Three winners to round off the year
31 December 2016

Two from First Light Racing and a former guineas place-getter have all won at venues around Victoria in the last two days. Linguist (Helmet x Vocabulary), a $100,000 purchase at Inglis Premier, won at Cranbourne and will now aim for the oaks-derby double in Tasmania. Piran (Pentire x My Guardian), $30,000 at NZB Select, scored her third win this time at Bairnsdale (photo). And Prima (Sir Percy x Azabella) won at the Valley. The gelding has really found form now, with 13331 in the form line. Happy New Year to everyone! I hope 2016 has been good to you. May 2017 be the year you find that champion we all dream of owning. I'm off to the Gold Coast on the 4th - if you see me at the sale sing out.

Wednesday's weanling winners
23 November 2016
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The first was High Distinction (Zacinto x Go to School) (above), a $10,000 purchase at Karaka. The three-year old gelding’s win at Te Rapa represents Cody Cole’s first training success so that's one he'll always remember. The other was Taiko Boom (Drumbeats x Automatic Slim) at Doomben, a gelding I bought down the road at the Gold Coast for $12,000. Well done to all connections.

Mares continue on their winning way
22 October 2016

Bidii Babe (Not a Single Doubt x Arthur’s Lass) recorded her fourth win from her last five starts when crossing the line first at Eagle Farm today. While down at Riccarton, Aspen Lass (Alamosa x Tief) made it three wins from her last four starts thanks to a patient ride by Chris Johnson. You can see Bidii Babe’s wins on my YouTube channel if you're interested.

Super pinhook heading for next Caulfield Cup?
22 October 2018
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Co-trainer Amanda Turner has her sights on next year's Caulfield Cup with More to Gain (Sebring x Debutante) (pictured as a yearling) after the promising stayer came from second last to win at Randwick today. The horse looked super when I paid AU$36,000 for him at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale two years ago and even better when he sold for NZ$340,000 months later. Last December the now four-year old failed to finish a race at Rosehill and subsequently underwent surgery to remove a small bone chip. But he looks to have come back better than ever.

Win good result for Queensland client
22 October 2016
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Hall of Fame (pictured as a yearling) brilliantly won a listed race at Riccarton today. I have nothing to do with the Savabeel colt, but I did buy the dam Around the Clock (Galileo) in foal to Deep Field. That $75,000 price tag is starting to look pretty good given Hall of Fame is now second favourite for the Two Thousand Guineas. Fingers crossed, Mary-Lee!

The next Hopfgarten?
24 September 2016

Trainer Rob Heathcote labeled Privlaka (Mossman x Endearment) a future star for his stable following the sprinter’s track record victory at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Privlaka was having its first start since failing in a Group 3 race during the winter carnival. Afterwards, Robbie told reporters: “He’s in the same mould as Hopfgarten and I think he’ll be better once gets up to 1400 metres. To win over 1000 metres in 57.9 shows he’s got that touch of class and it’s a nice bonus.” 

Bidii Babe first past the post again
24 September 2016
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Bidii Babe (Not A Single Doubt x Arthur’s Lass) made it five starts for three wins with her impressive victory at Eagle Farm today. Trainer Robbie Heathcote has a big opinion of the four-year old mare and will now target the Magic Millions carnival in January. “She’s very good and I really do think she’s destined to be a stakes filly,” Heathcote said. “It was only a class three but she’s got a big future.”

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Past winners

$300,000 in stakes
NZ$30,000 yearling
Amelia's Dream
Group 2 winner
AU$250,000 yearling
Aspen Lass
Listed winner
NZ$25,000 R2R
4 x Group 1 placings
AU$20,000 yearling
Bidii Babe
Listed winner
AU$150,000 yearling
Black Minx
Dual Listed winner
AU$260,000 yearling
7 x Group 1 winner
AU$22,000 yearling
Group 3 winner
AU$10,000 yearling

Chill Party
Group 2 winner
AU$30,000 weanling

Choice Bro
Group 1 winner
AU$40,000 yearling

Classic Marco
Group 1 winner
AU$8,000 yearling
$790,000 in stakes
AU$105,000 yearling
Group 2 winner
NZ$64,000 yearling

Hidden Kisses
$548,000 in stakes
AU$25,000 yearling

Group 3 winner
AU$26,000 yearling

Imposing Lass
Group 3 winner
NZ$120,000 yearling

Kaapstad Way
6 x Group 1 placings
NZ$50,000 yearling
Kaiser Franz
Group 3 winner
NZ$65,000 yearling
Kirra Sand
Group 3 winner
NZ$18,000 weanling
Group 3 winner
AU$8,000 yearling
Group 1 winner
AU$10,000 weanling
Group 2 winner
NZ$1,750 yearling
Mongolian Khan
3 x Group 1 winner
AU$9,000 weanling
Listed winner
AU$12,000 weanling
Group 3 winner
AU$47,500 weanling
Our Lucas
5 x Listed winner
NZ$20,000 yearling
Pacific Dancer
Dual Group 3 winner
NZ$19,000 weanling
Dual Group 1 placed
NZ$10,000 yearling

Group 1 winner

Sir Andrew
Group 2 winner
NZ$56,000 weanling
Dual Group 1 winner
NZ$10,000 weanling
Sound the Alarm
Group 1 winner
AU$3,750 weanling
Group 3 winner
AU$12,000 weanling

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