Sunday, May 21, 2017

Burning Front Continues

  • Burning Front -- The front running class act continued on the weekend for the Weir trained Burning Front in the group 3 R.A.Lee Stakes. What a record this gelding by the Flying Spur stallion Primus is setting.He now has won 18 of his 48 starts with 1.26 million and has never contested a Group 1 event. Brad Rawiller rode him perfectly, having him rolling along in front and although headed in the straight kept finding, to win, well. Connections are likely to send the iron horse to Brisbane next start.

 Burning Front Keeps Winning

  • Vega Magic -- The new member to the Hayes/Dabernig stable sat outside the leader for most of the Group 1 Goodwood Hcp and ridden out by Craig Williams scored well. The Lope De Vega gelding from W.A was well backed and made it a fourth group 1 in Australia for the breed.

  • Exocet -- It was Craig Williams again on Exocet but this time, with a gem of a ride to get the Freedman trained mare home in the listed Centaurea Stakes,making it a double on the Morphetville card for the Smart Missile clan. Earlier in the day the National Stakes was taken out by the Smart Missile two year old I'll Have a Little Bit. Exocet is out of the Zabeel mare Crillion.

Smart Missile the Fastnet Rock stallion 
stands at Arrowfield Stud for $22,000 service fee.

  • Sense of Occassion -- We saw Sense of Occassion  running on hard down the centre of the track at Doomben to take out the Group 1 Cup . He was very unlucky in the Hollindale Cup on the Gold Coast last start but was kept clear of trouble today. The gelding is by the Street Cry stallion Street SEnse and is out of the Zabeel mare Saywaan.

  • Kenedna -- In the Magic Million Roses we saw Kenedna get the decision narrowly.  The mare likes the close ones after being nosed out in the Group 1 S.A. Oaks last start. This time the Not a Single Doubt mare survived a long protest from the Fastnet Rock filly, Oklahoma Girl. Kenedna is out of the Falbrav mare Miss Dodwell. This was a double for Not A Single Doubt as in the previous race the Bright Shadow Handicap we witnessed the four year old mare Bidii Babe score.

  • Sovereign Nation -- The Encosta De Lago gelding has promised so much over the last couple of years and finally it fell into place at Flemington on saturday, winning the Lloyd Williams Hall of Fame. He's finally seems to be focusing in his races this preperation.  In the next we saw a double for Encosta with De Little Engine running out the 3200m of the Andrew Ramsden to get into the winners circle twice in a week.

  • Ashdam -- Wanted to mention the win of Ashdam at Wodonga in the benchmark 78 on saturday, The full brother to Ashlor who won the last at Morphetville last saturday  These two brothers fight like caged lions and have noticed this trait of the Hard Spun breed,they are prize fighters. The brothers are out of the Keltrice mare Another Shot.

  • Other Winners -- Tactical Advantage won the QTIS Hcp at Doomben he is by Bel Esprit from Above Perfection an Encosta De Lago mare. In a class 1 on Saturday at Newcastle Picardy Rose got the money another of the Smart Missile's. In the Winx Hall of Fame race at Flemington the Fastnet Rock Guangzhou was victorious while the same hall of fame race inn Sydney was won by the I Am Invincible horse Invincabeel out of Belle Noir a Zabeel mare.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Snitzel's Golden Weekend

     The son of Redoutes Choice has now almost certainly got the overall sires and two year old sires championship in the bag as his progeny recorded a group one and other stakes wins on the weekend. Redoutes Choice and Fastnet Rock are Danehill's and Australias flag bearing stallions internationally. They are winning group races all over the globe this week. There is a strong similarity in their bloodline, observing their dams line you will find Australias stamp with Nijinsky and Biscay appearing in both . Snitzel is definately attracting international buyers as shown at Scone on Saturday with Debonairly. 
  • Debonairly -- American owners Peter Fluor and KC Weiner’s witnessed their two year old Snitzel filly Debonairly win the Listed Woodlands Stakes at Scone. They paid $320,000 for the filly at last year’s Magic Million sale and she is trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, Then within minutes Snitzel's two year old son Tangled became the new favourite for the Group One J J Atkins Stakes following his strong win in the Group Two Champagne Classic at Doomben. Check out Snitzels spectacular season here
Arrowfield Stud Snitzel  
  •  Redzel -- In the group one, Doomben 10000 , many thought Snitzel's three year old son Russian Revolution was the one to beat but it turned out his other consistent son Redzel who was ridden by Jim Byrne for trainers Peter and Paul Snowden, scored the half-length win over the fast-finishing Counter Attack by Redoute's Choice. Redzel advances his overall record to 7 wins, 4 seconds and 1 third from 17 starts with earnings of $1,194,450. Redzel was purchased by Triple Crown Syndications at the 2014 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling sale and he is a full brother to Group III winner Danerich being out of the former top class Rubiton mare, Millrich. The ten million dollar Everest is now on the agenda for Redzel. 

 Redzel winning the Doomben 10000

  • Vienna Miss --  Snitzel's 3yo daughter Vienna Miss sprung a big surprise in the 1600m  Listed Adelaide Guineas  at Morphettville. When she burst through a late gap and held off the very unlucky Foxwedge filly, Petition who didnt see daylight, until too late
  • France -- At Scone Redoute's Choice colt France won the Inglis Guineas . He was a $475,000 Inglis Easter purchase bred by Newhaven Park. He claimed victory in  a scintillating last to first effort to win the $400,000 Inglis Scone Guineas.The Group I performed  Prized Icon was second.
  • Stampede -- The son of High Chaparral  advanced his record to 5 wins and 3 seconds from 9 starts with earnings of $280,800 with a win in Saturday's Group III Chairman's Stakes 2000m at Doomben, The Wagga Gold Cup winner at his last start, held off the challenge of  another High Chaparral gelding, The Chairman. The Waterhouse and Bott trained 4yo has an excellent strike rate and stable spokesman says the Doomben Cup could be considered next week. An $80,000 purchase by G Waterhouse/J Harron/Round Table Racing at the 2014 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling sale. Stampede is the first foal of the Tale Of The Cat  mare Nothin' Leica Cat.
  • Volatile Mix -- It was the third Group 1 South Australian Derby for Champion Victorian trainer Darren Weir and made it 48 stakes winners for Pentire. The sire of Weir's 2015 Melbourne Cup winner Prince Of Penzance who stands at Rich Hill Stud in New Zealand. Volatile Mix looks to have good staying promise and is now heading north to see if he can capture the double and win the Queensland Derby. He is out of a High Chaparral mare. Rich Hill Stud also stands the Melbourne Cup winning son of Street Cry, Shocking who scored with a few of his progeny on the weekend including his son Shocking Luck winning the Rough Habit Plate at Doomben. He is out of a Danehill mare so its an awesome combination and if i was purchasing staying blood in Australasia this is where i would be heading.
Shocking at Rich Hill Stud 

  • Ashlor -- This son of Hard Spun does not know when to put up the white flag and on saturday was no different, he looked beaten halfway down the straight but kept fighting all the way. To add another victory to his tally. He has now won 6 of 9 starts and was very unlucky in the Euclase group 2, last start. Hard Spun is the last group one winning son of Danzig to stand at stud and I'm afraid Darley is not shuttling him to Australia anymore so if you want a service you will have to trek off to Jonabell Farm in Kentucky. It could be worth the trip with his son Timeline winning the G3 Peter Pan Stakes in the USA on saturday, and is now a winner in all three of his career starts.
Winning the Peter Pan Stakes Saturday

  • Miss Debutant -- Superbly bred filly Miss Debutante by Fastnet Rock  out of a More Than Ready mare.claimed some Black Type with a win at Scone on Saturday in the $150,000 Listed Denise’s Joy Quality. She won in easy fashion, running away with the 1100m event by two and a half lengths and has the overall record of four wins and a third from six starts with prizemoney topping $176,000. Check out our International report with Fastnet Rocks progeny winning all over the globe including the group 1 Man O'' War Stakes in the USA. 

  • Written Tycoon -- A double on Saturday at Caulfield to this stallion with a win in the two year old event for Tycoon Dancer and his flashy white blazed son Thelburgh who won the benchmark 78.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Egg Tart on the Menu

  • Secret Agenda -- The Not A Single Doubt mare has been everywhere this Autumn and on Saturday  added  Adelaide's first $1 million race at Morphettville to her resume .The Group One UBET Classic over 1200m attracted a high class field of fillies and mares with the big prize money on offer.Rated perfectly in front by Oliver, Secret Agenda who is out of the Red Ransom mare Negotiate kicked clear soon after straightening, holding off the I Am Invincible filly Viddora  and I Am A Star, the I Am Invincible mare in third place.
  • Egg Tart -- The Chris Waller trained Sebring filly kept her winning sequence going, making it five on end in the Group 1 Australasian Oaks. Kerrin Mcevoy got a late split to finish over the top of  Kenedna the race favorite near the line. Egg Tart is now heading to Queensland to try and win the Oaks up there in the Sunshine State.Sebring had a Group 1 double on the weekend with the win of Lucky Bubbles in the Chairman Sprint Prize in Hong Kong. Check It out here.

  • Divine Quality -- Our horse to keep an eye on for the future from the Flemington meeting is Divine Quality. The Sepoy filly pulled out to the centre of the track in the benchmark 70 and raced away from her rivals with future glory, looking certain. The Sepoy's have struggled for success here in Australia but there is no doubting the breeds quality with plenty of  stakes glory in Europe.She is out of the Fastnet Rock mare Nun Faster.
  • Top of my List -- At Rosehill in the listed 2000m Lord Mayors Cup we saw a gutsy win by the High Chapparal mare, after having a tough run in the race fought off the Street Cry gelding Allergic to get the prize. She is out of the Belong To Me mare Beauty Watch. Promising mare  Athony Cummings has here and I can see more success coming her way. Worth noting in the benchmark 78 , Black On Gold was victorious making it another win for the Sebring clan on he weekend. The Gelding is out of Fools Gold a Commands mare. 
  • With A Promise -- In the 1200m Listed Silk Stocking at the coast we saw a boil over with the I Am Invincible filly scoring from Hugh Bowman's ride Nancy both horses are out of Hurricane Sky mares. The I am Invincible clan had an another stellar weekend. Check out our country racing blog to see Lipstick Lover score in the Open Hcp on the Sunshine Coast Sunday. I Am the General also was successful at Pakenham . They are winning everywhere.
 I Am Invincible's fastest son at stud unbeaten as a two year old in Singapore
  •   Dawn Wall -- We saw some quality racing on the Gold Coast Saturday and in the fillies Gold Bracelet, Hugh Bowman scored on the Waller trained Dawn Wall. The Fastnet Rock filly is heading for the Queensland Oaks and Bowman says she is perfectly suited in the race. Chris Waller should be back from his Kentucky Derby trip to see if she can emulate his other charges performance in 2015 when Winx blew her opposition away.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Weekends Best Performers

Highlighted Stallions I Am Invincible and Foxwedge

  • Riziz --  The latest unlikely Australian millionaire racehorse. The 8 year old won the listed $110,000 City of Adelaide Stakes, making it 15 wins from his 56 starts. He courageously fought off all challenges down the straight to record a deserved victory and his trainer Ken Sweeney says he is willing to give the eight year old one last shot at his Melbourne Cup. The group 1 Goodwood Hcp in a fortnights time. He has had three tries at the event with his best being a third behind Smokin Joey in 2014. Sweeney says he is in career best form, right now and deserves one last chance before retirement. The Zariz gelding has nine stakes wins to his name. He is out of a Covetous mare. Zariz stands at Kooringal Stud
 Zariz service fee $5500

  • Kobayashi -- Hotdog for the Leon Corstens stable recorded a good win in the Listed Thoroughbred Club Cup at Caulfield Saturday. Ridden well by Ben Thompson the I Am Invincible colt proved too hard to run down with the Al Maher colt Al Passem finishing two lengths away second. Owned by a group of ladies and purchased at the Magic Million sales on the Gold Coast the colt was named after a world record Japanese hot dog eater. Corstens said, they are one happy group of ladies and after being asked what''s next for Kobayashi, Corstens hinted that they were most likely to put him away for a spring campaign and a possible crack at the Caulfield Guineas. He is now the 20th stakes winner for the stallion who stands at Yarraman Park Stud for $55,000 service fee.  The sire of that brilliant little filly I''m A Star.

I Am Invincible
by the Green Desert stallion Invincible Spirit 
out of Cannarelle a daughter of  Canny Lad 

  • Fox Hall -- The three year old Foxwedge gelding puts up a brave performance to score a length win in the Listed $110,000 H C Nitschke Stakes. Foxwedge, the Fastnet Rock stallion is now on top of the second season stallion earnings for 2016/17. His trainer,Tony McEvoy said the Listed Adelaide Guineas 1600m at Morphettville on Saturday on May 13 was his next target. He said the 1600 is a question mark but he has earned a shot at it.

  • Star Exhibit -- Recently transferred to Darren Weir the Perth Cup winner Star Exhibit has scored a brilliant win in his Melbourne debut in Saturdays Listed Thoroughbred Club Stakes 1440m at Caulfield. Its his third stakes win in a row and his record 9 wins of 18 starts has put a Brisbane carnival trip on the cards. The Statue of Liberty gelding is out of a Jeune mare.

  • Wise Hero -- He made it three wins from four starts with a hard-fought victory in Saturday's Next Payments Handicap 1200m at Caulfield. The Kaphero geldings trainer John Price says he will only improve on the run. We are going to have to search out some options for his next start. He is out of a Falvelon mare. Kaphero, the Danzero stallion was foaled in 2003 and was moved to Riverdene in 2015. A bargain stallion who last year scored a double on the same day from his progeny in Singapore and always produces genuine racehorses here in Australia. Top nicks, see Scenic and his son Blevic both rating highly with Rory's Jester and Jeune mares also prominent. 

  • Fabrizio -- The Waterhouse/Bott trained gelding who was involved in the track gallop switch a few weeks back . Got to show his worth on a good Raceday track. The Hawkesbury Gold Cup was his from start to finish, ridden a treat by Jason Collett, the result never looked in doubt. Waterhouse says he is most likely to head to Queensland for the carnival. The gelding has now won 8 of 14 starts. He is by High Chapparal out the Desert King dam Desina.

  • Music Magnate  -- He is on track to defend his Doomben 10,000 crown on May 13, after the Written Tycoon gelding's win in the Group 2 Victory stakes on Saturday. The heavy tracks were not his cup of tea in Sydney over the carnival. We gave him a freshen up and putting him back on a good track has surely helped him produce his best,  trainer Bjorn Baker said. This now makes his record 8 wins of 17 starts and over a million in prize money.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

  • Desert Lashes -- Alice Springs own Black Caviar makes it 8 wins from 8 starts in the listed Redelva Stakes at Morphetville on Saturday. The Reward for Effort filly cost 6,000 dollars at the 2015 Vobis Gold Yearling sales in Victoria. She is out of a Baryshnikov mare, Baryshnikov being three quarter brother to Nureyev. She was sold on through Alice Springs Red Centre sales for a pittance, 2,100 dollars.

Reward for Effort --- The Exceed and Excel stallion stands at Chatswood Stud 
He has plenty of speed in his pedigree being out of a Rory's Jester mare.

  • Burning Front ---- The Primus gelding passes the one million in prizemoney with another dominant win in Vobis Gold Mile at Caulfield. This made it 17 wins from his 47 starts and he rarely misses a place . Primus is a Flying Spur stallion who hasnt really produced much quality but you cant deny Burning Front. Quality with a capital Q. He has such a awesome racing style , once he gets his way in front they cant run him down. 

  • French Emotion  -- Winner of the Vobis Gold Distaff. After struggling on the heavy track in Sydney.The Snitzel filly was given her chance on the better tracks in Melbourne and it proved a successful move by the Waller camp . The Redoutes Choice son Snitzel certainly produces quality. 

  • Gibraltar Girl -- is by the Encosta De Lago stallion Manhattan Rain out the Rock of Gibraltor mare. After yesterdays photo finish victory, the Snowden trained mare is likely to head to the Scone carnival. Manhattan Rain is a half brother to Redoutes Choice being a daughter of the Canny Lad bluehen, Shanthas Choice.He stands at Arrowfield Stud. 

        • Kenedna --Back in February the Darren Weir trained filly won the Group  3 Vanity over 1400m at Flemington and was immeadiatly set for the Australasian Oaks at Morphetville and yesterday she scored in the lead up Auraria stakes. Ridden well by John Allen she got the split right on the line to score. Group 1 Australasian Oaks is now only a fortnight away. The filly is by Not a Single Doubt out of a Falbrav mare.

        • Viddora and Illustrious Lad ,I Am Gypsy -- In the Irwin Stakes at Morphettville it was a trifecta to I Am Invincible with his mare Viddora coming out on top with a convincing win.

        • Rich Charm -- He won the Newmarket Gold Vobis Hcp with 250000 dollar purse at Caulfield. The 4 year old gelding has now won 411,000 in prizemoney is by Danerich a Danehill stallion out of the Rubiton mare Millrich who stands at Rangal Park Stud  

        Monday, April 17, 2017

        Easter Weekends Racing

        •      Well easter saturday saw two group 1s in Australia and they were both run on the diabolical Randwick track. ATC needs to get their act together and fix the track surfaces up. Its not showing thoroughbred racing off in a good light. The last time we saw a dry track in Sydney, was February 13th. If it wasnt for Winx and Chautauqua the carnival would have fallen flat. 
        •      Anyway back to the racing and in the All Aged Stakes we saw Tivaci, a son of High Chapparal storm home over the top of the honest Hard Spun gelding, Le Romain. The entire, Tivaci is out of a Fastnet Rock mare, bred in the purple by the legendary Bart Cummings, at Coolmore, before he passed. Stud duties are beckoning and Waikato Stud in New Zealand has purchased his services. 
        •        The big boy High Chapparal may have past in 2014 but his highest rated son So You Think stands at Coolmore in both hemispheres. He won 10 group ones in two hemispheres . Here in Australia he stands for $60,500. Check him out below.

        •       Snitzel and High Chapparal progeny were standouts on the weekend and in the Japan Association Plate we saw Top of my List, one of his mares, take it out. The breed seem to need the larger tracks and being a Sadlers Wells son the High Chapparals dont mind the wet tracks either.  The other group 1 we saw the track play a big part as The Mission led all the way. The Choisir 2yo is out of the Redoutes Choice mare Lady Amelia. Finishing second was The Invader. The Snitzel colt tried hard but couldnt pick up the leader.  Other winners worth mentioning on the day were Untamed Diamond also by Snitzel, who won race two and this was a start of a race to race double, by the stallion as Redzel the Snowden trained colt, saluted in the Hall Mark Stakes.
        •  Raiment won the second last race of the day, easily, and the Street Cry filly looks a promising type out of a Commands mare. Smart Amelia is a half sister to The Mission and came in third.

        •   In Melbourne we were at Caulfield and the star of the show, was the Show of Heart filly , Miss Vista. Her Apache Cat like markings have ensured, she has a large following at the track and on social media. She was out of the gates like a scolded cat over the 1100m and even though, getting tired late, held on to score her fourth win from five starts. After the race her trainer George Osbourne said she knows, she's not a normal racehorse, she wants to get the job done and perform so gets herself worked up. I believe in time she will get 1200m but not right now ,he said.
        Miss Vista her first win 
        •     Some of the other interesting winners, were Boom Time, such an honest gelding. When he controls the race from the front he is so hard to run down. The Flying Spur geldings owners are contemplating, having a shot, at the rerun Sydney Cup next weekend.The 3200m looks a bit far but with the track bias of late, he just might lead them a merry dance. 
        •     The Bianconi mare Ma Jones got the day started at Caulfield with a win on protest. The 1600 metres is a distance they relish. Al Maher produced the second race winner with Al Passem.. This crop of his two year olds seem to hold some xfactor so i will be very interested how the go as three year olds because most of  the breed prefer the 1600 to 2000 metre distance, where they can bowl along out in front and use their tenacious fight, to hold off challenges just like Al Passem did today. In the fourth we saw Waterloo Sunset,the Fastnet Rock filly out of a Zabeel mare dead heat with Plenty to Like. I do think there is more in store for her over a little more ground maybe. 
        Al Maher by Danehill out of Dancing Show 
        Dancing Show produced 11 foals before she past they included the two group winners and good stallions Umatilla and Hurricane Sky but her most important faol was the dam of Redoutes Choice her name Shanthas Choice. 
        •      Special Notes for the day! Learnt something new about the Snitzel breed. They are barrier rogues the filly Snitty Kitty was almost scratched due to breaking through the barriers but still almost got the job done. She was just caught near the post by Merriest  The Darren Weir trained ,True Kisses another of the breeds barrier rogues finally got out of the gates at Warracknabeel on Saturday scoring her maiden win. She's a talented filly but had to be scratched twice over recent weeks refusing to load in the stalls. High Chapparals definately need the bigger tracks. 
        •      The last race of the day at Caulfield was named after Greg Miles who called his last race after career of 37 years . A champion becomes a legend, its a blitz, its a Winx blitz and the call of Lonhro's Australian cup win will go down as classics. Greg said, that the horse that gave him his most fondest racing memories was a horse called Campaign King . He said when his wife and him were saving for a deposit for a home they had managed to scrape together 4000 dollars but needed around triple that amount so he ask his wife if she was willing to put the 4000 on the King at 2/1 . A nod in the affirmative saw 4 become 12 and they had their house but not before a very nervous call, as he won by a narrow margin. I just thought this was an interesting little tale and I myself have vivid memories of Campaign King and his enormous will to win.

        Flashback to  Campaign Kings 
        George Ryder Stakes win 1987


        Sunday, April 9, 2017

        Horse Racing Randwick Sydney Championships Day 2

            Fastnet Rock and his sons had a stellar weekend on Australian racetracks but the biggest shining star of them all, was a mare, who was foaled on the 11th September 2011. The pairing of Vegas Showgirl and Street Cry produced a legend by the name of Winx. She was the big draw card at Randwick on saturday and never let the crowd of 27000 down as she cruised to her 17th straight win in the group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes. This gave her a 12th group 1. Her old sparring mate Hartnell, finished a gallant second as he tried putting it to Winx rounding the turn. Hartnell's trainer, John Oshea, has revealed their strategy for Hartnell later this year, is to avoid Winx,at all cost during the spring carnival. Connections are considering a Hong Kong trip in November and hopefully he might be able to pick up another group one. Winx is now heading to the spelling paddock. An interesting study was taken out during the week to see why Winx is so fast and it revealed her stride is the key, it becomes shorter but more frequent, when she lets down.
              Next up was the Sydney Cup and after the elation of a breathtaking win of Winx all patrons on course were left stunned, when Almoonquith broke down passing the winning post the first time and Who Shot the Barman couldnt avoid the broken down stayer and crashed over him. Both Jockeys were a bit shaken but Almoonquith had to be put down. Just shows, how the racing game can change in an instant. It was just one of those freak things as the horses had only travelled about 600 metres into the race and were at a leisurely pace when the incident occurred. The stewards had to make a swift decision and rightfully, called the race off for safety reasons as they couldnt remove the fallen horse .

        Winx Queen Elizabeth Stakes 

            The Australian Oaks was won by the New Zealand filly Bonneval and dominant win it was.The Makfi filly is out of the Zabeel mare Imposingly . Her rider, Hugh Bowman gave the mare a big wrap early in the week after a track gallop . Stating she is very impressive and will be hard to beat on saturday. The Murray Baker trained galloper finished very strongly down the middle of the track like most of them did on saturday and looks a future star in the spring.

              In the Percy Sykes Stakes we saw the two Fastnet Rock fillies rise to the top of the prize pudding with the unbeaten Shoals and Formality ridden by Craig Williams battling out the finish. Craig was quizzed by the stewards over not using the whip on Formality. His explaination was she was doing her best under hands and heels riding and if the whip was used it may have been detrimental. Big tick for Craigs riding here . I would have to agree on seeing the footage. Shoals is out of a Hussonet broodmare from that great Shanthas Choice family. Regally bred ! 
              Derryn backed up after last weeks performance against the mighty Chautauqua, to win the Arrowfield Sprint. Derryn is by Hinchinbrook. A Fastnet Rock stallion standing at Yarraman Park Stud , Scone. Hinchinbrook is from that awesome Snippets Lass family. The mum of the brilliant sprinter and stallion Snitzel. Later in the day we saw another of Fastnets stallion sons produce the winner of the Group 1 Queen of the Turf with that genuine filly Foxplay or mini Winx as the Waller camp call her. She is by Foxwedge who stands at Newgate Farm .


            Interstate racing we saw the Goodwood Prelude at Morphetville , which was won by Fastnet Latina. He kept his unbeaten Australian record intact, since arriving from the states, making it four from four. His trainer Archie Alexander is planning one more start this preparation for the Fastnet Rock four year old before putting him away until the spring. After being foaled in Ireland he was purchased by USA interests and raced there before breaking down with a tendon injury. He was bought and transported for treatment in Australia for his injury and now a promising career looks possible for the colt. Desert Lashes a Reward For Effort filly won the SA Oaks prelude race. While in Melbourne a big effort from Ken's Dream gave him victory in the Selangor Turf Club Stakes at Caulfield. After missing the start the Weir trained , Yendal ridden horse weaved his way through traffic to score right on the line ! 
        Fastnet Rock beats Alinghi in the Lightning Stakes 

        International News  
        • Rapper Dragon by the Street Cry stallion, Street Boss won the Group one Chairmans Trophy in Hong Kong . While Mr Stunning won the group one Sprint Cup. Mr Stunning is by Exceed and Excel .  
        • Aintree the Grand National was won by the Scottish horse One For Arthur and for the fifth year in a row the race ended with no equine mortalities. 
        • While in Chantilly France saw the Redoutes Choice colt Good Luck give the stallion his first Northern Hemisphere Group 3 success. 

        Street Boss stands at Darley