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.

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....  

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....  

Rockafella (NZ)

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....  

Static Lift

Static Lift

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

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).
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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.... 

Lot 144 - br c Tavistock - Zarzino - The brother to VRC Derby winner Tarzino

Precedence retires in great order

15 November 2015

Precedence did not get a fairytale finish in the Listed William Hill Sandown Cup (3200m) on Saturday, but the 10-year-old will now get a hard-earned retirement.

Formerly trained by legendary horseman Bart Cummings and now in the care of Bart's grandson James, Precedence was not a factor in the finish in his 69th career start - as Almoonqith took the main prize. Read more.....



Figtree back to winning form

14 November 2015

Three weeks after finishing 3rd at Randwick, the Gwenda Markwell trained, Figtree, was back to winning form on Saturday when making a long, sustained run to win the Cellarbrations in Hills (BM79) over 1350m at Rosehill.

The 4YO son of Bel Esprit was caught deep throughout the race, with jockey, Josh Parr, making his run just before the turn, hitting the line strongly to win by 0.3L from Ziggy Willy with Danish Twist in third place.

Purchased for $40,000 by DGR Thoroughbred Services for Matthew Sandblom at the 2013 Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale, Figtree, who has either won or placed in 9 of his 12 career starts (including two wins this preparation), has career earnings of $114,050 for connections. 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.




January 2017

Magic Millions Yearling Sale

NZB Premier Yearling Sale

February 2017

Inglis Classic Yearling Sale

Inglis Premier Yearling Sale


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