Jess Brien

Consolation for filly from a unique coupling

Encryption and Consolation (Medaglia D’Oro {USA}) were in training at Godolphin together when tragedy struck in a truck accident. Several years later, on the Saturday night session of the Magic Millions Sale, their filly was offered through the ring. The former Godolphin pair were stablemates heading for a spell in May 2018, and on the […]

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Plenty of interest shining through for Twin Hills

The draft of Twin Hills Stud had drawn plenty of interest by the eve of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale on Monday, with a colt and a filly from the first crop by Encryption, one of a handful of Southern Hemisphere-bred Kingman (GB) yearlings in the Sale and a filly by Hellbent raising […]

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Prime Candidate a New Stakes-Winner for Denman

Twin Hills Stud’s Denman added a new stakes-winner to his tally on Friday evening when spritely seven year-old gelding Prime Candidate scored a popular win in the Listed ATC Christmas Classic (1200m). Prepared by Bjorn Baker and ridden by Jason Collett, Prime Candidate led all the way and scored by a length and a quarter […]

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17th stakes winner for Denman

Always travelling well in the lead, Prime Candidate (Denman) was game easily holding off a late challenge from Special Reward (Demerit), making it a grandsons of Lonhro (Octagonal {NZ}) quinella. It was a deserved first stakes win for the tough gelding who had just been too keen in front at his previous outing. An eight-time […]

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Odyssey Moon 2YO fetches $200,000 at NZ Breeze Up Sale

Astute judges Hong Kong Bloodstock went to $200,000 to secure a son of Odyssey Moon at this week’s NZB Ready To Race Sale. The half-brother to G2 winner and recent G1 Turnbull Stakes placegetterChapada, the gelding out of Diamantina Dior breezed up impressively in a time of 11.27.    

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Another big payday for Colette

On the anniversary of her lucrative victory in last year’s $7.5 million Golden Eagle at Rosehill, quality Godolphin mare Colette (Hallowed Crown) delivered another big payday. Previously an Australian Oaks winner as a 3-year-old, Colette collected the second Group 1 victory of her career in Saturday’s $1 million TAB Empire Rose S. at Flemington. She also […]

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Empire Rose Stakes: Gun mare Colette combines with Damien Oliver to weave winning passage

Gun Godolphin mare Colette has added another big race to her resume after taking out the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes in conditions not usually made to suit her. Classy mare Colette proved she wasn’t just a wet-tracker as Damien Oliver waved his magic wand to produce a stunning winning ride for the ages in […]

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The $5million Mare Colette Captures the Tristarc Stakes

Switched back to the 1400m of the Group II Lexus Tristarc Stakes proved no problem for Godolphin’s top-class mare Colette after a foot abscess interrupted her Caulfield Cup preparation. With Damian Lane in the saddle, the 5yo daughter of Hallowed Crown came with a sweeping run down the centre of the track to defeat the 4yo […]

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Twin Hills Delighted with Hallowed Crown Foals

In 2014, it was Hallowed Crown who won the Group I ATC Golden Rose and he then went on to add the Group I ATC Randwick Guineas to his tally before retiring to stud at Darley, but a relocation to Twin Hills Stud last spring has produced some stunning foals that are delighting their breeders. […]

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Racing.com: Olly Tait

When Racing.com sat down with Olly to talk Peltzer, Smart Missile, Hallowed Crown, Tie The Knot, Spinning Hill and all things racing.

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