The world of horse racing has a long and vibrant history. This exciting sport celebrates the incredible athleticism of these powerful animals, and is available for the masses to enjoy, either in person at a race or watching from a screen far away. For those who are interested in experiencing a more potent adrenaline rush or holding a higher stake than any standard trackside bet could give them, DGR is for you.

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 some of Australia’s finest stud farms.


Ownership opportunities in DGR’s 2020 purchases are now fully subscribed. Duncan is taking expressions of interest for the upcoming 2021 sales; get in touch to discuss his bloodstock services and upcoming opportunities to race a horse with the winning DGR team.

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Carif lifts spirits after Norzita loss

Monday 16 November, 2020

It was with a sense of occasion that Carif (So You Think {NZ}) lifted for his first stakes victory in Saturday’s Sandown Cup just hours after his dam Norzita (NZ) (Thorn Park) passed away, and on the day which marked Bart Cummings’ 93rd birthday.

Carif was foaled two weeks after the legendary trainer, a winner of 12 Melbourne Cups, passed away in 2015, and while he is trained by Peter and Paul Snowden, the influence of Cummings, who trained both his sire and dam to Group 1 victories, remains strong.

Purple Sector hoping to get The Gong

Tuesday 3 November, 2020

The colours of the late Dato Tan Chin Nam were fittingly to the fore on Melbourne Cup Day when Purple Sector (NZ) (Pins) took out the Listed Furphy Plate (1800m).

The Malaysian Businessman owned Bart Cummings-trained Cup winners Think Big (1974 & 1975), Saintly (1996) and Viewed (2008).

Purple Sector, prepared by Randwick trainer John Thompson, required plenty of riding from jockey Craig Williams before prevailing by a neck from outsider Gold Fields (Churchill Downs), with Odeon (NZ) (Zacinto) a short head away in third.

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Timely reminder from Arrowfield Stud to close the deel with DGR

Monday 2 November, 2020

The 3YO filly Victoria Quay became Dundeel’s 12th stakeswinner with a resolute and classy effort in the $300,000 VRC Wakeful S. 2000m G2 at Flemington, defeating Personal & Tyche Goddess, with Arrowfield filly Miravalle (by Redoute’s Choice) running on late for fourth.


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Rough Habit Goes Ballistic

Tuesday 9 June, 2020

You learn something new every day. Take Ballistic Boy for instance.

Part-owned by Think Big Stud, Ballistic Boy races in the famous colours of the late Dato Tan Chin Nam, whose other star performers include dual Cox Plate winner and leading sire, So You Think, Melbourne Cup winner, Viewed, another Melbourne Cup winner in Saintly, and yet another Melbourne Cup winner in Think Big (’74 and ’75).

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Rough Habit Goes Ballistic
Ballistic Boy

Anderson on target in 3YO feature

Saturday 6 June, 2020

Ballistic Boy (Smart Missile) signed off with a career-best effort following a dominant display to claim the G3 Rough Habit Plate and deliver a memorable result for Chris Anderson.

The 3-year-old has been a model performer and will go for a well-earned break at the top of his game with his Eagle Farm trainer keeping his fingers crossed he will have the gelding back in the future.

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Astute yearling purchases reap rewards

Friday 10 April, 2020 

The unique 2020 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale format was deemed a success by many considering the testing circumstances. 

Day two of selling was a momentous day for DGR Thoroughbred Services’ Duncan Ramage who was delighted with the sale prices fetched by yearlings out of two very special mares he purchased for clients as yearlings; First Seal and Yattarna.

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First Seal

Group One winner First Seal

G1 Australian Derby contender Get The Idea

G1 Australian Derby contender Get The Idea

Modern day results from enduring selection criteria

Friday 3 April 2020

Over many years, DGR Thoroughbred Services’ Duncan Ramage has forged a distinguished career as a Bloodstock Agent. The extensive list of successful racehorses and breeding stock Duncan has purchased is testament to this fact.

The impressive line-up of horses that Duncan has been involved with include racetrack greats like So You Think, First Seal, Saintly, Viewed, Dariana, Faint Perfume and Norzita (to name a few).

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DGR 2020 yearling purchases enter training stables

Wednesday April 1, 2020 

This time of year represents an exciting chapter as DGR purchased yearlings get closer to unveiling their athletic ability on the racetrack.

We couldn’t be happier with the progress that the Shalaa ex Methyar colt has made since being purchased at the 2020 Magic Millions Yearling Sale.

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Shalaa - Methyar Colt

Shalaa ex Methyar colt

Primitivo like a Ferrari in the $1m Magic Millions Trophy.

A Sebring Quinella in the $1 Million Ferrari Magic Millions Trophy

Mark Smith – Breednet – Saturday January 11

Widden Stud’s late, great Sebring went 1-2 in Saturday’s $1 Million Ferrari Magic Millions Trophy but there was a dominant winner in the John Thompson-trained Primitivo.
With Glenn Boss having his first ride on the honest 5yo gelding, Primitivo came clear in the closing stages to defeat the Chris Waller-trained Black On Gold by one and three-quarter lengths with the Tony Gollan-trained A Man To Match a short-neck back in third.

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When you have an investment in one of the magnificent beasts on the track, you’ll get to see what goes on behind the scenes of the noble sport of horse racing. DGR deals exclusively in exceptionally bred, athletic racehorses and the shares they have for sale. We believe in providing our clients with exceptional service and communication to ensure you select the right horse for your budget and requirements, and that you receive the ultimate ownership experience.

It’s always a thrilling experience to see a horse pounding along the grass and tearing past its competition, but once you have more than just a betting stake in the horse, the tension and exhilaration is paramount.


If you’re looking to get more involved in the noble sport of racing horses, why not consider purchasing a racehorse or racehorse shares that are for sale? DGR selects and advises on racing stock of the finest breeding quality. Contact us to discuss your options or get more information on our services via our online contact page, or call us on (02) 9663 3030.

Ballistic Boy🐎💨💥 in for a big summer ... campaign!

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BALLISTIC BOY 🚀 wins the Mooloolaba Cup in ... thrilling fashion, piloted by @MJMcGillivray91 who was determined to get him over the line! 🥳🏆👏

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#NewgateRaised BALLISTIC BOY 🚀 flies home to ... add the Mooloolaba Cup to his impressive CV 🏆

Well done to breeder @AWilliamsBldstk and all the winning connections 👏

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