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Our Jessy delivers city win number five at HQ

Our Jessy delivers city win number five at HQ

Jun 28, 2015

Long old wait Saturday for Jessy to go around in the last but the best things come to those who wait.The best came in spades ,her effort was special and the ride from Craig Williams was equally special.Craig is the consummate professional both on and off the track and is just a ...

I've bought just one more

I've bought just one more

Jun 27, 2015

During any bloodstock sale the above line is the most used by the Boss and the one that sends me running for the tablets.Trainers are great at buying "just one more " , normally great types by unfashionable stallions  that will be as easy to sell as tickets to a ...

Bang Bang Boom Boom back amongst the winners.

Bang Bang Boom Boom back amongst the winners.

Jun 24, 2015

Well that was a bloody tough few weeks.I have been castigated and vilified since the day I declared we were on 49 winners and hopeful of bringing  the 50 up in the coming days.From that date we have had more near misses than my 78 year old mum has on her daily car ...

The Magic Man gets the best from our Gal

The Magic Man gets the best from our Gal

May 18, 2015

Head and shoulders Michael Walker on Friday night and we were lucky to be part of the masterclass.He rode the first four and we were leg number three when he booted home All Australian Gal for her well deserved maiden victory.It was pretty much eat sleep ride repeat as all four ...

Why did you have to have a girl Kate

Why did you have to have a girl Kate

May 03, 2015

Kate Middleton you spoilt the headline.En route back from Seymour and bang you go into labour.The headlines start to flow you have a boy and Blueblood Boy breaks his maiden its perfect , then you have a girl and spoil the fun.Those around the stables who know Dave will know he ...

Monday ,maiden and $30,000 smackers.Owzat!

Monday ,maiden and $30,000 smackers.Owzat!

Apr 28, 2015

I reckon even the great Adam Gilchrist never earnt $30,000 for 1 min 57 secs of work.Not a bad two minutes work by our Gilchrist yesterday and a coup for the boss and Grand Syndicates who had this race highlighted in the program book some weeks ago.Ben Melham has the knack in ...

Bang Bang she does it again

Apr 27, 2015

Great little trip to Moe on Saturday.Introduced a smart two year old who ran second ,she will find her way to town and will rack up plenty of prize money.Overtake came for the day, very chilled pre race and came home strongly to land the second second of the ...

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

Apr 25, 2015

So proud to be part of this country and the way it honours and remembers its fallen.

Seven up at seven

Seven up at seven

Apr 21, 2015

It was a good show Seven Up and an even better drink.Used to drink gallons of the later when on holiday as a kid in Italy.In those days I had hollow legs and a flat stomach , neither of which I sadly now possess.If the Seven Up show had followed me I would be the kid who went ...

Two weeks and counting to the SA Oaks

Two weeks and counting to the SA Oaks

Apr 20, 2015

If she pulls up well then Kansas will rock back up in Adelaide in two weeks for a tilt at the Group 1 Oaks.All we need now is a touch of luck , a good barrier and then more luck in running which will see her a live chance at the highest level.Nearly 12 months ago we took ...

Had to wait but Davarick lands the win

Apr 16, 2015

Five to Moe on a Monday with Brad Rawiller booked to ride should yield a winner.As Davarick went to post we were zip from four and a book of hard luck stories to boot.Brad started the day six foot and was about four foot nothing as he went to post as he too felt the ...

She is just plain very good

She is just plain very good

Apr 12, 2015

Too many cliche headlines re blooming and planting seeds for this article and I am saving them in the hope she wins the SA Oaks.On Saturday Kansas Sunflower landed the city win she richly deserved and in the process stamped herself a staying filly of real quality.A good field of ...

Good Friday in all aspects

Apr 04, 2015

Reckon I had the best day I have had in years yesterday.Morning stable routine was the same but with the welcome addition of hot cross buns.From here my day was as good as it gets.No racing ,no phone ringing ,no shops open and nothing to stress about.Walked the dogs twice, ...

Mitzi and Britt get the chocolates at the Bool

Mitzi and Britt get the chocolates at the Bool

Apr 01, 2015

Easter week and this a big week for Britt.Chocolate is right up there for her,Lindt is the go and the gold bunnies are utopia.Mitzi is one of Britts regular morning rides and is anything but an easy ride.Its a game of bluff heading up to the track and Mitzi plays the game ...

Wildwood Dancer lands the money at Swan Hill

Wildwood Dancer lands the money at Swan Hill

Mar 31, 2015

I was trying hard to somehow get Dancer working with Swan Lake instead of Hill for the headline but as you can see I just gave up.Two seconds earlier in the day for All Australian Gal and Chosen Son had the day building to a horrible trip home for the team on course.Thankfully a ...

Kansas continues to show she has a very bright future

Kansas continues to show she has a very bright future

Mar 30, 2015

A great run from Kansas on Friday to finish a brave third in the Albury Guineas.Chasing the $50,000 Inglis sale race bonus she ran with huge credit and she is proving the most consistent of horses.It has always been our belief that we won't see the best of her until she ...

Bobs Hope keeps us laughing

Bobs Hope keeps us laughing

Mar 18, 2015

You know you are getting old by the contents of your Christmas stocking.This years haul included the obligatory socks ,an apron,a utensil for opening jars and a box set of the classic Road to movies starring the great Bob Hope.Please revisit these movies, they hold some classic ...

Flower stumps Gilchrist

Flower stumps Gilchrist

Mar 16, 2015

I know what a fantastic headline, thats because its not mine , its courtesy of Oliver Racing owner Jason Muldoon,good work buddy.It relates to Sundays quinella at Yarra Valley where Kansas Sunflower broke her maiden and Gilchrist stormed home to run second and in the ...

Still alive but buried under paper

Still alive but buried under paper

Mar 13, 2015

Hello All , Its been a little while since I clicked a few buttons and bored you.The Melbourne Premier Sale has come and gone and so have my contented nights of deep sleep.We loved the quality of horses on offer and we loved the value as well.We always intended to be ...

Mitzi and Britt have a day out at Wodonga

Mitzi and Britt have a day out at Wodonga

Feb 23, 2015

Another day another winner and my girls landed the money.Mitzi Del Bra   has the fortune to have me amongst the owners and she has a stack of new friends to me and the stable proud to call her their horse.Luck and Mitzi don't go together and we headed to Saturday ...

Old mates celebrate Valley win

Old mates celebrate Valley win

Feb 21, 2015

He is a smart horse Zeletto and he maintained his 100% first up record at the Valley on Friday.We thought he was the best horse in the race,backed him as if he was the best and he won like the best.Not sure if those he beat are any good but he got the job done and we can now ...

Famous silks salute on debut for the stable

Famous silks salute on debut for the stable

Feb 16, 2015

Rose Dancer made her way to the stables off the back of her half brother Military making his mark for the team.She came with a set of silks that most Australian racing fans would instantly regonise and our Rose ensured she carried the colours with aplomb winning well on her ...

Slipper goes back to back before the heavens open

Slipper goes back to back before the heavens open

Feb 13, 2015

I reckon and its just a punt but I reckon Friday was the first time the words Japanese Slipper and Moe were used in the same sentence.Actually as an aside Mrs L and I did sample the said drink on a recent night out and very nice too ,hints of melon feature heavily and a ...

One Chosen Son steered to victory by another

One Chosen Son steered to victory by another

Feb 12, 2015

A tough horse to workout is Chosen Son.He tries alright but just needs a touch of gentle persuasion to get his nut in front on the line.This job was handed to Jacob and another cracking ride saw the win landed.Steering $2.00 shots in Group races is a touch easier than in 0 -58s ...