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Minister for Racing Denis Napthine today visited one of Australia's biggest and most successful harness racing studs and inspected the white foal, which has captured the imagination of the industry. Dr Napthine said Alabar Bloodstock, located in northern Victoria at Koyuga, was a mainstay in Victoria's racing industry as well as key local employer.

Minister for Racing Denis Napthine today (Tuesday November 20) visited one of Australia's biggest and most successful harness racing studs and inspected the white foal, which has captured the imagination of the industry.

Alabar Bloodstock is today celebrating the birth of what pundits believe may be the first white standardbred foal ever born in Australia. The progeny of Alabar's champion harness racing reputed sire Courage Under Fire, the only horse to ever win six derbies, and well bred mare Telern Hilda, the one-in-a-million colt is being treated like a Hollywood star at the Goulburn Valley farm where he was foaled.

Art Major, Safely Kept and Fake Left, three stallions who have had a profound influence on breeding in Australia over the past decade, were recipients of IRT sponsored Globe Derby Awards for the 2011/12 season.

Alabar bloodstock will again be holding their annual Breeders Seminar at Bathurst on Friday 14th September 2012. The seminar will be held during the race meeting with the first race to commence at 6.27pm.

Support continues to grow amongst the harness racing community for the victims of the Leeton Paceway fire, where five horses perished.

The annual Alabar Bloodstock Blue Ribbon Sale of harness racing broodmares and yearlings is generally regarded as the best production sale in the country. The 21st renewal, to be conducted by Davidson Cameron & Co Dubbo at Alabar's Echuca farm on Sunday, September 23, features an outstanding catalogue of 87 horses including broodmares, yearlings, two and three-year-olds and other racing stock.

Many of Australia's leading stud farms have thrown their support behind the inaugural Terang Harness Racing Club Stallion Tender. Alabar Bloodstock, who operate standardbred breeding establishments in Victoria, New Zealand and the Riverina, has offered a choice of three stallions in Armbro Operative, Elsu and Gotta Go Cullect.

A major 'Down Under' breeding coup announced in Australia yesterday (Friday July 6) will have both good and bad ramifications for the Australasian breeding industry.

Jimmy Douglass has more to thank Ian Wilson for than just his biggest ever win in the $200,000 Alabar Victoria Derby at Melton on Saturday night. He owes him the better part of his harness racing career.

Dubbo Harness Racing Club Red Ochre organiser Brett Wrigley said that this year's Red Ochre Stallion tender may not have the quantity of previous years but it certainly has the quality.

You would have to have been living on another planet if you hadn't heard the news that harness racing prizemoney at Menangle is getting some hefty increases. So that is terrific news for anyone racing a horse in NSW.

In a new initiative the Pinjarra Harness Racing Club are pleased to bring a new $19,500 feature race for 3 Year-Old fillies to Western Australia. The sponsorship of the race has brought together two of the biggest supporters of both Pinjarra and the local industry, namely John and Brett Coffey from Alabar Bloodstock and Rob Tomlinson from Regency Foods.

On June 8th representatives of Alabar Bloodstock, John Coffey and Graeme Henley, came to Pennsylvania to discuss with us not only the Stallion Station/Alabar merger, but more importantly to finalize the details of the upcoming harness racing breeding season for our stallions in Australia and New Zealand - Mach Three, Mister Big and Art Official.

In many parts of the world the month of May is a month of celebration. In this part of the world, commonly known as 'Down Under', there is a celebration between two of the major harness racing stud farms - Alabar and Stallion Station - with announcement of a merge of their operations.

The Alabar New South Wales SW Breeders Challenge commenced last night at Young Paceway in a traditional state-wide based heat format. In its fourth harness racing season, the series is living up to its name when you consider the bloodlines of last night's winners.

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