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Big Bad Bob bashes them at Kyneton

Big Bad Bob bashes them at Kyneton

Nov 20, 2015

One for the boss and the team at home.Bob has a touch of the hothead about him and still struggles to fully understand what racing is all about.He came to us as an unraced four year old to answer a nagging doubt for his owner breeder that he shouldn't just ...

Just bloody nice people

Just bloody nice people

Nov 05, 2015

Yesterdays win by Khutulun at Kyneton is a great example of why we do what we do.Winning is of course always a huge buzz but when you win for owners who have become friends that buzz goes to another level.Pete Morley through Belhus Racing and Sam Lyons with Grand Syndicates ...

Kyneton 	4 	3 	0 	0 	75% 	75% 	$11.63 	772.5%

Kyneton 4 3 0 0 75% 75% $11.63 772.5%

Nov 05, 2015

Needed a pick me up yesterday .Jessy ran an absolute bottler in the Myer but we still came away disappointed with the result.Prepare a horse to the minute to peak and then be presented with a track that is borderline an embarrassment with it's bias was the biggest ...

Barrier hopefully no barrier to Group 1 success

Oct 28, 2015

Off course its a random process but it bloody well didn't feel like it this morning.We have had three Group 1 runners over the last two seasons and it just doesn't feel like we have an angel looking out of us.Khutulun drew 17 of 18 in the Qld Oaks , Kansas drew 16 of 16 ...

Two veterans combine for a super run

Oct 19, 2015

Club Command and the Gauch seemed a pretty effective combo on paper and it very nearly did on the turf at Seymour yesterday.A gem of a front running ride saw the old boy look the winner until the closing stages where he just got run down over the final strides.Global ...

Jessy on track for the Myer

Jessy on track for the Myer

Oct 19, 2015

Every run sees Jessy cementing herself a genuine black type class horse and with any luck she would already have a Spring feature in the bank.Her run Saturday saw her flash home in the fastest 200m of the day and only Lumosty ran home quicker over the final 600m on the ...

Brad , Beau and Kyneton = Fill Your Boots

Brad , Beau and Kyneton = Fill Your Boots

Oct 08, 2015

Mrs L knew,she had Kyneton Thursday circled on the calender and a trip to Chadstone booked.She didn't even wait until race time choosing to spend in anticipation of a win.Brad and Beau didn't let her down as the Spring wardrobe came courtesy of the TAB.Best horse ...

Tough win by well bred filly

Tough win by well bred filly

Oct 07, 2015

Win number three for Lady Concord and her race record is starting to look pretty tidy and is testament to good placement.She loves the pace on and when they were five abreast early on the double figure SP looked very tasty indeed.Not quite sure which race Greg Miles was ...

Thank You Beau

Thank You Beau

Sep 27, 2015

A tough start to Saturday afternoon with the defeat of Kansas Sunflower in the Inglis Cup.Tough because we planned for months to get her to the race and then she beat herself yesterday by over racing.Lets be clear though this is a class horse in the making, she heads to the ...

The little iron horse strikes again

The little iron horse strikes again

Sep 21, 2015

He may not be the most talented horse in the stable but he is one that you would love to own.Last 20 runs have seen him to finish in the first three 15 times with 4 wins.Yesterdays win was career win number five,took him through the $100,000 prize money barrier and sees him 2/2 ...

Jessy Belle goes to the next level

Jessy Belle goes to the next level

Sep 19, 2015

She is our iron horse and today she went to the next level finishing third in the Group 3 How Now Stakes on her home track.Top class field, fast ground and 1200m all looked major obstacles but this mare is improving and she rattled home to grab a highly credible third.Post race ...

Henagan breaks the maiden at Geelong

Henagan breaks the maiden at Geelong

Aug 05, 2015

Second winner of the new season landed yesterday with Henagan at Geelong.A son of Volksraad he was purchased by the boss at the Karaka Sales and is starting to shape as a promising prospect.A win full of merit, facing a strong headwind he made all his own luck under D Lane and ...

If he can retire then I must be close

If he can retire then I must be close

Aug 05, 2015

My dear old mate Overtake heads for his retirement paddock this week for what will be years and years of unadulterated luxury.He will be looked after by his adoring strapper Jacqui who has had her name down to own him for the last three years.A rather less than ignominious ...

First runner of season first winner and a milestone for the stable

First runner of season first winner and a milestone for the stable

Aug 03, 2015

Last season Jessy Belle kicked off the season and yesterday Queen Extreme went whooska to salute as the first for the season.In the process our great mate Brad Rawiller landed his 100th winner for the stable and we are grateful for his help over the years.Brad has been prolific ...

Happy Birthday to them all

Happy Birthday to them all

Aug 01, 2015

From the youngest to the oldest in the stable a very happy birthday to you one and all.The eldest mantle is held by Overtake at the grand old age of ten, he may go around tomorrow , he still enjoys mooching around the stables and remains the top boy. Exciting to see the ...

Go Fast Colours

Go Fast Colours

Jul 24, 2015

Another win in the Jessy Belle silks.They have been a goldmine for the stables since they arrived in the colours cupboard and are once seen not forgotten.Yesterday they were worn by Daniel Stackhouse and to Daniel thanks for an absolute bottler of ride.The winner Lady Concord is ...

All aboard to HQ again

All aboard to HQ again

Jul 18, 2015

We take four to Flemington today taking our HQ runners for the past eight days to six.Not a bad achievement when you only work 35 horses,my maths is bad and I'm banking that yours isn't flash when I say that's 20% of the stable.Last week was special , not sure we ...

Lots to like about this Equiano colt

Lots to like about this Equiano colt

Jul 16, 2015

Great to see Equiano have a winner in town yesterday and this son of Acclamation is really starting to hit his straps in both hemispheres.He has now sired three Group winners/performers in Europe and the winners are starting to pile high for him in the Northern Hemisphere.We are ...

Cheap as chips and tough as old boots

Cheap as chips and tough as old boots

Jul 15, 2015

Winner number 56 for the season saluted yesterday with Gottakeepthefaith landing her second career victory at Geelong.She was purchased by Luke as a yearling for $6500.00 and she is the cheapest purchase currently going around for the team.After yesterdays cheque she has ...

Weight stops trains and our long planned city double

Jul 12, 2015

Plan, whats the plan, you must have a plan is a common theme to conversations with owners.You wish you had the licence and confidence to reply the plan is have them sound tomorrow and to work from there but that naturally will see the horses heading for the door.It is the ...

Dear Jessy does it again

Dear Jessy does it again

Jul 12, 2015

Not much more I can say about our Jessy , she is one of the select group of horses that does her own talking consistently come race day.Talented and tough needs to be her headline,yesterday her win in the $120,000 Leilani Final was plainly outstanding.Tough ? sitting ...

Finals Day looms

Finals Day looms

Jul 10, 2015

Jessy and Kansas fly the flag for the team on finals day at HQ.Its been a plan for sometime to head to tomorrows big day and both go to the races in great nick.Tough couple of races but so they should be for $120,000 added in prize money and its exactly where we want our horses ...

Runs for the future

Runs for the future

Jul 06, 2015

Saturday saw two horses running around our home track that put in eye catching runs.Very tough to win in town,nine lucky sets of connections walked away victorious this weekend with another ninety sets left in defeat.It's that hard , some owners are thrilled to have a ...

Keeping the lights dimmed

Keeping the lights dimmed

Jul 04, 2015

We have to ,can't possibly get excited and next few days will be anxious ones.A year off and maybe forever off were the prospects with Cosmic Lights.Some radical rethinks about how to get him back to the track were put in place and the result was the 600 kilo machine ...