and Scores a Group 2 Second

Looks Like the Cat

  Saturday’s Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) at Flemington saw 2013 Capricornia Sales Graduate ‘Looks Like The Cat’, demonstrate why gun trainer Tony Gollan insisted owners bypass the local Capricornia 2YO Classic in April 2014 as he had “bigger fish to fry”. “This is a Group horse!” he said.  “I think he’s a natural miler as […]

Another Sale Graduate Lines Up For A Group 2

Looks Like The Cat has accepted for the Gr 2 VRC Danehill S. on Saturday, while locally, “Mighty Savannah” earned owners $6,500 on winning the Be a Man Get a Check Maiden at Rockhampton on Prostate Cancer Awareness Day.

Two Year Olds Firing Up

Rothesay_Eagle Farm

 Trackwork at Callaghan Park  after day light is a treasure trove of 2 year olds all displaying their potential at the present. Jump outs are planned near the end of September and barrier trials in early October to qualify for the QTIS Breeders Plate. Talking with Lyle Rowe who is impressed with First Season sire […]

Sequalo leading numerical sire for August 30


SEVEN winners on Saturday August 30, including a treble at the Sunshine Coast, gave the 2013-14 champion Queensland sire Sequalo (pictured) the honour of being most successful sire numerically for Australia on the day. At the same time it took this long time good servant of the Kruger’s Lyndhurst Stud at Warwick score for August, […]

Carrara’s First Foal Born

Carrara Colt

An Exciting Winner Returns, RJC & Prostate Cancer + a Local to Make His Mark


Last Saturday’s Brisbane  winner of the  Open 3YO  Hcp in ‘Aimee’ reminded me what a strong dose of top sprint blood her sire  ‘Exceedingly Good’ possess from the cross of Exceed and Excel and Snippets.  Exceedingly Good’ has been churning out the racetrack performers and before Saturdays Metro winner, Aimee, who is now bound for […]

Patinack Farm Bid Farewell

  I was talking with Patinack Farm’s Stud Manager, Ben Lawrence, this morning about how matters were in general regarding the upcoming Sale. Ben advised that everyone was working hard to have the horses at their peak condition on the Sale days and that everything was progressing smoothly. He explained that after the sale his […]

Top Echelon

Top Echelon

On the eve of a new breeding season, Oakwood Farm Haigslea received a boost when Ellawisdom, a daughter of new recruit Top Echelon, stormed down the centre of the track to capture the Listed Channel 7 Bright Shadow Quality (1200m) at Eagle Farm in May. Trained at the Sunshine Coast by Trevor Thomas, Ellawisdom came […]

Increases in Prizemoney from October 1st, 2014

With announcements by Racing Queensland of the increase in prizemoney planned to commence in October, on top of increases in QTIS prizemoney, racing across the board is the winner.  The increase, a sure thing in bolstering owners and trainers budgets at the coming 2015 Yearling Sales. Queensland’s three racing codes will be on the receiving end […]