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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 ...

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 ...