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Cupidity Strikes At Debut

Cupidity Strikes At Debut

Jun 18, 2018

There were cheers on course and 168km away as well related two-year-old Cupidity charged home to record an impressive debut victory at Moe on Monday.Whilst Mick Kent was all smiles at the track, part-owners Ryan McEvoy and Matt Comerford were busy working at the Inglis weanling ...

Greyworm Flies At Debut

Greyworm Flies At Debut

Jun 12, 2018

It was a most encouraging debut by Greyworm at Mornington on Monday, the promising grey jumping straight to the front - always travelling well for Ethan Brown.Challenged briefly turning, the three-year-old gave a kick into the straight, shaking off his main rival over the final ...

Oh She's Good!

Oh She's Good!

Jun 03, 2018

Last time the talented mare Good Oh headed to Ballarat where she was to contest a race in which she was a short priced favourite, she decided in the mounting yard that she was not really in the mood - dislodging her rider and taking off.Fortunately she was in a better frame of ...

Rivage Flies At Debut

Rivage Flies At Debut

Jun 03, 2018

A horse who does everything wrong at debut and still wins by three lengths? That's a promising horse!Proving quite the handful for Brad Rawiller, Rivage headed to Ballarat for his first start on Sunday - settling last in the 1600m maiden and racing greenly throughout."It was ...

The Lovely Leodoro

The Lovely Leodoro

Jun 02, 2018

One of the favourites around the stable, Leodoro may not have won at Moonee Valley today but the Winter Championship bound gelding really caught the eye with a strong finishing fourth after missing the start. And one of our stable clients Vin Lowe took this lovely photo of him ...

Farewell Abbey!

Farewell Abbey!

May 30, 2018

A real favourite around the stables due not only to her ability but to her somewhat quirky personality (her best friend, aside from her loyal carer Laura Bates, was a chicken called Freckles!), Abbey Marie was in the headlines this week as one of the top sellers at the Magic ...

Lavarsi Leads Throughout

Lavarsi Leads Throughout

May 25, 2018

It has taken a little while for the stable to figure out Lavarsi but connections have been patient and he proved worth the wait by recording an easy all the way victory at Cranbourne on Friday night.Having his fifth start and stepping up to 1400m for the first time, the son of ...

Limekilns Breaks Maiden

Limekilns Breaks Maiden

May 22, 2018

On the back of highly promising form - two game placings at his first two starts - three-year-old Limekilns was sent out a hot odds-on favourite at Bendigo on Sunday and was always travelling like the winner.Getting a nice position fourth one off the fence behind leaders, ...

Abinger Breaks Through

Abinger Breaks Through

May 17, 2018

It is always a pleasure to win races for long time stable clients Philip and Anne Wooldridge who gain so much enjoyment in following their home bred horses.Such as the promising Abinger who was so impressive breaking her maiden at Sale on Tuesday.Having just her fourth start, ...

Daze's Double

Daze's Double

Apr 11, 2018

It is never easy to salute at debut as did Island Daze at Kyneton a few weeks ago and it is harder still to head straight to town and win again... but that is just what the promising three-year-old did at Sandown on Wednesday. So impressive at her first start that she was sent ...

Too Slick

Too Slick

Apr 10, 2018

With the early pace slow in the 2050m maiden at Moe on Monday it looked as though favourite Slick Back was going to have the job ahead but fortunately a few of his rivals made early runs, injecting some speed into the race as he bided his time back in the field.Settling around ...

Great Goethe

Great Goethe

Mar 21, 2018

There were a few tense moments for Goethe's breeder and owner Tricia Cox at Kyneton on Wednesday, her talented four-year-old - who was an odds-on favourite in the BM64 1200m contest - not arriving on course as early as he should have.Stuck in traffic, Goethe did make it in time ...

Daze Delights at Debut

Daze Delights at Debut

Mar 21, 2018

It always takes a fair bit of talent for a horse to win at debut and Island Daze looks to have a nice career in store on the back of a promising victory at Kyneton on Wednesday.Finishing all over the top of her rivals - several of them more experienced - Island Daze hit the lead ...

Wild Shows Staying Potential

Wild Shows Staying Potential

Mar 20, 2018

Michael Kent is quite fond of staying types and when approached to take on a well related daughter of Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Dalakhani he was happy to oblige - and it did not take long for him to be impressed by the grey named Wild Sea.From day one showing staying ...

Metro Win for Nome

Metro Win for Nome

Mar 05, 2018

Dr Dean Andary admits to have had a restless day on Friday... "I didn't really know what to do with myself," he laughed, "I was very nervous."The reason being that his much loved filly Metronome was racing at Moonee Valley that night, a promising daughter of Helmet that he bred ...

Stealing Another Win

Stealing Another Win

Feb 27, 2018

She was up in distance and weight but that was not going to stop the game mare Thieving Minx at Sale on Tuesday, the five-year-old so tough leading throughout to claim victory in the BM64 1419m contest.Recording her second win from her last three starts, the daughter of Time ...

Winning Behaviour

Winning Behaviour

Feb 25, 2018

Promising filly looked perfectly placed to break through at Yarra Valley on Saturday and despite getting further back than planned (she slipped slightly at the jump) she was impressive saluting in easy fashion.Storming home out wide in the run home, Behave proved a class above ...

Go Goethe!

Go Goethe!

Feb 21, 2018

The stable headed to Kyneton with two runners on Wednesday and we were delighted to cheer them both home to victory - Brooklands winning the first and Goethe the seventh.Recovering quickly off a tardy start to sit midfield along the rails, Goethe was always travelling well for ...

Brooklands Breaks Duck

Brooklands Breaks Duck

Feb 21, 2018

It was a deserved victory for Brooklands at picturesque Kyneton on Wednesday, the hardy four-year-old having been in the placings at three of his first seven races without a poor run amongst them.A slight rise in distance to the 1450m suited at Kyneton and from an inside gate ...

Apt Winner For Gilgai

Apt Winner For Gilgai

Feb 20, 2018

It was apt to see the all black silks of Gilgai Farm carried to victory by a son of All Too Hard - that four time Group One winner bred by Gilgai's Rick Jamieson who of course also bred the Vinery Stud based stallion's famous half-sister Black Caviar.Having his first start at ...

Coldstone Cruises Home

Coldstone Cruises Home

Feb 19, 2018

It was an easy watch for Coldstone's supporters at Flemington on Saturday, the tough and consistent six-year-old always travelling well in the York Racecourse Handicap.Enjoying a lovely trail fourth along the rails, the chestnut got into a lovely rhythm for Stephanie Thornton ...

Alpha Outstays Rivals At Debut

Alpha Outstays Rivals At Debut

Feb 15, 2018

Alpha looks a nice staying prospect for the stable, doing a good job after sitting wide in a 1600m maiden at Pakenham on Thursday evening - finding the line in determined fashion.Defying a betting drift having been kept safe by bookmakers early, Alpha drew a tricky gate but was ...

Seattle Shines

Seattle Shines

Feb 15, 2018

With long time stable supporter Philip Wooldridge being a local, the Stony Creek Cup is a race he would love to win - and we may well have just the horse for it with Seattle Park showing so much middle distance promise.On Thursday at only his second run back from a spell the ...

She's Diamonds

She's Diamonds

Feb 09, 2018

What a great record Diamond Grace is building, the talented five-year-old with her Moonee Valley success on Friday evening taking her tally to three wins (and four placings) from just nine starts.Always well regarded by the stable, the daughter of Montjeu's Epsom Derby winner ...