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Song And a Prayer back in the winners stall at Hawkesbury

Song And a Prayer back in the winners stall at Hawkesbury

Jul 14, 2019

After running an eye-catching second at Newcastle last start, SONG AND A PRAYER went one better to make a return to the winners stall at Hawkesbury over 1500m. With Rachel King back on board, the daughter of Stratum took a more prominent position to settle on the leaders ...

Maiden success for Tinai at Goulburn

Maiden success for Tinai at Goulburn

Jul 12, 2019

Magic Albert filly TINAI kicked off her preparation with a maiden breaking win at Goulburn over 1200m for owner's Ian and Anthony Johnson. Jay Ford was in the saddle and he made the smart move to take up the lead when no speed presented in the early stages of the ...

Dunbrody Power fulfills early promise

Dunbrody Power fulfills early promise

Jul 11, 2019

Classy All Too Hard filly DUNBRODY POWER fulfilled her early promise when gaining a maiden success as Kembla Grange over 1000m with Blake Shinn in the saddle. From a wide gate, Shinn rode a patient race and settled the filly at the rear of the field where she travelled ...

Laila De Vega scores gutsy maiden win

Laila De Vega scores gutsy maiden win

Jul 04, 2019

Lope De Vega filly LAILA DE VEGA broke through for a maiden win at Hawkesbury over 1100m. With Rachel King in the saddle, the 3-year-old settled in a prominent position just behind the leaders where she travelled sweetly throughout.  Once they straightened for home, ...

Winning Double at Royal Randwick

Winning Double at Royal Randwick

Jun 22, 2019

Commander gave the stable a winning double at Randwick after an earlier win to Sebring gelding Primitivo. Primitivo showed plenty of ability to stay as he won over the 2000m, whilst stablemate Commander delivered a promising victory in the MOET & CHANDON GRAND VINTAGE ...

El Coyote goes back-to-back at Kembla

El Coyote goes back-to-back at Kembla

Jun 15, 2019

Talented Oasis Dream gelding EL COYOTE is progressing through his grades in enviable fashion as he made it consecutive victories when scoring at Kembla Grand on Saturday over 1400m.Re-uniting with Blake Spriggs, the pair proved a winning combination as they settled in a ...

Impressive Maiden Victory for El Coyote

Impressive Maiden Victory for El Coyote

Jun 02, 2019

4-year-old import EL COYOTE scored an impressive maiden victory in the TAB.COM.AU MAIDEN HANDICAP (1300m) when resuming at Goulburn. Blake Spriggs had the gelding just behind the leaders turning for home, but was forced to cross heels at the top of the straight to find clear ...

Song And a Prayer too good at Nowra

Song And a Prayer too good at Nowra

May 26, 2019

Song And a Prayer made the trip south a fruitful one in winning the DMAX DEPEND ON IT CLASS 1 SHOWCASE HANDICAP (1400m) at Shoalhaven Turf Club. The four-year-old mare proved too strong for her opponents, coming home over the top of them with the help of a patient ride from ...

Primitivo Digs Deep at Warwick Farm

Primitivo Digs Deep at Warwick Farm

May 15, 2019

It was a gritty effort from PRIMITIVO when he won the Winter Racing Handicap BM70 (1600m) at Warwick Farm. A determined James McDonald pushed forward on the gelding to settle behind the early leaders before building momentum to pick up the lead in the final turn and break ...

Purple Sector ends autumn on winning note!

Purple Sector ends autumn on winning note!

May 11, 2019

Trainer John Thompson will pull up stumps with Rough Habit Plate winner Purple Sector rather than pursue a Queensland Derby start.Purple Sector ($3) gave jockey Blake Shinn an armchair ride when he cruised to a 2-1/4 lengths win from A Man To Match ($9.50) with the $1.85 ...

Commander returns to form to win MTC Guineas

Commander returns to form to win MTC Guineas

May 03, 2019

A return to form by COMMANDER made the 5-hour journey to Wagga Wagga a fruitful one when he took out the $80,000 Southern Cross Austereo MTC Guineas 3YO Benchmark 74 (1600m). The son of Pierro was given the run of the race by Rachel King and did not let connections down as ...

A well earned break for stable star Dreamforce

A well earned break for stable star Dreamforce

Apr 08, 2019

Stable star DREAMFORCE has headed to the paddock for some much deserved R&R following an impressive spring campaign. The six-year-old has progressed in giant steps this preparation, winning the Liverpool City Cup Group 3, before running a tough third behind the Champion ...

Dreamforce bounces back to win Group 3 Liverpool City Cup

Dreamforce bounces back to win Group 3 Liverpool City Cup

Mar 02, 2019

DREAMFORCE bounced back from an unlucky (2 lengths) eighth when resuming, to convincingly take out the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m) at Randwick.The son of Fastnet Rock travelled well outside the leader, put pressure on that runner approaching the home turn, dashed clear on ...

For John Thompson the Last Decade Has Been a Rollercoaster

For John Thompson the Last Decade Has Been a Rollercoaster

Feb 07, 2019

John recently caught up with John Tapp to recap the ups and downs of his career thus far, and to have a look at what 2019 and beyond has in store Apart from a mild case of the race day jitters experienced by all horse trainers, John Thompson spent a pretty relaxed Saturday ...

Sweet Victory!

Sweet Victory!

Nov 17, 2018

Multiple stakes placed mare SWEET DEAL returned to the winners circle at Rosehill on November 17 when she won #THERACES HANDICAP (1300m) in a thrilling finish under Tye Angland. A perfect ride from Angland saw the 4-year-old settle just better than mid-field off a genuine ...

Fantastic Man salutes at Canterbury

Fantastic Man salutes at Canterbury

Nov 16, 2018

Consistent stayer and stable favourite FANTASTIC MAN returned to form at Canterbury Night Races on November 16 when he took out the TAB REWARDS HANDICAP (1900m) under Tye Angland. The imposing 5-year-old settled behind the leading pair and scored some cheap, early ...

Dreamforce claims victory in Chatham Stakes

Dreamforce claims victory in Chatham Stakes

Nov 10, 2018

Stable star DREAMFORCE capped off his spring campaign with a dominant victory in the GROUP III DERUCCI CHATHAM STAKES (1400m) at Flemington.The 6 year-old son of FASTNET ROCK was cherry ripe third up for the 1400m assignment. A perfectly rated ride out in front by Damian ...

Republic finds form at Wyong

Republic finds form at Wyong

Aug 03, 2018

The newly gelded REPUBLIC scored at Wyong Race Club in the Halekulani 3YO Maiden Plate (1350m) under Tye Angland last Thursday. Racing in blinkers for the first time, Angland settled the son of Snitzel in third spot, just off the speed, where he travelled well before coming ...

Bobbio is brilliant at Wyong

Bobbio is brilliant at Wyong

Jul 24, 2018

A class ride from Blake Shinn helped the promising colt BOBBIO to an impressive maiden breaking victory at Wyong Race Club in the Brilliant LTG-Prysmian Maiden Plate (1350m).The two-year-old son of Snitzel has always shown ability but with the blinkers going on for the first ...

Etheridge shows promise at Hawkesbury

Etheridge shows promise at Hawkesbury

Jul 15, 2018

The well named ETHERIDGE (ex Miss Meliss) came from last to take out the Mr Taxman F&M Maiden Handicap (1300m) at Hawkesbury Race Club in promising style. The 2-year-old daughter of Roman Emperor settled at the rear of the field before angling out and producing a ...

Dreamforce takes out the Winter Stakes at Rosehill

Dreamforce takes out the Winter Stakes at Rosehill

Jul 14, 2018

After being nabbed on the line in the Civic Stakes a fortnight ago, DREAMFORCE delivered a commanding win in the Listed Winter Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill. After jumping from the outside gate Brenton Avdulla used the geldings tactical speed to go forward early and sit off ...

Kaecilius breaks maiden in impressive style

Kaecilius breaks maiden in impressive style

Jul 12, 2018

KAECILIUS earnt the stable a winning double when he broke his maiden in impressive style at Kembla Racecourse. The son of Shamardal converted recent placings when he led from barrier to post, making light work of his opposition. A smart front-running ride from Blake Spriggs ...

Well deserved victory for Reneged at Canterbury

Well deserved victory for Reneged at Canterbury

Jun 28, 2018

Consistent galloper RENEGED relished the soft going for a well-deserved victory at Canterbury on Wednesday over 1900m. A patient ride from apprentice Rachel Hunt saw the 5-year-old gelding settle towards the rear of the field on the fence, saving ground. On turning for home Hunt ...

Dominant win by Kuiper Belt at Hawkesbury

Dominant win by Kuiper Belt at Hawkesbury

Jun 28, 2018

Four-year-old son of Dansili KUIPER BELT scored an impressive victory at Hawkesbury Race Club last Thursday, 21-June. An unfaultable ride from Tye Angland saw the gelding kick five lengths clear in the home straight to win the 2000m class 1/maiden plate with relative ease. ...