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A rags to riches story

A rags to riches story

Nancy Sexton talks to those involved in the career of Written Tycoon as he is crowned champion sire.Iskander Racing had a problem. In Written Tycoon, the team knew they had a blazingly fast horse, one with the looks to go with his talent and an outcross pedigree that might stand him in good stead at stud. Yet no sooner had they bought into the horse, then a problem with his wind reared its ugly head. So for all that Written Tycoon had been a fast Group Two-winning two-year-old, stallion farms were understandably suspicious when the time came to send him to stud. And nor was it plain sailing once a home, Eliza Park Stud in Victoria, was secured, with connections having to resort to innovative means of bulking up his early books. It is one of racing’s great rags-to-riches stories; how a cheap, lower market stallion has defied all the odds to become one of Australia’s leading sires. Along the way, there have been 11 Group One winners and 42 stakes scorers, and today, a growing...

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John Tapp September 21, 2021 It’s unlikely there was a more contented horse trainer in Australia on Sunday morning than Grahame Begg. Not only had his talented five year old Nonconformist scored an emphatic win in the MRC Foundation Cup on his home track, but in doing...

2020/2021 Season Wrap

2020/2021 Season Wrap

The 2020/2021 racing season was a good one for the stable with 3 X Group 3 winners, 1 Listed win and a further 4 placings at Stakes level. Dosh our 2 year old Rich Enuff filly was the star for us in this past racing year. Her first start in a race was up the...

DOSH Leading the Australian 2YO Ladder

DOSH Leading the Australian 2YO Ladder

After an impressive win in the 2021 Group 3 Blue Diamond Preview at Caulfield on Tuesday, Dosh has moved up to first position in the Australian 2 Year Old Leaderboard. Dosh now prepares for the $1.5million Blue Diamond on February 20.

Galaxy’s All-Star Mile raid stays on track at Flemington

Galaxy’s All-Star Mile raid stays on track at Flemington

BY: BRAD WATERS @ Racing.com Galaxy Raider put his case for a start in the All-Star Mile in the best possible fashion with his win in Saturday’s Hong Kong Jockey Club Trophy (1400m) at Flemington. The Grahame Begg-trained Galaxy Raider was 12th in the All-Star Mile...

Wide Caulfield course no problem for Siska

Wide Caulfield course no problem for Siska

Posted by: AAP+ at 5:22pm on 8/2/2020 Posted in: Horse Racing News Miss Siska has scored an important win for her future as a broodmare with a tough victory in the TS Carlyon Cup at Caulfield. Having her first run following a spring campaign that saw her register...

Great start for the stable in 2020.

Great start for the stable in 2020.

  It was good to get Il Divo (1/2 brother to Written By) back to the winners stall at Geelong on the 2nd of January aided by a good ride by Jordan Childs. This flashy grey has won all three of his races at the Geelong track. Nothing gave the stable more pleasure...

Good week at the office with 3 winners.

Good week at the office with 3 winners.

On Sunday at Cranbourne Cup Day Vanuatu saluted for owner Jonathan Munz with a well timed ride by Jamie Kah getting her up to win in the last stride. It was a good effort for the mare as she is better suited on larger tracks. She is ultra consistent taking her to 4...

Mildred an early-season 2YO star for Begg family

Mildred an early-season 2YO star for Begg family

Memories of one of Australia’s best racemares in the modern era have been revived with Mildred’s unbeaten start to her racing career.Mildred was the stable name for Emancipation, a champion mare during the early 1980s when trained by Neville Begg.By Bletchingly,...

Mildred unbeaten up Flemington straight

Mildred unbeaten up Flemington straight

By Craig Brennan | AAP Trainer Grahame Begg has no doubt experience racing up the Flemington straight was a key ingredient to Mildred maintaining her unbeaten record at Flemington. A debut winner over 900m at Flemington on September 25, Mildred added the Listed...

Grahame Begg expands base

Grahame Begg expands base

Grahame Begg has expanded his footprint in Victoria and is now operating a training base at Caulfield to help complement his set-up at Pinecliff on the Mornington Peninsula.Begg, who has been based in Melbourne for two-and-a-half years, has opened the Caulfield stable...