The home of thoroughbred dosages in Australia

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This website is a resource for Australian and NZ students of the study of dosages in thoroughbred racehorses.  While a lot of information on dosages is held on Dr Roman's sire, Dr Roman writes about the US and European model of dosage.  He also focuses on the dosage index and dosage profile, which are mathematical equations that he created.  These are very important, but perhaps his focus has missed a little of the true nature of the original method described by Vuillier, and later modified by Varola.  We respect Dr Roman's work, and without it, most would be unaware of dosages.  Our aim though is to improve understanding of the thoroughbred, and this means that we need to take all factors into account.  In particular, Australian and NZ breeders have established a unique product and we retain our own influences that have been fairly unique to our own racing.  These are often neglected by the rest of the world.  We owe a great debt to Mr John Hutchinson of Scone Bloodstock Services for the work he has carried out in classifying these influences.

10 Top Moments from the Makybe Diva

The Makybe Diva Stakes was formerly known as the Craiglee Stakes and was first held at Flemington in 1948.  Here are some interesting Australian Racing Facts for this Spring feature.


  • The Makybe Diva Stakes was upgraded to Group 1 status in 2013

  • Only two horses have ever won the race twice, a…
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    How to find a Magic Millions winner

    The festive season is upon us, which means that the Magic Millions Sale is just around the corner.  While I personally think that it is one of the weakest Magic Millions catalogues that I have seen, there will be some decent racehorses coming from it.  If history is any guide, it will be the sale th…

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    Ten Melbourne Cup Facts about Times

    10. The race record is still held by Kingston Rule at 3.16.3 in 1990

    9. Makybe Diva in 2005 was the last horse to win the Melbourne Cup in a time under 3 minutes and 20 seconds when she won in 3.19.79.

    8. Last year's race was on a good 3 track, and won in a time of 3.20.3 by Fiorente

    7. Both 2011…

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    10 Melbourne Cup Facts to help find a winner

    10. Bart Cummings is the most successful trainer with 12 wins in the great race.  He has not trained the winner since 2008 and now trains in a partnership with his grandson, James.

    9. Of current jockeys, Glen Boss and Damien Oliver share the honours with three wins.  Glen Boss' successes all came …

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    First Season Sires for the coming season

    Today's SPORTSMAN newspaper highlighted the first season stallions whose first 2yo's will reach the track later this year.  I read this with a great deal of concern.  Concern not just for the racing industry, or breeders who are both impacted significantly, but I had great concern for the future of …

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    With the new racing season comes the new stallions battling it out for First Season Sires' Honours.  Here is a piece I did some time ago on Congrats, the US stallion who shuttles to Vinery Stud.

    Thoroughbred breeding is certainly unpredictable.  Some of the highest profile stallion prospects have …

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    When is a Nick not a Nick?

    Nicks can be an important tool, but in most cases, their usage is proactive rather than reactive.  Let me explain.  Recently there was some talk of the apparently exceptional Redoute’s Choice x Last Tycoon nick.  According to figures published by RISA who I believe use the True Nicks system, this ni…

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    Ten Pedigree Facts on Australian Group 1 Racing 2013/14

    The pedigrees of the Group 1 winners should be the bread and butter of pedigree students and analysts throughout Australia.  How many will actually look at these pedigrees and try to understand how, or even if, the nature of the Australian thoroughbred is changing?  

    Some interesting facts:

    1. Eleve…

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    Ten Facts about the Group 1 Racing Season 2013/14 in Australia

    The pinnacle of horse racing are the Group 1 races. With the thoroughbred horse racing season drawing to a close in the Southern Hemisphere, all of the Group 1 races have been run. The racing season finishes on 31 July so it isn't long before we get to do it all over again.

    Here are some interesting …

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    High Priced Yearling at Warwick Farm on 2-7-14

    Race 1 at Warwick Farm sees another appearance of Good Project to the track.  He is a son of Not A Single Doubt out of a mare by 

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