Australian racing

Banke sold this yearling filly by Fastnet Rock to Coolmore at the Magic Millions sale (Magic Millions/Katrina Partridge)
Stonestreet South? Banke Makes More Moves In Australian Market

When Hip 765 sold to Coolmore at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale on Saturday evening, the hammer drop marked another step for American owner/breeder Barbara Banke into the Australian marketplace. Stonestreet Stables was already the purchaser on two horses for a combined 1.05 million AUD ($787,547) in partnership with Aquis Farm, Peter Leidel, […]

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Cartwright took a hard right in mid-stretch and veered into a pair of rivals on the outside
Australia: Jockey Charges At Other Horses While Girlfriend Wins Race

A jockey in South Australia has pleaded guilty to reckless riding and awaits punishment for intentionally veering his horse into rivals allegedly so that his girlfriend could win the race on another horse. The incident occurred Saturday at Morphettville Race Course in Adelaide. In the eighth and final race, 22-year-old Josh Cartwright can be seen […]

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Jamee Ryder wipes away tears after the horse she helped prep sold for $600,000 AUD
You ‘Do It For The Love’: The Story Behind A Horse’s Sale At Magic Millions

A yearling’s appearance in the sales ring represents the culmination of two years’ work by breeders, owners, bloodstock advisors, veterinarians, and sales agents. But the final hammer price is also indicative of success for a group of often-overlooked people: those at the end of the horse’s shank. For farm managers, foaling and assistant managers, and […]

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The Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale is entering its 31st year
Voss On Magic Millions Sale: Differences Down Under

This week, the Paulick Report is in Queensland, Australia, bringing you news and features from the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale and Racing Carnival. As Frank Mitchell detailed in this week’s Bloodlines column, the Gold Coast yearling sale started as an innovative concept full of risk for its backers. “I think there was a […]

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Locally Sauced and jockey Rafi Firdhaus widen their lead approaching the finish line  –  one lap before the race ended
‘You Haven’t Won, Son’: Apprentice Celebrates Too Soon In New Zealand Race

Rafi Firdhaus, a 30-year-old apprentice jockey from Singapore, reportedly received a five-week suspension for “incompetent riding” after misjudging the finish of a 2,180-meter race at Hokitika in western New Zealand. Firdhaus drove his mount Locally Sauced to what he thought was a victory in Wednesday’s fourth race, forgetting that he still had another lap to […]

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Helsinge, with her 2012 filly, a full sister to Black Caviar
Helsinge, Dam Of Champion Black Caviar, Dies At 15

Helsinge, the dam of superstar mare, Black Caviar, died last week at Gilgai Farm in Australia. She was 15. According to a report at, the daughter of Desert Sun died after “having a reaction to medication”. Helsinge was in foal to Written Tycoon. Gilgai Farm’s Rick Jamieson purchased Helsinge at a mixed broodmare sale in 2005. […]

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10 of the last 13 winners of the Golden Slipper juvenile race were sold at Magic Millions
Bloodlines: Magic Millions Formula A Proven Success In Australia

The Magic Millions is a fascinating concept. And dead simple. One of the horses in this sale is going to win a race worth $1 million. As a means of selling horses and promoting racing, the Magic Millions has come a long way since its inception in 1986. From that first catalog came the following […]

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Oscietra (Exceed And Excel x Black Caviar) enjoys a pick of grass after a workout at Flemington
‘Maybe Lightning Can Strike Twice’: Black Caviar’s Daughter Set For Career Debut

Expectations always are high at the start of a new year, so it is very fitting that the first foal of the undefeated champion Black Caviar will make her career debut on New Year’s Day. Oscietra, the first foal out of Black Caviar, is scheduled to make her first start in the first race at Flemington […]

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Haslett: Australia, New Zealand Offer Attractive Christmas Day Betting Options

Next Monday, Dec. 26th, will be a busy day for American racing fans. On the US public holiday, Mind Your Biscuits and Sharp Azteca will run in the G1 Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita, and Florida’s Gulfstream Park will host the G3 Mr. Prospector Stakes. Although the previous day, Christmas Day, is a down-time in […]

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Methamphetamine as a street drug
Isn’t It Ironic: Aussie Mare Named Party Till Dawn Tests Positive For ‘Ice’

Trainer Ben Currie faces a hearing before the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission after one of his horses tested positive for methamphetamine. According to a report at, the 5-year-old mare, Party Till Dawn, tested positive for the prohibited substance – more commonly known by the street name ‘ice’ – after charging to a six-length victory at Toowoomba Racecourse […]

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