TBWA News

Manhattan Rain to stand at Geisel Park

Manhattan Rain to stand at Geisel Park

Geisel Park owner Eddie Rigg and a syndicate of local breeders have acquired high-class sire Manhattan Rain to stand in Western Australia. His service fee has been set at $8,800 (inc GST). Manhattan Rain (Encosta de Lago) is a proven Danehill-free stallion and is a...

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Sky Duke dominant at Belmont

Sky Duke dominant at Belmont

Playing God sired his third 2yo winner of the season when Sky Duke freewheeled in the Free Entry To Belmont Park Maiden (1200m) last Wednesday. Such was his domination on debut, Sky Duke can go the same way as Playing God’s earlier juvenile winners Swear To God and...

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Awesome hat-trick for Gold Front

Awesome hat-trick for Gold Front

Gold Front Thoroughbreds resident Awesome Rock sired a winning double with his 3yo filly Kaymay and 3yo colt Rokanori at Belmont on Saturday. That wasn’t the only good news for Gold Front owners Alan and Sue Olive.  They also bred Sluice Box (My Admiration) who filled...

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Warm ‘N’ Fuzzy a model of consistency for Maley

Warm ‘N’ Fuzzy a model of consistency for Maley

I’m All The Talk is off to a successful start at Belmont with Warm ‘N’ Fuzzy after he sired four winners of six races in the final month of the season at Ascot. Warm ‘N’ Fuzzy opened the batting for the former Mungrup & Darling View stallion in the Amelia Park Hcp...

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Blackfriars 3yo sons realising potential

Blackfriars 3yo sons realising potential

Above the Peg and Yaphet were profiled as horses to follow at the start of their current preps and they’re realising that potential this month. That said, there’s better things ahead for the 3yo sons of Scenic Lodge legend Blackfriars next season. Above the Peg...

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Perth Missile powers home in Melbourne

Perth Missile powers home in Melbourne

Perth sprinter Triple Missile will be winning more races in Melbourne on the back of his powerful victory in the VRC Country Winter Championship (1400m) at Flemington on Saturday. The Balmoral Park homebred is trained by Lindsey Smith and had been destined for an...

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Barely A Dull Moment – RIP Dick Vincent AO

Barely A Dull Moment – RIP Dick Vincent AO

Dick Vincent burned the candle at both ends in every one of his 97 years so it was with a degree of disbelief to learn of his death last Tuesday. Before graduating to Group 1 success with Barely A Moment as a thoroughbred breeder, Vincent was a nationally recognised...

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Darling View signs Snitzel speedster Splintex

Darling View signs Snitzel speedster Splintex

Snitzel speed-machine Splintex has been purchased to stand at Darling View Thoroughbreds in Western Australia. He will head west in a deal brokered by agent Mark Player on behalf of NSW owner-breeder Geoff Grimish.  “Splintex is a perfect fit for WA,” Darling View’s...

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Vale Ron Sayers

Vale Ron Sayers

Western Australia’s racing and breeding communities are in mourning following the death of Yarradale Stud owner Ron Sayers. Sayers, 70, passed away on Monday following a battle with stomach cancer and Alzheimer's disease. Long-time friend, business colleague and...

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Ginger Green in the groove for Yarradale

Ginger Green in the groove for Yarradale

Yarradale Stud sire Gingerbread Man can maintain a winning groove this Saturday after a hit and near-miss last weekend. Great Southern trainer Steve Wolfe came to town to win a Westspeed Platinum (1600m) with Ginger Green at Ascot last Saturday before stablemate Red...

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Biggs takes Treasury with Minsk Moment

Biggs takes Treasury with Minsk Moment

Goldfields owner-breeder Keith Biggs had a nickel moment over 50 years ago and he can hit the headlines again with Minsk Moment at this year’s Brisbane carnival. Biggs bred Minsk Moment and kept a share after selling him to a Coolmore Stud syndicate for $575,000 at...

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Two Illicit too much class in Travis Stakes

Two Illicit too much class in Travis Stakes

Kiwi mare Two Illicit signed off a Group 1-winning career for Roselee Park sire Jimmy Choux (NZ) at Te Rapa on Saturday. Unusually, Two Illicit (pictured) led the G2 Travis Stakes (2000m) with a lap to run and was kept up to her work by Michael McNab for an easy...

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