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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First winner by Shrewd Rhythm

Former Touchstone Farm stallion Shrewd Rhythm moved off the mark with his first winner at Northam on Wednesday.

Rikki Tikki Tavi (3g Shrewd Rhythm – Salavat by Soviet Lad) came from well off the pace to win the Gannons Racing Colours Maiden (1100m) by two lengths for part-owner and trainer…

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Gold Front team in Training for Ascot

Gold Front Thoroughbreds sprinter Onadowntowntrain will be searching for a running double when racing returns to Ascot this Saturday.

Onadowntowntrain (4g Exceed And Excel – I’mtoogoodtobetrue by Good And Tough) is coming off a brilliant victory over the minimum trip at Belmont on October 4 but he will have to…

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Third Group 3 for La Tia in 2014

Front-running La Tia rebuffed her rivals for a brave victory in the G3 Athenia Stakes (1700m) on turf in New York on Sunday.

The free-wheeling daughter of Yarradale Stud sire City Place (USA) earned her third Group 3 this year following identical 6 length victories in the Arlington Matron in…

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