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Queen Quilate!

Queen Quilate!

Apr 03, 2016

It was both a thrill and a relief to see Quilate break through for her maiden victory at Cranbourne on Friday evening, the promising filly not always having the best of luck in her lead-up runs but always displaying above average ability.With the form around her stacking up ...

Abbey Flies

Abbey Flies

Mar 24, 2016

Expectations were high that beautifully bred filly Abbey Marie would perform well at debut and she did not disappoint, at Sandown on Wednesday charging through the field to salute in impressive fashion.Sent out a short priced favourite in The Cove Hotel Maiden Plate, the ...

Maraudamiss Relishes Heavy

Maraudamiss Relishes Heavy

Mar 21, 2016

With her half-sister Danestroem having won a couple of races on heavy tracks, there was an air of confidence that Maraudamiss would also be at home on the going but it could not be foreseen just how much she'd love it!Relishing every metre of the demanding surface at Yarra ...

Winning With Consommateur Ease

Winning With Consommateur Ease

Mar 21, 2016

It was no surprise to see Consommateur quickly clear her maiden at Yarra Valley on Sunday, the promising filly having really caught the eye when flashing home late for second at her Cranbourne debut earlier in the month.Sent out favourite on the strength of that run and ...

All The Way For Written

All The Way For Written

Mar 21, 2016

The stable's great run of form continued at Bendigo on Saturday with terrific mare Written taking out one of the day's features, the $110,000 Gold Bracelet.Driven straight to the lead by Katelyn Mallyon, the daughter of Written Tycoon (who enjoyed a good day with his son ...

Bayanova's A Beauty!

Bayanova's A Beauty!

Mar 17, 2016

"Dwayne Dunn has pulled off a beauty!" enthused race caller Greg Miles as tough staying mare Bayanova raced away to an easy win at Sandown on Wednesday.Stepping up to 3000m at only her third outing this time in, the daughter of Alamosa took her usual position well back in the ...

Keep The Justice Races Away

Keep The Justice Races Away

Mar 15, 2016

The combination of a distance rise and the sting out of the track proved a winning formula for Keep The Justice, runaway winner of the 1600m maiden at Stony Creek on Sunday.Giving an almighty kick at the turn, the lightly raced three-year-old put a space on his rivals who were ...

Hattori Hanzo Fights!

Hattori Hanzo Fights!

Mar 13, 2016

It was a nail-biting few seconds as we awaited the result of a photo finish to Saturday's Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes - our talented up-and-comer Hattori Hanzo hitting the line late to prevail in the tightest of finishes.|Having loomed up at the turn, the lightly raced ...

Bendigo Guineas for Amadeus

Bendigo Guineas for Amadeus

Mar 08, 2016

The Listed Bendigo Guineas is the target for promising three-year-old Amadeus who did such a great job rising in class, distance and weight at Cranbourne on Friday night.Sent out favourite on the back of an impressive maiden victory at Pakenham four week's previously, Amadeus ...

Marvellous Maraudamiss

Marvellous Maraudamiss

Mar 08, 2016

Such is the promise that Maraudamiss has always shown that it was only a matter of time till she broke her maiden - and she did so in very easy style at Kyneton on Monday.Having run so well when third first up at Sandown, Maraudamiss was a short priced favourite in the 1850m ...

Two In A Row for Hattori Hanzo

Two In A Row for Hattori Hanzo

Mar 03, 2016

Usually choosing to celebrate "at home having a few beers with my wife," Noel Callow put his 41st birthday festivities on hold to ride the exciting three-year-old Hattori Hanzo at Moonee Valley on Friday night.And it proved to be a wise move with the lightly raced gelding ...

A Class Above

A Class Above

Feb 19, 2016

If you had blinked at the 400m mark whilst watching Supido race at Moonee Valley on Friday night you would've been surprised to see the imposing bay rushing around leaders by the time you opened your eyes... so quickly did he make his winning move in the Tour Of Victoria Sprint ...

Victorious Vorspiel

Victorious Vorspiel

Feb 17, 2016

All maidens are not created equal and it was a pretty good one that Vorspiel won at Colac on Sunday, VOBIS Gold and Super VOBIS bonuses making it a lovely race to win for the chestnut's owner who happens to be Michael Kent Jnr. Well fancied on the strength of his consistent ...

Hattori Pounces

Hattori Pounces

Feb 17, 2016

Suited by a rise in distance and the addition of blinkers, promising three-year-old Hattori Hanzo was impressive breaking his maiden at Sale on Tuesday.Having just his fourth start, the well related son of Sebring was nicely rated by Noel Callow, travelling well back in the ...

Written - Winner On Every City Track

Written - Winner On Every City Track

Feb 06, 2016

What a grand mare Written has been for her owners, in just 24 starts winning six races and amassing over $310,000 in stakes.And how tough was she on Saturday?! Sitting wide from an outside gate and showing great heart over the final stages, she dug deep to wear down the leaders ...

Amadeus Rocks!

Amadeus Rocks!

Feb 04, 2016

It was 56 years ago that the Walker family's Impulsive ran into Wenona Girl in the 1000 Guineas, finishing a game second to that champion filly. Whilst a Group Three winner, Impulsive would not retire with a record to match Wenona Girl's but her name is etched in racing history ...

Charlevoix Charges!

Charlevoix Charges!

Feb 03, 2016

First catching Michael's eye at the 2014 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, Charlevoix was passed in but he liked him so much he quickly put a syndicate together, put in an offer - and the horse headed to Cranbourne!And, just under two years later under the name of Charlevoix he ...

Supido Stunning

Supido Stunning

Jan 31, 2016

It was a simply stunning performance by Supido first up in the Michael Stewart Plate at Flemington on Saturday, the exciting galloper dominant saluting by a soft 1 1/2 lengths at his first outing since last winter.Off the scene with niggling problems since that time, Supido has ...

Leodoro - A Special Win

Leodoro - A Special Win

Jan 29, 2016

All wins are exciting but some are more emotional, more significant than others - such as that recorded by the promising four-year-old Leodoro at Mornington on Friday.Having just his third start and his first since the spring, the lightly raced gelding struck heavy going for the ...

Madog Digs

Madog Digs

Jan 27, 2016

There were a few tense moments for supports of Madog as he entered the Werribee straight on Monday but he is a horse who knows how to find the line and once a split came he was determined to take it.Allowed to find his feet from a wide gate for Brad Rawiller, the sparingly raced ...

Plouc Prounces

Plouc Prounces

Jan 25, 2016

Having just his second run for the stable, Plouc was an impressive winner at Yarra Valley on Saturday, always travelling well behind the leader and shooting clear in the run home.A horse on the up, Plouc saluted by a soft 2 1/4 lengths - breaking through for his maiden victory ...

Wonderful To Win!

Wonderful To Win!

Jan 07, 2016

Great supporters of the stable for the last few years, John Olle and Karin MacNab looked to have a nice type in the shape of impressive Kyneton winner Albion Road.A hot short priced favourite after running such good races at his first two outings, the three-year-old Street Boss ...

Danestroem - again!

Danestroem - again!

Dec 28, 2015

What a wonderful mare Danestroem has been for the stable; the six-year-old racing consistently throughout her career and on Boxing Day proving just too tough for her rivals in the Ken Sturt Handicap at Caulfield.It was the second metropolitan win in a row for the tough daughter ...

Chicago Pounces

Chicago Pounces

Dec 19, 2015

An aggressive ride by Jake Bayliss saw the talented Downtown Chicago back into form at Yarra Valley on Friday, the four-year-old closer to the pace than usual - and it did the trick!"We decided to drive him out of the barriers into the first four from the good gate and have him ...