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Three out of Four Ain't Bad

Three out of Four Ain't Bad

Apr 04, 2018

FIne Embers made it three wins from has past four starts yesterday at Ballarat.He was thrown in the deep end at Sandown in his previous outing, and wasn't disgraced so it was a suprise to see him start at 20/1 due to his drop back in grade.  Dan even tipped him as his best ...

Jumping Crackerjak!

Jumping Crackerjak!

Mar 24, 2018

The statistics are little Captain Crackerjak runs in the top three placings 50% of the time, so when he put in two mediocre runs in a row it was a sign something needed to change.Dan and the team have tried making this fellow settle, which didn't work at all, and his ...

City Win Added to Queuey's Resume

City Win Added to Queuey's Resume

Mar 21, 2018

This afternoon our "busy" little mare, Near Queue, notched up her first city win over 1700m at Sandown.After an impressive win at Bendigo the start prior, and some very good, but unlucky runs before that it was terrific to see her reap the rewards for her owners.The instructions ...

RIP Juggles

RIP Juggles

Mar 07, 2018

It is with very sad hearts that we had to make a very brave decision and kiss goodbye our dear little Juggles last night.Many of our owners, friends and family have got to know this little rascal over the past 12 years and appreciated what an instrumental part of our team ...

Queuey and Lucy make it a double

Queuey and Lucy make it a double

Mar 06, 2018

We were still smiling from Frankie's win, when little Near Queue charged home to make it a double for the day at Bendigo.It was no secret that this quirky little mare had been the victim of some back luck in town recently, and with our Lucy having a good record on her, it was ...

Two In A Row for Fine Embers

Two In A Row for Fine Embers

Mar 06, 2018

He's now one of the old boys around the stables, and like a few special boys before him, he has found a new lease of life thanks to jumping!Even though he had to carry a whopping 63kg's he again won with conviction at Bendigo today over 2400m.We don't think you'll see him in a ...

Embers Still Burning

Embers Still Burning

Feb 22, 2018

Great to have Fine Embers back in the winner's stall today.The seven year old, by Mount Nelson hadn't won since August 2016, but has been racing consistently in tougher class races lately.Affectionately known as Frankie around our stables, we've included jumping in his routine, ...

Antagonist Back In The Good Books

Antagonist Back In The Good Books

Feb 06, 2018

Anyone who follows our runners will agree that our loveable Antagonist has more than a few tricks up his sleeve.So after not turning up mentally over 1500m at Ballarat last week, Dan put his horse psychologist hat on again and came up with the idea to try to outsmart our ...

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 ...