Vital Equine transfers to Yarradale Stud

Yarradale Stud will add Vital Equine (Ire) to its Gidgegannup roster this year.

A son of Danetime, he has been based at Touchstone Stud and has sired 53 individual winners with his oldest progeny five year-olds.  His best gallopers to date have been Listed winner Takanori and the Simon Miller…

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Halling horse-power in Irish Derby

Halling colt Jack Hobbs gave his sire an overdue classic first, after some near misses, in the G1 Irish Derby (2400m) on Sunday.

Jack Hobbs had been runner-up in the G1 English Derby on June 6 prior to a five-length victory at the Curragh.  “He’s improving all the time,” winning…

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Magic Millions commits long-term to WA

Magic Millions managing director Vin Cox confirmed the company’s commitment to the Western Australian industry at the Perth Winter Sale on Sunday.

“With the proposed development of Belmont, we are exploring all avenues as to future selling venues, where no decisions have been made at this point,” Cox said.  “While…

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Group 2 winner by Lucky Unicorn

Pak Lok Angel showed an impressive turn of foot to win his first black-type event in Macau on Sunday.

The Lucky Unicorn gelding increased his earnings to M$1.80 million (AUD 288,405) in the G2 Sand Specialist Stakes (1600m).  He raced three-deep for most of the trip before making up five…

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Beaufine Target ahead of Madassa

In-form trainer Lindsey Smith has a black-type assignment ahead of Madassa after the Vale Takeover Target (1000m) at Belmont.

Madassa (3g Due Sasso – Sayleuron by Don’t Say Halo) has finished either first or second in 9 starts following a two length victory over True Storm (Hurricane Sky) and Sujet…

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Chantski leads chase for War Chant

Chantski ensured the WA first-season title will go down to the wire after her brilliant first-up victory at Belmont on Saturday.

The War Chant filly sat on the pace and then accelerated to defeat fast-closer Vega Magic (Lope de Vega) in the Westspeed 2YO Plate (1000m).  They streeted the rest…

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Bonus attracts high-calibre Bullet

Dash For Cash gelding Dodging Bullets made his city debut a successful one at Flemington on Saturday.

He had won at Terang and Swan Hill before completing a hat-trick in the VRC Brian Beattie Hcp (1610m).  “We’ve always liked him although he didn’t show much before racing,” trainer Symon Wilde…

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Fuchsia Bandana surges to victory in Strickland Stakes

A surge of late-season form by consistent mare Fuchsia Bandana has renewed Group 1 aspirations for her connections.

Fuchsia Bandana finished fifth in the G1 Railway Stakes (1600m) and G1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) earlier this season and both races are on the agenda after her victory in Saturday’s G3…

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Cruz in control for Oratorio

Promising four year-old Agachar Cruz only began racing last September and he’s heading for better things in the new season after a trouble-free victory in the Perth Racing Hcp (1000m).

The Oratorio (Aus) gelding has won 4 of his 10 starts this term and was a class above a Benchmark…

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Rosmartini runaway at Belmont

Geisel Park freshman Proart sired another precocious city winner at Belmont Park on Wednesday.

Proart filly Glitterbell opened his account with a 4 length victory at Ascot in April and Rosmartini won by an even bigger margin in the Westspeed 2YO Hcp (1400m) yesterday.

Rosmartini (2f Proart – Rosmopolitan by Verglas)…

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