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Justify
Justify, winning the Kentucky Derby. Justify (Scat Daddy-Stage Magic, by Ghostzapper) is the only member of a unique club. An unbeaten Triple Crown winner. To put this in some context, the American Triple Crown consists of three races; the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. The Belmont Stakes was first run in 1867,…
Brett Cavanough
[Published Bluebloods Jan/Feb 2021]   Since the advent of political correctness about 50 years ago much of the western world’s population seems to have been sapped of individual personality. This is particularly evident in the thoroughbred industry, which has been littered with characters through much of its 200 year-plus history in Australia. But one man who…
Record breaking First Crop
[Published Bluebloods Jan/Feb 2021]   One of the undoubted highlights of last season in Europe was the performance of first-crop sire Mehmas, who ended the year with no fewer than a record-smashing 56 winning two-year-olds.  TO put that achievement into perspective, the previous record holder, Darley’s Iffraaj, amassed 38 in his first season over ten years ago.…
Steve Brown
[Published Bluebloods Nov/Dec 2020] Since the reign of King Charles II and the acknowledged birth of modern racing circa 370 years ago, the number of truly innovative changes to our sport can, arguably, be counted on one hand. History will judge if micro-ownership will be added to that list and if it can, then MiRunners and…
Border Bounty Family
[Published Bluebloods Nov/Dec 2020]  As one might expect there are relative few examples of horses bred in Denmark exerting an influence on international racing. There are, however, some notable exceptions. One from the latter part of the last century, the mare Rossard, was not only bred in Denmark, but was by a Danish stallion (Glacial, a son…
Savabeel
[Published Bluebloods Nov/Dec 2020] One of the finest representatives of the Sir Tristram sire line via that legendary stallion’s outstanding son Zabeel, Waikato Stud’s 19-year-old Savabeel continues to shine with seven different horses winning stakes races in the first half of the season. Savabeel’s excellent start to 2019/20 was heralded by a barnstorming Rowley Mile-Listed, 1600m victory…
Battle of the Sexes
[Published Bluebloods Sept/Oct 2020] GENETIC COMPATIBILITY BREEDING the thoroughbred racehorse remains an inexact science, despite interesting genetic research by professional companies. Simon Marsh, general manager of Watership Down Stud since 1992 for Lord and Lady Webber, stated in an interview: “If you have the greatest stallion in the world and the best mare in the world, there’s…
Henry Dwyer
[Published Bluebloods July/August 2020]    After a humble beginning as a trainer seven years ago Henry Dwyer has developed quite a reputation for providing his owners with the most enjoyable and successful racing experience possible. The standard he has achieved is demonstrated by the tangible assets he has been able to build. With stabling at Caulfield, where…
Silverdale is Hiring a Farm Hand
Silverdale Farm, located in the Southern Highlands, is currently seeking an experienced Farm Hand to join their diverse team in growing what will be Best Standard in the equine racing & breeding industry. This is a significant opportunity to contribute to an innovative and rapidly expanding business who prioritises the professional development of their team. Applicants…

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