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Beau so close to landing the hat trick

Beau so close to landing the hat trick

Feb 07, 2015

Great but terribly frustrating night at the Valley.Military ran an absolute corker to finish third to match the performance of Snitzel Music earlier in the night.He is without doubt the kindest and most laid back horse you could ever hope to be involved with but come race ...

Snitzel Music makes her mark on race debut

Snitzel Music makes her mark on race debut

Feb 07, 2015

We have two Snitzels in the stable,in fact the only two Snitzels we have purchased both costing $80,000 ,one is Snitzel Music and the other is Zeletto.Snitzel Music made her race debut in town at the Valley last night and a highly promising one it was too.Greener than the grass ...

Beau backs up to land the Hanging Rock Cup

Beau backs up to land the Hanging Rock Cup

Jan 27, 2015

Boomtown Rats greatest song "I don't like Mondays ",reality probably only decent song  but its not a track that is on Beaus i pod .We have found the secret to success with Beau, its simple just run him on a Monday as yesterday he landed the Hanging Rock Cup ...

Seven winners In Jan from only 35 horses in work

Seven winners In Jan from only 35 horses in work

Jan 25, 2015

Trumpet blowing time.We don't have the resources of the stables sitting above and indeed just below us in the trainers table.Those above us are all working 75 horses plus and in most cases its over the 100.We work 35, a combination of our choice and to be frank we don't ...

The dandy man is back in the winners enclosure.

The dandy man is back in the winners enclosure.

Jan 20, 2015

Its a long way from 19th century England to 21st century rural Victoria but somehow a link can be found.Beau Brommell was one of the earliest fashion icons and managed to squander his share of his fathers inheritance in record time , most of which was lost gambling.Indeed his ...

Bob's Hope is a victory for the Faithfull

Bob's Hope is a victory for the Faithfull

Jan 20, 2015

Despite being early in January we are likely to struggle for a more emotional win than Bob's Hope debut victory at Kilmore yesterday.A phone call from his owner Marta Faithfull late last year made reference to a unraced four year old gelding that had been getting fat in ...

Melham sits motionless for 2400m as Statute salutes

Melham sits motionless for 2400m as Statute salutes

Jan 16, 2015

As painless a victory as you could hope for as Statute landed the sixth win of her career at Mornington.Somebody helped themselves to $7 and the money continued to come as she went off the $3.20 favourite.Same place, same race ,same result as she won the race last year.Best ...

Join our team its easier than you think

Join our team its easier than you think

Jan 13, 2015

2015 will be a big year for the stable and I can make getting involved in horse ownership easier than you can imagine.Over the next 72 hours our Magic Millions yearlings will be released for sale and will pop up on the horses available page.We just cover our costs,no syndication ...

A happy ending to a family story

A happy ending to a family story

Jan 13, 2015

One of the best named horses in the stable finally got the win she deserved on Sunday at Werribee.She is owned by stable clients and friends John and Rhonda Fenn and the mares name refers to the family name for their now adult three children when they were little ones.In ...

Tina records back to back No1s

Tina records back to back No1s

Jan 12, 2015

I have had a highly unrelaxed week at the Gold Coast as Luke and I battled our way through 900 yearlings to bring home six potential champions.On Saturday night as a yearling went through the ring the auctioneer shouted "buy the one you want " and the hammer went down ...

Our dear Tina kicks off 2015 for the stable with a win at the Valley

Our dear Tina kicks off 2015 for the stable with a win at the Valley

Jan 04, 2015

Happy New Year to all.Luna the stable cat has been a tad wary of me over the last three weeks as the stable has been blessed with a stack of placings and a large dose of rotten luck.I love her dearly but she was taught at cat school that when humans are grumpy best go catch a ...

Keep safe and keep smiling

Dec 24, 2014

To all our followers the team at Caulfield wish you a very Happy Christmas and a winning 2015.The staff will all be in at 4.00am tomorrow and it will be business as usual with races on Boxing Day.To the team at home its a big thank you from myself and Luke,you do a fantastic job ...

The golden girls land the quinella

Dec 08, 2014

With a combined age of 18  and a 130 runs for 19 wins between them the golden girls headed off to Stoney Creek on Saturday.Post race that was rounded up to 20 wins from 132 runs as Suvarna beat my dear old Stella as the girls landed the quinella .A 15% win ...

I am going to miss these girls

I am going to miss these girls

Dec 06, 2014

Yards 8 and 9 are the venue for a cuddle in the mornings.Stella and Suvarna live in this quiet suburb of the stables where they discuss retirement and maybe starting a family.Well girls I think the time has come to start knitting and taking your folic acid as you are going to be ...

She is a sophisticated lady

She is a sophisticated lady

Dec 06, 2014

A day on the Pennisula clearly suits the Queen.A little stroll on the beach,lunch at a winery and then onto an afternoon at the races seems to suit her well.Two trips to Mornington for Queen Extreme have yielded two wins and a race record of 3 wins from six runs is starting ...

Kids its not about taking part,finishing second bloody hurts

Nov 21, 2014

As good a ride as you will see from Ben Melham and as gutsy a run as you could ask for from Khutulun.Sadly it wasn't enough to win the Werribee Cup yesterday, nearly but nearly doesn't count.She looked home everywhere bar the last 50 metres but she wasn't and the ...

Some run for the stable and in particular for Parousia

Some run for the stable and in particular for Parousia

Nov 16, 2014

Stable flying and Parousia is at the head of the flock.Geelong today saw her third win in six weeks and second in five days and it feels like she has more to offer.It took sixteen runs to get her head in front but once she did the old cliches of a confident horse and a mare ...

$6000 price tag ,two runs ,one win ,$27,200 prize money.Happy Days

$6000 price tag ,two runs ,one win ,$27,200 prize money.Happy Days

Nov 15, 2014

A lot of headlines to work through with the win of Gottakeepthefaith at Dunkeld.Simply she is proving a very shrewd purchase by the Boss,always buy the one you want is a favourite phrase of auctioneers,Luke did and for a fraction for what he would have paid.She picked up ...

The girls are on holiday

The girls are on holiday

Nov 12, 2014

Jessy,Kansas and Grand Faith all headed off to Epona Park on Monday for their summer holidays.Jessy and Kansas will be back for the autumn,enjoy the time off ladies its well deserved.

I like this joint Kilmore

I like this joint Kilmore

Nov 11, 2014

Last visit to the track saw Birds blow them away and today it was the ultra consistent Parousias turn to salute.She reminds me of Military,small in stature but big on heart and she now has the confidence to win her races.No better talker in the stables than Jacob Rule and no ...

Military manoeuvres to land the hat trick at Ararat

Military manoeuvres to land the hat trick at Ararat

Nov 10, 2014

Gun little galloper this fella who has had a huge four weeks.To win one in Victoria is a big effort, to land three on the bounce inside 28 days is an immense performance.I can offer top rides and shrewd placement as factors in his improvement but the credit really lies with the ...

And at 3.30

And at 3.30

Nov 04, 2014

Two hours later and its Mornington making the winners acceptance speech and posing as the owner.Happy Days

Wheres Leoni or equally appropriate Wheres the Wally ?

Wheres Leoni or equally appropriate Wheres the Wally ?

Nov 04, 2014

At 1.30 on Sunday he was photo bombing the winning picture at Kilmore.

Hothams colours look to have found a good home

Hothams colours look to have found a good home

Nov 02, 2014

The stable star for many years Hotham Heights is now set for a long and happy retirement.He won over $200,000 and he was always going to be a hard horse to replace for the Wilson family.Hopefully maybe not as tough as first expected after Queen Extreme made it two wins from her ...