Southern Lad Tackles Rosehill On Saturday

Talented Ocean Park gelding Southern Lad heads to Rosehill on Saturday for his fifth career start- his first at Saturday metropolitan level. It was well documented how unlucky he was last start when flashing home with an incredible run to finish 3rd, beaten 0.3L when set a task, settling at the tail of the field some 15 lengths off the eventual winner Niccobelle.

His sectionals for the day were outstanding but trainer John O'Shea is well aware he'll need a bit of luck with the poor draw this Saturday- "He'll probably come into gate 10 or 11 after scratchings in the field of 12" commented John after acceptances were released on Wednesday. "He'll need a bit of luck but I can't fault the horse at home and he's taken good improvement from last start". In-form hoop Tim Clark will jump aboard for the first time.

Saturday is no doubt Southern Lad's biggest test to date in Benchmark 78 company. The top-weight and last start winner Newsfan (Kim Waugh) is the favourite. She gets in well with the 2kg claim from apprentice Sam Weatherley and has the advantage of getting a nice run for barrier 6. The 5YO Zoffany mare has had 7 start, never finishing out of the top 2 including a 2nd placing in the Provincial Championships Final at Randwick over Autumn carnival earlier this year.

Southern Lad winning first-up this preparation at Wyong
Southern Lad winning first-up this preparation at Wyong


Private Thoughts Proves Too Good At Hawkesbury

It was a rewarding day for the owners of our flashy Snitzel filly Private Thoughts following her maiden win at Hawkebsury on Sunday. The 3YO was having just her third career start after placing on debut in her first preparation as a 2YO. 

Instinct Kicks In For Killer First-Up Win

Talented 4YO Animal Kingdom mare Killer Instinct picked up where she left off last preparation when winning first-up at Newcastle on Sunday. Following a trial last Tuesday, John sent Killer Instinct to the races 5 days later in a suitable Class 2 over 1400m. 

Racing NSW Announce Additional BOBS Bonus Incentives

Racing NSW this week announced that its BOBS Scheme will be enhanced by the addition of a Platinum and Gold Category. Commencing from January 2020, selected races will have a BOBS Platinum bonus of $100,000 or a BOBS Gold bonus of $50,000, offered for the winners of the race. 

Register Your Interest In Our 2020 1in5 Club!

Expressions of interest are now open for our 2020 1in5 club. The 2019 edition of the 1in5 club has given 10 owners a 1% share in 5 high quality horses totaling 5%. This offer is only available to 10 people per year and is an excellent way to have 5 x the fun for the cost of 1 5% share. 

Southern Lad Set For Cup Day Return

Southern Lad is set to return to the races at Randwick on Melbourne Cup Day in the Choisir Handicap over 1100m. He's returned this preparation in fantastic order after a spell over the winter months in QLD. He trialled 

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