Better Than Ready To Lyndhurst Stud

better than readyIn a breeding coup for Queensland, the historic Lyndhurst Stud at Warwick in association with Yarramalong Park will stand Better Than Ready for the 2015 season. With 8 wins including 4 Stakes wins & a Group 1 placing this high class sprinting son of More Than Ready also ran other incredible times. He followed up his Randwick course record with 1200m in 1.8.96 under 60.5kg and 1000m in 56.88 under 60.5kg at Eagle Farm. Better Than Ready easily won his first 2yo start after overcoming difficulties in 58.16 for a 1000m on a dead 5 track. Clearly, Better Than Ready demonstrated exceptional ability and will be a wonderful addition to the Lyndhurst roster.

Bred along similar lines to the highly successful Sebring, Better Than Ready’s first three dam sires are champion world class sprinters. His dam is the winner of 5 races; his grand dam is a stakes winner as his third dam. He is a striking, athletic almost black stallion, who is physically and genetically compatible with a large proportion of the Australian broodmare population, especially the Danehill and Danzig lines.

Stakeswinner No. 123 for Redoute's Choice

Peeping-20150321-8437 resizedNewhaven Park's lovely homebred filly Peeping became the 123rd stakeswinner by champion sire Redoute's Choice when she won Saturday's $125,000 ATC Sebring S. 1200m LR, registered as the Darby Munro Stakes.

It was the 3YO filly's third win from five starts and followed a good second placing behind Nayeli in the ATC Fireball S. LR at Randwick two weeks ago.

Peeping's trainer Ron Quinton said, "The first time I saw her I said this is a racehorse.

"The speed was drawn inside us and Sam [Clipperton] gave her a great ride...She’s only lightly framed but she’s got plenty of guts.”

Quinton added that the $200,000 P.J. Bell S. G3 on 4 April, the first day of The Championships, is Peeping's next target. She is also nominated for the $500,000 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint G2 on Day 2 of The Championship, 11 April.

Group Two Winner for Nicconi

chillpartymvalleygc 400Widden Stud's young sire Nicconi has been churning out the winners in recent weeks and cracked it for his first stakes-winner on Friday night at Moonee Valley with the Group II MVRC Alister Clark Stakes falling to progressive colt Chill Party, a $60,000 Inglis Premier purchase from the draft of leading Victorian nursery Three Bridges Thoroughbreds.

A close second in the Listed VRC TCL Stakes at Flemington on Oaks Day, the Tommy Hughes Jr trained Chill Party hit top form at his third run back from a spell with a seven length win at Moonee Valley on March 9 and carried his good form into this tougher assignment.

TBA welcomes the High Court's decision to deny Bruce McHugh leave to appeal the Artificial Insemination (AI) case.

TBAThoroughbred Breeders Australia welcomes the High Court's decision to deny Bruce McHugh leave to appeal the Artificial Insemination (AI) case.

Today's decision brings to an end proceedings which have gone on for more than five years and means Mr McHugh has now exhausted all legal challenges to the rule barring the use of AI in horses registered as Thoroughbreds.

Racehorse breeding season gets under way as reputations and millions go on the line

 dundeel - arwowfield stud

New chapter in the stud book: The time has come for Dundeel to show whether he can pass on his ability on the race track to his progeny.

Every time Dundeel has sex someone gets a receipt.

No romance, here, for the champion racehorse. It is strictly business time for the start of the Australian thoroughbred breeding season on Monday.

This year for the first time Dundeel, better known to racegoers as It's A Dundeel, joins the ranks of other sires at stud, an industry that generates more than $300 million a year in stallion fees alone.

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