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BELLA DOLCE wins her seventh race for Barry Dunn at Oakbank   Leave a comment

B E Winners Club

4BELLA DOLCE (Blks)
5 year old bay or brown mare (25-8-2008) Sire: Bel Esprit Dam: Geil (McFlirt (NZ)View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Ms N Moran
Owners: S Benson, C A Clements, Mrs S Benson, Mrs K Clements, D Petracca, Mrs A Petracca, A Calderone, M Dowdy & B J Dunn
Colours: Red And White Hoops, Royal Blue And White Hooped Sleeves, Red And White Quartered Cap
Gear Changes: Blinkers FIRST TIME

 
 

Trainer: Barry Dunn (Strathalbyn)     Jockey: Ms Sigrid Carr 56.5kg (a3/52.5kg)      Barrier:11

Record: 27:7-1-4     Prizemoney:$87,200    1st Up: 7:4-1-0    2nd Up: 6:0-0-1

Track: 1:0-0-0     Dist: 5:2-1-0     Track/Dist: 0:0-0-0     Good: 14:3-0-2     Dead: 10:3-0-2     Slow: 1:0-1-0     Heavy: 1:0-0-0

Distance(s) Won: 1100 (2), 1200 (4)

Race 4 – Triple M Hcp (78) – 1100m
Class: Restricted 78. Track: Dead(4). Time: 1:05.66.
Prizemoney: $32,000 – 1st: $19,800 2nd: $5,400 3rd: $2,600.
 1   4. Bella Dolce B J Dunn Sigrid Carr (9)
$5
53.5
  5m   Bel Esprit Geil (McFlirt (NZ) )
Lot 35; 2010 MM Perth Yearling Sale; Vendor – Heytesbury Stud ; Buyer – Withdrawn
  Previous Start: 6 – Morphettville Parks 5/04/2014, Endeavour Homes Hcp (72), 1250m Details
 2 1.5 7. Azzcool R R Jolly M Neilson (4)
$4.50
55.5
  4m   Elusive Quality (USA) Tarcoola Ice (Zeditave )
Lot 311; 2011 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale; Vendor – Tarcoola Stud, Mornington; Buyer – R Jolly  $40,000
 3 LH 9. Kooda Duchess J Dunn Ms K Bishop (8)
$31
54.0
  4m   Planchet Spin About (Spinning World (USA) )
Not Offered
 4 2.4 8. Miss Joolia D I Dodson Ms H Mc Kechnie (1)
$3.80
55.5
  4m   Magnus Way With Words (Yeats (USA) )
 5 2.8 10. Glenariff Darren Egan B Claridge (7)
$26
54.0
  8m   Jeune (GB) Carnlough (NZ) (First Norman (USA) )
 6 3.0 1. Potiche Tony McEvoy D Tourneur (5)
$4.50
59.0
  4m   More Than Ready (USA) Salty Sal (Salt Lake (USA) )
 7 3.2 2. Sheez On Top T Dansie and Ms N Storr Caitlin Forrest (3)
$5
55.5
  4m   Face Value Vain Peril (Kenvain )
 8 3.6 11. Secretmensbusiness D G and R Balfour J Bowditch (6)
$31
54.0
  4m   Hidden Dragon She’s So Cute (End Sweep (USA) )
 9 4.2 6. Frilly Skurt S Burford Ms L Hopwood (2)
$21
56.0
  5m   Kurt Rural Lover (Centre Stalls (IRE) )

Posted April 19, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

1000 winners later, Blake Shinn is looking to a brighter future   Leave a comment

1000 winners later, Blake Shinn is looking to a brighter future

Shinn looks to a brighter future

Blake Shinn. Source: Supplied

BLAKE Shinn never looks back. It’s one reason why he spent last Saturday night celebrating his 1000th career win rather than commiserating on what might have been.

The Victorian-born but Sydney-based jockey could have reached the milestone a lot earlier if he hadn’t been banned for 12 months in 2010 for betting on races. Then there’s the fact he’s spent a number of weeks since then on enforced holidays through suspension.

Shinn’s 1000th winner came in the final race on day one of The Championships when he drove home mudlark Arabian Gold through the Randwick slop to ­victory.

 

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Posted April 19, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Chris Waller: the silent achiever   Leave a comment

Chris Waller: the silent achiever

Date
April 17, 2014

Watchful eye: Chris Waller at Rosehill trackwork as one of his 120 charges come on to the surface. Photo: Jenny Evans

“He’s not an emotional person to be honest,” offers Stephanie Waller. “The only time I see him cry is when the horse has won. He’s funny like that. What did you mention? Rangi?”

Well, yes.

When you come from nothing, and never had nothing, the only thing that digs you out of the hole is hard work.  

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Posted April 19, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

John O’Shea hopes Gypsy Diamond can help him finish on a high   Leave a comment

John O’Shea hopes Gypsy Diamond can help him finish on a high

Date
April 18, 2014 – 8:37PM

Everything right: Gypsy Diamond tackles the group1 Queen Of The Turf at Randwick on Saturday. Photo: Anthony Johnson

John O’Shea would love to finish his time as a public trainer with a group 1 win with Gypsy Diamond in the Queen Of The Turf at Randwick on Saturday.

The man who will walk in and take over the Darley operation at the Hawkesbury stand-alone meeting on May 3 would take great pleasure in delivering a group 1 to long-time client Ron FInemore.

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Posted April 19, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

It’s a Dundeel could be returning to form ahead of Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Randwick   Leave a comment

It’s a Dundeel could be returning to form ahead of Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Randwick

Royal omen for Carlton House in Queen Elizabeth Stakes0:52

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Racing and royalty come together tomorrow with Carlton House the omen tip for punters in the Queen Elizabeth stakes, a horse owned by the Queen herself and trained by racing’s First Lady Gai Waterhouse.

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IS this the moment that signalled It’s A Dundeel is ready to recapture winning form?

Jockey James McDonald certainly thinks so as he gives the New Zealand champ a friendly pat after completing a brilliant track gallop just after 4am at Warwick Farm on Tuesday.

And the dazzling early morning workout has lifted the spirits of trainer Murray Baker and owner John Messara ahead of the Group 1 $4 million Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Royal Randwick today.

t – we are just concentrating on (today’s) race.’’

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Posted April 19, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Pacy Palmero the perfect horse for Von Doussa victory, says trainer Eric Musgrove   Leave a comment

Pacy Palmero the perfect horse for Von Doussa victory, says trainer Eric Musgrove

New Zealand horse The Democrat training at Oakbank. Picture: Sarah Reed.

New Zealand horse The Democrat training at Oakbank. Picture: Sarah Reed. Source: News Corp Australia

ERIC Musgrove’s name is a synonymous with the Von Doussa Steeplechase.

But the master Victorian trainer who has won 12 of the past 28 editions of the famous Oakbank feature is without a runner on Saturday.

 

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Posted April 19, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Nutty professor or genius trainer?   Leave a comment

Nutty professor or genius trainer? 

 Wattlebrae Horse Stud at Nobby between Warwick and Toowoomba. Stud principal Gary Turkington.

Breeder Gary Turkington, who races Fifth Column. Source: News Limited

UNIVERSITY lecturer and part-time trainer Gerard Betros knows he is probably on a hiding to nothing running $501 chance Fifth Column in today’s Sydney Cup, but he’s not shying away from the challenge.

Betros trains a team of just two horses at Oakey, while his full-time gig is teaching Business Ethics at the University of Southern Queensland.

He doesn’t need a PhD to know he’s bitten off a monumental task with Fifth Column, the winner of an Ipswich 2100m Maiden and Class 1.

“I guess it oscillates between two extremes. If he runs well, I’m a genius and if he goes poorly, then I’m a goose,” Betros said.

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Posted April 19, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

A Kingdom for Queen’s horse   Leave a comment

A Kingdom for Queen’s horse

My Kingdom of Fife will be out to win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes on Saturday. Picture: Pe

My Kingdom of Fife will be out to win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes on Saturday. Picture: Peter Bull Source:News Limited

SADDLING up the first quartet past the winning post in the Doncaster Mile will be a hard act to surpass, but trainer Chris Waller will attempt some more magic when he takes on the Queen with a rank outsider in a race named after her on Saturday.

He may prove there was no element of fluke about the performance that captivated all who witnessed it on day one of The Championships when he returns to Randwick for a royal command performance on day two.

The $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes has been transformed into the main event of the revamped Sydney carnival and Carlton House, owned by the monarch, is the favourite.

 

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Posted April 18, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Lord of the Song faces tough defence of Von Doussa title   Leave a comment

Lord of the Song faces tough defence of Von Doussa title

Oakbank steeplechase trials, from left, Berlioz, ridden by Tom Ryan, Lord of The Song, ri

Oakbank steeplechase trials, from left, Berlioz, ridden by Tom Ryan, Lord of The Song, ridden by Steven Pateman and It’s the Truth, ridden by Martin Kelly. Picture: Sarah Reed. Source: News Corp Australia

LORD of the Song faces a massive obstacle in his Von Doussa Steeplchase defence at Oakbank on Saturday in the form of rising jumps star Palmero.

Trainer Patrick Payne is confident the 2013 Von Doussa winner is in great shape ahead of his Oakbank return, but the former champion jockey admits he’ll need a big form reversal to challenge the Ciaron Maher-trained Palmero.

 in Tattsbet fixed odds betting.

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Posted April 18, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Chief executive John Cameron resigns at Kilmore as tensions linger   Leave a comment

Chief executive John Cameron resigns at Kilmore as tensions linger

Kate Goodrich has been involved in a long-running dispute with the Kilmore Race Club. Pic

Kate Goodrich has been involved in a long-running dispute with the Kilmore Race Club. Picture: Carmelo BazzanoSource: News Limited

JOHN Cameron has resigned as chief executive of Kilmore Racing Club but his departure is unlikely to ease lingering tensions and potential legal ­action against the club.

Club president Lawrie Boyd met staff yesterday to inform them Cameron had resigned for “personal reasons’’.

The club insists Cameron’s resignation had nothing to do with longstanding tension ­between him and some of his staff towards some trainers, ­including Kate Goodrich.

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Posted April 18, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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