Latest News from Dan O'Sullivan Racing

Another Truly Good Win For Discreet Family

Another Truly Good Win For Discreet Family

Apr 13, 2019

Story on Practical Punting by AAP 13.4.19Trainer Dan O'Sullivan hopes to be back at Caulfield on VOBIS Gold day with Truly Discreet after the mare took out the Next Payments Handicap.O'Sullivan has a soft spot for Truly Discreet who added to her record with a fast-closing win in ...

Blu Wins Again

Blu Wins Again

Mar 08, 2019

Blunakka is certainly the man of the moment after winning again at Ararat today.He jumped a little slow but he and Jarrod Lorensini tracked into the race nicely, settling just off the leaders prior to the home turn. It was concerning knowing he was carrying 60.5kg's but it ...

Blunakka Scrapes In At Yarra Valley

Blunakka Scrapes In At Yarra Valley

Feb 24, 2019

Blunakka is turning into a handy little horse for his new group of owners, after winning the Capital Mutual Insurance Brokers Handicap at Yarra Valley yesterday.He was given his marching orders by his original owner/breeders due to his lacklustre form, but Dan saw potential ...

Our Two Little Pocket Rockets Break Their Sandown Curse

Our Two Little Pocket Rockets Break Their Sandown Curse

Feb 06, 2019

We don't believe there would be one person in Australia who begrudged the win of Pria Eclipse at Ladbrokes Park (Sandown) this evening.After running 2nd on too many occasions in her career, hearts have been breaking everywhere - but not our little Pria's. She is teeny tiny, ...

Say Good Night Puts His Maiden to Bed

Say Good Night Puts His Maiden to Bed

Feb 06, 2019

It was only his 10th start, but it felt like an eternity for Say Good Night to win his Maiden - probably because he had placed on five occasions prior!We call him "Denis" around the stables, in honour of his breeder and owner, South Australian based Denis Roberts. Denis has ...

Australia Day Honours For Fine Evader

Australia Day Honours For Fine Evader

Jan 27, 2019

If you've never been to the Australia Day meeting at Great Western do yourself a favour and put it in your diary next year. It's settled next to the Seppelts Winery, amongst the shady gum trees and there is fun for all.  Cold Beer,  Prosecco Bar and Kelly Sports for ...

Valse Waltzes In

Valse Waltzes In

Jan 08, 2019

Elegant by name, but not so much by nature is the promising filly Valse.Yesterday she compensated for her pre-race antics by delivering jockey Dean Yendall his 4th winner for the day at the Stawell.  When she won at Terang, our Lucy ended up with a cut face after she ...

Blunakka wins at Burrumbeet for the Locals

Blunakka wins at Burrumbeet for the Locals

Jan 01, 2019

Our team ended up with 2 Wins for the beginning of 2019 with Blunakka winning at Burrumbeet today.When told by his original owners that he was for sale, Dan had an instant light bulb moment and rang his mates on the Burrumbeet Race Club Commitee simply saying "I've got you a ...

Is Val A Teetotaller?

Is Val A Teetotaller?

Jan 01, 2019

We think she must be!  Because today is the 2nd year in a row that she has won a race at Hanging Rock on New Years Day.  So while all the other naughty fillies and mares, colts and geldings are out partying, our girl Val is doing what any good athlete should do ...

A Merry Christmas from Our Little Christmas Crackers!

A Merry Christmas from Our Little Christmas Crackers!

Dec 24, 2018

How many of you can put your hand up to say you've paid less than $30,000 for a horse that has won you six races???Well the connections of our little Captain Crackerjak can.He's one dimensional, in that he jumps and runs but he has learnt to pace himself a little once he gets ...

The Patchie Kid Still A Kid

The Patchie Kid Still A Kid

Dec 21, 2018

When you're not spending hundreds of thousands of dollars at the Yearling Sales like the "big boys", one finds themselves realistically looking at horses that are more likely to race as a 3 Year Old.  That was certainly the case when Dan purchased The Patchie Kid at ...

So Belafonte So Dominant At Terang

So Belafonte So Dominant At Terang

Dec 13, 2018

A four day back up was no issue at all for So Belafonte at Terang in the Hygain BM58 Handicap over 2150m, leading all the way and winning in dominant fashion.This big solid fellow, by Medaglia D'oro is from one of the successful "Discreet" family - Very Discreet.  Bred by ...

Valse Lands First Win For Sylvan Lodge

Valse Lands First Win For Sylvan Lodge

Nov 27, 2018

Story by Thoroughbred Express 27.11.18Ballarat trainer Dan O'Sullivan has plenty of time for his last-start King of Prussia winner Valse and for the team and Sylvan Lodge Equine Centre.O’Sullivan is trying not to get too far ahead of himself even though Valse wasn’t in the ...

Don't Write Off Warrick!

Don't Write Off Warrick!

Nov 05, 2018

Our day just got better when our ol' mate, Aurelius Hero made it a double for us at Ballarat.The statistics show he runs in the first three placings nearly every 2nd start, so after finishing unplaced for four runs in a row, the phone started to ring with owners questioning his ...

Royal Bower's Maiden Win

Royal Bower's Maiden Win

Nov 05, 2018

It's been a bit of long road for Royal Bower this preparation, so when she won at Ballarat earlier today we were that little bit extra happy.Affectionately known as "Millie", she injured herself in the spelling paddock and ended up with a swollen leg that refused to ...

Truly Earns A Start In Melbourne Cup Country Final

Truly Earns A Start In Melbourne Cup Country Final

Oct 24, 2018

There was much excitement at Geelong Racecourse, in the camp at home and in sunny Adelaide when Truly Discreet won her heat of the Melbourne Cup Country Series this afternoon.We had our sights set on some Group Races for her over the spring, but after not much luck against ...

Is It History Repeating with British Isle?

Is It History Repeating with British Isle?

Sep 23, 2018

A big weight was lifted off the shoulders of everyone involved, when British Isle won his maiden at Ballarat this afternoon.It wasn't that long ago we would all hold our breath anytime the brave British General stepped out on race day, and it's very much the same scenario with ...

Captain Arjento's tough win

Captain Arjento's tough win

Jul 28, 2018

There was plenty of screaming going on over the final stages of Race 3 and Mildura yesterday, which saw Captain Arjento victorious by a narrow margin.He and jockey Ben Thompson had to do a bit of extra work early from their awkward barrier, and with him racing effectively being ...

Warrick our Everyday Hero

Warrick our Everyday Hero

Jul 03, 2018

He's no superstar, but Aurelius Hero is a horse we are very proud of and absolutely adore!Purchased at the Vobis Gold Sale in 2013 for only $11,000 the old boy of the stables has now notched up his seventh career win and earned his connections nearly $250,000 in prize money.It's ...

Sky's bumpy journey

Sky's bumpy journey

Jun 22, 2018

The saying is "it doesn't rain but it pours" and that has certainly been the case for Skyschiller.Sky joined our team in September last year with a few quirks in that she's not a good doer and she doesn't like living in a stable.  The lightly framed mare took a while to get ...

Pint Sized Pria

Pint Sized Pria

Jun 03, 2018

We don't think there's a tougher mare going around at the moment than our pint sized Pria Eclipse so we were excited and relieved to see her win at Ballarat this afternoon.She has been defeated by narrow margins too many times, and many others would've given up with a ...

Truly Worthy

Truly Worthy

May 27, 2018

Not even the wide barrier draw could stop Truly Discreet winning at Sandown in impressive style yesterday.We are really proud of this girl - when she first arrived she was quite timid, but with each race outing she is proving more resilient and is even becoming ...

La Tesora's a little Treasure

La Tesora's a little Treasure

Apr 22, 2018

La Tesora delivered a big thrill for a big group of owners this afternoon at Ballarat.For many it was their first win as a racehorse owner and most connections are from either Ballarat or the region of Dan's home town of Terang.Her name means "The Treasure", and this ...

Countess Delta Cracks Her Maiden

Countess Delta Cracks Her Maiden

Apr 18, 2018

After a string of placings, the regally named and looking Countess Delta finally broke through at Geelong yesterday.She has been racing very well and has always indicated that she will appreciate a longer trip, especially ridden quieter in the early stages.  She will also ...