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19 March 2019
Bathurst Gold Crown Yearling Sale this Sunday
THE 2019 Bathurst Gold Crown Yearling Sale, to be conducted by Graeme Board & Company, will be held at the Gold Crown Paceway on Sunday, March 24, starting at 11am. The sale comprises 120 lots by 43 different stallions including champion stallions Bettor’s Delight, Art Major, Somebeachsomewhere,...
19 March 2019
Further boost for Redcliffe Yearling Sale
The results of recent racing around Australia has provided a fillip for the Redcliffe Yearling Sale, to be conducted by Darren Ebert & Co at Redcliffe Paceway on Sunday, March 31. There’s been a host of winners with siblings in the sale including a half-brother to last year’s QBred 2YO...
18 March 2019
Ryley Major top of the tree for Hillier
“Ryley Major is by far the best horse I’ve ever trained,” declared Beauty Point trainer-driver Rohan Hillier. “That’s nothing new, I’ve been saying that since day one, his mum Shez Ryleymak was a star for us and this bloke would pick her up and tow her.” Ryley...
15 March 2019
Trainer tastes first win in 18 years amid "damn good" Birchip Cup day
For Jeff Connelly, training standardbreds is an escape from the battles of life on the farm. It's something to look forward to when the times are tough and a distraction from the day-to-day grind. And given that the sport is only a hobby, it's no surprise the 70-year-old has long periods without success....
15 March 2019
Locals to claim Australian Pacing Gold runner as their own
TASMANIANS will be keen to claim Max Delight as one of their own, or at the very least acknowledge his local connection, on Sunday night. Although prepared in Victoria, the David Aiken-trained youngster is owned on the Apple Isle by Michael Maxfield, who purchased the son of Bettors Delight at the Australian...
15 March 2019
Patrick primed for APG Sales Classic
EXCITING youngster Patrickthepiranha doesn’t have to look far for his biggest threat in tonight’s APG Sales Classic at Gloucester Park. A $2.40 favourite for trainer Colin Brown, Patrickthepiranha is looking to return to the winners’ circle after having his streak broken at his previous...
14 March 2019
No love lost for Gath despite Charlton Cup-bound trotter's "shocker"
Andy Gath is hoping promising trotter McLovin can bounce back from his first defeat in Australia last week and use Saturday night’s North West Ag Services 2019 Charlton Trotters Cup as a springboard to the top. Gath said McLovin, who has drawn the pole in the Group 3 race over 2760m, run in the...
14 March 2019
Ros Rolfe eyes career best in Franks' Boort Cup tilt
Ros Rolfe had planned on giving her stable star Franks Very Much a well-deserved break after his down-the-track finish in last month’s group 3 Echuca Pacing Cup. But the son of Grinfromeartoear had other ideas. "We thought we'd give him a bit of a spell, but he just stood at the gate calling...
14 March 2019
Siblings give Bathurst sale a boost
THE 2018/19 racing season is now in full swing and yearlings catalogued for the upcoming Bathurst Gold Crown Yearling Sale were huge beneficiaries through the deeds of their winning siblings and exceptional sires. Siblings to several recent winners are set to be offered at Bathurst, including a half-sister...
13 March 2019
APG Finishes on a High with Strong Perth Sale
Perth’s State Equestrian Centre played host on Sunday to the last of APG’s 2019 round of yearling sales, with 122 quality Westbred yearlings going under the hammer. Western Australia’s commercial breeders have really stepped to the fore in recent years, with APG’s 2017 crop of...
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