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It’s approaching Sunday 13 October in the Czech Republic and 21 runners will be facing the starter in the world famous 129th Velka Pardubicka Steeplechase.

The might of Arrowfield Stud has again made its presence felt at Royal Randwick with Castelvecchio poised to take out the Gr1 $1m Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes over 2000m.

Houtzen may create Australian racing history in winning the Prix de l’Abbaye Longchamp Longines at ParisLongchamp, but Enable will definitely create international history in winning her third Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

It’s the Sydney Spring Racing and the Everest Carnival with the $500,000 Gr1 Darley Flight Stakes of 1600m for 3yo fillies at set-weights taking pride of place on TAB Epsom Day at Royal Randwick.

Now branded a ‘stallion making’ race the $1m Gr1 Golden Rose Stakes of 1400m has 11 of its 16 race winners retiring with healthy stud fees.

In a determined bid to reduce equine fatalities the Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association have engaged Dr Andy Belfiore as Project Manager for the Mid-Atlantic Strategic Plan to Reduce Equine Fatalities.

David Merrick of Widden Stud is this year’s recipient of the Thoroughbred Excellence award for the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards due to his ‘unparalleled experience, unique skills and an unquestionable willingness to share these skills.’

Can Enable become the ‘world’s mightiest racehorse’ in taking out a third Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe over 2400m on the first Sunday in October?

With Aquis making their mark on the race track and the sales ring it is the Japanese import and duel Group 1 Weight-For-Age winner Brave Smash who is lifting Aquis Farm Hunter Valley to a higher level this season.

In opening the breeding season for Widden Stud, Antony Thompson quoted his father Bim and grandfather Frank Thompson in saying ‘stand the best by the best,’ that reinforced ‘our focus on what serves us so well – pure Australian speed.’

As Twin Hills says Denman is your man if you are looking for those must-have qualities of speed and durability.

In retiring to his birthplace at Arrowfield Stud, The Autumn Sun is described as ‘the spectacular star of his generation, the best colt by super-sire Redoubt’s Choice, and a five-time Group 1 winner.’

The inaugural Former Jockeys Reunion will be conducted at Royal Randwick this Saturday 3 August commencing at 12noon in the Old Jockeys Room

The Randwick Guineas winner Kementari retires to stud at Kelvinside, to stand beside his sire Lonhro as the ‘dominant three-year-old of his generation.’

“It is an honour to stand two US Triple Crown winners in the Hunter Valley. Justify, the only Triple Crown winner ever to retire unbeaten, will stand alongside American Pharoah, who has already enjoyed an excellent start with his first 2yo’s in Europe and America.”

“It is so pleasing to see so many young people with a passion for the thoroughbred industry wanting to improve their skills and apply for the scholarships,”

The second intake of 30 students for the Explorer Cadetship Program in stud and stable management closes on Monday 8 July with the course commencing on Thursday 8 August.

What a season I Am Invincible is having! Champion Australian Sire of 2YOs without having a winner of the Golden Slipper, Blue Diamond Stakes or Magic Millions 2YO Classic, and no 2yo Group 1 winners.

It’s European Classic time and the French say the Prix de Diane Longines is elegant and excellent, even chic. A highlight of the Parisian summer!

“Breeders have been losing million of dollars annually for far too long, from not knowing the Foetal Sex that their mares are carrying”

Trainer Gary Portelli is hoping a patient ride on Spaceboy can help the youngster replicate his recent barrier trial success.

The winners keep coming for All Too Hard with his South African juvenile Frosted Gold on track to be Champion 2YO following victory in the SA Nursery

Its Kentucky Derby time, and all eyes will be on the 4/1 favourite Omaha Beach in emulating that ‘equihero’ Smarty Jones, having also won the Arkansas Derby and the Rebel Stakes en-route to this 145th Run For The Roses.

The MATCH Series, the US Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championship for 2019, is off and running with Laurel Park premiering the 20-race series at their Spring Stakes Spectacular.

Randwick Best Bets – Saturday 20th April, 2019 Track: Good (4). Weather: Fine Today’s best bet is Into the Abyss (Randwick Race 4, No. 4). Currently showing $3.20. Randwick Quaddie selections …

Randwick Best Bets – Saturday 13th April, 2019 Track: Soft (5). Weather: Fine Today’s best bet is Classique Legend in the Arrowfield 3Yo Sprint (Randwick Race 5, No. 7). Currently …

Entries for the Schweppes Sydney Cup have risen by 25% over the last three years,” says James Ross, ATC General Manager of Racing, Wagering and International

Will Redoute’s Choice produce another The Autumn Sun at this year’s Easter Sale?

Trainer Phillip Stokes has scratched one of his Caulfield entrants but still has two strong chances at the meeting.