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Double the Delight with Valhalla Princess

Double the Delight with Valhalla Princess

Jan 01, 2018

Terang one minute, Hanging Rock thirty four minutes later!Valhalla Princess made our New Year even better winning over 2400m at Hanging Rock.  A change in riding tactics was on the menu for this girl too, this time encouraging her to relax in the early stages."There is ...

Aurelius Hero kicks off 2018 with a win

Aurelius Hero kicks off 2018 with a win

Jan 01, 2018

The stables biggest pet, Aurelius Hero, kicked off the new year in terrific fashion, winning the Thornton Family Peter Blank Sprint at Terang this afternoon.A slight change in tactics was in order after showing signs of being a little bit too relaxed in the early stages of his ...

Queuey's Christmas Present

Queuey's Christmas Present

Dec 24, 2017

Near Queue kept the smiles on everyone's faces for another day with her delivery of an early Christmas present at Werribee this afternoon.With a 2nd and 3rd placing in her previous starts, we thought it would only be a matter of time for her to return to the winner's ...

Truly Discreet Moonee Valley Win Has O'Sullivan Smiling

Truly Discreet Moonee Valley Win Has O'Sullivan Smiling

Dec 24, 2017

Written by horsebetting.com.auTrainer Dan O’Sullivan was relieved to be back in the winner’s enclosure at Moonee Valley with a daughter of the horse which gave him his first stakes success.The win of Truly Discreet in Saturday’s Ladbrokes Odds Boost Exotics Handicap was ...

Big Rusty Wins Again

Big Rusty Wins Again

Nov 29, 2017

Our stable clown, Fine Evader, affectionately known as Rusty may finally be growing up - now that he's six!Yesterday he delivered his second win this preparation, this time over 2200m.  Jamie Mott, who has ridden him several times now got him to settle well then timed ...

Blunakka's win makes it two for the day

Blunakka's win makes it two for the day

Nov 19, 2017

Less than an hour after Mighty Nitrox won at Donald, our team delivered another winner at Geelong in Blunakka.He has an unusual name and there's an unusual story into the reason and meaning, but if you're curious you might like to investigate the anatomy of the vervet ...

Mighty Nitrox Ticks Off Her Maiden

Mighty Nitrox Ticks Off Her Maiden

Nov 19, 2017

Here at Dan O'Sullivan Racing we are very blessed to be involved with so many wonderful owners, so it's always very satisfying when we can reward them a win.Mighty Nitrox's owner, Greg Galt, is very enthusiastic when it comes to breeding and does a lot of homework with regards ...

Fine Team Effort with Fine Evader

Fine Team Effort with Fine Evader

Nov 06, 2017

Today's win with Fine Evader is an excellent example of horse, jockey, owner, trainer and strapper all playing pivotal roles in getting to the winner's stall.This fellow, who we call "Rusty" is the class clown of our team, and with him being such a big horse many would be ...

Jailhouse Rock gets Bail

Jailhouse Rock gets Bail

Nov 05, 2017

Jailhouse Rock is one of those horses who is just about to be given marching orders, then will run well enough to warrant one more try!Our team joke that this aptly named 4 year old, was convicted of being a 'con artist'.  His track work is always spot on and many a ...

Artie's Spring Dream Still Alive

Artie's Spring Dream Still Alive

Sep 24, 2017

After a couple of recent placing's in town, Arties Dreamwinner notched up another win in very convincing fashion at our home track of Ballarat this afternoon.Had she won either of the Sandown races, we may have been marking the highlighted section of the calendar over the coming ...

Sort Of Speedy Goonzales

Sort Of Speedy Goonzales

Sep 16, 2017

The Geelong Synthetic track has been a happy hunting ground for us of late, with Goonzales delivering the goods there yesterday.Goonzales joined our team late last year, but this is his first full preparation with us.  He has a lovely nature so is one of those horses that ...

Artie's Maiden Win

Artie's Maiden Win

Aug 05, 2017

There was a sigh of relief all round yesterday when promising mare, Arties Dreamwinner broke her maiden status at Warracknabeal.Like many before and more to come, she has shown promise on the training track but injury has forced everyone to be patient.She was entered for the ...

Near Queue's Win Brings Up Double

Near Queue's Win Brings Up Double

Jul 18, 2017

The team's day just got even better when Near Queue was triumphant in the last at Geelong today.A new addition to our stable this preparation, little "Queuey" has adapted well to the Ballarat lifestyle and the special attention received here at Dan O'Sullivan Racing.  She ...

Antagonist Wins 3 In A Row

Antagonist Wins 3 In A Row

Jul 18, 2017

Not many horses have three wins in a row on their resume, and if you told us this time last year that Antagonist was going to do it, we'd tell you to seek professional help.Dan has always had belief in our big "Benny's" ability and with him being sound and rather tough the ...

Captain Crackerjak Wins Again

Captain Crackerjak Wins Again

Jul 12, 2017

Our little speed machine, Captain Crackerjak, got away with one of his "catch me if you can" performances on the Geelong Synthetic yesterday.A change in ownership and training routine saw this little fellow have a month between runs. "We've tried to get him to settle by doing ...

Metro Debut for Lucinda Doodt

Metro Debut for Lucinda Doodt

Jul 04, 2017

Story by James Tzaferis from Racing.comLucinda Doodt will take the next step in her blossoming career in the saddle when she makes her first appearance in a metropolitan form guide at Ladbrokes Park on Wednesday.The Ballarat apprentice will take the reins aboard four-year-old ...

Antagonist No More??

Antagonist No More??

Jul 01, 2017

The word antagonist:anˈtaɡ(ə)nɪst/noun1.a person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or somethingHeading to Geelong yesterday, our team were confident that "Benny" was ripping order and should easily win, with the race being the same distance, same track ...

Project Antagonist

Project Antagonist

Jun 16, 2017

To say our team has worked tirelessly, left no stone un-turned, and travelled down every pathway with this guy over the past two years is understatement - so to have him win in such good fashion at Geelong today is a very proud and satisfying moment for our team.Known around our ...

Little Crackers Runs Like The Clappers

Little Crackers Runs Like The Clappers

May 06, 2017

Captain Crackerjak kicked off a new campaign with a convincing win at Bendigo yesterday.  Known for his blistering speed in the early stages of his racing, he is also known for his habit of stopping over the last 50-100m, so he has been another project for our team over the ...

Two In A Row for Val Too

Two In A Row for Val Too

Apr 17, 2017

Our lucky streak continued yesterday at Stawell when Valhalla Princess delivered back to back wins, making it Dan's fifth winner in fourteen days.She was stepping up in class after her win at Werribee but was dropping 11kg's in weight and thankfully the rain had stayed away to ...

Two In A Row for Elite Tiger

Two In A Row for Elite Tiger

Apr 12, 2017

We love racing at our home track here at Ballarat, and so does Elite Tiger, with him notching his fourth win at this venue and making it seven career wins for his connections.Stepping up to 1600m was the query,  having no luck over the trip prior, but Dan was quietly ...

Elite Tiger to Head Home Track Charge For Dan O'Sullivan

Elite Tiger to Head Home Track Charge For Dan O'Sullivan

Apr 11, 2017

Story by Daryl Curnow - horsebetting.com.auBALLARAT-based trainer Dan O’Sullivan will have a four-pronged attack this Wednesday on his home track, which will be headed by Elite Tiger in the Porter Plant Cup.The feature race of the day at Ballarat has attracted a quality field ...

Val Makes Hay While The Sun Shines

Val Makes Hay While The Sun Shines

Apr 10, 2017

She's no super star, but Valhalla Princess is one of those horses who is such a pleasure to have around the stables.Professional in all she does, sound and such a trier on the race track, this girl was very due for a win when she stepped out at Werribee on Saturday.Like her big ...

Double for Dan and Lucy

Double for Dan and Lucy

Apr 03, 2017

It was a busy day for our team yesterday at Ballarat with five runners.  Other than our "old timer" in Beer Garden making a return to racing over a short distance and new addition Hidden Away, who we are getting to know, we believed the other runners were all good ...