The 2019 renewal of the Inglis Ready2Race Sale, to be held at Riverside Stables on Tuesday October 22, has attracted a strong catalogue of 191 2YOs.
It’s been a big week for the South Australian breeding industry with the ‘unveiling’ of two likely spring stars in Golden Rose contender, Dawn Passage, and – on Saturday – Group Three David A Coles AM Spring Stakes winner, Dalasan.
He’s the star of the team, the “old man” of the stable and one of the most capable, durable, versatile and honest horses to have raced in Australia in years. Hartnell, a winner of eight Stakes races and almost $7 million, returns to racing in Saturday’s G2 PB Lawrence Stakes, a traditional spring launch pad, a race he won two years ago and one in which he finished second in 2018.
The 2018/2019 Australian racing season has ended with Yarraman Park’s flagship sire I Am Invincible setting new records for seasonal stakes-winners and winners. I Am Invincible sired 184 winners of 301 races with earnings of $17.7 million to finish second to only Snitzel on the score of earnings, but on the measure of stakes-winners and winners he was in a class of his own.
Exciting young sire Rubick had his third winner for the new season on Monday when Jailbreak (3g Rubick x Our Songbird, by Fastnet Rock) saluted at Goulburn as a hot favourite.
On this day 208 years ago, the racecourse at Hyde Park was in full swing. Annual race meetings were being held with feasts and balls extending the frivolities beyond the track.