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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.

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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.

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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.

Colette winning the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes. Picture: Getty Images

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 the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m).

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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.

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.


Hallowed Crown has his first foals conceived at Twin Hills Stud being born this spring. 

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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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Smart Missile’s More Prophets Claims the Mona Lisa

The five-year-old Smart Missile mare More Prophets earned a valuable stakes success in Friday’s Wyong Leagues Club Group Listed Mona Lisa Stakes (1350m) at Wyong.

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Flexible shows strength first-up at Sandown

Stakes-placed last campaign, Flexible resuming on Wednesday to claim the IVE Print Handicap (1600m) under the guidance of Damien Oliver, providing the 11-time Scobie Breasley Medalist the second leg of a Sandown double.

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Royally Related Hallowed Crown Colt Opens Account at Sandown

While Godolphin did not see an immediate return on the $1,125,000 shelled out for the Group 1 winner Star Shiraz the 2007 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale, it is reaping the rewards from her daughter Retsina. At Sandown-Lakeside on Wednesday, Retsina’s 3yo Hallowed Crown colt Vilana improved from his career debut second at Bendigo to open his winning account in a head-bobbing finish in a 1200m maiden.

Vilana toughs it out (image Pat Scala/Racing Photos)

Taken to the front from an outside barrier by Damien Oliver, Vilana staged a 200m war with the heavily backed Redoute’s Choice gelding Negotiate.

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Ballistic Lover completes Pride double

Sydney trainer Joe Pride registered a two-state double with the stylish win of Ballistic Lover (4 m Smart Missile – She’s A Sweetheart by Show A Heart) in the Carlyon Stakes (Listed, 1200m) at Moonee Valley coming just over two hours after Private Eye (4 g Al Maher – Confidential Queen by Shamardal) landed the Show Country Quality (Gr 3, 1200m) at Randwick.

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