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Inglis Easter Sales Rapidly Approaching

Monday, April 02, 2012 1:30 PM

Easter may be a holiday, but it’s also a time of intense activity in the Australian Thoroughbred industry, especially in Sydney. The BWM Sydney Carnival runs from March 24 to April 28 at Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens, and features the world’s richest 2-year-old race, the A$3.5 million AMI Golden Slipper (gr. I)—contested on Easter Saturday—and, one week... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Apr 02, 2012 | 0 Comments

Smart Missile First of New Australian Sires

Monday, March 12, 2012 11:45 AM

While we are only in the first few weeks of the Northern Hemisphere breeding season, stallion masters in Australia are already at work on recruiting new stallions to their rosters for the 2012 breeding season, which begins in the Northern Hemisphere summer. The first of these to appear on TrueNicks is Smart Missile ( TrueNicks ), who will be standing at Arrowfield... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Mar 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Kitchwin Hills Joins TrueNicks

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 10:30 AM

Set in the Isis Valley near Scone, Kitchwin Hills is home to two exciting young sires, Dane Shadow and Duporth, one an extremely promising young son of Danehill, and the other a horse with tremendous potential as an outcross for Danehill. Dane Shadow (AUS) ( TrueNicks ) – a group stakes-winning sprinter by Danehill out of champion 3-year-old filly Slight Chance... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jul 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Larneuk Stud Stallions Join TrueNicks

Wednesday, July 06, 2011 1:30 PM

Larneuk Stud is a proven winner-producing nursery, situated near Euroa in the heart of Victoria’s thoroughbred country. The farm has now subscribed two of its promising young sires to TrueNicks, allowing breeders to run complimentary hypothetical matings with O’Lonhro and Bramshaw. O'Lonhro (AUS) ( TrueNicks , SRO ), who will soon commence his second season at... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jul 06, 2011 | 0 Comments

Blue Gum Farm Joins TrueNicks

Tuesday, June 07, 2011 11:30 PM

Blue Gum Farm near Euroa, Victoria, has a 30-year history, and is famed for nurturing the early career of one of Australia’s outstanding sires, Encosta de Lago. Today, the farm is at the forefront of the Victorian breeding industry, and is home to one of the strongest stallion rosters in the state. That roster includes the only European classic winner by Danzig... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Jun 07, 2011 | 1 Comment

Arrowfield Stud Joins TrueNicks

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 4:00 PM

The latest Australian stallion farm to join TrueNicks is Arrowfield, the Hunter Valley powerhouse whose roster is headed by champion sire Redoute’s Choice. Winner of the Blue Diamond Stakes (gr. I) in two starts at 2, Redoute's Choice (AUS) ( TrueNicks , SRO ) earned a title as champion Australasian 3-year-old miler the following year, capturing the Caulfield... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | May 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Vinery Australia Now on TrueNicks

Thursday, May 26, 2011 4:00 PM

Established on a property with a near 100-year history as a Thoroughbred nursery, Vinery Australia offers a line-up of stallions that encompasses the best of both international breeding and domestic bloodlines. The roster is headed by More Than Ready ( TrueNicks , SRO ), a brilliant juvenile and grade I-winning 3-year-old sprinter who has the unique distinction... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Widden Stud Now Available on TrueNicks

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 12:30 PM

Widden Stud has been a breeding farm since 1867 and has been in the same family – the Thompsons – for seven generations. They have stood Australian champion sires Lochiel, Grafton, Malster, Bletchingly, Vain, and Marscay. Despite its proud history, however, the focus is firmly on the future, with the farm presenting a roster of outstanding young stallions. The... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | May 18, 2011 | 1 Comment

Patinack Farm Joins TrueNicks

Monday, May 16, 2011 5:00 PM

One of the newest stallion farms on the Australian scene, Patinack has quickly gathered an impressive roster of stallions, which for the 2011 breeding season will feature newly-retired classic winers Lope de Vega and Monaco Consul. Lope de Vega (IRE) ( TrueNicks ) is a son of Shamardal, a horse who was never beaten on the turf, earning honours as European champion... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Coolmore Australia Joins TrueNicks

Thursday, May 12, 2011 5:25 PM

One of the strongest stallion rosters, both in terms of numbers and quality, is that which stands under the Coolmore banner. Leading the team is Encosta de Lago (AUS) ( TrueNicks , SRO ). The group I-winning son of Sadler’s Wells’ brother Fairy King has already earned honors as a champion sire. A winner of the 1996 VicHealth Cup (gr. I, video below) over 1400m... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Stryker, Son of Fastnet Rock, Joins

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 5:00 PM

It hasn’t taken long for champion 3-year-old and sprinter Fastnet Rock to emerge as one of Danehill’s most exciting sons at stud. With his third crop only 2-year-olds of 2010-2011, he has already been represented by 15 stakes winners, 11 of those graded, among them the group I scorers Wanted, Irish Lights, and Rock Classic, as well as current juvenile Smart Missile... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Apr 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ilala Stud Stallions Join TrueNicks

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 1:30 PM

Ilala Stud, near Scone in Australia's Hunter Valley, has two talented runners that are an outcross for the sire lines currently dominating the Australian breeding scene. The tough chestnut Honor in War ( TrueNicks ) won the Turf Classic (gr. I) over nine furlongs (1800m), Arlington Handicap (gr. III), and the Fort Lauderdale Handicap, while racing in the U.S... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter | Apr 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Yarraman Park Stallions Join

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 2:00 PM

Australia is home to a branch of the Nearco line not found elsewhere in the world, that of Showdown. By Nearco’s son Infatuation—a top-class racehorse (he won the Dewhurst Stakes and Royal Lodge Stakes at 2, and the Greenham Stakes and Sandown Classic Trial at 3) but disappointing sire—Showdown was a brilliant juvenile taking the Middle Park Stakes and Coventry... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Apr 19, 2011 | 0 Comments