DGR Thoroughbred Services & DGR Bloodstock Services is the Sydney, Australia based bloodstock agency of Duncan Ramage. DGR is a leader in the selection and sale of yearlings, tried racehorses, broodmares and stallions both locally and internationally. It syndicates racehorses, manages broodmares and has a proven record in the design and management of stud farms.
NZ Yearling Sale Acquisitions
1 February 2017
DGR Thoroughbred Services continued their strong association with NZB purchasing eight yearlings; six colts and two fillies. They will depart NZ later this week to begin their new racing careers in Australia in the stables of Leilani Lodge under G1 winning trainer, James Cummings. They include:
Lot 141 B c Pins x Eden Valley for NZ$60,000
Lot 175 B c Power (GB) x Game Duchess for NZ$230,000
Lot 181 Gr c Frankel (GB) x Give Me Five (Ger) for NZ$475,000
Lot 194 B c Tavistock x Harmony for NZ$100,000
Lot 224 B f Redoute's Choice x Kaatoon for NZ$240,000
Lot 291 Gr f Reliable Man x Miss Scarlatti for NZ$180,000
Lot 321 B c Redoute's Choice x Our Pride & Joy for NZ$35,000
Lot 447 B c Savabeel x The Jewel for NZ$400,000
Exceeds makes connections Exceedingly Happy
21 January 2017
When the James Cummings-trained Exceeds opened her winning account in Saturday's Australian Fire Hose Plate (1000m) at Randwick, she became the 16th two-year-old winner by Snitzel in Australia this season. That's ten more than his closest pursuers.
Despite finishing fourth at Canterbury when making her racetrack debut in what looks an excellent form race, Exceeds eased in the market to start at $20.
Ahead of her that day were From Within, Invader and Chauffeur. Read more....
2017 Magic Millions Wrap up
16 January 2017
DGR has returned from the 2017 Magic Millions Yearling Sale with what we believe to be some really nice yearlings from exciting sires Foxwedge, Sebring and Exceed and Excel heading to James Cummings at Leilani Lodge. They include:
Lot 92 Ch c Sebring x Holly Zou for $80,000
Lot 164 Ch c Sebring x Leica Light for $100,000
Lot 195 Ch f Exceed and Excel x Maha Chakri for $330,000
Lot 245 B f Foxwedge x Moonboat for $240,000
Lot 546 B f Foxwedge x Twelve Pack Shelly for $475,000
3 January 2017
DGR has some promising horses back in work at Leilani Lodge in time for the 2017 Sydney Autumn Carnival riches. They include exciting 4yo mare, Nassak (Rip Van Winkle x Brilliant Princess, a $135,000 2014 NZB Premier Sale purchase), having her second race preparation for James Cummings, Nassak won 3 of her 5 starts last time in. 3YO Fastnet Rock colt, Rock and Swing (from Dance on By, a $600,000 2015 NZB Premier Sale purchase), who won on debut at Warwick Farm and is set to resume in a barrier trial on the 17 January. Read more....
Rockafella - One To Watch
27 July 2016
The familiar colours of Dato Tan Chin Nam were in the winner's circle at Canterbury on Wednesday, carried to victory by an unbeaten son of champion sire Fastnet Rock.
Prepared by James Cummings, three year-old gelding Rockafella might be somewhat of a late starter having only recently made his debut with a Wyong win on July 12, but patience may ultimately pay off for connections. Read more....
Yattarna Takes Out the G3 Kari JHB Carr Stakes
16 April 2016
Seemingly well exposed as being just short of stakes level, the James Cummings-trained Yattarna had everything fall into place for her in Saturday's G3 Kari JHB Carr Stakes (1400m) at Randwick.
Coming off a second in a benchmark 72 event at Wyong, Yattarna (Exceed And Excel) was given a peach of a ride by Glyn Schofield to defeat the New Zealand filly No More Tears (Darci Brahma) by a half-length with Bjorn Baker's Lady Sniper (Snippetson) another short half-head back in third.
It was just the second win for the daughter of Exceed And Excel, advancing her overall record to 2 wins, 2 seconds and 2 thirds from 9 starts for earnings of $149,960. Read more....
2016 Yearling Sale Purchases
18 April 2016
The Yearling Sale season has concluded with DGR Thoroughbred Services securing the following yearlings for our clients which are now fully subscribed:
2016 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale
Lot 78 Bay colt Lonhro - Snow Spell for $310,000
Lot 403 Bay colt Street Cry - Millie Milou for $225,000
Lot 516 Brown colt So You Think - Little Diamond A for $90,000
Lot 544 Bay colt Sebring - Purrfection for $160,000
2016 NZB Premier Yearling Sale
Lot 44 Brown colt Tavistock - Zarzino for NZ$400,000
Lot 196 Bay colt Savabeel - Belle Fleur for NZ$150,000
Lot 311 Bay colt Smart Missile - Gold Water for NZ$160,000
2016 Magic Millions Yearling Sale
Lot 117 Chestnut colt Sebring - Classic Quest for $105,000
Lot 204 Chestnut filly Snitzel - Exceedingly Happy for $250,000
Lot 345 Brown colt Redoute's Choice - Judged for $240,000
Lot 618 Brown colt Uncle Mo - Snake Mary for $180,000
Lot 636 Brown filly Smart Missile - Strictly Personal for $70,000
Lot 680 Bay colt Rothesay - Thunderunder for $70,000
Bright Future for Gauguin
18 January 2017
A half-brother to a Group I winner from a Group I winner, promising Dalghar (Fr) three year old Gauguin is bred to be well above average and gave every indication that was the case when scoring a stylish victory at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
A close second on debut at Warwick Farm last month, the James Cummings trained Gauguin was favourite for the 1400 metre maiden and jumped straight to the front to lead all the way and win by half a length. Read more....
Spring Beckons for Savvan
27 September 2016
James Cummings says Savvan ‘probably is’ more of an autumn filly, but admits testing his promising three-year-old against Melbourne’s best this spring remains a big possibility.
The Group 1 winning trainer had one eye on the Spring Carnival following Savvan’s maiden victory at Kembla Grange on Tuesday.
While he thought the lightly-raced filly was still a work in progress, Cummings was quitely confident she would be able to handle the step-up next start. Read more....
DGR Yearling Purchases Making Their Mark
12 July 2016
Although we are in the quieter months of the racing season, it has been a busy couple of weeks for DGR Thoroughbred purchases with three or the four recent winners being purchased from 2014 yearling sales either winning on debut or early in their racing career.
Static Lift (3g Starcraft – Viennese Lass) has had a stellar start to his second preparation having three starts for two wins and a second placing, breaking his maiden with a dominant 3.3L victory at Beaumont on 21 May and then backed it up with another nice win at Canterbury two weeks later. Trained by James Cummings and purchased for $160,000 by DGR Thoroughbred Services for Think Big Stud and Tunku Ahmad Yahaya from the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale, Static Lift looks like he could be a consistent Saturday class galloper when he returns from a spell. Click here to watch the replay. Read more....
Stakes Goals for Fastnet Debut Winner
2 March 2016
Less than a week after Fastnet Rock posted a juvenile stakes quinella in New Zealand with exciting colts Heroic Valour and Mongolian Falcon, the champion sire produced another two year-old colt with stakes aspirations in Rock and Swing, who scored an eye-catching debut win at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
A big athletic colt prepared by James Cummings, he was fourth in a recent trial won by his stablemate and subsequent Group II winner Good Standing.
Tackling 1200 metres for his first outing, Rock and Swing found the line strongly for Hugh Bowman to outpoint well bred filly Sparkle (More Than Ready (USA) from Group I winner Gallica) to win by a short half head.
A $600,000 NZB Premier purchase from the Waikato Stud draft for Duncan Ramage’s DGR Thoroughbreds, Rock and Swing comes with a big pedigree as he is the first winner for Sadler’s Wells mare Dance on By (IRE), a full sister to Epsom Derby winner and leading sire High Chaparral (IRE). Read more....
Ramage Recruiting at Karaka
27 January 2016
FBAA members bought 10 yearlings worth $1,82 million on behalf of clients during the NZB Premier Sale at Karaka.
DGR Thoroughbred Services led the way with a $400,000 Tavistock – Zarzino colt from Cambridge Stud. He's a brother to G1 Victoria Derby winner Tarzino who is due to resume in the G1 Orr Stakes at Caulfield on February 13. Read more....
Fairytale completed with $400,000 result
Mon, 25 January 2016
The fairytale for New Plymouth scrap metal dealer Graham Meredith was completed at Karaka this afternoon when the brother to VRC Derby winner Tarzino was knocked down for $400,000.
In a keen duel, David Ellis, Lang Lin of the Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Group and Australian agent Duncan Ramage traded blows, but it was Ramage who held final sway with his $400,000 clincher. Read more....
First Seal scoops the pool at NSW Racehorse Owners Awards
20 August 2015
First Seal swept the NSW Racehorse of the Year awards on Thursday night, taking home a trio of trophies including NSW Horse of The Year.
First Seal won the G1 Flight Stakes and was runner up in another three Group 1s, which gave her an easy win under the points system used in the awards. She was also named three-year-old of the year and Queen of the Autumn.
"I am proud to be strategically responsible in the purchase of First Seal and in the process give China Horse Club their first landmark Group 1 in Australia and yet another for long time clients Dato Tan Chin Nam and Tunku Ahmad Yahaya" said Duncan Ramage.
Magic Millions Yearling Sale
NZB Premier Yearling Sale
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale
Phone: + 61 (02) 9663 3030 | Fax: + 61 (02) 9663 1919 | Mobile: +61 (0418) 969 740 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PO Box 339 Kensington NSW 2033
Photo credits - Martin King Sportpix , Bradley Photographers - www.bradleyphotos.com.au