Kaplumpich qualifies for Cup Final

Kaplumpich has booked his spot in the $500,000 Melbourne Cup Carnival Country Final (1600m) following a win against the odds at Cranbourne on Friday night.

Despite racing three-wide without cover, the All American 4yo surged clear in the straight for a one-length victory in Heat 2 of the Country Championships….

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Leading breeders support Ducimus

South-west breeder Ellie Giles believes Ducimus can make the grade as a stallion and her support comes on the back of a career-high winning run around Australia.

Giles sent Zedriffic to Rivercrest Park to be served by Ducimus last month and the Zedrich mare went straight into foal.  “She was…

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Everest slot beckons The Bostonian

Visiting Kiwi trainer Tony Pike is aiming to secure a spot in the $14 million The Everest when his quality sprinter The Bostonian (NZ) contests the G2 Schillaci Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

The Melbourne Racing Club will run the Schillaci Stakes as the last race on a 10-event…

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Initial prelims positive for I’m All The Talk

Mungrup Stud freshman I’m All The Talk has lived up to his name in prelims for the $70,000 Magic Millions Initial Plate (1000m) at Ascot this Saturday.

He has three acceptors for Perth’s opening juvenile race of the season headed by Convention, a six-length trial winner, and Almatalk who will…

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Group One two decades in the making for Durrants

West Australian breeder Geoff Durrant will always be thankful for acting on the recommendation of bloodstock expert Jonathan D’Arcy.

It was D’Arcy, a prominent figure with famous thoroughbred auctioneer Inglis, who tipped the former trainer into buying a modestly performed daughter of Alquoz.  Rippling Echo had won twice in NSW…

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Blackfriars in Australian Top 10

Blackfriars has soared into the Australian Top 10 after the best week in memory for a Western Australian stallion.

He sired separate Group 1 winners in Melbourne (Black Heart Bart) and Sydney (Come Play With Me) on consecutive Saturdays and, for good measure, added a feature double in the WA…

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Patronize in Australian Top 20

Darling View Thoroughbreds stallion Patronize passed another milestone when The Last Waltz recorded his 250th win at the Kalgoorlie carnival on Thursday.

The Last Waltz speared through a gap in the straight for visiting jockey Craig Newitt to win the Fifth Leg Hcp (1600m). She is trained locally by Brett…

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Initial Plate test for Too Spicy

This Saturday commences an exciting week for All American spanning his stud career in the Hunter Valley and at Geisel Park in WA.

All American (Red Ransom) can sire his third individual Group 1 winner when Looks Like Elvis faces a top-class field in the Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington….

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Blackfriars Top 40 in Goldfields

Black Heart Bart’s heroic victory in the G1 Underwood Stakes at Caulfield was a hard act to follow but Tellem We’re Comin wasn’t overawed in the WA Goldfields on Thursday.

Bart is the best horse sired by Blackfriars and Tellem We’re Comin became the 40th stakes winner by the Scenic…

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I’m All The Talk convoy led by Convention

Ascot trainer Paul Jordan is a past-master at winning early juvenile races and his 2yo filly Convention can fit the bill this season.

Convention appeared at the Belmont barrier trials on Tuesday and the first-crop daughter of I’m All The Talk spaced her heat over 1000m. She jumped straight to…

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