Latest News from Dan O'Sullivan Racing

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 ...

Fine Evader Returns To The Winner's Stall

Fine Evader Returns To The Winner's Stall

Mar 06, 2016

It was terriffic to have Fine Evader, affectionately known around the stables as Rusty, back in the winner's stall at Colac yesterday. Fine Evader has been a long term project with him taking his time to mature mentally, so we are very thankful for the patience displayed ...

Jumping revives Dynamic Balance

Jumping revives Dynamic Balance

Feb 15, 2016

Dynamic Balance notched up her third career win at Colac yesterday. It had been a while between drinks, nearly 12 months in fact, and Dan claims that the hurdles have been the reason for revival in form. It's not unusual for Dan to use the logs in the warm up arena for ...

Doodt cuts teeth at King Island

Doodt cuts teeth at King Island

Feb 10, 2016

Story by Luke Sheehan - Racing.com Racing Victoria third-year apprentice Lucy Doodt has adopted the ‘have saddle, will travel’ motto in her first nine months of racing, and doing so has paid dividends. The Ballarat-based hoop, 18, is apprenticed to ...

British General retires

British General retires

Jan 28, 2016

And so it appears our big, brave, handsome soldier, British General has fought his last battle.  If they awarded the Victoria Cross to horses there would be no other more worthy than this guy. A survivor of the Black Saturday bush fires, he became a shining light for ...

British General signs off after injury

British General signs off after injury

Jan 27, 2016

Story by Luke Sheehan - Racing.com Trainer Dan O'Sullivan confirmed his eight-year-old sprinter British General has been retired after yet another injury setback. The son of General Nediym twice won at Listed level, when he claimed the Chester ...

Veteran Tuscan fires in dead heat

Veteran Tuscan fires in dead heat

Jan 26, 2016

Story by Luke Sheehan - Racing.com Three winners emerged out of the Swettenham Stud Summer Championship Final (1700m) at Caulfield, after a dead-heat between Tuscan Fire and Radical. Dan O'Sullivan's nine-year-old Tuscan Fire was ...

Aurelius Hero returns as good as ever

Aurelius Hero returns as good as ever

Jan 09, 2016

Aurelius Hero may have shaken his bridesmaid tag after winning first-up this campaign at Stawell yesterday. "With that extra bit of maturity under his belt, he has learnt how to settle this time which is what he has been needing to really finish off his races" Dan ...

Sea Ruler sails home at Werribee

Sea Ruler sails home at Werribee

Dec 14, 2015

Yesterday's story from Werribee is not that unusual in the world of racing. He is one of those frustrating horses who displays not outstanding, but decent ability in his track work - yet when it comes to racing he can do just about anything and everything wrong. Dan ...