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RACING NEWS
Long Leaf favourite for G1 Blue Diamond

Long Leaf is the slight favourite in an open Group One Blue Diamond Stakes after the barrier draw for the $1.5 million race for two-year-olds at Caulfield.

Pierata's biggest test in Hobartville

Pierata is the highest prize money earner among the Hobartville Stakes nominations but his trainer Greg Hickman admits he still has a bit to prove in the Group Two race.

Stewart to ride Savanna Amour
Brisbane-based jockey Ron Stewart is set to ride Savanna Amour (Love Conquers All) in the Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield on 24 February, the first time he will ride at the Melbourne track
Embellish on course for Guineas
Co-trainer Jamie Richards believes Embellish (Savabeel) will improve for a step up in trip after the Opie Bosson-ridden colt finished sixth in the C S Hayes Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m) at Flemington on Saturday
Slipper pair to trial in Queensland
Tony Gollan will give Golden Slipper Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) duo Ef Troop (Spirit Of Boom) and Outback Barbie (Spirit Of Boom) a final hit-out in Queensland before heading to Sydney with the pair
Wheal Leisure on Sydney Cup path
Talented Archie Alexander-trained mare Wheal Leisure (Artie Schiller) will resume in the Mannerism Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday, with a view to eventually targeting her at the Sydney Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) at Randwick on 14 April.
Melham waiting on She Will Reign weight
Gary Portelli and Ben Melham will be monitoring the nominations for the Oakleigh Plate (Gr 1, 1100m) on 24 February closely to see whether the jockey will be able to ride She Will Reign (Manhattan Rain) in the Group One sprint.

BREEDING NEWS

WA welcomes Hvasstan

Rivercrest Park Stud owner Steve Hoare has purchased a share and the standing rights in stakes-winning Fastnet Rock stallion Hvasstan

Records Smashed at Best Ever Day of Perth Yearling Sale
Three yearlings sold for $200,000 or more and 28 sold for six figures during a record trading day at the pin up Western Australian bloodstock event of the year.

Aquis To Stand Australia’s Champion Two-Year-Old Colt Invader

Progressive Australian racing and breeding powerhouse Aquis and prominent international thoroughbred investor Phoenix Thoroughbreds have joined forces in securing for stud duties Snitzel’s Champion two-year-old son Invader.

Tasmanian Yearling Sale Soars to Record Levels
A colt by exciting Darley stallion Epaulette topped today's record breaking 2018 Magic Millions Tasmanian Yearling Sale at Launceston.

Needs Further Sires Magic Millions Tassie Double
The progeny of promising young Tasmanian sire Needs Further continued their winning run at Mowbray tonight capturing the Magic Millions feature race double in brilliant style
Entries Open for Life Changing National Sale
The biggest and best domestic and international buying bench coupled with the country's best commission rates will present owners, breeders and vendors with an incredible opportunity on the Gold Coast this May & June.

Spectacular Classic sale leads Inglis into a new era

Inglis’ Riverside Stables era has begun in the most astonishing fashion imaginable, with a stunning Book 2 today complementing a record-breaking Book 1 to take the sale to never-before-seen levels.

Riverside debuts with record Classic Sale

The sale’s average ended at $94,486, a 34% increase from last year while the median ($75,000, up 36%) and gross ($48,188,000, up 34%) were also significant risers.