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REGINA COELI BAGS A SECOND GRAND ANNUAL STEEPLECHASE!

REGINA COELI BAGS A SECOND GRAND ANNUAL STEEPLECHASE!

May 08, 2017

You don't have to wind the clock back too far to remember Al Garhood's two Grand Annual Steeplechase victories in 2010 and 2011. Luckily in 2008, the Maher family had managed to buy his dam Alstomeria for a small sum who was in foal to Pure Theatre. The result? Regina ...

Jameka wins the BMW Stakes at Rosehill in Style!

Jameka wins the BMW Stakes at Rosehill in Style!

Mar 27, 2017

Our Caulfield Cup queen Jameka turned the tables on her Australian Cup conqueror Humidor in style at Rosehill on Saturday as she strode clear to win the Group 1 BMW Stakes by 6.5 lengths under Hugh Bowman. With her ears pricked and Hughie keeping her under a tight rein, Jameka ...

Villa Rosa gets the job done in style

Villa Rosa gets the job done in style

Jan 17, 2017

Villa Rosa won impressively on debut today at Mornington over 1000m under the guidance of Craig Williams. We were confident that the three year old daughter of Exceed and Excel would put up a good performance as her work at home has been smart. The Centaurian put ...

Jukebox jumps into Blue Diamond contention

Jukebox jumps into Blue Diamond contention

Jan 17, 2017

Craig Williams cut his holiday short in order to ride our exciting two year old prospect Jukebox on debut and he certainly made sure it a worthwhile decision for Williams.He won by an unextended one-and-a-quarter length at Geelong and looked very professional when ...

Lady Esprit is better than fireworks on New Years Eve

Lady Esprit is better than fireworks on New Years Eve

Jan 02, 2017

Lady Esprit ended 2016 with a bang louder than the Melbourne's New Years Eve fireworks display. She romped home in scintilating style to win the Essendon Nissan Handicap over 1000m at Moonee Valley. Mark Zahra gave her a copybook ride sitting mid field until finding day light ...

Miss Wonderland heads to Canterbury on her Magic Millions Path

Miss Wonderland heads to Canterbury on her Magic Millions Path

Dec 29, 2016

Miss Wonderland travels up to Sydney tonight ahead of Canterbury on Saturday where she will be taking on the Sydneysiders in the New Years Eve Handicap over 1250m. A decision will be made after the race as to whether she tackles the big guns in the $2 million Magic ...

Like Father, Like Son

Like Father, Like Son

Sep 30, 2016

Galloping in his father's footsteps, Bon Aurum won the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield to join stablemates Jameka, Set Square and Azkadellia as Group 1 winners.It was a fighting victory by the son of Bon Hoffa, winner of the same race in 2007. The win at the peak of ...

Four winners - Nice day's work

Four winners - Nice day's work

Sep 30, 2016

While Bon Aurum was taking the leap forward into Group 1 class at Caulfield, three stablemates were flying the flag in two states.Pemberley won the Murtoa Cup, his second country cup in two starts. The Darci Brahma gelding has now won six races.Name The Day was also making it ...

​ANY DAY IS A GOOD DAY FOR WINNING

​ANY DAY IS A GOOD DAY FOR WINNING

Jul 26, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS to the owners of Name the Day, patient enthusiasts who saw their six-year-old break through for a well-deserved win at Flemington on 23 July 2016.Placings at Sale and Flemington laid the foundations for victory in the K.A. Morrison Hcp over 2000m, when Craig ...

​LOCH OIR IS THE BOSS

​LOCH OIR IS THE BOSS

Jul 26, 2016

THE Street Cry stallion Street Boss caught Ciaron Maher's attention early in his career, hence the stable's purchase of the flying filly that raced as Petits Filous and other winners such as The Mob.Now it is Loch Oir's turn to prove Ciaron was on the right track from the ...

​HAPPY AKA'S ZIPPY NEW STYLE

​HAPPY AKA'S ZIPPY NEW STYLE

Jul 26, 2016

THE six-year-old Akavouron's new training and racing regimes resulted in a fine victory in the Sky Racing Tattersall's Mile Handicap over 1600m at Doomben on 23 July 2016.He put the writing on the wall at his previous Queensland start and fulfilled the promise against a quality ...

WINNING WAYS ON WINNING DAYS

WINNING WAYS ON WINNING DAYS

Apr 20, 2016

IT was a busy weekend of winners as Azakadellia won the Queen of the Turf Stakes in April.The Saturday began with Decoco and Throssell winning back to back in the two-year-old races at Bendigo, followed by Azkadellia’s grand victory in the Group 1 feature at Randwick.On Sunday ...

AZKADELLIA HITS THE HEIGHTS

AZKADELLIA HITS THE HEIGHTS

Apr 20, 2016

TO win at Group 1 level is to scale the Mt Everest of racing and so now Azkadellia is looking down from her lofty perch.After winning the Group 3 Mannerism Stakes at Caulfield in February, Ciaron said she possessed the X Factor, that indefinable quality that takes racehorses all ...

Hooray for Haradafull

Hooray for Haradafull

Apr 20, 2016

THE first up win over 1400m at Sandown on 28 March 2016 raised expectations about Haradafull. As it turned out, the optimism was warranted. Harradafull went on to win the $50,000 Porter Plant Cup at Ballarat at his next start on 13 April, raising further happy questions about ...

​HAT TRICK FOR HERE TO THERE

​HAT TRICK FOR HERE TO THERE

Mar 04, 2016

In the best form of his career, Here to There has made it a hat trick of wins for his happy owners.Once again ridden by apprentice Ben Thompson, the six-year-old Here to There galloped to victory in the Ladbrokes Odds Boost benchmark 84 handicap at Sandown on 2 March 2016.It was ...

​The X Factor

​The X Factor

Mar 01, 2016

SHE has attitude. She can be a handful in the stable. But Azkadellia has always had what Ciaron Maher calls the X Factor. It burst forth at Caulfield on Blue Diamond Day when the four-year-old mare added a black type victory to her record in winning the Group 3 Mannerism Stakes ...

​THREE OUT OF THREE FOR PETER’S MARE

​THREE OUT OF THREE FOR PETER’S MARE

Feb 24, 2016

The win by De Choice was sweet for owner-breeder Peter Katelanis.His mare De Lago Mist has now had three foals go to the races for three winners, with De Choice scoring in a maiden plate at Pakenham.The Redoute’s Choice gelding follows in the footsteps of his sister, Into the ...

​TUCANO’S GLOBAL REACH

​TUCANO’S GLOBAL REACH

Feb 17, 2016

To examine Tucano’s pedigree and form is to take a world trip.The good-looking stayer’s sire is Monsun, German-bred with two Group 1s to his name. He was an excellent performer in Germany, winning some of that nation’s top races.Monsun has also made his mark in Australia, ...

​HERE HE COMES AGAIN

​HERE HE COMES AGAIN

Feb 17, 2016

We wrote about Here to There only recently and are more than happy to do so again following another win.The very handy galloper saluted at Moonee Valley on 12 February 2016, his second win in a row.It was a strong effort as he fought off challenges under apprentice Ben ...

ZIPPY BROCKHOFF FIRES UP

ZIPPY BROCKHOFF FIRES UP

Feb 03, 2016

The stable had a high opinion of Brockhoff from the start of his career. Royally-bred and a lovely type, he raced last spring but proved too immature to achieve his best.So a good spell was ordered and now the Lonhro colt has furnished into a stylish racehorse with a bright ...

HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE

HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE

Jan 25, 2016

Here To There has raced in South Australia, won in Darwin and competed competitively in Victoria since winning his maiden at Kyneton in 2012.The six-year-old has also chalked up another victory, this time at Sale on 24 January 2016.The much-travelled gelding’s latest win was ...

DUIBIO LIKES FLEMINGTON

DUIBIO LIKES FLEMINGTON

Jan 23, 2016

A winner at Flemington last season, the Not a Single Doubt four-year-old Duibio returned to his favourite track for a decisive victory on 16 January 2016.His late surge carried him to his fourth win, taking his earnings to $116,000.Duibio is helping his sire reach new heights, ...

​THE NEW SAGA BEGINS

​THE NEW SAGA BEGINS

Jan 23, 2016

Epic Saga is doing most of his work in the water walker after winning his fourth race at Sale on 14 January 2016.He is putting some good kilometres into his legs as he prepares for a possible new career over the jumps in the months ahead.The Real Saga five-year-old’s latest ...

Strong win by Lady Esprit

Strong win by Lady Esprit

Dec 10, 2015

Lady Esprit had a fine win at Sandown on 9 December 2015, easing up at the finish to pass the post with three lengths up her sleeve.Damien Oliver had overcome a tricky wide gate to put her in a nice position early in the 1000m race before going to the front half way up the ...