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A lot to be thankful for

A lot to be thankful for

May 28, 2017

Win number 7 and earnings past the $400k mark for Khutulun on Friday night.The win came in sensational style in the final of the Cranbourne Mile Series where she came from stone last to nail the gallant Ashlee Marie right on the line.Thanks to Jamie Mott for as good a ride as ...

Zeletto back in business

Zeletto back in business

May 22, 2017

Two years is a long time in this modern world of 24 hour news.It's sad to admit that I've owned horses prior to the invent of e mail and mobile phones,a letter once a month with your bill was the go in finding out how your horse was travelling.I had one trainer back in the UK ...

Two more for the team at Geelong

Two more for the team at Geelong

May 10, 2017

The stables hot run of form continued with yet another double landed by Luke Oliver yearling purchases.Unshackled landed the first leg under a Mott text book ride.Red as he is known around the stables is an honest galloper who gives everything in anything he does in life.He has ...

Ruby Ruby Ruby

Ruby Ruby Ruby

May 07, 2017

When Ruby arrived at Caulfield she was a hot headed hard pulling mare who had lost her form.She had one vital ingredient,owners who understand horses and the patience needed to turn a horse around.I'll be clear she had raced well before joining the stable and was a multiple ...

Winners four and five for the month

Winners four and five for the month

May 01, 2017

Two Melbourne Premier graduates landed the double at Ararat on Saturday.First up for the stable was Annata Lady a $24,000 daughter of High Chap.Half sister to Religify she wasn't an outstanding looking yearling, frankly if she  had been she would have made plenty more than ...

Sun comes out at Bendigo

Apr 21, 2017

Very grey our Kansas,beautifully grey,a colour the stable have long been obsessed with.When I think of her my "aura " normally matches the colour of her skin,she keeps me awake at night , 2 years without a win despite an abundance of talent.She has the $s on the board , $200,000 ...

The kids are alright

Apr 06, 2017

Double trouble at Wangaratta with Snitzel Music and Bernie Boy both getting up in photo finishes.The riders of these tow winners combined age still had them younger than me and they both looked like they should still be at school rather than riding for the money on a Thursday ...

Bella fires to bring up the across the card double

Mar 20, 2017

The float had a little wobble on the way back from Yarra Valley as Bella Missile took up the running at Tatura under a Yendall drive and we started to holler her home.This mare deserved the win more than any other horse in the yard,she is a sweetheart to work with and in the ...

A first winner for the stables new fleur -de -lis silks

A first winner for the stables new fleur -de -lis silks

Mar 20, 2017

The first of what we hope will be many winners for these rather resplendent silks.The Humphrey team joined the stables roughly a year ago when making It's Pa their first purchase with the stable.A $21,000 Vobis Gold graduate he is a 590 kilo striking grey son of Stryker who has ...

Back to the country for confidence

Back to the country for confidence

Feb 27, 2017

One of the stables most consistent gallopers needed to get the winning feeling again and so Conspicuous Maid headed back to the country for a kill.We managed to find a numerically weak field but the opposition were all recent winners and the dreaded small field tactical ...

Kyneton works its magic for Bernie

Kyneton works its magic for Bernie

Feb 12, 2017

One of the most singularly frustrating horses in the stable finally got back to winning ways yesterday.For the last five years we take them to Kyneton and they simply salute.After I Write the Songs just got nailed on her debut for the stable we were concerned the magic was ...

She was red hot today

She was red hot today

Feb 04, 2017

A triumph for hard work and patience this win.Hot Ruby joined the team this prep having been on a winless streak that stretched over 600 days.The Boss has spent endless days undoing this mares head and getting her enjoying her racing again.Her last win came in a BM64 at Seymour ...

Ruby shines in defeat

Jan 29, 2017

Australia Day was spent at our home track and we nearly completed the perfect day with a winner.Hot Ruby who is in her first prep with the team went close to landing the first race on the card , she looked the winner all the way down the home straight but just got grabbed close ...

Hunamosa finishes the day winning the feature race

Hunamosa finishes the day winning the feature race

Jan 21, 2017

The days are long in the summer and our last runner Thursday went around at 8.30pm.Earlier on the card Millie the Missile just missed after a promising run so all expectations shifted to Hunamosa to land the win.These $30,000 added feature races are great value, we have won ...

Girls up and about around town

Jan 19, 2017

Two to Sandown and two great runs by the mares.Hot Ruby has been a real work in progress since she headed to Caulfield.She has been racing well without winning and this was another improved effort running second in town.Damian Lane rode her Wednesday, he is riding as well as ...

Back on top with the Toff

Back on top with the Toff

Jan 18, 2017

It had been a week of near misses with two seconds and a third at Flemington with the ever improving Princess Arrow.If you set your standards high then it was feeling like a disappointing week as we headed into the final runner of the week.Ontoff of the world had been ...

Princess Arrow on target again

Princess Arrow on target again

Jan 06, 2017

One of the great cliches in racing "mares in form" and one that is without explanation.Our mare Princess Arrow is the latest to be the recipient of the cliche and yesterday she landed the hat trick with the easiest of wins.On a seven day back up into another $30,000 added ...

Mares knocking on the door in town

Jan 02, 2017

A number of the stables mares are building to city wins.Khutulun raced to a career best on Boxing Day to run third in the Listed Lord Stakes.Already a multiple city winner this mare was a cheap as chips purchase and has now amassed over $340,000 in prize money.Her prep is set to ...

Princess Arrow lands the feature

Princess Arrow lands the feature

Dec 28, 2016

Four wins from eight runs since joining the stable for Princess Arrow.Seven from eight in the first three home and you should have a very happy ownership group.When she joined the team she was a highly strung and difficult horse to work with.It's taken a lot of patience and love ...

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas

Dec 24, 2016

To all our owners and friends we wish you all a safe and happy Christmas break.Hoping 2017 brings you plenty of success and winners.

Hunamosa lands the cash at Kyneton

Hunamosa lands the cash at Kyneton

Dec 09, 2016

Bang bang,two runners for the week and two winners.Those who follow the stable closely would have known we weren't heading to my favourite track for a day out,a 26% strike rate at the track would tell you that.Nearly $400 profit to a $10 stake on all runners is a pretty damn ...

Finally the luck turns

Finally the luck turns

Dec 07, 2016

Lets be honest running second is a tough result to appraise.If you're Hilary Clinton and you go around a $1.20 fav and get beat in a two horse race then its a disaster.If your horses are running second at odds around $8s and getting beaten lips then its far more acceptable but ...

Zelamore lands the money again

Zelamore lands the money again

Nov 06, 2016

Small,confident,tough and very talented.A description that could fit both horse and jockey as Zelamore and Ben Allen landed a Saturday city win in Adelaide.Lets deal with Ben first ,I ran into him at Kyneton on Wednesday when he told me he would be winning on this horse come the ...

Super win on Cup Day

Super win on Cup Day

Nov 02, 2016

Whilst the staff headed to Flemington for the big day Irish headed to Wangaratta with two runners trying to break their maiden.The stables current most frustrating galloper mantle is held by Super Wildwood,the talent has always been there but injury and temperament have stopped ...