Mac attack at Sale

Visiting English apprentice Paddy Pilley has signed off a three-month riding stint in Australia with a skinner for bookies on Warrigal Mac at Sale.

Warrigal Mac (3g All American – West Love by Zedrich) had been beaten a dozen lengths on debut after leading at Bairnsdale before Xmas.  He pushed…

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No Luck in Magic Millions

The owners of Make My Own Luck regretted their decision not to pay up for the Magic Millions when Houtzen won the $2 million 2YO Classic last Saturday.

A week earlier, Make My Own Luck had been runner-up to Houtzen on the Gold Coast.  “The $5,000 fee wasn’t paid when…

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All systems go for Ameridon to NZ

All American colt Ameridon is on track for the Karaka Million at Ellerslie after winning a barrier trial at Deagon on Tuesday morning.

Ameridon is assured of a start in the $1 million Karaka Million (1200m) on Sunday week, January 29.  He is currently 7th in order of entry with…

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Supreme double for Dawson

Dawson Stud struck twice on the Gold Coast last week – at the races thanks to Alfred Nobel sprinter Winning Supreme and across the road at the Magic Millions with a filly by I Am Invincible.

Winning Supreme (4g Alfred Nobel – Matilda Grace by Stravinsky) won the First National…

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Bomber goes to War

War Chant (USA) burst through $1 million in earnings this season with another city double on Saturday.

Yarradale Stud’s successful import reinforced a Top 10 spot on the Australian third-season table after banking another $100,000 in prizemoney and bonuses at Ascot.

His 3yo filly Dainty Tess was on a seven-day turnaround…

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Expensive purchase for Peters

Bob Peters continued his quest for quality bloodstock at the Gold Coast Magic Millions spending $625,000 for a filly by More Than Ready.

Offered by Tyreel Stud, the filly was knocked down to Belmont Bloodstock (FBAA) agent Damon Gabbedy who was acting on behalf of Perth’s leading owner-breeder on Friday. …

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All Americans in demand on Gold Coast

All American was in demand during Book 1 of the Gold Coast Magic Millions with his 4 yearlings averaging $155,000.

The Geisel Park resident sired 5 winners in the last 5 days of 2016 and he started the New Year with 2yo colt Ameridon (Tamworth) plus international winners Peach Bowl…

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Record-breaking sale for Blackfriars

Scenic Lodge champion Blackfriars has achieved his best result at auction with a $330,000 filly at the Gold Coast Magic Millions.

His half-sister to Group 1 winning filly Delicacy was sold to Raffles Racing by Tyreel Stud on behalf of Scenic Lodge.  The filly is also a half-sister to LR…

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Beluga Park bonanza on Gold Coast

Gary & Candice Castledine gave the Sunspeed contingent a superb start to the Gold Coast Magic Millions with a Not A Single Doubt – Moccasin Bend colt that made $725,000 on Thursday morning.

The Serpentine-based couple had purchased Group 2 WA Guineas winner Moccasin Bend for $135,000 in 2014.  The…

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The Shoe fits at Pinjarra

A raw talent named The Shoe commenced Pinjarra’s stand-alone meeting in some style on Saturday.

The Shoe produced a remarkable performance on debut to win the Programmed Property 2YO Plate (1200m).  Detached from the field and being scrubbed along leaving the back straight, he got a cart into race on…

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