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Harry running towards Australian Guineas after owners knock back interest from Hong Kong

Connections of boom horse Run Harry Run (Written Tycoon) have turned down a ‘significant’ offer from Hong Kong for the last-start Group 3 winner, and we caught up with Mark Player, whose PR Funds purchased Run Harry Run as a yearling, to find out more about what the future holds for the progressive 3-year-old.
Wednesday 29th November
Analyse This: November sire focus on So You Think

In this series, TTR AusNZ shines the analytical spotlight on an in-form sire, trainer, vendor or breeder who is enjoying a particularly good run and So You Think (NZ) is TTR AusNZ's sire of the month.

November 29th 2023

Trial Report: Yulong-owned colts thrill at Randwick

The Yulong-owned Straight Charge (Written By) and the $1.3 million yearling Trunk (Snitzel) impressed trial watchers with their efforts in Heat 8 at Randwick on Tuesday morning.

November 29th 2023

‘I think the stallion strength is the strongest we’ve seen for a few years’: NZB releases National Yearling Sales Series catalogues

More than 1100 yearlings are set to go through the ring at Karaka at the end of January in 2024, including the progeny of several first-season sires.

November 28th 2023

Who’s on the move? People and farms changing bases

The Thoroughbred Report has summarised the significant property and staff movements throughout 2023. This year has seen several properties hit the market, and breeders, such as John Singleton who too sold his Strawberry Hill property to Coolmore, sell their world-renowned breeding stock.

November 28th 2023

Q & A with Jon Freyer

In our latest Q & A series, The Thoroughbred Report seeks insights from a variety of professionals, be they agents, trainers, breeders, handlers, owners, administration and ancillary, etc., to hear their thoughts on our industry.

November 28th 2023

‘To be starting off his career in this fashion is quite extraordinary’: Field relishing Tassort’s runners

On a great day for Newgate stallions, first-season sire Tassort hit the headlines with a pair of impressive feature 2-year-old winners in Brisbane and Perth, and we caught up with Newgate’s Managing Director Henry Field to discuss the exciting stallion’s blistering start to life at stud.

November 27th 2023

Brent Atwell in awe of God

Local stallion Playing God shined brightly on Saturday at Ascot, siring the G1 Railway S. winner Bustler and the G2 Western Australian Guineas victor Zipaway. The Thoroughbred Report spoke to Brent Atwell, the stud manager at Darling View Thoroughbreds, the home of Playing God.

November 27th 2023

Another star for Parmalove and Inglewood as Velocious lays down Karaka Millions gauntlet

Stephen Marsh’s exciting prospect Velocious (Written Tycoon) created a huge impression when landing New Zealand’s first 2-year-old stakes race of the season at Pukekohe Park on Saturday, and we chatted to her breeder, Gus Wigley of Inglewood Stud, to find out more about the unbeaten filly.

November 27th 2023