• NEW APPROACH X TWO UNDER PAR COLT

    This 2YO colt is currently in pre-training and will head into Mick Price's stable very soon to resume his 2nd preparation. Mick really likes this colt and is eager to get him into his stables. Limited shares available. Get in quick!

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  • NOT A SINGLE DOUBT x NEGOTIATE Filly

    It has been a successful week for Blueblood Thoroughbreds coming home with a cracking filly by champion sire, Not A Single Doubt, to be trained by Mick Price. Check out our syndication page for further details.

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  • Justiceforall wins for BlueBlood

    Justiceforall kicked off his first up run with a win at Wangaratta yesterday in race 3, an 1170m maiden with Linda Meech on-board.

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  • BLUEBLOOD'S TRAINER MICK PRICE WINS GROUP 1

    Mick Price trained the 1st and 3rd place in the Group 1 Moir Stakes held at Moonee Valley. An Amazing training effort with Samaready showing her rivals that she is really back. Come racing with one Australia's best in Mick Price.

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  • Encostanati wins for Blueblood!

    Encostanati has come a long way in such a short time with his new trainer Bjorn Baker and his first two runs to date have been very promising.

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  • Horse Ownership

    Get involved with the colour and excitement of racehorse ownership. For as little as approx. $45 per week in up keep, you could be involved with the Sport of Kings.

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  • Le Mans Black Type Performance

    Le Mans did his owner’s and BlueBlood Thoroughbreds proud when he contested the Gothic Stakes at Listed level today on Caulfield Cup day.

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  • Blueblood has 3 winners in a week

    It has been a very successful week for Blueblood Thoroughbreds across the country, with 3 out of our last four runners winning and the other coming second.

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Lankan Rupee’s world ranking set to rise

RACING Victoria chief handicapper Greg Carpenter is pushing for Lankan Rupee world rating to be lifted following his decisive win in last Saturday’s T.J. Smith Stakes.

Carpenter, a committee member of the World Thoroughbred Rankings, said he would be submitting Lankan Rupee at a 123 rating on the back of his latest Group 1 victory.

Lankan Rupee took a mark of 121 with his Newmarket Handicap win last month, but Carpenter said the Mick Price-trained gelding had risen to a new level.

Carpenter said the winning margin – two lengths – over Buffering, Rebel Dane and Galaxy winner Tiger Tees warranted his…

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First Winner for Wanted

It’s been a long time coming, but Group I VRC Newmarket Handicap winner Wanted has at last posted his first winner with Rough Justice saluting on debut at Terang on Sunday.

A homebred for Contract Racing, Rough Justice is prepared by Matt Ellerton and Simon Zahra and looked a promising type when coasting home to win by more than a length over 1000 metres.
A half-brother to Group III winner Big Chill and stakes-winner Utah Saints, Rough Justice is the seventh winner from terrific producer Hard Rider, a stakes-placed daughter of Maroof (USA).
Wanted has had just eight runners to date with…

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Derby Contender for New Approach

The Group I VRC Victoria Derby might have come too soon for promising young stayer Gamblin’ Guru, but the Group I SAJC Derby looms large on his horizon following a tenacious win in the Listed SAJC Port Adelaide Guineas at Morphettville on Saturday.
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Gamblin’ Guru as a yearling

A $70,000 Magic Millions Adelaide purchase from the draft of Mill Park, Gamblin’ Guru won the Listed Geelong Classic in the spring before being sent for a spell and hit top form in the 1800 metre contest to win by…

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Mick Price SuperStar

Mick Price’s superstar gelding added to his Oakleigh Plate and Newmarket Handicap with a slashing all-the-way win in the wet, finishing two lengths clear of Rebel Dane and Buffering.

And jockey Craig Newitt believes the horse was now capable of similar performances anywhere around the globe.

“He’s scary, I truly believe he can go anywhere around the world now and be dominant,” Newitt said.

“He wasn’t all that comfortable in the ground today, once he flew the gates I just let him tow me as long as he could. He was getting a little bit leg weary on the line but he had…

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Mick Price With Another Impressive 2 YO

Sebring colt Pressing has scored an impressive debut win in the two-year-old event at Caulfield today.

Trained on the track by Mick Price, and ridden to victory by Daniel Moor, the colt settled rearward, as he had in his jumpouts, but finished quickly over the final 100m to score.

Sporting the colours of Anthony Mithen’s Rosemont Stud, Pressing ($12) ran the 1200m out strongly and finished over the top of the two key players in the betting, Petrology and Armada.

A $100,000 purchase from last year’s Inglis Easter Yearling Sales, Pressing is from the family of stakes-winning sprinters Cargo Cult, Happy Giggle,…

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Price concerned about draw and track

MICK Price can’t fault Lankan Rupee, but also can’t hide his concerns about the draw and the track conditions that will prevail for the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes.

Price described as “excellent” the condition of Lankan Rupee, who goes into the $2.5 million race on the back of five successive wins, including the past two at Group 1 level.

What is troubling Price is that Lankan Rupee, rated overnight by the World Thoroughbred Rankings committee as the best sprinter in the world, has never raced on a genuinely heavy track.

And, Price is also worried about how the track will race…

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Justiceforall Back at Caulfield

Consistent galloper Justiceforall returns for it’s racehorse syndicate to Caulfield tomorrow for another crack at stakes level in the Listed Eastern Bridge Galilee Series Final (2400m). He is currently $40 fixed with the TAB but is a much better chance than that price suggests.

He is one of only 2 horses in the field of 14 that have proven form over 2400m, running 3rd in the Adrian Ledger Memorial Hcp (2400m) last start at Albury against the older horses. Tomorrow he is back to his own age group under handicap conditions and he comes in very nicely…

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BlueBlood’s Sydney Trainer Gerald Ryan’s wins The Schweppervescence

BlueBlood’s Sydney Trainer  Gerald Ryan rates Bachman a potential Caulfield Guineas contender after the youngster’s impressive win at Rosehill Gardens.

Bachman came from well back early with a powerful surge to take out the Group 3 $150,000 The Schweppervescence (1400m).

“I’ve been telling Damion (Flower, owner) for ages now this is a very good colt,’’ Ryan said.

“I didn’t think he would win at less than 1400m but he was able to win over 1300m last start and he continues to improve.

“He’s going to make a very good ‘miler’ next season — he’s a Caulfield Guineas horse.’’

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Nathan Berry dies: acute form of epilepsy claims top jockey

The racing community is in mourning following the death of jockey Nathan Berry, aged 23.

He died on Thursday after collapsing at trackworhttp://images.smh.com.au/2014/04/01/5313684/1396331771988.jpg-620×349.jpgk in Singapore on March 18.

He suffered a series of seizures before he was placed in an induced coma last week. Doctors diagnosed Berry with Norse syndrome, an acute form of epilepsy.

Berry returned to Sydney from Singapore, where he was in the early stages of a four-month riding contract, aboard a specially-arranged flight on Thursday morning and was immediately admitted to a Sydney hospital.

He married his wife Whitney, daughter of fellow jockey Glyn Schofield, on February 2, a…

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Blueblood’s 2yo Success

Blueblood Thoroughbreds’ statistics speak for themselves when it comes to getting 2yo runners to the track. The average percentage of two year old runners each year is generally less than 20% for that season’s crop, but Blueblood however has already syndicated 3 current two year old runners this season from 7 yearlings purchased in 2013.

That’s a substantial 42%, which is well above the industry standard. To add even further to that, we are very confident that statistic will increase to 4 or even 5 over the next few months, potentially taking that percentage to a whopping 71%!

It is a…

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She’s Now Single Debuts in Town

She’s Now Single (Not A Single Doubt x Amatista f.) has had two impressive trials this preparation showing a lot of competitiveness. The filly won her first trial and finished a close 2nd in her latest trial with Trent Germaine riding. Germaine said that he felt the filly had “more up her sleeve to offer”. She ran good ground and Mick Price has entered the filly in her debut race tomorrow at Moonee Valley over 1000m. He feels that this is a good option for the filly and that she will continually improve.

The Friends of Epworth (1000m) is race number 1 at 12:30pm…

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JFA – Just For Adrian

Today marks a very important day in the racing calendar for the Ledger family, who remember a loved one lost 9 years ago. Jockey Adrian Ledger, son of John and Keri, tragically lost his life after a race fall at Corowa aboard Daring Movement in the NMIT Maiden Handicap in 2005. Adrian, who was 25 at the time, was a more than capable jockey who was best known for his partnership with Brave Chief with whom he won 7 races including the Group 2 Sandown Classic in Australasian record time for 2400m.

Each year on this day the Albury Racing…

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Cornrow sole Slipper runner for Price

Mick Price’s Golden Slipper contenders have shrunk to Cornrow alone after yesterday’s Todman and Reisling Stakes at Rosehill.

Price said Cornrow, a luckless third behind Ghibellines in the Todman, would progress to the $3.5 million Slipper with Damien Oliver taking the ride.

“He should have finished a bit closer,” Price said.

Racing NSW stewards reported that Cornrow was held up in the straight.

Jabali started second favourite in the Todman, but faded to finish 10th while stablemate Eqdaam finished last.

“Jabali raced like a horse that has had enough and is more than likely to go to the paddock, so too Eqdaam,” Price…

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If the Slipper fits: Price dares to dream with juveniles

Melbourne trainer Mick Price takes four two-year-olds to Rosehill on  Saturday, none of them have won a race but they have earned close to $400,000  between them and have Golden Slipper dreams.

Colts Jabali and Cornrow filled the placings in the Blue Diamond behind  Earthquake and have enough prize money to be safely in the Golden Slipper before  the Todman Stakes.

“They got earthquaked last time and it’s not a problem they have to worry  about this time around,” Price said. “It doesn’t look to be as tough a race as  the Diamond was on Saturday.

“They might not have won a…

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Melbourne Syndication Day This Sunday

The Melbourne Syndication Open Day is on this Sunday, 23 March at 285 Oaklands Road, Oaklands Junction and BlueBlood Thoroughbreds are parading two fillies by boom sires Not A Single Doubt and Wanted. These fillies will be trained by trainer of the moment Mick Price.

The full catalogue can be viewed on the Inglis website. Hard copy catalogues will be available on the day.

Watch the yearlings parade in the Oaklands Sale Ring, and then inspect your favourites while you ask the trainers and syndicators all the questions you need to make your selection.

Gates will open from 10:30am with lucky door prizes,…

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Price’s Colt Sold to Eliza Park

Eliza Park International has purchased a majority shareholding in exciting 2YO colt, Jabali, a son of champion sire Exceed and Excel.

Due to line up in Saturday’s Group II ATC Todman Stakes at Rosehill, Jabali will carry the Eliza Park International colours for the first time as he takes on the best juvenile males in the traditional leadup to the Golden Slipper.
A $220,000 Ingls Premier purchase for his trainer Mick Price from the Kornong Stud draft, Jabali appears to be cherry ripe for the Todman following a highly impressive trial win at Randwick on Monday, in the fastest time of…

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Price’s Golden Slipper team looks at Royal Randwick

Mick Price’s Golden Slipper ‘team’ got its first look at a right-handed track when all four members trialed at Royal Randwick this morning.

Blue Diamond Stakes runner-up Jabali and third-placed Cornrow both trialed well there this morning, with Jabali proving too good for a John Sargent-trained unraced colt called Commissar.

Cornrow ran third in the same trial and Eqdaam wasn’t too far away behind him.

All three will start in Saturday’s $300,000 Todman Stakes (1200m) as their final lead-up to the $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes at Rosehill Gardens, on April 5.

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BBT Trainer Mick Price’s multi-pronged Slipper attack

Blue Blood’s Trainer Mick Price will launch a multi-pronged attack on Saturday’s Todman Stakes at Rosehill as the battle for spots in the Golden Slipper intensifies.

Price will start Blue Diamond placegetters Jabali and Cornrow as well as Eqdaam in the $300,000 Todman (1200m) while he will also run More Radiant in the $300,000 Reisling Stakes (1200m) on the same program.

All four juveniles arrived in Sydney last Friday and will trial at Randwick on Monday.

Jabali and Cornrow, by virtue of their Diamond placings, are assured of a start in the Slipper, but More Radiant and Eqdaam…

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Villa Does It for Not A Single Doubt

Yesterday at Randwick it was Not A Single Doubt’s turn to step into the Autumn limelight.

His 3YO daughter Villa Verde (Pictured: The grey filly Villa Verde swoops late to add Saturday’s ATC Challenge S. G2 at Randwick to her two juvenile stakes victories) could not have been more impressive as she stormed to victory in the $400,000 ATC Challenge S. 1000m G2, defeating the favourite and last year’s race winner, the ever-courageous Snitzerland (by Snitzel) and Famous Seamus in 57.30.

It was Villa Verde’s first start from the stable of Anthony Cummings, following a recommendation by previous trainer Shaun Dwyer that…

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BlueBlood Horses On The Go

Lonnero:

On the 5th of March, Lonnero (Lonhro x Danzotto g.) ran in the Big Sports Breakfast HCP at 3:05pm at Canterbury Park. The gelding drew a good barrier 2 in the 1250m race and travelled nicely until the final 600m mark when both Lonnero and rider Jim Cassidy lost momentum on the second  half of the field.

We would have liked to see Lonnero relax a bit more by sitting back 4th or 5th instead of being taken on from the outside by another horse. The gelding finished 5th on the finish line and will run again tomorrow at Kembla Grange in the KPMG & DAPTO Centredown Pharmacy 3YO Maiden Plate (1400m) at 5:35pm.

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Racing chiefs promise fewer meetings but more races

Racing Victoria chiefs are hoping fewer race meetings add up to more wagering  as they announced plans on Wednesday to trim the fixture list but boost the  number of events at each meeting. They also want to cut down on the ”dead time” between races to give punters  and fans who go to the track a more dynamic experience on course. RV chiefs plan to cut the number of race meetings staged in the 2014-15  season (which begins on August 1) by 13, to 555. There will also be a fresh venue in action as the new Pakenham track…

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BlueBlood Trainer wins 2nd Group 1 with Lankan Rupee

BLUEBLOOD THOROUGHBREDS TRAINER MICK PRICE WINS HIS SECOND GROUP1 IN AS MANY WEEKS.

MICK Price echoed the sentiments for many after Chad Schofield provided him with a dominant Newmarket Handicap win today with sprinting star Lankan Rupee.

Price was effusive in his praise for the 20-year-old Schofield after he had guided Lankan Rupee to a two and a quarter length win in the $1 million Group 1.

“This kid rides beyond his years,” Price said.

“I said ‘don’t be too scientific’ and Craig Newitt helped with the riding instructions, but he rode him perfectly.

“I told him the horse needs a good pair of…

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Friendly rivalry of trainers Peter Moody and Mick Price to get serious in Newmarket Handicap

PETER Moody and Mick Price ( Pictured: Trainer Mick Price after the barrier draw for the Blue Diamond Stakes) work side by side at Caulfield, as well as being Belgrave South neighbours, but their friendly rivalry gets serious in Saturday’s $1 million Newmarket Handicap at Flemington.

The pair have pitted their skills against each other since Moody arrived full-time at The Heath in 2002.

While Moody has won four consecutive Victorian trainers’ premierships and trained horses such as Black Caviar and Typhoon Tracy, Price has never been far behind him with a succession of Group 1 gallopers such…

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BLUEBLOOD'S TRAINER MICK PRICE WINS GROUP 1
Mick Price trained the 1st and 3rd place in the Group 1 Moir Stakes held at Moonee Valley. An Amazing training effort with Samaready showing her rivals that she is really back. Come racing with one Australia's best in Mick Price.
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Newitt confident with Samaready

Craig Newitt rates Samaready alongside former star sprinter Miss Andretti and is confident the mare can win him his third Newmarket Handicap.

There is much more than loyalty behind Craig Newitt’s commitment to gun mare Samaready in the Group One Newmarket Handicap.

The jockey is convinced he is on the horse to beat.

Newitt is chasing his third Newmarket win at Flemington on Saturday and has an insight into two of his main rivals having won Group One races on the three favourites.

He has been on Samaready in all her starts and is also the regular partner of stablemate and Newmarket favourite…

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Blueblood has 3 winners in a week
It has been a very successful week for Blueblood Thoroughbreds across the country, with 3 out of our last four runners winning and the other coming second.
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Inglis Syndication Days – BlueBlood To Showcase Both States

The Inglis Syndication Open Days, in Sydney & Melbourne, gives buyers a smorgasbord of choice as 22 syndicator’s parade yearlings with shares available including yearlings by the same sires as Snitzerland, It’s A Dundeel, Earthquake, Appearance & Law and many more of Australia’s best. BlueBlood Thoroughbreds 2014 yearlings will be paraded in both states.

Sydney – Sunday 16 March at Newmarket – 1 Young Street, Randwick NSW 2031
Melbourne – Sunday 23March at Oaklands – 285 Oaklands Road, Oaklands Junction, VIC 3063

These freeevents for the whole family will showcase over 50 yearlings all with shares starting from…

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BlueBlood Thoroughbreds hits a homerun!

The BlueBlood team has four runners over this weekend at Kembla Grange and Wangaratta. We wish all connected with these runners the very best luck.

LONNERO

Lonnero showed a solid start to his career on the 15th of February at Kembla Grange where he placed 2nd in a 1200m maiden.  Drawn from the widest barrier, Lonnero was caught wide for the first half of the run until apprentice rider John Kissick led him nicely down the straight to finish 2nd.

John Kissick commented “he gave me a good feel and I thought he was a very nice horse”.

Lonnero lines up…

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Lankan Rupee may bypass Newmarket Handicap and head to Sydney

The last thing trainer Mick Price expected after a successful day at  Caulfield on Saturday was a call from Racing NSW chairman John Messara.

Price said that on his way home from Caulfield he was ordering some takeaway  fish and chips and reflecting on the performance of his high-class sprinter  Lankan Rupee, who had easily won the   group 1 Oakleigh Plate.

On leaving Caulfield, the trainer was favouring a start in the $1 million  Newmarket Handicap in a fortnight for Lankan Rupee but after a phone discussion  outside his fish and chip shop he began to rethink the sprinter’s autumn  plans.

”I’m…

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Mick Price Wins Grp 1 Oakleigh Plate

Congratulations to BlueBlood Thoroughbreds trainer Mick Price in winning the Grp 1 Oakleigh Plate with Lankan Rupee. Mick also finished 2nd and 3rd in the Grp 1 Blue Diamond at Caulfield today.

You too could race a horse by Mick Price, one of the best trainers in the business. Plenty of opportunity to be entertained and meet Mick Price in person tomorrow (Sunday 23rd) at his Caulfield stables from 11am. There will be refreshments provided and face painting for the kids. Horses by New Approach, Not A Single Doubt and Wanted will be paraded.

Be a part of the winning team, hope to…

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God’s Miss well placed at Wodonga

God’s Miss has had a rocky career so far as time and time again she has had a few setbacks along the way, however earlier this month on the 7th of February this mare kicked off this preparation with a bang. The 4yo finished third by 0.3L at Tatura after showing a huge turn of foot making up 4 to 5 lengths in the final 150m of the home straight after being shuffled back to last at the start.

God’s Miss has been accepted to run tomorrow and show her competitiveness at Wodonga in the Sam Miranda F&M Maiden Plate…

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Justiceforall wins for BlueBlood
Justiceforall kicked off his first up run with a win at Wangaratta yesterday in race 3, an 1170m maiden with Linda Meech on-board.
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BlueBlood’s & Ledger’s Group 2 Hope!

BlueBlood Thoroughbreds and Ledger Racing make the trip to Caulfield for Blue Diamond day on Saturday with consistent up and coming galloper, JUSTICEFORALL (picture winning ). The son of NOT A SINGLE DOUBT, lines up in Race 4 on the card, being the 1800m $220,000 BMW Caulfield Autumn Classics. BlueBlood’s racing manager David Mourad believes that JUSTICEFORALL is a real live shot at winning the race at his first ever start in a group race.

The Ledger team has done a remarkable job with the galloper as he has had his problems before his racing career had even kicked off….

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Mick Price with Grp 1 Oakleigh Plate Favourite

The form lines of likely Oakleigh Plate favourite Lankan Rupee have been franked by Snitzerland  Lightning Stakes win but trainer Mick Price fears he may have missed an opportunity.

Lankan Rupee shoots for his first Group One in Saturday’s 1100m Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield having emerged as one of the most promising sprinters in Melbourne with stakes wins at his past three starts.

Snitzerland’s win in Saturday’s weight-for-age Lightning Stakes (1000m) confirmed the credentials of Lankan Rupee who beat the Gerald Ryan-trained mare in a Flemington sprint last spring.

“He’s flying,” Price said of Lankan Rupee.

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Mick Price’s Blue Diamond hopes run into a Group 1 field

CAULFIELD trainer Mick Price believes his colts Jabali and Cornrow are going so well they would be standout candidates to win Saturday’s Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes — in an average year.

But the man who guided Samaready to Diamond success two years ago accepts the colts face “a daunting task” in what he says is an exceptional two-year-old season.

“I think I have both colts spot on. But you come back to earth pretty quickly when you look at Earthquake, who had a dominant win (in the Prelude) and Rubick, who also was terrific and who worked…

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BlueBlood’s Trainer Wins Grp 1 with Snitzerland

BlueBlood Thoroughbreds’ new SYDNEY trainer GERALD RYAN won the Grp 1 Black Caviar Lightning (1000 metres) down the Flemington straight on  Saturday with SNITZERLAND.

Snitzerland’s jockey, Brenton Avdulla, said he had planned to take a sit  behind  fellow Sydney sprinter Bernabeu but Snitzerland had begun so well, he  ended up sitting on his outside up on the speed.

”As soon as she left the barriers she was right on song,  I couldn’t hold  her any slower for the first 400m and went across with ,”…

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Lonnero Debuts for BlueBlood

Lonnero (Lonhro x Danzotto g.) has been entered to run tomorrow at Kembla Grange in the Bellambi Point Maiden HCP (1200 m) at 1:15pm. He had some unfortunate luck drawing barrier 11 in a field of 11, with John Kissick to jump in the saddle.

Champion trainer Chris Waller states that in this start “it is likely that he will go back from that draw and ride him for luck”. Waller advises that Lonnero should “get in, get cover and make the job a bit easier for him”.

The gelding has had two trials leading up to this event, in the…

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MICK PRICE WINS RUBITON STAKES

As a son of champion sire Redoute’s Choice from Estelle Collection, a winner  of the group 3 Champagne Stakes at Moonee Valley and closely related to former  leading sire Grosvenor, a stud career for Lankan Rupee was once a strong  possibility given a big race win.

After an impressive victory in the group 2  Rubiton Stakes (1100 metres), a  group 1  win looms as a strong prospect but after being gelded before his  previous campaign, his future now lies on the racetrack.

”Last prep was his first as a gelding and he’s now big and strong and I  think he’s on…

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Berlutti set to run in the hottest 2YO race yet!

Berlutti is to have his second ever start at Caulfield in the Group 3 Sportingbet Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g) (1100m) race at 1:35pm. Berlutti has drawn wide in barrier 10 in a field of 16 with Brad Rawiller to jump in the saddle.

Mick Price has entered the colt into this race in attempt to gain a start in the Blue Diamond. However, tomorrow’s race will be tough assignment with stablemate Cornrow and runners Mohave, Chivalry, Nostradum and favourite Rubick in the race.

 “Berlutti is sound and fit and should be very competitive tomorrow” Mick Price commented.

Mick Price kick started the…

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Big Week Ahead for the BlueBlood Thoroughbred Team

To add to Berlutti running tomorrow at Caulfield, BlueBlood also has three other runners over the next few days.

God’s Miss (God’s Own x Pretentious Miss m.) will race today at 1:34pm in the 95 3SR FM Maiden Plate (1000m) at Tatura. God’s Miss has drawn well in barrier 4 with Brooke Sweeney to ride.

Chris Ledger states that he is happy with the horse and will “instruct Brooke to sit up behind the speed and hopefully get a nice split in the straight”.

Since God’s Miss has come back from her preparation she has shown a lot of improvement…

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Gerald Ryan and BlueBlood team up

Blueblood Thoroughbreds announces today the beginning of a new relationship with Gerald Ryan Racing. Trainer, Gerald Ryan is teaming up with Blueblood to train some of the yearlings purchased this year by Blueblood Thoroughbreds from his Rosehill stables.

The many horses currently trained for Blueblood Thoroughbreds will continue to receive proficient care and attention, from their respective trainer’s and they will continue to our wear the red and blue Blueblood colours.

Gerald Ryan was a former top jockey and has vast experience as a trainer preparing feature race winners throughout the country including the Group 1 winners such as Clangalang, Snitzel,…

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Not A Single Doubt Five 2YO Winners This Season

Arrowfield sires dominated today’s 2YO race at Kembla Grange, providing the first four runners past the post.

The two-length winner was the filly Ygritte (Snitzel-Deputy Lil by French Deputy), a $135,000 purchase by Kitchwin Hills from Arrowfield’s 2013 Inglis Classic Sale draft. She is raced by Carl Holt who has previously enjoyed success with another Snitzel filly, Zelsnitz, and is the 23rd Snitzel winner prepared by Gerald Ryan.

Runner-up was Singles Soiree, a colt by Not A Single Doubt from Belle Soiree (by Success Express), an Inglis Scone Sale graduate bought by trainer Terry Croft.

The trifecta was completed by the Manhattan…

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Price declares filly stakes class

IT’S extremely rare that Mick Price will tell an owner that he has a Group winner.

But, that is what Price told Vinery about their filly More Radiant, who today won a trial at Cranbourne.

Price said More Radiant had always displayed ability, but he doesn’t plan to continue her current preparation.

He said the filly will be sent to a water-walker for a freshen-up, before he devises plan for a shot at the Golden Slipper.

“It is very rare I tell owners they have a Group filly before she races, but I told Vinery they do have a Group filly,” Price said.

“I…

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New record price for Not A Single Doubt yearling

The positive chat about Arrowfield Stud’s Not A Single Doubt-Spontaneous colt at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale today turned into a $380,000 winning bid by the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

That’s a new all-time record price for a yearling by Not A Single Doubt, who posted his 21st career stakeswinner at the end of December. The colt is the third foal of Group 1 winner Spontaneous, a Chilean-bred daughter of champion sire Hussonet purchased by Arrowfield in 2008.

As reported by Darryl Sherer for Breednet, HKJC representative Mark Richards said of the colt, “He moves well, he’s an athlete, he’s…

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BERLUTTI… BLUE DIAMOND HOPE

Berlutti (Not A Single Doubt x Blahniks c.) is to saddle up for his debut start tomorrow in the Sportingbet Blue Diamond Preview (C&G) (1000m) at 4:10pm. The Listed race will take place at Caulfield and the colt has drawn barrier 8 in a field of 10 with Glen Boss to ride.

Renowned trainer Mick Price commented on the expectations of tomorrow’s race stating: “From the gate we expect Berlutti to stalk the speed and we don’t have to be up there blazing away early in the race at his first start”.

Berlutti worked well leading up to this race…

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Rocky III – Rock Temple’s 3rd Start

Rock Temple (Fastnet Rock x Tiny Temptress g.) lines up tonight for the 3rd start in his career at Canterbury Park in the Drummond Golf Plate (1250m) at 8:00pm. The start is race 3 of the evening and the gelding has drawn poorly in barrier 11 of 11.

The wide draw won’t make things easy for the gelding but he should have enough gate speed to cross over and hopefully jockey Glyn Schofield can get away with some easy sectionals up front. Champion trainer Chris Waller stated “If he begins well he will roll forward and sit up on pace…

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Justiceforall wins for BlueBlood
Justiceforall kicked off his first up run with a win at Wangaratta yesterday in race 3, an 1170m maiden with Linda Meech on-board.
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Justiceforall does BlueBlood proud!

Justiceforall kicked off his first up run with a win at Wangaratta yesterday in race 3, an 1170m maiden with Linda Meech on-board. It was great for our BlueBlood owners who have stuck solid with Justiceforall. We owe the win to the Ledger Racing team consisting of John, Chris and Brad.

Since purchasing Justiceforall as a yearling, he had some delinquent attitude issues, which BlueBlood refer to as our ADHD horse. But in saying that, well respected horseman, John Ledger, managed his issues and always says that the Justiceforall has a lot of ability and is just a very nice…

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Successful Magic Millions Sale

After weeks of preparation sorting through hundreds of pedigrees and inspections by our industries best selection team which dedicated their  tireless work, BlueBlood Thoroughbreds have concluded the annuals first sales trip to the Gold Coast with three outstanding yearlings.

We did not kick things off until Day 3 where we bought a lovely running filly by popular sire Wanted.  A Super Vobis yearling to be trained by Mick Price to add to our Melbourne Team. The second purchase came on Day 4, night session, where Mick Price purchased a filly by Not A Single Doubt on behalf of the BlueBlood…

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Second Magic Purchase For BlueBlood and Mick Price

BlueBlood Thoroughbreds has its second yearling purchase from Day 4 of the very bullish 2014 Magic Millions Yearling Sales.

The purchase is a filly by Not A Single Doubt and she has one of the best pedigrees in the stud book. The filly was personally bought by our trainer Mick Price for the BlueBlood Team and she can be explained in three words “what a cracker”. This Not A Single Doubt filly is from the well bred Red Ransom mare Negotiate. Our filly was bred by world recognised farm Arrowfield Stud. She is from the Denise Joy family and is closely…

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WANTED x FIRST LAND (NZ) FILLY – SYNDICATING SOON!

FASTNET ROCK BLOOD RUNS THROUGH HER VEINS

 

 EXCEPTIONAL VALUE…COME RACING WITH MICK PRICE!

Hand selected by Mick Price and one of Australia’s best bloodstock agents Tony ‘Tubba’ Williams.

A forward running type and a 3/4 sister to Family Crest (Fastnet Rock). Family Crest has won 4 times, including 2nd in the MRC Mannerism Stakes at Group 3 level.

This filly is from the family “True Devotion” who won the Group 1  Western Australian Oaks. She is also closely related to…

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Blueblood has 3 winners in a week
It has been a very successful week for Blueblood Thoroughbreds across the country, with 3 out of our last four runners winning and the other coming second.
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2 Runners for BlueBlood Thoroughbreds on Saturday

Black Revolver

Black Revolver (Lonhro x Involve g.) will line up tomorrow for his 4th start in his career in the Vinery Yearlings Handicap (1500m) BM 75 at 3:00pm. The race will take place at Rosehill Gardens and the gelding has drawn well in barrier 2 in a field of 11 with Blake Shinn again taking the ride.

Black Revolver has been working very well with champion trainer Chris Waller and the race seems to be perfectly suited to the horse. Waller’s pre-race comments were nothing short of confident when he stated “his work has been of a good standard, I…

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Millions decision on Nordic Empire next weekend

NORDIC Empire’s place in next month’s $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic will not be known until next weekend.

BlueBlood Thoroughbreds Trainer Mick Price said he would evaluate Nordic Empire, an $11 chance for the Gold Coast race on January 11, after he observes him later in the week.

Price described as a “pass” Nordic Empire’s third behind Invisible in the TAB IPad App Plate at Canterbury yesterday.

He said he if Nordic Empire comes through the run well in the next few days he would put him on a float to the Gold Coast.

“I’m going up to the Gold Coast later…

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Punters Rally For BERLUTTI

BlueBlood Thoroughbreds and Mick Price (pictured) have teamed up tomorrow at Moonee Valley with smart 2 year old first starter Berlutti.

Berlutti a colt by Arrowfield’s in form stallion Not A Single Doubt has surely a lot of supporters for his debut run even with the colt not been seen in any official trials. BlueBlood’s Racing Manager David Mourad has indicated that Berlutti does have his share of ability and the team would be setting him on a Blue Diamond course.

Berlutti has firmed from $9 to $4.60 with TAB since they first posted markets with the colt attracting bets of $500 at…

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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

The BlueBlood’s team wish all our valued Owners, Trainers , Followers and Suppliers a very MERRY Christmas and more importantly safe holidays.

We hope Santa brings you all racing joy and maybe even a winner or two.

 

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LOOKS LIKE A GOOD WEEKEND FOR THE BLUEBLOOD’S TEAM!

BLACK revolver to run at Kensington tomorrow

BLACK revolver to run at Kensington tomorrow Black Revolver, son of Lonhro, will line up tomorrow in his third start in town on the14th of December at Kensington in the 3YO BM 74 Australian Turf Club Handicap (1400) at 1:10pm. He has drawn well in barrier 1 in a field of 9 with Blake Shinn jumping in the saddle. Blake exclaimed how much he “liked Black Revolver” after riding him in a trial and is very keen to get back on board. Champion trainer Chris Waller said that “the horse has…

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Price is right as seatwarmer Dale Smith steps into the saddle

DALE Smith is not top dog rider for trainer Mick Price, but Price reckons Smith is one of his greatest assets.    “He’s been with me, what, 10 years or more?” Price said. “He fronts up every morning, he doesn’t complain, he’s super,.”

Smith, the seatwarmer, is occasionally tossed a juicy bone.

Usually consigned to the provincials, or elevated when Craig Newitt, Glen Boss or Damien Oliver is away or suspended, Smith won eight straight on Callanish last season.

He has also ridden Loveyamadly at nine of her 10 starts; 10 from 11 after they pair up again at Caulfield today.

“Nothing gives…

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Encostanati: A Step up in Class

Encostanati (Encosta De Lago x Cincinnati Gal g.) has stepped up into Saturday class racing where he will line up tomorrow in the 3YO BM 73 HQ of Insurance Handicap (1150m) at 2:37pm at Randwick, Kensington. He has drawn favourable in barrier 1 with Brenton Avdulla in the saddle.

Trainer, Bjorn Baker thinks it will be a good opportunity to run at Kensington and hopes that Encostanati “will be competitive on Saturday”.
The gelding has shown ability when he placed 3rd beaten by 2 lengths in his last start at Canterbury in the 3YO BM 70 Hcp (1100m). He was constantly…

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Women in the race for a $500,000 Magic Millions bonus

SOMETIMES it pays to be a woman in a man’s world.    The brainchild of Magic Millions co-owner Katie Page-Harvey to bring a woman’s touch to next month’s $2 million race on the Gold Coast has met with an unprecedented response.

The introduction of the world-first Magic Millions Racing Women’s Bonus of $500,000 has resulted in more than 100 all-women syndicates registering their two-year-old for the race.

There are now more than 600 women with the chance to watch their horse race for the rich bonus including two syndicates comprising 20 women each.

Ms Page-Harvey’s vision is to increase the profile of…

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Stratigraphy too strong in Wodonga Cup

Smart Mick Price-trained five-year-old Stratigraphy made the most of a canny Craig Newitt ride to notch his biggest win in Sunday’s $80,000 Telstra Business Centre Wodonga Gold Cup.

The son of Stratum was slow to begin from a wide barrier and Newitt settled 11th on the inside before picking his way through the field then unleashing a powerful finishing burst to claim the 1590-metre feature.

“He bombed the start, which ended up being a blessing because I was just able to find the fence straight away,” Newitt told TVN’s Sam Hyland.

“They went hard and I was able to just pick my…

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BLACK REVOLVER favourite at Kensington (Randwick)
BLACK REVOLVER (Lonhro x Involve) trained by Chris Waller has stepped up to Saturday racing where he will be running this Saturday in the Australian Turf Club Handicap (1300m) at Kensington (Randwick).

Black Revolver Favourite At Rosehill

BLACK REVOLVER (Lonhro x Involve) trained by Chris Waller has stepped up to Saturday racing where he will be running tomorrow in the Blackwoods Pacific Hoists Handicap (1300m) at Rosehill Gardens. He has drawn favourable in barrier 1 with Glyn Schofield in the saddle and he should make the most of the good draw and put him in a handy position.
The flashy son of Lonhro stormed through his first ever start at Canterbury Park on the 15th of November with a bang. The 3YO Maiden Plate over 1250m winner took a little bit of time to get into his…

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Busy Race Week Ahead for the BlueBlood Team

2 BlueBlood Horses to Run In Town!

BlueBlood Thoroughbreds have 2 runners nominated to run at Canterbury on Wednesday the 27th of November. Black Revolver (pictured above winning at Canterbury) trained by Chris Waller has been nominated to run again at Canterbury in the 1MW Handicap over 1250m but Chris Waller may instead decide to step him up to Saturday city grade for his next run. Chris Waller will weigh up his options and determine which race is best for Black Revolver closer to the date.

The son of LONHRO showed that he has a great turn of foot when he won at…

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BlueBlood & Waller Win in Town

BlueBlood Thoroughbreds and champion Sydney trainer Chris Waller last night showed that they are a combination to stand up and take notice with their second ever runner Black Revolver ( Pictured with Chris Waller when purchased by BlueBlood Thoroughbreds at 2012 Magic Million’s) cruised for a dominant win under lights at Canterbury yesterday with Nash Rawiller on board.

Black Revolver who is a striking near black son of champion racehorse and sire LONHRO was sent out at unbeatable odds at $1.80 and well and truly lived up to the punters expectations when winning hard held with 30m before the finish,…

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Dark Knight at Canterbury Park

Black Revolver, son of super sire Lonhro, will line up tomorrow night under the lights at Canterbury Park in the ONEMORENOMORE@VINERY PLATE (1250M) in his first race start for trainer Chris Waller and prominent syndicator Blueblood Thoroughbreds.

This will be Blueblood Thoroughbreds’ second only ever runner with Chris Waller and he may just be the first city winner for the partnership, which will hopefully be the first of many to come.

He has drawn well in barrier 1 and will have plenty of admirers with top jockey Nash Rawiller jumping in the saddle.

Black Revolver has had 2 trials leading into this…

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Richest Racing in Australia Coming to Sydney

Racing NSW and Australian Turf Club have today announced a momentous change to the Sydney autumn racing program, heralding a grand finale event towards the end of the Southern Hemisphere Thoroughbred racing season.

The Championships is an initiative of Racing NSW, to be hosted annually by the Australian Turf Club at Royal Randwick. The Championships, through the support of the NSW Government, is expected to attract horses, trainers and connections from across Australia and the world, providing a significant boost to the NSW economy.

The Championships will comprise ten ‘Championship’ races across two consecutive Saturdays beginning on Saturday April 12 and…

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Smart Not A Single Doubt 3YO

Not A Single Doubt (pictured) has several talented performers in Hong Kong and racing at Taupo turned up a likely addition to their ranks in the shape of Daft Punk – presumably named after the French electronic music duo.

The 3YO gelding ran third on debut at Taupo in September and returned there to score a comfortable all-the-way win against a field of progressive 3YOs and qualify himself for transfer to Hong Kong.

Bred by Swell Investments, Daft Punk (ex Marblue by Marscay) was a $50,000 purchase from the Bellerive Stud draft at the 2011 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale and is trained…

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Mick Price Wins On Oaks Day

MICK Price reckons he lost a stud horse but gained a racehorse when it was decided to geld the impeccably-bred but wayward Lankan Rupee.


Lankan Rupee, who nosed out star mare Snitzerland up the Flemington straight yesterday, would have been worth $10 million-plus had he harnessed his ability and won a Group 1 race as a colt.

Lankan Rupee is a son of $500 million sire Redoute’s Choice and the impeccably-bred Estelle Collection.

Price trained Estelle Collection and Lankan Rupee’s owner, Sri Lankan Muzaffir Ali Yaseen, owned and bred Redoute’s Choice.

“The owner has been with us for 20 years so…

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Denman’s Exciting Start Continues

With three winners from his first four starters it may be too early to call Denman is in Without Fear territory; suffice to say the handsome son of Lonhro has made an exceptional start to his stud career.

His latest winner came at Eagle Farm on Saturday when 2yo colt Pinch River shared the spoils with Our Rock O’Reilly (Murtajill).

Trained by Robert Heathcote, Pinch River was an $85,000 purchase by Paul Willets from the Musk Creek Farm consignment at the Magic Millions Yearling sale.

Bred by Peter Talty’s Millenium Thoroughbreds, Pinch River is the third foal of the winning Catbird mare…

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Miss Rose de Lago

Stakes Double for Encosta de Lago

Champion sire Encosta de Lago featured with a two state stakes double on Saturday, a Flemington success for Smokin’ Joey followed by a victory at Ascot in Perth for Miss Rose de Lago, who took out the Listed WATC Burgess Queen Stakes.

Trained by Simon Miller, Miss Rose de Lago led throughout to win the 1400 metre contest by a length at her fourth race start and has now won two of four with prizemoney in excess of $90,000.

A $210,000 Magic Millions purchase for Barry and Jan McRostie from the draft of Coolmore, Miss Rose de Lago is a flashy…

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Victorian Bred $4,000 Bargain Wins Derby

Darley three year-olds have been hard to beat in everything this season, but they bowed to the might of $4,000 saleyard gift Polanski in the Group I VRC Victoria Derby at Flemington on Saturday.

Impressive in winning the Listed VRC UCI Stakes and Group III MRC Norman Robinson Stakes at his two previous runs, the Robbie Laing trained Polanski carried that good form into the Blue Riband and emerged triumphant.

Ridden a confident race by Hugh Bowman, Polanski always travelled well and forged clear at the finish to take the 2500 metre staying test by more a dominant three lengths from…

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Price plans Makinnon blitzkrieg with boom German stayer Pakal

TRAINER Mick Price might be without stable star Samaready for the rest of the spring carnival but he could still snare two Group 1 winners at Flemington on Saturday.

Price has German import Pakal lining up in the $1 million Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) and the promising Lion Of Belfort in the $500,000 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m).

Both are impressive last-start winners being asked to make quantum leaps into racing’s top level – and Price believes each horse will be competitive.

Pakal has shown glimpses of real staying potential this preparation and could not have been more impressive winning the…

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Zabeel Mare Has Her Chance In Group 1

Roger James is happy to give Zonza her chance in the Group One Myer Classic at Flemington after a recommendation from jockey Damien Oliver.

Roger James is certain Zonza’s trackwork drubbing on Tuesday is not a reflection of her chances in the Group One Myer Classic.

Zonza was paired with Melbourne Cup-bound Silent Achiever on the course proper at Flemington and was left behind in the run to the line.

“If you saw her work early, she worked very upside down and wanted to do too much early (in the gallop),” James said.

But James came away from Thursday’s training session with renewed…

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Chris Waller hopes for Coolmore stepping stone to Ascot dream for $20m-rated Zoustar

CHAMPION trainer Chris Waller has declared super colt Zoustar Australian racing’s “next big thing”.

 The three-year-old will fill the void left by Black Caviar and Atlantic Jewel and justify his hype in Saturday’s Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington.
Waller is expecting offers up to $20 million after Zoustar dazzles Victorian punters on Australia’s biggest stage on Saturday, adding to his Group 1 Golden Rose and Group 2 Roman Consul at his past two Sydney starts.
Sydney’s leading trainer then wants to take on the world’s best at Royal Ascot in June — even if a potential $20 million…

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A Zabeel Double – It Must Be Spring!

It’s spring, and that means it’s the time when champion sire Zabeel’s progeny invariably prove their worth.

They were at it again over the weekend with Zabeel’s evergreen stayer Precedence leading the way with his second win in the G2 Moonee VaLley Cup, a victory that gives him a shot at contesting his fourth successive Melbourne Cup.

He probably needs a penalty for Saturday’s win to make the field, but if he does it will be no mean feat in the modern era after contesting the race three times for a ninth last year, 11th in 2011 and eighth in…

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Foreteller off to Cup

Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller said he had given up looking for reasons  not to run his import Foreteller in next week’s $6 million Melbourne Cup,  maintaining the horse’s time to compete in Australia’s most important handicap  had arrived.

”It was a cracking run on Saturday in the Cox Plate. OK, will he run a  genuine two miles is the question. Saintly went from a Cox Plate to winning a  Melbourne  Cup with a doubt on him staying.

”I know the horse was trained by a genius , but I am just  hoping Foreteller could do exactly what Saintly did…

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Le Mans Black Type Performance

Le Mans did his owner’s and BlueBlood Thoroughbreds proud when he contested the Gothic Stakes at Listed level today on Caulfield Cup day. The son of Sebring appreciated not wearing the blinkers and just got held up at a crucial time in the race to finish 2nd to a nice horse Hucklebuck.

Le Mans performance is something to be proud about as it’s the goal of all syndicators to have a well performing black type horse running on big race days like the Caulfield Cup in your stable.

Master trainer Mick Price will now train on with Le Mans and aim him to…

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Fiorente new favourite for Melbourne Cup

Fiorente has strengthend his grip on betting for the Melbourne Cup after finishing third in the Cox Plate.

Sportsbet.com.au trimmed his price from $7 to $5.50 favourite, leaving the Gai Waterhouse import as the only horse in single figures with Hawkspur and Dandino on the second line of betting at $10.

Fiorente’s effort in the Cox Plate was tremendous, rolling forward from the outside barrier (14) and managing to finish within a half length of Shamus Award, who carried 9.5kg less as a three-year-old under the weight-for-age system.

Puissance de Lune drifted from $10 to $21 in Melbourne Cup betting as a result of his…

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Not a Single Doubt Filly Opens Stakes Account

Unheralded Sydney filly Gypsy Diamond put the dagger into punters when she ran down hotpot Gregers in Friday’s Group II Jeep Don’t Hold Back Fillies Classic (1600m) at Moonee Valley.

Chad Schofield had no hesitation in sending Gregers to the front and James McDonald was content to sit behind on Gypsy Diamond.

McDonald peeled off the back of the odd-on favourite coming around the turn and proved too strong over the final stages to win by a long-neck with a further four lengths back to Lady Taita in third.

It was just the second win for Gypsy Diamond who debuted with a…

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Price’s Samaready smashed in betting for Manikato

Punters are all over Mick Price’s Samaready for tomorrow night’s Group 1 $1 million Sportingbet Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley.

The brilliant mare has been $2.80 into $2.65 in the past two days.

“She has been smashed by punters.

“It’s a great race with plenty of top sprinters but Samaready is the only one they want,” Sportingbet’s Michael Felgate said.

“No doubt she’s the one to beat, but if the rain keeps coming she could be vulnerable.

“The only time she has missed a place was on a wet track.”

Hong Kong champion Lucky Nine has been friendless, easing from $5 out to $6.

“He…

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Smart mare Samaready not quite ready for Hong Kong Sprint

TRAINER Mick Price has dismissed a Hong Kong International Sprint start for Samaready even if she completes the Moonee Valley Group 1 spring carnival sprint double tomorrow night.


Samaready, a runaway winner of the Moir Stakes last start, is a dominant $2.70 favourite for the $1 million Manikato Stakes (1200m).

But Price said he plans to give Samaready only one more race this spring before concentrating on an autumn sprint campaign.

“She is likely to run in the Patinack Farm Classic at Flemington next,” Price said. “She will either run there or go out.

“It was never the intention to give…

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Be involved in a thirlling experience!

LE MANS (Sebring x Amouage gelding) has drawn barrier 2 of 10 tomorrow in the Listed Gothic Stakes 1400m race 2 at Caulfield, jumping at 12:50pm with Craig Newitt to ride on what is one of the biggest days in our racing calendar, BMW Caulfield Cup Day. The competitive gelding has had 5 starts this season and has been very consistent in all of his runs to date, never failing to create excitement.

Thoroughbred racing is an adrenaline pumping, pulse quickening sport unlike any other. Racehorse ownership gets you involved in one of the most thrilling experiences.  The excitement of…

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Group Three Win For Zabeel’s Zonza

As a daughter of the champion broodmare sire Zabeel, the consistent Zonza had one thing missing on her CV, a stakes victory that would make her a valuable broodmare prospect.

With four wins and six seconds from 12 starts the Roger James-trained mare deserved a stakes win, which came on Wednesday with a game performance under Damien Oliver in the Group III Snowhite Maintenance Classic (1600m) at Caulfield.

James brought Zonza to Sydney for stakes races at the back end of the autumn carnival. She boiled over in the saddling paddock before the Listed Rowley Mile at Hawkesbury before…

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Long John bound for the Cox Plate

CAULFIELD Guineas winner Long John will run in the Cox Plate.

Sheikh Mohammed this afternoon approved a recommendation from trainer Peter Snowden and Darley’s Australian Managing Director Henry Plumptre that Long John should run in the Cox Plate.

Snowden and Plumptre presented a report for the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, who owns the worldwide Darley operation, on the spring plans for Long John and Complacent.

As well as Long John continuing his exciting spring, Spring Champion winner Complacent will head towards the Victoria Derby.

And, Kerrin McEvoy, who partnered Long John in his Guineas victory, would be able to get…

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No break for top man Waller

HOW does premier trainer Chris Waller celebrate another winning carnival treble, including the Group 1 Epsom Handicap with Boban?    He gets up in the middle of the night and goes online to purchase a tried horse for 200,000 euros from the Arc sale in France.

If anybody was entitled to a decent sleep-in yesterday, it was Waller after a jam-packed week that featured two flights to Melbourne – where he visited his horses and attended the Horse of the Year awards – and three race meetings.

But after watching Boban win the feature at Randwick, as well as freakish colt…

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Not A Single Doubt Posts his 18th Individual Stakeswinner

Brilliant young sire Not A Single Doubt posted his 18th individual stakeswinner when Risen From Doubt bolted home in Australia’s first juvenile stakes race of the season, the VRC Maribyrnong Trial S. 1000m LR.

The compact bay colt started favourite on the strength of two Adelaide trial wins and did not let punters down, winning by 2.5 lengths in 57.78 seconds, with Jabali and Boomwaa in the placings.

In the same hour, another Not A Single Doubt 2YO, the filly Totally Sure, was second in Brisbane, beaten a nose.

Risen From Doubt was bred by Dean Fleming from the unraced mare Coconut Mamma (by Fantastic Light),…

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Touched Wins Again For The BlueBlood’s Team

Touched By Magic wins again for the Blueblood Thoroughbreds team at Echuca on the 8th October in the 1print.com.au Handicap over 1200m. It was a big effort from both horse and Jockey to win after Touched By Magic only jumped away fairly from barrier 1.

Darren Gauci showed plenty of strength to get her going early and she mustered up good speed to find the lead, doing plenty of work in doing so too.

The 5yo mare by Magic Albert continued to run on strong in the straight with The Gouch pushing her out all the way to the line where…

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NOT A SINGLE DOUBT FILLY ON OFFER...sire of BLUE DIAMOND WINNER, MIRACLES OF LIFE. 
Mick comments, "I liked her from the start. The perfect filly of the sire. I think she ticks every box for a 2YO, 1st dam, 2nd dam and 3rd dam, ALL 2YO's in there. I look forward to seeing her in my stables. She is a RIPPER!!!"
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Not A Single dominate Sydney 2YO feature fields

If anyone had to pick which stallion would have the most runners in Sydney’s first 2YO stakes races of the season, Arrowfield’s Not A Single Doubt would be at short odds. (Mick Price with BlueBlood’s Not A Single Doubt Filly pictured)

After all, he was a precocious pre-Christmas 2YO stakeswinner himself and his career total of 17 stakeswinners already includes seven successful as juveniles.

And sure enough, he has four acceptors tomorrow: the colts Arcadian, Lord Beckworth and Sure And Fast in the NSW Breeders’ Plate LR, and the filly Undoubted Pleasure, third emergency in the Gimcrack S. LR.

They are from…

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Back To Where It All Began

Le Mans finally returns to Flemington where his racing career first sprouted, when he ran 4th in the Listed Festival Stakes over 1000m earlier this year on the 2nd of March. It is his first race back at Stakes level since then and he looks to have a sense of timing about him heading into tomorrow’s race.

Blueblood Thoroughbreds handsome son of Sebring lines up in race 3 tomorrow at Flemington in the Listed Yellowglen Vintage Stakes over 1410m at 1:05pm. The gelding has come through his grades well and has earned another shot at stakes level after placing at…

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Royal mare spearheads Waller’s stellar team

Bookmakers might have Hawkspur and Royal Descent at the top of Caulfield Cup  markets but Saturday’s Turnbull Stakes could be the defining run of their  spring.

Chris Waller’s two classic winners have barely put a step wrong since  beginning their new campaigns, but this day at Flemington was always a crucial  lead-up. ”We have   been happy with both of them, so we  would stop, in terms of the Caulfield Cup,” Waller said. ”This race brings  together a lot of different form lines and will give everyone a good indication  where they are.”

Royal Descent climbs to 2000 metres…

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Master Trainer Mick Price Has Sama Ready

Hugely talented sprinter Samaready exploded back to her best at Group 1 level in Melbourne on Friday night, highlighting a bumper weekend for Inglis graduates at stakes level. (Samaready Pictured)

Five Inglis graduates were successful at stakes level in Australian over the last three days; Samaready,Rain Drum,Mourinho,Sharnee Roseand Crafty Cruiser.

Samaready ($150,000 2011 Easter, 4m More Than Ready-Samar) was having just her second start since an extended injury forced layoff, but showed she was back to her explosive best when romping away to a stunning four length victory in the Group 1 MVRC Moir Stakes over 1200m on Friday…

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BlueBlood’s Trainer Mick Price Wins Group 1

BLUEBLOOD THOUROUGHBREDS TRAINER MICK PRICE and Blue Diamond winner Samaready dealt perennial Group 1 bridesmaid Buffering another heartache when she raced away with tonight’s Group 1 Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley.

Samaready collected her second Group 1 more than 17 months after she claimed her first and overcome a series of setbacks.

And, in winning the Moir, Samaready relegated Buffering to his 10th Group 1 placing.

Trainer Mick Price praised Vinery Stud for allowing him the time to get Samaready fit and healthy and ready for the rigors of racing again.

Price said Peter Orton, manager of Vinery Stud, did a splendid job of…

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Zabeel Trying to Sire Another Oaks

Last year when nominations were released for the Group I VRC Oaks we took a look at them from a pedigree perspective and the story proved quite prophetic as the spring unfolded with the winner and runner-up both highlighted, so we decided to roll the dice again.
Click here to see last year’s Oaks Dreamers. Guelph (pictured)

The list of VRC Oaks entries this year includes 51 fillies highlighted by early division leaders Guelph and Gregers, who are by Exceed and Excel and Commands respectively.
Exceed and Excel rarely sires a horse that wins beyond a mile, but Guelph has already…

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Blue-Bloods Fire at 2YO Trials

The most expensive colt and filly competing at the official two year-old trials in Sydney on Monday both emerged as winners.(Pictured)Wandjina as a yearling

Some 12 heats were run over 850 metres at Randwick with the Gai Waterhouse trained colt Wandjina, looking like a natural racehorse after turning in a thoroughly professional performance.
A $1million Inglis Easter purchase for James Harron Bloodstock from the draft of Arrowfield Stud, Wandjina led for Tommy Berry and kicked clear before being eased down to the line to win by a length and a quarter in 50.04 seconds.
The most expensive colt sired by…

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Miracles set to rock Valley

AS everyone catches their breath following the epic Underwood Stakes at Caulfield, Friday night’s Moonee Valley meeting will shape some South Australian spring hopes.

Blue Diamond winner Miracles Of Life will be trying to bounce back from a shock first-up defeat at the hands of Fast ‘N’ Rocking when she lines-up in the $150,000 Group 3 Champagne Stakes.
Trainer Daniel Clarken said all was well with the speedy filly who has the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington in her sights later in the spring.
“She’ll go to the 1200m for three-year-old fillies,” Clarken said.
“She had…

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BlueBlood’s with Victorian Derby Hope

BlueBlood’s  LE MANS (Sebring x Amouge 3 G) (pictured) was gallant in defeat today when he contested the INGLIS Bonus 1700m in town at Caulfield. After jumping well from barrier 2 he settled in the race and made his move around 500m out where he shot to the lead showing his superior turn of foot and hit the front where he looked like the winner 200m out. He just got tackled on the line and finished 0.3 lengths in 3rd spot.

Post race comments from Jockey Craig Newitt “Le Mans went super and would not surprise him if he ran a…

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Zabeel back on top of Australian Broodmare Sire Premiership

For the past two seasons straight Zabeel has been Australia’s Champion Broodmare Sire.  He’s quickly re-established his dominance this season and within the first month of the new term he’s back leading the Broodmare Sire Premiership in Australia.

According to figures supplied today by Arion Pedigrees (www.arion.co.nz), Zabeel is already the damsire of 26 individual winners in Australia this season.  The list includes Saturday’s runaway Memsie Stakes-Gr.1 winner Atlantic Jewel.

Another black type winner from a Zabeel mare in Australia so far this season is War, winner of the ATC Up and Coming Stakes-Gr.3.

Zabeel has also been Champion Broodmare Sire…

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Spring superstars to clash in Underwood Stakes

THIS could be the epic clash of the spring carnival — a showdown between Caulfield Cup fancy Jet Away, Cox Plate hot-shot Atlantic Jewel and Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune.

Throw in the reigning Melbourne Cup champ Green Moon and a host of well-credentialed Group winners and Saturday’s entry-free Group 1 Underwood Stakes over 1800m at Caulfield shapes as the clash of the titans.

Trainer David Hayes will kick start the campaign of his import Jet Away, while Darren Weir will give Puissance De Lune another crack at Group…

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BBT Open Day September 22nd

Blueblood Thoroughbreds will be holding their 3rd Open Day for 2013 at Mick Price’s stables in Caulfield this coming Sunday 22nd September from 11am to 1pm.

On parade are horses by sire of the moment NOT A SINGLE DOUBT and by Australasia’s No. 1 Broodmare Sire, ZABEEL.

Come racing with one of Australia’s leading syndicators. These horses will be trained by Mick Price out of his Group 1 winning Caulfield stables.

Special guest include Jason “RICHO” Richardson who will MC the event and hosted by one of Melbourne’s leading trainer, Mick Price!

The general public are welcome to attend. Light snack and refreshments…

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Le Bonsir takes performance to new level

Mick Price has no grandiose plans for Le Bonsir, winner of today’s Listed Drummond Golf Stakes at Moonee Valley.

 

Price quipped he thought he had done a great job getting Le Bonsir to win today’s listed race.

 

He noted that Le Bonsir, a winner of three of his five starts at Moonee Valley, took her performance to a new level.

 

“He was probably a little fitter today and they put the race on for him,” Price said.

 

“I thought he (Michael Walker) rode him well and he just scoots around here. It was fantastic result for a horse of his calibre.”

 

Le Bonsir, a…

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Zabeel Mare Produces Next Black Caviar

The Group II MVRC Stocks Stakes at Moonee Valley on Saturday proved little more than a track gallop for superstar Fastnet Rock mare Atlantic Jewel.

Sent out at Black Caviar odds against a field of moderate mares, the Mark Kavanagh trained Atlantic Jewel never put a foot wrong in travelling sweetly for Michael Rodd just off the pace before bounding away at the top of the straight.
With little more than a shake of the reins from Rodd, Atlantic Jewel coasted home to win the 1600 metre feature by two and a half lengths with ears pricked, just as her…

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CAULFIELD trainer Mick Price maybe saying bye to AJEEB

CAULFIELD trainer Mick Price is making drastic gear and tactical changes for his import Ajeeb’s final fling in Saturday’s Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes at Moonee Valley.    The four-year-old stallion is headed to quarantine after the 1600m event and travelling to Dubai where he will either race or go to stud for Sheik Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum.

Saturday’s Group 2 event will end the brief stay with Price, who has taken the son of Al Maher from a Seymour maiden in February to Group company.

“This will be his swan song for me. He’s a mature, professional racehorse, a bull,…

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Le Mans runs in town

Le Mans (g. Sebring) trained by Caulfield’s own Mick Price, has been accepted to run at Moonee Valley this Saturday 14th September in race 2 and if the gelding performs Price has said he will be stepping Le Mans up in grade heading towards races in the spring like the Group 2 Bill Stutt Stakes and the top goal being the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas.

Mick also has Lannister in the same race as Le Mans this Saturday and he comments further, “Le Mans is probably the better horse. It depends on what wins and how they run, I’m guessing…

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It has been a very successful week for Blueblood Thoroughbreds across the country, with 3 out of our last four runners winning and the other coming second.
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Blueblood has 3 winners in a week!

It has been a very successful week for Blueblood Thoroughbreds across the country, with 3 out of our last four runners winning and the other coming second.

Up in New South Wales on the 25th of August, Encostanati didn’t disappoint when he was strongly fancied by the punters to win a 1000m maiden at Gosford and he did so in good fashion.

South of the border on the same day, we had Excessive Speed surprise us all when he finally broke through to win a maiden in his 15th start over 1400m at Wangaratta, while Justiceforall did extremely well to run…

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PRICE HAS FOX ON THE RUN

What we’ve seen so far from this five-year-old gelding trained by master trainer Mick Price is that he keeps improving with each preparation and judging by his first-up third over 1200 metres at Caulfield he has really developed and is ready for his best campaign yet. Last time in work Dany The Fox stepped up to win the Kilmore Cup and finished an unlucky second in the Pakenham Cup. He still looked like a big awkward kid but the Dany The Fox we saw last preparation wouldn’t have been able to sprint home like he did at Caulfield, coming…

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Waller Liked What He Has Seen!

BlueBlood’s Lonnero (Lonhro x Danzotto 3G) has arrived at Chris Waller’s stable yesterday ready and strong to start his next preparation. There has always been a big opinion on Lonnero (pictured with Jimmy Cassidy) from the start when he was broken in as a yearling and that opinion did not stop when he finally hit the pre trainers.

Chris Waller commented “ He is a typical Lonhro, he has come in, in good shape. I plan to have him trialling on the 17th of September. He has had two gallops over the past week, quickening up over the last 200m and I’ve liked what…

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BlueBlood’s Mares win Jump Outs

BlueBlood’s progressive sprinter, Touched By Magic (pictured top) had a jump out on Tuesday at Wodonga and she jumped well and went straight to the front to lead all the way and win her heat in a field of 6 horses.

Chris Ledger was at the trials and was happy with her which suggests she did everything right. She pulled up well after the run and John Ledger her trainer has decided to send her to Bendigo on the 8th for her first up download run this preparation.

Our stable then produced another jump…

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LE MANS… Caulfield Guineas is alive and well!

Le Mans has returned to racing for the BlueBlood Thoroughbreds team  just as good as we hoped he would after pulling up with chips in his knee after his first run ever in the Listed Festival Stakes (1000m) at Flemington back in March earlier this year. He stormed home late in his first up run at Geelong Synthetic in a 1300m Maiden to finish 3rd beaten only 2 lengths after racing very greenly and blinkers were recommended for him.

Le Mans started as favourite in his latest race at Ballarat and he ran up to expectation in charging home from…

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Le Mans Flys Flag For Sebring and BlueBlood

Golden Slipper winner Sebring has started the season with a bang, his winning run continuing on Sunday at Ballarat where he sired the first two winners on the program.

First to salute was the Dan O’Sullivan trained filly Dynamic Balance, who relished the step out to 1500 metres, leading throughout and surging clear at the finish to win by a length and a half at her fourth start.

Dynamic Balance was a modest purchase for her trainer, snapped up for just $35,000 from the Evergreen Stud draft at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.
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Encostanati wins for Blueblood

Encostanati has come a long way in such a short time with his new trainer Bjorn Baker and his first two runs to date have been very promising. In his first ever race start at Newcastle on the 10th August in a 900m maiden, he showed plenty of pace to get to the front and cross over from the wide barrier. He bolted along at a very fast tempo which saw him two lengths ahead of the field only to be run down in the last 50m, beaten 1.5 lengths by smart galloper Open Book.

Encostanati took a great deal…

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EXCESSIVE SPEED HAS HIS FIRST WIN FOR BLUEBLOOD!

The son of champion sire Exceed And Excel, EXCESSIVE SPEED, wins his maiden showing all heart. Our beautiful chestnut gelding is trained by John and Chris Ledger. Congratulations to all our owners.

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Chris Waller lands Group 1 victory in Saturday’s $500,000 Sky Racing Tattersall’s Tiara

It was mission accomplished for the Chris Waller stable when Red Tracer finally landed an elusive Group 1 victory in Saturday’s $500,000 Sky Racing Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm.

Geoff and Mary Grimish’s homebred 5yo mare relished the track conditions and despite racing three deep the trip, came with a barnstorming finish under Nash Rawiller to defeat the heavily backed favourite Streama (Stratum) by 2-1/4 lengths with Floria (Savabeel) a short-head back in third.

It was the ninth Group 1 victory of the season for Waller who is on the verge of breaking the number of metropolitan winners for a…

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Not a Single Doubt Colt Tops VOBIS Gold

The inaugural Inglis VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale got off to a successful start in Melbourne on Sunday, with 137 lots sold at Oaklands.

All yearlings purchased today were already paid up for Super VOBIS and eligible to enter the hugely lucrative VOBIS Gold scheme for a nomination fee of just $1,100 by 30 June.

“It was a very successful introduction to the new VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale, with an excellent buying bench bidding very competitively on the better quality yearlings offered” said Inglis Director Peter Heagney.

A 77% clearance rate was recorded on Day One of the new sale in Melbourne, with…

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Price filly bound for 1000 Guineas after Sandown win

Tweeley Assets have already had a great season having bred and raced Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes winner Miracles of Life and may well have another Group I contender on the rise after Tango’s Daughter confirmed her potential at Sandown on Wednesday.

Labelled a Breednet ‘One to Watch’ after winning impressively at her first run back from a spell at Geelong at the start of the month, the Mick Price trained Tango’s Daughter always looked the one to beat in this tougher assignment featuring a number of last start winners.

The daughter of champion sire Redoute’s Choice jumped fast and…

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Waller’s wider horizon

While leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller has only a modest base in Melbourne it would seem any presence in Victoria is a godsend considering the battering his home state has taken from torrential rain.

Waller has been impressed by the resilience of Melbourne’s metropolitan tracks.

Over the past fortnight New South Wales has lost both city and country meetings to the deluge.

This has resulted in Waller having up to 18 runners at Rosehill on Saturday. He will more than likely saddle up four favourites on the nine-event program.

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Expectant Chris Waller can see the finish line

HALLELUJAH – Chris Waller’s wait to break the Sydney trainers’ premiership record will finally end on Saturday. Waller was beginning to wonder if he would ever reach the all-time mark of 156 winners set by Tommy Smith and his daughter Gai Waterhouse.

He had been left stranded on 153.5 winners since last month.

But Clever Boy ended the stable’s run of 35 outs at Warwick Farm yesterday.

And when Another Lovechild saluted in the last race, Waller left the western Sydney circuit knowing he’d only need one more win to create history at Rosehill.

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All eyes on Waller in countdown to history

CHRIS Waller regards Said Com as the pick of his squad on what should be a record-breaking program at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.

After all, the leading trainer has six out of the eight early favourites on his home track, generally regarded as an advantage.

On 155½ winners in the Sydney metropolitan area and trailing the top figure, 156, held by Tommy Smith and his daughter Gai Waterhouse, Waller is running at a 19 per cent strike rate at Rosehill after 51 successes from 270 starts, and he prepared five winners there in May. He figures Rosehill is worth a “half-length”…

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Waller breaks Gai and TJ’s record

Chris Waller has broken the record for training the most winners in a Sydney season after Oompa Loompa won the Become An ATC Sponsor BM79 (1200 metres) at Rosehill on Saturday.

Waller entered the meeting needing one winner to go past the record of 156, which was shared by Gai Waterhouse and her father TJ Smith.

With an arsenal of 11 runners on the program, Waller wasted no time, breaking the record with his first starter of the afternoon.

Fighting back tears in the mounting yard after the race, Waller thanked his family and staff for their hard work and dedication that…

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Samaready returns today to Mick Price’s stables

BLUE Diamond winner Samaready returned today to Mick Price’s Caulfield stables.

Price said the filly, who hasn’t raced since the Quezette Stakes at Caulfield last August, had been in pre-training in New South Wales. Samaready, third behind Pierro in the Golden Slipper, missed the autumn with a muscle tear in her near hind leg between the sacroiliac joint and the groin. Price said Samaready would initially start off in mare’s races and progress depending on her form. “She has to come up as a four-year-old mare in the Stakes races, set weight and penalty races I guess,” Price said. “The…

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Leading trainer Chris Waller is happy and relaxed

SYDNEY’S all-conquering trainer Chris Waller was in a ”relaxed and happy mood” at Rosehill yesterday. Waller has every reason to feel this way after his record-breaking season continued when Relaxed And Happy won the Primo Smallgoods Handicap (1400m).
It brought the trainer’s winning total to 164.5 for the season, a record, and he then completed a treble with Berrimilla in the 2GB Handicap and Sacred Flyer in the Hungry Jack’s Handicap.

Waller still has three more meetings to improve that tally and set a benchmark that will stand the test of time.

Waller had been under intense scrutiny as his stable neared…

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Ajeeb does it tough to score at Caulfield

There was little finesse involved in talented colt Ajeeb’s narrow win in Saturday’s Cadell Food Service Handicap (1400m) at Caulfield.

Ajeeb had blitzed his rivals in three of his last four starts but the three-year-old had to fight all the way down the straight to preserve his unbeaten record this time in.

A bad beginning was the cause of Ajeeb’s fight as jockey Craig Newitt had to work him during the first 400 metres before he was able to settle the son of Al Maher in front.

Newitt was able to back the speed off for 400 metres midrace but decided to…

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Miracles of Life made several kinds of history

Not A Single Doubt’s, Miracles of Life won the MRC Blue Diamond S. G1 in February this year she made several kinds of history. (Mick Price Pictured with Bloodblood’s outstanding filly by Not A Single Doubt on offer)

She is the first Group 1 winner by Not A Single Doubt, bred and raced by Arrowfield, and now a rising star on the Stud’s stallion roster.

She is the second Blue Diamond winner for her owner-breeder Muzaffar Yaseen who won the race 14 years ago with Arrowfield’s champion sire, and paternal grand-sire of Miracles of Life, Redoute’s Choice.

The diminutive chestnut filly is…

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Going All The Way More Than Ready

Being crowned Champion Australian First Season Sire is often the first stepping stone on the path to greatness for a young sire, but few have succeeded on every single level as this stallion has.

Vinery Stud’s More Than Ready (USA) caught most people by surprise when he took the title in 2005 with 16 first crop Australian winners including six stakes-winners highlighted by Group I AJC Champagne Stakes winner Carry On Cutie.

As a dirt track sprinter from the Halo sireline, More Than Ready did not fit the accepted profile for success, but subsequent events have shown us he is one…

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Zabeel on track for another SYDNEY CUP

IMPORTED galloper Kelinni is favourite for the Sydney Cup but unlike many Australian staying races the colonial influence is strong. Evergreen stallion Zabeel is represented on Saturday by three runners – Maluckyday, Tremec and Macedonian – and a win would would give him his 43rd individual Group 1 winner, just two short of the Australasian record of his sire Sir Tristram.

A rising 27-year-old, Zabeel is still active in the breeding barn and will again serve a select band of brood mares in 2013 at New Zealand’s Cambridge Stud.

Today Kelinni is at $3.20 and Maluckyday at $4.40 with Tremec on…

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Vale Legal Sense

With the highs of racing also come the lows of racing and this week Blueblood Thoroughbreds were shocked with the news that one of our very own had passed away.

Although she may not have been a superstar on the track, it makes it no easier to have to say goodbye to a member of our family.

She died from a ruptured diaphragm in what the Veterinarian Graeme Blanch called a bit of a “freak thing” or “pretty unusual” probably only found in 1 of 1000 horses.

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She’s Back!

Diminutive filly Miracles of Life (daughter of Not A Single Doubt pictured) provided arguably the best moment in racing last season when she won the Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes for apprentice rider Lauren Stojakovic and unheralded trainer Daniel Clarken, leaving not a dry eye in the house.

Miracles of Life -Racenet’s Brad Waters reported earlier today on Racenet that she tuned up for spring at Morphettville on Monday morning with a brilliant barrier trial win, handling the slow conditions under foot with ease.

The baldy faced chestnut defeated four rivals by 6-1/2 lengths in a time of 60.74 seconds,…

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Miracles of Life targets big Spring Carnival

Not A Single Doubt’s BLUE Diamond winning daughter Miracles Of Life appears set for a big Spring Carnival campaign after an impressive trial victory at Morphettville. Having her first public appearance ahead of Melbourne return, Miracles Of Life and another promising three-year-old Eclair Big Nang strode together up front in the trial before Miracles Of Life’s raced away to win by six and a half lengths.

“She trialled beautifully,” trainer Daniel Clarken said following the trial.

The Marilyn Smith-trained Australia Day made good ground to claim second narrowly from Eclair Big Bang who is nominated for the Caulfield Guineas and Cox…

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Tale of two imports at Caulfield

There were differing fortunes for Mick Price’s two imported gallopers making their seasonal reappearance at Caulfield in Saturday’s $80,000 Legacy 2013 Badge Appeal Handicap (1600m).

Bit of Hell ($4) missed a place for the first time in his career, finishing last, while Pakal ($5.50) unleashed a devastating sprint in the straight to win by six lengths.

Early leader Alpha Proxima ($6) ran second with Brian’s Honour ($7.50) a further short head away in third.

“Both of them (Pakal and Bit of Hell) have had similar preps. The difference might have been that one is a gelding (Pakal) and the other is an…

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Waller to start soft, finish hard

If everything goes to plan for Chris Waller over the next two months, the champion Sydney trainer’s Flemington base will be overflowing with group 1 contenders, but Waller is cautious about showcasing his team early in Victoria if the tracks remain firm.

Wary of exposing his team to firm ground too early in their spring campaigns, Waller will keep an eye on the Melbourne forecast after an unseasonal good three-rated track at Caulfield last weekend to protect his top guns, including ATC Oaks winner Royal Descent.

”I don’t know what it is about Melbourne tracks but they seem to be a…

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Memsie shaping as race of the Spring

Next week’s Group 1 $350,000 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield is shaping as the early race of the Spring.

Touted as the return of super-mare Atlantic Jewel, as well as highly rated Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup hopefuls It’s A Dundeel and Fiorente, the Memsie Stakes looks like having it all.

Flemington trainer Mark Kavanagh is also likely to run Australian Cup winner Super Cool in the race.

With regular rider Michael Rodd required for Atlantic Jewel, Glen Boss has been booked to partner Super Cool.

Rodd rode Super Cool in a jump-out at Flemington this morning, but if Atlantic Jewel makes her…

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Your Song Arrives at Widden

The 2013 breeding season is fast approaching and our new recruit Your Song arrived safely at the farm yesterday completing what we believe is a stellar line up of stallions.
Your Song fits our proven profile for success perfectly. A dual city winning 2yo to dominant Group One winning 3yo against the WFA sprinters, he combines sizzling speed with jaw-dropping good looks.
Breeders have been quick to declare their support, so we urge you not to deliberate too long before booking to this brilliant new son of champion sire Fastnet Rock and he represents great value at $22,000.
Golden Slipper winner…

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Animal Kingdom heads to Royal Ascot

AUSTRALIAN superstar Black Caviar made a 16,000km roundtrip to light up last year’s Royal Ascot. Twelve months later, another long-distance traveller is coming to the prestigious English meeting to chase one more win. The American-trained Animal Kingdom, winner of the Kentucky Derby in 2011 and the $US10 million ($10.4 million) Dubai World Cup this year, is set to be retired to stud after running the Queen Anne Stakes tonight AEST.
Not since 1936 has a Kentucky Derby winner competed at Royal Ascot. On that occasion, 1935 Triple Crown winner Omaha finished second in the Gold Cup -…

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Chris Waller lands Group 1 victory in Saturday’s $500,000 Sky Racing Tattersall’s Tiara

It was mission accomplished for the Chris Waller stable when Red Tracer finally landed an elusive Group 1 victory in Saturday’s $500,000 Sky Racing Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm.
Geoff and Mary Grimish’s homebred 5yo mare relished the track conditions and despite racing three deep the trip, came with a barnstorming finish under Nash Rawiller to defeat the heavily backed favourite Streama (Stratum) by 2-1/4 lengths with Floria (Savabeel) a short-head back in third.
It was the ninth Group 1 victory of the season for Waller who is on the verge of breaking the number of metropolitan winners for a…

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Price filly bound for 1000 Guineas after Sandown win

Tweeley Assets have already had a great season having bred and raced Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes winner Miracles of Life and may well have another Group I contender on the rise after Tango’s Daughter confirmed her potential at Sandown on Wednesday.
Labelled a Breednet ‘One to Watch’ after winning impressively at her first run back from a spell at Geelong at the start of the month, the Mick Price trained Tango’s Daughter always looked the one to beat in this tougher assignment featuring a number of last start winners.
The daughter of champion sire Redoute’s…

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Waller poised for the record

Sydney training juggernaut Chris Waller is poised to break the metropolitan trainers’ winners tally for the season at Rosehill Gardens.

Waller has trained 153 ½ winners for the season, chasing down the record of 156, held equally by the legendary Tommy Smith and ironically, his daughter Gai Waterhouse.

He has an amazing 19 runners at tomorrow’s meeting including having up to six runners in a race.
Waller’s capacity to produce a city runner is another amazing statistic, as he has had 919 metropolitan runners this season.

Could anyone believe he is 78 ½ wins AHEAD of Gai Waterhouse in second place on the…

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Waller’s wider horizon

While leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller has only a modest base in Melbourne it would seem any presence in Victoria is a godsend considering the battering his home state has taken from torrential rain.
Waller has been impressed by the resilience of Melbourne’s metropolitan tracks.
Over the past fortnight New South Wales has lost both city and country meetings to the deluge.
This has resulted in Waller having up to 18 runners at Rosehill on Saturday. He will more than likely saddle up four favourites on the nine-event program.

He admits to having only half-filled his block of 10 boxes at Flemington,…

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