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Black Caviar Strikes for the First Time as a Grand-Dam

The record breaking $10million sale of the first foal of Winx earlier this week put the spotlight on champion mares and one undefeated champion whose offspring have never hit the sale ring is Black Caviar and she featured as the grand-dam of a winner at Wyong on Thursday which got us thinking about how many […]

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Consolation for Winx’s Half-Sister City Of Lights

After missing a run when balloted out of last Saturday’s Group III Epona Stakes (1900m) at Rosehill, City Of Lights earned a consolation of sorts in a benchmark 78 over 1800m at Randwick-Kensington on Wednesday. Ridden by Chad Schofield for Joe Pride,  the half-sister to Winx travelled sweetly off the torrid pace set by Nash […]

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Australia’s Busiest First Season Sires 2023

Anamoe might have retired to stud as Australian Horse of the Year with nine Group I wins on his glittering CV, but in the breeding barn in terms of popularity in numbers he has not finished first. Anamoe was a big drawcard at the Darley stallion parades last year. The most successful G1 winner Godolphin […]

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Winx’s Half-Sister City Of Lights Impresses at Canterbury

A Deep Impact (JPN) half-sister to Winx, City Of Lights appeared for the first time in fifteen weeks to claim a benchmark 72 over 1550m at Canterbury on Friday night, encouraging connections to target black-type in the near future. Ridden by Tim Clark for Joe Pride, City Of Lights travelled in fourth and fifth spots […]

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Riverbank Farm Offer Value and Fertility

The reputation of renowned South Australian breeder Harry Perks has been in the spotlight this spring with a new flurry of stakes performers headed by Group I MRC Toorak Handicap winner Attrition and stakes-winning three year-olds Air Assault and Arctic Glamour, who both hold Group I aspirations. A breeder who plans matings for the racetrack […]

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Winx’s sister wins on debut

Regally bred filly City Of Lights has made a perfect start to her racing career, winning on debut at Geelong on Sunday afternoon. The half sister to Winx, being by Deep Impact from the mare Vegas Showgirl, City Of Lights was backed into favouritism at $3 and settled off the pace from the inside barrier […]

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Dalasan Settling in at Victoria’s Riverbank Farm

Riverbank Farm’s Russell Osborne and Dr Caroline Duddy are pleased with the industry’s response to their new stallion group winner Dalasan (Dalakhani-Khandallah, by Kitten’s Joy). “There has been lots of interest already and the bookings are steadily coming in,” Osborne said. “He has settled in really well and he is a beautiful horse with a […]

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Osborne joins training ranks

Olivia Osborne didn’t have much time to prepare for her first runners as a trainer at Benalla last week with her license only coming through four days before her first official day on the job. The 24-year-old daughter of Benalla trainer Russell almost had a dream start to her career when Zooming Zebra was beaten […]

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Boulder City on the Rise

The burgeoning career of immaculately bred Boulder City has received a major boost with the recent Moonee Valley win from Pat Carey’s exciting 3YO Cobblestone Way. Cobblestone Way is a metro winner for Boulder City – image Racing Photos The first crop son of Riverbank Farm’s Boulder City ran a blinder at the Valley – […]

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Plenty to Like About Boulder City’s Cobblestone Way

Winx’s half-brother Boulder City has a progressive type in the three-year-old gelding Cobblestone Way, who broke his maiden over 1200m at Moonee Valley on Friday night. Ridden by Blaike McDougall for Pat Carey, Cobblestone Way was obliged to race three wide without cover the trip. Showing a deal of courage, the 3yo son of Boulder […]