Latest News from Emsley Lodge

"Red-hot "Douro" makes it 3 wins from last 4 runs

May 19, 2019

Young Douro added to his impressive recent record when he overcame a wide gate to lead all the way at Casterton on Sunday.The five-year-old has been in red-hot form since wearing blinkers and posted his third win from last four starts in the McClure Earthmoving BM64 Hcp ...

Hot streak promotes Aluf through grades

Hot streak promotes Aluf through grades

May 16, 2019

Aluf took another step in his remarkable progression through the grades when he finished strongly to post his third win for the year on Thursday night.The five-year-old took his career earnings to nearly $140,000 with a half-length victory over Weekend Escape in the Nine Mile ...

Benatari win 15 years in the making

Benatari win 15 years in the making

May 04, 2019

Rohit Saini could not have been prouder when Benatari gave him his first win as an owner 15 years after he fell in love racing.Having his fifth race start, the three-year-old son of Written Tycoon led from start to finish to score a length victory over Defies Logic in ...

Young Douro earns rider praise with fight-back victory

Young Douro earns rider praise with fight-back victory

Apr 21, 2019

“He’s as tough as nails.”That’s how jockey Jake Noonan described Young Douro who turned what seemed certain defeat into victory in the Todd Duns Memorial BM64 Hcp at Stawell on Sunday.Young Douro led and dictated the pace to the home turn but gave his supporters a scare ...

Minyinga hits target with distance change

Minyinga hits target with distance change

Apr 15, 2019

Minyinga showed appreciation for the shorter race distance when she scored a last stride win at Seymour on Monday.Racing in blinkers for the first time and dropping back from 1750 metres after weakening out of a place at Geelong last start, the four-year-old mare ...

Aluf passes $100k with back-to-back wins

Aluf passes $100k with back-to-back wins

Apr 07, 2019

Moshe gelding Aluf shot his career earnings past $100,000 when he posted his second win a row at the track where he won his maiden more than a year ago.Following up from a last start Terang victory shouldering a back-breaking 62.5kg, the five-year-old rose in class with 61.5kg ...

Miss Matilda waltzes home

Miss Matilda waltzes home

Mar 27, 2019

The late Bart Cummings idiom “of slow and steady wins the race” was an appropriate fit for Miss Matilda who scored an overdue maiden win at Seymour on Wednesday.The four-year-old mare’s tendency to hang out around turns has been a problem but with the extra distance and ...

Aluf defies big weight for overdue win

Aluf defies big weight for overdue win

Mar 22, 2019

Consistency was rewarded when Aluf defied a big weight to score a last stride win at Terang on Friday.The gelding had finished second at three of his five runs this campaign but down in class and distance and with blinkers on shouldering a massive 62.5kg, he landed the Mt. ...

"Ziggy" toughs out Stony Creek Cup victory

Mar 10, 2019

Prince Ziggy elevated his reputation as one of the most improved gallopers in Australia with a tenacious win in Sunday’s Stony Creek Cup.Showing his trademark courage under pressure in the home straight he edged out country cup specialist Brigadier in a photo finish, ...

Severn Road makes it 11 wins as a 10-year-old

Severn Road makes it 11 wins as a 10-year-old

Mar 09, 2019

Veteran galloper Severn Road went one better than his age when the 10-year-old he posted his 11th career win at Edenhope on Saturday.The gelding brought up a winning double for Emsley Lodge at the meeting with a dashing all the way victory at his 80thstart in the Bullarook ...

Blinker-charged win for Young Douro

Blinker-charged win for Young Douro

Mar 09, 2019

Young Douro regained his best form to salvage his racing career leading all the way to score at Edenhope on Saturday.Trainer Jamie Edwards said it was D-day for the five-year-old who had finished down the track at his first two runs this campaign but he could not have been ...

Inastride farms another win

Inastride farms another win

Feb 21, 2019

Hardy stayer Inastride underlined the value of farm life at Emsley Lodge when he posted an all the way win at Warrnambool on Thursday.Remarkably, Inastride was having his 19thstart this campaign but could not have been more impressive in the McCarthy Catering BM58 Hcp ...

"Sexiest" galloper wins maiden

Feb 15, 2019

Trainer Jamie Edwards declared Pantera Nera is the sexiest looking horse in the stable after landing his maiden in impressive style at Donald on Friday.The striking brown three-year-old wasn’t suited sitting outside the leader in a slowly run race but straightened up with a ...

Fortune Rose repays

Fortune Rose repays "favourite" tag with Bendigo win

Feb 11, 2019

Trainer Jamie Edwards has long declared lightly-raced three-year-old Fortune Rose his favourite horse at Emsley Lodge and the three-year-old repaid the love with a tenacious maiden win at Bendigo today.The daughter of Helmet was posted three-wide and over-raced but her class ...

Gambeson lands betting plunge at stable debut

Gambeson lands betting plunge at stable debut

Jan 18, 2019

Trainer Jamie Edwards expects Gambeson will improve after he scored an impressive win at his stable debut at Ararat on Friday.Jamie said the former Godolphin galloper hadn’t been screwed down for his first run in nearly seven months despite being heavily backed from $2.80 to ...

Prince Ziggy makes it five wins this campaign

Prince Ziggy makes it five wins this campaign

Jan 16, 2019

Prince Ziggy’s owners are daring to dream after the five-year-old underlined his toughness with a courageous victory at Sandown on Wednesday.Two weeks after he pulled out a career-best run at Flemington, “Ziggy” shot clear on Victorian horse premiership when he overcame ...

Grinding win sets up Minyinga for longer races

Grinding win sets up Minyinga for longer races

Jan 14, 2019

Lightly raced mare Minyinga is likely to get her chance in middle distance races this campaign after her narrow second-up win at Werribee on Saturday.The four-year-old, who is on the comeback trail after having a bone chip removed from a knee, proved too strong in the Share The ...

Humzz hits back with Colac victory

Humzz hits back with Colac victory

Dec 22, 2018

A dashing ride from in-form jockey Dylan Dunn paid off with Humzz making amends for two recent luckless runs with a tenacious win at Colac on Saturday.The three-year-old went forward from his outside barrier to be on the pace and fought back bravely after being headed in the ...

Dylan delivers on Inastride with

Dylan delivers on Inastride with "Plan F"

Dec 22, 2018

Jockey Dylan Dunn implemented “Plan F” and got an A-class result when Inastride ridden against his normal racing pattern stormed home from the back of the field to score at Colac on Saturday.A customary front-runner, the seven-year-old was caught on the back foot at the ...

Duke romps home in Briseis Cup

Duke romps home in Briseis Cup

Dec 15, 2018

Duke of Oz relished the heavy track conditions when he charged away to win the Briseis Cup at Geelong on Saturday.The seven-year-old had won twice on soft 7 tracks in New Zealand but had only seen a heavy track once since joining Emsley Lodge just over a year ago.“The cards ...

"Ziggy" finds path to Valley victory

Dec 14, 2018

A last start Wodonga win presented the perfect pathway to Prince Ziggy’s first city success at Moonee Valley on Friday night.The five-year-old, who was balloted from a Valley race last month, needed to improve his credentials and his Wodonga victory on November 30 gave him the ...

Macrobius $200k as stable lands first city double

Macrobius $200k as stable lands first city double

Dec 14, 2018

Macrobius and Prince Ziggy provided a milestone at Moonee Valley for Emsley Lodge when they gave the stable its first city double on Friday night.Macrobius backed from $8.50 to $5.50 fought back from the brink of defeat to land the Ladbrokes Cash In Hcp (1600m) and 90 minutes ...

Crafty Lion pounces with maiden win

Crafty Lion pounces with maiden win

Dec 13, 2018

Five-year-old Crafty Lion added to a winning run for owner Brian O’Dwyer with an emphatic victory second up over 2000 metres in the Melbourne Parkview Maiden at Ararat on Tuesday.In recent weeks Brian has also celebrated the success with Honeywine at Benalla on October 29 ...

"Freshwater Creek Flyer" makes it four in a row

Dec 01, 2018

Fill The Flute was labelled the “Freshwater Creek Flyer” after posting her fourth win a row with another dashing performance at Moonee Valley on Saturday.The four-year-old mare showed lightning speed from the barrier to cross two lengths clear of the field and was never ...