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January 30, 2022

It is the usual impressive draft being presented by Tyreel Stud who have enjoyed great success at the Classic Sale and Stud Manager Rob Sims was happy to take us through the pedigrees of the historic stud’s ten well credentialled entries… Lot 64 bay filly by So You Think from Mega Mall (by Pendragon): second...

January 25, 2022

Extreme Choice – dual Gr1 winner and boom young sire – was sold by Bell River Thoroughbreds at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale in 2015, while other excellent racehorses produced from their old farm include Ace High, I Am Excited, Prophet’s Thumb, Faraway Town, Flippant, East Indiaman and Bidii Babe. Bell River took a hiatus...

January 3, 2022

Better Than Ready just keeps going from strength to strength and on the back of another stellar season he continues to prove popular with breeders, owners and trainers. All of whom will be keen to inspect his Magic Millions yearlings, including ten members of the Yarramalong draft. “Our 16 strong draft is full of athletic...

January 2, 2022

Tyreel Stud continues to enjoy success both on the track and in the sales ring and another Magic Millions full of highlights beckons. Already showing talent at the trials are last year’s graduates Lalaguna, Narnia and Bridget Wenlock with those and others who went through the ring in 2021 ending up in the capable hands...

December 16, 2021

The best start to the 2020/21 racing year made by any first season stallion has that been made by Raheen Stud’s high class sprinter Heroic Valour. With 83 two-year-olds on the ground he has not been afforded the same opportunities as some of the more expensive horses but at his fee of $7,700 he is...

December 15, 2021

With G1 winner Redzel (Snitzel) as a headline graduate from Marquee Stud’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale drafts, it’s no surprise to see them back at the sale after a few years away. Redzel, who Marquee Stud sold for $120,000 in 2014, won the first two runnings of The Everest as well as the...

December 10, 2021

What a great spring it has been for Eureka Stud, Spirit Of Boom represented by his first Group One winner with a gutsy all the way Manikato Stakes, 1200m victory for Jonker whilst Incentivise from a great old Eureka family has proven himself one of the best stayers in the country. Meanwhile Encryption has his...

December 8, 2021

Bowness Stud’s John North has plenty to be excited about as the 2022 Magic Millions approaches with his draft shaping as one of the must-sees of the sale. “We had Dr Greg Nash here recently (the second week of November) and he was impressed by how forward our horses were,” North said. “He struggled to...

October 18, 2021

[Published Bluebloods Nov/Dec 2020] One of the finest representatives of the Sir Tristram sire line via that legendary stallion’s outstanding son Zabeel, Waikato Stud’s 19-year-old Savabeel continues to shine with seven different horses winning stakes races in the first half of the season. Savabeel’s excellent start to 2019/20 was heralded by a barnstorming Rowley Mile-Listed,...

August 4, 2021

[published Bluebloods July/August 2021] One of those great success stories of a horse able to prove his upgrading abilities from limited early opportunities (just 23 foals in his debut crop), Wootton Bassett is a welcome addition to the Coolmore Australia roster. One of 80 stakes winners sired by terrific Mr Prospector line horse Iffraaj (who...



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