Cecelia O'Gorman

2022 Aushorse Investor’s Guide Launched Australia hosts some 72 races worth a million dollars or more, which is four times the number of races of the same value across the whole of Europe and the UK. Prizemoney across the board in Australia has also surged by 82% in the past decade. These statistics and more are included in the latest Read more… [ Read More ]
PRAYING FOR MAGIC IN TIME OF FIRES & LOCKDOWN Auctioneer Steve Davis getting to know some of the guests seeking shelter at the Magic Millions Perth complex.   There is no such thing as a straight forward thoroughbred sale: certainly not in the last 12 months. However, the 2021 Perth Magic Millions Yearling Sale – scheduled for Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th February – Read more… [ Read More ]
Aushorse Investors’ Guide 2021 launched Australia remains the leading place to race a horse in the world; a statement demonstrated by there being 52 races run this year worth A$1 million or more, compared to 29 in America and just seven across all of Europe. This is just one of many facts and statistics published in the 2021 Aushorse Investors’ Read more… [ Read More ]
Zhongli Aiming For First Hit In Victoria Derby Hit The Shot lines up in Saturday’s $2M Victoria Derby for Zhongli Thoroughbreds (Racing Photos)    Zhongli Thoroughbreds is among the more recent Asian investors in the Australian thoroughbred industry, but has a very good chance of winning the nation’s oldest ‘classic’ race – the $A2 million Victoria Derby at Flemington on Saturday. The Victoria Read more… [ Read More ]
Legend Continues In Hong Kong Classique Legend and jockey, Kerrin McEvoy, winning the 2020 Everest (Lisa Grimm)   For Classique Legend’s owner, Bon Ho, the decision to bring his $15 million The Everest winner to Hong Kong was a simple one. Having entered quarantine on Monday, the next stop for Classique Legend will be the HK$22 million (A$4 million) Hong Read more… [ Read More ]
Valuable Dame Ready To Take Flight? Dame Giselle wins the Group Two Darley Silver Shadow Stakes (Lisa Grimm Photography)   There was much to like about the performance of Dame Giselle in Saturday’s Group Two Darley Silver Shadow Stakes over 1200m at Royal Randwick. Leading throughout, the I Am Invincible filly dug deep over the final stages, notching up her third Read more… [ Read More ]
No Longer Dirty About Price Dirty Thoughts winning the Ladbrokes Switch Handicap at Moonee Valley (Natasha Morello / Racing Photos)   So You Think yearlings sold up to $360,000 at last year’s Inglis Melbourne Premier, but it’s probably fair to say that expectations of a similar result for the filly from Sheer Fantazee were considerably lower. The filly was only Read more… [ Read More ]
Beautiful Filly Too Nippy In Quezette Bella Nipotina wins the Group Three Probuild Quezette Stakes at Caulfield (Racing Photos)   You would be hard pressed to find any owner who would be happy to have their horse known as “Australia’s best maiden”. Not really something you want to be the best at. Yet, up until Saturday’s Group Three Beck Probuild Quezette Read more… [ Read More ]
5 In A Row … Bless Her! Bless Her wins the Neds Bet Back Handicap at Caulfield (Racing Photos)   There’s just something about little horses with big hearts. On Saturday at Caulfield – in the Neds Bet Back Handicap over 1100m – the Shea Eden trained, Bless Her won her fifth on the trot with a blistering display against a strong Read more… [ Read More ]
Rags To (Dane)Riches – It Rhymes For Joe Classy Joe wins the TAB Handicap at Morphettville (Atkins Photography)   There are a lot of reasons why we breed racehorses … the hardest part is finding out what rhymes. Take, for instance, the John Hickmott bred/trained/part-owned, Classy Joe, winner of Saturday’s TAB Handicap over 2006m at Morphettville. After a major setback as a 3YO, Read more… [ Read More ]
The Power of Passion