Bright Prospects For Superhard After Back To Back Wins

They can't do much more than win and that's exactly what Superhard achieved at Sandown on Wednesday. The three year old son of Vinery Stud's ALL TOO HARD made is back to back wins over the 1000m in the Benchmark 70 grade after winning on debut at Pakenham on the synthetic on August 22nd. Partnered again by Ryan Maloney, Superhard jumped cleanly from the widest gate and took a sit behind the Wait For No One (Hayes & Dabernig) the favourite, Written Choice (Logan McGill). He travelled very strongly around the home turn and let down with an enormous turn of foot to attack the line, defeating his rivals by half a neck.

"He's a horse of obvious talent and not the most straight forward horse- Ryan (Maloney) has done a lot of work with him from Day 1" Robert Smerdon told following the race. "I think drawing wide helped him today as he didn't have long to wait in the barriers and his manners were so much better." "I'm really pleased that he's gone out and won a race which I thought had a quite a bit of depth."

A $130,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Champion Thoroughbreds from the Kitchwin Hills draft, Superhard is a half-brother to Group II winner Twilight Royale and stakes-placed Mio Roiale. He is the seventh winner from good producing Royal Academy (USA) mare Royal Season. He was the only purchase for Champion Victoria at last year's Inglis Sales after returning an outstanding cardio rating with the Matchem Genetics Testing.

Congratulations to his big team of owners Champion Thoroughbreds Victoria, Dr C M Rogers, Mr S G Mcpeake, Mr I F Foster, Barham Racing, Mr T N Dickson, Mrs A M Dickson, Ms D J Mcshane, C And F W Racing, Mr A S Bongiorno, Mr M J Symons, Mr B J Rogers, Mr R T Ponting, Mr J A Henderson, Mr M A Hunter, Mr G Sposato, Mrs T L Hussey, Mr M J Catanzariti, Mrs N Murashova, Mr S P Hedge


Classy Debut Win By Atone At Mornington

Well bred Reset colt Atone made an impressive debut at the races when taking out the 1500m maiden at Mornington on Monday. The three year old was well prepared by trainer Robert Smerdon for the assignment with several jump outs and trials under his belt.  

Toffee Nose Prepares For Million Dollar Return

Classy mare Toffee Nose will return to the races at Bendigo on Tuesday- her first start since finishing a luckless 9th in the Group 1 South Autralian Oaks in May when she was badly galloped on mid-race. Leading up to the Oaks, Toffee had a successful preparation when runner-up 

Save The Date: 2017 Christmas Gathering

Champion New South Wales will be holding their 2017 Christmas Gathering at the John O'Shea Racing Stables on Friday, December 15th from 5pm onwards. Champion open the invitation to all owners (past and present) and friends to come along and enjoy some fantastic Spanish themed food whilst catching up with the team and our four legged friends. 

The Mighty Roar Salutes At Ballarat

Three year old Animal Kingdom Colt ROAR has rid his maiden status after a taking out the Eureka Concrete Maiden Plate over 1600m at Ballarat. Given a well rated front running ride from barrier 1, Roar showed his true staying ability when winning by 1 length, defeating the Darren Weir trained Pollinator and the Ken Key's trained Bradbury 

Bumper Melbourne Cup Day Headed By Flemington Runner

The Champion colours will be well represented for racing's busiest day on the calender with four runners representing the team in New South Wales and Victoria on Melbourne Cup Day. KURO will headline the line-up when he contests in the Listed MSS Security Sprint over 1200m down the famous Flemington straight (Race 9 @ 4:45pm) 

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