Consorting went a very good race in his debut at Flemington in listed company. After over racing he fought hard before his condition gave out and he faded the last bit. After pulling up very well, he was sent out at Pakenham on Monday when the main objective was to get him to settle and finish the race off. He did pull a bit early but then with a bit of cover settled nicely and was too good for the rest of them in the straight. He won well with his ears pricked and came home that night and ate everything in his bin. Onwards and upwards from here!
After nearly two and a half years and plenty of heart ache since winning his first start, Sambo made it two from two this prep when putting away a smart field at Sale. There was a lot of pace on in the race and he got to the back of the field on the inside before getting a nice run up on the fence and bursting through in the straight to win going away by 1.75 lengths. Hopefully there is plenty more to come from Sambo yet!
Here is St Sambrose and Panarea enjoying their morning at the beach.
Assistant trainer, Catherine Treymane is now back doing what she loves best, winning races as a jockey.
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We had 4 horses at the Balnarring Jump outs today. For the owners of Bright Horizon, Consorting, Our Clangalang and How Fairdinkum the links to your horses jump out are on your page.
Hope you all had a great Xmas and all the best for 2013 from Stephen and Catherine
How Fairdinkum and Stephen made the trip to Seymour on Thursday a successful one when Dinky finished too strong for them in Mitchelton Wines Showcase 0 – 62 Handicap 2015m $30,000. In a lovely ride by Thomas Saddler, he settled back in the field and sneaked closer between horses on the turn before getting out in the clear in the straight. He then fought very hard all the way to the line and just got up in a very exciting finish.
Then on Saturday Danyme stepped out fresh up in the Gripple Hang-Fast Handicap 1207m $35,000. With a wide barrier and a heady ride from Jake Noonan, she sped to the lead and never looked in doubt when holding off all challenges in the tough uphill straight at Mornington.
History No Hurdle, now under the care of Chirs Waller for a short stint in Sydney, went a really good race on Saturday. He ran third in a muddly run race, where he looped the feild to sit outside the leader early in the race then he got a bit lost in the straight before finally getting into top gear the last 50m and fought hard to the line only getting beaten by a short margin.
History No Hurdle made the to trip Sydney look easy when he overpowered the field in the Parramatta Future Generation Plate on Saturday at Rosehill. He had travelled up very well Thursday night and settled nicely into Tim Martin’s Rosehill based stable where we arrived at 5am Friday morning. Raceday, he was strapped by Tony Maher and beautifully ridden by Brenton Avdulla after having some insight into what he was like to ride from Jake Noonan. Brenton settled him towards the rear of the field before he improved his position a bit inside runners then managed to get out in the clear in the straight. He fought very hard in the finish holding off a strong challenge from the well fancied Chris Waller runner, Hoylonny.
This brings his career to an impressive 4 wins from only 13 raceday appearances and winning on tracks from good to heavy and in between.
He was back on the truck to Mornington Sunday morning and out in the paddock enjoying some grass on Monday.
Dinky, fresh up after a short break went a really nice race today at Mornington. He got buffeted around a bit at the serious end of the race and fought on really well to run 5th in a race a bit out of his class. He pulled up very well and we’ll look for a suitable race in the next two weeks for him.
Our lovely old girl Debecca is now off to stud and left this morning to visit Host.
She really did us proud in the year we had her and it is going to be very exciting having a little baby Bec to work with in the coming years.
Here’s a great pic of her in full flight, with Craig Newitt on at her last start winning over 3000m at Sandown.