Government enhances Horse Breeder Visa

The Federal Government’s announcement regarding enhanced access to ‘Horse Breeder’ visas has been warmly welcomed by Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA).

The decision follows a lobbying campaign led by TBA to put the ‘Horse Breeder’ occupation category on the medium and long term strategic skills list (MTSSL) for the purposes of…

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Ngawi nails Seacorp Plate

An amazing victory by Ngawi has sent Taunton Vale stallion Demerit to the top of the 2YO Sires’ table in WA.

Ngawi also notched the first city win for owner-trainer Tony Ward when she burst out of a pocket to nail Mouth Karate in the Seacorp Plate (1000m) at Ascot. …

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Friar wires first win at Ascot

Friar Away had frustrated Justine Erkelens before finally hitting his straps in the TABTouch Maiden (1400m) on Saturday.

The 4yo son of Blackfriars sat on the speed and kicked clear for his first win in 7 starts under Shaun O’Donnell at Ascot.  “He should have won here last time and…

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Street Fury set for Magic Millions Trophy

A bold victory at Ascot on Saturday has Street Fury on track for black-type features this campaign.

Street Fury had been runner-up to Cognac at Ascot on New Year’s Day and she turned the tables in the Iron Jack Plate (1200m).  The 3yo filly was given a gun run by…

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McRosties connect on Gold Coast

Prominent owners Barry & Jan McRostie have topped the Western Australian spend at the Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale.

Over five sessions, the WA connection bought stock worth more than $1.70 million during the highest-grossing, southern-hemisphere yearling sale on record.

The Perth couple paid $200,000 for a first-crop filly by…

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Superior filly from Darling View

Darling View Thoroughbreds led Western Australian vendors when Book 1 of the Gold Coast Magic Millions concluded on Saturday evening.

The Mundijong nursery sold a Not A Single Doubt filly through the Attunga Stud draft to Astute Bloodstock (FBAA) agent Louis Le Metayer for $600,000.  She will be trained by…

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Dynamic winner for Alfred Nobel

Kiwi sprinter Our Dynamite is beginning to live up to the potential he showed last season for trainer Wayne Marshment and former Perth-based owner-breeder Kevin Mahoney.

The son of Alfred Nobel (Ire) camped on the speed and then kicked clear for a convincing win in the Manely Horse Hcp (1200m)…

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Lynward Park quinella in Classic

Lynward Park manager Troy van Heemst could be forgiven for claiming his new stallion Mahuta had already sired a stakes winner after I’m Feeling Lucky claimed the G3 La Trice Classic (1800m) on New Year’s Day.

I’m Feeling Lucky (Bletchley Park) led home a quinella for Lynward Park when she…

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Resounding winner from Rangeview

Rangeview Stud graduate Cognac enhanced the value of his younger half-sister by Galah with a resounding victory at Ascot on Perth Cup day.

Cognac is a son of former Rangeview sire Henny Hughes (USA) and returned to winning form in the Crown Towers 3yo Hcp (1200m) for Harvey Crossman’s Lima…

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Home-town Man wins Perth Cup

Owner-breeders Michael and Jill MacDermott experienced the thrill of a lifetime watching their black and yellow shamrock silks carried to a home-town victory by Material Man in the G2 Perth Cup on New Year’s Day.

Material Man (Vital Equine – Del Lirio by Hussonet) is the end result of the…

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