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The importance of the Classic season to stallion success

Australia's obsession with the Golden Slipper isn't necessarily reflected in the yearling market, with the best-selling sires having a record which reflects their 3-year-olds. The racehorse has always been defined by the 3-year-old season -the "Classic year" - and it's true here too, albeit with a sprinting focus.
Friday 19th July
Matings Mix: Where are the Torryburn mares going this season?

As we move closer to the start of the breeding season, The Thoroughbred Report has begun its 'Matings Mix' series and today we chatted with Torryburn Stud’s Melissa Copelin about their spring plans.

July 19th 2024

Part 2: The season that was - Australasian bred horses in Hong Kong

The 2023/2024 Hong Kong racing season came to a close last weekend and what a year it has been for Australian and New Zealand bred horses who dominated the black-type events.

July 19th 2024

Wednesday Recap: Capitalist gets black type bling in the Ramornie, million dollar filly Sakima dazzles

Capitalist added his 20th career stakes winner with outsider Ka Bling in the Listed Ramornie Handicap, while million-dollar filly Sakima won impressively at Kensington.

July 18th 2024

'He was a stallion we targeted': Clear Proof heads up a Justify juvenile trifecta

It was an all Justify (USA) finish to the two-year-old contest at Kensington on Wednesday, with Clear Proof defying his odds to record a cheeky victory over fellow debutants Axius and Dawn Service. The Thoroughbred Report had a chat with a very happy Duncan Ramage, who teamed with trainer John Thompson to purchase the well related colt.

July 18th 2024

What's happening in the New Zealand stallion scene?

In Part 3, The Thoroughbred Report recaps the stallions new across the Tasman, those who are absent, and those who have received significant fee increases.

July 18th 2024

Part 1: The season that was - Australasian bred horses in Hong Kong

The 2023/2024 Hong Kong racing season came to a close last weekend and what a year it has been for Australian and New Zealand bred horses who dominated the black-type events.

July 18th 2024

'This bloke looks really promising': Xidaki excites Pippos

Xidaki (Zoustar) touted himself as a horse to follow when he swept to success in the G3 Winx Guineas last Sunday. The Thoroughbred Report chatted with his breeder and owner, Angelo 'Lucky' Pippos, to learn more about the gelding's journey and what else could be in store.

July 17th 2024

Danehill Part 7: sons continue to Exceed

One of the great keys to Danehill was his ability to work all over the world, an attribute that was inherited by several of his best sire sons.

July 17th 2024

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