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Sea Princess Swims Home At Casterton

Sea Princess Swims Home At Casterton

Jun 26, 2022

Four year old daughter of Sebring Sea Princess was able to bring up her second career victory at Casterton in the 1400m 0-58 in heavy 8 conditions.  Back on the turf and a drop back in grade she was able to go one better than her previous two starts where she had placed as ...

Sachem Returns To Form On Better Ground

Sachem Returns To Form On Better Ground

Jun 12, 2022

After a disappointing last start performance on a bottomless heavy track at the Bool, Sachem was able to return to form back on top of the ground on a soft 5 at Swan Hill taking out the $50,000 1300m BM 64.With Declan Bates in the saddle jumping from barrier two, which some ...

Toregene Too Strong At Swan Hill

Toregene Too Strong At Swan Hill

Jun 11, 2022

A drop back from metro grade saw Toregene return to the winners stall, bringing up her second win from three career starts in the F&M 1300m BM64 at Swan Hill on the middle day of the carnival.With jockey Dean Holland in the saddle she was hampered on ...

Last To First For Wrote To Arataki

Last To First For Wrote To Arataki

Jun 01, 2022

Three year old New Zealand import Wrote To Arataki was impressive today at Sandown in a last to first display over 1200m on a heavy 9 track.Jumping only fairly from barrier eight in a nine horse field with jockey Mark Zahra on board she wasn't bustled and settled at ...

All Business For Mister Businessman In Ballarat

All Business For Mister Businessman In Ballarat

May 27, 2022

A new acquisition to our stable, Mister Businessman a three year old gelding by Von Costa De Hero was having his second career start and first start for our stable when he was able to break his maiden at Ballarat on the synthetic. Given a great front running ride ...

Toregene Impressive On Debut

Toregene Impressive On Debut

May 06, 2022

Recent NZ import Toregene was our best hope for the Warrnambool May Carnival and she did not disappoint.  Arriving to us early March and having trialled up well since being on Australian soil, we were confident she would run a bold race on debut with the only query ...

A Return To Form For Almsgiver

A Return To Form For Almsgiver

Apr 30, 2022

Almsgiver was able to show a return to form today by winning at Horsham after having had kissing spine surgery in late November 2021.Carrying the top weight of 60kg with Mitch Aitkin in the saddle, the stable was looking for an improvement on his two previous starts this ...

Home Bred Winner On Home Track

Home Bred Winner On Home Track

Mar 14, 2022

Homebred gelding Charlies Tin notched up another win, this time on his home track at the Bool taking out the BM58 2350m race. Out of our mare Tina's Debut who Matthew also trained, his race record now reads 8-2:1:0Given a great front running ride by jockey Will Gordon he jumped ...

Bella Tiara Joins Stablemate In Country Mile Final

Bella Tiara Joins Stablemate In Country Mile Final

Mar 04, 2022

Four year old Sepoy mare Bella Tiara won her way into the Country Series Mile final by taking out a heat at Ararat and will take her place alongside her stablemate Intellective in the $250K race.Having drawn the widest gate and with a racing pattern that generally sees her ...

Intellective Secures Place In $250K Final For The Second Year In A Row

Intellective Secures Place In $250K Final For The Second Year In A Row

Feb 27, 2022

Some may think this is a case of deja vu and that is because Intellective won this same race at Ballarat twelve months ago, getting a second crack at the 250K country series final on All Star Mile day.Jumping from barrier six with Ben Melham in the saddle she was travelling ...

Better Ground The Key For Wrote To Arataki

Better Ground The Key For Wrote To Arataki

Feb 17, 2022

New Zealand import Wrote To Arataki was able to get her maiden win on the board at her home track at only her second career start.  Coming off a debut run at Hamilton where she placed 5th after the heavens opened and the track was downgraded to a heavy nine, the stable ...

All The Way Win For Homebred Charlie's Tin

All The Way Win For Homebred Charlie's Tin

Feb 04, 2022

Homebred gelding Charlie's Tin was able to break his maiden today at Werribee in tough lead all the way style.  By Myboycharlie out of Tina's Debut who Matthew also trained, he took out the stayers race over 2000m coming off a second placing over the same distance last ...

Saturday City Win For Rioyuki

Saturday City Win For Rioyuki

Jan 29, 2022

Lightly raced Fighting Sun filly Rioyuki (pictured on the inside) was able to claim her first metro win at The Valley holding on in a photo finish to take out the first race on the card the 3yo fillies BM70 over 1500m.Coming off only a fair run at her previous start ...

Prospettiva On Route To Tassie Oaks

Prospettiva On Route To Tassie Oaks

Jan 20, 2022

NZ import Prospettiva was able to break her maiden in good fashion at only her second start taking out the 1700m maiden plate at Warrnambool on Port Fairy Cup Day.Jumping away slightly slowly from barrier six with Alana Kelly in the saddle, she settled mid field about seven ...

Seawhatyouthink Salutes At Flemington

Seawhatyouthink Salutes At Flemington

Dec 11, 2021

French import Seawhatyouthink was able to get his first metropolitan win on the board in a tough two horse fight to the line at Flemington in the 2500m BM 78.  Having now won three of his six Australian starts since joining our stable where he initially arrived to complete ...

Royal Fox A Moral On Jericho Cup Day

Royal Fox A Moral On Jericho Cup Day

Nov 28, 2021

Matthew has always had an opinion of the three year old gelding by Foxwedge and was on the money to declare him as a "moral" today.  Starting as the $2.10 favourite Royal Fox was able to break his maiden over 1400m with jockey Zac Spain in the saddle.With blinkers on ...

Sachem A Winner At Geelong

Sachem A Winner At Geelong

Nov 23, 2021

Jumping as the $1.65 favourite in the 1500m maiden plate in Geelong today, Sachem the three year old gelding by Street Boss was able to go one better than his previous two starts and get the job done. Ridden by Dean Yendall he jumped away slightly slowly from ...

Homebred Shows Fight At Hamilton

Homebred Shows Fight At Hamilton

Nov 22, 2021

Homebred Fighting Sun gelding Fight On Shades was able to break his maiden at Hamilton over 1100m first up for the preparation.  Coming off an average first preparation he had spelled well and Matthew commented that he was certainly a bigger, stronger horse this time ...

Homebred Wangoom Breaks Maiden

Homebred Wangoom Breaks Maiden

Nov 01, 2021

Aptly named homebred gelding Wangoom was able to break his maiden today in Ballarat over 1400m at only his second race start.  Wangoom is by Manhattan Rain out of Banri Maeve (dec) who we also trained.Overcoming the wide gate aided by a great ride by Dean Yendall he ...

Seawhatyouthink Of This Win

Seawhatyouthink Of This Win

Oct 31, 2021

French import Seawhatyouthink made it two wins from three starts since joining our stable and in doing so added the Mortlake Cup to his trophy cabinet. Given a great front running ride by Dean Yendall, he jumped and controlled the race in the lead. Increasing the tempo ...

Oenology Walks In At Bendigo

Oenology Walks In At Bendigo

Oct 16, 2021

A win was only a matter of time for three year old Hinchinbrook gelding Oenology, after being second at his only two previous starts he was able to break his maiden in good fashion at Bendigo in the 3yo 1600m maiden.With Zac Spain in the saddle he jumped well from ...

Rioyuki's Run On Win At Kyneton

Rioyuki's Run On Win At Kyneton

Oct 12, 2021

Promising Fighting Sun filly Rioyuki was able to claim her maiden at her third start finding the post just in time in the 1118m race for 3yo fillies at Kyneton.Starting the $2.20 favourite she jumped ok from barrier eight settling down near the tail of ...

Harbour Views Returns To Claim Listed Win

Harbour Views Returns To Claim Listed Win

Sep 11, 2021

After almost three hundred days since his last start due to injury you could understand the thoughts from the stable that Harbour Views may have needed the run, but today class prevailed and he proved us wrong by winning the listed Sofitel at Flemington over 1400m.Jumping ...

Stable Double Rewards Owners Patience

Stable Double Rewards Owners Patience

Sep 05, 2021

The saying "patience is a virtue" seems appropriate for the owners of two OTI owned horses after both were able to get their first Australian wins on the board today.Pankhurst who arrived from NZ almost twelve months to the day has been plagued on and off with a common ...