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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When 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. One of three runners in the race for John Thompson and with the unstoppable James McDonald in the saddle, More Prophets came with a barnstorming finish to defeat the 5yo Sebring […]

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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. Specked in betting, Flexible ($9) scored by a head from the $3.30 favourite Ayahuasca with Kiss And Cry ($16) a nose away […]

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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 […]

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