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Stable Double At Hamilton

Stable Double At Hamilton

Oct 13, 2018

A great day for the stable at Hamilton with a double thanks to fantastic runs by both Reward The Maid and Break And Enter.Reward The Maid was able to break her maiden in the 1100m 3 yo race at only her second start in fairly impressive fashion.  Ridden by ...

Third Country Cup For Our Bottino

Third Country Cup For Our Bottino

Oct 08, 2018

Second up specialist Our Bottino was able to add a third country cup to his collection by taking out the 1600m Bairnsdale Cup, making the almost 6 hour trip a viable one for connections.Jumping well from the gates and taking up his customary front running role, jockey Damien ...

Classic Debut

Classic Debut

Sep 14, 2018

It’s A Classic was able to get his racing career off to a flying start when he won on debut at Swan Hill by taking out the 1200m 3 year old maiden. The homebred by Testa Rossa out of Makaha (dec) had trialled up well but Matthew admitted he was “quietly surprised” by the ...

Two From Two For Break And Enter

Two From Two For Break And Enter

Aug 14, 2018

Aptly named Wanted galloper “Break And Enter” was able to bring up two wins in as many starts after an eight week let up, when he took out the first race at Warracknabeal today the 1800m BM 58.Given a great ride by claiming apprentice Justin Huxtable, he had drawn slightly ...

Conditions To Suit For Break And Enter

Conditions To Suit For Break And Enter

Jul 30, 2018

Wanted gelding Break And Enter was able to hold on in a tough win at Donald in the BM 58 1620m race where he got conditions to suit on a soft 6 track.Jumping from barrier 8 with Jarod Fry in the saddle, he pushed forward and settled second in the one out one back position. He ...

Paremuus Boy Steps Up To Mid Week City Win

Paremuus Boy Steps Up To Mid Week City Win

Jul 18, 2018

Paremuus Boy gave his small group of owners a thrill when he stepped up to mid week city class with a win at Sandown in the BM70 1400m race.Given a beautiful ride by one of Victoria’s best jockeys in Damien Lane, he jumped ok from barrier 12 and settled mid field travelling ...

Maiden Victory For Mangels

Maiden Victory For Mangels

Jun 22, 2018

Two year old Magic Albert colt Mangels was able to get his maiden win on the board at Warrnambool today in the 1100m race. In heavy 10 conditions Matthew was confident he would handle the track after his first start effort at Terang on similar ground.With Damien Thornton in the ...

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 ...