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Saturday summary: Giga Kick in for a big spring after Vain success

Clayton Douglas claimed a maiden stakes success when Giga Kick (Scissor Kick) took out the G3 Vain S. on Saturday, and big things could be in store for the 3-year-old after victory in a race which is so often a springboard to elite-level success.
Sunday 14th August
Zoukerino a standout from day one

On just his second lifetime start, Zoukerino (Snitzel) defeated a much more experienced field in Saturday’s Listed The Rosebud at Rosehill. TDN AusNZ caught up with his breeder in John Muir of Milburn Creek Stud, where he was a standout from day one.

August 14th 2022

Saturday preview: Six things to keep an eye on

As we inch closer to spring the racing action is starting to heat up and with good racing across the country, including stakes racing for the 3-year-olds at Caulfield and Rosehill, while away from Australia Newgate Farm’s State Of Rest (Ire) (Starspangledbanner) tackles another Group 1 in France.

August 13th 2022

'He is a lovely, powerful-looking horse'

During the stallion parades this year, we will be asking some well-known industry participants to give their thoughts on the day. First-up is Magic Millions' Victoria and Tasmania Manager, Tim Brown who spent the afternoon at Rosemont Stud.

August 13th 2022

Matings mix: Eureka Stud

Queensland’s Eureka Stud has the vast majority of its mares booked to its two resident sires this spring, the booming Spirit Of Boom and the much newer Encryption. Harry McAlpine walked us through some of the farm’s strategies when it came to mapping the upcoming spring.

August 12th 2022

‘Skill shortage is the industry’s biggest threat’

Last week, Racing NSW announced another remarkable prizemoney and infrastructure investment. Throughout the next few weeks we will be asking some of those in various industry roles how they might allocate $30 million if tasked with investing it.

August 12th 2022

Who was I?

In our weekly series, we take a walk down memory lane to learn about some of the characters, both human and equine, in whose honour our important races are named. This week we look at Vain, who has the G3 Vain S. at Caulfield this weekend.

August 12th 2022

Bred To Win

Caroline Searcy’s popular Bred To Win will run weekly in TDN AusNZ. The show will include stallion profiles, features on leading industry figures, previews and reviews of all of the big bloodstock auctions, expert Q&As and more.

August 12th 2022

Matings mix: Pencarrow Stud

As we continue our look at breeding plans for the new season, we chat with Leon Casey from New Zealand’s Pencarrow Stud, the elite breeding operation owned by Sir Peter Vela.

August 11th 2022

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