Everything you need to know for a busy day ahead
Welcome to Wednesday's essential guide to what's going on in the world of bloodstock and there's plenty to be keeping an eye on.
Sales action returns to Ascot as the Tattersalls Ireland Ascot March Sale gets underway at 10.30am and in America the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Two-Year-Old is sure to post some impressive results.
There are five race meetings to get your teeth stuck into and we've hand picked the best of our content from Racing Post Bloodstock and ANZ Bloodstock News for you to enjoy.
Wincanton (first race 2.00)
Warwick (first race 2.10)
Wolverhampton (first race 2.20)
Dundalk (first race 5.30)
Newcastle (first race 5.45)
Happy Valley (first race 12.15)
Sales season returns to Ascot today with a 180-strong catalogue of mixed lots set to go under the hammer at the Tattersalls Ireland Ascot complex from 10.30am. Here's a preview on Jamie Osborne's plum dispersal offerings and our sales section has the full catalogue here.
There's also the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Two-Year-Olds Sale which gets underway at 3pm local time and the catalogue can be found here.
ANZ Bloodstock News
Exclusive news in today's issue from Coolmore that dual Guineas hero Churchill is to shuttle to their Australian base later this year.
What to read
John Dance and Willy Twiston-Davies are just two of our expert jury members who have tackled a number of questions on topics that are set to determine this year's Flat season.
Few have forgotten the talents of outstanding mare Quevega and the daughter of Robin Des Champs delivered her third foal at the Irish National Stud on Tuesday morning.
A meeting of greats will take place later this breeding season when multiple Grade 1 heroine Stellar Wind will be covered by Coolmore supremo Galileo. Here's a piece from our archives by Michele MacDonald charting the daughter of Curlin's rags to riches story.
Breeders in Australia will no doubt be delighted to hear that Classic winner Churchill will be shuttling to Coolmorew Australia this year, the news coming hot on the heels of Darley's announcement that high class miler Ribchester will also be heading to the southern hemispher.
With two high-profile additions to the stallion ranks confirmed already, it will be interesting to see if any more European stars will be making the trip to Australia as stallion rosters are confirmed in the coming weeks. Subscribe to ANZ Bloodstock News to keep up to date with the latest roster moves.