Australian Thoroughbred

A-Z of Australian Horse Racing and Breeding.

AJC Derby Preview
Gingernuts raring to go for Randwick classic
Co-trainer Jamie Richards can't find any fault with Gingernuts ahead of a third Group One challenge at Randwick on Saturday.  With two down and one to go, the New Zealand Derby and Rosehill Guineas winner will be at the top of his game for the $A2 million Gr.1 Australian Derby. Read More

Horse Racing
The Wexford Stables team know there is a precedent for their tilt at a trans-Tasman two-year-old double this weekend.
The Everest Race Slots Filled
All slots have been filled for the $10 million The Everest to be run for the first time at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday, 14 October 2017.
Last-start stakes winner Rock On has settled in well at John Sargent's stable ahead of his Australian debut in Saturday's Gr.2 Chairman's Handicap at Randwick.
Team Tivaci banking on Oliver’s experience
Leading rider Damien Oliver will guide the Group One fortunes of the NZ bound four-year-old Tivaci in Saturday's $A2.5 million Gr.1 Darley T.J. Smith Stakes at Randwick.
Trainer admits colt needs a slice of luck
Trent Busuttin is more hopeful than confident of turning the Gr.1 Rosehill Guineas form around.
Doncaster Field
Le Romain and McCreery ran the quinella in a Flemington Group 1 last spring and they may just quinella Royal Randwick’s Group 1 Doncaster, too.

T.J. Smith Stakes Field

Chautauqua has only ever won two races at Royal Randwick – the 2015 T.J. Smith Stakes and the 2016 T.J. Smith Stakes.

AJC Derby Field

Can the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) winner Gingernuts stretch his winning sequence to five at Headquarters?

AJC Sires' Produce Field  
It took Frolic five runs to go from second in a $30,000 Newcastle maiden to second in the $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper at Rosehill.

Williams To Ride Tosen Stardom
Jockey Craig Williams has been booked to ride the Darren Weir-trained Tosen Stardom in the Doncaster Mile
Voodoo Lad Ready For T J Smith
Voodoo Lad is in good form ahead of the T J Smith Stakes at Randwick on Saturday, according to trainer Darren Weir.

Horse Breeding News

Rebel Dane, dual Group One-winning stallion will stand at Swettenham Stud from the 2017 season.

Amended starting times for Easter Yearling Sale

The starting times for the three days of next week’s Australian Easter Yearling Sale (April 4-6) have been amended, with action now to start at midday each day.

Geisel Park signs French 2YO Group 1 winner Vert De Grece

Geisel Park Stud owner Eddie Rigg has flagged his plans to upgrade Western Australia’s stallion ranks with news of his new arrival Vert De Grece (Ire).

Woodside Park’s star gang back together

Star speed sires Zoustar and Rich Enuff are back at Woodside Park

Gilgai bred Jameka drives to BMW win

It was Group 1 success yet again for Nagambie’s Gilgai Farm, when the Ciaron Maher trained Jameka destroyed her rivals in the BMW

Pakenham maiden to Group 1 glory in 23 days
It’s amazing what can happen in just 23 days as seen when the Rosemont bred filly Montoya’s Secret graduated from a Pakenham maiden on 2 March to winning the  Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes
The catalogue for NZB's National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale can be viewed online
Jon Snow latest star from Soliloquy family 
The emphatic nature of Iffraaj colt Jon Snow's win in Saturday's Gr.2 Tulloch Stakes has left Karaka breeder Richard Moore eagerly anticipating a spring arrival.
Spectroscope on track for the Doncaster Mile

Medaglia d’Oro’s son Spectroscope has staked his claim for the G1 Doncaster Mile after charging home to land the G3 Doncaster Prelude over 1500m at Rosehill Gardens on 25 March, claiming his first Stakes victory and second consecutive win.

Juvenile Group Winner for Choisir
His own worst enemy at times, headstrong colt The Mission (2c Choisir  x My Amelia, by Redoute’s Choice) finally delivered on his undeniable potential when leading throughout to win the Group III ATC The Schweppervescence at Rosehill