Clarry Conners talks about his prospects for the Caulfield Cup, including Refer and Fare Well.
Clinton McDonald talks about his prospects for the 2013 Caulfield Cup, including Another Effort, Cryptic Lady, and Second Effort.
The executive council of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities has taken the stand that anabolic steroids have no place in horse racing and should be not be permitted either in or out of competition.
Arrowfield Farm in Australia reported six mares have been confirmed in foal to Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Animal Kingdom, who began his stud career Down Under.
Caulfield trainer Mick Price comments on his prospects for Underwood Stakes Day, including Resistant, Le Mans, Lannister, General Offer, Bit of Hell, and Pikal.
Flemington trainer Paul Beshara comments on the prospects of Richie's Vibe, who runs in the 1400 Handicap, and Happy Trails, who runs in the Underwood Stakes on September 21 at Caulfield.
Trainer Peter Moody comments on Underwood Stakes Day, including comments about Il Cavalo, Kiss A Rose, My Quest For Peace, and Manighar.
Caufield trainer Robert Smerdon comments on the Group I Underwood Stakes and Guineas prelude. including thoughts on Politeness and Shamal Wind.
Darryl Shearer is racing manager for Nigel Blackiston, who has horses running this weekend at the Moonee Valley race meet. September 14 is Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes day.
Flemington trainer John Sadler talks about Lady Melksham, who runs this weekend at the Moonee Valley race meet. September 14 is Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes day.
Lizzy Jelfs, fore for David Hayes, has horses running this weekend at the Moonee Valley race meet. September 14 is Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes day.
Flemington trainer Mark Kavanagh has horses running this weekend at the Moonee Valley race meet. September 14 is Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes day.
Flemington trainer Michael Moroney talks about Picture Editor, who runs September 14 at the Moonee Valley race meet. September 14 is Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes day.
Paul Snowden talks about his stable's prospects on September 14 at Moonee Valley, Cox Plate Preview Day.
La Collina, the only group I winner in the Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes (Ire-I) field, sprung a 25-1 upset at Leopardstown Sept. 7, which was also a big day for American and European champion Ouija Board.
Three time champion in the U.S. and winner of seven grade I stakes, Castleton Lyons' stallion Gio Ponti will not shuttle to Australia's Arrowfield Stud for the 2013 Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
While the study indicates no ill effects from race-day medication on North American pedigrees, it also shows that North American-bred horses don't need race-day medication to be successful.
The Darwin Cup was canceled after jockey Simone Montgomerie died from injuries following a fall near the finish of the sixth race Aug. 5.
Northern Meteor, leading first-crop sire in Australia, died suddenly July 30 from a "swift and fatal attack of colic," according to a release from Widden Stud.
Champion sprinter Black Caviar will be bred to champion sire Exceed And Excel for the 2013 Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
In what is expected to be the last workout of his career, Animal Kingdom breezed five furlongs in 1:03 with his dedicated workmate over the uphill Polytrack surface near David Lanigan's yard in Lambourn, England on June 12.
Starspangledbanner, the 2010 champion sprinter in Australia, will return to stud duty after having been retired for the second time.
by Anne Peters
Black Caviar raced from ages 2 to 6 with 25 starts, and was never beaten. She's just been retired, and thoughts now turn to which stallion her owners will send her to in the upcoming breeding season.
Australian who has ridden some of the great for the big stables.
Youngest trainer to train a Derby winner in Australian history.
All Too Hard, a 3-year-old half brother to undefeated Black Caviar, has retired. He was sold in December 2012 to a syndicate led by Vinery Stud; he will stand at Vinery Australia for the 2013 breeding season.
Classic winner and champion Animal Kingdom will stand for Aus$38,500 (about $40,000 in U.S. funds) when he enters stud this year at John Messara's Arrowfield Stud in Australia.
It's a Dundeel will be aimed for a sweep of Sydney's Triple Crown series after coasting to a six-length romp in the $500,000 Rosehill Guineas (Aus-I) March 30 at Rosehill Gardens.
Undefeated at country tracks in Australia, Ferlax capably handled a huge step up at Flemington March 2, with a gutsy win over highly-regarded filly You're So Good in the Australian Guineas (Aus-I).
A trio of offspring by Australian leading sire Fastnet Rock commanded the top prices at the opening session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale Jan. 9.
A majority interest in the breeding rights of champion Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been acquired by John Messara's Australia-based Arrowfield Stud.
Henny Hughes, a leader on the 2-year-old sires' list this year, will stand the 2013 breeding season at Walmac Farm near Lexington for a fee of $7,500 stands and nurses.
Americain, winner of the 2010 Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) and recently retired from racing, will stand the Northern Hemisphere breeding season in Kentucky in 2013.
Racing Victoria has suspended successful Australian jockey Damien Oliver for 10 months after the two-time Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) winner admitted to placing a $10,000 (Australian) win bet on a rival horse.
A montage of Melbourne Cup trainers gives you their top three picks and other tid-bits about the big race! watch video
Trainer Saeed Bin Suroor reflects on his horse Calvaryman's draw for the 2012 Melbourne Cup in Australia. Calvaryman will be one of jockey Frankie Dettori's last mounts for Godolphin in Australia. watch video
Colleen Bamford is part owner of Americain and comments on the Melbourne Cup draw.
An interview after the Melbourne Cup draw with Nick Williams, who has two horses entered.
Trainer Saeed Bin Suroor reflects on his horse Calvaryman's draw for the 2012 Melbourne Cup in Australia. Calvaryman will be one of jockey Frankie Dettori's last mounts for Godolphin in Australia.
A montage of Melbourne Cup trainers gives you their top three picks and other tid-bits about the big race!
Trainer Gai Waterhouse talks about her plethora of horses running during Melbourne Cup weekend.
John O'Shea trainer of Sea Siren in Manikato Stakes.
Nick Williams, who owns Cox Plate contender Green Moon.
Rob Heathcote, who trains Buffering, favorite in the Manikato Stakes.
Wayne Hawkes trainer of Cox Plate contender All Too Hard.
Connections to Cox Plate contenders talk about how their horses look going into the race. watch video
Connections to Cox Plate contenders talk about how their horses look going into the race.
Chris Waller trainer of Shoot Out in Cox Plate.
Craig Williams jockey of Green Moon in Cox Plate.
Gai Waterhouse trainer of More Joyous, Pierro and Proisir in Cox Plate.
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