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It’s A Dundeel’s dam to be mated with Redoute’s Choice   Leave a comment

It’s A Dundeel’s dam to be mated with Redoute’s Choice

Champion stallion Redoute's Choice at Arrowfield Stud in the upper Hunter Valley.

Champion stallion Redoute’s Choice at Arrowfield Stud in the upper Hunter Valley. Source: News Limited

STAREEL, the dam of It’s A Dundeel, will be mated with Arrowfield Stud’s super sire Redoute’s Choice this coming spring.

Murray and Jo Andersen, breeders and part-owners of It’s A Dundeel, confirmed this week their decision to send Stareel to Redoute’s Choice.

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Posted April 25, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Chris Waller was “furious’’ when he discovered a website had been set up in his name — and without his knowledge — by leading syndicator Dean Watt.   Leave a comment

Syndicator Dean Watt fronts stewards to explain why he set up website for a direct competitor

Dean Watt, managing director of Dynamic Syndications.

Dean Watt, managing director of Dynamic Syndications. Source: News Limited

PREMIER trainer Chris Waller was “furious’’ when he discovered a website had been set up in his name — and without his knowledge — by leading syndicator Dean Watt.

The astonishing news emerged yesterday as Watt fronted a stewards inquiry to explain why he had established another website for Triple Crown Syndications, a direct competitor which was also caught by surprise.

Triple Crown’s website carried a link which redirected traffic to Watt’s own company, Dynamic Syndications. The site has since been shut down.

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Posted April 25, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Peter Moody’s preparation takes historic shift   Leave a comment

Peter Moody’s preparation takes historic shift

LIFE’S a battle for leading trainer Peter Moody but, in his spare time, he is a student of our nation at war.

Ahead of the traditional VRC St Leger meeting at Flemington, Moody would normally be at Caulfield overseeing track gallops and inspecting horses being prepared to race that afternoon.

Not today. He will join Diggers and the descendants of those that are no longer with us at Melbourne’s Shrine of ­Remembrance.

‘’My daughters have talked me into going to the dawn service,” Moody said. “It’s 100 years in the making, Anzac Day, and is certainly a tradition that our great nation has been built on.”

 

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Posted April 25, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Vietnam vet hopes Weary can harness Anzac spirit at Randwick   Leave a comment

Vietnam vet hopes Weary can harness Anzac spirit at Randwick

Date
April 24, 2014 – 1:14PM

Honouring a hero: Weary scores for Hugh Bowman at Rosehill earlier this month. Photo: Anthony Johnson

Vietnam veteran Geoff Grimish will march in the Anzac Day parade on Friday to honour his mates and then hopes Weary can honour one of the Australian army’s most famous figures in the All Aged Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

Grimish and his wife Mary name their horses with military themes, but rarely have they named one after a person.

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Posted April 25, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Pressure grows on Premier Denis Napthine over Rob Waterhouse link   Leave a comment

Pressure grows on Premier Denis Napthine over Rob Waterhouse link

Date
April 24, 2014 – 6:27PM

Richard Willingham, Laura Banks

Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse with Colin McKenna and Premier Denis Napthine and his wife Peggy Napthine.

Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse with Colin McKenna and Premier Denis Napthine and his wife Peggy Napthine. Photo: Damian White

Premier Denis Napthine has been unable to shake controversy surrounding his decision to spruik once-disgraced bookmaker Rob Waterhouse, and his involvement in a Liberal Party fund-raiser headlined by Gai Waterhouse at next week’s Warrnambool races. 

The Premier has vehemently denied there is a conflict of interest in him supporting Mr Waterhouse to work in the betting ring – he is allowed to work elsewhere at the event – and the fact Ms Waterhouse is the star attraction along with Dr Napthine at a Liberal Party branch fund-raiser next Wednesday night.

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Posted April 25, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

The Right Track: Ratings to be overhauled   Leave a comment

The Right Track: Ratings to be overhauled

Apprentice jockey Zac Spain has enjoyed his first win. Picture: Sarah Reed.

Apprentice jockey Zac Spain has enjoyed his first win. Picture: Sarah Reed. Source: News Corp Australia

ALL the latest in track news from racing specialists Lincoln Moore and Tom Biddington.

TRACK RATINGS TO BE OVERHAULED

NEW terminology used to describe track ratings for Australian racecourses will be introduced later this year.

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Posted April 25, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Group 1 dream no Flight of fancy for trainer Robbie Griffiths   Leave a comment

Group 1 dream no Flight of fancy for trainer Robbie Griffiths

Jockey Matthew Allen riding Girl in Flight. Picture: Atkins Photography.

Jockey Matthew Allen riding Girl in Flight. Picture: Atkins Photography. Source: Supplied

ROBBIE Griffiths will try and claim the elusive Group 1 missing form his CV when grey filly Girl In Flight tackles the $400,000 Schweppes (Australasian) Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville on Saturday.

Griffiths is a regular in the Victorian Trainers’ Premiership Top 10, but a Group 1 victory is the one thing missing from an impressive resume.

And a tricky wide barrier has made pre-race favourite Girl In Flight’s task all the more difficult.

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Posted April 25, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Shamal Wind set to bring success to trainer Robert Smerdon   Leave a comment

Shamal Wind set to bring success to trainer Robert Smerdon

Shamal Wind ridden by Mark Zahra.

Shamal Wind ridden by Mark Zahra. Source: News Limited

ROBERT Smerdon hopes of victory in Saturday’s Group 1 $400,000 Sportingbet Classic (1200m) at Morphettville rest with exciting mare Shamal Wind.

Smerdon was forced to scratch stablemate Politeness from tomorrow’s sprint feature after a routine scope following trackwork yesterday revealed mucus in her airways.

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Posted April 25, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Weekend runners   Leave a comment

Forthcoming starts for Bel Esprit horses

25/04/2014
Australia
    Gawler & Barossa JC
        1:35pm Race 3 Dogs 4 Diggers Maiden P., A$10000 1511m
            Always Magic (AUS) 2010 (G. by Bel Esprit-Not Always)
        4:34pm Race 8 Sportsbet.com.au Fixed Odds H., A$11000 1111m
            Tequila Red (AUS) 2010 (G. by Bel Esprit-Spectrum’s Image)
    Kalgoorlie Boulder RC
        4:55pm Race 7 Driving Tired Can Kill H., A$14000 1200m
            Marshal Street (AUS) 2008 (G. by Bel Esprit-Bartrista)
    Moe RC
        3:43pm Race 5 Monacellars H., A$15250 1000m
            Unruly Princess (AUS) 2008 (F. by Bel Esprit-Nas Princess)
    South Burnett RC
        3:15pm Race 3 Hotondo Homes H., A$5500 1100m
            Glenthorn Avenue (AUS) 2008 (G. by Bel Esprit-Tolago)
    Swan Hill JC
        3:47pm Race 5 Kennedy’s Showcase Jewellers H., A$8000 1600m
            Bellbrae (AUS) 2008 (G. by Bel Esprit-Kinky)
    VRC
        1:00pm Race 1 RSL P., A$79040 1000m
            Clevadude (AUS) 2010 (G. by Bel Esprit-Jezeera)
            Miracle to Me (AUS) 2010 (F. by Bel Esprit-Miracletto)
            Smart Dart (AUS) 2010 (G. by Bel Esprit-Little Arrow)
        2:45pm Race 4 Flight Lieutenant Peter Armytage H., A$81000 1610m
            Oregon Spirit (AUS) 2007 (G. by Bel Esprit-Oregon Seal)
    Yarra Valley RC
        3:32pm Race 5 Lilydale Instant Lawn H., A$8000 1500m
            Java Spirit (AUS) 2006 (F. by Bel Esprit-Java Siang)

26/04/2014

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Posted April 24, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

BEL RAIN, the full brother to Group 1 The Galaxy winner Bel Sprinter, wins at his 1st start   Leave a comment

B E Winners Club

BEL RAIN (Blks)
3 year old bay colt (26-10-2010) Sire: Bel Esprit Dam: Gavroche (SnippetsView Pedigree Report
Breeder: Lindsay Park Stud Pty Ltd
Owners: Mrs Y T Warren, G A Grisbrook, Miss T L Grisbrook, W C Patrick, S C Nankervis, L C Nankervis, W J Ford, Mrs L Pellegrino, P L Pellegrino, Mrs D A Clancy, R L Clancy, Miss D J Clancy, B J Macleod, Mrs K L Macleod & M E Brown 
Colours: Yellow And Navy Blue Stripes, Yellow And Navy Blue Stars Cap
Gear Changes: Blinkers FIRST TIME, Tongue Tie FIRST TIME

 

 Bel Rain

Trainer: Jason Warren (Mornington)     Jockey: Daniel Stackhouse 58kg      Barrier:11

Record: 1:1-0-0     Prizemoney:$0    1st Up: 0:0-0-0    2nd Up: 0:0-0-0

Track: 0:0-0-0     Dist: 0:0-0-0     Track/Dist: 0:0-0-0     Good: 0:0-0-0     Dead: 0:0-0-0     Slow: 0:0-0-0     Heavy: 0:0-0-0

Bel’s brother looks to Spring

Well bred colt off to winning start at Geelong

Australia’s first VOBIS Gold registered horse Bel Rain has kicked off his career in style, winning the 1200m Emsley Lodge Plate on the Geelong Synthetic track today.

Sold for $140,000 as Lot 1 of the 2012 Magic Millions Sales, this full brother to Group 1 The Galaxy winner Bel Sprinter finds himself stabled alongside his famous relation at Mornington, under the care of trainer Jason Warren.

Warren was effusive in his praise for his colt, despite the race not going to script.

“He was pretty impressive, he did everything right,” Warren said.

“We drew the outside barrier, so unfortunately he had to roll forward and ended up in front.

“We had another couple of others ear marked to lead who we wanted to sit behind, but when you’re drawn the outside barrier and they begin well like he did, it’s hard to drag them back behind them.

“He was still very professional and impressive in the end and got the job done.”

 It was a win that justified Warren’s patience with his well related colt, with Bel Rain having his first start as a three-year-old; just as his brother had done before him.

“He’s a big colt and we’ve given him plenty of time to develop,” Warren said.

“He went a little bit shin sore early days, and then he cut his leg a while ago which we had to tend to.  Aside from that he’s just been given time to mature really, which is the main reason he hasn’t got to the races before now.”

It was a performance that was worth the wait, with Bel Rain ($3.50) running out a comprehensive two length winner from It’s No Joke ($8), with Mister Flyn (14) a nose further back in third.

Warren has high hopes for Bel Rain, flagging a possible tilt at Spring Carnival riches for the up and coming son of Bel Esprit.

 “We’ll go to a restricted mid-week race next or a Saturday race possibly, provided he pulls up well,” Warren said.

“We just really want to get his rating up a little bit and give the horse a let-up before the spring.

“I kicked Bel Sprinter off in a maiden at Mornington, and then he went straight to town and hasn’t looked back, so hopefully this bloke does the same thing.”

Comparisons between the pair however stretch further than just their debut win, with Warren hopeful his three-year-old could stretch out to 1600m next campaign.

“He’s got a bit more scope than Bel Sprinter, I think he might get to 1600m,” Warren said.

“We’ll keep him at 12000m at his next start and then work it out from there.”

Click here to view the full results of today’s Geelong Synthetic meeting.

By Daniel Miles – @DanielMiles90

Ones to Watch – Geelong

Tara Madgwick – Thursday, 24 April 2014

The Geelong meeting on Thursday was highlighted by first wins for a pair of siblings to well-known Group I winners.

Bel Rain as a yearling

Bel Rain as a yearling

Jason Warren has had a lot of fun with his star Group I winning sprinter Bel Sprinter, which is no doubt the reason he was happy to pay $140,000 for his full brother at the Magic Millions in 2012.

Named Bel Rain, the three year-old Bel Esprit colt kicked off his career in the 1200 metre maiden and emerged triumphant on debut.

He pushed forward from the outside gate for Daniel Stackhouse and forged clear to the line to win in good style.

Bel Rain was consigned for sale by Cornerstone Stud and is the second winner for Snippets mare Gavroche, who comes from the family of Group I winner Always Aloof.

Gavroche has had an upgrade in recent years and has a weanling colt by Redoute’s Choice and was covered by Exceed and Excel last spring.

Bob and Rosemary Scarborough of Wood Nook Farm would have been thrilled today when Indulgence, the half-sister to their former Group I winner Marble Halls, opened her account with an all the way win.

Having her fourth start and second run back from a spell, the Anthony Freedman trained daughter of New Approach (IRE) controlled the race throughout and found the line well to win the 1300 metre maiden by a length and a half.

Passed in at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale shy of her $100,000 reserve, Indulgence would hold sentimental value for the Scarborough’s as she is the last foal of their terrific producer Joolzy, who died in 2011.

A placed daughter of Noble Bijou (USA), Joolzy left nine winners from 10 runners with Group I MRC Toorak Handicap winner Marble Halls the best, while another daughter Tigereye left Group I MRC Blue Diamond winner Sleek Chassis.

 

Race 3 – Emsley Lodge Mdn Plate – 1200m
Class: Maiden. Track: Good. Time: 1:10.57.
Prizemoney: $17,500 – 1st: $10,500 2nd: $2,975 3rd: $1,400.
 1   1. Bel Rain Jason Warren D W Stackhouse (10)
$3.50
58.0
  3c   Bel Esprit Gavroche (Snippets )
  Lot 1; 2012 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale; Vendor – Cornerstone Stud Farm Pty Ltd ; Buyer – JASON WARREN RACING  $140,000
There is a half or full relation to this winner being offered as Lot 279 at the Inglis Premier.
 2 2.0 5. It’s No Joke Ms D Smith J Winks (8)
$8
58.0
  3g   Manner Hill Palace Jester (Happy Giggle )
Not Offered
 3 SH 6. Mister Flyn K M Keys L Coffey (3)
$13
58.0
  3g   Statue Of Liberty (USA) Godstar (Galileo (IRE) )
Not Offered
 4 3.1 7. Sail The Stars N A Blackiston B Rawiller (1)
$11
58.0
  3g   Starcraft (NZ) Catherine Mary (NZ) (Famous Star (GB) )
 5 5.9 2. Belorum Luke Oliver S W Arnold (9)
$2.63
58.0
  3g   Bel Esprit Shahana (Danehill Dancer (IRE) )
 6 6.1 11. Tenhouse Ms W Kelly Ryan Maloney (6)
$17
56.0
  3f   Statue Of Liberty (USA) Love Buggy (Favorite Trick (USA) )
 7 6.6 3. Excellent Rhythm M S Hibbs B Park (2)
$51
58.0
  3g   Elvstroem Rhythm And Light (Kenvain )
 8 8.3 10. Suemori Peter Snowden J Noonan (5)
$9
56.0
  3f   Street Cry (IRE) Nagoya (Quest For Fame (GB) )
 9 11.1 4. Goodwil Hunter L J Corstens M Rodd (4)
$21
58.0
  3g   King Of Prussia De Baroness (Demus )
 10 11.6 9. Quasar Girl Heath Conners Ms J Beriman (7)
$21
56.0
  3f   Bianconi (USA) Little Respect (Hennessy (USA) )

Posted April 24, 2014 by belesprit09 in Progeny winners

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