Australian Thoroughbred

A-Z of Australian Horse Racing and Breeding.

Price thrilled with Grunt's development

The physical progression Group One-winning colt Grunt has made since the autumn has trainer Mick Price optimistic about the rising four-year-old's spring prospects.

US Navy Flag sets up Everest tilt

US Navy Flag has won the July Cup at Newmarket to confirm a trip to Australia to contest the $13 million Everest.

Williams maintains 11-win premiership lead

Craig Williams has maintained an 11-win lead in the Melbourne jockeys' premiership as he prepares for a holiday

Voodoo Lad wins G3 Monash Stakes in style

Trainer Darren Weir and jockey Brad Rawiller both sensed that Voodoo Lad was on his game before the Group Three Sir John Monash Stakes

Dreamforce claims Listed Winter Stakes win

A couple of weeks after John Thompson thought Dreamforce had won his first stakes race, the five-year-old has delivered at Rosehill.

Snowden stayer remains unbeaten at 3200m

Trainer Peter Snowden has the task of finding another 3200m race for Plot Twist after the gelding gave jockey Jim Byrne a birthday present and owner Greg Kolivos his first Queensland winner

No Spring for Zoustyle 
Brilliant Zoustar gelding Zoustyle made a huge impression when winning on debut at Doomben last month and was equally impressive at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday, but connections are not going to be tempted by the lure of spring racing.
138 for Fastnet Rock
The John Thompson-trained five-year-old Dreamforce (5 g ex Eskimo Queen by Shinko King) his first success at stakes level when claiming the Winter Stakes (Listed, 1400m) at Rosehill yesterday and in the process became the 138th stakes winner for his sire Fastnet Rock (Danehill)

20 for Champs Elysees
Last month’s Stayer’s Cup (3200m) winner Plot Twist (6 g ex Bryanstown Girl by Kalanisi) broke through at Group level yesterday to take the Queen's Cup (Gr 3, 3200m) for co-trainers Peter and Paul Snowden.

Inaugural sire installed at Mount Brown
It will be a breeding season of firsts for Mount Brown International in 2018.
Brackley Park is Hooked by new sire
Stunning entire Hooked has found a new home in the stallion barn of Avenel’s Brackley Park’s giving local breeders an attractive option to consider for the upcoming breeding season