Farm News

MyRacehorse Super Stable gives rare ownership opportunity

Australian racing fans can now experience the excitement and affordability of ownership in not one, but 26 regally bred racehorses for as little as $150 thanks to the MyRacehorse Super Stable. The Super Stable, valued at $5 Million and available on the eve of the 2021 Spring Racing Carnival, presents a rare ownership opportunity offering…

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Garry’s Corner – Episode 8

We’re back with Episode 8 of Garry’s Corner, however this time, there’s been a takeover! Ahead of our virtual Stallion Parade launching this week, this episode is headed up by Josh & Ziva of our Nominations team, giving us a great update on our six stallions ahead of the upcoming season. Click on the video below to…

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B. Wayne Hughes Passes Away

We are very saddened to report the passing of our founder, B. Wayne Hughes who died peacefully today in his home at his beloved Spendthrift Farm, Kentucky, with loving family by his side. The longtime horse racing visionary and leader – best known within the industry for returning Spendthrift to prominence – was 87. Hughes…

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SPENDTHRIFT TO OPEN HOUSE TO REGIONAL VISITORS

Spendthrift Australia is welcoming regional guests to their Macedon Ranges property, through daily Open Houses. Following on from recent government advice regarding Victoria’s current COVID-19 state-wide situation, Spendthrift was forced to make the difficult decision to cancel their planned live Stallion Parades scheduled for this coming weekend. “It was a difficult and unfortunate decision to…

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Cancellation of live Stallion Parades

Following on from the Victorian Premier’s announcement on Monday morning regarding our current COVID-19 state-wide situation, we have decided to cancel our parade day events that were scheduled for the 13th and 14th August. It is unfortunate, however, being so close to the season it is our priority to limit the spread of COVID-19 and…

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Mac ‘N’ Cheese satisfies appetite

Recipe for success Mac ‘N’ Cheese served up a tasty treat for owners Spendthrift Australia when the richly bred filly produced a timely performance to break her maiden with success in the Listed Oaklands Plate at Morphettville. Trained by Tony and Calvin McEvoy, the 2-year-old displayed an encouraging serving of the family ability when she…

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Industry Investment

It has been well publicised that the Spendthrift operational model takes a different philosophy from what would appear to be the status quo of most of the world’s breeding industries. Mr. Hughes strongly supports the notion that grassroots breeders are the backbone of the industry and without them, his investment will be short-lived. It is…

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Infrastructure Investment

There is a certain romantic beauty to Victoria’s Macedon Ranges. The historic towns, the rolling grassy hills with meandering wildlife, the crisp air. It is a picturesque landscape that has featured as the backdrop for many local and international movie and television productions. It is also the place that stole the heart of Mr. Hughes…

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The Week That Was

Spendthrift Australia recorded a great week for racetrack results, with nine winners who were either bred on the farm or were out of Spendthrift owned mares. Another two Listed winners in the US also adds more black-type results to the tally. We like to celebrate weeks like these as it not only justifies the hard…

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Spendthrift Australia Inglis Easter Sale Review

The 2021 Inglis Easter Sale was one of the strongest on record with 22 $1million+ yearlings going under the hammer, resulting in stiff competition when bidding. Two outstanding colts were knocked down to Spendthrift Australia on Day 1, with the team underbidding several others throughout the sale. Lot 30 is a colt by the exciting…

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