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O'Sullivan dreaming of hometown cup

O'Sullivan dreaming of hometown cup

Nov 17, 2020

Story by Kate Watts at Racing.comBallarat trainer Dan O'Sullivan is daring to dream that consistent mare Affair To Remember is the horse to win him his hometown cup for the first time when she lines up in Saturday's $500,000 Ballarat Cup (2000m).But she'll have a new jockey on ...

Matriach Stakes Win To Remember

Matriach Stakes Win To Remember

Nov 07, 2020

Story by Peter Falconer of throughbrednews.com.auThe prestigious $300,000, Group 2, TAB Matriarch Stakes (2000m) for older mares saw Affair To Remember (by Toronado) rewarded for a very consistent couple of seasons in training with a career-best victory on the final day of the ...

He's Tru Blu

He's Tru Blu

Oct 06, 2020

Blunakka notched up his sixth career win at Donald today, making it two wins so far for him this preparation.We were racing at Donald again, which has been such a rewarding track for us over the past 12 months. Blu was given a lovely ride by Jarrod Lorensini who had him in the ...

Affair To Remember Flies Home

Affair To Remember Flies Home

Sep 23, 2020

Affair To Remember has put herself back on the radar of the "experts" after a breath taking win at Flemington this afternoon.Her first two runs this preparation have been okay in good company, and it seems the same old story of fantastic sectionals and not much luck - keeping in ...

O'Sullivan Oaks Dreaming At Flemington

O'Sullivan Oaks Dreaming At Flemington

Sep 23, 2020

Story by Andrew Addy at Racing.comBlazing Lace has started six times for a 1600-metre Pakenham synthetic win to her name. She is by the exciting sire Toronado and at a cost of just $30,000 as a yearling, she has great potential upside if she can perform to expectations.As for ...

El Santo Emerges

El Santo Emerges

Sep 11, 2020

We forgot to take the colours to Swan Hill today, but we're pretty sure all was forgiven when we delivered a win for the connections of El Santo.Little "Bruno" looks to have a solid future head of him.  The three year old gelding by up and coming stallion, Press Statement, ...

Blazing Lace's First Win

Blazing Lace's First Win

Aug 31, 2020

Back in 2008 the Dan O'Sullivan trained, Lacey Underall, won the Adelaide Cup and here we are some 12 years later brining home her daughter, Blazing Lace, from her first win.Today's race at Pakenham was over 1600m which was ideal for her at this stage of her career and in time ...

Happy Birthday From Blu

Happy Birthday From Blu

Aug 01, 2020

It's officially all horse's birthday and the beginning of new racing year, so how wonderful that Blunakka has marked the speical day with a win!Stepping up to his preferred distance of 1600m at his third run for the campaign, the team went in today's race at Donald ...

Shila What?

Shila What?

Jul 30, 2020

Her name is Shilajit, Pronounced "Sheila-jeet".  Shilajit is a supplement found mainly in the rocks of the Himalayas and is said to benefit a person's overall wellbeing.  Now that we know what it is, think I'll be giving it a try.Our Shilajit is a three year old filly ...

Way To Go Warrick!

Way To Go Warrick!

Jul 18, 2020

Warrick the Wonder Horse - officially known as Aurelius Hero - has done it again, winning at (yes you guessed it!) Donald over 1200m!It is very well known how popular this lovely fellow has been with all of our team over the years, so we were all very proud to see him notch ...

Cracker Apprentice's Claim Gone

Cracker Apprentice's Claim Gone

Jun 23, 2020

Story by James Tzaferis from Racing.comNine months after his first ride in a race, gun apprentice Will Price ticked off a significant milestone when he outrode his country claim at Ballarat on Tuesday.Fittingly, the victory – his 80th at a TAB meeting – came aboard the horse ...

Another Win For Royal Bower

Another Win For Royal Bower

Jun 21, 2020

Our team was really thrilled to see Royal Bower win again today, making it two wins from four runs so far this preparation.The four year old mare, by Sepoy, was a mature looking yearling when purchased at the Adelaide Magic Millions Sales, but looks can sometimes be deceiving, ...

Song Brocade's Convincing Win

Song Brocade's Convincing Win

Jun 20, 2020

We're quite liking making trips to Donald, as we seem to often bring home a winner from those meetings!Today is was Song Brocade's turn to provide us with some cheers, notching up her second career win over 1600m.She is quite a deceiving young lady actually, as she had indicated ...

So Belafonte, So Tough, So Good

So Belafonte, So Tough, So Good

Jun 16, 2020

Our big friendly giant had us bursting with pride yet again when he proved far too tough and far too good for his rivals over the hurdles at Ballarat this afternoon.Ask anyone who works in a racing stable and most of them will tell you how much they love their jumping horses, ...

Royal Bower Makes It A Double At Donald

Royal Bower Makes It A Double At Donald

May 09, 2020

Our day at Donald got better when Royal Bower held on to make it a double for both Dan and our apprentice Will this afternoon!First up over the mile this preparation, this lovely big filly looks to have what it takes for a successful campaign "She's been a tricky filly to work ...

Gaucho breaks his maiden

Gaucho breaks his maiden

May 09, 2020

The team's day at Donald started out a winning one, with little Gaucho breaking his maiden in the first race of the day.It was only his fifth race start but third attempt at the distance, so he went into the assignment with fitness and attitude on his side - he isn't very big, ...

Gutsy win by So Belafonte in 'Bool Opener

Gutsy win by So Belafonte in 'Bool Opener

May 05, 2020

Story by Carl Di Iorio at Racing.comBallarat horseman Dan O'Sullivan trained and owned the winner of Tuesday's opening jumps race at Warrnambool, the remarkably courageous So Belafonte.Ridden by Tom Ryan, So Belafonte ($4.80) was having his fourth maiden hurdle start in the ...

Affair To Remember gains Australasian Oaks start for Dan O'Sullivan

Affair To Remember gains Australasian Oaks start for Dan O'Sullivan

Apr 28, 2020

Story by Tim O'Connor & Craig Brennan (Ballarat Courier)Dan O'Sullivan's dream of a maiden group 1 victory could be realised this weekend after his star filly Affair To Remember gained a start in the Australasian Oaks at Morphettville.The Miners Rest trainer has had a long ...

Nervous wait to see if Schweppes Oaks favourite gets a start

Nervous wait to see if Schweppes Oaks favourite gets a start

Apr 27, 2020

Story by Brad Waters on Racenet.com.auBallarat trainer Dan O’Sullivan has a nervous wait ahead of him before he finds out whether pre-post favourite Affair To Remember will get a start in Saturday’s Group I Schweppes Oaks at Morphettville.TAB has Affair To Remember as a $5 ...

Te Ata wins again

Te Ata wins again

Apr 19, 2020

After a handful of placings this past week, it was Te Ata who flew the flag for us at Terang today.Bouncing back from her poor result at Sandown it was great to see her racing in the fashion that she is capable of.  Te Ata was one of the horses who arrived on course at ...

Affair To Remember wins impressively at Sandown

Affair To Remember wins impressively at Sandown

Apr 02, 2020

Story from Breednet - Mark SmithA Stakes win does not seem beyond the Dan O'Sullivan-trained Affair To Remember the second of Toronado’s winners at Sandown.With apprentice Michael Poy in the saddle, Affair to Remember was standing up the Daci Brahma filly Sierra Sue three ...

Two For Te

Two For Te

Mar 09, 2020

Another exciting day for our Nikki at Ballarat after Te Ata made it two wins in a row.Te Ata was stepping up in distance and class for this outing, which made both Nikki and Dan a little nervous, but also confident knowing that she had trained on well since her win at ...

Higher Hopes For Roxy

Higher Hopes For Roxy

Mar 04, 2020

Lightly raced, four year old mare, Horse For Higher notched up her second career win at Ballarat yesterday at her ninth start.Roxy, as she's called around the stables has always shown Dan and the team promise so together with her owner, Greg Galt, they have given her ample time ...

Te Ata wins for Nikki

Te Ata wins for Nikki

Feb 26, 2020

Today was an extremely exciting and rewarding day for our long term team member Nikki, who had a win with Te Ata at Terang over 1400m.Nikki was browsing the online thoroughbred auctions during December last year and soon found herself the winning bidder of this lovely mare, who ...