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Don't Doubt Maeve Swims In Swan Hill Riches

Don't Doubt Maeve Swims In Swan Hill Riches

Jun 13, 2018

Homebred 2yo filly Don’t Doubt Maeve was able to claim another win off the back of her last start Geelong victory, taking a huge step up in class this time taking out a feature race the $100,000 Vobis Gold Elvstroem Classic over 1300m at the Swan Hill carnival.In trying heavy ...

Two From Two This Prep For The Prince

Two From Two This Prep For The Prince

May 28, 2018

Promising galloper Prince Of Venice was able to make it two wins from two starts this preparation by taking out the BM58 1200m race at Hamilton today. Again relishing the soft 7 conditions he justified his favouritism by dominating the race by 2.5 lengths.Jumping ok from ...

No Doubting Maiden Victory

No Doubting Maiden Victory

May 27, 2018

Homebred two year old filly Don’t Doubt Maeve was able to get her first victory on the board at just her third start, by taking out the 1400m 2yo maiden at Geelong today. Out of our handy mare Banri Maeve by Not A Single Doubt this filly is improving off each run.Given a ...

Wet Track The Key For Prince Of Venice

Wet Track The Key For Prince Of Venice

May 15, 2018

Owners of Prince Of Venice have been rewarded for their patience in waiting for a track with some cut in the ground, with a win at Hamilton yesterday in the BM 58 1100m.Given a 10/10 ride by Damien Thornton he jumped fairly from barrier 5 without being bustled and settled mid ...

You Would Think Wins First Up At Donald

You Would Think Wins First Up At Donald

May 12, 2018

Four year old So You Think mare, You Would Think justified her favouritism at Donald by taking out the 0-58 1350m handicap.Jumping from the inside gate she was allowed to settle back true to her racing pattern before jockey Jarrod Fry brought her to the outside of the field on ...

May Carnival Success With Manhattan Spirit

May Carnival Success With Manhattan Spirit

May 04, 2018

Four year old Statue Of Liberty mare Manhattan Spirit was able to claim victory in the 1000m BM64 handicap at Warrnambool on Tuesday.  Jumping from the widest barrier with jockey Damien Thornton in the saddle, she stormed home to just get the bob in on the line.Jumping ...

Bernie Leaves No Regret's In Ballarat Maiden Victory

Bernie Leaves No Regret's In Ballarat Maiden Victory

Apr 09, 2018

Lightly raced three year old Bernardini gelding Bernie’s Regret, was able to get his maiden win on the board yesterday in the 1400m race at Ballarat. Coming off an encouraging last start first up third placing, he was able to hold off the Weir trained favourite Champagne ...

Alma's Rossa Too Strong At Ballarat

Alma's Rossa Too Strong At Ballarat

Feb 02, 2018

Four year old Testa Rossa mare, Alma’s Rossa was able to claim the BM 64 1500m race at Ballarat on Tuesday in convincing fashion. After jumping ok from the inside gate she was restrained to take a trail running 4th.  Matthew had discussed with her jockey Jack Hill, that ...

Woodford Cup Third Time Lucky For Artie's Shore

Woodford Cup Third Time Lucky For Artie's Shore

Jan 01, 2018

Seven year old Artie Schiller gelding, Artie's Shore was able to take out the 1700m Woodford Cup yesterday at his third attempt in the race.  Running third behind Profit Share in 2015 and fourth last year to Lucky Paddy, this year luck was on his side.Making the most ...

Mick's Hustler Turns Form Around

Mick's Hustler Turns Form Around

Dec 09, 2017

Seven year old Mick's Hustler was able to turn his form around by taking out the 1600m BM64 at Stawell on Saturday.  Coming off a few average runs, the step out in distance seems to have suited.Ridden by claiming apprentice Liam Riordan he was slightly slow away from the ...

Maiden Victory For You Would Think

Maiden Victory For You Would Think

Dec 04, 2017

Luckless 4 yo So You Think mare, You Would Think was able to break her maiden today at Terang in convincing fashion.  Having her third start for our stable after a transfer from the Hayes, Hayes and Dabernig yard, she finally found some luck in running to take out the ...

Sibling Success In Geelong Stable Double

Sibling Success In Geelong Stable Double

Nov 20, 2017

A winning double for the team at Geelong yesterday with homebred filly Maeve In Manhattan breaking her maiden ridden by Damien Thornton, while progressive Onemorenomore gelding Paremuus Boy ridden by Damien's sister Steph Thornton, was able to bring up his third win on the ...

Prince Wins On Ladies Day

Prince Wins On Ladies Day

Nov 10, 2017

Lightly raced son of Artie Schiller, Price Of Venice got the job done at his home track on Oaks Day yesterday taking out the 1200m maiden.First up and with the blinkers on, he was slightly slow away from the gates and settled for his rider Damien Thornton in the second ...

Manhattan Finds Winning Spirit

Manhattan Finds Winning Spirit

Nov 07, 2017

Lightly raced 4 year old Statue Of Liberty mare, Manhattan Spirit was able to get her first win on the board at Ballarat yesterday taking out the Fillies and mares 1200m maiden.  Ridden by Jack Hill, she jumped from barrier seven and settled mid field early.  She ...

Owners Lucky Day With Double At Mortlake

Owners Lucky Day With Double At Mortlake

Nov 04, 2017

The stable was able to train a running double for the same owner at Mortlake on Saturday. Tikky Tee Boo took out the first part of the double breaking her maiden over 1100m.  Ridden by Damien Thornton she jumped well but was shortly shuffled back to worse than mid ...

Horsham Cup For Our Bottino

Horsham Cup For Our Bottino

Nov 03, 2017

Our Bottino was able to add another country cup to his collection by taking out the 2017 Millers Horsham Cup over 1800m in track record time on Friday.Given a great front running ride by Damien Thornton he jumped well from barrier 2 and was able to take up his favoured ...

Red Sensation Wins At St Arnaud

Red Sensation Wins At St Arnaud

Oct 29, 2017

Ex Weir galloper Red Sensation was able to score first up for our stable by winning the BM58 2000m race at St Arnaud on Saturday.He jumped from barrier 8 with claiming apprentice Melissa Julius in the saddle and settled well in the back half of the field, one off the fence with ...

Red Mary Breaks Maiden

Red Mary Breaks Maiden

Oct 21, 2017

Lightly raced Congrats mare Red Mary, was able to break her maiden at Avoca on Saturday in the 1300m race.Given a well rated front running ride by Georgie Cartwright, she jumped well from barrier 5 and with no early speed in the race Georgie took the initiative to take up the ...

Paremuus Boy Continues On His Winning Way

Paremuus Boy Continues On His Winning Way

Oct 20, 2017

Promising Onemorenomore gelding Paremuus Boy, was able to go on after his last start maiden win by taking out the BM58 1400m at his home track on Friday.Jumping well from barrier 6 he settled in the first half of the field before coming off the rails into the middle of the track ...

Stable Double At Hamilton

Stable Double At Hamilton

Oct 07, 2017

A stable double for the team yesterday at Hamilton, with an impressive 3 length maiden victory for Paremuus Boy and Ramensky having her second win in three starts for our stable taking out the last.Liam Riordan took the ride on Paremuus Boy claiming 1.5kg in the 1400m maiden, a ...

Our Bottino Bounces Back

Our Bottino Bounces Back

Sep 24, 2017

Bianconi galloper "Our Bottino" was able to bounce back into form with a city win in the BM 90 1550m at Morphettville on Saturday.  Second up, after a disappointing first up 14th of 14 at Caulfield, he was able to dictate terms and hold off a late challenger in "It And A ...

Stable Double At Warracknabeal

Stable Double At Warracknabeal

Sep 04, 2017

The stable was thrilled to bring home a double from Warracknabeal on Saturday. Two new stable acquisitions both having their first up runs were too strong for their rivals.Ramensky well ridden by Daniel Moor won the 1000m maiden.After showing no early speed she settled mid field ...

Vella Star's At Sandown

Vella Star's At Sandown

Aug 24, 2017

New stable acquisition Vellastar was able to salute the judge at Sandown yesterday, in only his second start for the stable.He claimed the BM70 1400m race given a well timed ride by jockey Ben Melham.With a slightly awkward draw in barrier 12, he jumped away and settled back ...

Safdie Leads All The Way In 975m Dash

Safdie Leads All The Way In 975m Dash

Jul 25, 2017

After being there abouts all preparation, three year old Moshe gelding Safdie was able to break his maiden in good style at Swan Hill yesterday in the 975m sprint.With a well judged front running ride by Jarrod Fry, he pinged the gates and settled two lengths ahead of the field ...