Oratorio at Cross purposes in Perth

Harvey Crossman’s Lima Syndicate welcomed Castle Retreat back to winning form this week and they have another promising type by Mungrup Stud champion Oratorio ready to make his debut at Ascot this Saturday.

Castle Retreat (3g Oratorio – Clarecastle by Tribu) pounced on short-priced favourite The Chorister in the Caitlin…

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Trade Fair flag-bearer set for G1 BC Mile

Linman continued another successful week for Alwyn Park stallion Trade Fair by taking the Prix de Beneaville (1500m) at Deauville on Thursday.

Linman (4c Trade Fair – Lady Of The Inn by Hamas) scored by a half-length for trainer Mme Pia Brandt.  He had won the Prix de Buzenvac (1600m)…

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Smart Lucky Unicorn wins in Hong Kong

Westbury Park stallion Lucky Unicorn sired another off-shore winner when Smart Guy scored at Happy Valley on Wednesday evening.

The Peter Ho trained galloper claimed the Fu Tai Hcp (1800m) when racing for just the second time this season.  He had won twice over 2000 metres at Sha Tin last…

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Fighting winner for Gold Front

Onadowntowntrain completed a winning week for Gold Front Thoroughbreds trainer Brent Albuino in the Crown Metropol Hcp (1000m) on Saturday.

The Exceed And Excel flyer had closed the Belmont season on a winning note and he buttered up a week later when racing resumed at Ascot.  That book-ended a provincial…

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Morton labels Low Tide

Trainer Dan Morton has labelled Low Tide as a horse who could develop into a talented stayer this season.  The Blackfriars four year-old resumed racing over 1200m last month and he stretched out to win at 1730m at Ascot on Saturday.

“He’s been frustrating but his work showed us we…

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Vital victory kick-starts Ascot

Vital Importance started the Ascot season with the sixth win of her career and trainer Neville Parnham is confident of another successful campaign this summer.

The consistent daughter of Touchstone Farm sire Vital Equine has now banked over $278,000 in prizemoney and Westspeed bonuses after another determined victory in the…

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Kirani perfect for Pat Hyland

Dash For Cash gelding Kirani has turned the corner with a perfect strike-rate for trainer Pat Hyland this season.

The Cranbourne based galloper was a front-running winner first-up at Sale on October 1 before chasing down the leader for an impressive victory in the Peter Horobin Saddlery Hcp (1400m) at…

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Snowy salutes for Frost Giant

Abby Adsit is getting down to business in New York with winners like Frost Giant (USA) filly On A Snowy Evening.

On A Snowy Evening (3f Frost Giant – Rhubarb Red by Carson City) made up a tremendous amount of ground to win over 1200 metres at Belmont on Thursday. …

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High Court denies A.I. Appeal

Thoroughbred Breeders Australia welcomes the High Court’s decision to deny Bruce McHugh leave to appeal the Artificial Insemination (AI) case.

Friday’s ruling brings to an end proceedings which have gone on for more than five years and means Mr McHugh has now exhausted all legal challenges to the rule barring…

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Dick Turpin in demand at Tattersalls

Mungrup Stud shuttler Dick Turpin had two yearlings sell for 70,000gns during Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Sale this week.

His first crop colts from Valiantly (Anabaa) and Mookhlesa (Marju) both made the equivalent of AUD 134,350.

Hong Kong trainer Ricky Yui bought the Valiantly colt who is a half-brother…

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