Australian Thoroughbred

A-Z of Australian Horse Racing and Breeding.

Change to Cup weight benchmark for NH 3yos
Northern hemisphere three-year-olds have won the Melbourne Cup for the past two years, with Rekindling carrying 51.5kg in 2017 while last year Cross Counter won with 51kg.

Ben Currie charged with fraud

Queensland's most successful trainer of winners this season, Ben Currie, has been charged with fraud involving allegations he used performance enhancing drugs to win prize money

Te Akau Shark set to target Sydney Group One 

The Gr.1 Cox Plate (2040m) has been a long held ambition for connections of dual Group winner Te Akau Shark, but the Jamie Richards-trained runner is being set for another Group One target before he heads to Melbourne.

Big Duke heads Caloundra Cup nominations

The Caloundra Cup (2400m) is one of three stakes races on Saturday's program at the Sunshine Coast alongside the Group Three Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m) for three-year-olds and the Listed Glasshouse Handicap (1400m).

Caulfield race next for unbeaten Sizzlefly
Winter Series Final looms for Romancer
Set Goals sells for $321,000
Regally bred mare Set Goals (Snitzel) realised a record-breaking $321,000 on the Inglis June Monthly Online Sale yesterday after being purchased by Cannon Hayes Stud

More Than Ready in surprise return to Vinery for 2019
More Than Ready (Southern Halo), the evergreen shuttler whose exploits in the covering shed number 193 stakes winners worldwide, will return to Vinery Stud for the forthcoming breeding season
Winx to be served by I Am Invincible

Champion Winx is to be mated with I Am Invincible in her first season at stud later this year

Eight for Epaulette
Darley-based stallion Epaulette (Commands) sired his eighth stakes winner yesterday when the James Cummings-trained Kordia (2 g ex Cherry Lodge by Grand Lodge) landed the Winning Edge Stakes (Listed, 1400m) 

Invincibella's Queensland Love Affair Nets Group One