Keyword: paul makin

  • Heir Kitty wins the 2013 La Brea Stakes.

    Stevens Guides Heir Kitty to La Brea Upset

    Heir Kitty overtook 4-5 favorite Sweet Lulu in the final furlong to post a 13-1 upset in the $300,000 La Brea Stakes (gr. I) on opening day at Santa Anita Park Dec. 26 for Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens.

  • Chicquita Rockets to Irish Record Price

    Peter and Ross Doyle went to an Irish sale record price of €6 million ($8,128,284 in United States funds) for Darley Irish Oaks (Ire-I) winner Chicquita at the first session of Goffs' November breeding stock sale Nov. 22.

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    Quirky Chicquita Prevails in Irish Oaks

    Temperamental French raider Chicquita scored her first career win in the Darley Irish Oaks (Ire-I) July 20 at the Curragh, but before her connections could celebrate they had to wait out a lengthy stewards' inquiry.

  • Chief Havoc rolls to victory in the Swaps Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park.

    Front-Running Chief Havoc Dominates Swaps

    Chief Havoc, enjoying a big tactical advantage over his three rivals, went gate to wire as the odds-on choice to capture the $147,000 Swaps Stakes (gr. II) July 4 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • A son of Galileo, named Hydrogen was purchased for 2.5 million guineas ($4,200,609) during the Tattersalls October yearling sale.

    Tattersalls Book 1 Ends With a Galileo Blast

    Book 1 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale in England saved the best for last. During the third and final session of the auction Oct. 11, a son of Galileo named Hydrogen commanded 2.5 million guineas ($4,200,609).

  • Gross Rises 11% at Tattersalls Mare Sale

    Song, an unraced full sister to two group I winners, led the way on the second day of the Tattersalls December mare sale, bringing 1.7 million guineas ($2,968,271 in U.S. funds) Dec. 1 in England. The gross revenue for the session rose 11% from 2008, and the average price fell less than 1%. However, the median price plunged 30%.

  • A filly from the first crop of Group 1 winner STARCRAFT topped the second day of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale.

    Starcraft Filly Tops at Tattersalls

    A low-key second day of the Tattersalls December foal sale in Newmarket, England, Nov. 28 was topped by a filly from the first crop of Northern Hemisphere grade I winner Starcraft.

  • Starcraft Owner Thinks Grass is Greener on Dirt

    Paul Makin, managing partner of The Australian Syndicate, has gotten a pretty healthy return on investment on Starcraft, the 5-year-old New Zealand-bred horse purchased as a yearling for $50,000. On Oct. 29, he'll go for broke--but he seems to really like his chances.

  • 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.

  • Starcraft Schools Dubawi in Queen Elizabeth II

    Starcraft, the "Aussie Machine", rolled to an impressive three-quarters of a length victory over Dubawi in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket on Saturday. Christophe Lemaire, a French jockey with no previous riding experience at the British course, gave his better-known counterparts a lesson in tactical riding.

  • Paul Makin Buys Australian Champion Private Steer

    In what can only be described as a major industry surprise, Paul Makin, the colorful bookmaker who owns and races current group ! Cox Plate favorite Starcraft (Soviet Star -- Flying Foozie), has been revealed as the person who secretly paid $1.5 million (U.S.$1.1 million) for champion Australian racemare Private Steer (Danehill Dancer -- Lisheenowen).