Siyouni (Fr) – Sichilla (Ire) St Mark’s Basilica, a five-time Group 1 winner, is a son Siyouni (Fr), Champion Sire in France in 2020 and 2021. Siyouni is out of Sichilla, a daughter of Danehill. This opens up St Mark’s Basilica to crossing with mares by sons & grandsons of DANEHILL. Sex balancing Danehill like […]


Wootton Bassett (GB) – Frida La Blonde (Fr) Wooded was a winner and dual Group placed at two years and a Group 1 winner of the Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp over 1000 metres as a three year old, among other impressive performances. Wooded’s sire Wootton Bassett hails from the Mr Prospector sire line as […]

Foal Colour – Does it Reflect Bias in the Stallion?

Sometimes assumptions are made about a foal’s potential ability based on the colour of its coat.  We have all heard comments over the years such as, “I would only buy a bay Snitzel,” or, before US Grade 1 winner Outstrip raced, “There hasn’t been a top notch grey by Exceed And Excel”! The perception that […]

Lonhro – Cool Passion Filly Sells for $1.05m

The product of a highly rated Pedigree Dynamics mating, the Lonhro filly out of multiple stakes winning mare Cool Passion (also a Pedigree Dynamics planned mating), delighted her owners Team McDonnell Racing and Breeding when achieving $1.05 million at the Gold Coast Magic Millions. Selling late on the Saturday evening, the filly had many admirers […]

Daytime Foaling Video

If you have never seen a clear, concise video of a mare foaling, then watch Cool Passion producing her Zoustar filly at Widden Stud, with a commentary by Matthew Comerford. Thanks to Widden and owners Team McDonnell Racing and Breeding for allowing me to share it.


Russian Camelot is by Camelot (GB), a young sire who has produced seven G1 winners to-date. Russian Camelot’s dam carries two of Camelot’s most successful crosses, that of Green Desert and Sadler’s Wells. Another G1 winner by Camelot carrying these two is Sir Dragonet, while G1 winner Athena is out of a Green Desert mare. […]


Wootton Bassett, an unbeaten Group 1 winning juvenile, commenced his stud career in France in 2012. He has already produced three Group 1 winners and several other black type winners from low initial stud fees. His sire Iffraaj (GB) has been shuttling to New Zealand since 2008 and has also proved a successful sire at […]


Winner of the G3 Kindergarten Stakes as a juvenile and a G2 winner at three years, Doubtland is by top class sire, Not A Single Doubt. He traces on tail female line to RORY’S ROCKET, dam of outstanding sprinter, Rory’s Jester, who appears in Doubtland’s pedigree as damsire of Not A Single Doubt. This 4m […]


Brave Smash (Jpn) is by Tosen Phantom, a Group 1 winning son of Neo Universe, in turn a son of the highly influential Sunday Silence. A wonderful outcross for many Australasian mares, there are many important lines further back which can be reinforced in matings with Brave Smash for best effect. Tosen Phantom traces to […]


An easy winner as an early three year old in the Listed Rosebud, followed by another dominant win at his next start in the G3 San Domenico, Anders is a son of Not A Single Doubt out of Madame Andree, a daughter of the outcross stallion War Emblem (USA). Anders’ sire line has responded very […]