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Sertorius close to Melbourne Cup start

Sertorius close to Melbourne Cup start

Aug 01, 2015

SERTORIUS is on the cusp of getting a start in next week’s Melbourne Cup after second acceptances were taken today. The eight-year-old is 25th in order of entry, one outside the capacity field of 24, with 42 horses still left in the Cup. If the Galileo gelding makes ...

Northern Soul shows heart to win

Northern Soul shows heart to win

Jun 29, 2015

NORTHERN SOUL won his maiden the hard way when he raced wide throughout to score at Warrnambool on Saturday. Ridden by Jake Noonan, he was a dominant $2.40 favourite and didn’t let down punters or his band of owners as he powered to the line to land the Snaauw's ...

Historic training partnership finishes

Historic training partnership finishes

Jun 28, 2015

BRUCE Elkington today announced his retirement from his training partnership with Jamie Edwards, effective at the end of the current racing season. Bruce’s partnership with Jamie Edwards “Edwards - Elkington”, commenced in 2007 and at that time was the first ...

Unlucky Moot posts maiden win

Unlucky Moot posts maiden win

Jun 17, 2015

LIGHTLY raced three-year-old Moot, who was nearly sold last spring, scored a well-deserved win at Geelong on Tuesday. The Duke Of Marmalade 3YO gelding started $2.40 favourite and made amends for two luckless seconds at his first two runs when he ground out a 1-1/4 length ...

Cool Cool World runs hot

Cool Cool World runs hot

Jun 13, 2015

LIGHTLY raced four-year-old Cool Cool World underlined his ability when he blitzed his rivals at Geelong on Friday, but whether he can realise his true potential remains to be seen. The gelding is his own worst enemy with him expending a huge amount of nervous energy on race ...

Sertorius primed to beat Cup ballot

Sertorius primed to beat Cup ballot

May 17, 2015

Sertorius will be out to book his place in October’s BMW Caulfield Cup when he lines up in Saturday’s Group 3 Bendigo Bank East Malvern MRC Foundation Cup (2000m) at Caulfield. The Jamie Edwards-trained eight-year-old goes into the race second-up after finishing ...

Owners Toast Froffy Success

Owners Toast Froffy Success

May 15, 2015

Lightly raced Bel Esprit gelding Froffy regained his best form after a frustrating back injury with an outstanding all the way win at Geelong on Tuesday. The four-year-old received a tumultuous reception from a large band of owners who were on course to witness the victory in ...

Two Classic Yearling Purchases from the Classic Sale

Two Classic Yearling Purchases from the Classic Sale

Apr 10, 2015

LOT 483 HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) / WINNER TAKE ALL (FILLY) She is a cracking filly purchased for $48,000 who is typical of the stallion HIGH CHAPARRAL. She is athletic, great moving and ticks all the boxes on type and pedigree to suggest she will become a player in some of ...

Sertorius wins Easter Cup

Sertorius wins Easter Cup

Apr 04, 2015

  Stable star Sertorius powered home to arguably the toughest win of his career in the Group 3 Easter Cup at Caulfield on Saturday. After a slow start, Sertorius showed great heart to run down Escado and score by a neck his first win since the Group Two Zipping ...

Pyxis looks promising

Pyxis looks promising

Mar 25, 2015

THREE owners found an unusual way to watch their grey filly Pyxis win her race debut when they were stranded in mid-air above Terang racecourse last Monday. Simon Farrell, Terry Lyons and Paul French (pictured) flew to the track in a helicopter but were denied permission to ...

Tale to tell at the 'Bool

Tale to tell at the 'Bool

Jan 23, 2015

Magic Millions graduate Tejano’s Tale has emerged as a promising young staying prospect posting his maiden win at his first test beyond a mile at Warrnambool on Tuesday. The three-year-old was immature when he finished last as an early two-year-old in the Magic Millions ...

Bred to win a Classic

Bred to win a Classic

Jan 22, 2015

Well bred filly Kawabata underlined her class with an emphatic win against older horses in her first staying test at only her third race start at Kilmore on Monday. Co-trainer Jamie Edwards is excited about the prospects of the daughter of Encosta De Lago who has the pedigree ...

Test  Day For Eolande

Test Day For Eolande

Jan 14, 2015

Freshwater Creek trainer Jamie Edwards is pretty sure he knows which way to go with rising star Eolande. But today's test in the Group 2 VRC Sires produce (1400m) will be confirmation. Edwards is set on heading to a 1500m race on Mornington Cup day, but a win or even top ...

Misspiel shows heart with patience.

Misspiel shows heart with patience.

Jan 14, 2015

ATTRACTIVE filly Misspiel was a classic case of patience of paying off when she posted a memorable win for her owners at Stawell on Friday. Part-owned by Geelong cardiologist Challon Murdock, the three-year-old showed great heart racing wide on the pace throughout to score a ...

Four Days gets a second Life

Four Days gets a second Life

Jan 14, 2015

UNDERRATED galloper Fourdays Of Mylife has quickly found winning form with a change of environment at Emsley Lodge proving ideal for his arthritic joints. The grey has had only three starts for the stable and stamped his class second up from a spell when he overcame a wide ...

Kawabata's classy Kilmore win

Kawabata's classy Kilmore win

Jan 08, 2015

KAWABATA'S maiden win may only have been at Kilmore but for Brian and Sally Westcott and some of their partners who owned her ill fated mother Riva San, the day will long live in their memories. Riva San’s first foal, Kawabata was orphaned in November 2011, just ...

Win $200 in The Championships Tipping Challenge

Win $200 in The Championships Tipping Challenge

Jan 02, 2015

The Championships PETSTOCK Tipping Challenge The object is to beat Peter Sandars selections and accrue the most money with a $10 win bet on your selection in each of The Championship races on Saturday April 4 and Saturday April 11. Petstock has provided ...

Macrobius scores emotional debut win

Macrobius scores emotional debut win

Dec 09, 2014

MIKE Palmer has had some great highlights as the owner of star galloper Sertorius but none matches the thrill he got from Macrobius' debut win at Geelong. The victory was more than seven years in the making and the fruition of careful planning which made the reward ever ...

Josh's hot winning streak

Josh's hot winning streak

Nov 27, 2014

EMSLEY Lodge apprentice Josh Cartwright is the talk of Adelaide's racing scene after logging an imposing strike rate in recent weeks. Josh, 20, rode seven winners from 17 rides across four Saturdays at Morphettville from November 1 to November 22 giving him big hopes of ...

Escape artist gets the money

Escape artist gets the money

Nov 26, 2014

HOME-BRED gelding Freedom Beckons is best known as an escape artist but is quickly gaining recognition for his feats on the racetrack. The four-year-old who has a knack of unlocking gates and getting loose, backed up his narrow defeat at his Geelong debut on November 8 with a ...

Emsley Lodge Sponsorship

Emsley Lodge Sponsorship

Nov 03, 2014

IT could not have worked out any better for Emsley Lodge and Geelong racing Saturday’s Group 1 Victoria Derby at Flemington was further proof the region continues to live up to its motto of the “gateway to glory”. Preferment became the first horse since ...

Sertorius lands historic awards double

Sertorius lands historic awards double

Sep 12, 2014

SERTORIUS last night made history when he became the first horse to win twice both the Geelong Racehorse of the Year and Geelong's Most Popular Racehorse. Trained by Jamie Edwards and Bruce Elkington and owned by Mike Palmer, Sertorius won the 2014 Adapt ...

Spherical soars to success

Spherical soars to success

Aug 26, 2014

Lightly raced four-year-old Spherical looks to have an exciting staying future after he bounced back from an interrupted campaign to post an impressive maiden win at Wangaratta. The son of Encosta de Lago was having first run since recovering from a cold earlier in the month ...

Oliver sold on Merchant after brave win

Oliver sold on Merchant after brave win

Aug 18, 2014

Former retired Singapore sprinter Merchant overcame a big weight disadvantage when he upset the heavily backed Lonhtime to score a tenacious win in near record time at Geelong on Sunday. Champion jockey Damien Oliver was full of praise for the eight-year-old who with 59kg ...