The Australian-bred 9-year-old Mossman gelding ran sixth in the Manikato Stakes (Aus-I) Friday, inspiring trainer Robert Heathcote to call for the end of Buffering's racing career.
Octagonal, Australia's Horse of the Year in 1996, was euthanized at Godolphin Woodlands Oct. 15, according to Darley.
In Australia's biggest races Sept. 10, Astern secured the first group I win of his career in the Golden Rose Stakes (Aus-I) at Rosehill while Palentino upset stablemate Black Heart Bart in the Makybe Diva Stakes (Aus-I) at Flemington.
Black Heart Bart signaled the start of Australia's group I for the 2016-17 season in fine style when easily capturing the Memsie Stakes (Aus-I) Aug. 27 at Caulfield.
Racing Australia's chief executive officer Peter McGauran Aug. 25 announced that he will not be seeking to renew his contract of employment upon its expiration in December.
After a stellar 2015/16 season for Cambridge Stud, Sir Patrick and Justine Lady Hogan, Aug. 7 were named New Zealand Breeders of the Year at the annual New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Awards in Auckland.
Pride of Dubai, the only horse to win both Australia’s William Hill Blue Diamond Stakes (Aus-I) and Inglis Sires Produce Stakes (Aus-I), will reverse shuttle to Coolmore Stud’s Irish headquarters for the 2017 season.
New testing thresholds take effect Sept. 1
The Hong Kong Jockey Club May 31 said live coverage of its races will be available via the Racing.com platform in Australia beginning with the June 1 program at Happy Valley.
A Fastnet Rock half brother to Australian champion Whobegotyou brought the overall highest price at the record-breaking Magic Millions National weanling sale May 29-30 on the Gold Coast.
Spendthrift Australia has set fees for its current roster of four stallions that will stand the 2016 breeding season. All payable live foal fees remain the same as in 2015, and Spendthrift Australia has introduced the "Breed Secure" program.
The breeder incentive program has a six-year history in the U.S.
The European highweight older horse will stand for Aus$18,700
Three new stallions joining Coolmore Australia's roster
James Cummings, grandson of legendary Australian trainer Bart Cummings, enjoyed his first group I winner as a trainer when Prized Icon took the Champagne Stakes (Aus-I) April 16 at Royal Randwick.
Dalakhani, a resident stallion at the Aga Khan’s Haras de Bonneval near Normany, France, will be unavailable to cover mares the rest of the 2016 breeding season because of an unspecified “veterinary problem."
Coolmore Legacy winner Azkadellia earns berth in BC Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT).
Snitzel colt one of four seven-figure yearlings at sale that included U.S. buyers.
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Saturday's races feature top Australian racehorse Winx running against defending champion Kermadec in the Doncaster Mile. The highly-accomplished Exosphere will face defending champion Chautauqua in the Darley Smith Stakes.
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Trainer Peter Moody, who said he will give up training and not appeal a six-month ban for a cobalt positive, went out a winner March 24 when the 6-year-old millionaire gelding Flamberge won the group I William Reid Stakes.
Cupid strikes in Oaklawn's Rebel and more inside the March 26, 2016 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.
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Leading Australian trainer must serve six-month ban for unintentional overage.
Hussonet, sire of 30 grade I or group I winners and 20 champions, died from a stroke the morning of March 21 at Cornerstone Stud in Angaston, South Australia.
Juvenile colt stamps himself as one of Australia's most valuable stallion prospects.
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Two-day Book 1 portion ended with massive gains in gross, average.
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Son of Machiavellian died at age 16 in 2014.
Extreme Choice led a one-two finish for trainer Mick Price in the Aus$1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes (Aus-I) in winning comfortably from stablemate Flying Artie Feb. 27 at Caulfield.
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Chautauqua unleashed his trademark burst of speed with less than a furlong to run down Flemington's famed straight and snatched victory in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (Aus-I) Feb. 20.
Australian auction company Inglis has appointed Craig "Boomer" Rounsefell as the company's representative in North America.
Uncle Mo, North America's top freshman sire of 2015, was among the leading sires at the Inglis classic yearling sale in Australia, which closed Feb. 8 with records in all key market indicators and a 90% clearance rate.
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Australia has named Grant Burrill as the new farm manager at its Victoria-based operation, effective Jan. 18.
Momentum from the record-breaking Book 1 session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale carried over to Book 2 Jan. 10 with new benchmarks in average and gross.
The Book 1 portion of Magic Million's Gold Coast yearling sale closed Jan. 9 with a Fastnet Rock filly selling for Aus$1 million (US$695,300), bringing number of seven-figures sellers to a record six for the four-day session.
Yearlings from the first crop of Coolmore Stud's five-time group I winner Pierro brought the top prices during the Jan. 8 third session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale in Australia.
A colt by Exceed and Excel topped the first day of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale in Australia Jan. 6 and helped fuel a 25% increase in gross.
Jockey John Velazquez has competed at racetracks around the world during his Hall of Fame career, but the 44-year-old rider will be breaking new ground when he heads to Australia Jan. 2.
Pensioned stallion Fuji Kiseki, sire of a number of good runners in Japan and elsewhere, including four champions, has died at the age of 23 at Shadai Farm.
The 2015 Longines Hong Kong International Races not only provided some of the best competition in the event's illustrious history but also cemented its position as the anchor leg of annual international competition.
The 2017 Investec Derby (Eng-I), which will have its 238th renewal at Epsom Downs June 3, 2017, has attracted 416 yearling entries.
A Redoute's Choice weanling filly out of a half sister to the dam of unbeaten European Horse of the Year Zarkava was the top seller on Day 2 of the Arqana December breeding stock sale Dec. 6
Perfect Reflection beat champion and stablemate Delicacy to the finish in the Kingston Town Classic (Aus-I) Dec. 5 at Ascot and became the first 3-year-old filly to win Australia's final top-level race of 2015.
Good Project lifted trainer Chris Waller to a 10th group I victory this season after grabbing the lead early and running on strongly to win the Aus$1 million Railway Stakes (Aus-I) at Ascot.
Star sprinter Buffering never gave backers an anxious moment in the Aus$1 million Winterbottom Stakes (Aus-I) Nov. 21 as Damian Brown took the 8-year-old straight to the lead at Ascot and stayed there to get the win.
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