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  • Australian based Takeover Target is going back to England for the 2008 Global Sprint Challenge.

    'Takeover' Targeted for British Campaign

    He may be aging, but Australian sprint champion Takeover Target (Celtic Swing-Shady Stream, by Archregent) is going back to England for his third crack at showing the world just how fast he is.

  • Filly Tops Second Session at Inglis

    A daughter of Encosta de Lago brought Aus$490,000 to lead all lots sold in the Inglis Premier Sale March 3 at the Oaklands Junction complex in Melbourne, Australia.

  • Inglis Premier Sale Begins Strong

    The Inglis Premier Sale, conducted annually in Melbourne at the Oaklands Junction complex, began March 2 where Karaka in New Zealand left off last month -- with a bang.

  • Niconero wins the Futurity Stakes with Miss Finland in third.

    Miss Finland Upset in Futurity Stakes

    Craig Williams, who steered the great Australian Miss Finland to over $4 million in prize money before sensationally and publicly sacked from riding her two weeks back, was smiling broadly half way down the stretch in the group I Futurity Stakes at Caulfield March 1.

  • Weekend Hussler won Autralia's group I Oakleigh Plate by a widening two lengths.

    Weekend Hussler Lives up to Hype

    "Get on this, he is unbeatable today," declared trainer Ross McDonald as his powerhouse 3-year-old Weekend Hussler was lining up for a return to racing in the group I, Oakleigh Plate over 5 1/2 furlongs at Caulfield in Australia on Feb 23.

  • Reaan emerges from the pack to take the Blue Diamond Stakes.

    Reaan Overpowers Aussie Juveniles

    The AUS$1 million Arrowfield Blue Diamond Stakes (Aus-I) at Caulfield on Feb. 23, the first of three mega juvenile races in Australia over the next four weeks, was taken out by a familar combination in jockey Dwayne Dunn along with trainer David Hayes.

  • Weekend Hussler triumphs in the Oakleigh Plate.

    Superb Triumph for Weekend Hussler

    Despite being the baby of the field and having not raced for four months, Weekend Hussler easily won the Oakleigh Plate (Aus-I) over 5 1/2 furlongs at Caulfield in Australia on Feb. 23.

  • Apache Cat powers to victory in the Australia Stakes.

    Apache Cat Impressive in Australia

    Apache Cat, the most popular racehorse in Australia, added not only to his growing bag of group I wins, but pretty much convinced his connections a trip to England is now a viable option after he blew away a top class field in the six-furlong Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley on Saturday, Feb. 16.

  • Australian Jockey George Moore Dead

    The American equivalent would have been Bill Shoemaker, or in more recent times Pat Day. That's the sort of lofty esteem that international jockey George Moore was held in. Australia's greatest rider, George "Cotton Fingers" Moore, died Jan. 8.

  • Miss Andretti was crowned Australian Racehorse of the Year on Nov. 26.

    Miss Andretti Gets Top Aussie Award

    Miss Andretti is widely regarded as the best sprinter on the planet. She leads the Global Sprint Challenge, is now in Hong Kong readying herself for the $2.5-million Cathay Pacific International Sprint (HK-I), and on Nov. 26 in Australia she was crowned Australian Racehorse of the Year.

  • 100-1 shot Tears I Cry takes the Emirates Stakes at Flemington.

    Stunning Upset at Flemington

    His owner screamed from the grandstand, "Oh my God, oh my God," several times as she watched her 100-1 chance Tears I Cry charge down the middle of the Flemington track to take out the Aus$1million Emirates Stakes over a mile on Nov. 10.

  • Virus Outbreak Does Little to Spoil Melbourne Cup

    The equine influenza outbreak has not been able to penetrate the outer shell of excellence of the Melbourne Cup (Aus-I). In fact, the Aus$5 million ($4.6million) Cup, at two miles Nov. 6, features as good a field as ever.

  • Kibbutz scores in the Victoria Derby.

    Devastating Run by Kibbutz in Victoria Derby

    At Flemington Nov. 3, home of the $5 million Melbourne Cup next Tuesday, a New Zealand bred 3-year-old gelding named Kibbutz became an instant crowd favorite with his devastating win in the Aus$1.5million group I AAMI Victoria Derby over 12 1/2 furlongs.

  • Master O'Reilly Captures an Abnormal Caulfield Cup

    This has not been a normal year in Australian racing by any stretch of the imagination so it was probably understandable that when the runners reached the starting gates for the AUS$2.6million Caulfield Cup (Aus-I) over 12 furlongs, things would be abnormal too. And they were.

  • Hits Keep Coming Down Under Because of Virus

    Magic Millions, which conducts the largest movement of yearlings in Australia with its eight-day sale each January, has acknowledged the sale won't take place as previously advertised because of the equine influenza outbreak.

  • Elusive Quality Will Breed in Australia

    Darley has decided to send one of the world's truly great stallions, Elusive Quality, to the New South Wales Hunter Valley's purple zone. The farm decided Sept. 21 which stallions to send home and which will remain in Australia to cover mares for the remainder of the crippled NSW breeding season.

  • Horse Tests Positive; New South Wales Locked Down

    The chances of the New South Wales lockdown being lifted at the end of the coming weekend took a dramatic turn for the worse when a Thoroughbred in training returned a positive for equine influenza Aug. 30.

  • Victoria to Race But Virus Outbreak Far From Over

    Racing Victoria has breathed a huge breath of fresh air into the Thoroughbred industry in Australia by going against the recommendations of its sister states in the wake of an equine influenza outbreak, but the problems is far from resolved.

  • Pinhookers Aggressive at Inglis & Son Weanling Sale

    The weanling focus in Australia has moved south to Victoria and this time is being conducted by Inglis & Son. On Tuesday, June 26, there was aggressive trading as pinhookers latched onto the value added opportunities in Australia.

  • Empire's Choice Wins Eventful Queensland Derby

    There was to be no Rags to Riches outcome from the BMW Queensland Derby (Aus-I) at Eagle Farm racecourse on Saturday when favored Eskimo Queen, winner of last week's Queensland Oaks (Aus-I) took a tumble with five furlongs remaining.

  • Inglis Sale Keeps Riding High

    An unserved mare and an ageing dam of a bona fide champion highlighted day four of the Inglis Australian broodmare sale in Sydney, Australia Thursday.

  • Pinhookers Active as Inglis Weanling Sale Begins

    Pinhookers were out in force as day one of the Sydney Inglis Weanling sale unfolded on Sunday in Australia. The top price was paid by Coolmore representative Colm Santry who went to Aus$320,000 (U.S.$266,700) on behalf of a client for a filly by Encosta de Lago from the stakes placed Langfuhr mare Shalang.