Blackfriars Supreme at Ascot

London Line joined the Blackfriars bandwagon in the LR Supremacy Stakes (1100m) at Ascot on Saturday.

He is the 29th stakes winner for Scenic Lodge’s champion stallion who is well on the way to a fifth Sunspeed premiership with earnings over $2.75 million this season.

London Line (2g Blackfriars – Line…

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Second-to-none strike-rate by Universal Ruler

Universal Ruler has taken over with the top winning strike-rate for second-season sires in Australia.

The Scenic Lodge resident has 15 individual winners from 31 starters this season (48%).  He leads Hunter Valley sires I Am Invincible (47%), Manhattan Rain (46%) and Medaglia d’Oro (44%) among those stallions with double-digit…

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Dozen stakes winners by Oratorio

Mungrup Stud champion Oratorio (Aus) sired his 12th stakes winner on Wednesday and he did it in style with Gold Busker.

Gold Busker (2g Oratorio – Rory’s Song by Rory’s Jester) started February winning the Magic Millions Tasmanian 2YO Classic (1220m) and he finished the month with a front-running victory…

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Gold Front graduate set for Gimcrack Stakes

Gold Front bred filly Jevilla opened her career with a courageous victory at Ascot on Wednesday.

Jevilla (2f Reward For Effort – Princess Baxaar by Xaar) is trained and owned by Elva Van Merwyk in partnership with Jill Lewis.  She jumped straight to the front for Kyra Yuill in the…

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No steroids at Perth Magic Millions

Racing and Wagering Western Australia, working in conjunction with Magic Millions, undertook testing for anabolic steroids at the yearling sales in Perth pursuant to the new Australian Rule of Racing that bans the use of anabolic steroids in thoroughbreds from birth to retirement.

RWWA Integrity officers and Veterinarians, working collaboratively…

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Rare double for Viscount

Group 1 racehorse and sire Viscount has completed his first same-city double in nearly four years at Ascot.

The Oakland Park Stud resident commenced Saturday’s meeting with the winners Pushin’ Shapes and Already Famous.

PUSHIN’ SHAPES is a homebred for Oakland Park owner Neville Duncan and he was very impressive on…

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Colic claims Discorsi

Yarradale Stud lost its young sire Discorsi on Friday night – colic claimed the 11 year-old son of Galileo.

Discorsi raced for owner-breeder Keith Biggs and trainer Lee Freedman before retiring to Yarradale in 2010.  A half-brother to Group 1 winning mare Sea Siren and Champion WA sire Oratorio, he…

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Double figures for Alfred Nobel

Lynward Park’s Alfred Nobel sent his first-crop winner-count into double figures when Birkdale Boy prevailed in the App Store Hcp (1400m) at Lingfield on Wednesday.

Birkdale Boy (3g Alfred Nobel – Yaky Romani by Victory Note) was unplaced in three starts during a summer campaign last year but put the…

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Top sires lead Day 2 at Perth Magic Millions

A pair of $90,000 yearlings by Blackfriars and Oratorio (Aus) topped the second-session of Perth’s Magic Millions Sale on Wednesday.

Scenic Lodge’s Blackfriars – Trish Glee colt (Lot 325) was sold to Glen Kettlewell.  The dam is a Success Express winning daughter of Sydney Group winner Just Trish (Sovereign Red).


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Perth Magic Millions – Yarradale dominates Day 1

Yarradale Stud dominated the Perth Magic Millions on Tuesday with its Beneteau – Zaldivar colt topping the session at $340,000.

Local trainer Neville Parnham had the final say after going head to head with Sydney based Gary Moore.  “He was probably the best colt in the sale,” Parnham said.  “The…

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