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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....

June 21, 2021
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There is no better example in Australia of someone climbing the international ladder of success in the thoroughbred industry.         Tony, who celebrated his 60th birthday last year, has spent all his adult life in the horse business. His introduction to racing began at 14 when he started as an apprentice jockey...

September 19, 2019

IT’S a dream come true to have your first sire get a Golden Slipper winner in his first crop and this provided a wonderful start for Joe Heather, who was appointed general manager of Telemon Thoroughbreds at Innisplain in 2018. Joe, who has been around horses all his life, is pragmatic about how long Sidestep...

September 19, 2019

KATE Grimwade was appointed assistant trainer at Flemington to James Cummings almost 12 months ago and, while the work at Godolphin’s historic Carbine Lodge stables is demanding, the rewards are immense. Since her appointment there has been one reason after another to celebrate. It all began for Kate when the imported Pivotal horse Avilius (GB)...

November 27, 2018

FROM a “horse mad” child to a horse whisperer, Libby Bleakley has spent virtually her whole life learning about thoroughbreds from some of the best in the business. Now she is putting that knowledge to good use at Highden Park, a property she owns with husband Sam, and experiencing some spectacular success at the sales...

June 25, 2018

THE thoroughbred industry can be very tough on participants. In fact high-flying entrepreneur Robert Holmes a’Court, who owned numerous notables including 1984 Melbourne Cup winner Black Night, once said, “If you survive in racing you will survive in anything.” Yet, quite remarkably, Boomer Bloodstock, operated by Craig Rounsefell with the support of his American-born wife...

June 25, 2018

THE attitude towards female jockeys has changed rapidly in the past decade, as riders like classic-winning Clare Lindop set the pace by steering home Gr.1 winners and leading premierships. Now, as her riding career may be winding down, Clare reflects on her start in the industry and on some of the highs and lows of...

February 22, 2018

The surf breaks of Sydney’s northern beaches are a world away from the farming country at Walcha, but Greg Bennett made the transition in his early teens and soon became involved in the world of horses and pony clubs before graduating to became one of Australia’s most respected horse breakers. Now a highly successful trainer...

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