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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 ...

Lucy and Pria win again

Lucy and Pria win again

Mar 18, 2017

Two little, but determined ladies reunited today to put another win on board at Geelong.It's a step in front for a trainer when they're sending a horse to the races that you know put in 110% every time they step out and little Pria Eclipse is certainly one of those.   ...

Aurelius Hero Bound For Flemington

Aurelius Hero Bound For Flemington

Mar 03, 2017

There's no easier horse in our stable than our "dude", Aurelius Hero - who we call Warrick!This fellow is the calmest guy going around, he never puts an ear back and is always looking for a smooch.  He's also probably our unluckiest horse in the stable when it comes to his ...

Our Fighting Tiger

Our Fighting Tiger

Feb 07, 2017

It was great to be racing at our home track again today and even better that we could produce a winner!We began the day with several good chances but it was Elite Tiger who flew the flag for the team.  Back up to his preferred distance of 1400m, third up and a bit of give ...

Johnny Be Good

Johnny Be Good

Jan 03, 2017

He's one of those horses that catches everyone's eye and is a pleasure to have around our stables, but Tramcar Johnny simply only puts in an effort when he wants to.Thankfully, yesterday was one of those days!  Dan has tried everything with this fellow to get him focused ...

Antagonist By Name.....

Antagonist By Name.....

Dec 18, 2016

At his fourteenth race start, the big grey gelding, Antagonist, finally broke his maiden.This fellow arrived at our stables back in 2014 as a nice, but immature looking nearly two year old. A brief stint of education then a very long spell saw him return a different looking ...

Patience Rewarded

Patience Rewarded

Nov 01, 2016

After what has seemed like an eternity between winners, Reward For Glory delivered the goods for our team at Ballarat yesterday.The nicely bred 4 year old has always shown potential, but has been anything but straight forward.  Thankfully for her, our team has tried ...

Debut Winner for Leticia Griffin

Debut Winner for Leticia Griffin

Aug 27, 2016

by Andrew Eddy - Racing.comAfter five years of working as a strapper for Ballarat trainer Dan O'Sullivan, Leticia Griffin enjoyed the perfect start to her riding career when she won her first race ride at Donald on Saturday.Claiming four kilograms, Griffin guided $4.20 chance ...

Fine Embers hot to trot!

Fine Embers hot to trot!

Aug 08, 2016

Fine Embers is hot to trot at the moment, notching up his third win this preparation, yesterday at Echuca.The six year old gelding, by Mt Nelson settled a little closer to the lead than usual and his jockey, Ryan Maloney rated his ride beautifully knowing that "Frankie" is fit ...

Sew It Seams stitches up her maiden

Sew It Seams stitches up her maiden

Aug 01, 2016

Looking at the photo, you can see we're not exaggerating as to why we call her "The Big Girl"!Sew It Seams has been running in some pretty hot races in town recently, aiming for the very attractive Super Vobis dollars, but with her not quite up to that standard (yet) it was a ...

Fine Embers' Spark Is Back

Fine Embers' Spark Is Back

Jul 13, 2016

A big thrill for us yesterday as five year old, Fine Embers returned to the winners stall for the second time this preparation.He won two races as a three year old, but the following preparation, just didn't seem to come up.  Not giving up, Dan and The Monish Family gave ...

Poet Tortures Rivals

Poet Tortures Rivals

Jul 03, 2016

It was not a shock, but more like a pleasant suprise when Tortured Poet won at Donald yesterday."Big Tom" as he is affectionately called around the stables, has been working well and this race was being treated as a lead up to longer distances. So the thoughts were ...

Pria Eclipse No Longer The Bridesmaid

Pria Eclipse No Longer The Bridesmaid

Jul 01, 2016

She's the size of pony, but she doesn't think so.After running 2nd on two previous occasions, our little fire cracker, Pria Eclipse broke through at Bendigo yesterday.Ridden perfectly by our apprentice, Lucy Doodt, it was a big thrill for everyone involved, especially her ...

Elite Tiger Roars Again

Elite Tiger Roars Again

Jun 02, 2016

Elite Tiger has turned into a handy little horse! Yesterday at Ballarat he went into his race a 20/1 shot against the favourite who only beat him by a bob of the head the start prior. We don't think that will happen again. Dan waited for a more suitable surface at ...

Aurelius Bounces Back

Aurelius Bounces Back

May 18, 2016

Our second meeting within a week on the Geelong Synthetic also saw our second win with Aurelius Hero. After failing on a very heavy track at Warrnambool, Dan decided to run him at Geelong, where he had won impressively in a previous preparation.  "It makes sense. ...

A Princess Emerges

A Princess Emerges

May 14, 2016

This year has, so far, seen the retirement of several stable stalwarts in Beer Garden, British General, Tuscan Fire and the early retirement of rising star, Bahamas. So it was perfect timing that one of our up and coming stayers, Valhalla Princess broke through for her maiden ...

Hometown Win For Elite Tiger

Hometown Win For Elite Tiger

Mar 25, 2016

It's always a good day for Dan if he can return to his hometown for the day and produce a winner. So yesterday it was even more of a thrill to have a win for the locally bred and owned Elite Tiger. "He was first up yesterday and he had been working really well so I ...