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October 25, 2021
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[Published Bluebloods Nov/Dec 2020] Since the reign of King Charles II and the acknowledged birth of modern racing circa 370 years ago, the number of truly innovative changes to our sport can, arguably, be counted on one hand. History will judge if micro-ownership will be added to that list and if it can, then MiRunners...

October 25, 2021
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[Published Bluebloods Nov/Dec 2020]  As one might expect there are relative few examples of horses bred in Denmark exerting an influence on international racing. There are, however, some notable exceptions. One from the latter part of the last century, the mare Rossard, was not only bred in Denmark, but was by a Danish stallion (Glacial, a...

October 18, 2021
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[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,...

October 18, 2021
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[Published Bluebloods Sept/Oct 2020] GENETIC COMPATIBILITY BREEDING the thoroughbred racehorse remains an inexact science, despite interesting genetic research by professional companies. Simon Marsh, general manager of Watership Down Stud since 1992 for Lord and Lady Webber, stated in an interview: “If you have the greatest stallion in the world and the best mare in the...

October 7, 2021
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[Published Bluebloods July/August 2020]    After a humble beginning as a trainer seven years ago Henry Dwyer has developed quite a reputation for providing his owners with the most enjoyable and successful racing experience possible. The standard he has achieved is demonstrated by the tangible assets he has been able to build. With stabling at...

September 22, 2021

Silverdale Farm, located in the Southern Highlands, is currently seeking an experienced Farm Hand to join their diverse team in growing what will be Best Standard in the equine racing & breeding industry. This is a significant opportunity to contribute to an innovative and rapidly expanding business who prioritises the professional development of their team....

September 1, 2021
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[Published Bluebloods May/June 2020]  In the autumn of 1987, New York bloodstock agent Alan Quartucci signed for a 4-year-old Nijinsky II filly, Dancing Show, being sold by Ralph C. Wilson Jr, for $75,000 for New Zealand interests. She was bred to Miswaki on Southern Hemisphere time, and the resulting foal, named Umatilla, was a Group-1...

September 1, 2021
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[Published Bluebloods March 2020] ONE of the most interesting developments with regard to genetics and the thoroughbred is the establishment of female lines sorted by Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), mitochondria being genetic material that exists outside the nucleus of the cell, and is passed on exclusively through the female line. The mitochondria have numerous vital functions,...

August 30, 2021
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[published Bluebloods March 2020] IN THE early days of shuttle stallions many young horsemen and women were also lured from Ireland to do their own “shuttle season” working on studs in Australia and NZ and many then decided to make their home here. They have became a vital part of our industry and one notable...

August 30, 2021

[published Bluebloods May/June 2020] It is only three years ago that Clare Cunningham received her training licence. Although she had spent her lifetime amongst racehorses she wondered whether the experience would be anything more than another entry on her curriculum vitae. But since then Clare has put her depth of knowledge to very positive use....

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