Benfica Princess looks to Queensland Oaks

By Tony McMahon Benfica Princess, a graduate of Rockhampton’s Capricornia Yearling Sale (CYS) is trailblazing towards a start in the GR 1 $500,000 Queensland Oaks (2400m) run at Eagle Farm in Brisbane in June. Bred by Mary-Lee Trivett’s Banchory Thoroughbreds, Benfica Princess (ch f 3 Benfica-Made Of Dreams x Made Of Gold) scored her third […]

Our Boy Malachi to appear at Callaghan Park

By Tony McMahon In what is indeed another feather in its cap, the Rockhampton Jockey Club (RJC) has arranged for special Our Boy Malachi souvenir caps to be on sale at Callaghan Park on Saturday, December 10. That’s a “must be their day” for all proud Rockhampton sporting enthusiasts, when the goliath of local racing […]

Tinto Elemento wins five QTIS bonus races from eight starts

By Tony McMahon If Rockhampton’s Central Queensland Thoroughbred Breeders Association ever requires an equine poster girl, Tinto Elemento would win in a common canter. A graduate of Rockhampton’s 2015 Capricornia Yearling Sale (CYS), would-be ambassadress Tinto Elemento completed a rare achievement at the Callaghan Park TAB race meeting last Tuesday, November 15. Tinto Elemento (br […]

Riverside Stud’s Altius’ connection to Highland Reel

Highland Reel was an appropriate horse to send to Australia to try and win the Cox Plate in 2015 which he ran 3rd to Winx after he had won the 2000m Secretariat Stakes Gr 1 at Arlington in America.  Following the Cox Plate straight after that race Highland Reel flew to Hong Kong to win […]

Allround Glory impresses with 2nd place in Rockhampton

What a terrific debut for local Sire CARRARA when Allround Glory who jumped from outside alley strode around the entire field to lead into the straight and staged a epic battle with The Bank Manager and Bold Kingston for the length of the 600m metre run home. Bold Kingston was the eventual winner but the […]

Is Riverside’s Carrara the best value stallion in Australia?

By Tony McMahon If Bruce Watts the proprietor of Riverside Thoroughbreds, Alton Downs is smiling more than usual of late there is sound reasoning. After all why wouldn’t Bruce be doing so? As is so often the case, the catalyst for the smile on his dial and the twinkle in his eye is a horse. […]

Molongle Fire burns track at Townsville

By Tony McMahon Rockhampton’s Capricornia Yearling Sale (CYS) has produced yet another first class precocious juvenile in the form of Molongle Fire which literally burnt the track at Cluden, Townsville last Saturday. Sold as Lot 46 at this year’s CYS, the grey colt, a son of the Hennessy entire Set Alight (USA) from the Foreplay […]

The Bank Manager collects first trial at Rockhampton

By Tony McMahon The adage goes that “success breeds success’’ which sits comfortably with Rockhampton’s Capricornia Yearling Sales (CYS) and Neville Stewart’s Oaklands Stud on the Darling Downs. This leads us down the path to an offspring of that partnership, the aptly named precocious two-year-old colt The Bank Manager. Who could blame the owners of […]

Weir trained Written In Stone wins Maiden Handicap

By Tony McMahon At the risk of becoming repetitious, it appears that Rockhampton’s Capricornia Yearling Sale (CYS) has unearthed yet another potential high class galloper. Punching well above its weight as only one of two independent yearling sales houses in Australia outside the burgeoning bloodstock companies, Written In Stone left an indelible winning mark yesterday. […]