Australia breeding

Australia: Government To Match Industry Funds For Breeding Research And Development

Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) is to contribute A$200,000 to fund research and development for the breeding industry. The money will be placed into a new Thoroughbred R&D levy scheme and will be matched by the federal government when spent. By making the substantial donation, TBA will enable research projects to begin early in the coming […]

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Oliver And Amber Tait Purchase Australia’s Twin Hills Stud From Godolphin

Oliver and Amber Tait have acquired Twin Hills Stud, located at Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia. The property, one of the most beautiful and superbly appointed studs in the country, has been purchased from Godolphin. Perfectly situated between the Hunter Valley and North East Victoria, the farm provides access to both of Australia’s most prominent […]

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Japanese Horse Of The Year Maurice Will Shuttle To Australia In 2017

Named the Horse of the Year by the Japan Racing Association in 2015, Maurice has already been booked full for his first northern hemisphere season at Shadai Stallion Station in Japan. Owner Katsumi Yoshida said that he will send Maurice the best mare in his band, Gentildonna, two-time Horse of the Year and seven-time Group […]

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Animal Kingdom To Receive ‘Rest’ From Australian Stud Duties In 2016

Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom will get a chance to rest following this breeding season, as his connections have decided to rest him from the Australian season this year. Darley and Australia’s Arrowfield Stud are acknowledging that the stallion has worked six consecutive seasons between the two continents, so he will stay at Darley’s Jonabell […]

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Stallion Prospect Dandino For Sale Online

Dandino, by Dansili (Danehill), has been listed for sale as a stallion prospect in an online forum: Based out of Australia, the website provides an online auction service for sellers to promote the sale of their thoroughbreds.. While young horses or syndication offerings are commonly seen on the site, Dandino is currently the only […]

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Spendthrift Announces Fees for Kentucky Stallions Breeding On Southern Hemisphere Time

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm has announced Southern Hemisphere Time stud fees for its 2015 roster of stallions, which is headlined by leading sire Malibu Moon at $25,000. The sire of Orb, Life at Ten, and Mr. Z stands for $95,000 here in the U.S. Close behind is Into Mischief, who will command $20,000 while […]

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Black Caviar Down to Six Roses, and They’re Not for Frankel

If Black Caviar were on ‘The Bachelorette,’ it would be safe to say she has six roses left, and Frankel will not be receiving one. Managing owner Neil Werrett confirmed this weekend that Frankel is out of consideration for recently-retired Black Caviar as her connections continue to ponder which stud she will visit for her […]

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Decline in Australian breeding a ‘necessary correction’

The Australian Stud Book announced Sunday that the number of breedings in the country is down 8 percent for 2012, from 22,510 to 20,634. Breeders tell the Newcastle Herald that the drop is expected, given the depressed economy and its tendency away from taking risks with low-end mares. John Messara, chairman of stud farm The […]

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Australia’s Emirates Park Stud purchases interest in Artie Schiller

Emirates Park has provided further illustration of both its short- and long-term intentions by purchasing a 50 per cent interest in Artie Schiller (USA), the current Leading Second Season Sire of the 2011/12 domestic racing season. Stud CEO, Trevor Lobb, today confirmed that one of the most exciting young sires in world thoroughbred breeding has […]

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