Former U.K. galloper December Draw has thrived in Australia and is the early favorite in this premier prep for the Melbourne Cup.
Caulfield trainer Peter Moody is asked about multiple horses competing in the upcoming Australian races. Including undefeated Black Caviar and how much of a challenge Sepoy could be. watch video
Simon interviews Jockey Damien Oliver about his new movie The Cup and what it takes to win the upcoming Caulfield Cup. Damien talks about Caulfield Cup competitor Manighar. watch video
- By Esther Marr
8-year-old Australian-bred gelding named Geejayhaitch returns from a horrific injury. read blog
Undefeated Black Caviar was named Australian Racehorse of the Year during a Sept. 17 awards ceremony. The mare has won all 13 of her starts, including six group I events.
Australian Ron Gilbert, owner of Highgrove Stud, a leading commercial Thoroughbred nursery in Queensland, made his initial venture into the American sales market Sept. 12.
Simon Burgess interviews Andrew Clarke, CEO of Living Legends, about the international home of rest for champion horses. Andrew discusses his athletes and each of their personalities. Watch Video
A well-attended summit June 13 at Belmont Park shed a lot of light on the research and international regulations surrounding the race-day medication Salix.
BloodHorse.com and Ramsey Farm are bringing to you this month the sights and sounds of Royal Ascot.
Ian Cornell has been appointed as a non-executive to the William Inglis & Son board, the Australian auction firm announced June 9.
Resetable brought Aust$160,000 ($171,400 in U.S. funds) June 8 to top the Magic Millions national racehorse sale in Australia. The auction firm reported that "records were broken across all levels" during the sale.
A Viscount colt topped the third and final session of the Magic Millions national yearling sale, bringing Aust$110,000 ($118,093 in U.S. funds) June 7 in Australia as the auction ended on a strong note.
The Australian auction firm William Inglis & Son is taking applications for an internship position with the company.
A daughter of More Than Ready was the most expensive horse sold during the second session of the Magic Millions national yearling sale, commanding Aust$190,000 ($203,509 in U.S. funds) June 6 in Australia.
A Shamardal colt brought Aust$180,000 ($192,798 in U.S. funds) June 5 to top the first session of the Magic Millions national yearling sale on Australia's Gold Coast.
Last Love, a half sister to Australian group III winner Brief Embrace (by Irgun), was the most expensive horse sold May 31 during the third and final session of the Magic Millions national broodmare auction in Australia.
Arapaho Miss, winner of the 2007 Crown Oaks (Aust-I), sold for Aust$650,000 ($695,682 in U.S. funds) to top the second session of the Magic Millions national broodmare auction in Australia May 30.
Sister Madly, winner of the Feb. 12 Scream Southern Cross Frederick Clissold Stakes (Aust-III), brought Aust$1 million ($1,070,090 in U.S. funds) to top the opening session of the Magic Millions national broodmare sale.
A colt by Duke of Marmalade topped the third session of the Magic Millions national weanling sale, bringing Aust$75,000 ($79,394 in U.S. funds) May 27.
A filly by Fastnet Rock topped the second and final select session of the Magic Millions national weanling sale May 26 in Australia. Offered by Coolmore Stud, the filly was knocked down to VCB/Garry Cuddy for Aust$185,000.
A Stratum filly, which is a half sister to New Zealand group I winner Anabandana, brought the top price of Aust$220,000 ($231,975 in U.S. funds) May 25 during the opening session of the Magic Millions national weanling sale.
Super Saver, last year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner, will shuttle to Eliza Park Stud near Kerrie, Victoria, Australia, this year.
Three Chimneys Farm stallion War Chant (Danzig--Hollywood Wildcat, by Kris S.), will shuttle to Ron Sayers' Yarradale Stud in Western Australia for the 2011 breeding season.
A Falvelon -- Untold colt topped the second and final session of the Magic Millions QTIS 600 yearling sale April 18 in Australia, bringing Aust$110,000 ($126,712) from Queensland trainer Pat Duff.
The William Inglis & Son Melbourne autumn yearling sale ended its two-day run April 18 in Australia with a gross of Aust$2,843,250 ($3,002,270) for its Session 1 portion. The average price was Aust$11,511 ($12,155).
A Jet Spur--Hialeah Star colt was the most expensive horse sold April 17 during the first session of the Magic Millions QTIS 600 yearling sale in Australia.
A Written Tycoon filly topped the opening day of the William Inglis & Son Melbourne autumn yearling sale at Oaklands April 17 in Australia, bringing Aust$80,000 ($84,492 in U.S. funds).
The curtain came down on the 2011 William Inglis & Son Easter broodmare sale April 14. The auction ended its three-day run in Australia with a gross of Aust$22,193,800 ($23,260,900 in U.S. funds).
Vin Cox has been appointed managing director of Magic Millions, it was announced April 11 by the major Australia auction firm.
The undefeated 5-year-old mare Black Caviar became the first horse to qualify for the 2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships through the Breeders' Cup Challenge series April 9 following her 2 -length group I win.
The William Inglis & Son Easter yearling sale's first session ended its three-day run April 7 in Australia with an average price of Aust$239,484 ($248,642 in U.S. funds) that was up 8.6% from a year ago.
Magic Millions, acting as agent for a Western Australian client, purchased the 7-year-old daughter of Rory's Jester and the Umatilla mare Umatune for Aust$190,000 ($194,336 in U.S. funds).
Racing from Dubai, Australia and horses like Uncle Mo and Tackleberry. View Slideshow
An unraced gelding by High Chaparral topped the William Inglis & Son autumn Thoroughbred sale March 11 in Australia.
A Flying Pegasus colt topped the fourth and final session of the Magic Millions Perth yearling sale in Australia Feb. 13.
An Elusive Quality colt became the most expensive horse sold so far during the Magic Millions Perth yearling sale in Australia, bringing Aust$240,000 ($184,375 in U.S. funds) during the third session Feb. 11 in Australia.
Leading Perth horseman David Harrison nabbed what he called his "my pick of the sale" Feb. 10 during the second session of the Magic Millions Perth yearling auction in Australia.
A Street Sense filly grabbed the glory Feb. 9 during the opening session of the Magic Millions Perth yearling sale in Australia, bringing Aust$200,000 ($154,812 in U.S. funds).
William Inglis & Son has acquired Bloodstock.com.au, Australia's leading online Thoroughbred classifieds website, Inglis managing director Mark Webster announced Feb. 6.
The 2011 Magic Millions Central Queensland yearling sale will be held in Rockhampton in Australia May 6. The sale originally was scheduled for April, but had to be moved so Rockhampton could recover from recent flooding.
Prominent Australian businessman and Thoroughbred breeder Gerry Harvey and his family have purchased the Australia-based Magic Millions sales company, it was announced Jan. 28.
William Inglis & Son's Sydney Classic yearling sale ended its three-day run in Australia with increases of 8.3% in the number of horses that were sold, 11.7% in gross revenue, 3.2% in average price, and 4% in median price.
Four horses fetch Aust$100,000 ($98,895 in U.S. funds) or more apiece during Inglis Sydney Classic yearling sale's second session in Australia.
The William Inglis & Son Sydney Classic yearling sale began on a buoyant note Jan. 23 in Australia, with the first session average price up by more than 5% on figures from a year ago.
The Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale ended Jan. 19 in Australia with a Sequalo colt topping the sixth session. Magic Millions, acting as agent for a Queensland-based client, purchased the bay yearling for Aust$45,000.
Irel, a 5-year-old Istidaad--God's Angel gelding, brought the top price of Aust$170,000 ($168,507 in U.S. funds) Jan. 18 during the Magic Millions racehorse sale on Australia's Gold Coast.
A Henny Hughes colt brought Aust$210,000 ($207,549 in U.S. funds) Jan. 16 to top the fifth session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling auction in Australia on a day when the gross, average, and median all increased.
The gross, average, and median declined 6.1%, 3.9%, and 5.3%, respectively, but the clearance rate was about the same.
Trainer Peter Moody purchased the yearling, who is a half brother to three-time group I winner More Joyous.
A Redoute's Choice colt, who is a half brother to group I winner Casino Prince, topped the second day of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale in Australia Jan. 13 when he brought Aust$625,000.
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