By Elaine Belval Darley at Jonabell announced in early October that leading Australian sire Lonhro would be standing the 2012 season at Darley in one of the first reverse-shuttles from Australia. Lonhro represents a truly Australian sireline. His sire is the great Australian racehorse Octagonal. For those who have never seen him run, Octagonal was … Continue reading Lonhro’s Invasion
By Jack Werk The two-day New Zealand Premier Yearling Sale at Karaka on Monday and Tuesday produced some huge figures, including a sale topper by Zabeel (Click here for more info on Zabeel) who was purchased for a whopping NZ$2 million (about $1.4 million in US dollars). Overall, the sale was up 26 percent by … Continue reading Chuck Gettin’ a Jump on the Melbourne Cup!
In a recent blog, I wrote about Canadian breeder and diamond man Chuck Fipke’s desire to win the Melbourne Cup (click here to see the blog). Years ago Chuck wanted to win his country’s biggest race, the Queen’s Plate, so he sent his Secretariat mare Ball Chairman to Coolmore Stud in Ireland and kept her … Continue reading A Man With A Plan!