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Patience For Connections

Patience For Connections

May 11, 2015

Patience has payed off for the connections of 3yo Commands gelding Shortspresso, when he was able to break through for his maiden win in the 1100m race yesterday at Ballarat. The stable pulled the right rein with scratching him from the Warrnambool Carnival on the Tuesday to ...

Fourth Time Lucky

Fourth Time Lucky

May 08, 2015

After three previous consecutive attempts in the same race, Luckyimbarefoot was able to salute on the biggest day of the local carnival winning the $40,000 1400m open handicap.  In another close finish Footy not only got his nose in front for the photo finish but also held ...

Meteor Reigns On Day Two

Meteor Reigns On Day Two

May 08, 2015

Reigning Meteor was able to notch up his second win from as many starts at the Warrnambool May Carnival when he claimed the $30,000 BM70 1000m Handicap on the middle day of the carnival. The impressive 3yo by Northern Meteor was given a perfect ride by Damien Thornton to claim ...

Turnitaround Caps Off Day One Of The Hometown Carnival

Turnitaround Caps Off Day One Of The Hometown Carnival

May 06, 2015

Consistent Hard Spun gelding Turnitaround capped off a fantastic preparation yesterday taking out the last race on day one of the Warrnambool May Carnival the 1700m open handicap.  Well rated in behind the leaders by in form jockey Dean Yendall, he was never in doubt when ...

Clairvaux One Step Closer To Home Town Cup

Clairvaux One Step Closer To Home Town Cup

Apr 06, 2015

Clairvaux is now one step closer to earning himself a start in the Warrnambool Cup after a tough last start win at Sandown on the 1st of April. After settling back in the last half of the field, a well timed run by jockey Ben Melham saw him come wide into the straight and kick ...

Clairvaux on Country Cups Path

Clairvaux on Country Cups Path

Mar 16, 2015

Clairvaux returned to the track with style at Terang yesterday, winning his first up run. A well timed ride from Ryan Maloney saw him position at the rear of the field before coming to the outside on the corner and rounding them up in the straight to win by 3 quarters of a ...

Stable Success with Double on Home Track

Stable Success with Double on Home Track

Feb 04, 2015

The stable was able to get home a double on our home track at Warrnambool on the 29th of January. The first leg of the double was Duchovny in the 1700m maiden ridden by Damien Thornton. At only his fourth start, he controlled the tempo comfortably in front and after being headed ...

Danzoo Dominates at Warrnambool

Danzoo Dominates at Warrnambool

Jan 21, 2015

New stable acquisition Danzoo has shown she is enjoying her new beach lifestyle, winning the 0-58 1200m race yesterday at Warrnambool. The 5yo old mare was given a great ride by Damien Thornton, settling just behind the speed and finishing off strongly to ...

Strategic Demand's Not To Be Beaten

Strategic Demand's Not To Be Beaten

Jan 12, 2015

Lightly raced Strategic Demand scored a tough maiden win at Warrnambool on Sunday. The Strategic gelding was given a lovely run by in-form jockey Ryan Maloney, settling 2 pairs back and having the last crack at them in the straight. Although a little green and new when asked to ...

Turnitaround Spins A Win At Flemington

Turnitaround Spins A Win At Flemington

Jan 12, 2015

Matthew pulled the right rein running Turnitaround in the $80,000 Straight Draw Handicap at Flemington on Saturday, instead of the $40,000 Koroit Cup at Warrnambool yesterday. Matthew missed Turnitaround’s victory as he was  on the Gold Coast for yearling ...

Ticket Starts The New Year With A Bang

Ticket Starts The New Year With A Bang

Jan 02, 2015

Ticket To Toorak put the icing on the cake for trainer Matthew Williams and his wife Ultra when he won the $10,000 Thornton Family Peter Blank Sprint at Terang yesterday. The impressive win came only 1 day after Ultra gave birth to baby Layla at South West Healthcare. Matthew ...

Artie's Shore Back In The Winners Stall

Artie's Shore Back In The Winners Stall

Nov 25, 2014

Artie's Shore ended a winning drought for the stable yesterday at Warrnambool winning the South West Roofing and Garage Doors BM70 1300m Handicap. He was first-up yesterday and the four-year-old gelding returned his previous campaign’s form with a strong ...

Another Win For Reigning Meteor

Another Win For Reigning Meteor

Oct 15, 2014

Reigning Meteor was able to put another win on the board yesterday at Ararat. He won race 5 the BM 64 1100 metres. We have always had an opinion of him and it was good to see him settle early and finish off strong. He was ridden well by Damien Thornton. He never wins by a big ...

Strong Maiden Win For Like The Clappers

Strong Maiden Win For Like The Clappers

Aug 26, 2014

Like The Clappers won the 1400 metre maiden at Warrnambool yesterday very impressively. He was ridden well by Jamie Mott who was pleased with his performance. Jamie Settled him where he was comfortable early in the race then brought him to the outside in the straight and he was ...

Maiden Win At Coleraine For French Cavalier

Maiden Win At Coleraine For French Cavalier

Aug 04, 2014

French Cavalier was able to break through and win his maiden at Coleraine on Saturday the 26th of July. He won race 1 which was the 3 year old 1400 metre super vobis maiden. He was ridden very well by John Allen. Well done to his winning connections.

Double for MW Racing

Double for MW Racing

Jun 23, 2014

Our stable was able to get a double yesterday been Sunday 22nd. The first leg of our double was Old Bill at Hamilton in the maiden steeplechase. It was great to finally get a winning result for the connections of Old Bill. He jumped clean and was ridden very well by Shane ...

Warrnambool Carnival Wrap Up

Warrnambool Carnival Wrap Up

May 02, 2014

All in all the stable had a very successful carnival with a break through for a winner on Cup Day in the 2yo race with Reigning Meteor which was a big thrill. We started off on Tuesday with Old Bill and Republic Lad in the hurdle races. I was very pleased with Republic Lad, he ...

Stable Quinella on Stawell Cup Day

Stable Quinella on Stawell Cup Day

Apr 23, 2014

We were able to quinella race 7 at Donald on Sunday the benchmark 70 1350 metre race. French Hussler won the race by a narrow margin over his stable mate Turnitaround. Both horses have returned well after been freshened up. French Hussler was ridden very well by Jake Duffy. Both ...

Maiden Victory For Reigning Meteor

Maiden Victory For Reigning Meteor

Apr 01, 2014

Reigning Meteor was able to get his maiden win on the board at Donald on the 31st of March. He won the 2 year old 1000 metre maiden. He only won by a narrow margin and we were very pleased to see his number come up first in a very close photo finish. It was good to get a win on ...

Miss Belistic Puts Another Win On The Board

Miss Belistic Puts Another Win On The Board

Mar 27, 2014

Miss Belistic made it 3 wins so far this preparation when she won at Edenhope on Saturday. She won race 5 the 0-64 1200 metre race. She was ridden well by our stable apprentice Lily Coombe. Missy was suited by the strong tempo early in the race and coming back in distance to ...

Tough Win For Ticket

Tough Win For Ticket

Feb 18, 2014

Ticket To Toorak continued his good form this preparation getting another win on the board at Geelong on Sunday. He won race 7 The BM 70 1140 metre country showcase race. He jumped out well from the wide barrier and put himself in a forward position rolling along at a strong ...

Stable Double At Our Home Track

Stable Double At Our Home Track

Feb 03, 2014

Our stable brought up a double at Warrnambool on Thursday the 30th of January winning race 4 and 5. The first leg of our double was Artie’s Shore winning the 3 year old 1200 metre maiden by an impressive 1.3 lengths. He was ridden very well by Jamie Mott. He is a very nice ...

Two On The Trot For Ardroy

Two On The Trot For Ardroy

Jan 28, 2014

Ardroy was able to string two wins together when he won the BM 64 1210 metre race at Great Western on Saturday the 25th. He has come back well this preparation and is in good form. He was ridden well by our stable apprentice Lily Coombe. She settled him back behind the speed and ...

Maiden Win For Royal Manner

Maiden Win For Royal Manner

Jan 28, 2014

Royal Manner saluted first past the post at Warrnambool on the 13th of January in the 1400 metre maiden. He has been very consistent this preparation and his owners have been very patient with him allowing him to mature. Great to get a win on the board and hopefully now he can ...