Australian Thoroughbred

A-Z of Australian Horse Racing and Breeding.

Single Handed set for Flemington test
Ballarat trainer Nick Smart says Single Handed (Ambidexter) is likely to be spelled after he runs at Flemington on Saturday, with the in-form four-year-old playing a role in turning around the stable’s run of outs.

Newnham hoping newcomer can start with a win
Mark Newnham, the new trainer of well performed seven-year-old Invinzabeel (I Am Invincible), has been biding his time to find the right race for the gelding who steps out in Saturday’s December Handicap (1400m) at Warwick Farm
Native Soldier on track for Magic Millions Guineas
Darren Weir says Native Soldier (Sepoy) showed enough first-up when fourth at Flemington on Saturday ahead of a tilt at the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (RL, 1400m) at the Gold Coast next month.
Dubious to run at Eagle Farm
ATC Breeders’ Plate (Gr 3, 1000m) winner Dubious (Not A Single Doubt) is expected to line up at Eagle Farm on Saturday ahead of the Magic Millions 2YO Classic (RL, 1200m) next month.
Weir contemplates autumn with Declares War
Two for Pendragon
Sky Boy (4 g ex Zazabelle by Zabeel) became the second stakes winner for his sire Pendragon (Elnadim) by winning the Villiers Stakes (Gr 2, 1600m) at Randwick on Saturday, joining the Thousand Guineas Prelude (Gr 2, 1400m) winner Miss Gunpowder.

Two for Better Than Ready
Saturday proved to be a red-letter day for Lyndhurst Stud Farm’s Better Than Ready (More Than Ready) as he served up his first two stakes winners

First for Rubick
The former Gerald Ryan-trained Group 2 winner Rubick (Encosta De Lago), a Coolmore Stud based first season stallion, yesterday sired his first winner when the promising Yes Yes Yes (2 c ex Sin Sin Sin by Fantastic Light) scored at Flemington

First for Brazen Beau
Accession (2 c ex Ready As Elle by More Than Ready) become the first stakes winner for his shuttle sire Brazen Beau (I Am Invincible) after landing the Inglis Nursery (RL, 1000m) at Randwick on Saturday