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War Chant breakthrough on Super Saturday

Super Saturday at Ascot started with a super result for Yarradale Stud’s exciting first-season sire War Chant (USA).

War Chant youngster Chanzig began his career with a powerful finish to the Crown Golden Ale Plate (1000m).  Settling last bar one, he launched a brilliant burst in the straight to win…

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Divine start to Super Saturday

Trainer Darren McAuliffe warmed up for Super Saturday with impressive debut winner Divine Bay at Northam on Wednesday.

Divine Bay (3f Danehill Express – Lip Service by Marooned) scored a front-running victory in the Ned McPherson Maiden (1300m).  A homebred for Geisel Park owner Eddie Rigg, she was in commission…

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Import tariffs removed into China

Aushorse Marketing has welcomed the news that import tariffs on racehorses into China will be removed as part of the Free Trade Agreement signed by the federal government.

In recent years, China has emerged as an important market for Australian-bred horses and the move to eliminate import duties over the…

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Discounted Delicacy for Scenic Lodge

Bob Peters isn’t the only Sunspeed breeder with a vested interest in G3 Champion Fillies Stakes (1600m) winner Delicacy.

Delicacy (3f Al Maher – Simply Wicked by Scenic) is a homebred for Peters and she didn’t go around a horse to defeat Dancing Express (Oratorio) and stablemate Ideal Image (More…

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Game win by Pak Lok Angel

Pak Lok Angel is primed for a milestone victory in Macau after landing Heat 4 of the Gaming Show Cup (1500m) at Taipa.

The big, strong son of WA sire Lucky Unicorn has made rapid progress this year with four wins on turf and another on the all weather since…

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Dame dominant at Ascot

Furious Dame will butter up in the G2 WA Guineas after running a sprint field ragged at Ascot on Saturday.

The Universal Ruler filly has endured a less than ideal preparation for the classic but trainer Darren McAuliffe believes she can give plenty of cheek in the $400,000 feature for…

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Weekend double for Mogumber Park

Mogumber Park graduate Emperor James completed a weekend double for the Bullsbrook nursery in Singapore on Sunday.

Emperor James (3g Not A Single Doubt – Our Chantilly by Snippets) commenced his career with an impressive victory for trainer Stephen Gray at Kranji.  His winning debut came just 24 hours after…

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Value for money milers at National Stud

Toronado has joined the English National Stud roster and managing director Brian O’Rourke is upbeat about his prospects and that of its other Group 1 miler Dick Turpin.

“We remain dedicated to providing value for money and keeping our stallions competitive in the market,” O’Rourke said.  “Toronado is a truly…

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Winning a common thread at Mungrup

Mungrup Stud was a common thread among the first three maiden winners at Bunbury on Thursday.

DUBREEZE (Due Sasso) saluted by a nose first-up as the $4 favourite in the Noel Wenman Maiden (1200m).  He is a younger half-brother to LR Hannan’s Hcp winner Sireeze who is entered for the…

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Culture shock at Ascot

Pop Culture won her second LR Ascot Gold Cup (1800m) on Saturday and connections will be hoping for better luck in the lead-up to the G2 Perth Cup on New Year’s Day.

The Blackfriars mare loomed up on the home turn to land her latest black-type victory by three quarters…

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