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Tuscan Fire earns Caulfield Cup berth after Mornington Cup win

Tuscan Fire earns Caulfield Cup berth after Mornington Cup win

Feb 13, 2013

Ballarat trainer Dan O’Sullivan now has the option of a Caulfield Cup start for Tuscan Fire after the versatile galloper claimed the Listed Mornington Cup (2400m) in great fashion. Tuscan Fire was good enough to stamp himself as a jumper with a big future with his ...

History Repeats For O'Sullivan

History Repeats For O'Sullivan

Jan 14, 2013

From RVL Website It was a case of history repeating at Flemington today as trainer Dan O’Sullivan scored a double at Flemington highlighted by progressive gelding British General taking out the $120,000 Listed Chester Manifold Stakes (1400m). British ...

New Years Day Double at Flemington

New Years Day Double at Flemington

Jan 05, 2013

Fire's Jumping Career on Hold - Story By RVL He emerged as one of Australia's most promising jumpers last season, but Tuscan Fire is proving that he still has a future on the flat. The six-year-old scored a deserved win when he streeted his rivals in today's ...

Bushfire Horse Wins at Flemington

Bushfire Horse Wins at Flemington

Dec 16, 2012

By Mike Hedge An emotional sequel to Victoria's Black Saturday bushfires played out at Flemington on Saturday when British General won the Dorevitch Pathology Handicap. British General's owners welcomed the gelding's first city win with subdued joy as they ...

Ararat debacle ends on a positve note

Ararat debacle ends on a positve note

Dec 04, 2012

At 5.24pm yesterday, team O'Sullivan's day wasn't looking too crash hot. The races had been delayed several hours due to the barriers tipping over which required a crane to move them back into position.  Then there was the query whether they had suffered ...

Halleluja Gorilla's!!

Dec 02, 2012

Easily labelled the most frustrating horse in the stables at present, Gorilla's Mist finally won his maiden at Avoca. Gorilla's is a beautiful looking horse, has a fantastic nature and always works like an above average galloper, but come race day he has always ...

Suprise from Veneficus

Suprise from Veneficus

Nov 02, 2012

Dan has been expecting a win from Veneficus - just not yesterday!  The four year gelding by Brief Truce, has always indicated he will appreciate a longer trip and Dan had been really pleased with his work leading into the race, with the view he may sneak a ...

Jungle Fighter wins at St Arnaud

Oct 28, 2012

It wasn't Moonee Valley, but a win is a win and that's exactly what Jungle Fighter did yesterday at St Arnaud. Stepping up to his ideal distance and down in grade was the perfect combination Dan was looking for to give the rarely disappointing gelding by Invincible ...

The General is Back

The General is Back

Oct 19, 2012

British General returned to the track in fine fashion yesterday winning in a nail biter and turning his tally into four wins from six starts. He drew the widest gate in what was a very strong showcase race but his natural speed found him crossing over and in a handy forward ...

Team O'Sullivan Shines at Awards Evening

Team O'Sullivan Shines at Awards Evening

Sep 09, 2012

The Ballarat Turf Club held their 2012 Racing Awards Evening last night with a fantastic turn out from local trainers, owners and industry members. There were 10 awards handed out overall, with British General bringing home two trophies being Leading Horse at Ballarat and ...

Ripleys makes it 31 wins for season

Ripleys makes it 31 wins for season

Aug 01, 2012

A great way to finish the 2011/2012 racing season at Geelong yesterday, with Ripleys winning the final race of the day. One of our stable stalwarts for previous seasons, Ripleys prior preparation lacked the lustre he usually shows.  But yesterday he proved he is back as ...

Go And Get Rich - The first step

Go And Get Rich - The first step

Jul 27, 2012

Go And Get Rich has a name we all aspire to, and yesterday took his first step to do that, by winning his maiden at Werribee. Dan headed off thinking he'd run well, but was quite confident he wouldn't be able to beat the favourite in the race. On this occassion, he ...

Beer Garden Notches Up Another!

Beer Garden Notches Up Another!

Jul 21, 2012

Anybody who thinks horse's don't like to jump should really make the trip to Ballarat one morning, just to see how wrong they are.  Beer Garden notched up his third win this preparation at Geelong yesterday, and a lot of this success is contributed to the ...

Bossy's soft spot for Beer Garden

Bossy's soft spot for Beer Garden

Jun 08, 2012

Beer Garden has earnt himself another fan yesterday after a tough and convincing win at Geelong yesterday. His jockey, Glen Boss, stated in his interview after the race that he has a soft spot for our fellow, a kind horse and a lovely ride who responded brilliantly when ...

Inaura's Purple Patch

Inaura's Purple Patch

May 30, 2012

The Geelong Synthetic track isn't everyone's cup of tea, but it's certainly becoming popular with Dan and his horse's who don't like the wet. After a solid effort in town last start, Inaura headed back to Geelong yesterday  to take on the ...

Tuscan Fire's 6th Win this Preparation

Tuscan Fire's 6th Win this Preparation

May 24, 2012

Yes, you've read that correctly!!  What an effort from Dan, the team and most of all, the horse himself. Since focusing on a career in jumping, Tuscan Fire is obviously enjoying life as a racehorse, delivering his best every time he steps out.  This however, ...

Double for Dan at Ballarat

Double for Dan at Ballarat

May 11, 2012

Oh so close to a treble yesterday with two winners and a second at Ballarat. Race one saw Tuscan Fire in the winner's stall for the fifth time this preparation.  It was also his second win from four hurdle races.  He still races quite ...

Madica's Pleasure wins his maiden

Madica's Pleasure wins his maiden

May 07, 2012

Promising 3yo, Madica's Pleasure stepped out at Geelong yesterday for the first time this preparation, and finally produced some "pleasure" winning in strong fashion. The gelding by Alannan is owned by local Ballarat businessman, Tim Porter, a strong supporter ...

Inaura Wins Again

Inaura Wins Again

Apr 28, 2012

Dan's stable is on a roll at the moment with Inaura winning for the second time this preparation at Geelong yesterday. Stepping up in distance to 2000m, she was given the run of the race by Luke Currie sitting just off the lead until the home turn.  Once she ...

Tuscan Fire sets opponents alight

Tuscan Fire sets opponents alight

Apr 23, 2012

Jumps racing returned to Ballarat yesterday for the first time in three years, drawing a larger than average crowd who welcomed the spectacle of two incident free hurdle races. Dan saddled up the favourite in Race 2, Tuscan Fire who was having his second race over the ...

British General gives orders again

British General gives orders again

Apr 13, 2012

British General was back on his own territory yesterday, taking on another showcase field over 1200m. After a luckless run from a wide gate in his previous start at Bendigo, Dan took the risk in running him from wide gate again.  "He has had a bigger ...

Easter Chocolates from Inaura

Easter Chocolates from Inaura

Apr 09, 2012

This weekend  had Dan travelling to South Australia on Saturday for the famous Oakbank Easter Carnvial.  The best he could do there was third place, but a terriffic day was had by all involved enjoying the spectacle, sunshine and facilitesdelivered by the Oakbank ...

Tuscan Fire Hot to Trot

Tuscan Fire Hot to Trot

Mar 29, 2012

What a lot of fun we're having with Tuscan Fire this preparation! First the Woodend Cup, then Colac and now a mid-week city win at Sandown Hillside yesterday.   In between all this he has been running placings and has qualified for hurdle racing. A daring ...

Cheers to Beer Garden

Cheers to Beer Garden

Mar 27, 2012

Yesterday Dan and the team travelled to Donald where he was sure he'd return with two winners.  Gorilla's Mist just missed out, running second but Beer Garden kept the flag flying with a convincing win in the 2000m Liston Landers 0-68 handicap. It had been more ...