Latest News from Emsley Lodge

Time ‘Wright for in-form apprentice

Time ‘Wright for in-form apprentice

Jan 29, 2014

Josh Cartwright one of many apprentices keen to embrace time on city stage Like any eager young jockey, Josh Cartwright wanted to be a part of the metropolitan racing scene as early as possible. The boy from Albury understood he had to cut his teeth on the provincial ...

Empire of Stone toughs out dead heat

Empire of Stone toughs out dead heat

Dec 12, 2013

EMPIRE Of Stone’s tenacity was the most pleasing aspect of his first up performance when he scrapped out a dead-heat when resuming at Pakenham. Having his first run since July, the five-year-old duelled for the lead throughout the race with Dashing Emma and half way up ...

Severn Road delivers Cup Glory

Severn Road delivers Cup Glory

Dec 12, 2013

FIVE-YEAR-OLD Severn Road has always raced in the shadow of his more celebrated stablemate Sertorius, but he joined him as a country cup winner with a heart stopping victory at Traralgon. For weeks Jamie Edwards and Bruce Ekington had planned the $50,000 UNIBET TRARALGON CUP ...

Bolt strikes first up

Bolt strikes first up

Dec 10, 2013

ULTRA-CONSISTENT mare They Call Me Bolt looks set for a big campaign after a stunning all the way win at Pakenham. A lightning fast start set up a winning return to the track for the daughter of Gonski who was only 80 per cent for the 1000-metre assignment in the 3GG 531 ...

Cup optimism for Sertorius

Cup optimism for Sertorius

Nov 20, 2013

EMSLEY Lodge can aim Sertorius with some certainty at next year’s Caulfield and Melbourne Cups. The Mike Palmer-owned six-year-old passed the first ballot clause for both cups when he won the Bendigo Cup (2400m) on October 30, while his victory in the Group Two ...

Sertorius zips up stellar spring

Sertorius zips up stellar spring

Nov 17, 2013

SERTORIUS has the prestigious autumn races and next year’s Caulfield and Melbourne Cup in his sights after winning the Group Two Zipping Classic at Caulfield. The six-year-old breezed through his first test at weight-for-age in the 2400-metre Zipping with the aid of a ...

Sertorius salutes in Bendigo Cup

Sertorius salutes in Bendigo Cup

Nov 01, 2013

Sertorius puts distance doubts behind him to win Bendigo feature Sertorius showed he had no concerns with his first try at 2400 metres scoring a strong win in today’s $240,000 Listed Jayco Bendigo Cup (2400m). Originally set for the Toorak Handicap, the Spring ...

Torsion Turns Corner

Torsion Turns Corner

Oct 21, 2013

The flexibility to be able to train out of a spelling paddock at Emsley Lodge has proved a winning formula for lightly raced five-year-old Torsion. The son of Carnegie underlined the importance of the farm environment when he regained winning form, powering home to score at ...

Cartwright's City Breakthrough

Cartwright's City Breakthrough

Oct 07, 2013

In-form filly provides apprentice hoop with his first Melbourne winner Apprentice Josh Cartwright scored his first Victorian city winner today partnering the Robbie Griffiths-trained Romancingthestone to win the $80,000 Claire Andrews Handicap (1000m) at Caulfield. It was ...

Marcello's Sonata on Song at Geelong

Marcello's Sonata on Song at Geelong

Oct 02, 2013

Marcello’s Sonata is another success story for the facilities at Emsley Lodge after defying vets and winning his maiden as a five-year-old. Locally bred by Wayne Jennings, the son of Galileo was not expected to race after he badly bowed a tendon as young horse, but ...

Dashahoy Posts Special Win

Dashahoy Posts Special Win

Sep 18, 2013

Promising mare Dashahoy became the first homebred winner trained at Emsley Lodge when she defied her dodgy legs to win at Casterton. Ridden by Josh Cartwright, the four-year-old was having her seventh race start and took up the running early in the 1000-metres maiden, winning ...

Lerichi Wins Stable Over

Lerichi Wins Stable Over

Sep 18, 2013

She was small, fat and slow, but Lerichi is now going places. The four-year-old mare, who once looked destined for obscurity, posted her first win when she scored at Geelong on September 6 and suddenly looks to have a bright staying future. “When she first arrived she ...

Sertorius to back up in Zipping

Sertorius to back up in Zipping

Sep 13, 2013

Co-trainer Jamie Edwards can find no reason why he shouldn’t back-up his quality stayer Sertorius in Saturday’s Group 2 $350,000 Zipping Classic at Caulfield. Beaten a ‘whisker’ by Precedence in last Saturday’s Group 3 $250,000 Queen Elizabeth ...

Josh awarded Meggs Elkington Order of Merit

Josh awarded Meggs Elkington Order of Merit

Sep 13, 2013

Emsley Lodge apprentice Josh Cartwright has added the Meggs Elkington Order Of Merit to his premier country apprentice title. Bruce Elkington presented Josh with the Order Of Merit award at the Geelong Thoroughbred's Club's Geelong Racehorse of the Year Awards Gala ...

Sertorius named Geelong's best and most popular

Sertorius named Geelong's best and most popular

Sep 13, 2013

EXCITING galloper Sertorius has been crowned the 2013 Emsley Lodge Geelong Racehorse of the Year at the club's annual Gala Dinner. Owned Mike Palmer and trained by Jamie Edwards and Bruce Elkington, the son of Galileo won in a landslide result with 72.73 per cent of ...

Cup Switch for Sertorius

Cup Switch for Sertorius

Aug 27, 2013

Toorak Handicap plans for Geelong Racehorse Of The Year Sertorius have been abandoned and the gelding will now target the Cranbourne Cup (2025m) a day later on October 13. Co-trainers Jamie Edwards and Bruce Elkington made the decision with owner Mike Palmer after the ...

Viper's Victory in Synthetic Stayers Final

Viper's Victory in Synthetic Stayers Final

Aug 27, 2013

Stable plans came off when Viper Room posted the biggest win of his career in the  BC3 Thoroughbreds 2013 Winter Challenge Synthetic Stayers Series Final at Geelong. In-form stayers Bombalatomba ($2) and Jimmy’s Better ($4.60) were expected to fight out the ...

"Froffy" is now full!!!

Aug 04, 2013

THANK YOU BUT ALL SHARES IN THIS HORSE HAVE NOW BEEN SOLD. "FROFFY"   By    Bel Espirit / Leotard    3YO   Black / Brown Gelding There are  share options  (Twenty  5% shares) available if you ...

Sertorius Eyeing Off Spring Trophy

Sertorius Eyeing Off Spring Trophy

Jul 21, 2013

Sertorius will not contest his home town Cup as planned after Jamie was not one hundred per cent happy with his last track gallop going into the Group 3 race. If all goes well he will now be set for the Listed Bendigo Cup the following Wednesday, a race race Puissance De ...

Momentarily Speechless

Momentarily Speechless

Jul 19, 2013

Part-owner Yvonne Hickenbotham was rendered speechless after Une Momento scored an upset, and long awaited, win at Werribee. The rising five-year-old mare, having  just her fourth race start, defied a track bias coming from off the pace to land the TAB Werribee Cup is ...

Cats' star celebrates first winner

Cats' star celebrates first winner

Jul 11, 2013

SUCCESS is following Geelong premiership midfielder Allen Christenson away from the football field with him celebrating his first winner as a racehorse owner at Geelong on July 9. The 22-year-old is a partner in Empire Of Stone and was on track to see the four-year-old son ...

Empire strikes back for

Empire strikes back for "Bluey"

Jul 11, 2013

IT was as if four-year-old Empire Of Stone knew his managing owner Tim “Bluey” McGrath was doing it tough. Just days after the 42-year-old former champion Geelong Football Club defender announced that he was battling stage-three melanoma, the son of Starcraft, ...

Bolt ends campaign on a high

Bolt ends campaign on a high

Jul 11, 2013

SPEEDY filly They Call Me Bolt has proved a handy investment for her connections since she was purchased for her new connections late last year. The three-year-old filly posted her second win for the stable in the Become a GRC Member 0-62 Handicap 1000m at Geelong on July ...

Beaut start to Sleek's racing career

Beaut start to Sleek's racing career

Jul 05, 2013

WELL-BRED three-year-old filly Sleek Beauty is shaping as an exciting prospect after a promising start to her racing career. Bought at the Melbourne Premier Sale for $50,000 by long time stable client Domenic Romanelli, the daughter of Elusive Quality looks destined for much ...