Australian Racing

tachyon
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Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:02 am

Lord Kanaloa(JPN) sired his first Australian G1 winner, when his 2yo colt Tagoloa(AUS) [o/o Vasilissa(JPN) by Heart's Cry(JPN)] won the G1 Blue Diamond Stakes 1200m turf at Caulfield on Feb 22nd 2010. :D :D

https://breednet.com.au/news/9502/lord- ... ue-diamond

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RugbyGirl
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Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:32 am

New Zealands biggest race the G1 New Zealand Derby will be run this weekend for 3yos over 2400 meters. The two favourites are Dragon Leap and the filly Two Illicit. Note the Derby is the only major race in NZ that has never been won by a female jockey.

1 Dragon Leap (AUS) (3g Pierro (AUS) - Pontiana (AUS))

2 Sherwood Forest (AUS) (3g Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Chasing Mammon (AUS))

3 Scorpz (3c Charm Spirit (IRE) - Forbetterforworse (AUS))

4 Peloton (3g Charm Spirit (IRE) - Epicurean)

5 Tibetan (3g Shocking (AUS) - Baltis)

6 Platinum Road (AUS) (3g Declaration Of War (USA) - Snow Petal (AUS))

7 Vladivostok (3c Tavistock - Soviet Lu)

8 Reggiewood (3g Redwood (GB) - Femme de Lune)

9 Shakespeare (3g Poet's Voice (GB) - Ulfah (AUS))

10 Lochwinnoch (3c Rios - Shilling)

11 Den Bosch (AUS) (3g Uncle Mo (USA) - Gone Wild (AUS))

12 Red Rufus (3g Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Abeautifulred)

13 Monlula (3g He's Remarkable - Huluava)

14 Dalmatia (3g Zed - Adriatico)

15 Platinum Spirit (3c Charm Spirit (IRE) - Mia Le Fay)

16 Two Illicit (3f Jimmy Choux - Gemini)
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BaroqueAgain1
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Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:25 pm

For a 3yo classic, it's strange to see that, out of the 16 runners, 11 are geldings.
Is it common for New Zealand owners to geld most of their colts?
There are some nice pedigrees on those geldings, but I haven't seen such comprehensive 'snipping' outside of QH racing...which allows AI. :?
RugbyGirl
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Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:45 am

A fascinating question that I have never really considered. A quick look through suggests only 5 of the past 20 Derby winners are colts (plus 2 fillies!).

There are some owned in HK where they rarely keep colts intact, others are owned by people who want to have a long career, while others have trainers that do not have facilities to keep colts or are quick to geld colts that are difficult
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tachyon
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Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:07 pm

Blue Diamond winner Tagaloa (Lord Kanaloa) to stand at Yulong

https://www.anzbloodstocknews.com/blue- ... at-yulong/
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Saintly
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:59 am

It's a weird world we're living in. Sydney's biggest race day of the year was conducted in front of a handful of stable & media staff. Still, it's better than no racing at all. The marquee event, the Golden Slipper Stakes was won impressively by Farnan, a son of Not A Single Doubt and ridden by Hugh Bowman. He provided trainer Gai Waterhouse (now in partnership with Adrian Bott) with her 7th Golden Slipper winner, breaking the record of her father T.J. Smith.

Blue Diamond Stakes winner Tagaloa ran on well for fourth without threatening the placegetters

Still some good racing to come over the next few weeks in Sydney - all being (comparatively) well. Even on TV the atmosphere is quite strange with no public on course.
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