Updated 7 April 2011 The following list of recommended websites includes private and commercial sites offering useful, free information, or services of particular interest to owners and breeders.
Links to other New Zealand industry organisations can be found on the Industry Partners page, with links and information about the NZTBA's valued sponsors here: Commercial Partners.
Thoroughbred News http://www.thoroughbrednews.com.au Rob Burnet's award-winning site gives tremendous service to the thoroughbred industry by publishing an ever-changing mix of news, information and press releases for which there is no longer generous space or airtime in other media. It's also good to see more regular comment on industry issues.
TN now offers five news streams for Australia, Singapore and the rest of the world in an attractive, user-friendly format.
ANZ Bloodstock News
Australia & New Zealand Bloodstock News was launched in January 2007. ANZ Bloodstock News is free to subscribe to and receive and is the only daily PDF newsletter dedicated to the racing and breeding industries in the southern hemisphere.
Alice Lukey-Smith — Commercial Director
Darryl Sherer — Editor
New Zealand Thoroughbred Magazine www.whorlmedia.co.nz
New Zealand Thoroughbred is a glossy bi-monthly magazine with a free circulation of 10,000 reaching owners, trainers and breeders nationwide plus selected TABs and leading Australian trainers and studmasters. It offers advertisers the largest circulation of any thoroughbred publication in New Zealand featuring mainly human interest stories and industry news with a splash of entertainment.
Published by Whorl Media Ltd Matamata, the magazine is a 100% independent publication, and was launched in 2006 to fill the gap in the market for news and stories about not just the horses but also the people behind them.
New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame www.racinghalloffame.co.nz
Celebrating the elite champions of New Zealand thoroughbred racing's history.
Race Café www.racecafe.co.nz
Founding owners Ange Holt and Dave Owen had one primary goal for Race Cafe: "To facilitate communication which is productive and beneficial for the New Zealand Racing Industry and its participants." Since the site's launch in 2000 they've succeeded admirably, becoming New Zealand's most popular sporting site. New owner Annie Scott Williams is continuing to pursue that goal, with a higher personal profile and a stronger focus on promoting the industry.
Vetesio International Racing Ltd www.vetesio.com
In 2006 Paul Vettise added Jack Glengarry's specialist book-selling business to his agency for the well-known computer bloodstock program which TesioPower which Jack had helped to develop. We're delighted to see Jack's work continued and taken forward - but we'll miss his bagpipes at the sales!
Equine Attitude www.equineattitude.com
View the work of Canterbury equine photographer Jeni Bassett here.
Trish Dunell (Auckland based) can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Annie Studholme (Canterbury) at email@example.com
NEW ZEALAND STUDS
We're proud of the effort New Zealand studs put into their online communication - several sites have been re-vamped in the past year or so and most update site content regularly. For more information about New Zealand stallions and studs, please visit the searchable NZTBA Studs & Stallions Database.
An informative site promoting Blandford Lodge, the historic Matamata stud owned by Graham and Helen-Gaye Bax in partnership with Owen Glenn ONZM. Managed by Richard Johnston the stud is one of the most beautiful properties in New Zealand, and is the birthplace of champions such as 'Silky Red Boxer', 'Six O'Clock News' and 'Better Than Ever'.
Brian & Raewyn Corbett's farm, standing VRC Australian Cup G1 winner Istidaad, sire of 2005 New Zealand Filly of the Year Justa Tad.
Nick & Anne-Marie King's stud established in 1996 between Cambridge & Hamilton, now standing Eagle Mountain, Perfectly Ready and Patapan. Previous stallions: Beau Zam, Four Seasons, Monolith, St Petersbury, Ustinov and Soviet Flash.
The world-famous stud owned and operated by Sir Patrick and Lady Hogan (four-time NZ Breeders of the Year). Includes pedigrees, photos and stud records of current sires Zabeel, Keeper, Lucky Unicorn and new sire for 2010 Tavistock. There's also a good summary of supersire Sir Tristram's career, pedigrees and notes for selected broodmares; and details of upcoming sale yearlings.
The stud and racing stables owned and managed by Jim Campin and his sons Mark and Chris. Jim Campin’s name appears as the breeder beside no fewer than 12 individual Australasian Group One winners over the past 23 years. Current sires are the thoroughly proven Deputy Governor, and Ishiguru.
Owned and operated by Frank & Faye Drummond, Cheval Stud near Te Awamutu is the home of Express Duke and El Hermano.
Gordon Cunningham's property near Hamilton, established in 1994. Curraghmore has been a leading vendor at recent New Zealand Premier Yearling Sales.
Established in 1948, the same year as the NZTBA, and owned and operated ever since by the late Arthur Fell and his sons Gerald and Rex and now their sons. Famous in the 1960s as the home of champion sire Pakistan II, Fairdale now stands Howbaddouwantit, Fully Fledged and Nom Du Jeu.
The Baker family's stud near Te Kauwhata, between Auckland and Hamilton, standing Le Bec Fin.
The Auckland-based stud owned and operated by the Chitty family, Ron & Carolyn and their son Mark and his wife Sara. Current stallions: Don Eduardo, Iffraaj and Showcasing.
Little Avondale Stud
The Williams family's stud in the lower North Island region of Wairarapa, standing Towkay, Zed and new stallion Per Incanto. Little Avondale is owned and managed by Buzz & Suzie Williams with their son Sam and his wife Catriona. Buzz's brother Tom and his wife Gaye own and manage historic Te Parae Stud.
Private stud owned by Peter & Philip Vela, 2000 & 2002 NZ Breeders of the Year, and breeders of 2001 Caulfield & Melbourne Cups winner Ethereal and dual G1 winner Darci Brahma, among many others.
Rich Hill Stud
John & Colleen Thompson's farm, standing proven sire Pentire, Any Suggestion, Sir Percy and Shocking
Te Runga Stud
Wayne and Alison Larsen established Te Runga on an existing farm near Papakura in 2000 and now stand three stallions: Strategic Image, Chianti amd Castledale.
Managed by Rick Williams for Australian Dick Karreman, The Oaks stands Darci Brahma, Bachelor Duke, Sakhee's Secret and
Roc Des Cambes.
Totara Park Stud
Studmaster Les Donaldson (who bred champion 1970s three-year-old Uncle Remus) and daughter and son-in-law Nicci and Dirk Oberholster own and operate this Northland stud, home of Rusty Spur and Buffalo Man.
Online gateway to one of New Zealand's most famous thoroughbred nurseries. Trelawney is owned by the Taylor family and operated by studmaster Brent Taylor and his wife Cherry.
The Chittick family's stud near Matamata is home to proven sires O'Reilly and Pins, No Excuse Needed, Rios, Savabeel, Scaredee Cat,
Fast 'N' Famous and Paco Boy. Champion sire Centaine also stood here until his death in April 2004 and the stud was also home to 2004 & 2005 NZ Broodmare of the Year Flying Floozie. Garry Chittick has won the title of New Zealand Breeder of the Year in 1993, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Managed by Russell Warwick, Westbury is home to Makfi, Librettist, Red Giant, Swiss Ace, Captain Rio, Postponed, Faltaat and Cecconi.
Natalie Iles' property near Christchurch.
White Robe Lodge
Brian and Lorraine Anderton's White Robe Lodge was home to two of New Zealand's most successful & influential sires, Mellay and Noble Bijou. Current stallions are: Gallant Guru and Raise the Flag.
Windsor Park Stud
Nelson Schick and Sue Schick's lovely stud near Cambridge, the home of leading sires Volksraad, Thorn Park, Falkirk, Guillotine, Mastercraftsman, Thewayyouare, and Rip Van Winkle. Kaapstad stood at Windsor Park for all of his successful stud career, until his death in April 2006. Windsor Park, breeder of dual Australian Horse of the Year Might And Power among a host of Australasian Group winners, was named the Mercedes New Zealand Breeder of the Year in 1998, 2001 and 2010.
Willow Glen Stud
Contact Mike & Barbara Cooney. Current stallions: Saperavi, Sunray and Minstrel Court.
OTHER GOOD NEW ZEALAND SITES
These are websites managed by members and others that are listed here because they offer interesting and useful information, comment and opinion about aspects of the industry ; and services likely to be useful to thoroughbred owners and breeders, especially newcomers to the industry
Bruce Perry Bloodstock
Attractive site for Bruce and Anna Perry's successful bloodstock agency which includes Happyanunoit, Emerald Dream and Hula Flight on its honour roll.
Champagne Racing - Shane Kennedy
Marr Racing Stables - Shane Marr -
Karyn Mcquade Racing
INTERNATIONAL BREEDERS' ASSOCIATIONS:
Recently re-designed; good directory of Australian studs & stallions; database of black type races & results; statistics and links.
NEW SOUTH WALES www.tbnsw.com.au
A very good, comprehensive site.
JAPAN RACING ASSOCIATION: http://japanracing.jp/en/index.html click here to read the latest Japan Racing Journal
UNITED KINGDOM www.thoroughbredbreedersassociation.co.uk
SOUTH AFRICA www.tba.co.za
UNITED STATES www.toba.org
OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATONS, SITES & BLOGS
International Federation of Horseracing Authorities
Some very interesting content, including international racing, breeding & betting statistics; a searchable database of all international Group races; rankings of the world's leading racehorses; and the International List of Protected Names (Sir Tristram, Jezabeel and Might And Power make the list; but many New Zealand champions are absent.)
Geir Stabell's valuable guide to international races and form with authoritative previews, reviews, ratings and articles. Membership is necessary for full access but it's free to sign up.
Excellent site established by Darryl Sherer and Simon Thompson in 2003. It features well-chosen daily news highlights from both hemispheres, succinct comments on stallions in the headlines, an international directory of studs & stallions and a meticulously maintained, extensively searchable flat and jumps stakes race database, covering every racing nation from Argentina to Zimbabwe. Considerable effort is devoted to ensuring the data is as accurate and up-to-date as possible; extra marks for including breeder details.
The Aga Khan's Studs
A real treat for breeders who will appreciate the rich history and remarkable achievements of the current Aga Khan, his father and grandfather. A classy design using the family's famous green and red colours frames comprehensive information (including pedigrees, photos and race records) about horses such as Mumtaz Mahal, Petite Etoile, Shergar and Daylami, and the five stallions standing at the Aga Khan's Gilltown Stud, Ireland, and Haras de Bonneval, France.
International League for the Protection of Horses
This is one organisation all horse-lovers should support.
Thoroughbred Heritage www.tbheritage.com
A tremendous site for pedigree students and lovers of thoroughbred breeding history to spend hours reading about historic sires, dams and breeders, and articles on topics such as the Birth of the Aintree Grand National and mtDNA Research in Horses.
Australian Stud Book www.studbook.org.au
Well, perhaps it was inevitable that this would become a subscription site, and an annual fee of $A29.95 isn't much to pay for such extensive and regularly updated information. However, the view that Stud Books are paid to distribute as well as collect and store breeding records remains valid.
The new look is easy on the eye and easy to use. And it's still an incomparable on-line resource with complete and regularly updated progeny records for all broodmares in Australia; three-generation pedigrees; horses sent overseas; imported mares; shuttle stallions; historical lists of major race winners in Australia and New Zealand; thoroughbred breeding statistics; and a name availability service. The database extends back to the 18th century and and allows pedigrees to be tracked back to their taproot mares.
Racing And Sports www.racingandsports.com.au
Allied for several years with AAP, the Racing & Sports team has now gone its own way but is still providing an outstanding service to the Australasian racing industry. The Breeding, Racing and Sports sections offer enough news, form, analysis, statistics, interviews and discussion to keep everyone happy. The Breeding section includes Australian, New Zealand and International news, with a separate section for press releases; a very good Sales section with summaries, searchable catalogues and results; and Group Races Interactive, a comprehensive, searchable database of Australian Group Race results, with Timeform Equivalent ratings for winners & placegetters, beginning with the 2000-01 season. The TFE ratings pioneered by Racing & Sports bring a rare and welcome dose of serious, independent analysis to the assessment of performance and are accepted by Timeform itself. It'd be good to see them more widely used...
Australian Racing Records www.australianracingrecords.com.au
A brilliant resource site, with an excellent selection of records for jockeys, trainers and horses. Perfect for settling arguments, essential for racing media professionals.
Oz Horse Racing: A-Z Australian Racing & Breeding www.ozhorseracing.com.au
Horse Health, Feature Articles, Feature Race Calendar, Racing Jokes, Race Horse Ownership, Famous Races and Videos, Replays, Race Record Times, Leading Prizemoney Earners, Search, Free Offers
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Its best asset is the excellent Sales Results Database, searchable by several fields including sire, dam, vendor and purchaser and scrupulously maintained. Also worthwhile is the free Stallions Daily Bulletin, edited by John Hutchinson, Andrew Reichard & David Bay.
Good presentation of advertised Australian stallions and sale yearlings, including quality photos and a choice of file download or streaming video. The stallion listings can be searched by name, stud, sire, maternal or paternal grand-sire. The site also records upcoming runners and recent winners by listed sires and Australian sire tables.
Champions Australian Racing Museum & Hall of Fame www.racingmuseum.com.au
Launched when the new Museum in Melbourne opened in 2004, this is a crisp site with details of current exhibitions, tours, educational programmes, merchandise and the Hall of Fame Inductees.
Phar Lap, Australia's Wonder Horse
Kiwis know he's our champion too, so we can forgive the title, and appreciate this excellent site dedicated to the Melbourne Museum's most popular exhibit.
Bronwen Healy Photography http://www.bronwenhealy.com.au/
A gallery of gorgeous images of current and past stars of Australian, all available for purchase at reasonable prices from this gifted and passionate Canberra-based photographer. Bronwen has covered the major Sydney and Melbourne carnivals since 1993 and is official photographer for Racing And Sports.
Most updated content has been transferred to Bloodstock Computer Services' new subscription site Bloodhound: www.bloodhound.net.au (which includes some free reports) but the very handy Sale Results, organised by sire, remain here for now.
Mark Read's Ozeform www.ozeform.com
Free access to form for all Australian runners: as long as you have the name of a horse you can track its racing career in Australia here. Also offers state trainers' and jockeys' premierships; a racing calendar; track maps; handy sections on the Melbourne & Caulfield Cups, Cox Plate and Phar Lap; plus fields, form, scratchings and results from around Australia.
Track First Season Sires' upcoming acceptors and latest results here - a very attractive freebie to attract subscribers to the rest of Worldbreed's information services, including InForm which gives users up-to-the-minute information on horses of interest to them. A free 30-day trial is available.
Australian Racing Board www.australian-racing.net.au
Valuable mainly for two excellent publications: The Size & Scope of the Australian Racing Industry and the annual Australian Racing Fact Book, both available here in PDF format. A searchable database of Australian Group & Listed Races, and the Rules of Racing can also be found here.
Does a very good job for racing professionals with NSW nominations, acceptances, fields, upcoming race meetings and barrier trials, stewards' decisions, official notices etc, plus the new Racehorse Leasing Forum.
An attractive, well-organised gateway racing in Victoria for professionals and fans - everything from race programs, acceptances, fields and results to premierships, industry awards, a stud directory, RVL's annual reports and links to Victorian racecourses.
William Inglis & Son www.inglis.com.au
Magic Millions www.magicmillions.com.au
Comprehensive and handsome websites for these Australian bloodstock sales companies, for up-to-date results, catalogues & news.
Argentine Thoroughbred Racing www.monti.com
Basic design but a useful source of information on Argentine racing & breeding, with regularly updated Graded Stakes results, sires lists (from the Stud Book: www.studbook.com.ar), interesting notes on training methods, details of the major tracks, links to stud websites, plus a few race videos.
Emirates Racing Association www.emiratesracing.com
Calendar, courses, entries, results, sales, statistics and premierships for the UAE racing season which runs from late October to mid-April, with links to the Dubai World Cup and Dubai International Racing Carnival sites.
Follow the programmes, form and achievements of the famous stable's horses all around the world, and search bios, photos and videos of all Godolphin stakeswinners since 1992. Junior Godolphin includes good material for school projects on the horse in history, the healthy horse a day in the life of Frankie Dettori and the world's top 100 races. There's also an introduction to the stunning Godolphin Gallery at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse, which celebrates the stable's Group One victories with trophy, photographic and interactive displays.
French Racing & Breeding Committee www.frbc.net
A very good English language news, information and links site, providing welcome and up-to-date reports on major French racing (with some breeding details), very useful searchable directories of French studs & stallions, and French-bred winners abroad, and good links to major French sales companies, agents and organisations.
L’Agence Francaise www.deauville-sales.com
Dates, results, stakeswinners and news from the leading French bloodstock sales company.
Hong Kong Jockey Club
Outstanding free access to Hong Kong race entries, results; horse, jockey and trainer statistics; the horse rating list, trackwork summaries, premiership tables and fixtures for the season; and Hong Kong pattern races, international races, classifications & ratings. Search for information by horse name or trainer; or use the record of current horses' former names with sires and dams - an invaluable resource for breeders. There's also a section for the Hong Kong Racing Museum, opened in 1996.
South China Morning Post www.racing.scmp.com
Excellent source of up-to-the-minute Hong Kong racing news, plus meeting info, fixtures list, ratings and columns by well-known racing journalists and tipsters, including Murray Bell and Alan Aitken.
Irish Thoroughbred Marketing www.itm.ie
Attractive gateway to Irish racing, breeding, sales and ownership. Includes fixtures, stakes calendar and results, a searchable database of trainers, stallions, sales dates and weekly Irish racing news (free email subscription), with good links to all key Irish industry websites.
Irish Field www.irish-field.com
Very good searchable directories of studs, stallions, trainers and jockeys & detailed information on racecourses in Ireland.
Irish Racing www.irish-racing.com
Excellent daily digest of racing news from Ireland, including a very good searchable archive of results.
Japan Association for International Horse Racing
A very good source of detailed and frequently updated information and news about Japanese racing & breeding. Posts JRA & NAR fixtures and information about JRA International Races; Graded Race schedules and results; a racecourse guide, sales dates, news and results, classifications, awards and the very good Japan Racing Journal, published each month.
Japan Bloodstock Thoroughbred World
A very simple design conceals the latest major international race results, a powerful search engine for the five-generation pedigrees and race records of Japanese horses, and a surprising amount of information about leading international horses, many with updated lists of major race wins. Queries can be made for races, horses, pedigrees, family tables or sire lines. It's impressive to search for current season New Zealand Group winners and find them here!
Korea Racing Association www.kra.co.kr
Good for general and historical information, and statistics about racing and breeding which is developing rapidly in Korea: the prizemoney per race at Seoul Racecourse in 2004 was $US57,600. Yet to add race fields, results or the horse information breeders need. Also has pages on Korea's Equine Hospital, Horse Racing School for jockeys and the Equine Museum.
Jockey Club www.macauhorse.com
Visit the English version for race meeting information, fixtures list, race details, fields (with sire & dam, and comprehensive form) results, race comments, premiership tables and news; also the Fact Sheet for good statistics and general information on Macau racing.
Singapore Turf Club www.turfclub.com.sg
General information about racing in Singapore. Click Pre- and Post-Racing Information for access to race cards (with breeding, owner, trainer and form details for each horse), latest and archived results; Trackform Information for current season horse performance records; and Statistical Records for trainers' and jockeys' premierships. Also has detailed information on Singapore's Feature Races.
Free access to race dates, fields, archived results and course records; plus news, jockeys' and trainers' tables for Singapore & Malaysia; links to the region's four Turf Clubs; and a good section on The Classics (the major races in Singapore & Malaysia), with lists of past winners. The subscription-based Turfonline Club offers more comprehensive data including horse profiles and race records, very useful for breeders who have sold horses to Singapore or Malaysia.
Sporting Post www.sportingpost.co.za
A very good resource for South African racing and breeding news and information: authoritative race previews and reviews; robust commentary; jockey, trainer, breeder and sire statistics; racetrack and calendar information; sales results; and a comprehensive history of South African racing & breeding. Includes full stallion listings (in PDF format) and substantial other information from the latest Sires book. Registration (still free but unlikely to remain so) is necessary to access race fields; latest results available in PDF format.
South African Horse Racing www.sahorseracing.com
Jockey Club of Turkey http://tjk.org
The English version has very good information and news on racing, tracks, studs & stallions in Turkey; and a database that's searchable by horse, sire, dam, owner, jockey, breeder or trainer. The Club has purchased about 25 stallions from Europe and the United States, including former New Zealand shuttles Bijou d'Inde and Bin Ajwaad.
Racing Post www.racingpost.co.uk
Free registration gives full access to the best British racing news site with a modern, user-friendly design and comprehensive data including race fields, form and results, a surprisingly good international database searchable by horse, trainer, owner, jockey and course; up-to-date stallion statistics; searchable progeny results, entries and sales results; authoritative and timely UK and international news; owner, trainer and jockey tables; and a very good news and article archive. Great writing too: check out the Features section which includes the Top 100 Favourite Horses, Racing Greats and Greatest Races, chosen by Racing Post readers.
Horse Racing History Online: www.horseracinghistory.co.uk
Racing enthusiasts of all ages will love exploring this wonderful searchable collection of biographies of great English horses, owners, trainers, jockeys and breeders, many illustrated with photographs donated by The Sporting Press and Racing Illustrated. Education Packs, Games & Quizzes and a Glossary add to the educational value of this beautifully designed site, owned by the National Horseracing Museum: www.nhrm.co.uk.
Tattersalls Ltd www.tattersalls.com
Comprehensive information including Sales dates, results, summaries, statistics and news from these leading UK and Irish bloodstock auctioneers.
British Horseracing Board
The smart online home of the British Horseracing Board, with four sections: Go Racing, Owning & Breeding, and Inside Horseracing (sponsorship, careers, media and the Board's work and people). The site is packed with useful features and information: racecourses, fixtures, key racing statistics, BHB annual reports, profiles of owners, jockeys, trainers and horses, an online facility for booking tickets at any of Britain's 59 courses, searchable databases of stallions, UK stakes results, sales dates, and a brilliant library of material on Britain's 31 Group One races. A model racing industry portal.
This specialist racing news agency has now located its smart new corporate site at this address. However, the old site thankfully remains active at www.racenewsonline.co.uk. The Newslink section provides comprehensive, well-written reports on major UK races (including historical statistics and extensive data on successful owners, trainers & jockeys). It's updated twice daily and archived back to March 2000.
The Blood-Horse www.bloodhorse.com
Plenty of excellent and up-to-date information here, including news reports & comment on US and international racing from the authoritative weekly journal; stud & general breeding news, US Sires’ Lists, industry statistics from The Jockey Club, forums, viewpoints and racing & sales dates.
Includes the Stallion Register Online www.stallionregister.com - an attractive & well-organised searchable directory with more than 2500 stallions, US national & state sire lists, breeding statistics and news;
The Horse: www.thehorse.com - register for free access to a huge library of articles on equine health topics organised under headings such as Behaviour, Breeding, Conformation, Injuries, Lameness and Parasites; and
The Source: http://source.bloodhorse.com - the online version of the well-known hard-copy directory. Search by category and state or country to find physical addresses, phone and fax numbers. Email and web details are included only with paid listings.
Thoroughbred Times www.thoroughbredtimes.com
On-line version of the very good US magazine. Lots of news and stakes results; a news archive that goes back five years; a northern hemisphere stakes results archive with 18 months of data; an extensive international Stallion Directory with more than 5,000 entries, though only a few hundred include statistical data; a searchable library of articles on horse health; an events calendar with international listings; several discussion forums; Eclipse Award winners; a searchable gallery of equine photos for sale; and a good links section called Connections. There's always an interesting piece on the Commentary page too.
The "world's largest horse racing, handicapping & wagering network." And it lives up to its billing with a bench of international brand partners backed by daily news, industry information, forums and a comprehensive search engine directory. Check out the Global Top 10 horses, Site of the Day award and North American, European, Asian and Australian forums on racing and breeding.
The American Thoroughbred Review www.thoroughbredreview.com
Want a bracing, hard-nosed second opinion on Amercian stallions (including SH shuttles) and breeding theories? This is a pretty good place to start. Check out especially the Articles, and the Stallion Watch section for the Best Value/Worst Value in several fee categories.
Daily Racing Form www.drf.com
Aimed mainly at punters, and some sections are available only to subscribers, but owners and breeders appreciate the stream of daily racing news reports, breeding news, easy-to-find race fields and results from around the United States, available in a well-organised format. Includes a list of US Graded Stakes races, sorted by track, and the year's race dates.
Thoroughbred Champions www.thoroughbredchampions.com
Honours mainly American champions with statistical summaries, photos and, in many cases, lengthy biographies. Subjects include Affirmed, Alydar, John Henry, Genuine Risk, Kelso, Man o' War, Northern Dancer, Personal Ensign, Ruffian, Seabiscuit, Seattle Slew, Secretariat and Sunday Silence. Gloaming and Musket are the sole Australasian listings so far. Also features a handy searchable US Stakes Database (and historical records of some of them), archived Breeders' Cup results and collected links to studs & stallions online.
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame www.racingmuseum.org
Take a Virtual walking Tour through this beautiful New York-based museum with details of Special, Travelling and Online Exhibits; there's a good section Just For Kids, too.
The International Museum of the Horse: www.imh.org
The Online History Exhibits are extensive and highly educational; check out the Virtual Art Gallery too; and then visit the amazing Kentucky Horse Park whose residents include thoroughbred champions Cigar and John Henry.
Pedigree Online Thoroughbred Database www.pedigreequery.com
Easily the best website for free international pedigree data, with a collection of more than 1.1 million pedigrees drawn from US racetrack entry information, Albin Warth’s donated collection and contributions made by dedicated pedigree students and racing fans. Pedigrees can usually be traced back to the 1700s without gaps, and constant volunteer editing means errors are regularly picked up. Progeny reports and photos are also free, but subscriptions are needed for line-breeding reports, hypothetical matings, and female family information.
Bloodstock Research Information Services www.brisnet.com
The excellent daily newsletter Bloodstock Journal, with comprehensive US & international news and statistics for owners & breeders is available free; and the previous two days' editions are archived.
National Thoroughbred Racing Association www.ntraracing.com
Includes full entries & results for US tracks; the current top 25 US horses, jockeys, trainers and owners by earnings and wins; leading US sires tables; lists of the season’s race-meetings and stakes races; a good racetrack directory; every Breeder's Cup fact and statistic you can think of; very useful biographies of all Breeder's Cup owners, breeders, trainers & jockeys since 1984; and a digest of US national racing news.
Ocala Breeders Sales Company www.obssales.com
Barretts Equine Ltd www.barretts.com
Online catalogues, sales dates, news, results and summaries from these leading US bloodstock sales companies.