Yarradale Stud farewells War Chant (USA)

It is with great sadness that Yarradale Stud said goodbye to War Chant (USA) on Thursday.  The 27-year-old stallion succumbed to the infirmities of old age at the Gidgegannup nursery that he had called home for over a decade.

Super start by Hanoi Miss

Hanoi Miss sustained a sprint the length of the straight to win at the first time of asking in the GWN7 Maiden (1300m) at Pinjarra last Thursday.

Vinery’s Zoustar colt destined for Hong Kong

China Horse Club topped Vinery Stud’s Day 1 draft at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale with a $500,000 Written Tycoon colt and Hong Kong trainer Dougie Whyte topped its Day 2 consignment with a Zoustar colt that made $725,000.

Patrizzi wins with All That Jazz

Jazz Affair continued her consistent form to bring up a double for leading breeder Tony Patrizzi in the Sportsbet Hcp (1250m) at Morphettville on Saturday.

Premium sisters strike for Triscari

Serpentine trainer Tony Triscari has a 71% strike-rate with full-sisters Premium Girl and Profit Pocket winning five races so far this year.

Star Power in Express Lane

The more they win the better the price is a saying as old as racing itself and it fitted Star Power to a tee when she was gunning for hat-trick at Ascot last Wednesday.

Vinery colt in Fast Lane with China Horse Club

Vinery Stud’s Inglis Easter Yearling Sale draft received the best possible start when a Written Tycoon half-brother to Champion Australian Sprinter Santa Ana Lane made $500,000 on Sunday.

Fighting filly makes it Personal for All Too Hard

Vinery Stud can be confident the careers of 3yo close relations Wizards and First Person will continue to climb following promising wins at the provincials in the week just gone.

Stylish addition to Playing God Platoon

Playing God added another top prospect to his 3yo division when Stylish Lord bolted in by more than three lengths in the Quayclean Hcp (1400m) at Ascot on Wednesday.

Ole Kirks catalogued for Easter Sale

Inspections at Riverside Stables for the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale were in full swing on Wednesday and Thursday morning ahead of wet-weather forecasts for Sydney later this week.

Geisel Park star flying with Fernie

Geisel Park giant-killer Laced Up Heels returned to winning form with a vengeance in the Mrs Mac’s Hcp (1200m) at Ascot on Easter Saturday.

Crippalenko makes a mark for Maschino

Boyanup owner-trainer Greg Beauglehole was confident Crippalenko could break his maiden in the Westspeed Platinum (1000m) on Saturday and the Maschino gelding answered in the affirmative albeit with the help of a dream run along the rails.

More black-type Pure Bliss for Star Turn

Pure Bliss ticked off her maiden at Oakbank on Saturday and trainer Will Clarken is already talking about a black-type assignment for the daughter of Vinery Stud sire Star Turn.

Snow Prince in charge for Safeguard

Snow Prince completed a winning week for his sire Safeguard and Mogumber Park with a late charge in the Unite Resourcing Hcp (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday.

Dream Queen wins WA Oaks

Awesome Rock sired Awesome John to win last year’s G2 WA Derby (2400m) and he doubled up in the fillies equivalent when Own The Queen claimed the G2 WA Oaks (2400m) on Saturday.

Bendigo Golden Mile goal for Arran Bay

Consistent All Too Hard galloper Arran Bay will be given a golden opportunity to make the grade in Stakes company following his latest victory at Flemington on Easter Saturday.

Dogs are barking Bondi

Lynward Park’s in-form stallion Bondi sired three Ascot winners over the Easter long-weekend and it was hard to go past Centre Bond as the TBWA Winner of the Week.

A-Team in tandem for Amelia Park

Amelia Park is homing in on a feature double at Ascot this month with Buckets Ridge in the G2 WA Derby (2400m) on April 13 and star mare Amelia’s Jewel in the $5 million The Quokka (1200m) on April 20.

Star Turn mare responds for Schiller

Star Turn mare Everyone’s A Star consolidated her last-start win at Randwick with another progressive victory under Tyler Schiller at the Kensington circuit on Wednesday.

Macciateau faces big test in Melvista

Macciateau continues a classic campaign that goes up several notches in the LR Melvista Stakes (2200m) at Ascot on Friday.

Holy reward in Pinjarra Cup on Sunday

Holy Enchantment had been knocking on the door for a feature win since his 3yo days and his connections were finally rewarded in the LR Pinjarra Cup (2300m) on Sunday.

War Chant sires 46th Stakes-winner

War Chant (USA) warhorse Mood Swings took a while to win at black-type level but it was worth the wait for trainer George Dupre and owner Barry Evans.

Sir Dreamalot reigns Supreme at Ascot

Westbury Park stallion A Lot (USA) sired his first black-type winner with Sir Dreamalot who came off an eye-catching Bunbury maiden victory to land the LR Supremacy Stakes (1000m) at Ascot on Saturday.

Pearce Racing a rising Influence in Perth

Dawson Stud-bred graduate Influencing is progressing at a rapid rate for Pearce Racing and he ticked another box when completing four wins in a row at Ascot on Saturday.

Vinery Zoustar graduate Grows Yulong Empire

Yulong Investments principal Yuesheng Zhang blew the buying bench to bit and pieces when he bought 17 yearlings for $9.28million during Day 1 of last year’s Inglis Easter Yearling Sale.


The stars aligned for All Woke when she carried So You Think’s silks to a first-up victory in the Stonehaven Wines Hcp (1050m) at Morphettville on Saturday.

Another Bondi winner with a Future

Lynward Park Stud completed a running double with Bondi’s Future and Simply Thinkin’ at Belmont on Wednesday and the Adam Durrant-trained 3yo stablemates won’t be long graduating from the midweeks.

Vinnie filly a record buy for Ridgeport

WA buyers have purchased 27 yearlings at the Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale this week for an overall spend of $1,021,500.

Darling View dilemma with Dalkeith

Darling View Thoroughbreds director Clive Atwell would have been well pleased when Geisel Park announced Winning Rupert had been signed to stand in Western Australia.

Vinery’s Easter Quartets by Ole Kirk and Zoustar

Vinery’s consignment of 19 lots to the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale next month includes four lots from the first crop of Ole Kirk and another four by Champion sire Zoustar.

Playing God sires 17th Stakes-Winner

Darling View Thoroughbreds Champion Playing God sired his 17th individual black-type winner when Lord Vampi scored a commanding victory in the Listed J C Roberts Stakes (1800m) at Ascot on Saturday.

Leading Man wins in Hong Kong

Gingerbread Man gelding Ima Single Man has broken a runs of outs in Hong Kong with an adventurous all-the-way victory in the Heung Yee Kuk Cup (1200m) at Sha Tin.

Dublin Down Flies Vinery Flag in Golden Slipper

Exceedance colt Dublin Down claimed his second Group 3 win this season with a dominant front-running display in the ATC Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill on Saturday.