Latest News from Dan O'Sullivan Racing

Luckless Filly In Guineas Bid

Luckless Filly In Guineas Bid

Nov 11, 2019

STORY BY RACING.COM'S ANDREW EDDYOne of the spring’s unluckiest horses gets a final chance to make up for two missed opportunities when filly Affair To Remember tackles the colts in Saturday’s Group 2 Sandown Guineas.The daughter of Toronado was hopelessly blocked for a run ...

Warrick The War Horse Makes It A Double

Warrick The War Horse Makes It A Double

Oct 29, 2019

Our stable war horse, Aurelius Hero, delivers us another win at Swan Hill today!He is very well known as a stable favourite because of his gentle and affectionate nature and the fact that he saves his energy for race day to deliver his best effort when it ...

The Patchie Kid Earns A Rest

The Patchie Kid Earns A Rest

Oct 29, 2019

The decision to give The Patchie Kid one extra run, on the back-up, paid off today when he notched up his third career win at Swan Hill over 2100m.We've mentioned in previous stories, that Dan is adamant this fellow is still growing and maturing, which particularly makes sense ...

Suprise Win From Valhalla Princess

Suprise Win From Valhalla Princess

Oct 19, 2019

The current matriach of the stable, Valhalla Princess, let us know that the ol' girl still has some spark in her when she won, second up this preparation, at Avoca over 1850m.Val needed an extended spell earlier this year, and it has proven to be a successful recipe as she has ...

Will Price All Smiles After Maiden Win

Will Price All Smiles After Maiden Win

Oct 09, 2019

STORY BY TIM O'CONNOR FROM THE BALLARAT COURIERYoung jockey Will Price had a day to remember at Donald on Tuesday.The 19-year-old, who is the son of South Australian hoop Simon, partnered Dan O'Sullivan-trained Captain Crackerjak to take out a BM58 handicap over 1000m.The narrow ...

Johnny Be....No, Is Good

Johnny Be....No, Is Good

Sep 11, 2019

It doesn't seem that long ago that we could easily book John Allen for a ride at St Arnaud on a Saturday.  Fast forward a few years and he is in demand by all the top trainers in the top races around Australia.  So, to have him ride two winners for us in the past 10 ...

Affair in the Spring

Affair in the Spring

Sep 01, 2019

Affair To Remember's win at Geelong yesterday has earned her the challenge of delivering some thrills in some better races during the Spring.Up against a solid crop of three year old fillies on the rise, the daughter of Toronado won in convincing fashion in the hands of Johnny ...

The Patchie Kid's Unleashed Potential

The Patchie Kid's Unleashed Potential

Aug 10, 2019

As well as being a stunner both in looks and personality, The Patchie Kid is seen as a serious horse to follow in the Stable."Physically he looks to be there, but he's still mentally immature" Dan reported, "I know he's officially four now, but I still think he's a preparation ...

So Belafonte Bolts In

So Belafonte Bolts In

Aug 05, 2019

Our first win of the new racing season has been taken out by our BFG (Big Friendly Giant), also known as Poppy but officially named So Belafonte.Today was his second run over the 2100m for this preparation, so the fitness under his belt and a perfect run in transit was the ...

Another Double For Dan and Lucy

Another Double For Dan and Lucy

Jul 18, 2019

Elite Tiger's win today on the Ballarat Synthetic Track makes it another double for Dan and Lucy.One of our stable stalwarts over the past few years, this fellow actually had a lack lustre preparation last time around, a lot of it the result of bad luck.  Mindful of his ...

High Hopes For Horse For Higher

High Hopes For Horse For Higher

Jul 18, 2019

Dan and Lucy's winning streak continued at our home track this afternoon when Horse For Higher broke her maiden at her second race start."Roxy", as she's known around the stables, has been somewhat of a late bloomer, but thankfully her breeder/owner Greg Galt, has been in no ...

British Isle's Win Makes It a Double for Dan and Lucy

British Isle's Win Makes It a Double for Dan and Lucy

Jul 16, 2019

Dan and Lucy have ended up having a successful day out, with British Isle taking out the last race at Ballarat.He's lovely looking, has a lovely nature and certainly has good ability, but he's been a real project for Dan and the team. His leg issues are currently under ...

Captain Crackerjak Still Has It

Captain Crackerjak Still Has It

Jul 16, 2019

Our little speedster, Captain Crackerjak, let everyone know that he hasn't slowed down, even if he is rising seven years old!He usually performs well first up, so this time Dan allowed him to return to racing with one less trial under his belt.  Confident that the little ...

So Proud of Pria

So Proud of Pria

Jun 06, 2019

If you mention the name "Pria Eclipse" to anyone interested in racing it is always accompanied by the words "brave, tiny, tough, little".  And if you ask any one of our team it is always accompanied by the word "proud".And yesterday she made us even more prouder, if that's ...

Fine Evader Delivers Our First Ballarat Synthetic Track Win

Fine Evader Delivers Our First Ballarat Synthetic Track Win

May 28, 2019

Our stable clown, Fine Evader, gave his opposition nothing to laugh about when he won in convincing fashion on the new Ballarat Synthetic yesterday.We are thrilled to have a new synthetic track here at Ballarat, but we were starting to get concerned after having a few runners ...

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 ...