Capricornia Yearling Sale this weekend

Later this week well over 100 thoroughbred yearlings will leave their natural habitat at studs and properties throughout Queensland to take up temporary stabling at the Rockhampton Showgrounds. Some 113 of the young aristocrats will be based in a maze of deportable stables at the Robert Schwarten Pavilion for the annual Capricornia Yearling Sale which […]

Synonyms aims for CYS Classic after Mackay Win

It could well be a case of déjà vu at this years $118,000 Capricornia Yearling Sale’s 2Y0 Classic (1200m) in Rockhampton on Saturday, April 7 if Synonyms has its say. Synonyms (b g 2 Teranaba -Lots Of Allure x Skilful Star) won Tuesday’s QTIS 2YO Maiden Handicap (1200m) at Mackay and claimed $17,600 in the […]

Laurel Glen Equine Centre’s Prestige Offerings

Undoubtedly one of the prestige drafts at Rockhampton’s Capricornia Yearling Sale (CYS) in Rockhampton on Sunday, April 8 will be presented by Kerrod and Glenda Smyth’s Laurel Glen Equine Centre at Alton Downs. In just a short number of years the Smyth’s boutique operation has built-up a fine reputation of breeding and nurturing thoroughbred yearlings […]

Gypsy Toff firms as favourite in CYS 2YO Classic

Oaklands Stud presented filly Gypsy Toff raced her way into favouritism for the $118,000 Capricornia Yearling Sale 2YO Classic (1200m) in Rockhampton on April 7 when a courageous third at Doomben in Brisbane last Saturday. Gypsy Toff started from barrier 11 in the dozen horse field of the $122,500 QTIS 2yo Handicap (1050m) and began […]

Seven Yearlings by Better Than Ready in this year’s CYS

While organisers of the fast approaching 2018 Capricornia Yearling Sale (CYA) are getting ready, it seems that this year’s sale is going to get even better. Excuse the play on words but the appearance in the April 8 catalogue of seven of the progeny of first season sire Better Than Ready is really going to […]

Lota Creek Gold aims for CYS Championships QTIS 3YO Handicap

While his name may be something of a joke, stunning grey Lota Creek Gold’s serious win at Rockhampton’s St Patrick’s Day races last Saturday was indeed no laughing matter. However, it must be said that his winning connections including Rockhampton’s Joe Ireland and Richard Featherstone as well as Mt Morgan’s Mike Rowe were indeed chuffed. […]

For 2YO Gohan Timing Really Is Everything

In the horse racing and thoroughbred breeding industries one of the most vital components on which successful results are born is timing. It seems so simplistic really to think that the dependency on timing plays such a pivotal role in two of the country’s biggest industries, So, it is and what perfect timing was delivered […]

Button Likely to Have Four Starters in Rockhampton’s Richest Race

Premier Rockhampton trainer Tom Button looks likely to have as many as four starters in Rockhampton’s richest race the $118,000 Capricornia Yearling Sales 2YO Classic (1200m) at Callaghan Park on Saturday, April 7. In what will be unprecedented, Button plans to run the Oaklands Stud bred winners Ruby Georgie; Wicked Grimshaw and Gypsy Toff as […]

Dual Personality aka. “Batman” First Across the Post (Finally)

It was classic testimony to the wisdom of the saying ‘’If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again’’ when Batman flew home winning at Rockhampton’s Callaghan Park racecourse last Friday. More to the point it should have been try, try, try, try and go on trying again! Actually, the feat was sufficient to implore […]