Bro wins dress-rehearsal for Blackfriars

Dudemanbro has staged a successful dress-rehearsal for champion sire Blackfriars ahead of the G1 Railway Stakes next weekend.

An Albany maiden winner on debut in April, Dudemanbro paid his dues at Kalgoorlie during the round and came to town for an encouraging third on Melbourne Cup day.  The learning curve…

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The River rolling to Summer Scorcher

Magnus stakes-winner The River has started his summer campaign with a strong first-up victory in the Fine Wine Wholesalers Hcp (1000m) at Ascot.

The Western Breeders Alliance flag-bearer travelled in the box-seat behind Rhi’s Rocket on Saturday and then responded in the straight to score by a half-length.  It was…

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Mixed emotions at Mungrup Stud

Mungrup Stud rode a rollercoaster of emotions during an exciting afternoon’s racing at Ascot on Saturday.

Properantes, a rejuvenated son of Mungrup sire Danehill Express, won the G3 R J Peters Stakes (1500m) but the Great Southern nursery was denied a feature double an hour later when Private Dancer, a…

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Best Guess in command for Snippetson

Snippetson sprinter Best Guess has continued his upward arc this season with a commanding victory at Rosehill.

The Chris Waller-trained gelding was a straightforward winner as the $2.30 favourite in the Jaydub Electrical Hcp (1200m) on Saturday.  His tactical speed has been the catalyst for 4 wins in 9 starts…

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Burns incoming FBAA President

Grant Burns is the new President of Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia (FBAA).  He takes over from Adrian Hancock who was at the helm for four years.

Based in Perth, Burns operates Premium Bloodstock and is an auctioneer with Magic Millions.  He’s also on the TBWA committee and is bloodstock…

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Verglas sireline firing in France

Silver Frost, an emerging sire-son of Verglas, was represented by his fourth stakes winner when unbeaten 2yo filly Latita waltzed away with the LR Criterium du Languedoc (1600m) in Toulouse on Sunday.

The Fabrice Vermeulen-trained youngster took the step up to stakes company in her stride after victories at Salon…

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Callan in credit on Top Laurels

In-form jockey Neil Callan deserved most of the credit when Sunspeed-bred galloper Top Laurels won the JRA Trophy (1600m) in Hong Kong on Wednesday night.

The War Chant (USA) gelding had been close-up without winning at his first two starts at Sha Tin this season prompting Callan to suggest he…

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Gunnago caps winning run for Trade Fair

Gunnago continued the remarkable winning run for Trade Fair (GB) this month with a resounding victory at Ascot.

The promising sprinter ran down tearaway leader Wrinkly to score by three-quarters of a length in the Craig Turnbull Six-O Birthday Hcp (1200m) last Saturday. “I think this bloke can go a…

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Boom Times Rising for WA

WA-bred stayer Boom Time flew out to Tokyo on Monday in readiness for an historic assignment in the G1 Japan Cup (2400m) on November 25.

The G1 Caulfield Cup winner will represent Lindsay Park owner-trainer David Hayes who won the Japan Cup with legendary galloper Better Loosen Up in 1990. …

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Silver lining in Perth

The Melbourne Spring Carnival is winding down for another year, but such is the ‘travelling show’ nature of Australia’s thoroughbred industry, Aushorse reports Western Australia is gearing up for their annual show.

Saturday week sees the running of the $1 million Group 1 Railway Stakes over 1600m at Ascot, while…

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