Keyword: Australia

  • Vinery Owner Gets First Aussie Group I Win

    A sizable chunk of Tom Simon's $50 million investment in Australia under his Vinery banner is to be liquidated with his southern broodmares dispersed in Sydney April 3. So there was indeed a splash of irony in that the Vinery head had his first Australian group I success at Randwick March 26.

  • Eremein Takes Australian Derby

    Eremein's Australian Derby (Aust-I) victory confirmed he is indeed "the one" for his sire--as in even less than successful stallions can "get one good, even a great one."

  • Al Mahar Completes Girl Power Day at Flemington

    Women were on top at Flemington March 12: Alinghi breezed in the Newmarket (Aust-I; Makybe Diva and Winning Belle ran one-two in the Australian Cup (Aust-I). After this combined display of Girlpower, Gai Waterhouse collected the other "Super Saturday" group I when Danehill colt Al Mahar realized his potential in the Australian Guineas.

  • Alinghi Ready For U.S. Assault

    Forty minutes before Makybe Diva completed one of the biggest days in racing for Lee Freedman, with a history-making Australian Cup success March 12, the handler's table was set by a grand win by Alinghi in the Newmarket Handicap (Aust-I). Freedman has trained more than 100 group I winners.

  • Legend of Makybe Diva Grows

    A legend grew at Flemington March 12 as Makybe Diva soared to new heights in winning the Australian Cup (Aust-I). The two-time Melbourne Cup (Aust-I) heroine, at the same oval, expanded her empire beyond handicaps, and with a panache any Diva would kill for.

  • Grand Win for Grand Armee

    Grand Armee collected his sixth Australian group I at Rosehill March 5 and Hennessy's fast-moving headliner has not won any of his 12 races (from 28 starts) easier.

  • Elvstroem, Makybe Diva In a Thriller

    Australian horses being primed for raids in Asia and Europe had a day out at Melbourne's Caulfield oval Feb 26. Elvstroem and Makybe Diva staged a thrilling St. George (Aust-II) renewal, and Fastnet Rock broke a 120 year-old weight record to land the Oakleigh Plate (Aust-I).

  • Sunrise Song Leads Way at Inglis Auction

    Sunrise Song, a 4-year-old bay gelding by Song of Tara, brought Aus$28,000 to top the Inglis & Son summer mixed sale Friday in Sydney, Australia.

  • Adelaide Sale Ends Quietly in Australia

    Day three of Adelaide's thus far record-breaking Magic Millions yearling sale came and went before a small gathering of local buyers. It was not the way Magic Millions would have liked it to wind down following two record-breaking days of sales.

  • Fusaichi Pegasus Colt Ups Adelaide Sale Record

    All over the world the awesome presence of <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=4338487&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Fusaichi Pegasus</a> is being felt. On Wednesday, day two of Adelaide's Magic Millions yearling sale, his strapping chestnut son from the Brief Truce group II-winning mare So Gorgeous, topped South Australia's all-time yearling sale record at Aus$330,000.

  • Vinery Australia Sells Foals to Arrowfield and Partner

    In a stunning multi-million dollar development overnight, Australia's most progressive stud farm, Arrowfield, has entered into an agreement with a silent partner to purchase all of Vinery Stud's Australian weanlings.

  • Alinghi Wins Sangster Stakes; Still on Target for U.S. Campaign

    The initial running of the group I Robert Sangster Stakes Feb. 23 provided Adelaide fans with a chance to see the high class filly Alinghi in action. And the daughter of Encosta de Lago gave them a star turn to win the $300,000 (Australian funds) event for distaffers by two lengths.

  • Encosta De Lago Colt Shatters Adelaide Record

    Yes, a Magic Millions record was broken Tuesday during the opening session of the three-day Adelaide Magic Millions yearling sale in Australia. But reader beware -- this was a hard sell sale.

  • More Than Ready Colt Impresses in Australia

    Tom Simon could be on the verge of a major Australian success, ironically not long before 240 of his Australian bloodstock, including 100 broodmares, are sold under his Vinery banner at auction in Sydney.

  • Top Sprinter State City To Stand In Australia

    Darley isn't the only one bringing Sheikh-owned stars into Australia to stand at stud. State City, one of the best sprinters of his era, has been bought by West Australian Turf Club chairman Ted van Heemst to stand at stud in West Australia.

  • Zabeel Recovering From Leg Injury

    A paddock accident to a hind leg of the great Zabeel sent a scare through Cambridge Stud in New Zealand where the champion has been standing for 10 years. He was immediately confined to his stall.

  • Disappointment Turns to Joy at Inglis Classic

    Last week at the Magic Millions sale on the Gold Coast, one of Australia's most prolific winning trainers, Canberra-based Barbara Joseph, walked away disappointed that she had missed out on a relative to her fabulous pair of females Ain't Seen Nothin' and Commands Nothin'.

  • Gold Coast Sale Ends With Best Ever Figures

    As the final hammer slammed down to signal the end of what has been the biggest yearling sale in Australia's history, vendors, buyers, and other observers were left with one question: Will the global trend of record buying ever end?

  • Strength Continues at Magic Millions Sale

    The success of the first four days of the 2005 Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions Yearling Sale on the Gold Coast of Australia must have spurred on the select session, as it too returned record numbers.

  • Records Set At Magic Millions Sale

    This time last year, the owners of Magic Millions were doing cartwheels as records were being broken left, right, and center. No-one actually saw it, but rumor has it those same owners were down on their hands and knees giving thanks this year as day four of the Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions yearling sale on the Gold Coast in Australia concluded Jan. 9.

  • Trainer Graeme Rogerson Front and Center at Magic Millions

    That man Rogie (trainer Graeme Rogerson) has done it again. He never seems far from the headlines at Magic Millions time and when his hunky gray colt by Redoute's Choice--Skating won the $1 million Magic Millions 2-Year-Old Classic over 1,200 meters, he was surrounded by media yet again.

  • Danehill Fillies in Demand at Magic Millions Opener

    The yearling buying boom that has swept every major world market the past two years, was put to the test on day one of the massive Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale in Australia. And it passed.

  • Aussie Stars Makybe Diva, Starcraft Head Overseas

    Makybe Diva (Desert King -- Tugela), who has won the past two runnings of Australia's biggest race, the Melbourne Cup (Aust-I), is heading to Europe in February to continue her career. The immediate target is the Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I).

  • Elvstroem Bought By Blue Gum Farm

    Victoria's leading Thoroughbred nursery, Blue Gum Farm of Euroa, has announced the acquisition of a 50% stake in multi-millionaire galloper Elvstroem.

  • Bletchley Park Takes Railway Stakes

    Caerleon son Bletchley Park scored his most important success as stallion when Modem (5-1) overwhelmed his 15 rivals with a flashing late run to win the $500,000 (Australian funds) Railway Stakes (Aust-I) at Perth's Ascot oval Dec. 4.

  • Inglis & Son Closes Out Australian Auction Year

    Australia-based William Inglis & Son held its final auction of the year Friday, a mixed sale at Oaklands, where 140 horses sold for a gross of Aus$842,400 (approximately $652,633 in U.S. funds) and an average price of Aus$6,017 ($4,662).

  • Veterinarians Probe Mysterious Disease in Australia

    Reports have been circulating that there is a disease similar to mare reproductive loss syndrome occurring in Australia. Dr. Nigel Perkins of the private consulting firm AusVet Animal Health Services has termed it equine amnionitis and fetal loss (EAFL).Additional information was released Dec. 1 by the Hunter Valley Equine Research Centre, a research facility adjacent to Scone racetrack in the heart of the Australian breeding area, concerning a problem that is causing sporadic abortions throughout the area in mid- to late-term pregnancies.

  • Vinery Selling Aussie Mares; Will Expand in Florida

    Dr. Tom Simon, the German-born, Spain-based lawyer who bounced into Australia and the United States four years ago with the purchase of Vinery in Kentucky and Australia, has decided it's time to expand the operation into Florida and is selling his entire broodmare band in Australia.

  • $800 Yearling Wins Sandown Classic

    Count Ricardo, an $800 (Australian funds) yearling, defeated a trio of experienced northern hemisphere campaigners to easily win a soggy edition of the $500,000 Sandown Classic (Aust-II) Nov 13.

  • First Ever Two-Year-Old Sale Held in Australia

    For the first time in Australian selling history, Inglis Sales Co. joined with the Moonee Valley Racing Club and staged a Ready-to-Run Sale in the Australian spring.