Introduction

A champion of the world, derby winners in South Africa, Hong Kong and New Zealand, and a Singapore sprinter who has won all there is to win - and all of them Australian.

Since 2003 Australian-bred horses have travelled to Royal Ascot, what their story here.

Horses like Able Friend, Wylie Hall, Luger, Mongolian Khan, Majmu, Alboran Sea and Ertijaal have all carried the letters “AUS” after their name and have all won Group One races internationally.

In some cases, like Wylie Hall and Majmu, they have raced their way to the top of the rankings in South Africa. And for Able Friend it wasn’t enough to be the best horse in Hong Kong - he went to the top of the world ratings.

In Singapore, meanwhile, the Australian three-year-old Super One has emerged as the best to be seen there in years.

During the first half of 2015 alone, Australian-bred exports won 19 locally classified and full international Group One races.

They are just the latest Australian horses to achieve international notoriety.

In the past dozen-or-so years there have been great sprinters who have travelled and won. And along with them the stallions who have shuttled and succeeded.

Choisir started a trend that continues, winning the two biggest sprints at Royal Ascot in 2003. Takeover Target followed him, winning at Royal Ascot as well as in Japan and Singapore and there was Scenic Blast, Miss Andretti, and Black Caviar.

The Victoria Derby and Caulifeld Cup winner Elvstroem won in Dubai on World Cup night, Starspangled Banner won two of England's biggest sprints and stayed there.

It’s nothing new.

Australia has been sending its best horses to the world since the 19th century.

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Australia has been sending its best horses to the world since the 19th century.

Beginning with the Melbourne Cup winner Carbine who sired an Epsom Derby winner and established dynasties in both the UK and Australia, the Australian thoroughbred has maintained an influence on racing and bloodlines around the world.

Such stars of the Australian turf as Bernborough, Shannon and the Cox Plate winners Tobin Bronze and Noholme all went to the US to either race or stand at stud, or both.

Noholme sired the high-class American racehorse and champion stallion Nodouble who topped the sires list in North America for 1981 and produced almost 100 stakes winners.

Another from the ranks of Cox Plate winners is Strawberry Road, a winner in Germany and the US who also ran fifth in the 1984 Prix de l'Arc De Triomphe and second in the 1985 Breeders' Cup Turf. He went on to sire three winners of Breeders’ Cup races.

But it has been sprinters who have flown the flag highest for Australia over the past decade.

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More recently the stallions Exceed And Excel, Fastnet Rock and Starspangledbanner have made an impact with their northern hemisphere progeny and there is more to come.

Champion Australian sire Redoute's Choice sereved two breeding seasons the Aga Khan's Haras de Bonneval, while Darley’s shuttlers Sepoy, Helmet and Epaulette also received a warm welcome from European breeders.

The final half of the 2014-15 racing season has been an outstanding period for Australia-bred runners overseas with 19 locally classified and internationally recognised Group 1 races won by runners carrying the AUS suffix.

Recent Australian Bred Group Winners Overseas

  • Volcanic General

    Breeding: Magnus (AUS) x Silverbeat (AUS)
    Breeder: Dorrington Farm, VIC
    Sold: By Yallambee Stud for $70,000 2013 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Mick Price
    Race: Group One Malaysia Perak Gold Vase in Malaysia (3 June 2018)

  • Oh Susanna

    Breeding: Street Cry (IRE) x Sharp Susan (USA)
    Breeder: Drakenstein Stud, NSW
    Sold: Not offered
    Purchaser: N/A
    Race: Group One Woolavington 2000 at Greyville in South Africa (2 June 2018)

  • Winner’s Way

    Breeding: Starcraft (NZ) x Sunday Service (AUS)
    Breeder: Bruce Reid Racing, NSW
    Sold: By Kitchwin Hills for $55,000 at 2014 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: John Foote Bloodstock
    Race: Group Three Sha Tin Vase in Hong Kong (27 May 2018)

  • Merchant Navy

    Breeding: Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Legally Bay (AUS)
    Breeder: Chris Barnham, QLD
    Sold: By Segenhoe Stud for $350,000 at 2016 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Ciaron Maher
    Race: Group Two Greenlands Stakes in Ireland (26 May 2018)

  • Southern Legend

    Breeding: Not a Single Doubt (AUS) x Donna’s Appeal (AUS)
    Breeder: Corumbene Stud, NSW
    Sold: By Corumbene Stud for $280,000 at 2014 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Carmel Size & Neville Begg
    Race: Singapore Group One Kranji Mile (26 May 2018)

  • Lim’s Cruiser

    Breeding: Casino Prince (AUS) x Hope Downs (AUS)
    Breeder: Patinack Farm, NSW 
    Race: SG1 Singapore Lion City Cup in Singapore (26 May 2018)

     

  • Ngaga

    Breeding: Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Zarinia (IRE)
    Breeder: Kia Ora Stud, NSW
    Sold: By Kia Ora Stud for $250,000 at 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: James Bester Bloodstock
    Race: Listed East Coast Handicap in South Africa (19 May 2018)

  • Bow Noculars

    Breeding: Red Arrow (AUS) x Wide Vision (AUS)
    Breeder: DR Roberts & T & A Lillis, NSW
    Sold: By RJC Racing for $28,000 at 2014 Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Aquanita Racing
    Race: Macau Group Three Macau Sprint Trophy in Macau (19 May 2018)

  • Stick Seeker

    Breeding: Excites (AUS) x Star Claudia (AUS)
    Breeder: Rosemont Stud, VIC
    Sold: Not offered
    Purchaser: N/A
    Race: Malaysia Group One Selangor Gold Cup in Malaysia (20 May 2018)

  • Highlad

    Breeding: High Chaparral (IRE) x My Lady’s Chamber (AUS)
    Breeder: Lomar Park Stud, NSW
    Sold: By Lomar Park Stud for $80,000 at 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, then by Coolmore Stud for $90,000 at 2015 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Colm Santry (Easter), Paul Moroney Bloodstock (National)
    Race: Listed Campbell Rotorua Cup in New Zealand (12 May 2018)

  • Ivictory

    Breeding: Mossman (AUS) x Inca Lagoon (AUS)
    Breeder: J Woods, NSW
    Sold: By Fig Tree Thoroughbreds for $80,000 at 2015 Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Aquanita Racing
    Race: Group One Chairman’s Sprint Prize in Hong Kong (29 April 2018)

  • The Alfonso

    Breeding: Magnus (AUS) x Princess Baxaar (AUS)
    Breeder: PG Moody & L Ryan, VIC 
    Race: Group Two (Macau) Macau Directors’ Cup (28 April 2018)
    Cost: Passed In $9,000 / Reserve $30,000 at 2012 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale; $40,000 at 2012 Gold Coast Magic Millions Gold Coast Horses in Training Sale
    Purchaser: Frontier Bloodstock

  • Mister Yeoh

    Breeding: Wanted (AUS) x Wai Lin (AUS)
    Breeder: Nick Turnbull, VIC
    Sold: Retained by breeder
    Purchaser: N/A
    Race: Listed Singapore 3YO Classic in Singapore (22 April 2018)

  • Rubira

    Breeding: Lope de Vega (IRE) x Duty Bound (AUS)
    Breeder: Orpheo Pty Ltd, NSW
    Sold: By Attunga Stud for $36,000 at 2017 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Andrew Forsman
    Race: Listed Diamond Lodge Champagne Stakes in New Zealand (21 April 2018)

  • Bring Me Speed

    Breeding: Sebring (AUS) x Jessica Rose (AUS)
    Breeder: Konj Pty Ltd for Collier Family Trust, NSW
    Sold: Offered by Widden Stud at 2016 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Passed In
    Race: Listed Macau Lisboa Challenge in Macau (14 April 2018)

  • Volcanic General

    Breeding: Magnus (AUS) x Silverbeat (AUS)
    Breeder: Dorrington Farm, VIC
    Sold: By Yallambee Stud for $70,000 2013 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Mick Price
    Race: Group One Malaysia Tunku Gold Cup in Malaysia (8 April 2018)

  • Beat The Clock

    Breeding: Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Flion Fenena (AUS)
    Breeder: J Henderson, NSW
    Sold: By Yarraman Park Stud for $70,000 at 2015 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Prima Park Bloodstock
    Race: Group Two HKJC Sprint Cup in Hong Kong (8 April 2018)

  • Miss Wilson

    Breeding: Stratum (AUS) x Cierzo (NZ)
    Breeder: Chouxmaani Investments Ltd
    Sold: Passed in by Broadwater Thoroughbreds at 2014 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: N/A
    Race: Group One New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes in New Zealand (7 April 2017)

  • Aramco

    Breeding: Magic Albert (AUS) x Eye For Fun (AUS)
    Breeder: Dr I Duckworth, NSW
    Sold: By Fairview Park Stud for $750,000 at 2014 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum
    Race: Group Three Singapore Rocket Man Sprint in Singapore (1 April 2018)

  • Avantage

    Breeding: Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Asavant (NZ)
    Breeder: W Calder, NSW
    Sold: By The Oaks for $210,000 at the 2017 NZ Premier Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: David Ellis
    Race: Group One Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes in New Zealand (31 March 2018)

  • Elite Excalibur

    Breeding: Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Romantic River (USA)
    Breeder: Caradale Pty Ltd, NSW
    Sold: By Coolmore Stud at 2014 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Passed In
    Race: Listed Singapore Committee’s Prize in Singapore (18 March 2018)

  • Montoya Star

    Breeding: High Chaparral (IRE) x Stars in Flight (NZ)
    Breeder: Orpendale, China Horse Club, NSW
    Sold: By Coolmore Stud for $20,000 at 2014 Gold Coast Magic Millions National Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: PR Stables
    Race: Group Three Cuddle Stakes in New Zealand (17 March 2018)

  • Felizmaster

    Breeding: Stratum (AUS) x Russian Caravan (AUS)
    Breeder: Segenhoe Stud Australia, NSW
    Sold: Not offered
    Purchaser: N/A
    Race: Group One Macau Chairman’s Challenge Cup in Macau (4 March 2018)

  • Pearl Green

    Breeding: Fastnet Rock (AUS) x The Hamptons (AUS)
    Breeder: Gerry Harvey, NSW
    Sold: By Baramul Stud for $460,000 at 2015 Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Tom Magnier
    Race: Group Three Macau Derby Trial in Macau (4 March 2018)

  • Romantic Touch

    Breeding: Northern Meteor (AUS) x Dearness (AUS)
    Breeder: Gooree Park Stud Pty Ltd, NSW
    Race: Group One Macau Hong Kong Trophy in Macau (4 March 2018)

  • Sir Frenchie

    Breeding: Choisir (AUS) x Volando (AUS)
    Breeder: G Walsh, L Maxtsted & S Tuxen, VIC
    Sold: By Attunga Stud for $82,500 at 2016 Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Paul Lafferty
    Race: Listed Ibayhi Stakes in South Africa (3 March 2018)

  • Spanish Whisper

    Breeding: Lope de Vega (IRE) x Cutting Remark (AUS)
    Breeder:  D Nakhle, Elias Nakhle, Darren Brady, NSW
    Sold: Not offered
    Purchaser: N/A
    Race: Group Two Matamata Breeders’ Stakes in New Zealand (24 February 2018)

  • Global Thinking

    Breeding: So You Think (NZ) x Capital Raising (AUS)
    Breeder: G Calder, NSW
    Sold: By Phoenix Park for $40,000 at 2016 New Zealand Premier Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: KRD Racing
    Race: Listed Southland Guineas in New Zealand (17 February 2018)

  • Clarton Super

    Breeding: Swift Alliance (AUS) x Meditation (AUS)
    Breeder: Gooree Park Stud Pty Ltd, NSW
    Sold: Sold privately
    Purchaser: N/A
    Race: Singapore Group Three Singapore Turf Club Fortune Bowl in Singapore (17 February 2018)

  • Fish River

    Breeding: Canford Cliffs (IRE) x Zabeea (AUS)
    Breeder: P Maher, VIC
    Sold: By Yarraman Park for $60,000 at 2015 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale / By Rosemont Stud for $130,000 at 2016 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Seamus Mills (W), Form Bloodstock (Y)
    Race: Group Three Turffontein Three Troikas Stakes in South Africa (3 February 2018)

  • Seasons Bloom

    Breeding: Captain Sonador (AUS) x Pyramisa’s Lass (AUS)
    Breeder: Basil Nolan, QLD
    Sold: By Raheen Stud for $26,000 at 2013 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale
    Purchaser: Ampulla Lodge
    Race: Group One HKJC Stewards’ Cup in Hong Kong (28 January 2018)

  • Oh Susanna

    Breeding: Street Cry (IRE) x Sharp Susan (USA)
    Breeder: Drakenstein Stud, NSW
    Sold: Not offered
    Purchaser: N/A
    Race: Group One Sun Metropolitan Handicap in South Africa (27 January 2018)

  • Traces

    Breeding: Snitzel (AUS) x Traceability (AUS)
    Breeder: Arrowfield & Planette Thoroughbreds, NSW
    Sold: Not offered
    Purchaser: N/A
    Race: Listed Kenilworth Summer Juvenile Stakes in South Africa (27 January 2018)

  • Avantage

    Breeding: Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Asavant (NZ)
    Breeder: W Calder, NSW
    Sold: By The Oaks for $210,000 at the 2017 NZ Premier Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: David Ellis
    Race: RL Karaka Million 2YO in New Zealand (27 January 2018)

  • Charles Road

    Breeding: Myboycharlie (IRE) x Giant Mystique (AUS) 
    Breeder: Miss A Yelland, VIC
    Sold: Sold by Royston Stud for $15,000 at 2014 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: PR Stables
    Race: Group Three City of Auckland Cup in New Zealand (27 January 2018)

     

  • Nothingilikemore

    Breeding: Husson (ARG) x Katisam (AUS)
    Breeder: S Smith, NSW
    Sold: By Toolooganvale Farm for $40,000 at the 2015 Inglis Sydney Classic Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: John Foote
    Race: Listed Hong Kong Classic Mile in Hong Kong (21 January 2018)

  • Obrigado Mais

    Breeding: Husson (ARG) x War Attitude (USA)
    Breeder: Patinack Farm & P Whyte, NSW
    Sold: By Patinack Farm for $105,000 at the 2014 Perth Magic Millions Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Aquanita Racing
    Race: Listed (Macau Group Two) Macau Spring Trophy in Macau (20 January 2018)

  • Enzo’s Lad

    Breeding: Testa Rossa (AUS) x Sheerama (AUS)
    Breeder: Reavill Farm Management, NSW
    Sold: Sold by Royston Stud for $15,000 at 2014 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: PR Stables
    Race: Group One Telegraph Handicap in New Zealand (20 January 2018)

  • Magic Chai

    Breeding: Magic Albert (AUS) x Chai (AUS)
    Breeder: Dean Fleming, NSW
    Sold: By Milburn Creek for $90,000 at 2014 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Lyndhurst Farm
    Race: Group Three Wellington Cup in New Zealand (20 January 2018)

  • Truson

    Breeding: Al Maher (AUS) x Ajaweed (AUS)
    Breeder: Emirates Park Pty Ltd, NSW
    Sold: By Emirates Park for $16,000 at 2013 Inglis Sydney Classic Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: T Nolen
    Race: Group One (Malaysia) Perak Derby in Malaysia (14 January 2018)

  • Sir Frenchie

    Breeding: Choisir (AUS) x Volando (AUS)
    Breeder: G Walsh, L Maxtsted & S Tuxen, VIC
    Sold: By Attunga Stud for $82,500 at 2016 Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Paul Lafferty
    Race: Listed Kenilworth Sophomore Sprint in South Africa (13 January 2018)

  • Age Of Fire

    Breeding: Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Dragon’s Tail (AUS)
    Breeder: Roncon, NSW
    Sold: By Erinvale Thoroughbreds for $400,000 at 2016 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: David Ellis
    Race: Group One Levin Classic in New Zealand (13 January 2018)

  • Eagle Way

    Breeding: More Than Ready (USA) x Wedgetail Eagle (AUS)
    Breeder: Segenhoe Thoroughbreds Australia Pty Ltd, NSW 
    Race: Group Three HKJC January Cup in Hong Kong (10 January 2018)

     

  • Oh Susanna

    Breeding: Street Cry (IRE) x Sharp Susan (USA)
    Breeder: Drakenstein Stud, NSW
    Sold: Not offered
    Purchaser: N/A
    Race: Group One Kenilworth Paddock Stakes in South Africa (6 January 2018)

  • Leaves Of Grass

    Breeding: Poet’s Voice (GB) x Promotional (AUS)
    Breeder: A Olive, WA
    Sold: By Gold Front Thoroughbreds for $15,000 at 2015 Perth Magic Millions Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Paul Lafferty
    Race: Listed Kenilworth Jamaica Handicap in South Africa (5 January 2018)

  • Demonetization

    Breeding: All Too Hard (AUS) x Midnight Special (AUS)
    Breeder: Peters Investments Pty Ltd, WA
    Sold: By Holbrook Thoroughbreds for $65,000 at 2015 Inglis Australian Broodmare & Weanling Sale; Blandford Lodge for $160,000 at 2016 NZ Premier Yearling Sale; Mana Park for $220,000 at 2016 Karaka Horses in Training Sale
    Purchaser: Bruce Perry Bloodstock (Weanling), 888 Bloodstock (Yearling), N&P Balia Family (2YO)
    Race: Group Two Great Northern Guineas in New Zealand (1 January 2018)

  • Volpe Veloce

    Breeding: Foxwedge (AUS) x Bardego (AUS)
    Breeder: N Vass, NSW 
    Race: Group One ARC Railway Stakes in New Zealand (1 January 2018)
    Cost: $120,000 at 2014 Gold Coast Magic Millions National Weanling Sale / $NZ240,000 at 2015 New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Lyndhurst Farm, NZ / Richardson Racing, NZ

  • Obrigado Mais

    Breeding: Husson (ARG) x War Attitude (USA)
    Breeder: Patinack Farm & P Whyte, NSW
    Sold: By Patinack Farm for $105,000 at the 2014 Perth Magic Millions Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Aquanita Racing
    Race: Listed (Macau Group Two) Winter Trophy in Macau (30 December 2017)

  • Alfolk

    Breeding: Lonhro (AUS) x Alteza Real (AUS)
    Breeder: Sledmere Stud, NSW
    Sold: By Sledmere Stud for $380,000 at 2016 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Shadwell Stud
    Race: Group Three Turffontein Lebelo Sprint in South Africa (30 December 2017)

  • Roy Had Enough

    Breeding: Pierro (AUS) x Queens Plaza (AUS)
    Breeder: Hutchins Thoroughbreds, QLD
    Sold: By Element Hill for $95,000 at 2016 Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: World Wide Bloodstock
    Race: Listed Greyville Christmas Handicap in South Africa (26 December 2017)

  • Starvoia

    Breeding: Starcraft (NZ) x Savoia (AUS)
    Breeder: K Picton-Warlow, NSW
    Sold: Withdrawn from 2015 New Zealand Premier Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: N/A
    Race: Listed Otago Mosgiel Stakes in New Zealand (26 December 2017)

  • Mr Paulandre

    Breeding: Strategic (AUS) x Blondine (USA)
    Breeder: Geisel Park Pty Ltd, WA
    Sold: By Geisel Park for $42,500 at 2013 Perth Magic Millions Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Morton Racing
    Race: Group Three (Malaysia) Sports Toto Supreme Challenge Cup in Malaysia (10 December 2017)

  • Mr Stunning

    Breeding: Exceed And Excel (AUS) x With Fervour (USA)
    Breeder: Makybe Racing & Breeding, VIC
    Sold: By Makybe for $110,000 at 2013 Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale
    Purchaser: Lyndhurst Farm
    Race: Group One HKJC Longines Hong Kong Sprint in Hong Kong (10 December 2017)

  • Spring Heat

    Breeding: More Than Ready (USA) x Emaurismo (AUS)
    Breeder: Mrs JS Mackay, NSW
    Sold: Sold by Sledmere Stud for $240,000 at 2016 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Wexford Stables
    Race: Group Three ARC Bonecrusher Stakes in New Zealand (9 December 2017)

  • Maygrove

    Breeding: Authorized (IRE) x Lady Zhivago (NZ)
    Breeder: Laurel Oak Lady Zhivago Syndicate, NSW
    Sold: Sold by Haunui Farm for $110,000 at 2012 New Zealand Premier Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Bruce Perry Bloodstock
    Race: Group Three Counties Cup in New Zealand (25 November 2017)

  • Wichita Linesman

    Breeding: Danehill Express (AUS) x Icicles (AUS)
    Breeder: Mungrup Stud, WA
    Sold by: Passed in by Mungrup Stud at 2014 Perth Magic Millions Yearling Sale
    Buyer: N/A
    Race: Macau Group One Macau Star of the Sand Stakes in Macau (24 November 2017)

     

  • Seasons Bloom

    Breeding: Captain Sonador (AUS) x Pyramisa’s Lass (AUS)
    Breeder: Basil Nolan, QLD
    Sold: By Raheen Stud for $26,000 at 2013 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale
    Purchaser: Ampulla Lodge
    Race: Group Two HKJC BOCHK Wealth Management JC Sprint in Hong Kong (19 November 2017)

  • Mr Stunning

    Breeding: Exceed And Excel (AUS) x With Fervour (USA)
    Breeder: Makybe Racing & Breeding, VIC
    Sold: By Makybe for $110,000 at 2013 Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale
    Purchaser: Lyndhurst Farm
    Race: Group Two HKJC BOCHK Wealth Management JC Sprint in Hong Kong (19 November 2017)

  • Kinaan

    Breeding: Galileo (IRE) x Dazzledar (GB)
    Breeder: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, VIC
    Sold: Retained by breeder
    Purchaser: N/A
    Race: Listed Kenilworth Cup in South Africa (18 November 2017)

  • Son of Maher

    Breeding: Al Maher (AUS) x Dance Hit (NZ)
    Breeder: Copabella Pty Ltd, NSW
    Sold: Sold by Attunga Stud for $42,500 at 2014 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: M Pittman
    Race: CJC Coupland’s Bakeries Mile Handicap in New Zealand (15 November 2017)

  • Enzo’s Lad

    Breeding: Testa Rossa (AUS) x Sheerama (AUS)
    Breeder: Reavill Farm Management, NSW
    Sold: Sold by Royston Stud for $15,000 at 2014 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: PR Stables
    Race: Listed CJC Pegasus Handicap in New Zealand (11 November 2017)

  • Untamed Diamond

    Breeding: Snitzel (AUS) x Made of Diamonds (AUS)
    Breeder: Arrowfield Pastoral Pty Ltd, NSW
    Sold: Sold by Arrowfield Stud for $30,000 at 2014 Inglis Sydney Classic Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Collett Racing Stables
    Race: Listed Waikato Sprint Handicap (11 November 2017)

  • Clarton Super

    Breeding: Swift Alliance (AUS) x Meditation (AUS)
    Breeder: Gooree Park Stud Pty Ltd, NSW
    Sold: Sold privately
    Purchaser: N/A
    Race: Singapore Group Two EW Barker Trophy in Singapore (10 November 2017)

  • Maygrove

    Breeding: Authorized (IRE) x Lady Zhivago (NZ)
    Breeder: Laurel Oak Lady Zhivago Syndicate, NSW
    Sold: Sold by Haunui Farm for $110,000 at 2012 New Zealand Premier Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Bruce Perry Bloodstock
    Race: Listed Feilding Gold Cup in New Zealand (4 November 2017)

  • Ever Loyal

    Breeding: Sebring (AUS) x Miss Lucille (AUS)
    Breeder: SF Bloodstock LLC, NSW
    Sold: Sold by Newgate Farm for $110,000 at 2015 Gold Coast Magic Millions National Weanling Sale
    Purchaser: Sydney Bloodstock
    Race: Listed CJC Canterbury Stakes in New Zealand (28 October 2017)

  • Miss Wilson

    Breeding: Stratum (AUS) x Cierzo (NZ)
    Breeder: Chouxmaani Investments Ltd
    Sold: Passed in by Broadwater Thoroughbreds at 2014 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: N/A
    Race: Group Three Hawkes Bay Kelt Memorial Handicap in New Zealand (22 October 2017)

  • Mr Stunning

    Breeding: Exceed And Excel (AUS) x With Fervour (USA)
    Breeder: Makybe Racing & Breeding, VIC
    Sold: By Makybe for $110,000 at 2013 Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale
    Purchaser: Lyndhurst Farm
    Race: Group Two HKJC Premier Bowl Handicap in Hong Kong (22 October 2017)

  • Secret Win

    Breeding: Haradasun (AUS) x (IRE) x Recline (AUS)
    Breeder: Codds Flat Bloodstock Pty Ltd, Tim Eddy, NSW
    Sold: By Coolmore Australia for $25,000 at 2014 Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: New Zealand Bloodstock as Agent
    Race: Group Three Singapore TC El Dorado Classic (22 October 2017)

  • Francaletta

    Breeding: High Chaparral (IRE) x Snow Peak (GB)
    Breeder: Raffles Dancers (NZ) Pty Ltd, NSW
    Sold: By Trelawney Stud for $65,000 at 2014 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Bruce Perry Bloodstock
    Race: Group Three Taranaki Breeders’ Stakes in New Zealand (14 October 2017)

  • Our Mate Art

    Breeding: Artie Schiller (USA) x Laureldean Dream (AUS)
    Breeder: Grandlodge Thoroughbreds, Ken Biddick, Stephen Anastasiou, David Plush, VIC
    Sold: By Erinvale Thoroughbreds for $135,000 at 2015 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Marsh Shirtliff
    Race: Group Three Matchem Stakes in South Africa (7 October 2017)

  • Dashing Fellow

    Breeding: Duporth (AUS) x Moon Fever (AUS)
    Breeder: Springton Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd, QLD
    Sold: By Kitchwin Hills for $160,000 at 2013 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: George Moore Bloodstock
    Race: Group Three National Day Cup in Hong Kong (1 October 2017)

  • Kiwi Ida

    Breeding: Squamosa (AUS) x Empress Ida (AUS)
    Breeder: P V Kelly, VIC
    Sold: By Ponderosa Park for $4,000 at 2015 Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale
    Purchaser: J & K Parsons
    Race: Listed Canterbury Belle Stakes in New Zealand (23 September 2017)

  • Twickenham

    Breeding: Artie Schiller (USA) x Lady Migaloo (AUS) 
    Breeder: GP Brilley, NSW 
    Sold: $115,000 at 2012 Magic Millions Gold Coast Horses in Training Sale
    Buyer: Kranji Thoroughbreds, Singapore
    Race: Group Three (Singapore) Singapore Turf Club Committee’s Prize (17 September 2017)

     

  • Truson

    Breeding: Al Maher (AUS) x Ajaweed (AUS)
    Breeder: Emirates Park Pty Ltd, NSW
    Sold: By Emirates Park for $16,000 at 2013 Inglis Sydney Classic Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: T Nolen
    Race: Group One Selangor Piala Emas Sultan in Malaysia (20 August 2017)

  • Faaltless

    Breeding: Faltaat (USA) x Circus Dance (NZ)
    Breeder: Watson Bloodstock Ltd, NSW
    Sold: By Westbury Stud for $60,000 at 2012 NZ Premier Yearling Sale; By Clunbury Stud for $160,000 at NZ Ready To Run
    Purchaser: Trent Busuttin (Yearling), Shane Baertschiger (2YO)
    Race: Group Two Singapore Garden Day Trophy in Singapore (7 August 2017)

  • Volcanic General

    Breeding: Magnus (AUS) x Silverbeat (AUS)
    Breeder: Dorrington Farm, VIC
    Sold: By Yallambee Stud for $70,000 2013 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Mick Price
    Race: Group One Penang Sprint Trophy in Malaysia (30 July 2017)

  • Great Scott

    Breeding: Face Value (AUS) x Private Star (AUS)
    Breeder: O Inglis, Sam Hayes, SA
    Sold: By Stable Hill Thoroughbreds for $40,000 at 2013 Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Keng Leong Chong
    Race: Listed Penang Turf Club Dr Lim Ah Soo Memorial Trophy in Malaysia (30 July 2017)

  • Thewizardofoz

    Breeding: Redoute’s Choice (AUS) x Princess Coup (AUS)
    Breeder: Evergreen Rich Pty Ltd, NSW
    Race: Group Three Hong Kong Premier Cup in Hong Kong (25 June 2017)

  • Lucky Winston

    Breeding: Churchill Downs (AUS) x Camomile (AUS)
    Breeder: Barbara Ivill, VIC
    Sold: By Little Plains Stud for $10,000 at 2012 Inglis Melbourne Autumn Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Australian Thoroughbred
    Race: Group Two Macau Director’s Cup in Macau (24 June 2017)

  • Luen on Treasure

    Breeding: Dane Shadow (AUS) x Flying Celebrity (AUS)
    Breeder: Nick Moraitis, NSW
    Sold: By Macquarie Stud for $22,000 at 2015 Inglis Sydney Classic Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Kilgravin Lodge
    Race: Listed Lisboa Challenge Final in Macau (17 June 2017)

  • Trojan Harbour

    Breeding: Harbour Watch (IRE) x Salma (AUS)
    Breeder: Emirates Park Pty Ltd, NSW
    Sold: By Emirates Park for $50,000 at 2016 Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: World Wide Bloodstock
    Race: Listed Greyville Gatecrusher Stakes in South Africa (10 June 2017)

  • Lucky Year

    Breeding: Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) x Natural Lil (AUS)
    Breeder: Tara Farm Pty Ltd, VIC
    Race: Group Three HKJC Sha Tin Vase Handicap (28 May 2017)

  • Sacred Mar

    Breeding: Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Love and Kisses (AUS)
    Breeder: Gerry Harvey, NSW
    Sold: By Baramul Stud for $350,000 at 2014 Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Chris Waller Racing
    Race: Group One Macau Derby in Macau (20 May 2017)

  • Romantic Touch

    Breeding: Northern Meteor (AUS) x Dearness (AUS)
    Breeder: Gooree Park Stud Pty Ltd, NSW
    Race: Group One Macau Hong Kong Trophy in Macau (20 May)

  • Ten Gun Salute

    Breeding: Henrythenavigator (USA) x Ladybird Blue (AUS)
    Breeder: Beauvest Pty Ltd, VIC
    Sold: By Supreme Thoroughbreds for $10,000 at 2014 Inglis Sydney Classic Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Heritage Bloodstock
    Race: Group Two Greyville Betting World 1900 in South Africa (19 May 2017)

     

  • Dorset Noble

    Breeding: Canford Cliffs (IRE) x Tingirana (NZ)
    Breeder: Austramore Pty Ltd, Northerly Holdings Pty Ltd, Tim Stakemire, Shane McGrath, NSW
    Sold: By Erinvale Thoroughbreds for $60,000 at 2015 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: World Wide Bloodstock
    Race: Listed Fairview East Cape Derby in South Africa (13 May 2017)

     

  • Lucky Bubbles

    Breeding: Sebring (USA) x Bubbles Below (AUS)
    Breeder: Gilgai Farm, VIC 
    Race: Group One HKJC Chairman’s Sprint Prize (7 May 2017)

     

  • Contentment

    Breeding: Hussonet (USA) x Jemison (AUS)
    Breeder: P Favretto, T & J Hodgson, P Rowe, D Sinn and P Sinn, NSW 
    Race: Group One HKJC Champions Mile (7 May 2017)

     

  • Rafeef

    Breeding: Redoute’s Choice (AUS) x National Colour (SAF)
    Breeder: Arrowfield Group Pty Ltd, NSW 
    Race: Group One Turffontein Computaform Sprint Handicap (6 May 2017)

     

  • Mustaaqeem

    Breeding: Redoute’s Choice (AUS) x National Colour (SAF)
    Breeder: Arrowfield Group Pty Ltd, NSW 
    Race: Group One Turffontein South African Nursery (6 May 2017)

     

  • Ardrossan

    Breeding: Redoute’s Choice (AUS) x Miss Argyle (AUS)
    Breeder: Windemere Stud, QLD 
    Race: Listed Waikato Equine Veterinary Stakes (6 May 2017)

     

  • Eagle Way

    Breeding: More Than Ready (USA) x Wedgetail Eagle (AUS)
    Breeder: Segenhoe Thoroughbreds Australia Pty Ltd, NSW 
    Race: Group Three HKJC Queen Mother Memorial Cup (30 April 2017)

     

  • Qiji Phoenix

    Breeding: Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x No Mistaking (AUS)
    Breeder: G Briscoe, NSW 
    Race: Listed ARC Champagne Stakes (22 April 2017)

     

  • Lim’s Cruiser

    Breeding: Casino Prince (AUS) x Hope Downs (AUS)
    Breeder: Patinack Farm, NSW 
    Race: SG1 Singapore Lion City Cup (16 April 2017)

     

  • Rapper Dragon

    Breeding: Street Boss (USA) x Swing Dance (AUS)
    Breeder: Gooree Park, NSW 
    Race: G2 Chairman’s Trophy (9 April 2017)

     

  • Mr Stunning

    Breeding: Exceed And Excel (AUS) x With Fervour (USA) 
    Breeder: Makybe Racing, VIC 
    Race: G2 Sprint Cup at Sha Tin (9 April 2017)

    Cost: $110,000 at 2013 Inglis Great Southern Sale
    Purchaser: Lyndhurst Farm, NZ

  • Charmont

    Breeding: High Chaparral (IRE) x Martique (AUS) 
    Breeder: RA Emery, NSW 
    Race: G1 New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes (8 April 2017)

     

  • Charles Road

    Breeding: Myboycharlie (IRE) x Giant Mystique (AUS) 
    Breeder: Miss A Yelland, VIC 
    Race: G3 Manawatu Classic (1 April 2017)

     

  • Ilitshe

    Breeding: Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Reem Albaraari (GB) 
    Breeder: Caradale Pty Ltd, NSW 
    Race: G3 Turffontein Caradoc Gold Cup (1 April 2017)

    Cost: $15,000 at 2012 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Colm Santry, NSW

  • Heavenly Blue

    Breeding: Snitzel (AUS) x Simply Carina (USA) 
    Breeder: Arrowfield Group Pty Ltd & Cloros Bloodstock, NSW 
    Race: G1 Turffontein South African Classic (1 April 2017)

    Cost: $200,000 at 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale
    Purchaser: Form Bloodstock

Success by Region

Europe

Ever since Australia’s ground-breaking sprinter Choisir claimed the double of the King’s Stand Stakes and Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2003, there has occurred a near-annual pilgrimage to the same meeting.

In 2006 Takeover Target took up the challenge, defeating 27 rivals in the Group 1 Kings Stand and was third in the Diamond Jubilee. He returned twice more to run in the same two races and was never worse than fourth.

Then came Miss Andretti and Scenic Blast who both won the King’s Stand and Starspangledbanner who won the Diamond Jubilee and Newmarket’s July Cup, with Black Caviar overcoming injury to keep her winning record intact in the Golden Jubilee in 2012.

The mare Ortensia further enhanced the Australian reputation with victory in the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai before winning the Group 2 King George Stakes at GHoodwood and the Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes at York.

Black Caviar, Ortensia and company, along with so many others in Hong Kong and Singapore, proved that Australia produces the world’s best sprinters.

And the Victoria Derby and Caulfield Cup winner Elvstroem and his half-brother Haradasun showed the Europeans that we can find some decent middle-distance performers as well.

Elvstroem won the Group 1 Dubai Duty Free on World Cup night in Dubai and then campaigned in Europe where he finished in the top four in each of his four starts.

Haradasun, after being purchased by Coolmore, won the Group One Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2008.

More recently the Australian stallion Exceed And Excel, Starspangledbanner, Fastnet Rock, Choisir and others have made their impression in a European breeding industry that may be even more difficult to succeed in than the racing game.
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Black Caviar, Ortensia and company, along with so many others in Hong Kong and Singapore, proved that Australia produces the world’s best sprinters.

Hong Kong

The Australian-bred Able Friend has set a standard for racehorses in Hong Kong that will be difficult to surpass.

In the 2014-15 season Able Friend raced his way to the top of the world rankings, establishing himself as the best miler on the planet. But he is far from the only Australian-bred superstar to have raced in Hong Kong.

Silent Witness and Sacred Kingdom rated among the world’s sprinters of their time and had cult followings in Hong Kong and were successful on a wider international stage. The Australian-bred Luger, a son of Choisir, won this year’s Hong Kong Derby and Thunder Fantasy won among other races, the HKG1 Classic Cup.

Australian-breds have been named Horse of the Year in Hong Kong in seven of the 16 seasons up to 2015.

Nearly half the horses in training In Hong Kong are Australian-bred and almost half the races in the Chinese territory are won by horses imported from Australia.

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In the 2014-15 season Able Friend raced his way to the top of the world rankings, establishing himself as the best miler on the planet. But he is far from the only Australian-bred superstar to have raced in Hong Kong.

Singapore

Singapore has been a lucrative market for the locally-trained Australian-breds who excel on the racetrack season-after-season.

Sprinters have generally been the standout performers in Singapore with the likes of dual Singapore Horse of The Year Rocket Man, arguably one of the best sprinters of recent times, going on from Group 1 success in Singapore to performing at Group 1 level in both Dubai and Hong Kong, while fellow class galloper Zac Spirit is also a multiple stakes-performing, Group 1 winner.

Triple Group 1-winning mare Better Life did what most were unable to do in Singapore, capturing the male dominated Singapore Derby, while success in the Kranji Mile and Gold Cup highlighted her as the standout middle distance performer of her year. And Super One, the champion youngster who virtually raced his way out of Singapore and returned to Australia.

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Triple Group 1-winning mare Better Life did what most were unable to do in Singapore, capturing the male dominated Singapore Derby, while success in the Kranji Mile...

South Africa

The success of Australian-bred runners in South Africa grows each year in proportion with the presence of that country’s owners and trainers at Australian yearling sales.

In the past season Australian-breds captured seven Group Ones and 14 percent of South Africa’s stakes races despite making up only three percent of the horse population.

Among the best of them is Majmu, the champion two-year-old filly of her season and a dual Group One winner at three. Alboran Sea also captured two wins at the highest level at three, her victories ensuring of the title of champion three-year-old fillye last season.

The most significant Australia-bred runner in South Africa in recent times is the mighty Igugu, crowned South African Horse of the Year; she was successful on ten occasions, seven of those at stakes level and four times at Group 1.

From a breeding industry perspective, the relationship between both Australia and South Africa has very close ties with not only Australia-bred racehorse being exported, but broodmares and stallions as well.

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The most significant Australia-bred runner in South Africa in recent times is the mighty Igugu, crowned South African Horse of the Year; she was successful on ten occasions, seven of those at stakes level and four times at Group 1.

New Zealand

Horse racing is an area in which Australia and New Zealand have shared resources more than any other.

Australian racehorses have retired to make names for themselves at New Zealand studs. Australian owners and trainers are among the biggest buyers at New Zealand studs the same trade occurs in reverse.

For a couple of hundred years, New Zealand was the only country to which Australian horses could travel freely without quarantine restrictions.

As a result the trade in racehorses, stallions and mares flowed with little inhibition and considerable, healthy rivalry.

There was a time when stoutly-bred New Zealand geldings had a near mortgage on the Melbourne Cup. But as the Australian racing has opened up to the world and due to other commercial factors, Australian-breds are reversing the trend somewhat with success in some of New Zealand’s biggest races.

Prominent among them have been 2014-15 New Zealand Horse of the Year and Champion 3YO Mongolian Khan, Champion 2YO Marky Mark, Champion Sprinters Bounding and Sacred Star along with Group 1 winners Platinum Witness, O’Marilyn, More Than Sacred and Costa Viva.

After South Africa, New Zealand was the second greatest source of both international level Group 1 wins and stakes successes for Australian-breds in the last racing season.