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A gutsy win for Smiling Hussy

| December 6, 2009

If the news of Chief Red Cloud’s win yesterday at Stony Creek wasn’t enough, Smiling Hussy joined in the party with a gutsy win today at Murray Bridge. Hussy didn’t have the easiest of runs – she was 3-wide without cover all of the way, got to the lead halfway down the straight, and toughed [...]

Chief Red Cloud wins!

| December 5, 2009

Today I had my first success as a racehorse owner, when Chief Red Cloud won his first race – a 2100m Maiden at Stony Creek in Victoria. He led all of the way to win by ½ a length. It may have only been a country maiden, but it was still so exciting to finally [...]

A fantasic result for Smiling Hussy

| October 5, 2009

Smiling Hussy and her young rider Tillie Neve did a fantastic job at Morphettville Park today, with the pair a fast finishing second behind winner Bonview. They were beaten by a head. It certainly made missing the dog show worthwhile Hussy was the first to jump, she settled well in the run, and knuckled down [...]

Smiling Hussy – Morphettville Parks Saturday 5 October

| October 1, 2009

Smiling Hussy will have her next start on Monday at Morphettville Parks, in a 1200m Fillies and Mares maiden. She is No. 10 in Race 1, and will be ridden by young apprentice Tillie Neve. She has also drawn a decent barrier for a change, so if she gets a good track, it will be [...]

Chief Red Cloud finishes down the track

| October 1, 2009

Chief Red Cloud was disappointing today in his first start back from a spell. He stumbled at the start, losing a bit of ground and was then hussled along to sit up 4th in the run, close to the leaders. He travelled well until the turn, and when they quickened up, he failed to go [...]

Dual Command has a jump out

| September 25, 2009

Dual Command set foot on the racetrack for the first time last Wednesday, taking part in an 800m jumpout in Canberra. His trainer Barb Joseph reported that jumped well and did most things right, before tiring over the concluding stages finishing 4th, 4 lengths behind the winner. Given he is a slow mating horse, he [...]

Chief Red Cloud – Ballarat Thursday 1 October

| September 25, 2009

Chief Red Cloud will have his next start at Ballarat on Thursday 1 October. He is No.1 in Race 2 and he will be ridden by Dean Holland. This distance is likely to be too short for him (I think he is more likely to be a 2000m to 2400m horse), but will be interesting [...]

Additions to Smiling Hussy’s photo album

| September 24, 2009

Four new photos of Smiling Hussy have been added to her on-line photo album. All of these photos were taken at Murray Bridge yesterday. Please click here to visit her Photo Album.

Smiling Hussy finishes 7th on an unsuitable track

| September 23, 2009

Smiling Hussy had her first race back after a spell today, and finished in 7th place of the 16 horse field. She had only a couple behind her as the field came onto the home straight, but she picked up a few places finishing 13 lengths behind the winner. Whilst the margin was not flattering, [...]

Smiling Hussy – Murray Bridge Wednesday 23 September

| September 21, 2009

Smiling Hussy will be running at Murray Bridge on Wednesday 23 September. She is No 16. in Race 1 – a 1200m 3yo Maiden. David Tootell has been booked to ride and she will start from Barrier 16. Given the track is currently rated as a dead 6, and she has drawn an outside barrier, [...]