The all-conquering Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman stable enjoyed a red-letter day yesterday with a transtasman Group One double to add to a brace of wins earlier in the day at Te Rapa. Amongst those early Te Rapa victories was a game performance fr
Rip Van Winkle's Let Me Roar makes it 5 from 5 ››
27 Mar 2017 | By Racingnews.co.nz
Murray Baker would have been in a forgiving mood had Let Me Roar lost her unbeaten record at Tauranga. The Cambridge horseman had concerns about the mare before Saturday’s NZB Insurance Pearl Series Race, but he needn’t have worried as t
Windsor Park-bred 2YO scores another front-running win ››
27 Mar 2017 | By Richard Edmunds, The Informant
Back in her favourite position on the lead and against the rail, speedy Ruakaka filly Prom Queen scored her third 2YO win from four career starts with another blistering performance at Riccarton at the weekend. The Windsor Park Stud-bred filly went
Group race quinella at Ellerslie for Mastercraftsman ››
17 Mar 2017 | By Coolmore.com
Gr.1 winning mare Thee Auld Floozie (Mastercraftsman) has been enjoying an outstanding season and it got even better at Ellerslie on Thursday with further feature race success. Winner of the Gr.1 Thorndon Mile at her previous appearance, the
Debt Collector one race away from Dubai after breathtaking comeback win ››
12 Feb 2017 | By Michael Lee, Singapore Turf Club
Windsor Park-bred Singapore Horse of the Year Debt Collector (Thorn Park) showed he had no cobwebs to be blown away after he returned from a break to take out the $125,000 Canada Cup 2017 (1400m) in his trademark spectacular last-to-first style on Fr
Windsor Park bred horses dominate Singapore Racing Awards ››
19 Jan 2017 | By Racenews
Windsor Park bred superstar Debt Collector (Thorn Park), unbeaten in 6 starts in 2016 and winner in excess of S$1.39 million, scooped the major prizes at the 2016 Singapore Racing Awards held this week. A $30,000 Windsor Park Karaka yearling sale
Magic result for Shamexpress ››
14 Jan 2017 | By Racenews
A much admired daughter of First Season sire Shamexpress (O’Reilly) confirmed her promise when selling at the Magic Millions Yearling Sales on the Gold Coast yesterday. The powerfully built bay filly, catalogued as Lot 688, was knocked down to
Another Hong Kong Group race winner for Falkirk ››
10 Jan 2017 | By Andrew Hawkins, HKJC
Trainer John Size is potentially eyeing overseas riches for his game sprinter Amazing Kids (Falkirk) after the five-year-old completed a clean sweep of Sha Tin’s 1000m features with a barnstorming win in the Group 3 Bauhinia Sprint Trophy Ha
Size eyes Dubai with Kiwi speedster  ››
10 Jan 2017 | By NZ Racing Desk
Trainer John Size may be forced to look further afield with his New Zealand-bred sprinting ace Amazing Kids (Falkirk). He produced the son of Falkirk, who as Cousin Colin was a juvenile winner for Awapuni trainer Lisa Latta, for a barnstorming wi
Talented mare on Gr.1 path ››
21 Dec 2016 | By NZ Racing News
Capella has at least one top-flight feature on her summer programme. The Rip Van Winkle mare showed she was approaching her best form again when she finished a close last-start second when resuming at Ellerslie earlier this month.  &ldqu
Bravest of the brave: Aerovelocity again rises to the occasion in Hong Kong Sprint ››
13 Dec 2016 | By SCMP
Paul O’Sullivan called Aerovelocity the bravest horse he has saddled up but the superb training effort to have the tenacious but troubled veteran peak for a second Group One Longines Hong Kong Sprint win will long be remembered. Aerovelocity o
Trainer Paul O’Sullivan eyes return to Japan for triumphant Aerovelocity ››
13 Dec 2016 | By SCMP
The Gr.1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen is on the cards for the courageous eight-year-old after his gutsy win in the Hong Kong Sprint There was a time not too long ago where connections feared Aerovelocity’s career was over but the dogged veteran c
Aerovelocity (NZ) Claims Second Hong Kong G1 Sprint Title ››
12 Dec 2016 | By New Zealand Bloodstock Ltd
Karaka graduate Aerovelocity (NZ) (Pins) produced another supreme performance at Sha Tin today to win the HK$18.5 million Group 1 Longines Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) for the second time in three years. Two years have passed since the Windsor
Dubai Turf Aim For Debt Collector  ››
09 Dec 2016 | By ANZ BloodstockNews
Trainer Cliff Brown is eyeing a tilt in the Dubai Turf (Gr 1, 1800m) at Meydan on 25 March with Windsor Park-bred Debt Collector (Thorn Park), who is unbeaten in his last seven runs in Singapore. “Debt Collector will have a couple of runs her
Ratings hike the downside of Lasarla's Group Two win ››
09 Dec 2016 | By NZ Racing Desk
Trainer Moira Murdoch accepts that the drawback of Lasarla's (Rip Van Winkle) upset win in last month's Gr. 2 Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes is that she has an inexperienced galloper quickly thrust into the top grades. But the Waiuku trai
Daughter of Rip Van Winkle wins Group Two feature ››
20 Nov 2016 | By Racenews
Trainer Moira Murdoch had her faith in stable representative Lasarla vindicated when the four-year-old daughter of Rip Van Winkle belied her lowly Rating 64 to win the Gr.2 NRM Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes in convincing fashion at
Batman brightens Ridley's Riccarton carnival ››
14 Nov 2016 | By NZ Racing Desk
A plucky front-running victory from Batman (Falkirk) brought a deserved piece of joy to Neil Ridley’s stable yesterday after the Riccarton local had endured a tragic loss just seven days earlier. Ridley had the misfortune to lose veteran gall
Ritchie looks to stakes racing for Let Her Rip ››
07 Nov 2016 | By NZ Racing Desk
A dominant Te Rapa win has trainer Shaune Ritchie keen to give his talented performer Let Her Rip the chance at stakes level. The four-year-old Rip Van Winkle mare once again showed her liking for Te Rapa as she registered her second win fro
Weir targets Perth riches with Rageese ››
04 Nov 2016 | By ANZ Bloodstock News
Four-year-old entire Rageese (Street Cry), a Group One-placed juvenile, will take aim at a Group One race later this month after delivering on his immense talent in the Chatham Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m) at Flemington yesterday. Second in the 2015 AT
Frost focusses on 1000 Guineas with Euphoria ››
03 Nov 2016 | By NZ Racing Desk
In-form three-year-old Euphoria will make just one classic appearance at the New Zealand Cup carnival.  Trainer Rachael Frost had designs on both this Saturday’s Gr.1 Sothys New Zealand 2000 Guineas and the Gr. 1 gavelhouse.com New Zea
The foal with the 'x' factor ››
01 Nov 2016 | By Racenews
Windsor Park Stud welcome their third white foal in a succession from the lovely Zabeel mare, The Opera House. Click here to view The Opera House's latest foal strut her stuff...
Debt Collector does it again in Raffles Cup ››
31 Oct 2016 | By Richard Edmunds, The Informant
Star New Zealand-bred galloper Debt Collector added another big win to his growing collection when he claimed the Gr. 1 Raffles Cup at Kranji last night. The four-year-old Thorn Park gelding won the S$700,000 race by half a length from Quechua and W
Debt Collector Stars for Ready to Run ››
31 Oct 2016 | By Breednet
The countdown is on to next month's New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale and, with another timely win, Sale graduate  Debt Collector (NZ) (Thorn Park) has bolstered his reputation as one of the brightest stars of Singapore racing.
Euphoria sends message to Classic rivals ››
31 Oct 2016 | By Dennis Ryan, The Informant
Trainer Rachel Frost will decide on Monday whether to back up her impressive Motukarara winner Euphoria (Rip Van Winkle) in next Saturday’s Gr.1 Sothys New Zealand 2000 Guineas. Euphoria stepped up from a Tauherenikau maiden win to down sma
Son of Pour Moi now all the rage for Derby ››
25 Oct 2016 | By coolmore.com
The Gr.2 MVRC Super Vase was won at Moonee Valley on Saturday in impressive fashion by top class young starter Sacred Elixir (3g Pour Moi x Baltika, by Stravinsky)  who will start a firm favourite in the Gr. I VRC Victoria Derby next Saturday at
Minding extends ace October for incomparable Galileo ››
18 Oct 2016 | By Martin Stevens, Racing Post
Minding made it six individual Group or Grade 1 winners in the month of October alone for her incomparable sire Galileo with an authoritative victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot last Saturday. She follows
Another Carnival another Group win for Vanbrugh ››
16 Oct 2016 | By Lucy Henderson, races.com.au
Chris Waller’s Group 1 winning stallion Vanbrugh, carrying the colours of part-owners Windsor Park Stud, was back in the winners’ stall on Caulfield Cup Day taking out the Coongy Cup 2016 over the imported and als
Mother of He’s Our Rokkii returns to Charm Spirit ››
14 Oct 2016 | By Racenews
Clerihew, the dam of last Saturday’s Gr.1 Toorak Handicap winner He's Our Rokkii, is to return this season to Invincible Spirit’s multiple Gr.1 winning son Charm Spirit. The decision was made by the owners of Clerihew after the E
Caulfield Group winner caps outstanding week for Rip Van Winkle ››
13 Oct 2016 | By Racenews
The prophetic words from connections of exciting filly Euro Angel rang true at Caulfield yesterday when the first-crop daughter of Rip Van Winkle could not have been more impressive winning the Gr.3 Ladies Day Vase at only her sixth raceday appearanc
Euro Angel Claims Ladies’ Day Vase ››
12 Oct 2016 | By Breednet
Rip Van Winkle mare Euro Angel(NZ) continued a strong week for Karaka graduates when she won the A$150,000 Group 3 Nick Johnstone Real Estate Ladies' Day Vase (1600m) at Caulfield on Wednesday. Following on from the sensational Ready to Run Sal
Caulfield Cup winners unite ››
11 Oct 2016 | By Racenews
No more appropriate mating could have transpired in the week of this year’s Caulfield Cup than that of dual Horse Of The Year and last year’s Caulfield Cup hero Mongolian Khan with champion racemare Ethereal, herself a previous winner of
Debt Collector heads big Kranji Mile result for NZ and Windsor Park ››
10 Oct 2016 | By Richard Edmunds, The Informant
Windsor Park Stud had a dream result in last night’s Gr. 1 Panasonic Kranji Mile in Singapore, breeding the quinella with Debt Collector (Thorn Park) and Well Done (Falkirk). The first five horses home in the S$700,000 feature were all New Ze
Amazing success for Falkirk ››
03 Oct 2016 | By Racenews
Amazing Kids (Falkirk) left no doubt that he belongs among the top echelon of Hong Kong sprinters after notching his first stakes victory with a gutsy win in the Group 3 National Day Cup at Sha Tin, Saturday, 1 October.  “Today might be t
Outstanding Charm Spirit foal ››
28 Sep 2016 | By Windsor Park Stud
Triple Gr.1 winner Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) is siring some very impressive first-crop foals and this bay filly, born at Curraghmore Farm, is from the Giant's Causeway mare Grande Ballare. The filly was six days old when the photo was taken...
Prelude win stamps Elixir as a Guineas chance ››
25 Sep 2016 | By NZTM
Champion New Zealand 2YO Sacred Elixir (NZ) (Pour Moi) has made an immediate impact in Melbourne, winning the Group Three Caulfield Guineas Prelude and his trainer is adamant he will only get better. Last season’s Group One JJ Atkins Stakes w
Metric Mile success for Sharrock’s Gypsy Fair ››
13 Sep 2016 | By Richard Wright, NZTBA
A wintery Awapuni played host to the Group 3 Merial Ancre Metric Mile on Saturday. A competitive field of 14 went to post for the $70,000 handicap with fillies and mares filling the first five places. Victorious Gypsy Fair (Falkirk (NZ) – Gypsy
Group Three winner for Falkirk ››
12 Sep 2016 | By Racenews
The good season being enjoyed by the progeny of Falkirk (Tale Of The Cat) was further enhanced at Awapuni on Saturday when his daughter Gypsy Fair was successful in the Marton Jockey Club’s Gr.3 Metric Mile.   Close-up in two strong open
Debt Collector returns a winner in Jumbo Jet thriller  ››
05 Sep 2016 | By NZTM
Exciting galloper Debt Collector (NZ) (Thorn Park) returned to racing with the same panache he showed as a three-year-old when he landed a nail-biter in the $200,000 SGP Gr.3 Jumbo Jet Trophy (1400m) on Sunday. The son of Thorn Park went for a well
Triple Crown Goal for Rip Van Winkle Mare ››
27 Aug 2016 | By NZ Racing Desk
Should Capella defy her eight to one odds and win Saturday's Group I Makfi Challenge Stakes (1400m) at Hastings, Matamata trainer Danica Guy believes the daughter of rip Van Winkle (IRE) would be a "great chance" of winning the next two legs and b
Brother to Charm Spirit top seller ››
18 Aug 2016 | By Racenews
A brother to Windsor Park’s triple Gr.1-winning miler Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) was among the top selling Lots at the Arqana August Yearling sales in Deauville, France earlier this week. The impressive bay was the second highest priced
Rip’s primed for Spring racing ››
18 Aug 2016 | By Racenews
With four winners and a second from five runners at the trials this week the progeny of Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) look ready to impact Spring racing over the coming months. Included among the winners was promising 4YO galloper Henree Winkler who impr
Well bred mare foals first Charm Spirit ››
16 Aug 2016 | By Racenews
A bay colt by triple Gr.1 winning miler Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) is the first foal from the first crop of his sire to be born at Windsor Park Stud this Spring. The colt is out of the Fastnet Rock mare Bryony, a sister to last season’s
Pour Moi's son Sacred Elixir is named Champion 2YO ››
09 Aug 2016 | By Racenews
The Champion Two-Year-Old award at the New Zealand Horse of the Year ceremony went to Pour Moi’s Sacred Elixir, trained in Cambridge by Tony Pike for owners Raffles Racing. He won three of his six juvenile starts, culminating in a ef
Mongolian Khan star of the show again ››
08 Aug 2016 | By NZTM
A further accolade has been bestowed on Mongolian Khan (Holy Roman Emperor) as the multiple Group One winner prepares for the second stage of his career. Now resident at Windsor Park Stud in Cambridge, he has successfully defended his Horse of th
New Gr.1 winner for Charm's Spirit ››
07 Aug 2016 | By Racing Post
SIGNS OF BLESSING became the 14th individual Group/Grade 1 winner for Irish National Stud outstanding Invincible Spirit when landing the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville on Sunday. Sings Of Blessing a five-year-old gelding, was bred by Serge
Trainers Mastercraftsman duo target Hasting Group Ones ››
07 Aug 2016 | By theinformant.co.nz
One of the country’s leading stables is aiming for representation in all three legs of the Triple Crown series at Hastings. Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman have Mime (Mastercraftsman) on target for the opening two legs - the Gr. 1 Makfi Cha
Minding makes it six of the best for Galileo ››
01 Aug 2016 | By Martin Stevens, Racingpost.com
Half a dozen individual Group or Grade 1 winners - for some stallions that would be a respectable tally for a whole career, but for Coolmore wondersire Galileo that has been just a month's work. Minding became Galileo's sixth indiv
Galileo closing in on records of his great sire ››
24 Jul 2016 | By Nancy Sexton, RacingPost
Whereas a single Group 1 winner is a noteworthy achievement for most stallions, we have come to regard Galileo's dominance in that department as business as usual. Only once since 2011 has he fired in fewer than seven northern hemisphere Group/Grade
Runaway win for Super Hero ››
24 Jul 2016 | By NZTM
Hot favourite Super Hero (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle) franked recent good form to open his account with a runaway win in the $S75,000 Restricted Maiden over 1200 metres at Kranji on Friday night. After an eye-catching third to smart stablemate Skywalk at
Group One Goals for Rip Van Winkle Filly ››
18 Jul 2016 | By Breednet
Hawke’s Bay tops trainer Danica Guy’s spring wish list for her quality performer Capella (Rip Van Winkle). The Matamata trainer intends to tackle all three legs – the Makfi Challenge Stakes on August 27, the Windsor Park Plate on S
Well Done wins first Singapore Derby for Kok ››
11 Jul 2016 | By NZTM
The well-named Well Done (NZ) (Falkirk) showed that all the pre-race doubts about his ability to run out a strong 2000m were totally unfounded when he conjured up a blinding turn of foot inside the last 100m to record a pulsating win in the $1.15
The Sadler's sireline is thriving in NZ ››
09 Jul 2016 | By Breednet
Perhaps the future for the overseas performed, Sadler's Wells line stallions, lies across the Tasman in New Zealand. None have a better record than Windsor Park Stud who did a tremendous job in launching the career of High Chaparral (IRE) and s
Waller winx at Awoke ››
05 Jul 2016 | By Racenews
A couple of years ago Rosehill trainer Chris Waller produced a filly called Winx (Street Cry) to win a late-season two-year-old race on her home track. At last weekend’s corresponding Sydney meeting, the Waller trained Rip Van Winkle f
Rip’s Euro Angel a top-class filly ››
02 Jul 2016 | By Racing.com
Champion jockey Dwayne Dunn expects boom filly Euro Angel (Rip Van Winkle) to continue her upwards trajectory in Saturday’s Rivette Series Final (1600m) at Flemington. Related to Group 2 winners Polish
Farm celebrates a job Well Done  ››
22 Jun 2016 | By Racenews
When Falkirk four-year-old Well Done won the Gr.1 Patrons Bowl in Singapore on Sunday he became the third Asian Group One winner this season to salute the judges for breeders Windsor Park Stud. Carrying a close-up duplication of the great racehor
Big week for Mastercraftsman ››
21 Jun 2016 | By coolmore.com
A good week for Mastercraftsman continued when Pascal Bary sent out Spring Master (3c Mastercraftsman-Cracovie, by Caerleon) to win the G3 Prix du Luys at Chantilly on Sunday. The three-year-old, bred by Haras du Mezeray, proved too s
Gr.1 win for Falkirk in Patron’s Bowl ››
20 Jun 2016 | By NZTM
Local trainer David Kok described the victory of Well Done (NZ) (Falkirk) in Sunday’s $500,000 Group One Patron’s Bowl (1600m) as “the best day in his trainer’s career”. The Singaporean handler, who is in only his eigh
Singapore Group One winner for Falkirk ››
20 Jun 2016 | By Racenews
Successful sire Falkirk (Tale Of The Cat) capped a great weekend with a new Group One winner in Singapore last night. Falkirk’s four-year-old son Well Done, a $90,000 NZ Bloodstock Ready To Run graduate, franked his last start winning performa
Rip Van Winkle furthers Galileo success ››
17 Jun 2016 | By Racenews
Among legendary sire Galileo’s 219 stakes winners (12.7% SW/Runners), 56 have enjoyed elite level success. Yesterday at Royal Ascot, Galileo sired his latest Group One winner when Order Of St George won the prestigious, showpiece event, the As
Royal Ascot Group One for Charm Spirit’s sire ››
15 Jun 2016 | By Racenews
The time honoured Gr.1 King’s Stand Stakes on yesterday’s opening day at Royal Ascot was won in brilliant fashion by Profitable who provided his sire Invincible Spirit (Green Desert) with a new elite-level winner.  A Champion Sire o
Stud fee for Pour Moi confirmed ››
14 Jun 2016 | By The Informant
The recent announcement from Windsor Park Stud that exciting young sire Pour Moi will return to their Cambridge farm for the 2016 breeding season was enhanced with his New Zealand bred two-year-old son Sacred Elixir brilliantly winning the $600,000 G
Chautauqua-like performance heralds exciting future for Rip filly ››
13 Jun 2016 | By Racenews
Connections of exciting Rip Van Winkle filly Euro Angel have always held the Rip Van Winkle filly in very high regard and her impressive winning performance at Flemington at the weekend only served to rubber-stamp their opinion. Racing mid-field thr
Classy Australian Mares For Mongolian Khan ››
13 Jun 2016 | By racingandsports.com.au
Mongolian Khan’s first book of mares will include a number of Australian-sourced consorts. The four-year-old will stand at Windsor Park Stud in 2016 in a partnership comprising the Cambridge farm and the Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Group, wh
Pour Moi sires a Sacred Gr.1 in Australia ››
12 Jun 2016 | By breednet.com
Coolmore have a remarkable five Epsom Derby winners on their stallion roster in Ireland and one of them is Pour Moi (IRE), whose highly promising son Sacred Elixir scored a resounding victory in the Gr.1 J J Atkins Stakes at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Two new additions to Windsor Park’s 2016 stallion roster ››
10 Jun 2016 | By ANZ Bloodstocknews
Two Derby winners, two world class milers and a brilliant Gr.1 winning Australian sprinter headline Windsor Park’s stallion roster for 2016. With the recent running of The Derby, Europe’s most prestigious classic race, together with the
Pike unleashes Gr.1 trio at Eagle Farm ››
09 Jun 2016 | By The Informant
Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is preparing for one of the biggest days of his career, saddling runners in three Gr.1 features at Eagle Farm in Brisbane on Saturday. Pike will be represented by Sacred Elixir in the J J Atkins, Provocative in the Queens
Filly roars with four from four ››
07 Jun 2016 | By NZ Racing Desk
Talented filly Let Me Roar (Rip Van Winkle) will head to her winter spelling paddock with a perfect four-from-four winning record after putting up her most impressive performance to date at Te Rapa yesterday. The Rip Van Winkle three-year-old made l
Purton back for Pour Moi's Sacred in Gr.1 ››
06 Jun 2016 | By www.nzracingnews.co.nz
Sacred Elixir is thriving in Queensland and he will find the mile of Saturday's Gr.1 J.J. Atkins Stakes made to order. The Tony Pike-trained juvenile followed his first-up win at the Sunshine Coast with a fast-finishing sixth in the Gr.2 Sires
Euro Angel all class at Flemington ››
04 Jun 2016 | By racenet
Co-trainer Wayne Hawkes was full of praise for horse and jockey after Euro Angel ran out the comfortable winner of Saturday’s Trevor Clarke Handicap (1400m) at Fleming Euro Angel ($3.50 fav) raced three wide with cover to the home turn before
First Classic winner for Pour Moi ››
02 Jun 2016 | By Racingnews.co.nz
Windsor Park Stud's shuttle stallion Pour Moi not only had his first Pattern winner on Sunday in the shape of Naas Gr.3 winner Only Mine, but also his first Classic winner.  His well-bred son Nemqueteba made all to run out the impressive win
Big weekend for Pour Moi stock ››
30 May 2016 | By Racingnews.co.nz
Pour Moi's promising son Sacred Elixir's eye catching effort in Saturday's BRC Sires' Produce Stakes at Doomben has promoted him to the forefront of betting for the upcoming Gr. 1 J J Atkins Stakes. The Tony Pike-trained two-year-old pas
Group success for Pour Moi ››
30 May 2016 | By coolmore.com
The talented Pour Moi filly, who was successful in Listed company as a juvenile last season, defeated the Aidan O'Brien trained Royal Ascot winner Washington DC to take the six-furlong contest for trainer Joe Murphy.  "I always thought she wa
McNab and Kuru's Domination at Rotorua  ››
17 May 2016 | By Stuff
The result of the Arawa Park Highweight at Rotorua could prove a significant guide to upcoming races. Domination, true to his name, won Saturday's race with authority and will be an especially interesting runner in the maiden hurdle at Te
Weir aims for Stradbroke with Rageese ››
16 May 2016 | By racing.com
Darren Weir has Rageese on a path towards the Stradbroke Handicap and the rejuvenated three-year-old can qualify for Brisbane’s biggest race with a win in Saturday’s Fred Best Classic (1350m).  With Brad Rawiller
Windsor Park-bred Debt Collector nails Singapore Guineas ››
16 May 2016 | By Tim Ryan, Stuff.co.nz
A son of the deceased Thorn Park (Spinning World) has joined the Group I honour roll of the former Windsor Park Stud sire. Debt Collector (Thorn Park) has risen to stardom with a spectacular winning streak in Singapore, and he fu
Outstanding Debt Collects Singapore Guineas in style ››
15 May 2016 | By Michael lee, Singapore Turf Club
Debt Collector (Thorn Park) undeniably stamped himself as this year’s best three-year-old when he unleashed blinding acceleration at the 300m to land the $500,000 Group 1 Singapore Guineas (1600m) on Sunday. The last of the three wins of the s
ShamExpress weanlings in high demand ››
13 May 2016 | By Racenews
The popularity of the first-crop weanlings by brilliant Aussie sprinter ShamExpress (O’Reilly) carried on from the Inglis Sales in Sydney last week to the New Zealand Bloodstock National Weanling Sale at Karaka this week. The first weanling
Brisbane may take precedence for Rageese ››
12 May 2016 | By NZ Racing Desk
In-form colt Rageese (Street Cry) may stay at home this weekend with a trip to Queensland in mind. Raced by Windsor Park Stud with Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, Rageese is among the acceptances for Saturday’s Listed Adelaide Guine
Gai enjoying her ride with Valediction ››
12 May 2016 | By Stuff.co.nz
A Cambridge nursery continues to be an integral part of a top Sydney trainer's success in a new role. Windsor Park Stud co-bred and part-owns Valediction​, who provided Gai Waterhouse with her first success at the Warrnambool carnival when he coaste
Leebaz to Gr.1 Doomben Cup ››
12 May 2016 | By The Informant
Windsor Park bred Leebaz will get a third chance to win the Doomben Cup after completing a huge week for the Hawkes training team. The $33 longshot made it back-to-back wins in the Gold Coast feature today and passed A$1 million in prize-money
Pour Moi’s son earns Sires’ start ››
12 May 2016 | By The PuntersShow
Kiwi raider Sacred Elixir (Pour Moi) landed a plunge ($3.8 - $2.50) in the Bundaberg Rum 2YO Handicap at the Sunshine Coast yesterday winning by a comfortable 1.3 lengths and earning a crack at the upcoming major 2YO winter races in Brisbane. S
Sacred Elixir scores smart win on Sunshine Coast ››
12 May 2016 | By Richard Edmunds, The Informant
Classy two-year-old Sacred Elixir (Pour Moi) is on track to contest black-type features during the Queensland winter carnival. Sacred Elixir kicked off his Queensland campaign with a comfortable win on the Sunshine Coast yesterday. The Tony Pike
Rip Van Winkle’s Let Me Roar remains unbeaten ››
09 May 2016 | By NZ Racing Desk
The well-related Let Me Roar (Rip Van Winkle) overcame a Slow7 track at Pukekohe Park today to keep her perfect record intact. “I was a little bit worried, but her half-brother Lion Tamer could handle these sort of conditions so I took heart f
New Aussie stakes winner for Mastercraftsman ››
06 May 2016 | By Racenews
Victory in the Listed $203,500 Warrnambool Cup yesterday went to progressive stayer Master of Arts, a first-crop son of champion racehorse Mastercraftsman (Danehill Dancer). Trained by Darren Weir, the four year-old scored the biggest win of his car
Group One aspirations ahead for brilliant Rageese ››
03 May 2016 | 
Trainer Darren Weir has Group One racing in mind for three-year-old colt Rageese following his scorching four and a quarter length victory in the Listed H C Nitschke Stakes in Adelaide yesterday.
ShamExpress first crop foal sells for A$120,000 ››
03 May 2016 | 
Gr.1 winning Aussie sprinter Shamexpress (O’Reilly) was represented by one first crop foal in the 2016 Inglis Weanling Sale in Sydney and it was knocked down to the bid of international bloodstock agent Michael Wallace for A$120,000.
O’Sullivan hoping for some luck with Aerovelocity’s Sprint challenge ››
26 Apr 2016 | By HKJC.com
Hong Kong’s Champion Sprinter Aerovelocity has had a season of deflation and elation and after the seven-year-old’s latest stroke of ill fortune, trainer Paul O’Sullivan is leaning on hope’s unpredictable crutch that his stabl
Thorn Park’s son collects Group Two honours ››
26 Apr 2016 | By Racenews
Windsor Park-bred Debt Collector (Thorn Park) unleashed an explosive turn of foot to land the $350,000 Group Two Singapore Three-Year-Old Classic at Kranji racecourse at the weekend.  Settled midfield, Debt Collector showed brilliant accelerati
Master Viking strikes for Mastercraftsman in Hong Kong ››
21 Apr 2016 | By Racenews
Four consecutive wins in the highly competitive Hong Kong racing environment underlines the progression 4YO Mastercraftsman gelding Master Viking has made this season. At Happy Valley last night the Tony Millard trained Master Viking continued his m
Waller's Vanbrugh to target Epsom in spring ››
20 Apr 2016 | By racing.com
Group 1-winning colt Vanbrugh has been spelled, trainer Chris Waller confirmed, with the three-year-old now aiming to continue the stable's run in the Epsom Handicap (1600m) in the Sydney spring. The son of Encosta de La
Gr.1 Championship results highlight the huge loss of Montjeu ››
19 Apr 2016 | By racingandsports.com.au
Victories by Gallante in the Sydney Cup and Lucia Valentina in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick meant that four autumn carnival Group One winners carried the blood of deceased European classic star and sire Montjeu in their immediate pedigrees.
South African stakes winner for Mastercraftsman ››
18 Apr 2016 | By Racenews
Smart staying New Zealand bred racemare The Centenary (Mastercraftsman) produced another stakes winning performance at the Turffontein racetrack in South Africa at the weekend when successful in the Listed Spook Express Handicap over 2450m. Bred by
Winning run confirms Rageese for Carnival  ››
13 Apr 2016 | By Racenews
Winning run confirms Rageese for Carnival   The return to the winners circle by Street Cry’s son Rageese in Melbourne at the weekend was welcomed by leading New Zealand stud farm Windsor Park Stud, who recently bought fifty per cent ow
Rip Van Winkle filly to West Australian Derby ››
12 Apr 2016 | By Racenews
Exciting three year old filly First Impressions (Rip Van Winkle), winner of the Gr.3 West Australian Oaks at her last start, is in the final field for the Gr.2 West Australian Derby to be run at Ascot in Perth this weekend. Purchased for $270,000 at
Future bright for Rip Van Winkle’s unbeaten Let Me Roar ››
11 Apr 2016 | By NZ Racing Desk
The Cambridge training partnership of Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman have a potential star on their hands in the form of unbeaten filly Let Me Roar (Rip Van Winkle).  A half-sister to the Gr.1 VRC Derby winner Lion Tamer (Storming Home), Let
Australian Oaks winner for Rip Van Winkle ››
04 Apr 2016 | By Racenews
Exciting 3YO filly First Impressions (Rip Van Winkle) powered home to win the $252,000 Gr.3 West Australian Oaks at Ascot in Perth on Saturday to provide her sire with a first-crop Australian stakes winner. The talented New Zealand-bred filly reli
Up and coming Hong Kong stayer wins impressively again ››
29 Mar 2016 | By Michael Cox, SCMP
Trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing is loathe to be throwing Happilababy (Mastercraftsman) in the deep end with a run in the Group Three Queen Mother Memorial Cup at his next start, but feels he has no choice after the emerging stayer’s impressive re
Rip's star filly Capella settles into Sydney life ››
23 Mar 2016 | By Racing HQ
Kiwi filly Capella has arrived safely in Australia and is ready to compete in the Group 1 $500,000 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill on Saturday. Capella landed safely in Sydney yesterday and Mattamatta trainer Dancia Guy has reported that t
Sprint star Aerovelocity out of Japanese Gr.1 defence with colic ››
23 Mar 2016 | By South China Morning Post
Champion sprinter will miss his defence of the Group One Takamatsunomiya Kinen in Japan on Sunday and is en route to veterinary clinic Aerovelocity was the first foreign horse to win the Takamatsunomiya Kinen last year, one of three Gr.1 wins on
Preferment win boosts Rip Van Winkle Yearling ››
22 Mar 2016 | By racingandsports.com.au
Racing and Sports reports that Preferment’s win in the Australian Cup at Flemington provided a huge update for a yearling colt from New Zealand’s Windsor Park Stud. The Cambridge farm has a boutique draft of two yearlings to b
Valley Girl on ATC Oaks path via Vinery ››
22 Mar 2016 | By Racing And Sports
New Zealand trainer Donna Logan is sending Valley Girl on the same path to the Australian Oaks she used successfully with Rising Romance. New Zealand trainer Donna Logan is using a tried-and-true method in her quest for an Australian Oaks win wit
Succession wins Singapore Initiation for Freedman ››
14 Mar 2016 | By Thoroughbrednews.com.au
The step-up to the mile was the key to Succession winning on Sunday. The Rip Van Winkle three-year-old has been one of the most consistent newcomers to trainer Michael Freedman’s yard, never finishing out of the placings in five runs between 12
Bosson reunites with Capella for Sydney Gr.1 races ››
11 Mar 2016 | By The Informant
Opie Bosson has added the talented filly Capella to his book of Group One rides at the Sydney autumn carnival. Bosson’s carnival gets serious next weekend, when his engagements include the Cambridge stablemates Mongolian Khan and Turn Me Loose
Valley Girl targets Sydney Gr.1 fillies races ››
09 Mar 2016 | By The Informant
The Donna Logan and Chris Gibbs-trained filly Valley Girl (Mastercraftsman) pleased connections with her fast-finishing fifth in Saturday’s Gr. 1 BMW New Zealand Derby and now has further Group One assignments in Sydney.   “The wi
Mime issues Oaks challenge with no-nonsense win in Sunline Vase ››
07 Mar 2016 | By NZTM
Mime (NZ) (Mastercraftsman) has drawn level with Sofia Rosa (NZ) (Makfi) as the leading fillies prepare to go head to head in the Group One New Zealand Oaks later this month. From the family of 1990s multiple Group race winner Waikiki (NZ) (Crested
Windsor Park-bred Hippopus all the way in 2016 Canberra Cup ››
07 Mar 2016 | By Racenet, Darryl Sherer
The Gai Waterhouse-trained Hippopus led all the way to land Sunday's Listed $200,000 Canberra Cup (2000m) and break a long run of outs. Windsor Park-bred Hippopus led all the way to win the Canberra Cup. Photo: Darryl Sherer Tim Clark was quick
Capella the big Derby shortener ››
04 Mar 2016 | By Dennis Ryan, The Informant
There’s no surprise that Capella (Rip Van Winkle) is the big shortener at the TAB with the release this afternoon of the final field market for the Gr.1 BMW New Zealand Derby. In an 11th hour about-turn, connections switched Capella from
Timely boost for Windsor Park's Easter draft ››
01 Mar 2016 | By Breednet.com.au
Preferment’s win in Saturday’s Gr.1 Australian Cup, the jewel in the crown of Melbourne’s Autumn Racing Carnival, creates a huge update for Windsor Park’s Sydney Easter yearling draft. The Cambridge farm has a boutique draft o
Hong Kong double for Mastercraftsman  ››
25 Feb 2016 | By Racenews
Mastercraftsman (Danehill Dancer) continued his white hot run of success at last night’s Happy Valley meeting in Hong Kong where two of his first-crop sons, Master Viking and Packing Dragon, both scored easy wins. Master Viking was scoring bac
Gr.1 treble awaits Mastercraftsman  ››
24 Feb 2016 | By Racenews
What a difference a few weeks in racing can make! Since the completion of New Zealand Bloodstock’s Karaka Sales Series there’s been no stopping the sons and daughters of Mastercraftsman on the racetrack. So much so, that the champion so
Valley Girl continues to thrive in Derby countdown ››
24 Feb 2016 | By The Informant
While many of her prospective rivals went to war in a desperate Avondale Guineas at Ellerslie on Saturday, New Zealand Derby candidate Valley Girl continues to delight her connections in the build-up to the classic. The Mastercraftsman filly, an ups
Master's golden run continues in Avondale Cup ››
21 Feb 2016 | By Racenews
Windsor Park's shuttler Mastercraftsman (IRE), has been on a winning roll in New Zealand in recent weeks adding another new stakes-winner to his tally on Saturday. The speed of Sacred Master’s progress through the grades brought with it a w
Big week sets Mastercraftsman up for classic success ››
16 Feb 2016 | By Racenews
With three stakes winners in less than a week, including a Gr.1 and Gr.2 winner, the progeny of champion racehorse Mastercraftsman (Danehill Dancer) continue to fly. The Gr.1-winning performance of his second-crop 3YO daughter Valley Girl, against N
Another Gr.1 winner for Mastercraftsman ››
14 Feb 2016 | By NZ Racing Desk
The Hawkins family’s faith in their trainers gained the ultimate reward at Te Rapa where youthful exuberance triumphed over a pair of seasoned Group One campaigners. The Wentwood Grange owner-operators left the decision to run their three-year
Master's Mime a star act for Redshaw ››
14 Feb 2016 | By NZ Racing Desk
Steely in colour and by nature, Mime played the tough girl role to perfection at Te Rapa to upstage her rivals in the Gr.2 Cambridge Stud Sir Tristram Fillies’ Classic. While the market suggested that Coldplay was the best hope of success for
Second Gr.1 for Thorn Park's Suavito ››
14 Feb 2016 | By breednet.com
A little under 12 months ago the Nigel Blackiston-trained mare Suavito captured the Group 1 Futurity Stakes from a field that included Horse Of The Year Dissident and she proved with Saturday’s win in the $500,000 Group 1 Ladbrokes C.F. Orr Sta
Valley Girl takes Group One shot in Herbie Dyke ››
10 Feb 2016 | By Richard Edmunds, The Informant
Donna Logan and Chris Gibbs have decided to take a shot at a Group One weight-for-age prize with the highly talented filly Valley Girl (Mastercraftsman), putting in a late nomination for Saturday’s Herbie Dyke Stakes at Te Rapa. The Mastercraf
Flavigny earns black type in Breeders ››
09 Feb 2016 | By Coolmore
Flavigny capped a consistent run of form with a deserved stakes win in this afternoon’s Listed WRC/Pope & Gray Contractors Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes at Tauherenikau. The four-year-old daughter of Mastercraftsman had finished with
Group One finale for Trepidation ››
09 Feb 2016 | By Racenews
Multiple Group One performed racemare Trepidation (Falkirk), who finished third in the Gr.1 WRC Telegraph Handicap at her last start, will make her final racetrack appearance in the Gr.1 NRM Sprint at Te Rapa this Saturday. Trepidation, who was s
Aerovelocity heads to Japan for second tilt at Group One glory ››
07 Feb 2016 | By Michael Cox, SCMP
Windsor Park-bred Aerovelocity will return to Japan for a shot at a second straight Group One Takamatsunomiya Kinen next month and trainer Paul O’Sullivan will skip the Group One Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup at Sha Tin with his record-sett
Aerovelocity as good as it gets in sprinting division ››
02 Feb 2016 | By Sam Walker, World Class, Racing Post
AEROVELOCITY will finish 2016 as one of the best sprinters in the world. There's no doubt about it. There may be 11 months to go, but judged on Sunday's success in the Centenary Sprint Cup he's already right at the top of the tree. He was dominant o
Avondale Cup key for Sacred Master ››
02 Feb 2016 | By NZ Racing Desk
Sacred Master’s next performance will tell Tony Pike if the up and coming stayer is ready for a Group One start. The Mastercraftsman four-year-old has made impressive progress to this point with five wins from his 11 appearances. “If he
Comeback king Aerovelocity eyes Japan return after Centenary Sprint Cup success ››
02 Feb 2016 | By Michael Cox, SCMP
Overseas Group One targets are back on the agenda for Aerovelocity, but working out when and where will just have to wait, with trainer Paul O’Sullivan waiting for the dust to settle after his horse’s comeback win in an eventful Group
Woodsman rewards connections' perseverance ››
02 Feb 2016 | By Richard Edmunds, The Informant
Patience and perseverance has been rewarded for the connections of Woodsman (Mastercraftsman), who scored the fourth win of his career in today’s $20,000 Putauaki Cup at Te Teko. Trainer Tony Gillies, who also shares in the ownership of the fo
One of a kind All White heads to Japan ››
28 Jan 2016 | By Racenews
Windsor Park Stud’s one-of-a-kind white filly was a massive draw-card leading into this year’s National Yearling Sale, and one buyer came to Karaka from across the world and refused to go home without her. After a desperate bidding duel
Loophole earns bragging rights over little brother ››
18 Jan 2016 | By NZTM
Two wins from Loophole past two starts have given him temporary bragging rights over his younger brother and stablemate Preferment. Carrying 59 kilograms over 2000 metres on at Randwick yesterday, Loophole beat Dance Of Heroes by half a length
Master's Floozie preserves outstanding Tauranga record ››
18 Jan 2016 | By The Informant
Thee Auld Floozie kept her impeccable record at Tauranga intact when she made it three from three at the Gate Pa venue with a comfortable victory over 1600 metres yesterday. The high-class daughter of Mastercraftsman came into the Crockford Real Est
All Black meets All White ››
14 Jan 2016 | 
New Zealand rugby icon Sir Colin Meads was dazzled by a unique youngster at Windsor Park Stud this week. The successful owner took an understandable shine to the Cambridge farm’s white filly when inspecting yearlings with Albert Bosma&rsquo
Pour Moi’s Sacred Elixir secures spot in Karaka Million  ››
10 Jan 2016 | By Richard Edmunds, The Informant
Sacred Elixir booked his place in the field for the Karaka Million when he flew home for a nose victory over The Soultaker (Iffraaj) in the Countdown to Karaka Million 1200 at Ellerslie today. The Pour Moi gelding had been beaten by a nose in his on
Ripper of a start to the New Year ››
06 Jan 2016 | By Racenews
Mark down New Zealand bred three year old filly Killer Woman (Rip Van Winkle) as a potential star of the future. The talented filly continued her rise through the ranks with an emphatic victory against older horses at Greyville racecourse in Durb
Capella heads timely purple patch for Rip Van Winkle ››
04 Jan 2016 | By Richard Edmunds, The Informant
Windsor Park Stud shuttle stallion Rip Van Winkle enjoyed his greatest day in the southern hemisphere at a packed Ellerslie on Boxing Day, and with the Karaka yearling sales just around the corner his timing could not have been better. Exciting
Champion Sire claims first Gr.1 in the world for 2016 ››
01 Jan 2016 | By Racenews
Trainer John Morell broke a long-standing hoodoo at New Zealand’s premier racing venue when he produced Ryan Mark (Thorn Park) to win the Gr. 1 Sistema Railway Stakes at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day. The Taupiri dairy farmer was confident
Flavigny Eats Up Ellerslie Mile ››
29 Dec 2015 | By Racenews
First attempt at the 1600m distance proved little concern for promising galloper Flavigny (pictured) when she bounded away to take honours in the Weekend Herald Rating 85 event today at Ellerslie. Rider Mark du Plessis rode the daughter of
Big future for Master's Sacred  ››
27 Dec 2015 | By NZTM
Cambridge trainer Tony Pike gave Sacred Master (NZ) (Mastercraftsman) a glowing report in the wake of his latest success at Ellerslie. He prepared Rock Diva (NZ) (Lucky Unicorn) to win the Gr.1 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland
Capella takes Eight Carat for Rip Van Winkle ››
27 Dec 2015 | By NZ Racing Desk
Danica Guy’s thoughts turned to Australia after Capella had passed her sternest test with flying colours at Ellerslie on Boxing Day. The Matamata trainer’s dream trip with her Gr.2 Cambridge Stud Eight Carat Classic winner would be an au
Let Me Roar another exciting 3YO for Rip Van Winkle ››
27 Dec 2015 | By NZ Racing Desk
The Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman stable unleashed another promising type when well bred filly Let Me Roar produced a convincing display to win on debut at Rotorua. The half sister by Rip Van Winkle to Gr. 1 Victoria Derby winner Lion Tamer was
Melbourne double for the Mastercraftsman ››
24 Dec 2015 | By Racenews
A winning double at Sandown in Melbourne yesterday capped an excellent run for European Champion Sire Mastercraftsman. Four-year-old mare Spectacular Vision (Mastercraftsman) confirmed her staying promise when finishing brilliantly over 2400m to rec
Bright stars for Rip Van Winkle ››
18 Dec 2015 | By Racenews
Sparkling performances this week from Rip Van Winkle’s daughter’s Killer Woman (in South Africa)  and Capella (at Matamata), together with his son Henry Winkler (at Otaki), provide shining examples of the promise being shown by the p
Bonecrusher colours in Sandown win  ››
10 Dec 2015 | By AAP Turf
The colours made famous by Bonecrusher have been carried to victory on a winner at Sandown yesterday. Spreadeagled (Mastercraftsman) sporting the silks of cream, brown sash, striped sleeves and cap, hit the line strongly to record a narrow win in
Rip Van Winkle's son Arbitrage on track for Derby quest ››
10 Dec 2015 | By NZ Racing Desk
Phase one of Arbitrage’s development has gone according to plan and the Rip Van Winkle colt is now home to complete his Group One mission. He has returned to the Matamata stable of Michael Moroney and Chad Ormsby to prepare for the BMW New
Ultimate Shock Wins Australian Debut ››
10 Dec 2015 | By Breeding & Racing
Lightly raced New Zealand-bred gelding Ultimate Shock (Falkirk-Star, by Danehill) made it two wins from as many starts when resuming with an easy win at Warwick Farm yesterday. Having his first outing for the Anthony Cummings yard, and his first si
Two more smart winners for Pour Moi ››
03 Dec 2015 | By Coolmore
Diamonds Pour Moi (2f Pour Moi-Diamond Light, by Fantastic Light) looked another exciting prospect for Pour Moi when winning on her debut at Kempton on Monday. Trained by Ralph Beckett and carrying the colours of Sheikh Fahad Al Thani&rsqu
Rip Van Winkle 3YO’s target Gr.1 Classics ››
10 Nov 2015 | By Racenews
The 7 length winning margin registered in Victoria yesterday by 3YO Arbitrage (Rip Van Winkle) has his connections focused on a start in the Gr.1 New Zealand Derby at Ellerslie next March. Trained by Michael Moroney, the lightly raced Arbitrage appr
Special colt arrives at Windsor Park ››
09 Nov 2015 | By NZ Racing Desk
Celebrated mare The Opera House has continued to stamp her progeny, this time producing a little white knight at Windsor Park Stud. The daughter of Zabeel passed on her own rare pigmentation when she delivered a filly by High Chaparral last year and
Impressive NZ-bred 2YO winner for Pour Moi ››
04 Nov 2015 | By Racenews
Hard on the heels of his first-crop 2YO stakes winner last Friday, Pour Moi (Montjeu) sired his first NZ-bred 2YO winner when Just You scored impressively in the 2YO event at Otaki yesterday. At his previous start in the Listed WRC Wellesley Stakes
First stakes winner for Pour Moi ››
02 Nov 2015 | By ANZ Bloodstock News
Only Mine (2 f ex Truly Mine by Rock of Gibraltar) became the first stakes winner for first season sire Pour Moi (Montjeu) when taking out the Bosra Sham Stakes (Listed, 6f) at Newmarket on Friday. The filly built on her second in the Firth Of Clyd
The Centenary (NZ) Stars in South Africa ››
02 Nov 2015 | By NZB
Karaka graduate The Centenary (NZ) (Mastercraftsman) celebrated her first stakes success yesterday in the R250,000 Group 3 Yellowwood Handicap (1800m) at Turffontein. Making her racing debut as a juvenile for trainer Ormond Ferraris, The C
Windsor Race kicks off with a bang at the Te Aroha trials ››
30 Oct 2015 | By Windsor Race
With three trials winners and two placegetters at this week's Te Aroha trials Windsor Race has made an auspicious start.  An unnamed 3YO Rip Van Winkle gelding out of Her Royal Highness was an impressive winner of Heat 10 on Thursday over 100
Windsor Race a logical development at Cambridge nursery ››
23 Oct 2015 | By Dennis Ryan
Windsor Park Stud, for decades a well-established part of the thoroughbred breeding industry, has added another string to its bow with the unveiling this week of Windsor Race. The development of a designated horses in training division is seen as a
205 stakes winners for Galileo ››
22 Oct 2015 | 
Dirgam (3 g ex Pieds De Plume by Seattle Slew) became stakes winner number 205 for Coolmore Stud’s champion sire Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) when winning the Prix Vulcain (Listed, 2500m) at Deauville yesterday.  The three-year-old step
The Wolf's Guineas hopes go on the line at Trentham  ››
20 Oct 2015 | By NZ Racing Desk
The 2000 Guineas and Derby are possible targets for talented three-year-old The Wolf (Rip Van Winkle). A Group One challenge awaits The Wolf, but whether he will be tested at that level in the shorter term will be decided this weekend. The impr
Billy Mojo puts his hand up for 2000 Guineas ››
19 Oct 2015 | By Dennis Ryan, The Informant
One horse stamped his New Zealand 2000 Guineas credentials while another left some questions unanswered in the Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant 3YO at Rotorua today. Billy Mojo (Mastercraftsman) earned a possible tilt at next month’s Riccar
Ryan Mark delivers emotional win for Morell ››
19 Oct 2015 | By Dennis Ryan, The Informant
John Morell was confronted by the worst of times and the best of times at Rotorua when Ryan Mark (Thorn Park) won the Gr. 3 Lochinver Station Arawa Stakes less than a day after his mother Floss passed away. The respected Taupiri owner-trainer was un
Slice Of Class ready for Canterbury Breeders' Stakes defence ››
19 Oct 2015 | By NZ Racing Desk
Talented mare Slice Of Class (Guillotine) showed she is ready to defend her Gr. 3 Valachi Downs Canterbury Breeders' Stakes title at Riccarton next month when she resumed with an eye-catching performance at Otaki yesterday. A noted fresh-up performe
Great week for Pour Moi ››
16 Oct 2015 | By Racenews
Having just his second start, Mr Khalid (Pour Moi) looked an exciting prospect for the future when winning in impressive style by 7 lengths in England on Wednesday. Mr Khalid had finished third on debut and his winning performance continued a great
Windsor Park Plate next for Allez Eagle  ››
16 Oct 2015 | By Richard Edmunds, The Informant
Spring Sprint winner Allez Eagle (Guillotine) is likely to step up to 1600 metres in next Saturday's Windsor Park Plate. Allez Eagle has thrived since his Gr. 3 Spring Sprint win a fortnight ago and is on track for a Group One bid in the Windsor Par
Allez Eagle’s dam soaring high  ››
08 Oct 2015 | By Racenews
A treble of winners for successful Volksraad mare Alleyrun has provided her breeder and owner John Bishop with a week he will long remember. A Group placed winner of 6 races herself, Alleyrun is the dam of last Saturday’s impressive Hastings G
Another exciting Guineas bound filly for Rip Van Winkle ››
08 Oct 2015 | By The Informant
On a day when on-pace runners have dominated, Capella’s enormous finish to win the NZB Insurance Pearl Series F & M event at Taupo this afternoon has thrust her into contention for next month’s 1000 Guineas.  Having her seco
Classic bound treble for Rip Van Winkle ››
08 Oct 2015 | By Racenews
Spring classic targets are now the focus for a highly regarded trio of impressive 3YO winners by champion racehorse Rip Van Winkle (Galileo). Yesterday’s record-breaking win over 1300m by Capella at Taupo followed an equally daunting performan
Taupo test for promising filly ››
06 Oct 2015 | By NZ Racing Desk
Capella’s Group One hopes will be on the line at Taupo on Wednesday. The Rip Van Winkle three-year-old needs to win the NZB Insurance Pearl Series Race to keep her NZB 1000 Guineas prospects alive. “We’ve got tentative plans to ta
Gr.1 target for Guillotine's Eagle ››
05 Oct 2015 | By theinformant.co.nz
Group One racing awaits quality galloper Allez Eagle after he won a thrilling three-horse battle down the Hastings straight in today’s Gr. 3 Linwood Park Stud Spring Sprint. The Guillotine gelding was a brave fourth in unsuitable track cond
Smart performers continue great run for Mastercraftsman ››
05 Oct 2015 | By Racenews
Two very smart performances on the final day of Hawke’s Bay Racing’s Spring Carnival from up-and-coming young stayer Sacred Master and promising 3YO filly Mime, credited their successful young sire Mastercraftsman (Danehill Dancer) with y
Let Her Rip stars at Te Rapa ››
04 Oct 2015 | By Richard Edmunds, The Informant
Let Her Rip (3f, Rip Van Winkle) swept to 1000 Guineas equal favouritism with a stunning last-to-first win against a highly rated field of three-year-olds at Te Rapa this afternoon. Ridden by Lisa Allpress for Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie, Let
Morny hero Shalaa adds Middle Park in style ››
29 Sep 2015 | By RacingPost
Invincible Spirit’s unbeaten son Shalaa stretched his winning run to five in the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes when holding off the late challenge of Buratino to land his second Group 1 and confirm his position as the season's leading juvenile.
Te Hana all class in fresh-up victory ››
27 Sep 2015 | By NZ Racing Desk
Te Hana (Falkirk) delivered an impressive fresh-up performance to win at New Plymouth. A devastating home-straight burst has become a trademark for Te Hana, and she produced it again for a first-up victory at her home track of New Plymouth yesterday
A salute to the great Galileo ››
15 Sep 2015 | By Mark Scully, ANZ BloodstockNews
As Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) reaches his milestone 200th individual stakes winner, Mark Scully (ANZ BloodstockNews) considers some the reasons for his extraordinary success, assesses Coolmore’s champion’s place among the all-time gre
Chop Chop in for big Spring ››
14 Sep 2015 | By Racing News
Underrated mare Chop Chop showed she was in for a profitable spring with a convincing victory over a handy field of intermediate gallopers at Ruakaka on Saturday. The talented daughter of Guillotine showed any amount of promise as a three-year-old i
Legendary sire Green Desert dies aged 32 ››
10 Sep 2015 | By RacingPost
GREEN DESERT, (sire of Windsor Park’s eight-times champion sire Volksraad and grandsire of triple Gr.1 winning miler Charm Spirit) one of the most influential sires of the past 25 years, has died aged 32. The son of Danzig was put down due to
Nazir (NZ) the first winner for James Cummings ››
03 Sep 2015 | By Rob Burnet, ThoroughbredNews
James Cummings, the grandson of the late Bart Cummings who passed away on Sunday, won his first race under his own name on Wednesday when Nazir (Mastercraftsman) under Tim Clark went to the line well to claim the $40,000, TAB Rewards Bm 68 Handicap (
20 for Mastercraftsman ››
03 Sep 2015 | By ANZ Bloodstock News
The Mark Johnston-trained Dessertoflife (2 f ex Cranky Spanky by Spectrum) became the 20th stakes winner for former Windsor Park Stud shuttle stallion Mastercraftsman (Danehill Dancer) when winning the Baden-Badener Zukunftsrennen (Gr. 3, 1200m) at B
Three for Pour Moi ››
02 Sep 2015 | By ANZ Bloodstock News
Former Windsor Park shuttler Pour Moi (Montjeu) sired his third Northern Hemisphere-bred winner as Juste Pour Nous (2 c ex Steam Cuisine by Mark Of Esteem) won the Maiden Stakes (1m) at Hamilton yesterday. The Mark Johnston trained colt was purchased
Legendary trainer Bart Cummings passes away  ››
31 Aug 2015 | By NZTM
The New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Industry is mourning the passing of legendary Australian trainer Bart Cummings. The extraordinary horseman who was known worldwide as the “Melbourne Cup King” passed away peacefully on the weekend afte
Invincible Spirit keeps raising the bar ››
26 Aug 2015 | By Racenews
The sustained run of success being enjoyed by superstar sire Invincible Spirit continued at the weekend with the champion son of Green Desert being responsible for two more important 2YO Group winners. Ajaya and Shalaa took their sire Invincible Spi
War Legend scores for Rip Van Winkle ››
25 Aug 2015 | By Racenews
Trainer Michael Moroney produced 3YO Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) gelding War legend to win impressively at his first 3YO start, in Victoria yesterday. A $150,000 purchase by Paul Moroney Bloodstock from the Valachi Downs 2014 Karaka Premier draft, W
Invincible Spirit son Shalaa wins Grade One Prix Morny ››
24 Aug 2015 | By RacingPost
Shalaa eased to victory over fellow Al Shaqab Racing representative Gutaifan (Dark Angel) in the Gr.1 Darley Prix Morny at Deauville on Sunday and became the 12th top-flight (Gr.1) winner for his sire, Irish National Stud superstar Invincible Spirit,
Rip Van Winkle filly impresses ››
19 Aug 2015 | By Racenews
Having just her third raceday start, and first as a 3YO, NZ-bred Rip Van Winkle filly Killer Woman looked a smart prospect when winning comfortably at Scottsville in South Africa at the weekend. Following two promising juvenile performances Kil
Promising winner for Pour Moi ››
17 Aug 2015 | By Racenews
Following on from recent first-crop 2YO winner Only Mine, English Derby winner Pour Moi (Montjeu) produced Engage to win on debut at Doncaster in England at the weekend. A close relative to Gr.1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Solemia (Po
Smart English racemare to Charm Spirit  ››
13 Aug 2015 | By Racenews
Stakes performed English racemare Raskova, a close relative to champion racehorses Shamardal and Street Cry, is to travel to the southern hemisphere to be mated with triple Gr.1-winning miler Charm Spirit. Owned and raced by New Zealand Breeder of t
Dam of Australian Gr.1 winner to Charm Spirit ››
11 Aug 2015 | By Racenews
Queen Cha Cha (High Chaparral), dam of last season’s Gr.1 MRC Futurity Stakes winning racemare Suavito (Thorn Park) will be mated to Charm Spirit (Incincible Spirit) this Spring. Queen Cha Cha is also notable as dam of the top priced weanling
First foal for Newmarket winner ShamExpress ››
11 Aug 2015 | 
The first foal by Group One-winning Australian sprinter ShamExpress has been born at Windsor Park Stud, home to the powerhouse son of champion sire O’Reilly. Windsor Park’s Rodney Schick with the first ShamExpress foal The well bred b
Gr.1 targets for easy Pour Moi winner ››
09 Aug 2015 | By Racenews
Chantal Regalado-Gonzalez tasted Classic glory this year with Qualify (Fastnet Rock) in the Gr.1 English Oaks and trainer Joe Murphy has high hopes that first-crop Pour Moi filly Only Mine (2f Pour Moi-Truly Mine, by Rock Of Gibraltar) coul
Guillotine’s Daniel going international after latest win ››
03 Aug 2015 | By Racenews
Nine-time Singapore champion trainer Laurie Laxon earned the distinct honour of lifting the inaugural $125,000 SG50 Trophy (1400m) on Sunday with his star galloper Daniel. In the race launched to celebrate Singapore’s 50th anniversary as a nat
Maria amazes again for Mastercraftsman ››
03 Aug 2015 | By Racenews
Sir Robert Ogden’s home-bred Amazing Maria (4f Mastercraftsman-Messias Da Silva, by Tale Of The Cat) confirmed herself one of Europe’s best fillies of 2015 when seeing off a top-class field to win the Gr.1 Prix Rothschild at Deauvill
Windsor Park-bred superstar stars at the Awards ››
03 Aug 2015 | By Racenews
Windsor Park-bred Hong Kong sprinting sensation Aerovelocity (Pins) was crowned Cathay Pacific Horse of The Year at the prestigious Waikato Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Group One Awards Dinner, Sky City Hamilton, on Friday night. One
Mastercraftsman’s Off Limits back to her best with impressive Listed success ››
14 Jul 2015 | By Racenews
The David Wachman-trained Off Limits (Mastercraftsman) returned to her best with an impressive victory in the Listed Cairn Rouge Stakes on day one of Killarney’s July festival in Ireland yesterday. Pour Deux (Dansili) set out to make al
Another Group winner for Guillotine ››
13 Jul 2015 | By Racenews
Guillotine’s son Daniel showed he is a lethal fresh-up runner when storming home late to win the $200,000 Gr. 3 Paititi Gold Trophy over 1200m in Singapore yesterday, from multiple Group winner and race favourite Kiwi Karma (Fast ‘N&rsquo
New Gr.1 winner for Spirit ››
13 Jul 2015 | By Racing Post
Territories became the 11th top-flight scorer and third winner of the Prix Jean Prat for his sire Invincible Spirit, when flying home under a daring ride from Mickael Barzalona at Chantilly on Sunday. The Darley homebred came into the race off a sec
Mastercraftsman’s Maria amazes again in Falmouth Stakes ››
11 Jul 2015 | By Racenews
Amazing Maria (Mastercraftsman) proved her Royal Ascot victory last month was no fluke with a determined triumph in the Gr.1 Qipco Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket yesterday. The David O'Meara-trained four-year-old was a shock 25-1 winner of the Gr.2 Ro
Windsor Park-bred Aerovelocity crowned Champion Sprinter ››
11 Jul 2015 | By Racenews
The Paul O’Sullivan-trained Aerovelocity (NZ) (Pins) was crowned Champion Sprinter, in recognition of his remarkable performance in winning three Group 1 events in three different countries and regions, at the Hong Kong Champion Awards overnigh
Thorn Prince caps superb weekend for his proud breeder ››
07 Jul 2015 | 
As he reflected on a weekend that produced an exhilarating win by Thorn Prince (Thorn Park x Shinko Princess) in the Listed Taumarunui Gold Cup, retired businessman and long-time client of Windsor Park Stud, John Bromley,
Sharrock predicts big future for Falkirk mare ››
06 Jul 2015 | By NZ Racing Desk
Taranaki trainer Allan Sharrock is predicting big things for promising mare Gypsy Fair after her impressive victory at Awapuni yesterday. The four-year-old daughter of Falkirk showed an impressive turn of foot on a testing heavy surface to race away
Royal Ascot success for Mastercraftsman ››
18 Jun 2015 | By Racenews
Yesterday’s Royal Ascot results continued the excellent run of black-type success for Windsor Park Stud shuttle sire Mastercraftsman (Danehill Dancer). Mastercraftsman’s daughter Amazing Maria was successful the Gr.2 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes whil
Derby day opens with a ripper ››
08 Jun 2015 | By Racenews
A bright future seems certain for impressive three-year-old Stravagante (Rip Van Winkle) following his storming late charge to win the opening race on Epsom Derby Day at the weekend. The win paid a timely compliment to Gr.1 Derby runnerup Jack Hobbs
I Am Invincible colt on top at Magic Millions ››
04 Jun 2015 | By Racenews
An I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit) half-brother to Listed-winning two-year-old Haptic (Exceed And Excel) topped the second session of the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale at the Gold Coast yesterday when selling to John Crowley of Mecca Thor
Oaks winner for Mastercraftsman ››
04 Jun 2015 | By Racenews
Mutatis Mutandis (Mastercraftsman) produced a sweeping late run to win the Nottinghamshire Oaks (2100m) in England yesterday to become Mastercraftsman’s 14th first-crop stakes winner. Nottingham’s richest-ever race drew an ultra competit
Derby day ‘double’ for Invincible Spirit ››
01 Jun 2015 | By Racenews
A prestigious Group race ‘double’ on French Derby day in Paris yesterday took Champion sire Invincible Spirit’s overall tally of stakes winners to 91, which includes 10 individual stakes winners in the current year. New Group-race
Galileo’s Classic influence confirmed again  ››
25 May 2015 | By Racenews
Legendary sire Galileo enjoyed another weekend of Classic success when his brilliant son Gleneagles completed the Gr.1 Anglo-Irish 2000 Guineas double at the Curragh in Ireland on Saturday. Galileo’s 183 stakes winners includes 46 individual G
Mastering the Queensland Derby  ››
25 May 2015 | By Racenews
With 12 stakes horses in a first southern hemisphere crop that includes his 3YO sons Upham and Master Of Arts, first and third in the Gr.3 BRC Grand Prix Stakes at the weekend, Mastercraftsman (Danehill Dancer) looks to have a great chance of siring
Derby Contender for Mastercraftsman ››
24 May 2015 | By Tara Madgwick, Breednet
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Invincible Filly Wins Sires Produce ››
24 May 2015 | By Tara Madgwick, Breednet
She might have been sent out at long odds in the Group II BRC Sires Produce Stakes at Doomben on Saturday, but a closer look at the recent form of talented I Am Invincible filly Look to the Stars paints a picture of bad luck and missed opportunity.
Windsor Park-bred Aerovelocity too speedy in Gr.1 KrisFlyer International Sprint ››
22 May 2015 | 
The Bauhinia flag again flew high in the $1 million Gr.1 KrisFlyer International sprint (1200m) on Sunday when Hong Kong’s NZ-bred sprinting star Aerovelocity (Pins) accounted for a stellar international field. By winning the KrisFlyer, the
Spirited performance underlines vintage crop ››
21 May 2015 | By Racenews
English 2000 Guineas winner Night of Thunder (Dubawi) confirmed the quality of the 2014 European 3YO crop on his seasonal debut at the weekend when defeating stablemate Toormore (Arakan) in the Gr.1 Lockinge Stakes over a mile at Newbury racecourse i
Great result for a job well done ››
20 May 2015 | By Racenews
Falkirk 3YO Well Done showed a touch of class and a quick turn of foot when winning his second race in a row on Singapore’s big night of racing at the weekend. Well Done (ex Gold Cloud by Truly Vain) was successful in the $60,000 Class 4 Singa
Huge bonus beckons Kiwi duo ››
18 May 2015 | By NZ Racing Desk
Paul O’Sullivan will stick close to home with Aerovelocity in their bid for a massive pay-day. The Hong Kong-based expatriate New Zealand trainer has bagged two legs in the Global Sprint Challenge with his Kiwi-bred stable star, with a $US1 mi
Two classy juvenile winners for Rip ››
17 May 2015 | By Coolmore
Expect to hear plenty more about two-year-olds Palenville (2f Rip Van Winkle-Faithful Duchess, by Bachelor Duke) and Spanish Romance (2f Rip Van Winkle-Utr, by Mr Prospector) after the pair completed a cross-Channel double for Rip
Unbeaten Super One for Melbourne after Golden Horseshoe win  ››
17 May 2015 | By Rob Burnet, ThoroughbredNews
Moments after Super One (I Am Invincible/Invincible Spirit) left the rest of the field - in the S$325,000, Sg-Gr. 2 AusHorse Golden Horseshoe (1200m) - in a different planet at Kranji on Friday night, trainer Michael Freedman declared that a trip to
Invincible Winner of Inglis Scone 2YO Challenge ››
15 May 2015 | By breednet.com.au
Astute Scone trainer Rod Northam is no stranger to success in the $104,900 Inglis Scone 2YO Challenge and claimed the lucrative juvenile feature for the fourth time at Scone on Friday with promising I Am Invincible gelding Sargent Doakes. An easy
Pike takes sunny outlook on oversight ››
15 May 2015 | By NZ Racing Desk
Tony Pike will seek to curb the damage when he sends a strong trans-Tasman team into battle on Saturday. The Cambridge trainer was still kicking himself late this week after an oversight saw him miss entering Sacred Star for Saturday week's $A750,00
Hans a live Derby hope for Montjeu ››
08 May 2015 | By Racing Post
Hans Holbein bolstered his Classic credentials with an authoritative win in the Chester Vase on Thursday and became the 117th individual stakes winner for his late sire Montjeu in the process. Pushed to the lead from the stalls by Ryan Moore, the st
International quality adorns Windsor Park stallion roster ››
07 May 2015 | 
Recently announced triple Gr. 1 winning miler Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit), who joins the Windsor Park stallion roster for his first southern hemisphere season this year, will stand for a fee of $25,000 at the Cambridge based nursery. The winner
Montjeu's daughters excelling at stud ››
07 May 2015 | By Racing Post
MONTJEU has long been known as a better sire of colts than fillies - six daughters who have won at the highest level versus 25 sons who have achieved the same feat illustrate the bias - but his female progeny are gaining new respect at stud. The o
Gleneagles is a Classic star for Galileo ››
06 May 2015 | By Racenews
Gleneagles (3c Galileo-You’resothrilling by Storm Cat) ran out one of the best Gr. 1 2,000 Guineas winners of recent seasons at Newmarket at the weekend, storming clear of his 17 rivals to land the British flat racing season’s first Class
International success for Mastercraftsman ››
06 May 2015 | By Racenews
At Newcastle yesterday, Gr.1 ATC Oaks-winning trainer John Sargent unearthed a contender for the $500,000 Gr.1 Queensland Oaks later this month when Champion Stage (Mastercraftsman) was successful over 1600m at just her second start. A half-sister t
Master Of Arts a serious 2015 Queensland Derby contender ››
06 May 2015 | By Racing Victoria
Master Of Arts (Mastercraftsman) posted an impressive win in the Terminus Hotel Healesville Plate (2000m) at Caulfield last weekend and trainer Darren Weir is hopeful the result will play a key role in progression towards the Gr. 1 Queensland Derby (
Another Super win from the One  ››
04 May 2015 | By Michael Lee, ThoroughbredNews
Exciting juvenile prospect Super One (I Am Invincible) made it two-from-two in the Singapore Golden Horseshoe series when he captured Sunday’s $90,000 IRT Juvenile Stakes (1200m) with the same consummate ease he won an earlier Leg of the six-ra
Classic glory awaits Invincible colt ››
01 May 2015 | By Racenews
Connections of exciting 3YO Territories (Invincible Spirit) have supplemented the colt for this weekend’s Gr.1 English 2000 Guineas in preference to the French equivalent the following week. This sets up a rematch with Gleneagles (Galileo), th
Invincible cracks the $3 million mark ››
01 May 2015 | By Breednet
Exciting young sire I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit) cracked $3 million in season earnings on Wednesday with a pair of slick winners in Desert Man and Illustrious Lad. The Gillian Heinrich trained two year-old colt Desert Man did a demolitio
Anzac black type winners cap big weekend of success ››
29 Apr 2015 | By Racenews
Royally bred Leebaz (Zabeel) provided breeders Windsor Park Stud with their second Anzac weekend black type success when taking out the Gr.2 AD Hollindale Stakes on the Gold Coast in Australia last Saturday. A half brother to Gr.2 ATC Tulloch Stake
Major coup for the New Zealand breeding industry ››
29 Apr 2015 | 
Major coup for the New Zealand breeding industry The winner of three successive Gr.1 races at his last three starts including the Ascot Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, Charm Spirit, highest earning son of boom sire Invincible Spirit, has been secured to
Black Type Graces Lady Le Fay ››
28 Apr 2015 | By NZB
Four-year-old Thorn Park mare Lady Le Fay (NZ) (Thorn Park) added black-type to her pedigree with her first stakes victory in the Listed $50,000 Manawatu ITM Anzac 1600 at Awapuni yesterday. Trained by Paul and Kris Shailer, Lady Le Fay s
Leebaz underlines Doomben Cup credentials ››
28 Apr 2015 | By NZTM
Underrated galloper Leebaz (NZ) (Zabeel) earned a chance to atone in next month's Gr.1 Doomben Cup with his dogged win at the Gold Coast on Saturday. Leebaz ($8) was first emergency for the Group Two Hollindale Stakes but gained a start whe
Charm Spirit video winning Gr.1 Prix du Moulin de Lonchamp ››
24 Apr 2015 | 
Click on the following link to watch Charm Spirit beating highclass Gr.1 winners Toronado (Sussex S. & Queen Anne S.) and Night Of Thunder (English 2000 Guineas) in the 2014 Gr.1Prix du Moulin de Longchamp https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p
CHARM SPIRIT - Fact File ››
23 Apr 2015 | 
CHARM SPIRIT (Invincible Spirit ex L’Enjoleuse by Montjeu) Factfile: Won three successive Gr.1 races at his last three starts Second highest rated 3YO in the world (2014 World Thoroughbred Rankings )  at 1600m on turf - to K
Hover scores dashing win at Trentham  ››
13 Apr 2015 | By Richard Edmunds, The Informant
Black type opportunities are now part of the plan for Windsor Park-bred Hover (Starcraft ex Hot Stash by Secret Savings) who ran greenly but was far too good for his rivals at Trentham on Saturday. Trainer Allan Sharrock has a lot of time for his h
Soubrettes team combines for another impressive Riccarton win  ››
13 Apr 2015 | By Richard Edmunds, The Informant
The Soubrettes (High Chaparral) team joined forces for further Riccarton success this afternoon as Tricoteuse (Guillotine) scored by a wide margin in the Hynds Pipe Systems Maiden. Owners Octagon Bloodstock Limited, trainers Mandy and Matt Brown and
Dominant win sets Allez Eagle up for black-type bid ››
08 Apr 2015 | By Richard Edmunds, The Informant
Black-type racing awaits Allez Eagle (Guillotine) after his scintillating win in the Pyramid Trucking Open Handicap at Te Aroha last weekend, but it remains to be seen which side of the Tasman it will be on. “He could go for the Easter Handica
Shailer keen on future prospects for Windsor Park-bred Lady Le Fay ››
08 Apr 2015 | By NZ Racing Desk
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History made by New Zealand bred sprinter ››
31 Mar 2015 | By NZTBA
An equine family connection stretching back 23 years created history in Japan on Sunday evening, when Windsor Park-bred Aerovelocity (Pins) beat a field of Japan’s best sprinters in the Gr.1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen at Chukyo racecourse. Trained
Windsor Park bred Aerovelocity wins Japanese Gr.1 ››
30 Mar 2015 | By ANZ Bloodstock News
Windsor Park-bred gelding Aerovelocity (Pins) gave trainer Paul O’Sullivan a day to remember in Japan yesterday when defeating a top-class field of Japanese sprinters to become the first foreign horse to win the Gr.1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen (1200
O'Sullivan makes another foray into Japan ››
24 Mar 2015 | By NZ Racing Desk
Hong Kong-based Kiwi trainer Paul O'Sullivan has no false illusions about the enormity of the task ahead of his star Windsor Park-bred sprinter Aerovelocity (NZ) (Pins) in Sunday's Gr.1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen in Japan. Though if anyone had reason fo
Group One treble caps golden day for sireline ››
23 Mar 2015 | By Racenews
If any further endorsement of Sadler’s Wells as a global breeding colossus was needed then Sydney’s Rosehill racetrack in Australia provided it at the weekend. The influence of the 14-times champion sire was there for all to see with thr
New stakes winner for Rip Van Winkle ››
17 Mar 2015 | By Racenews
Following an impressive start with his first European 2YO crop that included Gr.1 winner Dick Whittington, Galileo’s top class son Rip Van Winkle has sired a new stakes winner early in the 2015 European racing season. Progressive 3YO filly Pri
Suavito’s success to focus attention on sale ››
17 Mar 2015 | By Racenews
The progression of Suavito (Thorn Park) into one of Australia’s best racemares was confirmed again at the weekend when she comfortably accounted for the field in the Gr.2 Blamey Stakes over 1600m at Flemington in Melbourne. Suavito (ex Queen C
Let Her Rip dazzles on debut ››
12 Mar 2015 | By NZ Racing Desk
Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie unearthed a quality juvenile at Matamata on Wednesday when Let Her Rip (Rip Van Winkle)  defied a slow beginning to score an effortless two length victory over 1200m on debut. The daughter of Rip Van Winkle (Gal
Fresh Selfie will be ready for Group One ››
11 Mar 2015 | By NZ Racing Desk
Richard Collett is unconcerned about a missed lead-up outing for Selfie ahead of the stakes performer’s first Group One test. The Pukekohe trainer was forced to shelve plans to run the youngster in the Diamond Stakes at Ellerslie and is now fo
Falkirk enjoy’s top carnival results ››
05 Mar 2015 | By Racenews
This week’s Auckland Cup racing carnival results have further boosted the ranking of current top twenty sire Falkirk (Tale Of The Cat). Leading the way has been Falkirk’s tough, multiple Group winning son Durham Town, an Ellerslie course
Mastercraftsman's Thee Auld Floozie caps top day ››
05 Mar 2015 | By NZ Racing Desk
Thee Auld Floozie (Mastercraftsman) crowned a great day out at Ellerslie for Stephen Marsh and Danielle Johnson when she brought up a hat-trick of wins for the formidable trainer-jockey combination. Her victory in the Gr.3 McKee Family Sunline Vase
Falkirk's son takes Darley Plate again ››
01 Mar 2015 | By informant.co.nz
Falkirk's son Durham Town scored a scintillating win in the Gr. 3 Darley Plate, a race the top sprinter has made his own. It was the Logan trained gelding second win in the 1200-metre feature, having won it in 2012, and he was placed in his other
Gone but Never Fogotten ››
01 Mar 2015 | By coolmore.com
The loss of our Epsom Derby winner and leading sire High Chaparral was highlighted on Saturday in Australia when his high class Irish bred son Contributer (5h High Chaparral x Serisia, by Exit to Nowhere) gave Godolphin their first Group I success in
Cummings thinking Derby for Master 3YO ››
25 Feb 2015 | By Coolmore
Bart and James Cummings are thinking Group I ATC Australian Derby for talented prospect Nazir (3g Mastercraftsman x Visique, by Quest for Fame), who won over 1900 metres at Rosehill on Wednesday. Nazir proved too strong at his third start, forging c
Three for Rip Van Winkle ››
15 Feb 2015 | By ANZ Bloodstock News
Windsor Park shuttler Rip Van Winkle sired his third stakes winner and his first in New Zealand when his daughter Magic Dancer (2 f ex Dazzling Belle by Desert Sun) landed the Phoenix Park 2YO Classic (Gr 3, 1200m) at Pukekura. The Graeme and Debbie
Family attraction snares colt for Victoria  ››
02 Feb 2015 | By NZ Racing Desk
The performance of his Rip Van Winkle half-sister was the motivating factor as Tony Noonan secured Lot 962, the colt by first season sire Jimmy Choux (Thorn Park) for $115,000 on the last day of the Select session at Karaka today. Noonan had spent $
Link Road lives up to trial form  ››
19 Jan 2015 | By Richard Edmunds, The Informant
Trial form was right to the fore as Link Road (Guillotine) scored an all-the-way win in the TWS/River Road Blast & Paint Maiden at Te Rapa this afternoon. A two-year-old son of Guillotine, Link Road beat Boodles in a Cambridge trial in early Dec
Toast Of New York added to Al Shaqab string  ››
19 Jan 2015 | By The Informant
Powerful owners Al Shaqab Racing have added Breeders' Cup Classic runner-up Toast Of New York (TheWayYouAre) to their star-studded string. The high-class four-year-old will remain in training with Jamie Osborne, but will in future be ridden by Al Sh
Gone but never forgotten ››
26 Dec 2014 | By The Informant
The global thoroughbred breeding industry lost one of its brightest stars with the death this week of 15-year-old stallion High Chaparral, who had to be put down in Ireland after being found to have a perforated intestine. The loss was keenly felt a
Guillotine's Eagle looks to Gr.1 Thorndon Mile ››
25 Dec 2014 | By theinformant.co.nz
Allez Eagle’s confidence continued to grow with another impressive Ellerslie success in the opening race of the Boxing Day card, but connections are still in no rush to step him up to the big-time. The Guillotine gelding has had a big rap on h
High Chaparral 1999-2014 ››
22 Dec 2014 | By Racing Post
High Chaparral, winner of the Derby in 2002, has died at the age of 15. The six-time Group 1 winner, who provided his trainer Aidan O'Brien with a second Derby success when he defeated stablemate Hawk Wing, was put down at Fethard Equine Hospital
Choice result for Mastercraftsman ››
16 Dec 2014 | By Racenews
Progressive filly Choice (Mastercraftsman) made the transition to Group race company at just her seventh start when producing a strong finishing burst to win the Gr.3 Eulogy Stakes over 1600m at Awapuni on Saturday. Bred and raced by Blenheim based
Hong Kong Mile result continues a deepening trend ››
16 Dec 2014 | By Racenews
Volksraad was a dominant stallion from the day his progeny first set foot on a racetrack, winning New Zealand’s Champion Sire of 2YO’s title with a first crop that numbered just 49 foals. Volksraad’s first crop contributed 9 stakes
Choice Masters them in Eulogy Stakes ››
15 Dec 2014 | By The Informant
Taranaki filly Choice made a triumphant return to top form this afternoon, scoring at big odds in the Gr. 3 Lawnmaster Eulogy Stakes at Awapuni. The daughter of Mastercraftsman showed a stack of promise in her first three starts, but a subsequent di
High Chaparral fillies to the fore ››
15 Dec 2014 | By NZ Racing Desk
Pondarosa Miss (High Chaparral-Bak Da Princess, by Danske) showed why she is considered one of the most exciting horses in New Zealand when resuming with a brilliant 2.8-length win over Rock Diva and Malcolm in the Pathways Immigration Specialists
Guillotine pair fly ››
11 Dec 2014 | By Racenews
Exciting gallopers Allez Eagle and Beauty’s Beast, both first crop sons of Guillotine, showcased their considerable talent last weekend when successful at Ellerslie and in Sydney. Allez Eagle won three of his first four starts though injury in
Hong Kong double caps great run for Falkirk ››
10 Dec 2014 | By Racenews
Last weekend first starter Trendy World and multiple winner Lovely Delovely added further kudos to the success enjoyed by the progeny of Falkirk (Tale Of The Cat) in Hong Kong. To date, included among Falkirk’s 11 winners from 20 runners in Ho
Selfie scores impressive debut win ››
05 Dec 2014 | By Richard Edmunds, The Informant
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Australian Oaks the Autumn goal for Thunder Lady ››
27 Nov 2014 | By Thomas Hackett, horseracing.com.au
Thunder Lady (Mastercraftsman) has recovered from a nasty infection following a mosquito bite and will now be set for the 2015 Australian Oaks during the 2015 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Thunder Lady stamped herself as a filly to watch with a win
Spectacular daughter of High Chaparral aims for Group One glory  ››
20 Nov 2014 | By Racenews
Explosive Gr.3 CJC Stewards' Stakes winner Soubrettes (High Chaparral) is enjoying a brief spell before beginning a build-up toward next January’s Gr.1 Telegraph Handicap at Trentham. Owned by Rangiora couple Geoff and Janetta Taylor and raced
Mastercraftsman filly to target black-type races ››
18 Nov 2014 | By Racenews
Back to back wins for smart 3YO filly Thee Auld Floozie (Mastercraftsman) augur well for her prospects in upcoming black-type race assignments over the Xmas/New year racing period. The daughter of Mastercraftsman, who was winning her second race fro
Waikato Gold Cup considered for impressive Tauranga winner ››
18 Nov 2014 | By Dennis Ryan, The Informant
A start in next month’s Waikato Times Gold Cup is being considered for impressive weekend winner Lady Le Fay (Thorn Park). In her first middle-distance test, the Kris and Paul Shailer-trained mare proved a class above her Rating 75 rivals desp
Falkirk’s Hong Kong Derby Winner Still Wants to Win ››
17 Nov 2014 | By NZ Bloodstock
Former Hong Kong Derby winner Fay Fay (NZ) (Falkirk) returned to his native land most emphatically with victory in the Group 2 $100,000 Stella Artois Tauranga Stakes (1600m) on Saturday.
Guillotine shines in quest for Hong Kong Derby ››
17 Nov 2014 | By Racenews
Brilliant Shine, a 4YO son of Guillotine, continued on his path towards the 2015 HK$18 million BMW Hong Kong Derby with another winning performance at the weekend in the HK$1,060,000 HKJC Panasonic IP Cam Handicap, running the slick time of 1.21.93 f
Group win for Guillotine's Class ››
13 Nov 2014 | By Breednet.com
Slice Of Class comfortably bridged the gap to black type company to hand Karen Zimmerman a second success in the Gr.3 Valachi Downs Canterbury Breeders’ Stakes. A last-start Rating 75 win at Otaki combined with the Guillotine mare’s pa
Guillotine enjoys a good day at the office ››
13 Nov 2014 | By Racenews
Talented 4YO racemare Slice Of Class, a first-crop daughter of Guillotine (Montjeu), became her sire’s second Group winning filly when she powered to victory in the 1400m Gr. 3 Valachi Downs Canterbury Breeders’ Stakes at Riccarton yester
Soubrettes new Group winner for High Chaparral ››
13 Nov 2014 | By Breednet.com
Worldly-wise jockey David Walsh has ridden some outstanding thoroughbreds during his lengthy career so when he rates one as "very special” it carries particular significance. The veteran horseman was rich in his praise of Soubrettes after he
Group race double for daughter of Thorn Park ››
10 Nov 2014 | By Racenews.com
Breaking through for her first stakes win in the Gr.3 Eliza Park International Stakes at her most recent start, the Nigel Blackiston-trained Suavito made it two in a row with a thrilling win in the Gr. 2 $300,000 Matriarch Stakes 2000 metres (Momen
Ryan Mark super impressive in Legacy Lodge Sprint ››
10 Nov 2014 | By NZTM
John Morell took a hefty punt on Ryan Mark (NZ) (Thorn Park) this week and his rising star returned the faith showed in him by extending his winning streak at Te Rapa. The Te Rapa owner-trainer decided against selling the four-year-old, who won Sa
UAE Derby target for Thewayyouare 2yo debut winner  ››
10 Nov 2014 | By Coolmore.com
Trainer John Murphy is hoping that Thewayyouare could sire a second successive G2 UAE Derby winner in March following an impressive debut success for Unorthodox (2g Thewayyouare-Aspasias Tizzy, by Tiznow) on Friday night. The smart juvenile saw
Lisa Cropp’s comeback full of Trepidation ››
07 Nov 2014 | By Tim Ryan, Waikato Times
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Top Oaks Chance for Mastercraftsman  ››
06 Nov 2014 | By Racenews
Staking a big claim for today’s Gr.I VRC Oaks at Flemington last Saturday was progressive filly Thunder Lady (3f Mastercraftsman x Thunderchine, by Thunder Gulch), winner of the Gr.2 VRC Wakeful Stakes. Last year astute trainer John Sargent to
TheWayYouAre features on the world stage ››
03 Nov 2014 | By Racenews
North America’s richest race, the $US5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic run at Santa Anita in California on Saturday produced another dramatic finish with TheWayYouAre’s outstanding 3YO son Toast Of New York narrowly missing winning th
Aerovelocity shows his class in Premier Bowl  ››
27 Oct 2014 | By racenews
Windsor Park graduate Aerovelocity (NZ) (Pins) showed his trademark tenacity as he overcame a sloppy start and a top-class field of rivals to win the HKG2 Premier Bowl under the in-form Zac Purton at Sha Tin on Sunday. Paul O’Sullivan&rs
Thorn Park's Suavito Breaks Through ››
26 Oct 2014 | By Breednet
After four minor placings at stakes level, the Nigel Blackiston-trained Suavito finally broke through with a dominant display in Saturday’s Group III Eliza Park International Stakes (1600m). Ridden by Damien Oliver, Suavito swooped down the
Pour Moi colt leads the way at Arqana sale ››
24 Oct 2014 | By Racing Post
A son of first-season sire Pour Moi was subject of strong interest from a number of leading parties in Wednesday's third session of the Arqana October Yearling Sale before selling for €140,000. Knocked down to Sylvain Vidal, who saw off comp
‘Special’ Soubrettes a challenge ››
14 Oct 2014 | By NZ Racing Desk
Exciting mare Soubrettes (High Chaparral ex Burlesque by Thorn Park) has been demanding on two fronts and her burgeoning record is testament to trainers Mandy and Matt Brown meeting the challenge. The well-bred daughter of High Chaparral has overcom
High price for Pour Moi filly  ››
14 Oct 2014 | By Racenews
The first yearlings by brilliant English Derby winner Pour Moi (Montjeu) were once again in demand at Tattersalls Book 2 October yearling sale at Newmarket in England yesterday. Following the strong earlier showing in Book 1 of Pour Moi’s prog
Lady Le Fay finally starting to fulfill early promise ››
14 Oct 2014 | By NZ Racing Desk
Comfortable victories in two of her three trials before commencing her racing career had co-trainer Paul Shailer thinking he had something special on his hands with Thorn Park mare Lady Le Fay. Those initial high hopes were somewhat dashed when she
Pour Moi progeny in demand ››
10 Oct 2014 | By Racenews
This week’s Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale in England heralded record breaking results with the honour of top priced filly being secured by a Galileo ¾ sister to the brilliant English Derby winner Pour Moi (Montjeu). T
Rip Van Winkle off the mark ››
09 Oct 2014 | By NZ Racing Desk
Former champion European miler Rip Van Winkle was represented by his first Australasian winner at Tauherenikau today.
Montjeu's grand-daughter Treve wins another Arc  ››
06 Oct 2014 | By racenews
Montjeu’s grand-daughter Treve, has become the first horse since Alleged in 1978 to win Europe's most prestigious race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, in successive years as she stormed home at Longchamp overnight. Giving jockey Thierry Jarne
Rip at the double ››
03 Oct 2014 | By Coolmore
Rip Van Winkle notched up two more first-crop winners on Wednesday thanks to a pair of colts who scored in some style. The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Stravagante (2c Rip Van Winkle-Star Ruby, by Rock Of Gibraltar) was not pushed to score by a le
Stratocaster set for Group Two test ››
03 Oct 2014 | By The Informant
Since his star turn on the first day of the carnival, suspense has been steadily mounting for Stratocaster’s reappearance in tomorrow’s (Saturday) Gr. 2 DHL Hawke’s Bay Guineas at Hastings. Stratocaster went to Hastings to make h
Campbell has home track hopes in the Guineas ››
02 Oct 2014 | By NZ Racing Desk
 It’s been a long time since Patrick Campbell had a runner in the Hawke’s Bay Guineas and he has a genuine shot at an overdue first victory in his home feature this weekend. The Hastings trainer will be represented by the promising
Ol' Man River on song in Beresford for Montjeu  ››
01 Oct 2014 | By The Informant
The regally-bred Ol’ Man River (2 c Montjeu - Finsceal Beo by Mr Greeley) confirmed himself a serious Classic prospect for 2015 with a dominant victory in the Beresford Stakes (Gr 2, 1m) at the Curragh on Sunday. Trained by Aidan O’Br
TheWayYouAre's Acquisto on the money trail ››
01 Oct 2014 | By NZ Racing Desk
With black type already next to Acquisto’s name, trainer and part-owner Tony Bambry has his sights set on two financially lucrative opportunities for the filly. The daughter of TheWayYouAre was a strong third in the Listed Wanganui Guineas l
Koptoon another smart 2yo for Rip ››
26 Sep 2014 | By racenews
There were some well-regarded runners in Kempton’s six-furlong juvenile event on Wednesday evening but one of the field proved much too strong for his opposition. The Tom Dascombe-trained Koptoon (2c Rip Van Winkle-Mania, by Danehill
Hat Trick for High Chaparral daughters ››
25 Sep 2014 | By Breednet
Promising filly Ballet Suite (3f High Chaparral x Suitely, by Woodman) broke her maiden in good style at Bendigo on Wednesday and has aspirations towards the Group I VRC Crown Oaks. Stepped up to 1600 metres at her third start, the Mark Kavanagh tra
Group One targets for impressive Thorn Park filly  ››
23 Sep 2014 | By Racenews
Unbeaten filly Thinking Of You (Thorn Park) has been promoted to favouritism for the Gr.1 Thousand Guineas after a dominant win at Caulfield at the weekend. The Peter Moody-trained filly followed up a Wodonga maiden with a convincing performance in
Rip colt shines at Newbury ››
22 Sep 2014 | By Coolmore
Rip Van Winkle had another smart first-crop juvenile winner on Saturday when the Marco Botti-trained Yeenaan (2c Rip Van Winkle-Japan, by Key Royal) captured a competitive Newbury 2YO event. Sporting the silks of Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalif
Treble of winners for Rip Van Winkle  ››
18 Sep 2014 | By Racenews
The determined performance by Rip Van Winkle’s promising daughter Home Cummins to score her second win at Doncaster’s St Leger meeting in England last week was backed up at the weekend by two further first-crop 2YO winners for the champio
Group one double elevates Mastercraftsman to new heights ››
16 Sep 2014 | By Racenews
The outstanding beginning made by Mastercraftsman to his stud career advanced to a new level at the weekend with two 3YO members from his first crop, Kingston Hill and The Grey Gatsby, delivering an exceptional Group One-race double for their champio
Gr.1 double for Mastercraftsman as Gatsby downs Australia ››
14 Sep 2014 | By Racing Post
WOW! Mastercraftsman's The Grey Gatsby ran down the long odds-on favourite Australia to gain a memorable victory under Ryan Moore. The outcome looked as unexpected as the betting suggested beforehand, with dual Derby winner Australia sent off the
Kingston Masters Gr.1 St Leger  ››
14 Sep 2014 | By Coolmore.com
Outstanding three-year-old Kingston Hill (3c Mastercraftsman-Audacieuse, by Rainbow Quest) brought a first crop Classic success for Mastercraftsman on Saturday when winning the G1 St Leger at Doncaster. The Roger Varian-trained colt, who also
Champions inducted in to the Cambridge Walk Of Fame ››
11 Sep 2014 | By NZ Thoroughbred Breeders
Last week saw two of the Waikato's favourite sons inducted into the Cambridge ‘Sporting Walk of Fame’. Hosted by the Waipa District Council at the impressive Avantidrome cycling track, champion racehorse SO YOU THINK and champion sire VO
First strike for blueblood ››
11 Sep 2014 | By Breednet.com
Packing Chaparral, a three-quarter brother to Windsor Park Stud graduate So You Think, opened his winning account when scoring over 1600m at Te Rapa in New Zealand yesterday. The High Chaparral 4YO had finished runner-up at his three previous sta
Broodmare of the Year to ShamExpress ››
10 Sep 2014 | By Racenews
The outstanding quality of the broodmares being covered by ShamExpress in his first season at stud has received further recognition with the decision by Trelawney Stud to send their Broodmare of the Year Sayyida to the 2013 Gr.1 Newmarket Handicap wi
Mastercraftsman colt all go for St Leger ››
09 Sep 2014 | By Racing Post
Kingston Hill, ante-post favourite for the Gr.1 Ladbrokes St Leger, will face a maximum of 14 rivals at Doncaster on Saturday.  The Roger Varian-trained English Derby runner-up, who is 5-2 with the sponsors for the world’s oldest Clas
Exciting win for Windsor Park Stud ››
08 Sep 2014 | By Michelle Saba, NZTBA
There is a certain sense of excitement at Windsor Park Stud at the moment brought about by the impressive win of Stratocaster (Mastercraftsman[IRE]-Very Musical[IRE]) in the recent Hawke’s Bay Guineas Prelude. The steely grey three-year-old
Stakes winning Twya scores for TheWayYouAre ››
08 Sep 2014 | By Racenews
The smart and progressive 3YO Twya (TheWayYouAre) took the step up in class in his stride when successful in the Listed Wanganui Guineas on Saturday. Twya was recording another black type winner for his exciting young sire TheWayYouAre, New Zealand&
Tough conditions just the ticket for Ethical  ››
08 Sep 2014 | By NZ Racing Desk
Although described by her trainer Graham Thomas as being “as quiet as a kid’s pony” promising staying mare Ethical showed all her toughness and fighting qualities to master the difficult conditions at Ellerslie on the weekend to not
Jaggard in fine fettle  ››
05 Sep 2014 | By theinformant.co.nz
The seven-year-old version of the Foxton sprinter-miler Jaggard is an impressive sight, according to his co-trainer Sue Walsh. The Group One performer is back in work at the Foxton stables she operates with Bruce Gregory after spelling particularly
Beauty impresses Oliver and O'Brien ahead of Spring target ››
02 Sep 2014 | By Racingnetwork.com.au
Danny O'Brien hopes former New Zealander Beauty's Beast can end up in the Gr.1 Emirates Stakes at the end of the spring carnival.  Beauty's Beast, who joined O'Brien for this preparation, trialled well on Monday at Cranbourne, with Dami
Emirates eyed for Beauty’s Beast ››
02 Sep 2014 | By Racenews
The Gr.1 Emirates Stakes at the end of the Melbourne spring carnival is a race that has been flagged for Sydney stakes winner Beauty’s Beast (Guillotine), following his strong trial win at Cranbourne on Monday.
Mastercraftsman's Stratocaster tunes up for Guineas ››
01 Sep 2014 | By John Jenkins
The high opinion Cambridge trainer Emma-Lee Browne has of Stratocaster was well vindicated when the grey upstaged several more favoured runners in the $20,000 Hawke's Bay Guineas Prelude at Hastings yesterday. The Mastercraftsman three-year-old gav
Toast Of New York targets Classic glory ››
27 Aug 2014 | By Racenews
The richest race in the USA, the $US5 million Gr.1 Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita in late October, remains a possible target for exciting 3YO Toast of New York (TheWayYouAre) following his impressive second-place finish in the Gr.1 Pacific Clas
Twya gives first win to comeback trainer Sweeney  ››
18 Aug 2014 | By Richard Edmunds, The Informant
Debbie Sweeney scored her first win since returning into training partnership with her father Graeme Sanders when Twya (TheWayYouAre) scored an effortless victory in the Stewards Maiden at Avondale last Friday. Sweeney and Sanders trained in partner
Hey Mambo! Have You Got What It Takes? ››
12 Aug 2014 | By John Richardson, The Informant
Apart from Vespa, it is very doubtful if any colt other than the Stephen McKee trained PRINCE MAMBO has revealed the potential in his juvenile season to win the major Guineas races, especially the Gr.1 Riccarton feature in November, although there is
Group One success for Rip Van Winkle ››
11 Aug 2014 | By Racenews
World champion miler Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) became the first 2014 freshman stallion to sire a Group One winner when his highclass son Dick Whittington prevailed in the Gr.1 Phoenix Stakes for 2YO’s at the Curragh in Ireland yesterday. Traine
Big hopes for Rip’s latest winner  ››
08 Aug 2014 | By Racenews
Rip Van Winkle colt Almorox (2c Rip Van Winkle-Totem, by Mizzen Mast) made a sparkling winning debut in France on Tuesday coasting to a length victory in the 1600m La Teste Prix du Teich. Trainer Christophe Ferland, who guided the career of European
Devastating Daniel wins in dashing style ››
28 Jul 2014 | By Racenews
Guillotine’s classy three year old son Daniel (ex Tina by Danasinga) has connections eyeing the S$500,000 Gr.1 Panasonic Kranji Mile on October 5th following his stylish victory in the S$125,000 Korea Racing Authority Trophy in Singapore on Sun
Another Group winner heads great day for Rip Van Winkle  ››
21 Jul 2014 | By Racenews
Trainer Aidan O’Brien is aiming Dick Whittington (2c Rip Van Winkle-Sahara Sky, by Danehill) at Gr.1 company after the colt scored another Group race success for his first-season sire Rip Van Winkle at the Curragh in Ireland on Saturday. Dick
Derby winner unable to shuttle this season  ››
18 Jul 2014 | 
The 2011 Epsom Derby winner Pour Moi will unfortunately not shuttle to Windsor Park Stud for the upcoming southern hemisphere breeding season. While in quarantine in Newmarket, England, Pour Moi developed a problem and will not travel to New Zeala
Black-type plan for latest Rip winner  ››
14 Jul 2014 | By Racenews
Colour Rhapsody continued the upward momentum for freshman sire Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) when successful over 7 ½ furlongs at Tipperary in Ireland on Saturday. The firm going proved ideal for Colour Rhapsody (2f Rip Van Winkle-Truly Mine, by
Smart debut winner for Mastercraftsman ››
08 Jul 2014 | By Racenews
The Team Hawkes-trained two-year-old Maastricht (Mastercraftsman) looked a filly with a promising future following her strong debut winning performance in Victoria yesterday. Maastricht finished too well for her opposition to score by half a length
Star Way is famous once more ››
08 Jul 2014 | By NZ Racing Desk
Wanabefamous' gritty win in Saturday's Listed Taumarunui Gold Cup evoked memories of one of New Zealand's greatest sires, Star Way. The Ralph Manning-owned and trained five-year-old gelding secured the most important of his seven wins from 23 starts
Son of Falkirk impresses in Hong Kong ››
04 Jul 2014 | By Racenews
Lovely Delovely, a 4YO son of Falkirk, proved too slick for his rivals when scoring impressively by 4 lengths over 1000m at Sha Tin earlier this week. Having just his fourth start in Hong Kong, Lovely Delovely was ridden by Joao Moreira for trainer
Carpenter nails Gr.3 for Mastercraftsman ››
01 Jul 2014 | By Racenews
There was a new Group winner for Mastercraftsman yesterday when the Rod Millman-trained Master Carpenter (3c Mastercraftsman-Fringe, by In The Wings) captured the Gr.3 Prix Daphnis over 1800m at Chantilly in Paris. Master Carpenter was Mastercraftsm
Group race quinella for Rip Van Winkle ››
30 Jun 2014 | By Racenews
Freshman sire Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) not only sired his first stakes winner in the Gr.3 Grangecon Stud Stakes run at the Irish Derby meeting over the weekend but he also provided the quinella in 1300m event for 2YO fillies. I Am Beautiful, a first
Toast burns up Lambourn gallops ››
27 Jun 2014 | By Racenews
Michael Buckley’s Toast of New York (TheWayYouAre), winner of the Gr.2 UAE Derby Mar. 29, geared up for the Gr.1Belmont Derby, July 5th, with a work that pleased trainer Jamie Osborne Tuesday. "He did his last piece of work on Tuesday morning
More success for Rip Van Winkle ››
24 Jun 2014 | By Racenews
Rip Van Winkle’s daughter Home Cummins (2f Rip Van Winkle-Alava, by Anabaa) looked a filly with plenty of upside after winning her maiden race in good fashion at Redcar on Saturday. The Richard Fahey-trained filly had finished second on debut
Dick Whittington stars for Rip Van Winkle ››
16 Jun 2014 | By Coolmore.com
The Aidan O’Brien-trained Dick Whittington (2c Rip Van Winkle-Sahara Sky, by Danehill) looked a high-class prospect when becoming Rip Van Winkle’s latest first-crop winner at Navan on Saturday. The Swordlestown Stud-bred colt, a 280,000
Daniel Returns To Winning Ways ››
09 Jun 2014 | By NZTM
The writing was on the wall following his second-placed finish in last month’s Gr.1 Singapore Guineas (1600m) and talented galloper Daniel (Guillotine) continued his upward thread with a slashing victory in the $125,000 Open race over 1400m at
Brilliant Australia brings more Derby glory for Galileo  ››
08 Jun 2014 | By Coolmore
Australia (3c Galileo-Ouija Board, by Cape Cross) lived up to his huge reputation at Epsom on Saturday when capturing a brilliant renewal of the Gr.1 Derby. The hot favourite was always travelling sweetly under Joseph O’Brien and he showed an
Momentum continues for Rip Van Winkle ››
05 Jun 2014 | By Racenews
Rip Van Winkle had another impressive debut winner at the weekend when Sleepy Dust (2f Rip Van Winkle-Knockatotaun, by Spectrum) took a competitive Newbury 2YO fillies race over 6 furlongs in eye-catching fashion. Despite showing signs of
French Derby glory for Mastercraftsman ››
03 Jun 2014 | By Racenews
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Carpenter on top for Mastercraftsman ››
31 May 2014 | By Coolmore
Master Carpenter (3c Mastercraftsman-Fringe, by In The Wings) became another black-type scorer for Mastercraftsman when winning the Listed Heron Stakes at Sandown on Thursday night in great style, Ryan Moore partnered the consistent three-year-old t
ShamExpress Brochure preview
Windsor Park Stud 2014 Stallion Roster ››
31 May 2014 | 
Following their recent announcement that Gr.1 winning Australian sprinter ShamExpress has been secured for stud duties, Windsor Park Stud is pleased to confirm their 2014 stallion roster and service fees. World Champion miler Rip Van Winkle will ag
More winners continue the rise of Guillotine ››
26 May 2014 | By Racenews
A treble of smart winners in Hong Kong and Australia at the weekend continued the rapid rise for exciting young sire Guillotine (Montjeu).
Rip Van Winkle off the mark at the Curragh ››
26 May 2014 | By The Informant
Three-time Group One winner Rip Van Winkle sired his first winner on Saturday when Jeanne Girl prevailed in the opening maiden at the Curragh in Ireland. The Jessica Harrington-trained filly saw off her rivals despite the testing ground ...
ShamExpress to stand at Windsor Park Stud
20 May 2014 | By The Informant

Brilliant Australian sprinter ShamExpress, the fastest son of outstanding sire O’Reilly, has been secured for a syndicate headed by Windsor Park Stud and will commence stud duties at the renowned New Zealand nursery this spring.

A Gr.1 winner of well over A$1million, including the VRC Newmarket Handicap at Flemington, ShamExpress follows champion sires Exceed And Excel and General Nediym as 3YO winners of Australia’s premier sprint race.

ShamExpress joins a list of Australia’s greatest sprinters to have won the time honoured Newmarket Handicap, a list that includes Black Caviar, Takeover Target, Hay List, Scenic Blast, Weekend Hustler, Miss Andretti, Alinghi, Schillaci, Placid Ark, Special and this season’s sprint sensation Lankan Rupee.

Successful on debut as a 2YO at Flemington, ShamExpress trained on at three and four years to win at Gr.1 level and be multiple Gr.1 placed at Weight For Age, including this season when finishing runnerup in both the Lightning Stakes and Sprint Classic. In addition, ShamExpress finished third in the Gr.1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (Ascot Vale Stakes) as a 3YO.

ShamExpress was trained throughout his career by leading Australian trainer Danny O’Brien, who commented: “From the time he first stepped onto the racetrack, ShamExpress was one of the most naturally gifted gallopers I have ever trained. He confirmed that when he won at Flemington on debut, breaking 33 seconds for his last 600m and did so again when winning the Gr.1 Newmarket. He’s absolutely one of the most impressive individuals you could wish to see”.

Windsor Park Stud co-owners Nelson and Rodney Schick inspected ShamExpress in Melbourne last week and were very taken with him.

“After viewing ShamExpress I could not be more excited about him. He’s a beast of a stallion, with the physique and strong genetic profile necessary to be a success. As with his champion sire O’Reilly, ShamExpress was a Gr.1 winner over 1200m as a 3YO against older horses, a fact that also appealed a lot to us” said Rodney Schick.


Rodney & Nelson Schick inspecting ShamExpress

 

“We stood Australian Gr.1 winning sprinter Thorn Park, who was Timeform rated 122 and sired Cox Plate, Derby and Guineas winners on his way to becoming a Champion Sire. Like Thorn Park, ShamExpress had the talent to break 33 seconds for his last 600m but was rated even higher by Timeform at 124”.

ShamExpress is one of only two Australian Gr.1 1200m winners among 75 stakes winners sired by O’Reilly and through his dam is a grandson of Windsor Park’s former eight time champion sire Volksraad, whose daughters are now proving so successful at stud.

His granddam Rose World, by champion racehorse and sire Grosvenor, is a granddaughter of Gr.1 Irish Oaks winner Celina and a member of the renowned No.9 stallion producing family of Commands, Kaapstad, Nasrullah, Royal Charger, Tudor Minstrel and Fair Trial.

“We’re syndicating ShamExpress and the response from breeders has been terrific, enabling us to secure him for the NZ breeding industry. He will be a popular addition to our stallion roster at a service fee of $16,000+GST”, remarked Schick.

Allez Eagle all go for Aussie  ››
19 May 2014 | By The Informant
Allez Eagle (Guillotine) is persuasive animal and Te Rapa today again provided him with the stage to argue his case for a trip to Australia to further showcase his talent. The Guillotine three-year-old had won on the track earlier in the month when
ShamExpress with Rod & Nelson ››
19 May 2014 | 
   Rodney & Nelson Schick inspecting ShamExpress in Melbourne last week..
Another smart racehorse for TheWayYouAre ››
16 May 2014 | By Racenews
Promising young sire TheWayYouAre looks to have another smart first crop 3YO colt in the form of With Rhythm, a facile 5 length winner of the Prix Verso over 1600m at Saint-Cloud in Paris yesterday. With Rhythm is trained by champion trainer Andre F
Gatsby takes G2 Dante for Mastercraftsman  ››
16 May 2014 | By Coolmore
Mastercraftsman’s son The Grey Gatsby (3c Mastercraftsman-Marie Vison, by Entrepreneur) saw off some highly-regarded opponents to take York’s G2 feature Dante Stakes in brilliant style on Thursday when adding to his sire’s outstandi
Pour Moi weanlings grab the spotlight ››
16 May 2014 | By Racenews
The first-crop foals by Gr.1 English Derby winning stallion Pour Moi attracted plenty of attention and led all first season sires results at the NZ Bloodstock National Weanling, Broodmare and Mixed Stock sale at Karaka this week. Pour Moi had four w
Another son rises for Guillotine ››
07 May 2014 | By Racenews
While Beauty’s Beast, an exciting first-crop son of Guillotine, heads to the spelling paddock fresh from an impressive stakes winning performance at the recent Sydney racing carnival, another son, Allez Eagle looks poised to bring
Melbourne beckons for Pike’s soaring eagle ››
05 May 2014 | By NZTM
Cambridge trainer Tony Pike was both relieved and excited after witnessing his promising three-year-old Allez Eagle (Guillotine) make the best possible return from injury when he scored a comprehensive victory in Rating 65 company at Te Rapa on Satur
Master of the classics ››
30 Apr 2014 | By Racenews
The first of the European Classic races were run in Italy at the weekend with the Italian 1000 Guineas, the Gr.3 Premio Regina Elena, being won by Vague Nouvelle, a smart and progressive daughter of European champion first season sire Mastercraftsman
TheWayYouAre 2YO to target Guineas ››
30 Apr 2014 | By Racenews
Trainer Patrick Campbell will set Saturday’s Trentham 2YO winner Don’t Change (TheWayYouAre) for the rich Guineas races next Spring following his win in the Hiremaster 2YO Handicap over 1000m. Although Don’t Change had not raced fo
Classic win for Mastercraftsman ››
29 Apr 2014 | By Coolmore.com
Mastercraftsman’s first crop made a brilliant start last season and they look sure to have an equally fruitful 2014 with Vague Nouvelle (3f Mastercraftsman-Zona, by Mr Greeley) providing her sire with a Classic victory on Sunday. 
Sandown win puts Search Squad’s trip to Adelaide in on-again mode ››
28 Apr 2014 | By AAP TURF & TVN
Doug Harrison may reconsider a trip to Adelaide next Saturday with Search Squad (NZ) (Falkirk), winner of yesterday’s New Zealand Bloodstock Handicap at Sandown. The Cranbourne trainer said he’d planned to take Search Squad to Morphettvi
Hawkesbury Guineas start for Beauty's Beast ››
23 Apr 2014 | By The Informant
David Greene is confident Beauty’s Beast will be making his presence felt at the top level next season. “He’s had six runs this preparation and he’s showing me that with natural improvement between three and four he can be a
Volksraad scores International Derby success ››
23 Apr 2014 | By Breednet.com
New Zealand’s international success spread to Malaysia on Sunday with the kiwi galloper Carbon Copy (NZ) (Volksraad) triumphant in the Listed Rgt500,000 Perak Derby (2400m). A three-quarter brother to Group 1 New Zealand Derby winn
Guillotine's Beast kicks off a Beauty for Kiwi breds at Championships ››
20 Apr 2014 | By Breednet.com.au
A glorious looking son of the Windsor Park stallion Guillotine (Montjeu), Beauty’s Beast opened his stakes account with a dominant performance in Saturday’s Listed McGrath South Pacific Classic (1400m) at Randwick. Winner of his las
Kiwis on a High after Queen Elizabeth result ››
20 Apr 2014 | By Racenews
Former Windsor Park Stud shuttle stallion High Chaparral (Sadler's Wells) continued his amazing success story when It’s A Dundeel (NZ) capped a headlining day for New Zealand with victory in the A$4 million Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes at
More Melbourne Cups on the cards for Montjeu and Waterhouse  ››
20 Apr 2014 | By Racenews
Punters threw their support behind the Gai Waterhouse trained The Offer (IRE) in the $1 million Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick and never had a moments worry as the son of Montjeu romped home by 3-3/4 lengths. "Bring on the Melbourne Cup,"
133 in English Derby frame ››
11 Apr 2014 | By ANZ Bloodstock News
A total of 133 horses remain in contention for the Gr.1 English Derby (2400m) at Epsom on 7 June, after 15 horses received a second entry yesterday at a cost of £8,000. Kingston Hill (Mastercraftsman), winner of last year’s Gr.1 Racing
Cracking family behind session-topping colt ››
10 Apr 2014 | By Racenews
Day Two of Inglis’ Australian Easter Yearling Sales in Sydney yesterday saw a close relative to Windsor Park shuttle stallion TheWayYouAre top the session’s trade for A$1.5 million. The striking colt by Street Cry (Machiavellian) was kno
Toast Of New York supplemented for Derby ››
09 Apr 2014 | By ANZ Bloodstock News
Toast Of New York (TheWayYouAre) will by-pass the Kentucky Derby (Gr 1, 10f) and has been supplemented for the English Derby (Gr 1, 1m4f) at Epsom at a cost of £8,000, trainer Jamie Osborne confirmed yesterday. The colt was an impressive winner
Big future predicted for Falkirk’s daughter La Valeta ››
07 Apr 2014 | By NZTM
A gutsy win in the Rating 85 Team Wealleans 1200 by La Valeta (Falkirk) at Te Aroha on the weekend has both her connections and regular pilot Mark Du Plessis convinced that the best is yet to come for the speedy four-year-old mare. Ridden a treat by
Sydney start on the cards for smart Beauty's Beast  ››
07 Apr 2014 | By Dennis Ryan, The Informant
The winning margin was only a neck but it was still enough to confirm a trip to the Sydney autumn carnival for the talented grey Beauty’s Beast (Guillotine). Carrying Topweight of 59.5 kg, the Guillotine gelding led from the start in the Towes
Ritchie has three-year-olds on Brisbane trail ››
01 Apr 2014 | By www.theinformant.co.nz
Shaune Ritchie is confident he has two ideal prospects to tackle the three-year-old features during the Queensland Winter Carnival. The Cambridge trainer has confirmed Chop Chop (by Guillotine), a last-start fourth in the Gr. 1 New Zealand Oaks, w
Windsor Park Toasts Dubai Derby Winner ››
01 Apr 2014 | By Racenews
Exciting Windsor Park Stud stallion TheWayYouAre received a major boost to his burgeoning stud career at the weekend when his first-crop US-bred 3YO son Toast Of New York raced away with the US$2 million UAE Derby at Meydan on Dubai World Cup ni
Allez Eagle ready to soar again ››
31 Mar 2014 | By www.theinformant.co.nz
Allez Eagle has had mixed luck at Te Rapa but that’s where the very promising three-year-old is heading for his first-up run. Trainers Tony Pike and Mark Donoghue have earmarked the Gr. 3 Cambridge Trainers’ Breeders’ Stakes (120
Derby options open for Toast Of New York ››
31 Mar 2014 | By Coolmore
Thewayyouare colt Toast Of New York (3c Thewayyouare-Claire Soleil, by Syncline) is set to be added to be added to the field for the 2014 Derby following his brilliant victory in the UAE Derby at Meydan on Saturday. When interviewed on A
TheWayYouAre's son wins Derby in Dubai ››
31 Mar 2014 | By Breednet
 Aussie bred Group I MRC Caulfield Guineas winner Long John finished out of the placings in the Group II UAE Derby at Meydan in Dubai overnight, but the winner Toast of New York is of interest as he is from the first Northern Hemisphere bred cro
Walter has carnival plans on Wish list ››
25 Mar 2014 | By Breednet.com
Leading trainer Guy Walter is now considering Sydney racing carnival options for his smart young galloper Last Wish (Guillotine) following his impressive win over 1600m at Kembla Grange yesterday. Walter is looking for Last Wish to continue his
Kingston Hill on track for Guineas ››
24 Mar 2014 | By telegraph.co.uk
Nothing is more comforting for those holding ante-post vouchers on an unbeaten Group One winner than to hear news that he has wintered well. But, Roger Varian went better than that on Thursday when he declared Kingston Hill to have the “stamp o
Greene looking to test Beast further ››
23 Mar 2014 | By theinformant.co.nz
The Cambridge Breeders Stakes is on the doorstep for Beauty’s Beast, but Te Rapa trainer David Greene is likely to bypass the feature with his latest stable star. The Group Three event on April 26 is over 1200 metres and that is one of the m
Sky's the limit for Entirely Platinum  ››
23 Mar 2014 | By smh.com.au
Michael Hawkes believes it will be “scary” to see how good Entirely Platinum will be next preparation after he toyed with his rivals in the Gr.3 Sky High Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.   The in-form Hawkes stable was once aga
Fabre lands double with TheWayYouAre pair ››
22 Mar 2014 | By Coolmore
A pair of Andre Fabre-trained three-year-olds looked to have bright futures when landing a double for Thewayyouare at Saint-Cloud recently. First up was newcomer With Rhythm (3c Thewayyouare-Rhythm And Rhyme, by Unbridled´s Song) who took
Leebaz headed for the top ››
21 Mar 2014 | By Breeding and Racing
Gifted galloper Leebaz (Zabeel-Polish Princess, by Polish Precedent) took another step towards stakes company with an impressive win the Pro-Ride Handicap (1600m) at Warwick Farm yesterday. The 4YO son of Zabeel is held in high regard by trainers M
Angelica Hall for Breeders' Stakes  ››
18 Mar 2014 | By The Informant
Exciting filly Angelica Hall will have one more opportunity to secure a black type victory before the end of her three-year-old campaign. The daughter of Guillotine won her first two starts and made a good impression in her first attempt in stakes c
All You Wish on HK Derby mission ››
14 Mar 2014 | By NZTM
All You Wish (NZ) (Thorn Park) ended his debut season last July as Hong Kong’s Champion Griffin with five wins on the board from six starts, but the Dennis Yip stable star heads into Sunday's HK-1 BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) at Sha Tin with som
McMahon answers Oaks call  ››
14 Mar 2014 | By NZTM
Queenslander Ric McMahon has jumped at the opportunity to plug a gap in the senior jockeys’ ranks at Trentham on Saturday.   Matt Cameron is taking time out to fully recover from a leg injury and Kelly Myers’ suspension has been co
Guillotine making the cut  ››
13 Mar 2014 | By John Berry Thoroughbredinternet
Nearly two years after his death, the mighty Sadler's Wells stallion Montjeu is now well established as a sire of sires. An easy winner of the Prix du Jockey-Club, Irish Derby and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in 1999 and an even easier winner of t
Brown and Laxon upbeat about the return of Daniel ››
26 Feb 2014 | By Singapore Turf Club
Promising three-year-old Daniel will no doubt draw plenty of interest when he returns from a three-month layoff in the $75,000 Progress race over 1200m this Sunday. The Laurie Laxon-trained and Oscar Racing Stable-owned galloper caught the imagina
Firsts all ’round for TheWayYouAre ››
25 Feb 2014 | By Racenews
The powerful victory by Prince Mambo in the Listed Slipper Stakes at Matamata on Saturday provided the first stakes winner for leading first-season sire TheWayYouAre, confirming a further stakes performer in the first southern hemisphere crop of the
First Stakes Winner for TheWayYouAre ››
24 Feb 2014 | By Breednet.com
Promising young Windsor Park shuttler Thewayyouare (USA) posted his first Southern Hemisphere stakes-winner when two-year-old colt Prince Mambo showed his true ability when taking out the Listed Reid & Harrison (1980) Limited Slipper over 1200 me
Prince Mambo on track for Group Ones ››
24 Feb 2014 | By Wally O'Hearn, The Informant
Prince Mambo emerged as a serious chance in a bid to give Go Racing Syndications back-to-back wins in the Gr. 1 Haunui Farm Diamond Stakes when scoring at Matamata today. One of the Go Racing Syndicates won last year’s Ellerslie feature with R
Rare Derby double for exciting TheWayYouAre colt ››
13 Feb 2014 | By Coolmore
Trainer Jamie Osborne and owner Michael Buckley have big plans for Toast Of New York (3c Thewayyouare-Claire Soleil, Syncline), who has won his last two starts by an aggregate of 28 lengths.   The son of Thewayyouare, bred in Kentucky by Ashle
Bosson makes early Oaks move ››
12 Feb 2014 | By NZ Racing Desk
Champion jockey Opie Bosson has already settled on his mount for the Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks at Trentham. He partnered Chop Chop (Giullotine) for the first time when they finished fourth in last Saturday’s Gr.2 Sir Tristram Fillies’ C
Rip Van Winkle first-crop yearlings are all the rage  ››
22 Jan 2014 | By Coolmore
A high-class bunch of stallions will have their first runners this year but there was one that buyers wanted consistently more than any other at the 2013 yearling sales, according to figures compiled by the Irish Field. That horse was Galileo’
Champion sires legacy continues through his daughters ››
21 Jan 2014 | By Racenews
At Sha Tin racecourse on Sunday Able Friend (Shamardal) confirmed his position as a leading contender for the 2014 HK-1 Hong Kong Derby in March with a resounding victory in the HK-1 Hong Kong Classic Mile. In doing so, Able Friend added to the bur
Young sire smells the roses ››
20 Jan 2014 | By Racenews
The success of Steel Rose, a second-crop daughter of exciting young sire Guillotine, in the Gr.2 Wakefield Challenge Stakes at Trentham on Saturday not only demonstrated her cast-iron qualities once again but also capped an excellent weekend of resul
Guillotine's Rose too tough in Gr.2 Wakefield ››
19 Jan 2014 | By The Informant
Steel Rose confirmed her status as the country’s leading two-year-old filly when she dug deep for victory in the Gr. 2 Nadeem Wakefield Challenge Stakes at Trentham today. With a debut third, a Listed win and a second placing to leading male V
Matamata Breeders next for Steel Rose ››
19 Jan 2014 | By Racenews
 A group of friends from Taranaki no longer have to rely on the punt for their racecourse thrills after banding together to join the ownership ranks.  They formed a syndicate to race the tenacious filly Steel Rose (NZ) and the juvenile fur
Du Plessis excited over Glorious Lad's Derby prospects ››
12 Jan 2014 | By Wally O'Hearn, The Informant
Mark Du Plessis has already made up his mind on his ride for the $750,000 Gr. 1 TV3 NZ Derby, even though the three-year-old classic is still seven weeks away. Du Plessis has yet to win the New Zealand Derby and was narrowly beaten on Fix when secon
Parsons considers Australia for highly rated daughter of Falkirk  ››
12 Jan 2014 | By Wally O'Hearn, The Informant
Co-trainer Karen Parsons quipped that she might have to follow Kevin Myers’ lead with Arietta (Falkirk) after winning the $40,000 Waikato Stud Handicap at Awapuni today. Arietta already sat on a rating of 101 despite including only one Listed
Thorn Pass pushes case for Levin Classic start ››
12 Jan 2014 | By Wally O'Hearn, The Informant
Awapuni trainer Lisa Latta will delay a decision until early next week on the possibility of backing Thorn Pass up in the Gr. 1 $240,000 Levin Classic at Trentham next Saturday. Thorn Pass looked a serious chance in the 1600-metre feature on the fir
Way In to give Ritchie crack at Karaka Million ››
12 Jan 2014 | By Wally O'Hearn, The Informant
Cambridge trainer Shaune Ritchie is set to step into new territory with Way In (Thewayyouare), a narrow winner of the NZB Insurance Pearl Series 2YO at Ellerslie today. Way In crossed the line locked in battle with Riding Shotgun (Iffraaj), who had
Roller-coaster ride for syndicate of Karaka Million hope ››
11 Jan 2014 | By Wally O'Hearn, The Informant
Within the space of a couple of months the Ballymore Ladies Syndicate No.1 has felt the mixed emotions associated with racing. The group of women experienced both excitement and heart-ache with Xquisit and now they are on a high with the replacement
Ryan secures Rip Van Winkle colt at Magic Millions ››
11 Jan 2014 | By Coolmore
A triple Group I winning son of Galileo, Rip Van Winkle kicked a big goal at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale on Friday with a colt from his first Southern Hemisphere bred crop of foals. Shuttling to Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand, Rip Van Winkle
All roads lead to Windsor Park's annual yearling parade ››
10 Jan 2014 | 
We welcome everyone to our annual yearling parade to be held next Thursday January 16th 2014. The parade will commence at 10.30am and break for lunch at 12.30am, continuing from 1.15pm until the conclusion when we invite you to join us for refres
Divissima Races into Karaka Million Contention ››
10 Jan 2014 | By NZB
A serious contender for the $1m Karaka Million was revealed today with Divissima (NZ) (Mastercraftsman) an impressive winner in the $10,000 Kevin Gould Electrical Maiden 2YO over 1150m at Waikato Racing Club’s meeting held at Paeroa.
Rip Van Winkle's first SH yearling makes AUD$320,000 on the Gold Coast ››
10 Jan 2014 | By Thoroughbrednews.com
There was just the one lot by the freshman sire and former high class racehorse Rip Van Winkle and Rosehill trainer Gerald Ryan had no hesitation in going to $320,000 to secure the colt out of the draft of Coolmore. Lot 526, out of the Volksraad mar
Mosquito takes City of Auckland Cup  ››
04 Jan 2014 | By NZB
Lightly tried stayer Mosquito (NZ) (Golan) prevailed in the biggest test of his short career with victory in the Group 2 $100,000 Scot Thrust City of Auckland Cup (2400m) at Ellerslie.
Showing a World of Ability ››
04 Jan 2014 | By NZB
The lightly raced three-year-old Show the World (NZ) (High Chaparral) was triumphant in the Group 2 $100,000 The Sound Championship Stakes (2100m) at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day announcing his rise to prominence with Group 1 races earmarked for
Trepidation targets the Telegraph  ››
29 Dec 2013 | By The Informant
Matamata trainers Paul and Kris Shailer greeted their mare Trepidation with a mixture of relief and delight as she headed to the winner’s stall after the Stella Artois 1200 at Ellerslie today. Trepidation had her first start since being badly
Guillotine lands another 2YO winner ››
28 Dec 2013 | By The Informant
Linda Laing needed little persuasion to part with some of her hard-earned at a Karaka weanling sale in 2012. For just $200 the Cambridge trainer secured a grey filly who is now shaping as well above average. Named Duey, she put up a smart performanc
Military Move Back to his Best ››
24 Dec 2013 | By NZB
2010 Gr. 1 New Zealand Derby winner Military Move (NZ) (Volksraad) completed a return to top form since his arrival back from Hong Kong with victory in the Group 3 $70,000 Hotel Coachman Manawatu Cup (2300m) at Awapuni on Saturday.
Durham Town ready for Gr.1 assignment ››
23 Dec 2013 | By NZTM
An impressive run at last Tuesday’s Te Aroha trials has Ruakaka trainer Donna Logan convinced her highclass sprinter Durham Town (NZ) (Falkirk) is ready to put his first Group One victory on the board as he gets ready to contest the Sistema Rai
Derby winner still has the moves ››
22 Dec 2013 | By NZTM
You can’t keep a top-quality stayer down as Military Move (NZ) (Volksraad) proved at Awapuni yesterday when he won another battle ahead of a sterner upcoming central districts challenge. The former New Zealand Derby winner has come back to exc
Decision yet to be made on exciting filly ››
18 Dec 2013 | By The Informant
A discussion with the owners will take place before the next mission is decided upon for unbeaten Matamata filly Angelica Hall. After being unbeaten in three trials, Angelica Hall has carried that form through to raceday with an impressive debut win
Angelica caps huge weekend for Guillotine ››
17 Dec 2013 | By Jeff Dore
Impressive winning on debut at her previous start, Angelica Hall (3 f Guillotine – Greta Hall, by Kaapstad) produced another classy performance in Coca-Cola Benchmark 65 1200 metres on Sunday at Ellerslie. Slow through the early stages, Angeli
Jubilate to target major mile races over carnival ››
15 Dec 2013 | By The Informant
Falkirk's son Jubilate gave his trainer Graham Richardson ammunition to push on to a couple of the country’s biggest 1600-metre events when winning at Ellerslie today. Aided by a beautiful ride from Noel Harris, Jubilate completed a double wh
Steel Rose wins juvenile stakes race for Guillotine ››
15 Dec 2013 | By The Informant
Guillotine filly Steel Rose sprung a surprise win in the Wentwood Grange Stakes at Te Rapa today but that wasn’t about to stop her team of hard-case owners from celebrating in the only way they know.   Trained in New Plymouth by Hall Of
McKee waiting a week with Chaparrone  ››
12 Dec 2013 | By Wally O'Hearn, The Informant
Stephen McKee has purposely bypassed Saturday’s Gr. 2 $100,000 Waikato Times Gold Cup at Te Rapa with his talented stayer Chaparrone (High Chaparral). Chaparrone has come through her last-start ninth in the Gr. 3 DHL Counties Cup well enough b
200,000 Guineas for Rip Van Winkle Colt  ››
28 Nov 2013 | By Coolmore
A colt by the first-season sire Rip Van Winkle was the star on the opening day of the 2013 Tattersalls December Yearling Sale.  A total of 145 lots were sold for 3,570,100 guineas at an average of 24,621 guineas and a median of 15,000 guineas,
Mastercraftsman Colt Tops Karaka Million Order of Entry ››
28 Nov 2013 | By Breednet
The race to the $1million Karaka Million is taking shape with the young son of Mastercraftsman in Jackofall (NZ) (Mastercraftsman) regaining his position at the head of the Order of Entry with a compelling victory in the Listed $50,000 Murd
Mastercraftsman’s son Kingston Hill claims Cartier Award ››
28 Nov 2013 | By Coolmore
Five years after Paul Smith collected a Cartier Award for Mastercraftsman, jointly-owned by his father Derrick, he received his own Award at the 2013 ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London. Appropriately it was Mastercraftsman’s son Kingst
Mastercraftsman on top in both hemispheres ››
24 Nov 2013 | By Racenews
Karaka Million bells were ringing in Lisa Latta’s head after her Mastercraftsman colt, Jackofall overcame a wide draw and greenness to win the Listed Murdoch Newell Stakes at Pukekohe today. It’s coming up three years since the Awapu
New Southern Hemisphere Stakes-Winner for Mastercraftsman  ››
24 Nov 2013 | By Coolmore
Exciting young sire Mastercraftsman posted his first Southern Hemisphere bred stakes-winner in New Zealand on Saturday when two year-old colt Jackofall (2c Mastercraftsman x Wizard Princess, by Rory’s Jester) scored a strong win in the Listed
Montjeu's daughter sells for a record 6 Million euros ››
23 Nov 2013 | By racingpost.com
The Paulyn Dispersal of bloodstock at the Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale was always anticipated to deliver some fireworks with Group I Irish Oaks winner Chicquita lighting up the ring when selling for 6million euros. A daughter of champion sir
Rip Van Winkle Colt Tops Goffs Foal Sale for 420,000 euros  ››
23 Nov 2013 | By Coolmore
A colt from the second crop of Rip Van Winkle topped trading at the 2013 Goffs November Sale when selling for 420,000 euros on Thursday. Bred by Joan Keaney Dempsey, the Jockey Hall Stud offering is a half-brother to G1 Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine J
Angelica the latest star for Guillotine ››
22 Nov 2013 | By Jeff Dore
Doing everything as though she belonged at the races, Angelica Hall (3 f Guillotine – Greta Hall, by Kaapstad) repeated a family tradition when recording an impressive debut win yesterday at Matamata. Beautifully presented by Te Akau trainer
Arietta wins Breeders' for Falkirk and Johnson  ››
14 Nov 2013 | By The Informant
Chris Johnson, the veteran of the South Island jockeys’ ranks, added to his record in the Listed $55,000 Valachi Downs Canterbury Breeders Stakes when guiding Arietta to victory at Riccarton today. Johnson has now won the feature on six occasi
Falkirk sires a stakes race double and a hat-trick  ››
14 Nov 2013 | By Breednet
Two outstanding performances in two stakes races - one by a son and one by a daughter - highlighted a red-letter day for emerging young sire Falkirk at Riccarton yesterday. First to provide Falkirk with a new stakes winner was the John and Karen
Falkirk's son wins for Devlin ››
14 Nov 2013 | By The Informant
Devlin was well-known and respected in both the galloping and harness racing fields and tributes flowed in for him on social network sites with the Logans one of the first to post their tribute. “JD was a legend to the Logan Racing team who wi
Like father like son ››
14 Nov 2013 | By Coolmore
Five years after Paul Smith collected a Cartier Award for Mastercraftsman, jointly-owned by his father Derrick, he received his own Award at the 2013 ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London on Tuesday night.   Appropriately it was Mastercra
Derby winner set for Cups campaign ››
13 Nov 2013 | By Racenews
The Shaune Ritchie-trained New Zealand Derby winner Military Move (Volksraad) returned from a successful stint in Hong Kong to score a resounding win carrying topweight of 59kg’s in the $25,000 Ecolab Handicap (2100m) at Awapuni yesterday. Rit
Black type next for exciting TheWayYouAre 2YO ››
11 Nov 2013 | 
Following his winning performance at Te Rapa on Saturday connections of smart 2YO Prince Mambo (TheWayYouAre) are aiming the colt towards the Listed Murdoch Newell Stakes at Counties on November 23rd with the idea of cementing a start in the Karaka M
Derby aim for 16-length TheWayYouAre winner ››
04 Nov 2013 | By coolmore.com
Connections understandably have big plans for TheWayYouAre juvenile Toast Of New York (2c TheWayYouAre-Claire Soleil, Syncline) after the colt’s second double-digit distance success on Friday night.   The Jamie Osborne-trained colt ran a
More Galileo Magic in Breeders' Cup Turf ››
04 Nov 2013 | By Coolmore
The Aidan O’Brien-trained Magician (3c Galileo-Absolutelyfabulous, by Mozart) starred at Santa Anita on Saturday as he came with a brilliantly-timed run under Ryan Moore to win the G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic. The exceptional Galileo colt
Montjeu's Joshua wins a third International ››
29 Oct 2013 | By Racing Post
Joshua Tree who booked his place in the history books on Sunday when becoming the first horse to win the Canadian International three times - for three different trainers - has jumped to fourth spot in his sire Montjeu’s top earners with total
Gr.1 win for Mastercraftsmans Kingston Hill ››
27 Oct 2013 | By Racing Post
Kingston Hill dispatched his rivals in thumping style for Roger Varian, providing jockey Andrea Atzeni with his first domestic Group 1 victory. Winner of the Group 3 Autumn Stakes last time out at Newmarket, the Mastercraftsman colt was supplement
Masterful results for outstanding young sire ››
27 Oct 2013 | By Racing Post
Saturday proved a red-letter day for first-season sire Mastercraftsman, as Racing Post Trophy winner Kingston Hill became his first Group 1 scorer and another son, Craftsman, landed the Group 3 Killavullan Stakes. Kingston Hill, winner of the Autu
O'Brien's Craftsman new Group winner for Sire ››
27 Oct 2013 | By Coolmore
The Aidan O’Brien-trained Craftsman (2c Mastercraftsman-Weekend Fling, by Forest Wildcat) continued an unforgettable year for Mastercraftsman’s first crop when winning the G3 Killavullan Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday. An easy Listow
Montjeu – the ultimate pathway to classic success ››
26 Oct 2013 | By Racenews
The triumph of Complacent (Authorized) last weekend in the Gr.1 Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick, following on from Treve’s (Motivator) stunning Gr.1 Arc-winning performance half a world away the previous weekend, could not provide greater co
Trainers tighten grip on Guineas ››
26 Oct 2013 | By NZTM
Tony Pike and Mark Donoghue yesterday bagged the first leg of an important three-year-old double when Sacred Park (NZ) (Thorn Park) continued on his winning way in the Group Two Buffalo Man Wellington Guineas at Trentham.  Now that the tough co
Volksraad filly proves Zaperb on debut ››
25 Oct 2013 | By Racenews
Zerello was a talented racemare and she has proved an instant success in the breeding barn. She was the winner of five races, including the Listed Rotorua Stakes, for Shaune Ritchie and on Friday the Cambridge trainer produced her first foal Zaper
Volksraad mare wins Spring Classic ››
25 Oct 2013 | By The Informant
Viana’s connections are having second thoughts about immediate plans for the mare after her win in the Listed Christchurch Casino Spring Classic at Riccarton today. “The plan was to run today then bring her back north for races like th
Mastercraftsman on top at Arqana ››
22 Oct 2013 | By Racingpost
Demi O'Byne made his presence felt early on during the first session of Arqana's October Yearling Sale on Monday afternoon when going to €320,000 for a son of Mastercraftsman. A half-brother to Listed winning La Peinture from the Wildenstein
Unbeaten colt heads for Gr.1 glory ››
21 Oct 2013 | By racenews
Following his impressive victory in the Gr.3 Autumn Stakes at Newmarket in England Kingston Hill (Mastercraftsman) has been supplemented for the Gr.1 Doncaster Racing Post Trophy to be run this weekend.   The unbeaten colt has been installed a
Promising starts for Windsor Park shuttle pair  ››
18 Oct 2013 | By John Costello The Informant
Windsor Park Stud's long-standing relationship with giant international operation Coolmore Stud, which began with Tale Of The Cat and continued with Montjeu and High Chaparral, is bearing fruit again. Windsor Park is currently home to four Coolmore
Rip Van Winkle and Mastercraftsman impress at Tatts  ››
17 Oct 2013 | By Coolmore
A first-crop son of Rip Van Winkle headed the second day’s trading in Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale in Newmarket on Tuesday when selling for 230,000gns to owner Paul Smith.   Out of the two-year-old winner Shanghai Lily
Lady Kipling visits Rip Van Winkle ››
16 Oct 2013 | By Racenews
Highclass racemare Lady Kipling has been served by champion racehorse Rip Van Winkle before commencing another spring racing campaign. A multiple Group race winner of 9 races and more than $375,000, Lady Kipling’s owners decided on a mating wi
Rips are all the rage at sales  ››
15 Oct 2013 | By Coolmore
He was an outstanding racehorse and buyers at the recent top-level yearling sales believe that Rip Van Winkle is going to make an equally high-class stallion following some eye-catching prices. At last week’s Tattersalls Book 1 Tattersalls O
Unbeaten colt a new Group winner for Mastercraftsman ››
14 Oct 2013 | By Racenews
The Roger Varian-trained 2YO Kingston Hill (Mastercraftsman) put himself firmly in the mix for next season’s Classics when decisively winning in the Gr.3 Autumn Stakes at Newmarket in England at the weekend.   Kingston Hill put his oppos
Newmarket Group winner for Mastercraftsman ››
13 Oct 2013 | By coolmore
The Roger Varian-trained Kingston Hill (2c Mastercraftsman-Audacieuse, by Rainbow Quest) could be another Classic contender for Mastercraftsman after running out an impressive G3 winner at Newmarket on Saturday. The colt, who had won a Newbury mai
Mastercraftsman quinella completes Windsor Park freshman's double ››
11 Oct 2013 | By The Informant
A big freshman’s week was rounded off for Windsor Park Stud at Tauherenikau yesterday when a pair of colts by first season sire Mastercraftsman finished first and second in the New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance 2YO. The quinella result
Galileo filly smashes world record ››
10 Oct 2013 | By Carl Evans, EBN
A sensational sale took place in Newmarket yesterday when a Galileo sister to Oaks winner Was from the family of Derby winner New Approach made a staggering 5,000,000 guineas. The buyer was Sheikh Joann Al Thani of Qatar while the vendor, from Count
Jackofall first for Mastercraftsman ››
10 Oct 2013 | By NZ Racing Desk
Jackofall provided Windsor Park Stud shuttle sire Mastercraftsman with his first winner in New Zealand when successful at Tauherenikau on Thursday. The Lisa Latta-trained colt followed up a second placing at Otaki on debut with a handy win in the Ne
Rip Van Winkle sires 400,000 Guineas colt ››
10 Oct 2013 | By Racenews
Records tumbled at yesterday’s opening session of the Tattersall’s October Yearling sales at Newmarket in England. A bay colt by Galileo from Shastye (Danehill), offered by Newsells Park Stud, was sold for a European record price of 3.6
Way In kicks Pearl Series off with a bang ››
10 Oct 2013 | By The Informant
Way In proved way to good on debut at Avondale After a dream start to the NZB Insurance Pearl Series at Avondale on Monday, planning is already well under way for the next crop of fillies to be enrolled in the incentive scheme. Three eligi
Record-breaking Galileo filly sold for 5 million  ››
08 Oct 2013 | By Racingpost.com
For the second time in 24 hours stunned silence fell upon the crowd at Tattersalls on Wednesday as those present witnessed history when a sister to Oaks heroine Was sold to Arc-winning owner Sheikh Joaan Al Thani for 5,000,000gns - a world record p
TheWayYouAre filly on target for Wellesley Stakes ››
07 Oct 2013 | By Racenews
Way In, a daughter of Gr.1 winning first season sire TheWayYouAre, proved too quick for her opposition when scoring decisively in the NZB Insurance Pearl Series 2YO Bonus at Avondale today. At the finish Way In was two lengths clear of Daytime Robbe
Daniel wins again for Guillotine ››
06 Oct 2013 | By Singapore Turf Club
The Laurie Laxon-trained Daniel (Guillotine) turned the tables on Rite Of Spring in the $75,000 Panasonic Broadcast Solutions Progress Stakes over 1400m on Sunday. Ridden by Joao Moreira, Daniel scored by a neck over Rite Of Spring (Manoel Nunes)
Guillotine's son favourite for 2000 Guineas ››
06 Oct 2013 | By NZ Stuff
Allez Eagle (Guillotine-Alleyrun by Volksraad) burst into Gr.1 2000 Guineas favouritism with a dashing debut win at Te Rapa yesterday. Opened at $30 when TAB bookmakers first released their futures market, Allez Eagle had showcased his talent with
Guillotine debutant justifies reputation at Te Rapa ››
05 Oct 2013 | By NZTR Newsdesk
The eagle landed at Te Rapa on Friday and a smooth touchdown earned the much-heralded three-year-old outright current favouritism for next month’s Gr.1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas. Allez Eagle (Guillotine) didn’t disappoint in his eagerly a
Pike's nerves settled after Allez Eagle prevails ››
05 Oct 2013 | By Wally O'Hearn, The Informant
Cambridge trainer Tony Pike was able to breathe a sigh of relief after Allez Eagle lived up to a huge reputation at Te Rapa today, but that wasn’t the case with the TAB Fixed Odds bookmakers. Allez Eagle, a son of Guillotine, started as second
Montjeu colt electrifies sale ring ››
04 Oct 2013 | By Racingpost
A €2,850,000 Montjeu colt became one of the most expensive thoroughbreds to come under the hammer in Ireland as he topped a remarkable second day of the Goffs Orby Yearling Sale, which ended on Thursday with its best set of results since 2007.
Europe's best now on 23 ››
01 Oct 2013 | By Racenews
Master The World looks another top prospect for Europe’s leading first season sire Mastercraftsman after he easily beat some blue-blooded opponents with big reputations in a juvenile race at Newmarket in England last Thursday.   The Newm
It's A Dundeel ends Jewel's unbeaten run ››
22 Sep 2013 | By Herald Sun
Super Kiwi stallion It's A Dundeel eyeballed champion mare Atlantic Jewel and denied her a 10th consecutive career win in a two-horse war in the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield yesterday. In a classic showdown with the pair going stri
Photon Willie wins again for Waller ››
22 Sep 2013 | By dailytelegraph.com.au
Photon Willie (High Chaparral), described by jockey Glyn Schofield as a "work in progress", is winning on raw talent. "He's not concentrating in his races, he's ducking left, ducking right, he's doing things wrong," Schofield said. "But he has unt
20th winner for leading freshman sire ››
21 Sep 2013 | By Racenews
The Roger Varian-trained Mastercraftsman 2YO colt Kingston Hill recorded an impressive debut performance when winning the Wedgewood Estates EBF Maiden Stakes at Newbury in England at the weekend.   Kingston Hill becomes the 20th individual 2YO
Gai continues her great success with Chaparral ››
21 Sep 2013 | By racenews
Progressive mare Vaquera (4m High Chaparral x The Mighty Lions, by Grosvenor) ended her three year-old season with a brave third in the Gr.1 Queensland Oaks and started spring with an eye-catching victory in the Gr.3 Tibbie Stakes at Newcastle o
Mastercraftsman increases his lead on freshman sires’ table ››
20 Sep 2013 | By Racenews
Two more impressive winners yesterday have increased Mastercraftsman’s lead on the European First Season Sires’ table for individual winners. In Ireland, the Aidan O’Brien-trained Craftsman, who had finished second on debut earlie
12-length winner for Thewayyouare  ››
15 Sep 2013 | By coolmore.com
 Toast Of New York (2c Thewayyouare-Claire Soleil, by Syncline) ran out a brilliant 12-length winner at Wolverhampton on Friday evening to bring more success for his freshman sire Thewayyouare. The Jamie Osborne-trained colt powered clear of
Another Classic to Mighty Montjeu ››
14 Sep 2013 | By Racingpost.com
Leading Light won the St Leger at Doncaster in style on Saturday under Joseph O'Brien for his trainer father Aidan and owners Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier and Michael Tabor. Bred by Lynch-Bages, Leading Light is the third St Leger winner sired by
Winners keep flowing for the Master ››
14 Sep 2013 | By Racenews
Hard on the heels of a Lisa Latta-trained 2YO colt providing freshman sire Mastercraftsman with his first NZ trials winner earlier this week comes news of yet another smart first-crop European 2YO winner for the leading young sire. At Doncaster in E
Galileo half brother to Mastercraftsman makes US$1.4 million ››
13 Sep 2013 | 
At the 2013 Keeneland September Yearling Sales this week a Galileo half-brother to European champion and leading young sire Mastercraftsman was hammered down to Coolmore for US$1.4 million with M.V. Magnier signing for the dark bay who was sold by Pe
Waterhouse finds another Chaparral for Caulfield Cup ››
13 Sep 2013 | By coolmore.com
He hasn’t won a stakes race yet, but his trainer Gai Waterhouse believes it’s only a matter of time before exciting young stayer Ecuador (4g High Chaparral x Bak Da Princess, by Danske) snares a win at the elite level. The four year-ol
First runner for TheWayYouAre impresses ››
11 Sep 2013 | By Racenews
Yesterday’s Cambridge trials heralded the first southern hemisphere-bred 2YO runner by TheWayYouAre. The filly out of Small Parcels (Danehill) won her trial impressively in the fastest time of the day for 2YO’s over 650m. Trainer Shaune
Déjà vu for TheWayYouAre, Fabre and Tabor ››
10 Sep 2013 | 
Michael Tabor’s Secret Admirer, a 2YO colt by first season sire TheWayYouAre from the stable of champion trainer Andre Fabre, finished powerfully to win the Prix Bend’or over 1600m at Saint-Cloud yesterday. Following his promising debut
Open sprint target for Ginner Hart ››
10 Sep 2013 | By NZ Racing Desk
Alexander Fieldes is approaching the spring preparation of his stable star Ginner Hart with a healthy dose of realism. The Wanganui trainer has resisted the temptation to nominate the talented sprinter for the Gr.1 Makfi Challenge Stakes at Hastings
Beauty’s Beast up for a 3YO challenge ››
09 Sep 2013 | By NZ Racing Desk
Beauty’s Beast will face the sternest test of his fledgling career at Ruakaka on Saturday where the impressive last-start winner will take on a quality field of three-year-olds. The son of Guillotine is highly-regarded by his connections and i
Gone but not forgotten ››
09 Sep 2013 | By Thoroughbredexpress
Kschessinska (NZ) has claimed New Zealand’s first juvenile event of the season for deceased Windsor Park champion Volksraad. The Byerley Park filly won the 94.4 The Sound Stakes (800m) at Wanganui by a half-head for trainer Leo Molloy and j
Impressive Group race success for Mastercraftsman filly ››
26 Aug 2013 | 
A dominant two and a half length win by Amazing Maria in the Gr. 3 Prestige Stakes at Goodwood at the weekend has thrust the daughter of Mastercraftsman to the forefront of contenders for the 2YO fillies’ championship races later in the season.
Exciting Daniel wins again for Guillotine ››
23 Aug 2013 | By Turf Club
Exciting prospect Daniel reproduced the smashing form shown at his runaway debut win a month ago to post another impressive win in the $65,000 3YO race over 1100m on Polytrack on Friday night. Ridden again by Joao Moreira, the Guillotine three-yea
Impressive sales ring debut for Rip Van Winkle’s first-crop yearlings  ››
22 Aug 2013 | 
The first yearlings by multiple Group One winning miler Rip Van Winkle have proved popular in the sale ring at the Arqana Sales at Deauville in France this week. The champion son of Galileo was represented by a chestnut colt from the Anabaa mare Ro
Thorn Park's Veyron wins Warwick Stakes ››
22 Aug 2013 | By Breednet.com.au
A 5-time Group 1 winner in his homeland, New Zealand raider Veyron upset the locals by landing his first win in Australia in Saturday’s Group II Pro-Ride Warwick Stakes (1400m) at Warwick Farm. Ridden for the first time by Christian Reith
Best On Breeding ››
21 Aug 2013 | By breednet.com.au
No horse made greater strides last season than the Chris Waller-trained filly Royal Descent whose seasonal finale came when she ploughed through the mud at Randwick for a 10-length rout over a class bunch of fillies in the Group 1 ATC Patinack Farm A
High Chaparral colt now favourite for the Derby after stunning debut win ››
21 Aug 2013 | By Racingpost.com
Pat Smullen has admitted that Investec Derby favourite Free Eagle has altered his normally reserved demeanour when it comes to dreaming of what might be.   Free Eagle is just 8-1 with Ladbrokes for the Epsom Classic after a deeply impress
Maria is amazing again to land Prestige Stakes ››
20 Aug 2013 | By Racenews
Report: Goodwood, Saturday - Prestige Stakes (Group 3) 7f, 2yo fillies Amazing Maria made all to land the Whiteley Clinic Prestige Stakes in comfortable fashion. Just as she did at Glorious Goodwood earlier this month under Frankie Dettori, 6-4
More winners for Mastercraftsman ››
19 Aug 2013 | By Thoroughbred
Mastercraftsman’s fantastic run continued on Saturday when he landed a juvenile double at Chester and Doncaster, courtesy of Master Of Finance (2c Mastercraftsman - Cheal Rose, by Dr Devious) and Mutatis Mutandis (2f Mastercraftsman - Amathia,
Another beauty for Guillotine ››
15 Aug 2013 | 
Beauty’s Beast, the first 3YO runner for exciting young sire Guillotine, proved far too slick for his opposition over 1200m at Ruakaka yesterday when scoring a runaway victory for rider Leith Innes and trainer David Greene. Innes has made no
The art of winning ››
15 Aug 2013 | 
L’Artiste provided yet another first-crop winner her sire Mastercraftsman when winning over 7 ½ furlongs at Beverley in England yesterday. Having just her third race day start the grey filly tracked the leaders before taking control wi
TheWayYouAre colt scores  ››
04 Aug 2013 | 
TheWayYouAre colt Never To Be improved on his debut performance a week earlier at Newmarket to get the better of his opposition over 7 ½  furlongs at Lingfield yesterday. Trained by John Gosden, Never To Be tracked the leaders before t
Mastercraftsman filly routs rivals at glorious Goodwood ››
02 Aug 2013 | 
Highly regarded Mastercraftsman filly Amazing Maria justified her connections’ view of her innate ability when surging clear to score an emphatic 6 length win in the New Ham 2YO Fillies’ Stakes on Ladies Day at Glorious Goodwood yesterday
Watch Mastercraftsman's latest impressive winner Amazing Maria ››
02 Aug 2013 | 
Click on the following link to view Amazing Maria’s impressive winning performance – http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/members/video/ruk.cfm?id=33652..
High Chaparral son wins the Gr.1 Sussex Stakes ››
01 Aug 2013 | By Coolmore
Wednesday’s G1 Sussex Stakes proved one of the great modern-day races seen at Glorious Goodwood when High Chaparral’s son Toronado (3c High Chaparral-Wana Doo) beat big rival Dawn Approach.   Jockey Richard Hughes waited patiently
Guillotine colt stuns on debut ››
29 Jul 2013 | By Singapor Turf Club
Having his first raceday start the Laurie Laxon-trained Daniel (Guillotine ex Tina) followed up on his earlier trials winning performance to annihilate his opposition by more than seven lengths in near record time in the S$65,000 Initiation over 1100
Newmarket winner for Mastercraftsman ››
29 Jul 2013 | 
Mastercraftsman confirmed his position among Europe’s leading freshman sires at the weekend when his promising son Expert won at Newmarket in England over 7 furlongs. From the stable of champion trainer Richard Hannon, the highly regarded Exp
See Guillotine's son Daniel win on debut ››
28 Jul 2013 | By Singapore Turf Club
Click on the link below to watch Guillotine's son Daniel win on debut   http://www.turfclub.com.sg/MediaCenter/VideoGallery/Pages/RaceVideos.aspx?url=http://videos.turfclub.com.sg/2013/20130726SR04.mp4&MeetingDate=2013-07-26T00:00:00Z
WPS bred stakes winner leaves Guineas bound colt ››
27 Jul 2013 | By Breednet
The Peter Moody trained Monkstone who was unluckily beaten after missing the start on debut at Caulfield two weeks ago, showed the benefit of that experience to post his first win on his home track on Saturday. The top priced son of Fastnet Rock w
Trans-Tasman double continues sparkling run for Falkirk ››
22 Jul 2013 | 
Flemington racetrack in Melbourne was where exciting young sire Falkirk delivered one of his more memorable racetrack performances when he carried 59.5kg’s to win in the time honoured Gilgai Stakes, in the process beating Gr.1 winner Glamour Pu
Montjeu takes Irish Oaks ››
21 Jul 2013 | By Racing Post
Chicquita broke her maiden in some style at the Curragh on Saturday when storming home under Johnny Murtagh to win the Darley Irish Oaks. Held up in midfield, she travelled ominously well throughout and stayed on well - despite hanging left in the c
Latest Group success highlights sire’s affinity with Centaine mares ››
16 Jul 2013 | By race.com
Sunday’s $200,000 Spg-3 Paititi Gold Trophy (1200m) saw Makkura (NZ) race away to a decisive two-length victory in the group three event.   The daughter of Falkirk and Electric Dream (by Centaine) showed a terrific turn of foot to draw a
Watch Mastercraftsman's latest impressive winner The Grey Gatsby ››
16 Jul 2013 | By TDN
To watch The Grey Gatsby win ........... click on the link below http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/members/video/ruk.cfm?id=33045%20..
Another Group winner for Falkirk  ››
15 Jul 2013 | By NZB
Last night’s S$200,000 Spg-3 Paititi Gold Trophy (1200m) saw Makkura (NZ) race away to a decisive two-length victory for champion Singapore trainer Laurie Laxon. It was a well-deserved first stakes win for the consistent mare. She had not be
Mastercraftsman winners highlight big week for sire ››
15 Jul 2013 | By racingpost.com
The Great Gatsby (Mastercraftsman-Marie Vision, by Entrepreneur) announced himself as a colt with a bright future when scoring an impressive winning debut over 1200m at York on Saturday. Displaying greenness throughout the run, The Great Gatsby fini
Guillotine's son Daniel wins by over 7 lengths for CK and Laxon ››
10 Jul 2013 | By Thoroughbrednews.com.au
Newcomer Daniel (by Guillotine) turned in the run of the night when he carved up the field to romp in by more than seven lengths in the $65,000 Initiation Division 1 race over 1100m on Friday night.   Though the New Zealand-bred two-year-old b
Magnificent seven for Mastercraftsman  ››
09 Jul 2013 | By coolmore.com
The William Haggas-trained Nezar (2g Mastercraftsman-Teddy Bears Picnic, by Oasis Dream) made an eye-catching victorious debut at Windsor yesterday to provide Mastercraftsman with more first-crop success.   William Buick brought the colt with
Derby ‘hat trick’ for father and sons ››
03 Jul 2013 | 
The result of the 2400m Gr.1 Irish Derby last weekend highlighted the influence champion sire Galileo has exerted on the European classic races this season. The Curragh classic feature was won by Galileo’s grandson Trading Leather (Teofilo) who
Brilliant Terror sold to Hong Kong  ››
25 Jun 2013 | 
Brilliant Terror, a Sydney winning son of freshman sire Guillotine, has been sold to clients of current leading Hong Kong trainer Dennis Yip with the sale confirmed recently by agent John White Bloodstock. Prepared by up-and-coming young Sydney tra
Mastercraftsman colt sold to race in Hong Kong ››
25 Jun 2013 | 
The hot run of form being enjoyed by Mastercraftsman’s first European 2YO crop has not gone unnoticed in Hong Kong with the recent announcement that his unbeaten stakes winner Pablosky has been sold and will continue his racing career from the
Two from three for TheWayYouAre ››
25 Jun 2013 | 
The beautifully bred Gr.1-winning first season sire TheWayYouAre recorded his second winner from only three runners when Frespar was successful over 800m at Almaty recently. TheWayYouAre recorded his first winner, Tomei, over 900m at Churchill Downs
Another smart performer for Thorn Park ››
18 Jun 2013 | By NZ Bloodstock Ltd
In-form sire Thorn Park looks to have another smart performer in the making with his Hong Kong-based son All You Wish (NZ) taking his third straight win, and his fourth victory from five starts, at the weekend. The Dennis Yip trained All You Wish
International double for Falkirk  ››
18 Jun 2013 | 
The hot run of form being enjoyed by the progeny of Falkirk continued at the weekend with the success of Captain Kirk at Kranji and Fluoro Lite at Ellerslie. Captain Kirk (ex Chiming by Star Way) followed his impressive 1200m debut win on turf in Si
Ballydoyle winner for leading freshman sire ››
17 Jun 2013 | 
Champion trainer Aidan O’Brien, who guided Mastercraftsman to European Champion 2YO honours and classic success as a 3YO, produced his first 2YO winner by the leading young sire when Bluebell scored a tough win over 1400m at Limerick at the wee
Montjeu grandsires record breaking French Oaks winner ››
17 Jun 2013 | 
Exciting 3YO filly Treve proved too good for her contemporaries in the Gr.1 Prix de Diane (French Oaks) over 2100m at Chantilly yesterday to keep her unbeaten record intact. Treve swept to a four length victory, unleashing a decisive burst of speed,
Falkirk's daughter a Kranji star ››
14 Jun 2013 | By John Costello, The Informant
Though we are fairly into winter now, each weekend it seems comes up with two or three flat gallopers whose futures will be by no means restricted to ploughing round on the heavy tracks associated with the season. Two in this category at Te Rapa las
Longchamp winner for Mastercraftsman ››
11 Jun 2013 | 
Double Look, a first crop son of Mastercraftsman, followed up his debut win in early May with a smooth 2 length success in the Prix du Bassin Parisien over 1400m at Longchamp in Paris yesterday. Bred and owned by the Marquesa de Moratalla, Double Lo
New winner for Mastercraftsman  ››
10 Jun 2013 | 
The fantastic run of Mastercraftsman’s first crop shows no sign of slowing down with the success of another smart weekend winner.     Musical Molly, a sharp, grey daughter of Mastercraftsman and the Indian Ridge mare Park Approach a
Recording Breaking Win By Falkirk's daughter Makkura ››
08 Jun 2013 | By Craig Brennan, ANZ News
The improving mare New Zealand-bred Makkura (Falkirk) broke the 1100m track record when taking out the $125,000 open Handicap in Singapore yesterday. Ridden by Barend Vorster, Makkura scored a three-quarter length victory over the favourite Goal Kee
Schooner Bay earns black-type chance  ››
08 Jun 2013 | By Dennis Ryan, The Informant
Schooner Bay set up a shot at valuable black-type with a convincing win in the Norris Ward McKinnon Open 1400 at Te Rapa today. The half-sister to Australian Group winners Centennial Park and Ballack has always shown promise and having taken her rec
Millman – Mastercraftsman colt is best 2yo I’ve had  ››
07 Jun 2013 | By Coolmore
Trainer Rod Millman has had many good two-year-olds over the years but he feels there is one in his stable that is the best he has ever had, the Mastercraftsman colt Master Carpenter (2c Mastercraftsman-Fringe, by In The Wings). The juvenile recentl
Guillotine's son wins at Rosehill ››
04 Jun 2013 | 
The highly talented Australian Group winning miler Guillotine, sired his first winner on Saturday when his first-crop 2YO son Brilliant Terror was successful in Sydney. Trained by former Kiwi trainer Bjorn Baker, Brilliant Terror followed up his deb
Stakes Winner number 144 for Champion Sire ››
04 Jun 2013 | By Coolmore
It’s next stop Royal Ascot for exciting Danehill Dancer colt Stubbs (2c Danehill Dancer-Moonstone, by Dalakhani) after running out an impressive winner of the Listed Alfred Nobel Rochestown Stakes at Naas on Monday. There was a slow early pace
Another day, another Derby for incredible Galileo  ››
03 Jun 2013 | By Coolmore
Just 24 hours after siring Epsom Derby winner Ruler Of The World (3c Galileo-Love Me True, by Kingmambo), Galileo was the toast of Chantilly when responsible for the hero of the French equivalent. The Wertheimer brothers’ home-bred Intello (3c
Galileo Classic roll continues with Intello ››
03 Jun 2013 | By RacingPost.com
Coolmore colossus Galileo on Sunday proved once again he is the Classic sire par excellence with his son Intello landing the Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly in impressive fashion. Just one day earlier Galileo supplied English Derby winner Ruler Of
Stakes winner for Mastercraftsman caps big weekend for sire ››
03 Jun 2013 | 
Mastercraftsman became the first European freshman sire to record a stakes winner this year when his son Pablosky swept to an emphatic 4 length victory in the Listed Premio Alberto Giubilo over 1100m in Rome yesterday. Bred in Ireland by Tony O&rsq
Royal Ascot on cards for Mastercraftsman filly after winning debut  ››
02 Jun 2013 | By Coolmore
Mastercraftsman had another smart first-crop winner on Saturday when the Marco Botti-trained Rasheeda (2f Mastercraftsman-Violette, by Observatory) made a victorious debut. The Limestone Stud-filly, from the family of Queen Mary Stakes heroine On Ti
Baker targets Victoria Derby  ››
01 Jun 2013 | By racenet.com.au
The Bjorn Baker-trained Brilliant Terror booked his trip to Brisbane for the Group I J J Aitkins (1600m) with a tenacious win in Saturday’s Bishop Kevin Manning Plate (1350m). Baker indicated Brilliant Terror could be a Victoria Derby prospe
Galileo's World domination continues in English Derby ››
01 Jun 2013 | By Racing Post
Ruler Of The World (Galileo), who did not make his racecourse debut until the middle of April, stayed on in determined fashion to land the Investec Derby at Epsom on Saturday. The race was run at a crawl with a number of the 12-strong field pullin
Guillotine's son win at Rosehill ››
01 Jun 2013 | By Racingandsports.com.au
The Bjorn Baker trained Brilliant Terror won the Bishop Kevin Manning Plate (1350m) at Rosehill on Saturday showing considerable tenacity in the process. Nathan Berry sent The son of Gulliotine (Montjeu) out from barrier nine and took up the runni
Galileo's son sires English Oaks winner ››
31 May 2013 | By Racing Post
Talent (New Approach) led home a brilliant one-two for trainer Ralph Beckett as the stable second string came home late and strong to defeat Secret Gesture. Richard Hughes twisted and turned as he steered the flying filly from last to first, cutting
Sadler's Wells blood dominant in Derby  ››
31 May 2013 | By John Costello, The Informant
The makeup of this weekend’s Epsom Derby field once again demonstrates the overwhelming influence the great stallion Sadler’s Wells has had on modern day classic races, both in the northern and southern hemispheres. The great sire’
Secret Gesture heads market for Gr.1 Oaks ››
31 May 2013 | By EBN
With the unbeaten Banoffee (Hurricane Run) having been supplemented, a final field of eleven fillies will contest this afternoon’s Gr.1 Oaks at Epsom. The market is headed by Secret Gesture (Galileo), one of two runners for trainer Ralph Becke
Fifteen left in Derby at six-day stage ››
28 May 2013 | By EBN
Dawn Approach (New Approach) will face a maximum of 14 rivals in Saturday’s Gr.1 Derby at Epsom.   As expected, Andreas Wohler has added Chopin (Santiago), recently purchased by Qatar Racing, to the field at a cost of £70,000 and h
Magician crushes rivals at the Curragh  ››
27 May 2013 | By Arion
Galileo colt Magician, still in next week's Derby field, cruised to an easy win in the Irish 2000 Guineas, Gr.1 on Saturday. A Derby start has not yet been ruled out. Winner at his last start in the Chester Dee S., Gr.3, Magician found the true
Royal Ascot next for Mastercraftsman colt after latest win  ››
23 May 2013 | 
An impressive conditions race success for the Rod Millman-trained Master Carpenter (2 ch c Mastercraftsman-Fringe, by In The Wings) at Pontefract on Tuesday night booked the Mastercraftsman colt’s ticket to Royal Ascot. Master Carpenter, who w
Master Carpenter wins again ››
22 May 2013 | 
Master Carpenter, a 2YO chestnut colt by first season sire Mastercraftsman, confirmed the promise of his debut win when he proved too strong for his opposition in the Pontefract Youngsters 2YO Stakes over 6 furlongs yesterday.   Appreciating t
Classic aspirations for High Chaparral fillies  ››
21 May 2013 | 
Unbeaten Sydney winning filly Porcellanus may head towards the Gr.1 Queensland Oaks following her success at Warwick Farm in Sydney at the weekend.   The Gai Waterhouse trained 3YO daughter of High Chaparral followed her debut win at Newcastl
Mastercraftsman colt remains unbeaten ››
20 May 2013 | 
Two year old Mastercraftsman colt Pablosky kept his unbeaten record intact when comfortably recording his second consecutive victory in the Premio Dionisia on Italian Derby day in Rome yesterday. An impressive debut winner over 1000m a fortnight ago
Weekend treble for Falkirk  ››
20 May 2013 | 
Group One sire Falkirk enjoyed an international treble of winners at the weekend with a Friday evening double in Singapore followed by success at Te Rapa in New Zealand on Saturday. In Singapore, Falkirk’s 3YO son Captain Kirk was an impressiv
Galileo pushing his claim as best ever ››
17 May 2013 | By Amy Bennett, The Informant
Has there ever been a better sire than Galileo? With each passing season that becomes less of a question and more of a statement of fact. The son of Sadler’s Wells, who we should not forget is still only 15, is currently the sire of 130 indiv
First Winner for TheWayYouAre  ››
14 May 2013 | 
Promising young Gr. I winning sire TheWayYouAre, posted his first winner with his first runner at historic Churchill Downs - home to the Kentucky Derby - when 2YO chestnut filly Tomei (ex Teriffany, by Fusaichi Pegasus) scored a stylish 1 ¾ le
Prince Jester Qld Derby bound ››
10 May 2013 | By RacingAndSports
Windsor Park-bred Prince Jester rocketed into calculations for the Group 1 Queensland Derby on June 8 when saluting against the older horses at Sandown on Wednesday. The Peter Moody-trained gelding was a class above his rivals at Sandown yesterday
Mastercraftsman filly tops BBAG Breeze Up sale ››
09 May 2013 | 
Malibu Beach, a Mastercraftsman sired half-sister to last year's Group 3 Anglesey Stakes winner Grafelli, stood head and shoulders above the rest when selling for a record-breaking price of €180,000 at Tuesday's BBAG Spring Sale of breezers and
Rip Van Winkle colt sells strongly ››
09 May 2013 | 
The sole weanling catalogued by champion miler and multiple Gr.1 winning first season sire Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) gained the second highest price on the first day of the NZB National Weanling sale at Karaka yesterday.   The strong bay son of
Now 3 winners for Mastercraftsman  ››
07 May 2013 | By Coolmore.com
First-season sire Mastercraftsman’s dream start continued in Rome on Sunday when Pabloski (2c Mastercraftsman-Save The Table, by Tale Of The Cat) became the stallion’s third winning debutant from only four representatives. And
Another 2YO winner for Mastercraftsman  ››
06 May 2013 | 
Mastercraftsman colt Pabloski was a 6 lengths debut winner over 1000m at the Capanelle racetrack in Rome yesterday.  Pabloski couldn’t have been more impressive, recovering from a slow start to score easily. Mastercraftsman has now had 4 E
Mastercraftsman doubles up ››
03 May 2013 | 
Double Look became the second winner from two runners for European Champion 2YO and dual classic winning 3YO Mastercraftsman, when winning on debut in the Bordeaux Prix Du Golf Bordelais over 1000m in France yesterday. Mastercraftsman whose first r
Windsor Park Stud 2013 stallion roster and service fees ››
02 May 2013 | 
Windsor Park Stud is pleased to release their stallion roster and service fees for 2013. Galileo's world champion son Rip Van Winkle, a multiple European Gr.1 winner, returns to stand his third season at Windsor Park. With champion Frankel heading
More black-type success for High Chaparral ››
30 Apr 2013 | By Coolmore
In form stallion High Chaparral claimed more black type glory in Germany on Sunday when Palomita (5m High Chaparral-Perima by Kornado) won the Listed Grosser Preis Von Rossman Listenrennen-Stutenrennen. It was a deserved Listed win in the Hanover mi
A wonderful result for champion sire ››
29 Apr 2013 | 
The prodigious influence of deceased eight-times champion sire Volksraad was emphasised again at the weekend when Little Wonder became Volksraad’s 60th stakes winner in the appropriately sponsored Gr.3 Windsor Park Stud Cambridge Breeders&rsquo
Waterhouse-trained colt looks a potential cups prospect ››
26 Apr 2013 | By ANZ Bloodstock News
The Gai Waterhouse-trained Hippopus (High Chaparral) raced away to an easy three lengths victory in yesterday’s VRC St Leger Stakes (Listed, 2800m) looking every inch of a potential Cups performer.   The colt gave Waterhouse and jockey C
Classic success a golden result for family ››
22 Apr 2013 | 
A number of Sydney’s top class races have proved to be a successful hunting ground for members of the family of Saturday’s Gr.1 Australian Oaks winner Royal Descent. Backing up from her success a week previously in the Gr.3 ATC Adrian Kn
Thorn Park’s son Sea Dragon remains unbeaten ››
22 Apr 2013 | By Forward Pattern & SCMP
On the highly competitive Hong Kong circuit, winning once every 10-15 starts is a pretty good feat for any horse going through the classes.  Winning on debut is impressive given the absence of any races to provide horses with
Williams upbeat for Doncaster ››
16 Apr 2013 | By Racingandsports
Star jockey Craig Williams believes the preparation given to gun filly Norzita (NZ) could prove a masterstroke in the Group One Doncaster Mile on Saturday. The daughter of Thorn Park heads into the famous 1600m handicap at Randwick off a Group One
Record A Dundeel ››
15 Apr 2013 | By Gary Crispe racingandsports.com.au
New Zealand three-year-old It’s A Dundeel (NZ) created history at Randwick on Saturday taking the G1 ATC Australian Derby (2400m) in sensational style, romping home by six lengths under double wraps. The son of High Chaparral became the first
First runner a winner for Mastercraftsman ››
08 Apr 2013 | By NZTM
Four-time Group One winner Mastercraftsman (Ire) has been in hot demand at Cambridge’s Windsor Park Stud and breeders who have supported the dashing grey son of Danehill Dancer will be pleased to see his first Northern Hemisphere runner is a wi
Thorn Park’s Norzita adds to Bart’s G1 list with victory in the Vinery Stakes ››
08 Apr 2013 | By AAP Turf & NZTM
Legendary trainer Bart Cummings yesterday gained his 266th Group One win when Norzita (NZ) (Thorn Park) was successful in the Vinery Stud Stakes at Rosehill. The victory came in the abscence of her famous trainer, however, with the 85-year-old decidi
Mastercraftsman off the mark with first runner  ››
06 Apr 2013 | By coolmore.com
The Rod Millman-trained Master Carpenter (2c Mastercraftsman-Fringe, by In The Wings) provided the brilliant Mastercraftsman with a first victory when easily winning a maiden at Leicester on Friday. The colt, who was also Mastercraftsman’s ver
Triple Crown at mercy of outstanding Kiwi colt ››
02 Apr 2013 | By Mathew Toogood
Sydney's autumn triple crown is at the mercy of star colt It's A Dundeel after he made a one-act affair of the Gr. 1 Rosehill Guineas. With the Randwick Guineas already in his keeping, It's A Dundeel was sent out at the prohibitive odds of $1.30 i
Hippopus on track for Derby ››
27 Mar 2013 | By Brent Zerafa - TVN
Gai Waterhouse unearthed a potential ATC Australian Derby contender in Hippopus (High Chaparral) at Canterbury today. The tough grinding three-year-old will now progress to the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill on Golden Slipper day, a w
It's A Dundeel wins Randwick Guineas ››
18 Mar 2013 | By Coolmore
Top class colt It’s a Dundeel (3c High Chaparral x Stareel, by Zabeel) is no stranger to Group I success having captured the ATC Spring Champion Stakes last September, the exciting son of High Chaparral back to his sparkling best at Warwick F
Centennial wins Flemington feature on Super Saturday ››
12 Mar 2013 | By www.races.com.au
David Payne-trained galloper Centennial Park relished the right track conditions at Flemington Racecourse this afternoon taking out the last on Newmarket Handicap Day with a brave win in the Super Saturday Stakes 2013. The Thorn Park seven-year-old
Dubai bound Ocean Park wins 5th Gr.1 ››
12 Mar 2013 | By www.theinformant.co.nz
“Dubai here we come!” was the emphatic message delivered by star weight-for-age galloper Ocean Park as he trounced a quality field in the Gr. 1 Lindauer New Zealand Stakes at Ellerslie today. With a northern hemisphere campaign pending,
Expressing his influence ››
12 Mar 2013 | By WPS
Shamexpress (O’Reilly), winner of Saturday’s Gr.1 Newmarket Handicap in Melbourne, not only provided his damsire Volksraad with his second Australian Gr.1 winner in that capacity following Lights Of Heaven’s (Zabeel) 2011 Schweppes
Group 1 quinella for Champion Sire ››
12 Mar 2013 | By www.thoroughbredexpress.com.au
Ocean Park’s global campaign gained serious momentum with a performance of pace and power in the G1 New Zealand Stakes (2000m) at Ellerslie on Saturday. Leading home a Thorn Park quinella, Ocean Park defeated multiple G1 winner Veyron who agai
Travel plans booked for Thorn Park duo ››
12 Mar 2013 | By www.nzracing.co.nz
Superstar galloper Ocean Park (NZ) (Thorn Park) has bounced through his winning run in the Group One Lindauer New Zealand Stakes on the weekend and is ready for the first leg of his international campaign in Dubai on the 30th of March. “He j
First group win for Falkirk's Solar Great ››
03 Mar 2013 | By hkjc.com
Solar Great (Falkirk) made it five wins from as many starts this season to ensure a home victory in the HKG3 Hong Kong Macau Trophy (Handicap) at Shatin last night. Hong Kong has now won eight of the 10 renewals of the race, which is the first of tw
Gr.1 plans for Thorn Park’s Young Girl ››
27 Feb 2013 | By stallions.com.au
Flemington trainer Steve Richards will give Thorn Park (Spinning World – Joy, by Bluebird) filly Young Girl (Thorn Park – Lyric, by Grosvenor) a chance at winning a Group one race after her strong win at Werribee yesterday. Richards thou
Norzita returns with smart stakes win at Moonee Valley ››
25 Feb 2013 | By nztm.co.nz
Bart Cummings and Steven Arnold have celebrated success in the biggest race of all at Moonee Valley and they were back at it on Friday night at the unique circuit. The duo that teamed to win the 2010 Cox Plate with champion So You Think (NZ) (Hig
Volksraad sires 59th stakes winner ››
18 Feb 2013 | 
The continuing influence of Windsor Park Stud’s eight-times Champion Sire Volksraad was evident again at the weekend when his 4YO son It Has To Be You became his sire’s 59th individual stakes winner with success in the HK$6 million Hong K
It Has To Be You in breathtaking Classic Cup win ››
17 Feb 2013 | By Hong Kong Jockey Club
It Has To Be You (Volksraad) sprang a shock in the second leg of the Hong Kong Four-Year-old Series, the HKG1 Hong Kong Classic Cup on Sunday. It Has To Be You wins the Classic Cup, picture Hong Kong Jockey Club John Size’s charge
Rising Young Stayer for High Chaparral ››
13 Feb 2013 | By coolmore.com
Improving young stayer Hippopus (3c High Chaparral x Straight Eight, by Danske) took another step in the right direction when scoring a commanding win at Canterbury on Wednesday. A three year-old colt by High Chaparral, Hippopus was rated perfect
High Chaparral to Play Big Hand at Karaka ››
25 Jan 2013 | By nzb.co.nz
With his sons and daughters running red hot, there’s much to look forward to from the significant representation of super-sire High Chaparral at Karaka 2013.
Who is Mastercraftsman ? ››
25 Jan 2013 | By Tara Madgwick - breednet.com.au
Those Australian yearling buyers heading to Karaka next week are likely to see plenty of yearlings from the first crop of Windsor Park Stud's exciting young shuttler Mastercraftsman
First Win for Top Priced High Chaparral ››
24 Jan 2013 | By Tara Madgwick - breednet.com
Finally getting his act together at the ATC metropolitan meeting at Kembla on Wednesday was promising colt Photon Willie, the most expensive yearling by So You Think's sire High Chaparral (IRE) sold in 2011.
2013 Yearling Parade ››
07 Jan 2013 | 
Windsor Park Stud invites you to our annual Yearling Parade on  Thursday 17th JANUARY 2013 See the exciting first crop yearlings of European Champion 2YO & classic winning 3YO MASTERCRAFTSMAN and European Gr.1 winning 2YO THEWAYYOUARE.&nbs
Thorn Park's son Veyron wins a fifth Gr.1 ››
27 Dec 2012 | By theinformant.co.nz
As good as multiple Group One winner Veyron is now, trainer Linda Laing has quietly hinted the best may be yet to come from the son of the ill-fated Thorn Park. The big gelding added to his tally this afternoon at Ellerslie where a canny but uncha
Diary in these dates! ››
19 Dec 2012 | 
2013 Yearling Parade Thursday 17th JANUARY 2013  See the exciting first crop yearlings of European Champion 2YO & classic winning 3YO Mastercraftsman and European Gr.1 winning 2YO TheWayYouAre.  Recent Windsor Park yearlin
Vale Thorn Park - too young, too soon  ››
14 Dec 2012 | By Dennis Ryan, The Informant
The back cover of this week’s edition of The Informant is an advertisement quite different to any that normally appear as a promotional vehicle. Windsor Park Stud has taken the opportunity to farewell its champion stallion Thorn Park, whose th
A tribute to Thorn Park ››
13 Dec 2012 | 
"Some horses come into our lives and quickly go. Others stay a while, make hoofprints on our hearts and we are never, ever the same." Thorn Park 1999 - 2012   We farewell our Champion Sire Thorn Park who recently succumbed to
Champion sire laid to rest ››
08 Dec 2012 | 
This morning Champion Sire Thorn Park was laid to rest at Windsor Park Stud after succumbing to a long running and deep seated infection in the navicular bone of his near hind foot. Over the past few months every effort has been made by veterinarian
Special Draw on target to realise sprinting potential ››
04 Dec 2012 | By Paul Vettise - The Informant
Special Draw has been tagged as a Group quality sprinter for some time and this season may well see her succeed at that level. The Falkirk mare has won three of her nine starts and last time out earned black type with a solid performance to place in
Cambridge trainers looking for winning Tale To Tell ››
23 Nov 2012 | By nztm.co.nz
Fresh from a decent winter break, up-and-coming Falkirk mare Tale To Tell (NZ) will step out in open class company for the first time when she tackles the Listed BNZ Partners Counties Bowl over 1100 metres at Pukekohe tomorrow. Placed third in st
King Montrose crowns red letter day for breeders ››
15 Nov 2012 | 
Yesterday’s versatile Gr.3  CJC Stewards Stakes winner King Montrose (King’s Chapel) became the second Group winner produced by his dam Dorrington more than a decade following the 2YO Gr.1 success recorded by her first foal Explosive
King Montrose Takes Biggest Career Victory ››
15 Nov 2012 | By nzb.co.nz
Backing up on his favourite track Karaka graduate King Montrose (NZ) claimed his ninth race victory, his first at stakes level, in the $100,000 Group 3 Lindauer Stewards Stakes (1200m) at Riccarton this afternoon.   Trained and part-owned by N
Montjeu's Green Moon wins the Cup ››
06 Nov 2012 | By Breednet
The 2012 Melbourne Cup always looked as though it would be won by an import and so it was, but at least it was one owned and trained by Aussies. The Lloyd Williams team leave no stone unturned in endeavouring to win our greatest race and their que
New star for Galileo rules Racing Post Trophy ››
30 Oct 2012 | By Bloodstock World Staff
Galileo’s son Kingsbarns will head into winter quarters as the ante-post favourite for the 2013 Epsom Derby after coasting to victory in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster last Saturday. Should he line up at Epsom next June (2013), the Aidan
Ocean Park proves his superiority with fourth-straight win  ››
29 Oct 2012 | By Aidan Rodley, Waikato Times
Trelawney Stud boss Brent Taylor has bred his share of Classic and weight-for-age winners but nothing in the league of Ocean Park. Taylor and his wife Cherry were trackside at Moonee Valley on Saturday to experience their greatest thrill in racing
Thorn Park recovering from laminitis surgery ››
29 Oct 2012 | By racingandsports.com.au
Thorn Park, the champion NZ-based sire of Cox Plate winner Ocean Park, is fighting to regain his health after undergoing further surgery last week for his laminitis condition. Thorn Park stands at Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand, a nursery that now
Thorn Park's son wins Cox Plate ››
28 Oct 2012 | By ANZBloodstocknews.com
After missing the start by half a length, New Zealand-bred Ocean Park (Thorn Park) produced a sweeping run from 11th in the 14-runner field to win yesterday’s Cox Plate (Gr 1, 2040m). The four-year-old son of Thorn Park (Spinning Worl
Baker makes decision to run Derby favourite at Valley  ››
25 Oct 2012 | By Mike Hedge
It's A Dundeel will run at Moonee Valley a week out from the VRC Derby. New Zealand trainer Murray Baker has chosen to run Victoria Derby favourite It's A Dundeel at Moonee Valley on Saturday despite some serious misgivings. The undefeated colt w
Kent already has eyes on autumn riches with Karaka yearling purchase  ››
25 Oct 2012 | By Peter Falconer
High Shot pictured as a yearling put forward as Lot 1 in the Windsor Park Stud draft to the 2011 National Sale The Melbourne spring carnival might only just be reaching a crescendo but some trainers already have an eye for the major riches of
Ocean Park team feeling better than fine  ››
16 Oct 2012 | By Tim Barton - © Fairfax NZ News
Matamata trainer Gary Hennessy would be delighted if jockey Glen Boss received another fine for celebrating before the winning post when he next rides Ocean Park. Boss and Ocean Park will team up again in the Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on O
Ocean Park's win a great tonic for champion sire ››
15 Oct 2012 | By Racenews
Brilliant New Zealand galloper Ocean Park continued an unbeaten spring build-up to the Gr.1 Cox Plate with a hard-fought win in the Gr.1 Caulfield Stakes (Yalumba) in Melbourne on Saturday. The New Zealand star, a short-priced favourite, answered
Dundeel becomes latest Gr.1 winner for Chaparral ››
08 Oct 2012 | 
Unbeaten New Zealand colt It’s A Dundeel (NZ) (3c High Chaparral x Stareel, by Zabeel) maintained his perfect record when overpowering another previously unbeaten colt in Proisir (3c Choisir x Prophet Jewel, by Encosta de Lago) to win th
Norzita proves a Thorn in the side of her Gr.1 rivals ››
08 Oct 2012 | 
It was Group One win number 265 for the master Bart Cummings when Norzita (Thorn Park) demolished the field in the $400,000, Gr.1 Coolmore Flight Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.
Champion sire withdrawn from service ››
27 Sep 2012 | 
Leading NZ sire Thorn Park has been withdrawn from service after recently sustaining a punctured sole to a hind foot with a resulting infection giving rise to secondary issues including laminitis in his other hind foot.   While the recupera
Group race double eludes champion sire ››
25 Sep 2012 | 
Highly promising Sydney filly Norzita nearly secured an outstanding Group race double for her champion sire Thorn Park at the weekend when she won, and then lost on protest, the ATC Gr.2 Tea Rose Stakes for 3YO fillies at Rosehill. Bred by Henley Pa
Stallion Success Continues ››
25 Sep 2012 | By Race news
Windsor Park sires, either former or current, were firing on all cylinders on both sides of the Tasman at the weekend. Thorn Park’s son Ocean Park added another Australian Gr.1 success to his champion sire’s resume with an electrifying w
Ocean Park to star for Hennessy ››
24 Sep 2012 | By NZTM
With a breath-taking victory in the Gr.1 Underwood Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday, Ocean Park delivered an ominous warning to his spring rivals. This followed a stunning seasonal reappearance earlier in the month when a win in the Gr.1 Makfi Challen
A fresh Ginner Hart again too smart ››
23 Sep 2012 | By NZTM
Now unbeaten in all three of his fresh appearances, the gelding also furthered his record on the course where his only defeat in four starts was when third behind Antonio Lombardo in the Hawke’s Bay Guineas. "He’s always good
Group Double for Chaparral  ››
23 Sep 2012 | By Coolmore
Leading sire High Chaparral was in top form on Saturday with a Group I victory for his current flagbearer Shoot Out (6g High Chaparral x Pentamerous by Pentire) and a first stakes success for his up and coming star It’s a Dundeel (3c High Chapa
Ocean Park on song for Cox Plate  ››
23 Sep 2012 | By Herald Sun
"Group One" Glen Boss has continued his great vein of form to guide Ocean Park to victory in the Underwood Stakes (1,800m) at Caulfield. The four-year-old trained by Gary Hennessy showed a great turn of foot to overcome trouble at the turn to defeat
Ocean Park all go for return to Australia  ››
01 Sep 2012 | By Dennis Ryan, The Informant
Ocean Park erased memories of the disappointing end to his three-year-old season by burying a star-studded field in the Gr. 1 Makfi Challenge Stakes at Hastings today. In mid-April the Gary Hennessy-trained four-year-old had to be scratched on race
£185,000 Mastercraftsman colt tops Doncaster sale  ››
31 Aug 2012 | By coolmore.com
A first-crop son of four-time G1 winner Mastercraftsman stole the show at Doncaster’s 2012 Premier Yearling Sale one Thursday when selling for £185,000.   Out of the Forest Wildcat mare Weekend Fling, the striking colt was offered
Soon leaves it late at Killarney ››
31 Aug 2012 | By UKPA
Soon (Galileo) came with a late rattle to land the Listed Vincent O'Brien Ruby Stakes at Killarney in Ireland yesterday. Making her third appearance in nine days, the busy daughter of Galileo got up in the last 50 yards to storm past Alla Speranza
Top Week For Galileo ››
30 Aug 2012 | By Kristen Manning, ANZ Bloodstock News
Ten stakes winners in ten days for Galileo (Sadler’s Wells) – an amazing achievement for any stallion but all the more impressive when one of those winners is a superstar. The mighty Frankel who, on 22 August raced away to his 13th conse
Success after surgery ››
29 Aug 2012 | By NZTM
Lightly-raced gelding Mr Epic (Falkirk) made a winning return from surgery when successful in the $65,000 Penang Turf Club trophy over 1200m on the Polytrack at Singapore on Sunday. Ridden by Barend Vorster, Mr Epic ran his rivals ragged before s
Ten stakes winners for Galileo in a week! ››
29 Aug 2012 | 
Even by his own high standards last week was sensational for Galileo who sired an amazing ten individual stakes winners in that short space of time.   Heading the list was his undefeated champion son Frankel (4c ex Kind by Danehill) who confi
Avdulla turns attention to Polish Knight ››
24 Aug 2012 | By Mathew Toogood, AAP
Brenton Avdulla has put the disappointment of his sacking from Secret Admirer (Dubawi) behind him and grasped the opportunity to ride Polish Knight (NZ) (Encosta de Lago) against her in the Warwick Stakes.   The young jockey has ridden Secret
Cambridge colt looks the real deal after Wyong win ››
23 Aug 2012 | By Michael Guerin, NZ Herald
Cambridge 3-year-old Dundeel could be set to follow in the hoof prints of Derby-winning former stablemate Lion Tamer this spring. The Murray Baker-trained colt produced a monster run to come from last to win his Australian debut at Wyong, seeing his
Super Frankel just 1-4 for the Arc after latest win ››
23 Aug 2012 | By Paul Eacott, racingpost.co.uk
SUPERSTAR colt Frankel equalled his career best performance when running away with Wednesday's Juddmonte International Stakes at York to earn quotes of just 1-4 for October's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp.   The Sir Henry Cecil-traine
High Chaparral colt leads the way at third Arqana session ››
22 Aug 2012 | By Gavel House
A colt by dual Breeders' Cup Turf (G1) winner and Coolmore stallion High Chaparral (Ire) was purchased for $271,737 (€220,000) by Mandore International Agency, leading Monday's third session of the Arqana Deauville yearling sale. Arqana reported
Kontiki Park lands killer blow for punters ››
22 Aug 2012 | By racenet.com.au
The Gai Waterhouse-trained Kontiki Park delivers punters a knockout blow with his emphatic first-up win in the Clubs NSW Spring Preview Handicap (1400m) at Rosehill on Saturday.   Betting on the event was dominated by the Chris Walle
The Winner of the Day ››
22 Aug 2012 | By Tara Madgwick, breednet.com.au
Race watchers on Wednesday would no doubt agree that High Chaparral (IRE) has his next star in the making after watching the performance of exciting colt Dundeel. The Murray Baker trained colt showed real potential when scoring an easy debut win a
2012 Waikato Stallion Parade - THIS WEEKEND ››
20 Aug 2012 | 
 SATURDAY 25 AUGUST 12.30pm CAMBRIDGE STUD Cape Blanco, Stravinsky, Tavistock, Keeper, Lucky Unicorn & Zabeel 1.20pm Depart Cambridge Stud (20 min drive ahead) 1.40pm BRIGHTHILL FARM Dalghar, Perfectly Ready & Patapan 2.10pm Depart
Broken Sword looms over Wine Country Debutante opponents ››
10 Aug 2012 | By Chuck Dybdal, Daily Racing Form
Broken Sword stamped herself as the queen of Northern California 2-year-olds with an 11-length victory in the Juan Gonzalez Memorial in her July 7 debut at Pleasanton. On Saturday, she drew the rail against six brave challengers in the $75,000 Wine C
Serving up a pot of gold challenge  ››
10 Aug 2012 | By Dave Bradford, The Informant
It’s 24/7, early mornings, late nights, wind, rain, sleet, heart-breaks. All part of the farming caper – horse farming. Part of one of the biggest risk-taking businesses around. There are, of course, moments in the sun. Moments for the
Pour Moi impresses the gallery at Windsor Park Stud ››
07 Aug 2012 | By Dennis Ryan, The Informant
The quality was evident as 2011 English Derby winner Pour Moi paraded for the gallery this morning, just a week after arriving at Windsor Park Stud in good time for the breeding season.   The surprise, however, was what a tidy sort is the son
‘Ripper’ foal for champion miler ››
02 Aug 2012 | 
The first southern hemisphere foal by multiple Gr.1 winner Rip Van Winkle has been born at Trelawney Stud, Cambridge.   The colt, who is described by owner Brent Taylor as a ‘ripper’, is the second foal of their highclass Gr.2 win
Record second Sussex win for Frankel ››
02 Aug 2012 | By EBN
The Frankel bandwagon rolled on to Goodwood and the superstar Galileo colt duly delivered in yesterday’s Gr.1 Sussex Stakes, becoming the first ever dual winner of the race.   He passed Bullet Train (Sadler’s Wells) about two furl
The Young Guns of Australasia ››
31 Jul 2012 | By Breednet.com.au
With the 2011/12 racing season now drawing to a close, a feature of the Australasian sire premierships is the emergence of a number of exciting young stallions. In particular, there are four young sires that stand out as having won major premierships
Exciting New SW for High Chaparral  ››
29 Jul 2012 | By Coolmore
Lightly raced mare High Kin (4m High Chaparral x Kinzan, by Kinjite) posted her first Black Type success in the Listed Taumaranui Gold Cup at Te Rapa in New Zealand on Saturday. The David Greene trained four year-old has been in hot form this pr
Star Way going out with a bang - not a whimper! ››
27 Jul 2012 | By John Costello, The Informant
Like old soldiers, the great stallions at the end of their siring careers tend to just fade away. For those blessed with longevity – which can be a factor in their greatness – their crops gradually dwindle in size; then, on their death, t
Heavenly result for champion sire ››
24 Jul 2012 | 
Great Heavens swept to a three length victory in the Gr.1 Irish Oaks at the Curragh on Sunday to complete an Anglo Irish Oaks double this year for her sire Galileo whose daughter Was won the Gr.1 English Oaks last month. Galileo has now sired eight
Great Heavens Soars to Victory in Irish Oaks ››
23 Jul 2012 | By By Mary Schweitzer, Bloodhorse.com
Great Heavens completed her rapid ascension to the top of the 3-year-old filly ranks with a dominating three-length victory in the Darley Irish Oaks (Ire-I) at the Curragh July 22. The daughter of Galileo is a full sister to Nathaniel, the Coral-E
Cummings Unleashes Norzita
21 Jul 2012 | By Racingandsports.com.au

Master trainer Bart Cummings unleashed rising three-year-old Thorn Park filly Norzita at Rosehill on Saturday for her second raceday outing where she won the $85,000 Woolworths Handicap under Glyn Schofield with the greatest of ease.

It was Norzita's second race appearance after a fifth at Gosford on debut over 1200m on July 4 and her entrance to the track was delayed after she was reshod in the mounting yard which could well have been unsettling for just her second start.

Norzita took the disruption in her stride and she left barrier seven well for Schofield settling in sixth racing one out from the rails. Up at the front of the field Outback Prince led the way at a good pace with Dormello and National Treasure following.

At the 400m Schofield was four wide on Norzita with Seaside inside. There was bumping between the two as they levelled up with 300m to run, and once again Norzita was not put off by the disruption.

Schofield was racing true to his line and not allowing the $2.30 NSW TAB favourite Seaside out, while second $4.10 favourite Grand Business was racing behind the front runners waiting for a gap.

With 200m to run Norzita was a half-length in front and from that point she put the issue beyond doubt going away well to win by 1 1/4L.

Seaside was second with Clever Boy third, the margin 1/2L. Grand Business was out late for fourth.

The time was 1.19.24 on the Slow 6 track with the final 600m in 35.98.

Norzita had opened up at $26 when markets were released on Wednesday, but a late rally in betting on Saturday saw the filly crunched into $10 on TAB Sportsbet fixed odds, with bets of $1,000 @ $12, $1,000 @ $11 and $1,000 @ $10 all coming in the final few minutes prior to jump time. She paid $11.40 on NSW TAB tote.

Norzita is owned by Dato Tan Chin Nam and the Westcode Syndicate managed by TA Yahaya. Duncan Ramage, bloodstock manager for Dato Tan Chin Nam, commented after the race that the Thorn Park filly had always shown ability.

“We’ll see how she pulls up, but it would be nice to give her another run as some of the better races appear in three weeks time, if she holds up, to give her a chance in the lower grade better races,” said Ramage.

“Then we will probably tip her out, but Bart will call the shots and lets not bottom her too early,” he said.

“She is a nice filly,” declared stable foreman Ray King, “There was a bit of a drama early on but she seemed to handle herself pretty good. We have noticed she has had plenty of ability from the start and she has shown it today.”

“Just looking at her for the first time, what a beautiful filly,” said Schofield.

“Obviously the 'old man' has not lost his touch and while he has been a little bit quiet I think they are going to have a little bit of fun with this one.

“I was one off the fence and only opted to come out once I was going a lot quicker than they were and I was trying to slow her down. She was really green in her first effort but she has taken a lot of improvement from that and she won convincingly today, and will take further improvement again,” he said.

Ramage signed for Norzita, who was bred by Mark and Sarah Devcich out of the Quest For Fame mare Visique, at $200,000 out of the draft Windsor Park at the 2011 NZ Bloodstock Ltd's Premier Sale at Karaka.

She earned $48,750 for Saturday's metropolitan win and takes away a potentially very bright future for the new season.

The win was the second for the day for the Cummings stable after the rising four-year-old stayer Dragonzone won over 2000m at Kembla Grange for a maiden win.

Imperial Monarch holds on to win Grand Prix de Paris thriller
16 Jul 2012 | By Myra Lewyn, Thoroughbred Times

Susan Magnier's Imperial Monarch posted a thrilling head victory over Last Train in the Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris (Fr-G1) on Saturday at Longchamp and survived a lengthy stewards' inquiry following the finish to secure his first Group 1 win.

The Galileo (Ire) colt rebounded from a luckless run in the Prix du Jockey Club (Fr-G1) (French Derby) last time out, where he finished a troubled eighth in the traffic-snarled classic, finding no room to run in the straight and getting shuffled back out of contention.

Imperial Monarch took charge early on Saturday in the 2,400 meter (11.93-furong) race under Joseph O'Brien and had plenty of energy left to fend off strong challenges late from trainer Andre Fabre's pair of Last Train and French Derby runner-up Saint Baudolino to prevail.

Saturday's race was not without trouble, however, as Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-G1) runner-up Main Sequence, racing in third, got trapped along the rail in the straight, then got clear when guided to the outside only to encounter trouble again when Imperial Monarch drifted his right while urged on to repel Last Train. After a stewards' inquiry into a claim of bumping, the result was allowed to stand.

Imperial Monarch finished the trip in 2:35.47 on turf rated as soft. Prior to the French Derby, he won the Bet365 Classic Trial (Eng-G3) on April 28 after winning his career debut at the Curragh last fall.

"He's done well because he was very green in front and it was his first time over a mile and a half," trainer Aidan O'Brien told Racing Post about Imperial Monarch. "It wasn't necessarily the plan to lead, that was up to Joseph, but he was drawn well if he wanted to.

"It's been very, very difficult as all our gallops have been flooded since Epsom and the horses get very tired training on the all-weather (surface)."

The winner of three of four career starts, Imperial Monarch is among 19 stakes winners this year (7 Gr.1) and 108 overall (29 Gr.1) in eight crops of racing age for Coolmore Stud resident sire Galileo, whose other top-level winners this year include Frankel, Golden Lilac, Nathaniel, and Was.  

Imperial Monarch was bred in Ireland by David Magnier and Cobra Bloodstock. He is out of the Slip Anchor mare Ionian Sea, who has produced nine other winners, four of which are stakes-placed. Ionian Sea is a half sister to 1990 Epsom Derby runner-up Blue Stag (Ire).

 
Stakes winner 108, Group winner 64 continues incredible run for champion Galileo
14 Jul 2012 | 

It would be hard currently, to find a more deserving stallion for the term ‘complete sire’ than champion Galileo – especially one who is just 14 years old and only has 8 crops of racing age.

Yesterday Galileo extended his lead on the Great Britain General Sires list over another of Sadler’s Wells great sons Montjeu, when his 3YO son Shantaram won the Gr.3 Bahrain Trophy at Newmarket to become Galileo’s 19th stakes winner since the year began.
Galileo has now sired 108 stakes winners, with Shantaram his 10th northern hemisphere Group winner alone this year. He has sired stakes winners somewhere in the world in every month of 2012 so far and the momentum doesn’t look like abating.
While Nathaniel became Galileo’s latest Gr.1 winner when securing the Eclipse Stakes at Sandown last week, it is another unbeaten son Frankel who has captured most attention recently following his astounding performance to win the Gr.1 Queen Anne Stakes at the Royal Ascot carnival.
Galileo has also sired 2012 English Oaks winner Was while his southern hemisphere Gr.1 winners this year include South African Horse Of The Year Igugu and Sydney Cup winner Niwot.
Be it fillies or colts, highclass 2YO’s or classic winning three year olds or older Cup winners, Galileo has the bases covered as his three general GB/Ire Champion Sire titles and two GB/Ire Two Year old sires’ titles confirm. And now, completing the circle at this very early stage, we have the dawning of Galileo as a broodmare sire and sire of sires.
Galileo's oldest daughters are only nine and yet he is already damsire of European Group winners Alexander Pope, Hard Dream, La Collina and Saamidd while he has just four sons, New Approach, Sixties Icon, Teofilo and Heliostatic with progeny of racing age and they have all sired Group winners.
New Approach and Sixties Icon currently fill the top two places in the GB/Ire first-season sires’ table and what is particularly encouraging about this fact is that they are, together with other achievements, a Derby winner and a St Leger winner.
Among Galileo’s additional Gr.1 winning sons is his highest rated son at stud Rip Van Winkle, regarded as the world’s champion turf miler as both a three and four year old.
Rip Van Winkle achieved an outstanding Timeform rating of 134, which incidentally is the same rating given to his illustrious sire and if the success of Galileo’s sons is a sign of things to come then Rip Van Winkle looks a great chance to join the other champion sires to have stood on the stallion roster at his southern hemisphere base Windsor Park Stud.
Champion stallion and mare share accolades for major weekend double
13 Jul 2012 | By Amy Bennett, The Informant

On a stallion that has sired no fewer than 28 individual Group One winners and is still only 14 years old, it can be difficult to heap new praise, but Galileo continues to garner headlines on a seemingly weekly basis.

 

Last weekend was no different, with the champion sire’s son Nathaniel producing an eye-catching performance to land the Gr. 1 Eclipse Stakes at Sandown. Making the achievement even more noteworthy was that Nathaniel’s year-younger sister Great Heavens had landed the Gr. 2 Lancashire Oaks at Haydock just an hour earlier.

 

Nathaniel has already secured a berth at stud, with a share in the dual Group One winner purchased earlier this year by Newsells Park Stud in Hertfordshire.

 

Galileo’s four stallion sons who have runners – Heliostatic, New Approach, Sixties Icon and Teofilo – have all sired Group winners, notably the freshman duo of New Approach and Sixties Icon, and Nathaniel has the pedigree to be another valuable asset at stud in Britain.   

 

So much has been written on the prowess of Galileo that for once it is more fitting to focus on the mare responsible for Saturday’s cross-card stakes double.

 

The debate as to whether the stallion or the mare has the most influence on the foal will continue as long as we breed racehorses, but in the case of this duo, as much praise must surely go to the dam, Magnificient Style, who is responsible for 10 winners from as many runners, of which no fewer than eight have triumphed in stakes races.

 

The daughter of Silver Hawk was herself a smart enough performer during a light racing career. Unraced at two due to immaturity, she broke her maiden at the first time of asking by six lengths in April, and was Listed-placed on just her second start, not having helped her own cause when refusing to settle.

 

Eleven days later she was out again, this time winning the Gr. 3 Musidora Stakes at York. Connections made the decision not to supplement her for the Oaks and instead she contested what was to be her last race when only sixth in the Gr. 2 Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot. 

 

As a half-sister to the Grade One winner Siberian Summer, Magnificient Style was always going to be a valuable prospect at stud, and so it proved when she headed to the paddocks on behalf of the Sangster family’s Swettenham Stud. When the Sangster bloodstock empire was dispersed in 2007, Magnificient Style was bought privately by Lady Rothschild, carrying as it would turn out Nathaniel. 

 

Her initial mating had been with Storm Cat, producing the filly Stylelistick who won a minor stakes contest in America. Then to Spinning World she produced the dual Group Two winner Echoes In Eternity, but better swiftly followed via two matings with Sadler’s Wells. The first produced the high class stayer Percussionist (later the winner of the Grade One American Grand National) and the second, the Gr. 1 Fillies’ Mile heroine Playful Act. She would hit the headlines again in 2007 when selling for the then record price of US$10.5m at Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale. She has since produced the Grade Two winner Giant’s Play.

 

Magificient Style went on to produce the maiden winner Distinctive Look to Danehill and the high-class Petara Bay to Peintre Celebre before returning to Sadler’s Wells to breed the Grade Three winner Changing Skies. The minor dual winner Monterey was the product of a tryst with Montjeu before successive visits to Galileo produced first Nathaniel and then Great Heavens.

 

Two visits to Oasis Dream have produced a yearling colt named Throne Room and a filly foal called Willoughby. The 19-year-old matron is now in foal to Fastnet Rock, so there is still plenty more to come from this exciting mare as well as her talented offspring. 

 

 

Fairy Tipsy stamps her credentials with international treble
13 Jul 2012 | By Paul Vettise, The Informant

An unraced Success Express mare bought in the mid-1990s has proved to be an inspired purchase for Windsor Park Stud.

 

Family connections earned Rebellious Angel a place in the Cambridge farm’s broodmare band and she has been an excellent acquisition with her grandchildren now playing starring roles.

 

Indeed, in the last month three of them have won in three different countries. The proven stayer Mr Tipsy successful in Australia, Distill has made his mark in Hong Kong and the highly regarded Chapchick furthered her record at this week’s Counties meeting.

 

The trio are out of Rebellious Angel’s daughter Fairy Tipsy, who was herself a quality mare raced with success by Windsor Park.

 

“We acquired Rebellious Angel privately and what obviously appealed to us was her family and its strong commercial strength both here and in New Zealand,” general manager Steve Till said. “She’s out of Boardwalk Angel (Gr. 1 Goodwood Handicap) and is a sister to Coogee Walk (Gr. 1 Railway Handicap).

 

“We’ve still got Rebellious Angel and she’s got a Thorn Park colt at foot. He was foaled quite late so she wasn’t served last year. She’s had nine foals and seven of them have won, including Green Jacket who was quite a smart horse in Hong Kong and Converge was a Zabeel horse who was a good winner for Lloyd Williams before he sold him.”

 

Windsor Park currently has Revolt with Team Hawkes in Australia and the Thorn Park-Rebellious Angel five-year-old has won four times from 12 starts. “They think he’s up to stakes class,” Till said.

 

The nursery also race his half-sister Trepidation, a Falkirk filly who won at her second appearance from Paul Shailer’s stable last time out.

 

Fairy Tipsy, a daughter of Casual Lies, was trained for the stud by Mark Walker, winning five races and placing in the Gr. 2 Hawke’s Bay Cup. “She was a little bit small and a little bit plain so we thought rather than go to the sales we would control her destiny and gave her to Mark,” Till said. “What she lacked in size she made up for in ability.”

 

Her first live foal was Mr Tipsy, the dual stakes winner of the Marton Cup and the Karaka Classic, who posted the 10th victory of his career at Rosehill last weekend. The son of Montjeu, now with his former Cambridge co-trainer and now Warwick Farm-based Bjorn Baker, has also placed at the top level in the Auckland and Sydney Cups.

 

“It was actually Colin Jillings who bought him on behalf of Scott Richardson on the recommendation of Mark Walker, who had seen him here,” Till said. “Fairy Tipsy’s second foal was Absinthe (Golan), who was a good type of mare we raced and her High Chaparral filly was sold this year during K1 for $120,000 to Australia.”

 

Chapchick, a $90,000 Karaka purchase for Bill Lloyd, was Fairy Tipsy’s third foal and the Gr. 1 Levin Classic winner Distill followed. He won at his second appearance in Hong Kong last month and added a third placing at Happy Valley on Wednesday night.

 

A High Chaparral filly out of Fairy Tipsy was sold at Karaka last year by Windsor Park to West Australian bloodstock agent John Chalmers for $200,000. “Fairy Tipsy has done a great job for us and all four of her foals have won and she’s got a Group One winner and a stakes winner this season,” Till said.

 

The Casual Lies mare missed getting foal in foal for two seasons, but is due to foal this year to Galileo’s multiple Group One winner and champion European miler Rip Van Winkle. 

 

Danehill Dancer’s son Probably a bit special
12 Jul 2012 | By Coolmore

Probably (2c Danehill Dancer-Wedding Morn, by Sadler’s Wells) proved himself one of the best two-year-olds seen out this year when landing the G2 Railway Stakes at the Curragh on Saturday night.

 

David Wachman’s charge had been an easy maiden winner at Limerick on his previous run and battled well to beat Cristoforo Colombo by a length and three-quarters.

 

The winner, a 160,000gns yearling from the family of Generous and Imagine, was giving jockey Billy Lee his biggest success to date.

 

"He’s always shown plenty at home. He's a very good-looking horse with plenty of size and scope," Wachman told www.irishracing.com. "He stays well and Billy gave him a very good ride, he's a very under-rated rider.

 

"Seven furlongs or a mile will be right up his street later in the year. He's a good, tough, solid, honest sort. He'll be a better three-year-old. He's a good-actioned horse and he'd prefer better ground. He'll have a Group 2 penalty now and we'll aim at the stars I'd suppose. He'll run in some of the better races in the autumn."

 

Nathaniel Eclipses rivals
12 Jul 2012 | By Coolmore

Nathaniel (4c Galileo-Magnificent Style, by Silver Hawk) stamped his class on a top-quality field to take the G1 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown. 

 

The victory completed a superb double for co-owner Lady Rothschild, whose colours had been carried to success by Nathaniel’s full-sister Great Heavens in the G2 Lancashire Oaks at Haydock less than an hour earlier.

 

Just like his sibling, Nathaniel displayed plenty of courage on his seasonal return as he was committed by William Buick early in the straight before finding more under pressure to prevail by half a length over Farhh. 

 

It was a second G1 success for Nathaniel following his victory in the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot last season and the Galileo colt looks set to be a warm order to repeat his Ascot heroics once again in two weeks' time. 

 

"I have to say that was a fantastic training performance from John Gosden,” said Buick afterwards. “To get the horse here in the shape he was in, all credit to John.

 

"He's got real quality and he showed today what a good horse he is. I have always had a lot of faith in this horse.

 

"He showed his versatility today and all being well he'll go for the King George again."

 

“He's a super horse, but it has been very difficult to get him right as he has had a respiratory problem," added Gosden.

 

"He's put in a massive effort here, so we will just have to have a good think about whether we run again (so soon).

 

"It's two weeks to the King George and that's not great. It will be fun to take on Frankel once more, as there was only half a length between them in a maiden a long time ago. The Juddmonte (International) would be an option, as would the Champion Stakes at the end of the year."

 

Sky’s the limit for Great Heavens after Lancashire Oaks romp
12 Jul 2012 | By Coolmore

Great Heavens (3f Galileo-Magnificent Style, by Silver Hawk) looks set to make her mark in the highest company following a decisive victory in the G2 Lancashire Oaks at Haydock. 

 

A full-sister to the 2011 G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes victor Nathaniel, John Gosden’s filly was always near the head of affairs throughout the mile and a half contest and quickened clear of her rivals passing the two-furlong pole. 

 

Jockey Rab Havlin eased his mount near the line for a five-length verdict over Shimmering Surf (Danehill Dancer) with Set To Music (Danehill Dancer) third. 

 

 “I gave her a squeeze early enough but she stays well,” commented Havlin. “She was getting weight off the older horses, so I thought that I would make it count and she seems to be improving. She is a no-nonsense filly who is very resilient and very tough. 

 

“Her family always improved with age and let’s hope that there is more to come. She definitely could have Group One potential.”

 

Sons of Galileo dominate Tatts Millions 3yo Cup
12 Jul 2012 | 

Sons of Galileo dominated the outcome to the £150,000 Tattersalls Millions 3-y-o Cup at Newmarket on Saturday, with the John Gosden-trained Michelangelo justifying favouritism to deny Cameron Highland.

 
The 1m2f race - which is restricted to horses sold at the Tattersalls October Sale - also provided a one-two for agent Charlie Gordon-Watson, who signed at 550,000gns for Michaelangelo on behalf of Bjorn Nielsen and at 310,000gns for Cameron Highland.
 
Michaelangelo tracked the field for the first half of the race and burst into the lead two   furlongs from home and whilst Frankie Dettori on Cameron Highland battled for a while he was never able to challenge the odds on favourite, who won very easily with the first two home well clear of the third horse, the Clive Brittain-trained Miblish.
 
John Gosden, trainer of Michelangelo, commented: “This is a great series for two and three year olds with fantastic prize money on offer. Michelangelo has done it well over an inadequate trip and he will now step up in distance and go for the Gordon Stakes at Glorious Goodwood and then the Great Voltigeur at York.”
Bart Cummings pays tribute to a legend
09 Jul 2012 | By Herald Sun

Legendary trainer Bart Cummings has hailed retiring galloper So You Think (NZ) the "finest, most genuine horse I have ever trained".

And he would know. Cummings has trained 264 Group 1 winners, won 12 Melbourne Cups, seven Caulfield Cups and won two of his five Cox Plates with So You Think.
 
So when news of the five-year-old's retirement through injury filtered through to Australia early yesterday, who better to comment on the career of the big black stallion?
 
"Perfection on four legs, I couldn't put it any better than that," the maestro declared.
 
"You don't get any better than him, he is the finest, most genuine horse I have ever trained. And I've trained more than I can remember."
 
Before Australian fell in love with Black Caviar, So You Think was king.
 
A Cox Plate at three, another at four and a Melbourne Cup third placing that was foiled by atrocious weather, a ride even Cummings questioned and a French import called Americain. 
 
So You Think had it all. The looks, the power, the record and the trainer.
 
He was worth an estimated $60 million when a business deal to sell a controlling share in the stallion to Irish breeding powerhouse Coolmore left Australian race fans with a hollow feeling.
 
Elvis had left the building.
 
It provided a tremendous windfall for owner Dato Tan Chin Nam and led to one of our greatest products being showcased on the world stage.
 
He has gone on to win an Australasian record five Group 1s in Europe, including winning in front of Queen Elizabeth II at Royal Ascot recently. So You Think ran in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in France and the Breeders Cup in America.
 
By doing so he proved to the northern hemisphere what we already knew Down Under.
 
But Cummings, like many Australians, still wonders what he might have been able to achieve if he wasn't sold.
 
"He was one of the best horses we have had," Cummings said.
 
"If he had stayed here, he could have won four Cox Plates, not two. He was the kindest, most wonderful horse I've ever trained.
 
"His nature and will to win were his best attributes. It was a great shame to see the Australian racing public miss him so early in his career."
 
(So You Think was purchased from the Windsor Park Stud draft at the 2008 Karaka Yearling Sales for NZ$110,000 by Cummings and Dato Tan Chin Nam's agent Duncan Ramage.)
 
So You Think was due to have his final race start in the Group 1 Eclipse Stakes at Sandown tonight but was found to be lame yesterday and had to be withdrawn.
 
Quarantine requirements and a need to be back in Australia by mid-August for the breeding season left Aidan O'Brien and the Coolmore team with no option but to pull the curtain down on his spectacular racing career.
 
"So You Think is an extraordinary horse and it was a real privilege to have had him here at Ballydoyle on loan from Australia," O'Brien said.
 
So You Think will enter quarantine today and will stand for a fee of $66,000 in Australia.
 
"It's a big disappointment that he'll miss the Eclipse, but he's had a wonderful racing career and now it's time for him to shine at stud," said Coolmore Australia's Tom Magnier.
So You Think retires
06 Jul 2012 | By Coolmore

So You Think was found to be lame after exercise this morning. He appears to have pulled a muscle in his hind quarters which precludes him from running in the Eclipse Stakes on Saturday after which he was already due to retire.

He will enter quarantine on Saturday as originally planned and will stand at Coolmore Australia at a fee of AU$66,000.
 
“So You Think is an extraordinary horse and it was a real privilege to have had him here at Ballydoyle on loan from Australia,” said Aidan O’Brien who took over the son of High Chaparral from Bart Cumming to win the last five of his 10 Group 1’s.
 
“It’s a big disappointment that he’ll miss the Eclipse, but he’s had a wonderful racing career and now it’s time for him to shine at stud,” said Coolmore Australia’s Tom Magnier.
 
“His book reads like a who’s who of all the best mares and breeders so he’ll get the best possible start.”
Hong Kong double for Falkirk
05 Jul 2012 | 

Hong Kong Derby-winning sire Falkirk secured a double at Happy Valley last night when his sons Keen Marie and Serendipity were both successful.  

Keen Marie scored his third win in Hong Kong this year in the HK$1,200,000 HKJC Hong Tung H., running a time of 1:09.80 over 1200m while Serendipity was winning his second race following his maiden win earlier this year.
 
Falkirk has sired 6 winners from 9 runners in Hong Kong this season including 2012 HK-1 Hong Kong Derby winner Fay Fay and currently lies in fourth position on their Sires’ table behind Encosta De Lago (14 winners from 31 runners), Danehill Dancer (14 winners from 36 runners) and Pins (8 winners from 18 runners).
Montjeu's Camelot wins Irish Derby
02 Jul 2012 | By www.coolmore.com

Superstar Camelot (3c Montjeu-Tarfah, by Kingmambo) battled through the testing ground at the Curragh on Saturday night to win the G1 Irish Derby, prompting trainer Aidan O’Brien to admit he’d never had a comparable horse.

The brilliant son of Montjeu, who landed the G1 2,000 Guineas on his seasonal debut, has now won all of his five starts and headed to the Curragh after a five-length victory in the G1 Derby at Epsom.

After his defeat of Born To Sea at the Curragh, connections suggested that a bid to become the first Triple Crown winner since Nijinsky in 1970 could now be on the cards.

"He's a great horse," O’Brien told www.irishracing.com "We've never had one like him and wouldn't it be something to dream about now to go for the Triple Crown but the lads will have to talk about that. He's had different tests so far and he's passed them all.

"We were very worried about the ground. We thought soft ground would be a big problem as he's a good-moving horse. All credit to Mr Magnier, Mr Tabor and Mr Smith. They let it happen, I wouldn't have had the courage to do it.

"I didn't think it was possible with a horse of his class. At home he wouldn't walk on that sort of ground. After the Guineas we knew he had speed and after the Derby we knew he had class. Here though he had to show courage on top of that.

"We have a statue of Nijinsky looking at us as we go in and out of the yard every day. It's always been a dream to have another horse up there on the other side.

"The plan was always to have a break after today with an autumn campaign in mind. We can all have happy dreams tonight. It was a massive test today and I can't say how pleased and relieved I am."

Jockey Joseph O’Brien added: "He's a very, very good horse because he hated the ground. He's got a big heart and he tried very hard. He got himself out of a hole because he was hating the ground.

"He travelled well and he was nice and relaxed. It's testament to the horse that he is, to win there, and he showed how big a heart he has – he hated the ground – and still he's gone and won a big race quite easy.

I was worried turning-in, it's testing, sticky ground, they are not getting through it - it's the opposite of what he likes. The wheels were spinning in that ground and he would have won considerably easier if the ground was much nicer."

Part-owner John Magnier said: "That's a relief as the ground was a big issue and we just about got away with it. As regards the Triple Crown I'll have to talk to Michael (Tabor) and Derrick (Smith). They're older than me – they'll want to go for it!

"The sponsors have committed here for three years and that was weighing heavy on our minds. Also the effort put in by the Curragh committee had to be considered. It would have been like a tail wagging a dog if we hadn't run. The gallops have been flooded and he hasn't even been on grass since Epsom."

Galileo shaping a new generation of sire power
26 Jun 2012 | By Peter Falconer, The Informant

Sons of Galileo continue to stake their claim as the next generation of notable sires in a very encouraging sign of things to come.

Widely regarded as the premier stallion in world thoroughbred racing and breeding with all due respect to Fastnet Rock, Galileo’s standing as a sire-of-sire is gaining in substance thanks mainly to four progressive progenitors.

This week’s Group 2 Coventry Stakes success of Dawn Approach at Royal Ascot was another feather in the cap of Galileo’s freshman sire-son New Approach.

While the 2008 Epsom Derby winner did go through his 2-year-old season unbeaten in all five starts, New Approach didn’t make it to the racetrack until July of his juvenile year and only contested races at seven furlongs-plus.

Dawn Approach, on the other hand, won the very first contest of the current European 2-year-old season and remains unbeaten in four starts at five and six furlongs.

In addition, fellow first-crop members Newfangled and Tha’Ir have also won over the imperial equivalent of 1200 metres and all the early signs indicate that sufficient members of the New Approach breed possess their own fair share of natural speed for their forebear to prove a raging success.

As highlighted earlier in the month, the progeny of Galileo’s English St Leger winner Sixties Icon have also hit the ground running from a very early stage of the current European 2-year-old season.

No fewer than six of the newcomer’s first 10 starters have already posted their maiden 2-year-old victory months before the majority of the contingent were ever expected to have their first career outing.

Besides New Approach and Sixties Icon, two other young sons of Galileo to have also made favourable impressions with their first runners are the sophomore stallions Teofilo and Heliostatic.

Teofilo’s debut as a sire in 2011 witnessed him supply the Group 1 Newmarket Dewhurst Stakes winner Parish Hall, no less.

 

Frankel sets Royal Ascot standard with sublime performance
25 Jun 2012 | By Julian Muscat, The Informant

Frankel opened proceedings at Royal Ascot on Tuesday with a show of sublime brilliance in the Queen Anne Stakes to stretch his unbeaten streak to 11 races.

The colt's majestic triumph, by 11 lengths from old foe Excelebration, came half an hour after the Queen's carriage led the royal procession down the straight mile at Ascot.
 
It was a performance fit for a queen from a thoroughbred king with official endorsement as the world's best racehorse.
 
The four-year-old colt got Britain's premier horse racing fixture off to an explosive start by outclassing his 10 opponents. It was the fifth time in as many racecourse encounters that Excelebration, who held off Side Glance for the runner-up berth, has vainly chased Frankel's tail.
 
After his triumph Frankel was walked along the length of Ascot's giant grandstand for the benefit of appreciative fans. Many waved Union Jacks as Tom Queally, who rode the horse with confidence, steered the colt into the winner's enclosure.
 
There was barely any sweat on a horse which posted a time within one second of the track record on ground that had been saturated by heavy rain on Saturday.
 
"He is a great, great horse," said his trainer, Sir Henry Cecil. "You all saw him for yourself; it is up to you to form your own opinion (of his true worth). What I would say is that he is still improving."
 
In the one-mile race Frankel was always well placed behind an even gallop dictated by his pacemaker, Bullet Train.
 
He moved through to lead approaching the three-furlong marker, with Excelebration in his slipstream, but one look at a motionless Queally underlined that Frankel had plenty more to offer.
 
When given his head, the bay son of multiple champion sire Galileo accelerated away from his pursuers with rare gusto. "He has been flawless in the past but I couldn't have asked for anything more from him today," Queally said. "He is amazing."
 
Usually undemonstrative in the saddle, Queally permitted himself a quiet celebration at a venue where his tactics had almost brought about defeat for Frankel 12 months ago.
 
There was no such danger this time. Frankel, once headstrong by nature, has become much more relaxed. Having outclassed all opposition, he now strives to climb the rungs of the ladder of equine greatness.
 
This was his most extravagant winning margin to date ahead of his anticipated step up in distance to 10 furlongs, probably in the Juddmonte at York in August.
 
"He's in the Sussex Stakes, the Eclipse and Juddmonte, but I don't tell him what to do, he'll tell me," said Cecil, after taking his Royal Ascot tally to 74.
 
Queally rated the win Frankel's best ever. "It looks like he's getting better, he settled and travelled and did everything off the bridle," said the quietly-spoken Irishman. "It was his best performance so far. He ticked all the boxes, did everything right."
 

 

Think's career to end in Eclipse
24 Jun 2012 | By www.coolmore.com

So You Think (NZ) (5h High Chaparral-Triassic, by Tights) proved himself a true global champion at Royal Ascot on Wednesday when running away with the G1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes to bag his 10th career Group 1 victory.

Trainer Aidan O’Brien blamed himself for not getting the best out of the High Chaparral entire sooner after the former Aussie superstar looked back to his very best when winning the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes by two and a quarter lengths from Carlton House.

So You Think is to appear next in the G1 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown in July and is then scheduled to retire to Coolmore Australia.

"We felt that we had this horse in a place that he had never been before with us," said O’Brien. "We have had him a year and a half and it has taken me a year and a half to learn how to train him. We’re just pleased to now have him in the place where everyone in Australia said he was. He’s one of those special horses and I’d like to say sorry to all the Australian people that I’ve made such a mess of it for so long. We were rightly getting a fair hammering from people in Australia but we needed to pull our socks up.

"I was probably working him too often, too long and too hard. I was killing him by making him grind but even so he was still very competitive.

"We went back, we listened to everybody, including all the interviews, and what Bart (Cummings) was saying in Australia about him - the things to do and the things not to do. We review everything, took all of the information and it probably took me a year and six months to start listening.

"The boys will talk about Sandown and they will make the decision. We had in our head that Sandown would be the cut-off point. All I can say is that I am sorry that I took so long to get him to show. It’s only because he is such a great horse otherwise I would have made a right muck of him. He is one of the special horses."

Part-owner John Magnier added: "He looks a picture and is a horse that travels all over the world. He won three Group Ones last year, two this season and 10 overall so I say to people what more could you want? It’s hard to work in two hemispheres, they are completely different environments and Aidan’s been happier with this horse this year than he has ever been."

So You Think wins 10th Gr.1 at Royal Ascot
21 Jun 2012 | By Racing Post

Report: Royal Ascot, Wednesday

Prince Of Wales's Stakes (Group 1) 1m 2f, 4yo+

Windsor Park Stud's graduate So You Think registered a tenth success at the highest level as he denied Carlton House a fairytale win for the Queen at Royal Ascot in her Diamond Jubilee year.

The two-and-a-quarter-length win took So You Think through the £5 million career earnings mark, completed a double on the afternoon for trainer Aidan O'Brien and provided his son Joseph with a first win at Royal Ascot.

Sent off the well-backed 4-5 favourite, So You Think managed to go one place better in the race than last year when he was beaten at 4-11.

Carlton House had looked momentarily like he was going to post a popular win as he came with a challenge under Ryan Moore up the rail but he was never able to head So You Think and finished just a half-length in front of the third-placed Farhh.

O'Brien's training of So You Think had come under fire from his previous trainer Bart Cummings and the media in Australia and in the immediate aftermath of the race O'Brien said he felt he had got the horse wrong when he first joined him.

"It took me a year and a half to learn how to train him," he said. "I went back and listened to what everybody was saying to do with him. I was probably overworking him, galloping the speed out of him, and I suppose I set off on the wrong leg with him."

O'Brien junior always had his mount close up to his pacemaking stablemate Robin Hood and he said: "Once my horse got to see him [Carlton House] on the inside he was never going to get beaten."

So You Think could have his final start in next month's Coral-Eclipse before taking up stud duties in Australia and his trainer added: "We felt we had him in a place like never before. We knew we only had today and maybe Sandown to get it back. The boys will talk about it and we will give our input but we are just delighted to get him back to where Bart had him."

Sir Michael Stoute had told reporters after the race that he had known Carlton House was up against a very good horse in So You Think, while Saeed Bin Suroor was pleased with the effort of Farhh who was making a massive step up in grade.

"He ran well and I'm very happy. It was a big race to finish third in the Prince of Wales's and he's improved a lot. He hasn't always been the soundest - nothing major - so we'll see how he comes out of the race.

"We'll look at the King George, but we'll keep our options open. I'm confident he's a Group 1 horse over a mile and a quarter to a mile and a half."

So You Think wins Prince Of Wales's Stakes as Queen's horse denied
21 Jun 2012 | By TheTelegraph.co.uk

The former Australian superstar suffered a shock odds-on reverse in this 10-furlong prize 12 months ago, but he got the job done in good style on this occasion.

Always travelling strongly in the hands of the trainer's son, Joseph, the five-year-old (4-5 favourite) looked likely to run out an easy winner when cruising to the front halfway up the home straight.

The Queen's Carlton House emerged on the far rail to launch a serious challenge, but So You Think saw him off, asserting close home to score by two and a quarter lengths.

Carlton House just held on to the runner-up spot from Farhh, who finished as well as anything having encountered traffic problems in the straight.

While So You Think may not have taken the European scene by storm quite as anticipated since joining O'Brien last year, this was still his fifth top-level triumph for his current connections.

His young rider sat still in the saddle turning for home before unleashing his mount and he eventually ran out a comfortable winner to give O'Brien junior his first ever Royal Ascot triumph.

A victory for the Queen in Jubilee year was not to be on this occasion, but Carlton House ran a perfectly respectable race given he was keen for the first half of the contest.

Farhh was undoubtedly the eyecatcher for the Godolphin team.

Taking a huge step up in class from winning a Thirsk handicap, the Pivotal colt finished off his race with purpose, leaving the impression he could well have shaken up the winner with a clearer passage.

O'Brien snr said: "We expected a big run today, we felt like we had him in a place that he was never in before with us, which is incredible.

"I think we've had him a year and a half and it's taken me that long to learn how to train him.

"We went back and listened to what everybody was saying about him, listened to what Bart (Cummings, former trainer) was saying and telling us what to do and what not to do. We listened at the end.

"We felt he was in a place today he's never been in before.

"I was delighted to hear what Bart had to say as he was speaking from the heart and I was probably over-working the horse and galloping the speed out of him instead of letting him be natural.

"Everyone was of the opinion before we got him that he was all speed but I started off on the wrong leg with him and tried to make him stay a mile and a half and did too much with him.

"We knew we only had a few runs left (before retiring to stud), maybe today and Sandown (Eclipse) to get him back, so we listened to them and Joseph and the lads were confident it was going to come.

"It will be the boys decision when he goes to stud, but Sandown is in our head as a cut-off point. We'll be pleading hard now that we have him in this place but it's a business decision.

"We're just delighted to get him back and all I can say is sorry it took me so long to get him back to where everyone in Australia said he was. If he wasn't such a great horse I'd have made a right mess of him.

"He's one of those special horses that can travel and has class.

"We were delighted with the ride he got, Joseph knew what he wanted to do."

Onyx targets more Gold
13 Jun 2012 | By nzb.co.nz

New Zealand bred Group 1 winner Gold Onyx (NZ) has continued his winning build-up to the Grade 1 Durban July Handicap (2200m) next month with victory in the Grade 3 Cup Trial (1800m) at Clairwood in South Africa on Saturday.  

Trained by Sean Tarry, Gold Onyx (Black Minnaloushe x Egoli Lass) produced a late finishing burst to finish over the top of stablemate Buy and Sell (National Emblem) with jockey Anton Marcus in the saddle.
 
The four-year-old made his stakes-winning return two starts ago when successful in the Listed Sledgehammer Handicap (1800m) early last month, his first stakes victory since winning the Group 1 Greyville Premier's Champion Stakes at two.
 
The Group 1 Durban July Handicap will be held on 7 July on South Africa's premier race day at Greyville and carries a purse of R 3 million (NZ$460,000).
 
Bred by Phil Newman and Windsor Park Stud, Gold Onyx was purchased by Andrew Seabrook for South African buyers from Windsor Park Stud at New Zealand Bloodstock's 2009 Premier Sale for $80,000.
 
Owned by Mr C J H van Niekerk, the four-year-old's record now stands at 24 starts for six wins and four placings for R 833,325 (NZ$127,820) in stakes.
Sydney stakes winner for champion sire
11 Jun 2012 | 

Champion sire Thorn Park was credited with his 16th stakes winner on Saturday when his second crop daughter Alberton Park finished powerfully to win the Listed ATC June Stakes at Rosehill. 

Alberton Park has now won seven races and $A383,700 and becomes the sixth individual stakes winner this season for Thorn Park together with Gr.1 performers Jimmy Choux, Veyron and Ocean Park and Australian stakes winners Kontiki Park and Bonnie Mac.
 
Bred by Evan Kerr-Taylor and his daughter Anne Storey, Alberton Park was a $200,000 New Zealand Bloodstock yearling sales graduate from the draft of Windsor Park Stud.
Think favoured for a second Eclipse
10 Jun 2012 | By Racing Post

So You Think has been installed 5-2 favourite with the sponsors to post back-to-back wins in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown next month.

Although Frankel holds an entry for the Group 1 contest on July 7, his trainer Sir Henry Cecil said stablemate Twice Over, winner of the race two years ago, is likely to represent him leaving the sponsors to price up last year's winner at the head of their betting.

Recent course and distance winner Charlton House is the 5-1 second-favourite, ahead of Bonfire and Excelebration, both at 8-1. Other possible runners include the King George winner, Nathaniel, who is a 12-1 chance along with Twice Over.

"With Frankel sticking at a mile for the Sussex Stakes, So You Think is a worthy favourite for a repeat win in the Coral-Eclipse, although with possible opposition including Her Majesty's Carlton House, a King George winner in Nathaniel, and the winner of the world's richest race, Monterosso, the former Aussie superstar is unlikely to have things all his own way," said Coral's David Stevens.

Coral-Eclipse 5-2 So You Think, 5 Carlton House, 8 Bonfire, Excelebration, 12 Nathaniel, Twice Over, 14 Monterosso, 16 Cityscape, Crackerjack King, Parish Hall, Planteur, 20 Born To Sea, Ektihaam, 25 Capponi, Light Heavy.

Thorn Park has another big Stradbroke day
10 Jun 2012 | By Breednet.com.au

The John O’Shea-trained Alberton Park has landed a huge betting plunge when the mare took out Saturday’s Listed June Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill.

Bookmakers were offering $8 about the daughter of 2004 Stradbroke Handicap winner Thorn Park when markets were first posted on Wednesday. Alberton Park started the on-course favourite at around the $2.90 mark.

Jockey Tommy Berry parked Alberton Park sixth on the rail in the early stages behind a hot tempo. Coming to the corner the pair crept up behind the leading pack but looked in trouble when Berry found himself with nowhere to go.

"I got a run on the inside of Nathan (Berry on Stratana) and he kept me very tight, he knew I was there,” Berry told TVN.

Sibling rivalry was at its best when Nathan’s persistance forced Tommy to switch around Stratana’s heels. In the meantime, the Peter Snowden-trained Skytrain had descended on the field and looked set to charge to victory.

Stratana kicked as Skytrain died on his run but both gallopers were upstaged by the finishing burst of Alberton Park and the mare recorded her first stakes victory.

"It’s a perfect result. I was holding my breath for the last furlong because I wasn’t sure when she was going to get out,” O’Shea’s stable foreman Bryce Heys said.

"He (Berry) didn’t panic. I’ll take my hat off to him there.”

"She’s deserved of a race like this. I know it was our mare (Steps In Time) that won the (Group II) Breeders Stakes but this mare was desperately unlucky and that race was a superior form reference for the mares’ races throughout the autumn.”

Berry said he was under strict instructions to hold Alberton Park up until reaching the home straight. The jockey said he was impressed by the turn of foot showed by the mare.

"Mr O’Shea stressed to me this morning ‘don’t get out before the corner,” Berry added.

"Once we switched to the outside she sprinted very quickly.”

Alberton Park defeated Stratana with Skytrain in third position.

Thorn Park also had Hawick Park win first-up at Te Rapa in New Zealand to cap another great Stradbroke day for the champion sire who won the time honoured Queensland feature eight years earlier.

New Australian stakes winner for Champion Sire
09 Jun 2012 | By Thoroughbrednews.com.au

There was considerable satisfaction all round after the win by Alberton Park (NZ) (Thorn Park) in the $100,000, listed Big Sports Breakfast June Stakes (1100m) at the Australian Turf Club’s meeting at Rosehill on Saturday, from the John O’Shea stable, part-owner Tony Bott and jockey Tommy Berry who beat his twin Nathan on Stratana.

Berry was told by Bryce Heys, foreman for O’Shea, that the five-year-old Thorn Park mare was the best horse in the race and to be patient, and it was sound advice as Berry was blocked for room with 100m to run.

In front was brother Nathan and Stratana (54kg), but Tommy calmly took Alberton Park (54kg) over the heels of Stratana, and then set off again between Skytrain (58kg) and Josh Parr on the outside.

Alberton Park lengthen again and showed a good turn of foot to sprint clear and the 3/4L winning margin was a good reflection of not only her skill over the field, but also her ability to sprint twice after the interrupted passage.

Zaratone (59kg) and Richard Bensley had led into the straight and it took until the 200m for the chasers to swamp the six-year-old with Stratana and Skytrain leading the charge. Alberton Park was coming well, but then Nathan kept Tommy at bay necessitating the change of racing position to the outside.

At the line Alberton Park was well clear of Stratana (Stratum) with Skytrain (Lonhro) coming to the end of his run for third, the margin a head. See The World was fourth and Emotional Circus fifth.

The time was 1.05.25 on the Slow 6 track with the final 600m in 35.52. Alberton Park paid $2.90 on NSW TAB.

“It was a perfect result. I was holding my breath over the final furlong (200m) and I was not sure the way the day was going we had not had the rub of the green and I thought not again, but I am delighted for Tony Bott,” said Heys.

“He has put a lot into the sport and he has supported the stable and we have some nice fillies for him and it is important we do the job. She is deserved of a race like this.

“I know it was out mare that won the Breeders’ Stakes (Steps In Time) but she was desperately unlucky and that was a superior form race for the mare’s races through the autumn. Look she had a great profile coming into the race and she has delivered and I am delighted she had a black type race and she will rain on from here,” he said.

Heys said that Alberton Park would most likely go forward to the listed Takeover Target Stakes (1200m) at Gosford on June 22nd.

“It was great to beat Nath. It was funny, I was going for a run inside him and it was very tight, and when I roared he must have heard me roar, I do not know, but he kept it like that, he was not moving an inch,” said Berry.

“So I was switched to the outside and she showed a very good turn of foot and she was too good for them. I was worried when I switched but I knew she would let down like she did in her trial and I was very confident.

“I knew Nathan’s horse had no kick as I rode it the start before and it was a bit one paced so I was there to win the race,” he said.

It was the first stakes quinella for the Berry brothers.

Alberton Park is by Thorn Park out of the Stylish Century mare Alberton Star and this was her seventh and most important win from 34 starts. With 16 placings she has earned stakes of $383,700 for the E-Thoroughbred Syndicate, managed by Bott, and Larry Nestadt.

Montjeu win's his fourth English Derby with Camelot
03 Jun 2012 | By Coolmore.com

Camelot (3c Montjeu-Tarfah, by Kingmambo) confirmed himself one of the greatest performers of recent times when becoming Montjeu’s fourth Epsom Derby winner in the past eight years on Saturday.

The unbeaten colt became only the eighth 2,000 Guineas winner since the Second World War to go on and win the Derby, which he did with a lightning turn of foot.

Jockey Joseph O’Brien was still towards the back rounding Tattenham Corner but made stealthy headway down the outside of the field to go away and oblige as the 8/13 favourite by five lengths.

Camelot is trained by his father, Aidan, and the pair become the first jockey-trainer partnership to land the Investec Derby.

"He is a very, very good horse and did well to win today as he was green coming down the hill," said the rider. "That was his first time coming down a hill and round those bends so he was green and backing off a bit, so he will have learned a lot from today and he quickened up well.

"When you are on a short-priced favourite for the Derby there is always pressure but the thing was to get him to relax and get him in to a rhythm."

Aidan O’Brien added: "We were afraid even to dream. No word I can say can describe this and there was no dream big enough.

"I had an idea of what he (Joseph) was going to do in the race. We have a fair idea of his body language in a race and he looked happy all the way through."

Derrick Smith, whose purple and white colours were carried by Camelot, was celebrating the 100th Group One winner in which he had been involved.

"It's a great race in which to do that," said Smith. "The horse went to sleep in the early part of the race and he was going pretty well around Tattenham Corner. I was pretty confident three out, he had a fair bit of ground to make up but when you see what he does at home that wasn't going to be a problem. He's got speed, stamina and a great physique - he's just the real deal.

"I was involved in the bookmaking business so obviously I knew favourites get beaten, but I was very confident. The nearer we got to the race, the more certain I was that we would win."

Camelot, who follows Pour Moi (2011), Authorized (2007) and Motivator (2005) in winning the Derby for the much-missed Montjeu, was bred by Sheikh Abdulla bin Isa Al-Khalifa at Highclere Stud and was sold for 525,000gns as a yearling at Tattersalls.

Nicholas caps Gr.1 double for Montjeu
03 Jun 2012 | By coolmore.com

St Nicholas Abbey (5h Montjeu-Leaping Water, by Sure Blade) put in one of his best-ever performers at Epsom on Saturday when running away with the G1 Coronation Cup.

The son of Montjeu was winning his fourth G1 contest as he took the famous Epsom mile and a half contest for a second consecutive year.

Jockey Joseph O’Brien bided his time before powering up the Epsom hill to beat Red Cadeaux by four and a half lengths.

Winning trainer Aidan O’Brien said: "He settled lovely and got into a great rhythm, which Joseph didn’t break when he started to come. He has the option of the G1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (at Royal Ascot) and then the option of the G1 King George & Queen Elizabeth Stakes and obviously the G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at the end of the season. He has all of those options and he is a very exciting horse. We are delighted to be here and part of it. It’s a real privilege and it’s great to be here."

Joseph O’Brien added:"When he goes to sleep early in his races, he is a very special horse. He has always shown a lot of ability and he is really coming to his old form.

"I got to the front too soon - he picked the bit up and I didn’t want to disappoint him so I just let him go forward. When he relaxes and quickens up like that, it takes a very good horse to go near him."

Derrick Smith, whose colours were carried to victory by St Nicholas Abbey, continued: "He has vindicated all that we knew about him. When he was two, he won the G1 Racing Post Trophy and last year, in the Breeders’ Cup - I think today was as good again.

"Joseph said that he put the horse to sleep in the early part of the race and he went to the front sooner than he wanted to. It was just a procession really, it was very, very, very impressive."

Galileo's latest star Was wins Oaks
02 Jun 2012 | By coolmore

 

Was (3f Galileo-Alluring Park, by Green Desert) was another Classic star for Galileo at Epsom Downs on Friday when landing the G1 Oaks under Seamie Heffernan.
The Galileo filly was having only her third start as she landed the famous Classic for trainer Aidan O’Brien to become yet another star for her brilliant sire.

"I was very happy with her in the spring but a shoe from a work companion hit her above the knee so I was worried she might miss her Classic season," said O’Brien. "She was put back together with stitches in her leg and she was only just ready to run at Naas last time. She ran a lovely race to finish third that day and Seamus was happy with her afterwards. She keeps plenty at home and looks after herself and I’d say she is a filly that is going to progress.

"We weren’t sure until the last minute which of them we would run but when the lads decided we’d run a bunch of them, Seamus didn’t take long to decide which of them he’d like to ride. "We’ll talk when we get home and map out plans for all of them but usually all of our fillies tend to go different ways after this. The Irish Oaks would be a possibility for Was."

Heffernan added: "I’ve been runner-up in the Derby a couple of times and it’s nice to win a Classic anywhere, but especially at Epsom, which is known as the home of the Derby. I had a good position all the way, I was out of trouble and on the rails. We had three or four plans beforehand and usually they don’t work out but fortunately it did for me today. I was worried about her lack of experience but she has improved a lot from her last run."

It was not the first time that Was has hit the headlines. She was the 1.2 million guineas sale-topper at the 2010 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale when sold by her breeders, Seamus and Trish Burns’ Lodge Park Stud.
So You Think wins his 9th Gr.1
29 May 2012 | By Racing Post

Windsor Park graduate So You Think bounced back to winning ways with a clear cut success to post a second successive win in the Tattersalls Gold Cup.

The five-year-old was having a first start since finishing fourth when sent off favourite for the Dubai World Cup (on an unsuitable all weather track) and those punters who backed him into 2-11 favouritism had no worries whatsoever as he sauntered clear under Joseph O'Brien to win by six lengths from Famous Name.

This was the sixth time in the last ten runnings that Aidan O'Brien had sent out the winner of this race and in doing so he moved to within one winner of notching a double century (200 Gr.1 winners) of successes at the highest level.

Seamie Heffernan sent Robin Hood into a seven-length lead in his role as pacemaker with So You Think and Famous Name settled back behind him.

As they passed the four furlong pole So You Think started to close the gap under a cool O'Brien and, after swooping into the lead two out, So You Think had the race settled in a matter of strides.

The winning trainer said: "He has had a good break since Dubai and Joseph was very pleased with his performance today.

"He is in the Prince Of Wales at Royal Ascot and also the Queen Anne but Excelebration will probably go for that.

"The Eclipse is likely to be his last race in Europe before he enters quarantine and goes back to Australia."

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Easy for So You Think
28 May 2012 | By Coolmore.com

The legendary So You Think (5h High Chaparral-Triassic, by Tights) was back to his brilliant best at the Curragh on Sunday when showing an electric turn of foot to land the G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup for a second consecutive year.

It was an amazing ninth Gr.1 victory for the New Zealand-bred son of High Chaparral on whom jockey Joseph O’Brien waited patiently before finishing with a wet sail to score six lengths clear of Famous Name.

So You Think is scheduled to stand at Coolmore Australia later this year and trainer Aidan O’Brien hopes his stable star may have two more runs in Europe before heading down under.

"The first thing Joseph said to me was that the horse was only starting to come right now," said the winning trainer.

"I should have taken a lot longer to get to know him, I was always of the opinion that he was a horse that loved to gallop and not break his rhythm. But Joseph is more of the other opinion, to wait with him and let him use his speed.

"I probably should have been riding him more for speed than stamina and we were thinking earlier in the season of going to Newbury for the mile race (Gr.1 Lockinge Stakes).

"He travelled very strong and Joseph waited and opened up five or six lengths between him and Pat (Smullen on Famous Name) very quickly.

"At least everyone saw how good he was and it has been a privilege to have him and a great experience. We learned a lot from having him and hopefully he’ll be with us for a couple more runs.

If everything is alright he will go to Royal Ascot now either for the G1 Queen Anne Stakes over a mile or the G1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes over a mile and a quarter. Then if everything goes right he could go to Sandown (for the G1 Eclipse) and I think he goes into quarantine then to go to stud.

"It’s great for us to have had him. Bart (Cummings) did a marvellous job and everyone in Australia saw how good he was and it probably took me a long time to work the horse out and how to ride him. It’s been a privilege to have had a horse like that."

Winning rider Joseph O’Brien added: "He’s coming back to himself. He didn’t really handle the tapeta in Dubai but had a little break and was a much better horse on the nicer ground today as you could see.

"He was lovely and relaxed, travelled nicely and went around in third gear most of the way. It’s all systems go for Ascot now I’d imagine. As he’d had a break after Dubai this was almost like his first run of the year so you’d hope he’d come on from that."

 

 

 
Magnificent Montjeu wins 2000 Guineas
12 May 2012 | By Coolmore.com

The much-missed Montjeu has three Epsom Derby winners to his name and he added a 2,000 Guineas to his CV when the brilliant Camelot (3c Montjeu-Tarfah, by Kingmambo) fought off some classy rivals to win the Classic at Newmarket on Saturday.


Camelot was the outstanding juvenile of last season after his fantastic victory in the G1 Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster and he became only the second winner of that mile juvenile contest to follow up in the 2,000 Guineas when scoring under trainer Aidan O’Brien’s son Joseph.

"It’s one of those unbelievable days," said trainer Aidan O’Brien. "We knew the statistics had a lot against Camelot but we always thought that he was very special. We knew that we had a lot to overcome - he’s out of a Kingmambo mare out of a Danehill mare - and he has strong crosses of both of those stallions as well as Montjeu, so that is why we were very worried about the ground.

"We walked the course and we thought that it was plenty soft enough for him. I kind of had half an idea of what Joseph was going to do on him in the race and I was worried about riding a horse for such pace in that kind of ground.

"Joseph said to me that he would be closer to last than closer to first at halfway - I am glad I bit my tongue!

" We are delighted for everyone, those who bred him and those who look after him. We are very lucky to have such a horse and so incredibly lucky to have so many special people to look after him and bring him on."

Camelot was bred by Sheikh Abdulla bin Isa Al-Khalifa and born and raised at John and Lady Carolyn Warren’s Highclere Stud. He realised 525,000gns as a yearling at Tattersalls and is now Evens favourite to give Montjeu a fourth Derby success in eight years.

"We will go home, the lads will discuss it amongst themselves and then there will be a decision where we go next," added O’Brien. "Obviously, the Derby would be something to really look forward too but we will take it one race at a time and we will discuss. You would imagine by looking at him that the Derby would be a very suitable race for him."

Joseph O’Brien added: "He has a lot of class and a lot of speed. I was very happy throughout the race - he was nice and relaxed - and I always felt like I was getting there. He might have got a bit tired in the last 100 yards but it was his first run of the season and hopefully he can come on for it. I didn’t get the best run through. I was a long way back but I was very relaxed. He will be a lot better horse going a bit further."
 
Mastercraftsman and Thewayyouare Weanlings Impress at Karaka
11 May 2012 | By Coolmore.com
Four-time Group I winner Mastercraftsman finished the 2012 NZB National Weanling Sale as the leading sire by average with eight youngsters averaging $60,250.

Top seller for Mastercraftsman was a filly from Upstage (GB) that made $120,000 for Brighthill Farm.

The filly was secured by Curraghmore Stud and is a half-sister to dual Group I winner Tavistock.

Thewayyouare was the second leading first season sire, his best result coming with a colt from Group III placed City Affair that made $61,000 for Curraghmore Stud when purchased by T Hartley.
Mastercraftsman and Chaparral in big demand at sale
09 May 2012 | By NZB

A steady day of trade at New Zealand Bloodstock's National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale today saw the conclusion of the weanling session followed by a selection of mixed bloodstock.
The close of the weanling session realised an increase in both median and clearance on last year with the median up more than 5% to $4,000 while the clearance rate rose to 77%. With 351 weanlings offered for sale a total of 248 were sold for $2,970,300 and an average of $11,977.


Stealing the spotlight was the High Chaparral colt at Lot 311 fetching the top price of $150,000. From the Group 3 placed Stravinsky mare Soelin, the colt formed part of Northfields Stud's Unreserved Deplenishing Sale.

Knocked down to New Zealand Bloodstock as Agent the colt is heading to Mark and Shelly Treweek's Lyndhurst Farm with plans for him to feature at the Karaka Yearling Sales next year. "We thought this colt was very much like the High Chaparral colt out of Creil that we sold for $650,000 in the Premier Sale here this year and we are very pleased to have ended up with him," commented Mark.

The top purchasers at the weanling session with two of the top four lots, regular pinhookers Lyndhurst Farm are building a solid draft for next year's Karaka Yearling Sales. The farm purchased yesterday's top lot, the Duporth colt at Lot 54, for $105,000 and second top lot today, the O'Reilly colt at Lot 292, secured for $125,000.

"We have always liked O'Reilly and we thought this colt was a real sprinter-miler type being out of a Volksraad mare. He is a smaller, neater type of O'Reilly which are hard to come by and he is a good type with a great walk and markings and we thought that he would look good in our draft.

"The Sale has gone well, there is a lot of competition for nice horses and they have been hard to buy. We have paid more than we intended to for one or two but in the end a nice horse is a nice horse and they hold their value."

Gordon Cunningham's Curraghmore Stud continued its reign as the top vendor by aggregate for the seventh year in a row, claiming four of the top ten lots with 26 weanlings sold for $932,250.

Featuring the top lot of the weanling session, Don McLaren's Northfields Stud Unreserved Deplenishing Sale sold all seven weanlings for an average of $36,071 to secure the title of top vendor by average in the weanling session.

Pleased with the result of the Sale, Don had high hopes for the High Chaparral sale-topping colt. "We're thrilled, in a session that was difficult to measure he was the shining star. "We have had a lot of interest in the horses over the past few days and are very happy with the results thus far. We had every confidence in our weanlings which offered buyers genuine opportunities and for a small operation like us to top the sale by average is a great result."

Holding on to his top spot as the leading sire by average, first season sire Mastercraftsman saw eight of his weanlings sell for an average of $60,250 with four of his weanlings featuring in the top 10 lots of the weanling session.
 

Top Lots
 
 
 
Lot
Type
Breeding
Price
311
B. C
High Chaparral / Soelin
$150,000
292
B. C
O'Reilly / Sentura
$125,000
350
Ch F
Mastercraftsman / Upstage
$120,000
54
BR. C
Duporth / Be Inspired
$105,000
317
G C
Mastercraftsman / Springburn
$82,000
95
B. C
Mastercraftsman / Dancers World
$70,000
194
Ch C
Mastercraftsman / Lovemedo
$65,000
89
B. C
Thewayyouare / City Affair
$61,000
68
B. F
Starcraft / Cabazon
$51,000
304
B. C
Road to Rock / Sistine
$51,000

New Australain stakes winner for Thorn Park
08 May 2012 | By Racing & Breeding

NZ Windsor Park Stud's Gr1-winning stallion Thorn Park (Spinning World-Joy, by Bluebird) added a further black-type success in Australia at the weekend when 4YO mare Bonnie Mac (Thorn Park-Gold Class, by Gold Brose) notched her 5th successive win with a 1.5-lengths victory in the $100,000 Listed Proud Miss Stakes (1200m) for fillies & mares at Morphettville.

 
Bonnie Mac (NZ) ridden by Dwayne Dunn for trainer Mike Moroney defeated Just Sybil (Alannan-Opera Symbol, by Opera Prince) and top-weighted fellow 4YO mare Sistine Angel Testa Rosa-Famous Painter, by Peintre Celebre).
 
Bonnie Mac was a NZ$90,000 yearling consigned by Wentwood Grange at the 2009 NZB Select Sale at Karaka and was bred by Australian breeder Warren Pegg, Bonnie Mac took her record to 5 wins from 6 starts for $132,382 earnings.
French 1000 Guineas to relation of the great Might And Power
06 May 2012 | By arion.co.nz

Beauty Parlour, a close relation to former champion galloper Might And Power, has won the Group I Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (French 1000 Guineas) at Longchamp overnight.

The daughter of Japanese superstar Deep Impact is from the stakes-winning mare Bastet, a half-sister to Might And Power, winner of the 1997 Caulfield and Melbourne Cups and two-time Horse Of The Year.

Previously unbeaten, the Eli Lellouche-trained Beauty Parlour sat three-wide without cover for the final 800 metres before sprinting to the lead at the top of the straight and extending her unbeaten record to four

"She's still unbeaten so I'm very happy," Lellouche told Racing Post.

"Christophe (Soumillion) rode a wise race, I think he had to go for home when he did. If he'd waited he might not have had enough time."

Beauty Parlour defeated the fast finishing Up with Topeka finishing third.

Monaco's sister tops Karaka broodmare sale
06 May 2012 | By NZB
New Zealand Bloodstock's National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale concluded today at Karaka with the broodmare session closing the three-day Sale.
 
With a smaller offering than 2011, in the final analysis 501 horses have sold for $5,029,850 at a combined average of $10,040, marginally up on last year's average of $10,018. This reflects a clearance rate of 81% across the three days of selling with the median of $2,500, an increase of 4% on last year's $2,400.
 
The highlight of the broodmare session was the Group performing full sister to Monaco Consul, So Divine at
 
Lot 632, fetching the top price of $130,000.
 
Offered by Goodwood Stud, she was in hot demand with John Foote securing the daughter of High Chaparral from New Zealand Bloodstock's Danny Rolston who was underbidder for Glenn Burrows of Willow Park Stud in New South Wales.
 
A regular buyer at Karaka, John Foote targeted the mare on behalf of Australian-based clients and is pleased with the purchase.
 
"She's a Group placed sister to a Derby winner and her dam has had a number of good fillies that are going to very good stallions so there is a lot of potential in the family. There are a few good options but I haven't worked out a stallion for her yet.
 
"I knew she would make at least $100,000 and was hoping to get her as close to that as possible, as it worked out she was almost exactly $100,000 Australian so that was about right."
Pour Moi's sister targets English Oaks
05 May 2012 | By Coolmore.com

Kissed (3f Galileo-Gwynn, by Darshaan) a three-parts sister to last year’s Derby hero Pour Moi, looks a live Epsom Classic contender herself after running away with Listed Salsabil Stakes at Navan on Sunday.

 
The Aidan O’Brien-trained Galileo filly is now 4/1 second-favourite for the G1 Oaks, behind the market leader Maybe (3f Galileo-Sumora, by Danehill), after her amazing victory by eight and a half lengths at Navan.
 
Kissed, a 900,000gns yearling, won a 17-runner maiden at Navan on her only start last season and jockey Joseph O’Brien believes there could be better to come.
 
"She jumped and travelled and never looked like she’d get in trouble," said the rider. "You’d have to be very happy with her today. We thought she improved a lot since last year and she proved that here. The plan wasn’t to make the running but we jumped very quick and we were going to end up trotting around otherwise. So I let her hack away in front, we went a nice even pace and were never in any doubt.
 
"You’d like to think she’ll come on from this as it’s her first run on the year. It’s very slow ground out there and she’d like it a little bit faster, so hopefully she’ll improve.
 
"Obviously her brother Pour Moi won the Derby last year so you’d hope she would handle the track at Epsom but that’s still a long way off. With natural improvement you’d like to hope she might become that kind of (Oaks) filly because she won her maiden very easily and won very well again today."
 
Kissed was winning a day after Galileo’s son Niwot (7g Galileo-Too Darn Hot, by Noble Bijou) won the G1 ATC Sydney Cup at Randwick and Imperial Monarch (3c Galileo-Ionian Sea, by Slip Anchor) took Sandown’s G3 Classic Trial.
 
Third stakes winner for Derby hero's dam Gwynn
05 May 2012 | By Racing Post

Kissed staked her Epsom Oaks claims with an impressive victory over Aaraas (Haafhd) in this contest, thus rasing the possibility of her dam producing consecutive Classic winners, as she is a three-parts sister to last year's Derby hero Pour Moi.

Kissed was bred by Lynch Bages Ltd out of the Darshaan mare Gwynn, who is compiling an outstanding stud record: from four runners she has produced as many winners.
 
Gagnoa, her second foal, won two Group 3s: the Prix des Resevoirs and Prix Penelope. Rendezvous, her third foal, was a 1m winner at Chantilly at 2. They are both by Sadler's Wells.
 
Pour Moi, Gwynn's fourth foal and by Montjeu, won last year's Derby under a memorably audacious ride by Mickael Barzalona and he is now standing his first season at Coolmore in Ireland and Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand.
 
Kissed, closely related to that trio as she is by Sadler's Wells' son and Montjeu's paternal half-brother Galileo, was knocked down to John Magnier for 900,000gns at Book 1 of the 2010 Tattersalls October yearling sale.
 
Kissed's yearling sister was purchased by Badgers Bloodstock on behalf of Paul Makin for 800,000gns at Book 1 last year and she has been named Sparkle Plenty.
 
Two months later, Shadai Farm bought Gwynn's unraced first foal May Kiersey (Sadler's Wells) at Arqana for €400,000.
 
Gwynn is out of a winning half-sister to Yorkshire Oaks winner Awaasif, who produced Oaks scorer Snow Bride, who in turn was the dam of Derby, King George and Arc hero Lammtarra.
 
Gold Onyx (NZ) Returns to South Africa's Black Type Ranks
03 May 2012 | By nzb.co.nz

Top South African racehorse Gold Onyx (NZ) made a successful return to stakes level on Tuesday at Scottsville winning the R125,000 Listed Sledgehammer Handicap (1800m).

Trained by Sean Tarry, Gold Onyx (Black Minnaloushe x Egoli Lass) came into the listed race after winning at Greyville over 1900 metres and proved too strong for the field of 16 runners, producing a strong gallop down the outside to claim the race by half-a-length.
 
Now a four-year-old, Gold Onyx was one of South Africa's best two-year-olds in 2010 winning the Group 3 Turffontein Protea Stakes on debut and taking the Group 1 Greyville Premier's Champion Stakes at just his fourth start.
 
Tuesday's victory was Gold Onyx's first at stakes level since his Group 1 win at two. The son of Black Minnaloushe seems to have struck form at the right time as he will be heading for the Group 2 Greyville 1900 on May 17 and then a possible tilt at the Group 1 Vodacom Durban July (2200m) on July 7.
 
Bred by Phil Newman and Windsor Park Stud, Gold Onyx was purchased by NZB as Agent for South African buyers from Windsor Park Stud at New Zealand Bloodstock's 2009 Karaka Premier Sale for $80,000.
 
Owned by Mr C J H van Niekerk, the four-year-old's record now stands at 22 starts for five wins and four placings for R705,350 (NZ$110,000) in stakes.
 
Gold Onyx's half-brother by High Chaparral was one of the standout lots at the 2011 Karaka Premier Sale and was purchased by Edmond Lee from Windsor Park Stud for $650,000.
 
South Africa spent almost $1 million at the 2012 Karaka Yearling Sales courtesy of Andrew Williams' Worldwide Bloodstock who purchased seven lots by sires including Darci Brahma, O'Reilly, More Than Ready and Street Cry.
 
Since 1970 New Zealand has been the source of 23 individual South African Group 1 winners who have won a total of 40 Group 1 races. New Zealand bred multiple South African Group 1 winners include Sledgehammer, Bold Monarch, Petrava, Be Noble, Fire Arch, Clifton King, Mythical Play and Hoeberg.
Bonnie looks Gr.1 class
02 May 2012 | By NZTM

The Michael Moroney trained Bonnie Mac (NZ) (Thorn Park) continued her rise to prominence, securing valuable black-type at her first attempt at stakes level, winning the Listed Proud Miss Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville on Saturday.

 
The daughter of Thorn Park began her career at Ballymore Stables Matamata operation, where she was fifth on debut before victories at Matamata and Trentham.
 
Following a brief let-up, Bonnie Mac (NZ) was transferred to Moroney's Flemington stable and has started on three occasions since crossing the Tasman for three comfortable victories.
 
Winning rider Dwayne Dunn was really taken by the progressive four-year-old mare.
 
"She is a top class mare," Dunn enthused. "She gave me a great feel in running and she showed a good turn of foot." "I am sure she can win a Group One race."
 
Michael Moroney was also excited. "She's a pretty good mare," he said. "She is still learning and she has always looked as though she could get more ground - she is very promising."
 
"She has got stronger since her brief break after her Trentham win in January - and stayed strong!"
 
Purchased for NZ$90,000 at the 2009 New Zealand Bloodstock Select Yearling Sale by Paul Moroney and raced by Christine and Ian McCarrison, Bonnie Mac (NZ) is a daughter of the stakes placed two-time winner Gold Class (NZ) (Gold Brose). 
 
Camelot now even money for Derby after Guineas romp
01 May 2012 | By Racing news

Outstanding prospect Camelot maintained his unbeaten record with a thrilling victory in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday to give Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien his sixth win in the classic.

Camelot had been the Guineas favourite ever since his brilliant win in the G1 Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster in October and lived up to his lofty reputation in the classic in the hands of the trainer's son Joseph.

 
Aidan O'Brien had made no secret of his admiration for the son of outstanding sire Montjeu who had wowed racewatchers when he was named Champion 2YO last season. 
The colt was relatively easy to back on the day with some uncertainty about the ground and statisticians pointing to previous winners of the Racing Post Trophy's poor record in the race. 
 
However, Camelot overcame all the negatives to pick off the challenge of Gr.1 winner French Fifteen and was duly cut to even money favourite by Sky Bet for next month's Investec Derby with Ladbrokes offering just 3-1 for the Triple Crown. 
Held-up in midfield of the stands' side group by Joseph O'Brien, he always looked to be travelling comfortably enough but it did appear as though he could struggle to pick the pacesetters up. 
 
However, the leaders of each of the three groups which were spread across the width of the famous Rowley Mile started to tread water on the stiff climb to the line as those from off the pace came through to do battle. 
 
Nicolas Clement's French Fifteen threw down a strong challenge on the near side but just couldn't get past while fellow French raider Hermival mad