HomeAuthorGlen Latham, Author at Stallions

February 3, 2021

The number of horses to have grazed on the undulating paddocks of Mike O’Donnell’s Fairhill Farm at Mulbring before going on to racetrack success just continues to grow. Gr.1 winners Good Project, Choice Bro and Glorious Days all had a head start at Fairhill and buyers inspecting the farm’s select 2021 Classic draft at Riverside...

January 5, 2021

The rise and rise of Yulong as a major player in the Australian bloodstock market continues unabated. Progress in 2020 can be measured by the strong showing at January’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale, Gr.1 success for Mr Zhang’s green, white checked sleeves both domestically and in Europe, and the continued development at its three...

January 4, 2021

There is a certain level of expectation for success when buying out of a Segenhoe draft, but even given the farm’s well-earned reputation the results coming from its 2019 Gold Coast offerings have been quite exceptional. Still early three-year-olds, of the 21 lots offered a remarkable five are now Stakes performers with almost an assurance...

December 29, 2020

Among the various strands that make up the Thoroughbred industry, once in a while someone takes the leap to start their own venture and quickly produces results that demand our attention. When talking about sale preparation in that context it is Kandice Pritchard and KBL Thoroughbreds that leap to mind. With some serious runs already...

December 29, 2020

It’s an exciting time at Emirates Park. A new focus, a renewed commitment to breed and offer to the market the best horses possible, and the chance of a third Gr.1 Golden Slipper Stakes, which this time could be with an exciting homebred. General Manager Bryan Carlson took time out to discuss the farm’s 2021...

December 29, 2020

The adage of a picture painting a thousand words certainly applies when looking at the accompanying photo of Glenfiddich in splendid isolation at Moonee Valley in the Gr.2 Bill Stutt Stakes. With the finish line approaching, the handsome son of Fastnet Rock has just “towelled up” a field brimming with Stakes winners by an untroubled...

December 29, 2020

For a stud farm that falls neatly into the “boutique” category, George Altomonte’s Corumbene Stud continually produces horses of a quality which are the envy of some larger operations. Just this season the likes of Standout and Bottega have carried the orange, brown spots and white sleeves to Stakes success while Corumbene has also delivered...

September 18, 2020

[First published March 2020]   RICHARD Freedman’s working life has been diverse. As part of “FBI” (Freedman Brothers International) he and his brothers collected Melbourne Cups and Golden Slippers with metronomic regularity before Richard moved into the media, tried racing administration and then started a commercially successful business in the field of water management. But...

February 2, 2020

Several years ago Mike and Debbie O’Donnell of Fairhill Farm at Mount Vincent recognised the potential in the Inglis Classic Sale and started planning matings specifically targeting this sale. It’s a decision that has paid dividends as Fairhill’s ff brand has adorned the shoulder of a string of early comers and become a symbol of...

December 18, 2019

It is no secret that in the auction world Magic Millions has an unrivalled reputation for selling speed and precocity, and when it comes to Thoroughbred stud farms Widden has earned the same reputation. The irrefutable evidence is there, in the past eight editions of the Magic Millions 2YO Classic Widden graduates have won on...



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