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Rock Diva set sights on Melbourne Cup

Reigning G1 Auckland Cup champion Rock Diva may head straight to Melbourne to open her spring preparation.

The NZ bred daughter of Lucky Unicorn proved a match for the best fillies in training at three winning the G3 Sunline Vase and being placed in the G1 NZ Oaks and G1…

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Ladies cheer home Loopy

Promising filly Loopy’s Ladies helped War Chant (USA) increase his lead on the WA first-season premiership at Belmont on Wednesday.

Loopy’s Ladies (2f War Chant – Lady Langham by Danehill) was given a lovely ride behind the leaders by Lucy Warwick before steadying off heels in the Westspeed Plate (1200m). …

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My Admiration leads Encosta sireline in WA

The emergence of champion colt Wandjina has vindicated the decision by studmaster Phil Ibbotson to stand My Admiration at Westbury Park.

My Admiration was a genuine Group 1 galloper in his own right in Hong Kong and he retired to stud just as Wandjina surfaced with a Group 1 placing…

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Magic finale for Oratorio

Mr Motown capped an amazing week for Oratorio (Aus) in the Goldfields Magic Millions Classic (1200m) on Sunday.

The Lindsey Smith trained sprinter was the 8th winner in just 4 days for Mungrup Stud’s champion stallion.

Mr Motown (3g Oratorio – Steely Gaze by Metal Storm) started an odds-on favourite after…

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Ruler reminds breeders

Universal Ruler’s winning double at Belmont on Saturday was a timely reminder to broodmare owners with the covering season just weeks away.

The Scenic Lodge stallion has built up one of the best strike-rates in the nation and he’s available at a $5,500 (plus gst) service fee this year.

Jim Taylor’s…

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Safeguard spearhead in WA

Incoming Mogumber Park sire Safeguard was well received when he took centre stage at Bullsbrook last week.

An exciting addition to Sunspeed ranks, Safeguard impressed a combination of stud owners, stallion managers, bloodstock agents and breeders including trainers Trevor Andrews & Paul Jordan and agents Damon Gabbedy & Damien Wyer.

Safeguard…

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Mission accomplished in Ireland

Alfred Nobel filly Peace Mission (Ire) turned over well-backed Fastnet Rock favourite Gladly for an emphatic victory at Down Royal on Friday.

She asserted over a furlong out and stayed on strongly to score by more than three lengths in the Not A Moment Too Soon Fillies Maiden (1400m).  The…

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Kalgoorlie black-type beckons King Closet

Rangeview Stud stallion So Secret is finishing the season with a winning flourish and there’s more black-type on the horizon in the new season.

His G2 Karrakatta Plate flag-bearer Hobart Jones returns to racing at Belmont this Saturday after a Hong Kong deal fell through.  And King Closet will be…

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Chantski vies for 2YO Filly title

Chantski has made a late bid for Champion WA 2YO Filly honours with her fourth victory of the season at Belmont.

The daughter of Yarradale Stud sire War Chant was a convincing winner of the Westspeed 2YO Plate (1000m) on Saturday from Scales Of Justice (Not A Single Doubt) and…

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Classic winner by Musket

Impeccably bred stallion Musket nailed his first-stakes winner in the LR Belmont Classic (2200m) on Saturday.

His first-crop Sunspeed stayer Dark Musket nailed odds-on favourite North Ridge (Danehill Express) by a nose in a race that has launched the careers of numerous stars since its inception in 1996.  “He went…

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