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Two In A Row for Varboss

Two In A Row for Varboss

Feb 07, 2015

Despite a rise in weight talented up and comer Varboss was able to take his winning form from Sandown in mid-January to Moonee Valley on Friday night, the handsome chestnut looking good winning his second city race in a row. And his second win was all the more impressive than ...

King Reigns at the Picnics

King Reigns at the Picnics

Jan 19, 2015

It takes a particular type of horse to win at picnic meetings - tough, durable and able to carry weight - and King Henry is just that sort of horse. Having only his second run this campaign, the lightly raced six-year-old was in winning form at Woolamai on Saturday - the ...

Var-boom!

Var-boom!

Jan 16, 2015

A relatively new addition the stable, Varboss is an exciting type in the making, the attractive chestnut proving a class above his rivals at Sandown on Wednesday. Kept on the fresh since having not raced since November, the lightly raced four-year-old travelled sweetly in the ...

Special Win For Jake

Special Win For Jake

Jan 10, 2015

A jockey's first winner is always going to be a special horse to that rider - which is why apprentice Jake Bayliss has always had a soft spot for dashing chestnut You Think So. It was in February 2012 that Bayliss celebrated his first winner - You Think So claiming a ...

Hennbodys Maiden

Hennbodys Maiden

Jan 09, 2015

It did not take long for promising filly Hennybodys to break her maiden - and she did it in style too, the attractive chestnut at only her second start racing away to an impressive 3 1/2 length victory at Cranbourne on Friday night. Sent out favourite on the strength of an ...

Berganza Sings A Winning Note

Berganza Sings A Winning Note

Dec 30, 2014

Patience paid dividends when Berganza broke through for an overdue maiden victory at Yarra Valley on Monday, the chestnut saluting in easy fashion at her tenth start. Doing a good job rising in class, tackling ratings company without a maiden victory to her name, Berganza was ...

A Real Winner

A Real Winner

Dec 15, 2014

It was a well deserved break through for Real Mad at Werribee on Sunday, the consistent four-year-old so game in the placings at each of his previous three starts. Sent out a short priced favourite, the chestnut jumped straight to the front and was well rated by our ...

Chemistry Breaks Through

Chemistry Breaks Through

Dec 05, 2014

It is always nice to seen an odds-on favourite control a race from the onset and that is just what Chemistry did at Mornington on Friday, the promising four-year-old always looking good for Vlad Duric. Working over to sit second from a wide draw, Chemistry travelled well ...

Vienna Prince Breaks Through

Vienna Prince Breaks Through

Nov 23, 2014

With the natural talent that Vienna Prince has always shown, it was a surprise to the stable that he was still lining up in a maiden at his fifth outing but it was worth the wait as he recorded a tough victory at Cranbourne on Friday night. Doing a bit of early work before ...

A Holy Double

A Holy Double

Nov 22, 2014

It may have taken a while for the talented Holy Cow to break through for her first win but after claiming her maiden at Moonee Valley late last month she was able to go right on with the job at that same track on Friday night. Despite rising in both class and distance, the ...

Holy Cow! A winner!

Holy Cow! A winner!

Oct 31, 2014

It may have taken a little while longer than expected for the talented Holy Cow to break her maiden but she it in style stepping up to 1600m at Moonee Valley last Friday night. Booting through from her inside gate to take the lead, Holy Cow was pressured from 900m out but she ...

Truck Fires

Truck Fires

Oct 19, 2014

A bold ride by our apprentice Jake Bayliss saw Fire Truck return to easy winning form at Seymour on Tuesday, the six-year-old recording his first success since last spring. Sparingly raced since that time, the son of Encosta de Lago has always shown middle distance and ...

Porte Cochere posts overdue win

Porte Cochere posts overdue win

Oct 18, 2014

A gear change and distance tweak proved a winning formula for consistent mare Porte Cochere who scored a long overdue maiden victory at Cranbourne on Friday night. After racking up four seconds in a row, blinkers came off the five-year-old in Friday night's Slickpix ...

Last stride win for Downtown Chicago

Last stride win for Downtown Chicago

Oct 13, 2014

Promising stayer Downtown Chicago gave his owners plenty of anxious moments with a remarkable last stride win at Kilmore on Sunday. Only a hairs breadth separated the quinella, with Daniel Moor on The Brightonian only satisfied he had finished second after a close examination ...

Promising stayer Varboss wins stable debut

Promising stayer Varboss wins stable debut

Oct 09, 2014

Varboss has much to live up to but is on the right track after winning his first start for the stable at Ballarat on Wednesday. The Street Boss four-year-old is the first foal from former Mick Kent-trained mare Varevees who was a premier French staying mare when notable ...

Umatilla Girl posts overdue win

Umatilla Girl posts overdue win

Oct 07, 2014

Jockey Brad Rawiller needed all of his vigour to kick unlucky mare Umatilla Girl over the line for an overdue win at Echuca on Tuesday. Rawiller said that it was a long last 200 metres as the six-year-old mare gradually wore down Zalga and then had to hold off a strong ...

Consorting win has him ready for better races

Consorting win has him ready for better races

Oct 04, 2014

Trainer Michael Kent has had a stellar start to Moonee Valley's Jeep 55-Second Challenge with Consorting giving him his second heat win in as many weeks. The four-year-old joins his seven-year-old stablemate Solsay, who landed the first heat of the sprint series only ...

Valley win primes Solsay for Apache

Valley win primes Solsay for Apache

Sep 27, 2014

Consistent galloper Solsay will target the feature sprint on his home track on Cranbourne Cup Day next month after an exhilarating Moonee Valley victory on Friday night. Ridden by Jackie Beriman, the seven-year-old weaved his way through from an awkward position in the ...

Little Hottie burns at debut

Little Hottie burns at debut

Sep 24, 2014

Promising filly Little Hottie will get a chance to prove she is an Oaks filly this spring after storming home to an easy debut win at Kyneton on Tuesday. Jockey Dean Yendall loved Little Hottie's impressive turn of foot in the home straight, and she was most convincing ...

Debut win fuels Derby hopes for San Padre

Debut win fuels Derby hopes for San Padre

Sep 18, 2014

Exciting young stayer San Padre has the Victoria Derby in his sights after an impressive debut win at Sale. Trainer Mick Kent said the Teofilo colt had "buckets loads of stamina" and would be fast-tracked to stakes class next start at Flemington where he would ...

Value A Winner

Value A Winner

Aug 18, 2014

It is a shame that Good Value has had his issues, the sparingly raced eight-year-old always showing plenty of natural ability – as was on show at Caulfield on Saturday as he raced away to an impressive 4¼ length victory. Enjoying a nice run behind leader Loot ...

3 for 3 at Cranbourne trials

3 for 3 at Cranbourne trials

Aug 08, 2014

The stable enjoyed a good morning at the Cranbourne trials on Monday with all three of our runners winning their heats. Kicking off our successful morning was Good Value who had only two rivals to beat but he accounted for them easily, his winning margin and impressive four ...

A Vintage Performance

A Vintage Performance

Jul 28, 2014

It was a joy to watch Vintage Lad at Sandown on Sunday, the lightly raced and talented four-year-old always travelling sweetly positioned nicely behind the leader. And the race became all the more enjoyable when, after being challenged from the 300m, he gave a nice kick at ...

Written Overcomes Trouble

Written Overcomes Trouble

Jul 21, 2014

Written looked to be in trouble early at Flemington on Saturday, the tough filly just 400m after the start of the Vintage Crop Curragh Racecourse Handicap checked before clipping heels. But she ended up taking a sit fourth behind the leaders – not letting the ...