Fees unchanged for Trade Fair and Alfred Nobel

Stud fees for Trade Fair and Alfred Nobel remain unchanged for the coming season.

Trade Fair will stand at Alwyn Park, Serpentine for $5,500 (inc gst) and Alfred Nobel at Lynward Park, Bullsbrook for $4,950 (inc gst).

Trade Fair has had outstanding success having sired Group and Listed winners in WA,…

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Spirited resurgence by Dash For Cash

Dash For Cash colt Chung Wah Spirit is tipped for a bright future in Hong Kong after winning the Districts Cup (1400m) on Sunday.

He had been working up to a win over shorter trips before the breakthrough fourth time out at Sha Tin.  “He has a good engine but…

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Daly Magic at Morphettville

Being described as a ‘westie’ can often be considered a derogatory term, but certainly not if you have four legs, explosive speed and hail from the other side of the Nullabor.

Over the past decade, West Aussie sprinters such as Miss Andretti, Scenic Blast and Hay List have taken scorched…

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Frost Giant tops Gidgegannup Sale

A $50,000 Frost Giant filly topped the Yarradale Stud yearling sale in WA on Sunday.

Yarradale owner Ron Sayers initiated the on-site sale at Gidgegannup in 2009 and the latest edition generated turnover of $658,500 at an average of $26,340.

Ascot trainer Stefan Vahala bought the top-priced Frost Giant half-sister to…

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War Chant’s record-breaking finale at Ascot

Yarradale Stud maintained its winning momentum with a running double during Ascot’s Roma Cup card on Saturday.

Champion Yarradale stallion War Chant (USA) created another record when his consistent filly Dainty Tess launched a last-to-first sprint in the Cabanossi Hcp (1000m).  It was her 8th win in 22 starts for…

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Andaz upholds family pride at Geelong

Scenic Lodge stallion Dash For Cash has sired another stakes-winning prospect in Victoria.

His 2yo first-starter Andaz looked a galloper for the long haul at Geelong on Friday.  The grey colt settled three-wide with cover in the Hayden Real Estate Maiden (1112m) and then sprinted to a contested lead in…

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Government funds for Research & Development

Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has confirmed the approval of government funds for an industry led research and development levy.

Mr Joyce, who is also Deputy Prime Minister, said the government is committed to supporting the thoroughbred breeding industry.  “The breeding and racing industry is something that is very important…

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Snippetson charts with Top 40

Scenic Lodge stallion Snippetson sired a 3yo double on Sunday to take his tally to 40 individual winners in that division this season.

Those Australian-bred winners have claimed 52 races and topping his earners is the Steve Wolfe-trained gelding One Short who won for the third time at Ascot last…

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Vital Importance improving in Victoria

Former Perth mare Vital Importance is racing in career-best form for Neville Parnham in Victoria.

The 6yo daughter of Vital Equine (Ire) notched her 10th win in 46 starts despite a wide trip in the Catanach’s Jewellers Hcp (1200m) at Caulfield.  She’s unbeaten first-up since arriving in the east winning…

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Bart primed for back-to-back Goodwoods

Black Heart Bart is the opening $3.20 favourite to defend his title in the Group 1 Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville next Saturday, May 20.

No horse has won Adelaide’s premier sprint in consecutive years since Musket Belle in 1911-12 but bookmakers have installed him market-leader from Vega Magic ($6) with…

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