Sep 13, 2010

Sorry for the lack of updates - one of our owners had a stern word with me on Friday - here it is Mr Daniels.

We had a quiet month or so as far as winners go but we have bounced back in the past week.

Monzero won first up at Goulburn last week.  He was resuming in a 1300m race after a short spell and proved too strong, winning comfortably. He has now won three races and looks like 1600m+ will suit. We are hoping to find a couple of wet tracks for him through the Spring.

We had another very strong winner yesterday at Bendigo in Key Rossa.  She seems to love the wet tracks and in the wettest winter we have had in more than a decade we have had great difficulty finding a rain afffected track for her.

She has been entered several times with the meetings being transferred to Geelong on the synthetic surface - rated good.  We finally got the surface we were looking for and the wait was worth it for her owners as she was too good for her opposition on the slow track.

She was very strong at the end of 1600m and looks a promising mare.  Patrick Payne has done a super job with her. She didn't cope with the hustle and bustle of the big training centres and she is now very content working from the rural surrounds of Patricks Rockbank property.

It looks like a quiet week on the racing front this week but the racing action will ramp up over the next few weeks.  We have some nice young horses close to either trialing or racing - African Gem, Joburg Lass, Wolf Call, Significant Other etc. and a few older favourites in full work - our "grand old campaigner" Shaville, the star of last winter Shysta and Kayarbee, Arctic Point and Citter are all close to resuming.

If you are looking to get into a horse we always have a couple of the go.  Check out the For Sale page.  We have shares in a Keep The Faith filly and a Snippetson filly, both to be trained by Greg Eurell in Victoria and also a Canny Lad gelding to be trained by Barb Joseph at Canberra.

It is an exciting time in racing with all the good horses getting up and about for the Spring.  Hopefully we can all find the odd winner.

PS.  the kids are well (Scarlett just turned one)  and for those that remember my dog Bodie, he has just turned ten. 

Happy Punting.