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The Next Generation Set to Emerge in Australasia

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 11:00 AM

The battle for the leading freshman sire crown in Australia and New Zealand for 2014-15 may well come down to Fastnet Rock vs. the rest. Fastnet Rock While there is plenty of interest among the current freshman crop, there is no doubt that one of the more intriguing developments to watch will be the progress of the first contingent of sons of Fastnet Rock ( TrueNicks... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Aug 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Key Ancestor for Encosta de Lago

Monday, June 10, 2013 3:45 PM

While he is now considered an "elder statesman" of the Coolmore Australia stallion roster, there can be no doubt that Encosta de Lago (AUS) ( TrueNicks , SRO ) is one of the premier stallions standing in Australia this year. The son of Fairy King has amassed a sensational record at stud with 6.3% stakes winners to foals and 7.6% stakes winners to runners (up... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Jun 10, 2013 | 6 Comments

Enhancing the More Than Ready/Danehill Nick

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 2:00 PM

More Than Ready Photo: Vinery Hindsight is always 20/20, but when the Vinery Stud stallion More Than Ready ( TrueNicks , SRO ) shuttled to Australia, he looked to be a ‘lock’ to suit mares by then-leading sire Danehill. Invariably within breeding populations, the next great sire establishes himself with the daughters of a previously great sire. Just as Danehill... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Mar 20, 2012 | 2 Comments

TrueNicks Welcomes Darley Australia

Wednesday, March 03, 2010 9:35 PM

Broodmare owners will not only be able to access the Darley Australia stallion here at TrueNicks.com but also on the Blood-Horse stallion register, Weatherby's stallion register and on Stallions.com.au, Australia's premier online stallion directory. The 24 strong roster, with the chance of more to come, is a mouthwatering line-up of the best on offer in North... Read More...

Written by Byron Rogers | Mar 03, 2010 | 0 Comments

No Doubt

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 8:37 PM

It might seem hard to believe, but only a handful of years ago, Sadler's Wells' legacy as far as the extension of his male-line appeared to be in severe doubt. That is no longer the case, and we were treated to a number of reminders of over the weekend. Sadler's Wells' son, High Chaparral has been rather in the shadow of his stud companions Galileo and Montjeu... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Oct 27, 2009 | 5 Comments

Sadler's Wells/Mill Reef Running Wild

Thursday, June 04, 2009 9:55 AM

Sadler's Wells, whose sons and grandsons have a virtual shut-out in the upcoming Epsom Derby (Eng-I), ran wild last week, particularly in concert with his old ally Mill Reef. In Australia, his number one son Galileo (IRE) was represented by Saint Minerva (AUS), winner of The Prop House Grand Prix Stakes (Aus-III). Rated A++ , Saint Minerva follows grade I winner... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Jun 04, 2009 | 12 Comments

Storm Cat-Line Stallions Dominate Weekend Action

Monday, March 23, 2009 11:13 PM

If Sir Thomas More was the man for all seasons then Giant's Causeway ( TrueNicks , SRO ) is the sire for all-weather. Although he's also had plenty of top-class runners on dirt or turf, there is no mistaking that his offspring are just killers on synthetic surfaces, be it California's more turf-like version, or the deeper Turfway Park going that Hold Me Back... Read More...

Written by Alan Porter 1 | Mar 23, 2009 | 3 Comments