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Playing God dominates Day 1 in Swan Valley

Playing God dominates Day 1 in Swan Valley

The Perth Magic Millions Yearling Sale leaderboard underlined the gulf between Playing God and rest of Western Australia’s stallion ranks on Thursday. Playing God smashed the record for a yearling sold in Perth when Melbourne bloodstock agent Sheamus Mills paid...

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Russian ready for Classic Challenge

Russian ready for Classic Challenge

Russian To The Bar has the potential to emulate his older half-sister Kissonallforcheeks at Group 2 level this season following a classy victory in the LR Challenge Stakes (1500m) at Ascot on Wednesday. Russian To The Bar (3g Russian Revolution – Rosie Rocket by...

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Snitzel sires vie for Second-season title

Snitzel sires vie for Second-season title

Lynward Park stallion Bondi upped the ante for the WA second-season sires’ premiership when Bondi Bubbles won the $250,000 Magic Millions 3YO Trophy on Saturday. Rivercrest Park resident Ducimus held a significant lead before the weekend and looked likely to go...

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Premium Girl – TBWA Winner of the Week

Premium Girl – TBWA Winner of the Week

Progressive filly Premium Girl has gone to another level this campaign winning three of her four starts for owner-breeder Les Andrews and trainer Tony Triscari. The 3yo daughter of A Lot (USA) broke her maiden first-up at Pinjarra on New Year’s Eve before producing a...

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Playing God the drawcard in Swan Valley

Playing God the drawcard in Swan Valley

Playing God is the big drawcard at the Perth Magic Millions on Thursday and Friday with 43 yearlings dominating a 352-lot catalogue in the Swan Valley. That represents 60% of his foal crop conceived in 2021 and www.breednet.com.au reports they are poised to play a big...

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Weekend to remember for John Andrew

Weekend to remember for John Andrew

Alwyn Park owner John Andrew came back to earth on Monday morning following a weekend to remember during Magic Millions Raceday at Pinjarra and TBWA Awards in the Swan Valley. Saturday’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Big Shots (Sizzling) and Magic Millions 3YO...

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Lynward Park breaks out the Bubbles

Lynward Park breaks out the Bubbles

Lynward Park manager Troy van Heemst was busy transporting his yearlings and tack to the Swan Valley on Saturday morning but he wasn’t too occupied to talk about the chances of Bondi Bubbles in the RL Magic Millions WA 3YO Trophy (1200m) at Pinjarra. The David...

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Coolmore filly flying for Willow Dale Farm

Coolmore filly flying for Willow Dale Farm

Willow Dale Farm vendor Eva Highley has raised the bar every year at the Perth Magic Millions since a final yearling-sale season in the Hunter Valley back in 2018. Another PB is highly-likely next week with a draft that numbers 18 lots (as agent) for a client list led...

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WA buying bench active at Inglis Classic

WA buying bench active at Inglis Classic

Western Australian buyers outlaid $1.84 million for 16 yearlings at the Inglis Classic Sale in Sydney this week. Three sessions of trade came to a close on Tuesday with the western bench led by Grant and Alana Williams ($480,000) and Byerley Bloodstock ($400,000)....

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Quilista foals a Queen in Sydney

Quilista foals a Queen in Sydney

WA-bred millionaire mare Quilista foaled her first winner when Bonita Queen spaced a smart maiden field by four lengths in the Irresistible Pools Hcp (1100m) at Hawkesbury on Tuesday. Bonita Queen was a $550,000 graduate of the 2022 Gold Coast Magic Millions and her...

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Cessation – TBWA Winner of the Week

Cessation – TBWA Winner of the Week

Sessions 3yo filly Cessation is the second TBWA Winner of the Week in a row for the Oakland Park stallion following Audio Boy at Bunbury on WA Breeders’ Classic Day. Cessation made a very impressive debut in a 1000m maiden down the straight at Pinjarra on Sunday for...

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Yarradale Stud brand thriving in Perth

Yarradale Stud brand thriving in Perth

Yarradale Stud Manager Davy Hanratty is confident this year’s consignment of 24 yearlings to the Perth Magic Millions is the best since he arrived at Gidgegannup in 2011. The Irish-born horseman has helped prep drafts that have topped turnover four times in the last...

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