Australian Thoroughbred

A-Z of Australian Horse Racing and Breeding.

Heathcote sweats on inside Villiers gate

Eagle Farm trainer Rob Heathcote admits he would trade an extra 2kg for a good barrier for Hopfgarten in the Group Two Villiers Stakes.

Caulfield race next on Vinland's agenda

A 1700-metre race at Caulfield looms as the next step for promising colt Vinland who scored a dominant win at Sandown at his most recent start
Witherspoon to resume
Talented juvenile Witherspoon (Exceed And Excel), who won a Canterbury barrier trial before finishing unplaced in the Gimcrack Stakes (Listed, 1000m) on 20 September, will line up in the Calaway Gal Stakes on Saturday.
Melham to ride Testashadow
The Golden Slipper Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) winning combination of trainer Gary Portelli and jockey Ben Melham will combine on Saturday when the Melbourne-based rider partners Testashadow (Dane Shadow) in the Villiers Stakes.
Trapeze Artist to be aimed at Guineas

After shadowing each other for much of their careers, Gerald Ryan-trained stablemates Trapeze Artist and Menari will set out on different autumn paths.

Inglis Premier Yearling sale showcases Victoria’s best
To be held at Oaklands Junction from 4 to 7 March, a catalogue of horses that features progeny by 120 different stallions, including the top 15 leading living sires on the Australian general sires’ table
$480 broodmare buy has new Group 1 winning sibling

Tatura’s Kasey Tozer paid special attention yesterday to the Hong Kong International Races.

Boom sire to dominate Millions

Studmaster Scott McAlpine is hopeful first-season sire Spirit of Boom's outstanding start will get even better in coming weeks.

Big Blue tops successful December Sale

An outstanding draft of racing stock presented by Godolphin resulted in a perfect clearance rate, highlighted by the top-priced Lot at a successful December Thoroughbred Sale at Oaklands Junction today.

Impressive Perth Yearling Catalogue Online
The sales source of Summer Carnival Group One stars Black Heart Bart and Great Shot is ready to deliver more life changers with the release of the online catalogue for the 2018 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale.