Entries by TBV

TBV Grassroots: Ellora Stud Matt Brown

Ellora Stud may well be in its infancy but Matt Brown, owner of Ellora Stud has over twenty years’ experience in the industry including a number of stints overseas.  “I’ve always been interested in racing and what made racehorses tick and for me that was the breeding part of the industry. I loved reading sales […]

VOBIS catalogue dates for yearling sales 2020

Ensure the Super VOBIS logo is added to your yearling’s pedigree page by submitting your nomination to Racing Victoria prior to the catalogue deadline associated with the relevant sale. The first closing date is for the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. Yearlings being sent to this sale must ensure their nomination is submitted no […]

More winners for Danerich

Winx may not have been the star attraction at this year’s Turnbull Stakes, but Rich Itch certainly brought excitement to Flemington for Rangal Park Stud. Rich Itch is out of the speedy Danerich who is standing at Rangal Park Stud this season. ‘Rich Itch has won over 1200m prior to the Turnbull Stakes Day and […]

A Taste of Tosen!

The vagaries of thoroughbred racehorse breeding never fail to fascinate. How on occasions a 1000m specialist can produce a Cup aspirant, how a known mudlark can throw a confirmed firm tracker, how a perfect specimen can sire a poorly conformed speedster. How Woodside Park Stud’s handsome but plain bay Tosen Stardom can sire foals with […]

Group producing mare Pentamerous has more to come

Linda Huddy had good reason to believe her multiple Group producing mare Pentamerous had come to the end of her foaling days. Without a foal since 2013 and with plenty of misses and tears along the way, Linda’s hopes of the mare experiencing a trouble-free pregnancy and having another colt or filly were quickly fading. […]

Puissance de Lune Shaping as an Important Classic Sire

Back on Wednesday, September 11 at Bendigo many would have black-booked two three-year-olds by Puissance de Lune (IRL) and trained by Mitchell Freedman. They were the maiden colt Southern Moon who would come out a fortnight later and finish second in the Victoria Derby Trial at Flemington and the filly Moonlight Maid. Now Moonlight Maid […]

LARNEUK’S CLUSTER IS READY TO ROCK

Broodmare owners employ various criteria when it comes to stallion selection. Pedigree is a biggie. So are looks. However, it’s often ‘performance’ that plays the biggest role. Let’s face it, ‘To the manor born’ isn’t worth a jot if you can’t run out of sight on a dark night. That’s why breeders would be well […]

A day in the life of horses

In the space of 24 hours last week I managed to experience an abbreviated version of a race horse’s full life cycle. It kicked off when Adam Sangster, Principal of Swettenham Stud, was kind enough to give me, the three female Richos and fellow racing writer Danny Power and his wife Glynis a tour of […]

Grassroots: Tammy and Rodney Notman of Northmore Thoroughbreds

From an early age, Tammy Notman from Northmore Thoroughbreds, had a passion for all things horses. Following Pony Club, Tammy’s Dad bought her a show pony. It was following this that Tammy fell in love with the Thoroughbreds and became involved with the weanlings and yearling preparation.   “Thoroughbreds are all I will ever show […]

ACJC Members First Taste as Breeder

In late April, a group of proud Australian China Jockey Club (ACJC) “parents” paid a visit to their first baby at Musk Creek Farm. A special breeding exercise made possible by the generous support of Adam Sangster of Swettenham Stud, the Zabeel mare Gallata, was loaned to the ACJC, free of charge, so that 20 […]

TBV announce Breednet as sponsor

Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria (TBV) is thrilled to announce that as of October 2019, Breednet have partnered with Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria as a valued sponsor. The sponsorship will provide further opportunity for TBV to promote Victorian-bred racehorses and for Breednet to showcase the in-depth information, data and information they pride themselves on. Breednet is a unique […]

TBV Grassroots: Christoph Jentsch of Heartford Thoroughbreds

An encounter at Heytesbury Stud in Perth, over 16 years ago is responsible for Heartford Thoroughbreds, a boutique broodmare farm located in Romsey. Candice and Christoph were working for Heytesbury Stud, when they first met and the rest as they say is history. Christoph and Candice bonded over their love of animals and after a […]

Foxwedge fillies show their class

A new addition to Woodside Park in Victoria this spring, Foxwedge showed his class over a big weekend of racing producing Group performers at three successive meetings starting last Friday night at Moonee Valley where up and coming three year-old filly Villami ran a terrific race at her first outing away from Sydney. Fourth and […]

Larneuk’s Cluster is ready to rock

Broodmare owners employ various criteria when it comes to stallion selection. Pedigree is a biggie. So are looks. However, it’s often ‘performance’ that plays the biggest role. Let’s face it, ‘To the manor born’ isn’t worth a jot if you can’t run out of sight on a dark night. That’s why breeders would be well […]