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  • Hessees to Buy Kilkerry In Arkansas

    Richard and Frances Hessee, owners of R & R Farms near Goliad, Texas, have purchased trainer Robert Holthus' Kilkerry Farm and Training Center near Royal, Ark.

  • Maldivian captures the CF Orr Stakes Feb. 8.

    Maldivian Takes CF Orr at Caulfield

    The past two Cox Plate (Aust-I) winners clashed in the seven furlong CF Orr Stakes (Aust-I) on yet another day wracked by intense heat. The event was held Feb. 8 at Caulfield racecourse.

  • Niconero Wins Kingston Town in Australia

    Niconero charged home at a great rate to claim the Dec. 6 Kingston Town Stakes at Ascot again. And it was the same result, with the same jockey--Brad Rawiller--for the same trainer David Hayes, at the same price of 9-2.

  • Gilded Venom Takes Railway Stakes

    Gilded Venom won the day in a thrilling finish. And he did it following a super ride by Patrick Carberry a local jockey who used local knowledge of the tricky Ascot surface to win.

  • Drug Case of New Zealand Jockey Ongoing

    During a hearing regarding the drug use of New Zealand jockey Lisa Cropp before the country's Judicial Control Authority, forensic scientist and toxicology expert Dr. Ronald Couch told the panel that Cropp would have been "dead or at least unconscious" if the reported level of methamphetamine in her system recorded by a positive test was accurate.

  • Samantha Miss pulls away in the Crown Oaks.

    Samantha Miss Dominates in Crown Oaks

    Samantha Miss, the best 3-year-old filly in Australia won the best race for 3-year-old fillies when she absolutely trounced her rivals in the Crown Oaks (Aus-I) at Flemington racecourse Nov. 6.

  • Viewed (inside, checkered silks), edges out Bauer in the Melbourne Cup.

    Viewed Wins Melbourne Cup by a Nose

    Bart Cummings, the old man of Australian racing, scored his 12th victory in the Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) when his 40-1 shot Viewed won a nose photo finish over Irish challenger Bauer during the 148th running of the world's biggest handicap event at Flemington racecourse on Nov. 4.

  • Whobegotyou Newest Aussie Superstar

    A 3-year-old named Whobegotyou (Street Cry--Temple Of Peace, by Carnegie) stamped his passport to supreme dominance in the AUS$1 million Caulfield Guineas (Aus-I) Oct. 11 at Caulfield.

  • Aussies Fear EI Outbreak

    There is no need to fear or panic...well, maybe just a little need, as the arriving shipment of overseas horses to the now infamous Eastern Creek Quarantine facility in Sydney revealed a health risk Sept. 24.

  • To Be Surprised Tops Magic Millions

    Patinack Farm paid top price of Aus$1.3 million (broodmare prospect To Be Surprised during the Magic Millions August Thoroughbred Sale on the Queensland Gold Coast.

  • Seinne Relocates to Cromarty Park

    With the runaway success of Hussonet as a sire since relocating to Australia four years ago, comes the influx of his sons too. On July 29 it was announced his son Seinne (Hussonet-White Lady, by Worldwatch) would find a new zip code in Australia.

  • Alannan Sold to Vietnam Stud Farm

    One of Australia's leading stud farms, Lindsay Park Stud, is selling off their United States import Alannan (Conquistador Cielo-Dame Sybil, by Elocutionist).

  • Absolute Glam Wins Winter Stakes

    In Australia, all horses turn a year older on Aug. 1. As a result, the racing year ends the day before that. The country's last group I race of the year is historically a seven-furlong sprint for fillies and mares run at Eagle farm racecourse called the Winter Stakes. This year the race was run on June 21.

  • Longshot Wins Stradbroke Handicap

    The much anticipated $1 million Stradbroke Handicap, one of Australia's oldest and most prestigious group I races, was won by a 33 to 1 chance June 7 at Eagle Farm.

  • Filly Wins Queensland Derby

    A filly, one of only three in the field of 20, came swishing down the center of the Eagle Farm track to capture the group I Queensland Derby over 12 furlongs in Brisbane June 7.

  • Magic Millions Sale Continues Strong

    The 2008 Magic Millions broodmare sale continued to post strong numbers, with the stakes-winning Shalt Not brining $1.05 million to top the second day of the five-day auction.

  • Apache Cat Wins Fifth Straight Group I

    Apache Cat absolutely trounced his rivals in the May 24 Doomben 10,000 (Aus-I). He won by nearly five lengths, easing down over the last half furlong and creating Australian racing history by being the first horse in over 50 years to have won five group I races in succession.

  • Sebring Just Short of Third Group I

    Well, he was just a half-inch shy of racing into Australian equine immortality, but the effort by Sebring for second in the mile group I Champagne Stakes at Royal Randwick May 3 was highly commendable.

  • No Wine No Song Wins Sydney Cup

    Just 40 minutes after breaking a soul-zapping run of group I seconds, jockey Damien Oliver made it two group I wins in a row with a score in the Syndey Cup.

  • Oliver Takes Back-to-Back Group I Wins

    Just 40 minutes after breaking a soul-zapping run of group I second placings, Damien Oliver made it two group I wins in a row when he magnificently steered the vastly improved, Sydney based stayer No Wine No Song to victory in the time-honored group I $600,000 Sydney Cup over two miles at Royal Randwick May 3.

  • Damien Oliver Back on Track

    There has been unprecedented media coverage over the past week in Australia about the seemingly incredible amount of bad luck champion jockey Damien Oliver has had in group I races since last November. He has ridden just one group I winner in that time, but has amazingly been placed 19 times 10 of them as the runner-up, with one of them narrowly in the Melbourne Cup.

  • Heavenly Glow Wins AJC Oaks

    This is a great success story. It's the kind of story that makes the hearts of all racing people shine just a little bit brighter.

  • Nom Du Jeu draws off in the Australian Derby under Jeff Lloyd.

    New Zealand-Breds Score in Aussie Derby

    The introduction of shuttlers and the vast improvement in the breeding industry in New Zealand over the past 10 years are starting to pay big dividends for the Kiwis now. This was showcased on a heavy turf track at Royal Randwick in Sydney April 26, when two Kiwi-bred and -trained horses ran first and second in the Aus$1.8 million (U.S $1.7 million) group I David Jones AJC Australian Derby.

  • Triple Honour carries Glen Boss to his fifth Doncaster victory.

    Boss Back From Hong Kong for Another Win

    Glen Boss by name and certainly boss of the group I Doncaster Handicap by nature as the champion rider, who now lives in Hong Kong, swept away his fifth Doncaster with a faultless display aboard the brilliant 3-year-old Triple Honour at Royal Randwick April 26.

  • Easter Yearling Sale Soars on Day 2

    If what Inglis & Sons CEO Mark Webster said is true about day three of the national Easter yearling sale being the best, then the Tuesday, April 22 session will be pure theater of the highest standard.

  • Kiwi Mare Takes Coolmore Classic

    The mares took center stage at Rosehill Gardens April 19 with the running of the group I Coolmore Classic over seven and a half furlongs - just for females.

  • Weekend Hussler took his record to nine wins from 11 starts – his past six in group I's - with a win in the George Ryder Stakes April 19.

    Weekend Hussler Does It Again

    Two weeks ago Timeform rated Aussie sensation Weekend Hussler the best 3-year-old in the world. Some people raised their eyebrows at the lofty moniker, but you couldn't ignore his astonishing five group I wins in a season.

  • Sebring holds off Von Costa De Hero to take the Golden Slipper.

    Sebring Motors to Golden Slipper Victory

    It was a stunning result for the "little man" and champion trainer Gai Waterhouse let everyone know that when allowed to speak at the presentation of this year's AAMI Golden Slipper Stakes ceremony at Rosehill Gardens on April 19.

  • Tuesday Joy Thrills in BMW Stakes

    Darren Beadman has had just three rides on superstar mare Tuesday Joy (Carnegie-Joie Denise) and all three have been at group I level. He has landed her home the winner on each occasion.

  • Beadman, Tuesday Joy Team Up for Win

    Champion jockey Darren Beadman is a genius, according to leviathan owner John Singleton after the elated owner watched the rider steer his mare Tuesday Joy to a group I victory at Canterbury Park in Sydney April 5.

  • Forensics Continues to Dominate

    If Weekend Hussler is the best 3-year-old in Australia, then Forensics is the best 3-year-old filly and probably the second best sophomore -- period.

  • Forensics Continues to Dominate

    If Weekend Hussler is the best 3-year-old in Australia, then Forensics is the best 3-year-old filly and probably the second best sophomore-- period.

  • Darley Buys Woodlands Stud

    Darley Australia has spent nearly a half-billion Australian dollars (U.S $415 million) to purchase the Ingham brothers' impressive Woodlands Stud operation.

  • Coolmore stallions Dylan Thomas (IRE) (above) and Excellent Art (GB) will shuttle to Australia in July for the southern hemisphere breeding season.

    Coolmore Adds Two to Australian Roster

    Now that Equine Influenza has been trampled out of Australia, experts and breeders alike are predicting the broodmare owners of Australia will hit the stallion farms en masse. This follows the drama of last season where broodmare coverings were down 17% across Australia.

  • More Than Ready at Vinery in Lexington, KY

    Offspring of Vinery Stallions Shine

    Vinery Stud shuttle stallion More Than Ready added a major Australian juvenile feature success to his rapidly expanding portfolio when Augusta Proud maintained her unbeaten record with a 1 3/4-length victory against the males in the Aus$400,000 Magic Millions Adelaide 2YO Classic.