ROUSSEAU dismisses retirement thoughts with a strong win at Doomben

Seasoned performer 6 year old gelding ROUSSEAU made sure there were no immediate discussions about his possible retirement producing a strong last to first win at Doomben on Saturday with leading rider Jimmy Orman aboard. Over his favourite 1,615 metres trip and track, the son of So You Think (NZ) settled last of the 9 […]

OCTAVIO wins at Eagle Farm on Melbourne Cup day

Lightly raced 4 year old gelding OCTAVIO disposed of his maiden win at his seventh start having been placed four times in his previous 6 runs. The son of Pierro was moderately away but setled into a comfortable rhythm for jockey Damien Thornton with the gelding looking likely to run a strong 1,840 metres. OCTAVIO bowled along in the second half […]

Star Feature in The Thoroughbred Report

‘We were on top of the world on Saturday’: Martin thrilled with Espiona and Chrysaor Written by Keely McKitterick – The Thoroughbred Report AusNZ 31/10/2023 The Thoroughbred Report caught up with Denise Martin of Star Thoroughbreds, who celebrated a super Saturday, with Martin’s star mare Espiona (Extreme Choice) claiming the $2 million The Invitation. At […]

An Ipswich Double Ahead Of An Exciting Weekend

New Zealand import SKYLON (NZ) benefitted from a change in tactics with a plan to have him ridden in a more forward position and this resulted in a determined win yesterday at Ipswich for the gelding over the 2,180 metres trip. The son of Niagara jumped with the intention to lead, but others contested the pole position so jockey Jake […]

Espiona books place in The Everest

TTR AusNZ – Keely McKitterick – 4 October Champion Trainer Chris Waller will be doubled-handed in the $20 million The Everest as Tuesday saw Chris Waller Racing announce Espiona (Extreme Choice) and Coolmore select Shinzo (Snitzel) in the feature. Shortly after Espiona (Extreme Choice) was announced as the representative for Chris Waller Racing in The […]

BORN A KING wins the Listed R.M. Ansett Classic

Imported gelding BORN A KING (GB) was victorious on Saturday at Mornington when winning the Listed R.M. Ansett Classic over 2,400 metres. The son of superstar Frankel (GB) began well from an outside draw and was a touch keen before settling in the back half of the field through the early stages with Beau Mertens aboard. It was […]

ESPIONA wins the Group 2 Golden Pendant

ESPIONA recorded her 5th Stakes win taking her prize money to more than $1 million when winning the Group 2 Golden Pendant at Rosehill Gardens over 1,400 metres on Saturday. The daughter of Extreme Choice ran a gallant second first up this preparation in the 1,200 metres Group 2 Sheraco Stakes with jockey Nash Rawiller aboard and it […]