Keyword: John Messara

  • Australian Groups Agree on Rule Amendments

    Racing Australia and Thoroughbred Breeders Australia, at odds for months over controversial new rules that bring breeders under racing administrators, have been working together and amended regulations pertaining to breeders and foal owners.

  • Racing Australia Defends New Whip Rule

    Racing Australia chairman John Messara defended his organization's approach toward modifying whip use after the Australian Jockeys Association voted for the third time to support postponing any rule changes for 12 months.

  • Australia's Evolution

    Excerpts from John Messara's keynote address at the 49th annual meeting of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.

  • IFHA chairman Louis Romanet

    Equine Welfare Among IFHA's Critical Issues

    The chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, in an address Oct. 5 in Paris, France, outlined what he called matters that are critical to the future of racing on an international level.

  • Redoute's Choice, Snitzel Make Sire History

    Redoute's Choice and Snitzel are set to finish a respective first and second in Australia's 2013-14 general sires premiership, an unprecedented accomplishment for a father and son at stud in that nation since the 1880s.

  • Royal Ascot: Animal Kingdom Press Conference

    A press conference with the connections of Animal Kingdom. Hear from Graham Motion, Barry Irwin, and John Messara. Learn why they chose to go with jockey John Velazquez.

  • Animal Kingdom - An Insiders Perspective

    Graham Motion, Barry Irwin, John Velazquez, Veterinarian Luis Castro, and John Messara of Arrowfield Stud explain Animal Kingdom. The team discusses what makes a champion horse and answer why they are racing at Ascot.

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    Animal Kingdom Posts Strong Ascot Work

    Presented with a new setting and a much different assignment, Team Valor International, Arrowfield Stud, and Darley's Animal Kingdom answered impressively May 29 in a key workout over the straightaway at Ascot.

  • Animal Kingdom

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    Animal Kingdom on Course for 2013 Campaign

    Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), turned in his final work of 2012 Dec. 28 at Palm Meadows Training Center under the supervision of trainer Graham Motion.

  • Most Lesions Don't Affect Performance

    Researchers at the University of Melbourne in Australia have found that the majority of lesions found radiographically in sale yearlings have no effect on their racetrack performance when they are 2 and 3 years old.

  • 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.

  • The ramifications of equine influenza now have infiltrated the auction markets.

    EI Outbreak Affecting Yearling Sale

    The aftermath of Australia's equine influenza outbreak is aggravating an already tense rivalry between Victorian and New South Wales Thoroughbred breeders. Victoria breeders are asking that all yearlngs prepped in New South Wales for the Inglis Premier Sale in March be kept out of the sale. Australia currently has a ban on interstate horse transport. NWS breeders have said all vaccinated horses should be allowed to be shipped to the sale.

  • The ramifications of equine influenza now have infiltrated the auction markets.

    EI Oubreak Affecting Yearling Sales

    The aftermath of Australia's equine influenza outbreak is aggravating an already tense rivalry between Victorian and New South Wales Thoroughbred breeders. Victoria breeders are asking that all yearlngs prepped in New South Wales for the Inglis Premier Sale in March be kept out of the sale. Australia currently has a ban on interstate horse transport. NWS breeders have said all vaccinated horses should be allowed to be shipped to the sale.

  • Inglis Again Revises Easter Yearling Sale Dates

    Due to mounting pressure by heavyweight Australian breeders on Inglis and Magic Millions to rethink their previously announced new dates for the all-important sales series in Australia next year, one of the auction companies -- Inglis -- has yielded. It announced revised dates for its marquee Easter yearling sale.

  • Aussie Champion Stricken With Equine Influenza

    Just when the newly created "purple zone" in Australia's New South Wales was to reinvigorate the beleaguered breeding season, the country's star stallion -- Redoute's Choice -- has been stricken with equine influenza.

  • Another Australian Shuttler Positive for EI

    Yet another massive setback to the breeding program in Australia' New South Wales occurred over the weekend, with another of the shuttlers locked up in quarantine testing positive for equine influenza.

  • Racing Suspended; Stud Farms Start Breeding Mares

    Racing in New South Wales was suspended indefinitely Aug. 27 in the wake of the escalation of the equine influenza crisis in Australia, and some stud farms began the breeding season early.

  • Messara Elected President of TBA

    At a July 20 meeting of Thoroughbred Breeders Australia Limited, the board elected John Messara as president of the association.

  • It's Official: Star Miler Starcraft to Run in Classic

    It is now official. The mystery surrounding where the world's top-rated miler would run on Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships day has been settled by his owner Paul Makin: Starcraft will contest the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered By Dodge (gr. I) at 1 1/4 miles on dirt.

  • Arrowfield Buys Interest in Starcraft

    Arrowfield Stud announced that it had negotiated the purchase of an interest in Australian champion Starcraft. While terms had been agreed upon after Starcraft's win in the Sept. 24 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I), the ownership change will not take place until after Starcraft's Breeders' Cup appearance.