We would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients, old and new who have supported our stable throughout the past racing year. We are very much looking forward to the year ahead.
We started off the racing year with our old favourite ‘Romancer” finishing second in the Group 3 Aurie’s Star Stakes at Flemington (he takes his place again in the same race this Saturday). He then went on to finish second in the Group 3 Sandown Stakes.
“Dosh” added to her black type resume with a third in the Listed Cap D’Antibes at Flemington in September before heartbreakingly being run down in the shadows of the post at Caulfield to be beaten an inch in the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes. It took a Group 1 winner to beat her that day. We look forward to her upcoming cover with Zoustar.
“Nonconformist” once again had a great season winning the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes before beaten an inch (yes another inch-on the same day as Dosh no less) in the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes. He then did us proud again to run second in the Caulfield Cup. We certainly look forward to this season with him.
“Lunar Flare” had a breakout season, starting off winning the Listed Ansett Classic at Mornington. One of the highlights of the Spring for us was her winning the million dollar Group 2 “Moonee Valley Gold Cup” for great clients who have supported us from day one upon our starting out in Melbourne 6 years ago.
“Cardinal Gem” showed what was to come finishing 4th in the Listed Amanda Elliott at Flemington in November before an unlucky 5th in the Group 2 Sandown Guineas by just 2 lengths and continuing his luckless run with a 3rd and 2nd at Flemington. He finally got the chocolates at Caulfield and finished off his campaign with a tenacious second at Flemington.
“Vespertine’ came into her own with a slashing second at Flemington up the straight. She followed this up with a great win at Caulfield. It was very pleasing for connections for her to now be stakes placed, running 2nd in the Group 3 Tressady Stakes at Flemington, she finished off her prep with a 3rd at Flemington, going down just under a length.
“Rose Quartz” stamped herself as a very good racehorse starting off the season with a win at Geelong before taking out her first city win at Flemington. She then ran 3rd at Caulfield, another win at Flemington, followed by another 2nd at Flemington. Her record now stands at 8 starts-4 wins, a 2nd and a 3rd.
It was a great start to the New Year with the Neville Begg home bred “Gracias Amigo” winning at Flemington to give our stable apprentice Logan McNeil his first win at Flemington.
Sandown in March produced a winning double with “Gracias Amigo” and “British Columbia” both saluting. British Columbia went on to win at Pakenham and run a great 3rd at Flemington. Gracias Amigo then went on to just go down by a half a length to finish 2nd in the Country Mile Final at Flemington.
“Passive Aggressive” started her impressive season with a 6 length maiden victory at Werribee, followed by another easy win at Pakenham. She then went to Flemington and scored an impressive win up the straight. Two weeks later she again tackled the straight where she was victorious in the Listed Creswick Stakes. This lovely well bred filly has much more in store and she now has a picket fence with 4 from 4.
We had a good end to the racing year with our last runner “Street Conqueror” winning at Euchuca providing Eden Wong with his first Australian winner.
We really appreciate your support for our stable and look forward to hopefully another successful year ahead.
We also cannot wait for the “Written By” babies to hit the track and look forward to following his progeny with great interest, especially the ones we have in our stable.
The racing year for us produced 12 city winners (19 seconds!) with 14 on the provincial circuit.
Group One races: 4 starters: 2 seconds.
Group Two races: 9 starters: 1 win & 1 second.
Group Three races: 12 starters: 1 win & 3 seconds.
Listed races: 12 starters: 2 wins & 1 third.
Our other winners throughout the year at the provincials.
Live In Hope-2 x wins at Kyneton
Passive Aggressive-Werribee & Pakenham