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Bright future on the cards for

Bright future on the cards for "Gutsaa"

Sep 10, 2021

Little Miss Gutsaa delivered on her early promise when she romped to a three-length maiden win at Swan Hill on Friday.Trainer Jamie Edwards said the four-year-old mare was better than maiden class and was expressed his frustration that it had taken her so long to win a race with ...

Grandma's emergency success

Grandma's emergency success

Aug 30, 2021

Luck finally broke Grandma Gail’s way when she posted an overdue win after a host of race morning scratchings gave her a start as the sixth emergency at Benalla on Monday.With the field limited to 12 runners, the grey mare carried number 18 saddlecloth to victory in the DKM ...

Milestone win for

Milestone win for "Ziggy" in Think Big Classic

Jun 13, 2021

Prince Ziggy is one of the great success stories for Emsley Lodge.The tough and honest seven-year-old posted his 10th career win when he landed the Tasco Petroleum Think Big Classic at Swan Hill on Sunday, and shot his career earnings past $400,000.Not bad for horse who was ...

Young Hostess storms to overdue victory

Young Hostess storms to overdue victory

Jun 10, 2021

Young Hostess overcame atrocious weather conditions when she posted an overdue win at Ballarat on Thursday.In gale force winds and lashing rain the bonny mare powered her way through the slush on the synthetic track to land the Hygain Winners Choice BM64 Hcp (2100m).The victory ...

Tactics prove winning move for

Tactics prove winning move for "Rose"

Jun 01, 2021

Handy mare Fortune Rose allayed concerns of a big open track and heavy ground with the deployment of revolutionary riding tactics to score at Hamilton on Tuesday.Most jockeys have ridden her off the pace but Craig Robertson took full advantage of barrier one on the mare who ...

Pantera Nera delivers wedding gift

Pantera Nera delivers wedding gift

Apr 10, 2021

Part-owner Luke Maher will have an extra special reason to reflect on his wedding day thanks to in-form galloper Pantera Nera.Only an hour before Luke was to wed Anna Simonsen on Saturday he took a moment to cheer home the Turffontein gelding who lunged late to score a narrow ...

La Spezia proves a popular winner

La Spezia proves a popular winner

Apr 09, 2021

A large band of owners were celebrating after heavily backed filly La Spezia posted her maiden win at Benalla on Friday.Successful breeder Mike Palmer races the three-year-old with some friends and about 80 members of the Thoroughbred Club of Geelong who have leased the ...

Easy win has Miletus on SA Derby path

Easy win has Miletus on SA Derby path

Apr 07, 2021

Exciting young stayer Miletus ramped up his preparation towards next month’s SA Derby with an emphatic win at Sale on Wednesday.Second-up from a spell the three-year-old made it look easy as he coasted home 1-1/2 lengths ahead of He’s The Real Deel and the stakes-performed ...

Silks honour Jodie as Rose wins again

Silks honour Jodie as Rose wins again

Mar 29, 2021

It is nearly 31 years ago since teenager Jodie Hetherington passed away but the memory of her lives on thanks to her family’s association with handy mare Fortune Rose.Jodie battled cystic fibrosis which claimed her life when she was just 17 but she is remembered symbolically ...

"Fox" charges home for stable debut victory

Mar 20, 2021

Five-year-old Foxy’s Star has made a brilliant debut for Emsley Lodge charging home to win at Avoca.The gelding overcame a tricky position in running but found a gap through the field to land Saturday’s TB White and Sons 0-58 Hcp (1100m).“He drew barrier one, but it was ...

Humzz passes $200k milestone

Humzz passes $200k milestone

Mar 09, 2021

Hardy sprinter Humzz underlined his liking for Ballarat when he led all the way to keep his unbeaten record on the track intact on Tuesday.The Moshe five-year-old posted his seventh career win taking out the Hygain Winner's Choice BM70 (1100m) just two starts after winning his ...

If At First gets on a roll

If At First gets on a roll

Mar 08, 2021

Jockey Michael Poy landed a consolation win at Warrnambool on If At First just minutes before watching talented stayer Good Idea, which he had ridden in recent runs, win the Adelaide Cup.Michael partnered Good Idea at the gelding’s last four starts but missed the Cup mount ...

Derby winner's half-sister opens account

Derby winner's half-sister opens account

Feb 18, 2021

It wasn’t the script trainer Jamie Edwards was expecting with If At First who would have been a certainty beaten had she not won at Pakenham on Thursday night.The former New Zealander was having her second start for the stable but hardly saw daylight as she was hemmed in on ...

Class prevails for Humzz with big weight

Class prevails for Humzz with big weight

Feb 07, 2021

Heavily-backed sprinter Humzz pushed his career earnings close to $200,000 when he overcame a big weight to lead all the way at Ballarat on Sunday.After competing in much stronger races, Humzz relished the drop in class and despite shouldering 62.5kg gave his supporters who ...

Grable posts Hollywood-style debut win

Grable posts Hollywood-style debut win

Feb 05, 2021

Grable put on a Hollywood style performance with an impressive debut win at Warrnambool on Friday.Named after the legendary movie star, Betty Grable, the well-bred filly pushed hard from the outside to lead the six-horse field and was just as strong at the line taking out the ...

Breakthrough win for promising mare

Breakthrough win for promising mare

Jan 28, 2021

Promising mare Dwelt posted a well-deserved maiden victory when she scored at Ararat on Thursday.The four-year-old went to the races with dapples all over and ran up to expectations taking out the Harvey Norman Ararat Maiden Plate (1100m).Despite an easing $3.20 favourite ...

"Fox" leaves rivals hanging in Cup

Jan 26, 2021

Jason Benbow kept his unbeaten record intact on I Am The Fox when he landed the Bet635 Hanging Rock Cup on the gelding at Kyneton on Australia Day.Jason won on the seven-year-old three starts ago and was back in the saddle for the second time after trainer Jamie Edwards made a ...

Staying future looks bright for Mauser

Staying future looks bright for Mauser

Jan 10, 2021

Three-year-old Mauser is destined for longer races after leading all the way to win his maiden at Warrnambool on Sunday.Dropping back from city grade, Mauser ($3.30) was strongly supported and scored a three-quarter length victory over the fast-closing placegetters Raffish and ...

"Fox" sneaks New Year win

Jan 02, 2021

Handy stayer I Am The Fox looks set for a nice campaign after kicking off the year in style at Terang on Saturday. The seven-year-old defied a big weight when he overcame a checkered run to score an impressive 1-1/2 lengths win over Kednelly in the Kevin Smith BM58 Memorial ...

Miletus emerges as Derby hope after dominant win

Miletus emerges as Derby hope after dominant win

Dec 20, 2020

Lightly raced gelding Miletus emerged as a potential Derby prospect after posting one of the easiest wins in memory for Emsley Lodge at Sale on Sunday.At only his fourth start and at his first attempt beyond 2000m, the Jamie Edwards-trained three-year-old led all the way under ...

"Luke" too strong first-up

Nov 30, 2020

Promising stayer Diamond Luke appears an improved galloper after launching his summer campaign with a dominant win at Wangaratta on Monday.The five-year-old was having his first start since June and race tactics to have him more forward paid off when he took out the Winsec ...

Grandma Gail impresses with Warrnambool win

Grandma Gail impresses with Warrnambool win

Oct 15, 2020

Promising mare Grandma Gail looks to have a bright future after Michael Rodd delivered a gun ride on the mare to score a strong win at Warrnambool on Thursday.Having only her third race start, the five-year-old appreciated the rain-affected track and a shorter race distance to ...

Flat Kapper toughs out maiden win

Flat Kapper toughs out maiden win

Oct 14, 2020

Flat Kapper posted an overdue maiden win when he fought out a desperate finish to score at Hamilton on Wednesday.The four-year-old was a heavily backed to $3.10 second-favourite and tenaciously held off Bethpage ($2.60) to score by a half-length in the Timmy Berry Memorial ...

Stunning comeback win for Kawabata

Stunning comeback win for Kawabata

Oct 14, 2020

Nine-year-old Kawabata has made a successful comeback to the track after two frustrating years in the breeding barn.The tough staying mare Kawabata defied the odds to post her first win in three years with an emphatic last to first victory at Hamilton on Wednesday.Off a 102-week ...