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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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Alpha Bravo disappoints at Ballarat

| August 26, 2009

Sadly Alpha Bravo did not perform as well as he did in his debut start at Cranbourne a couple of weeks ago. He did not appear comfortable in the going, and finished 12th of the 15 runners. One thing that was apparent watching the race on TV is how immature he looked compare to the [...]

Alpha Bravo finishes 4th on debut

| August 9, 2009

Alpha Bravo finished 4th at his first start at Cranbourne earlier today. He was ½ a length from 3rd. I was quite pleased with his run, and think will take great benefit from his first start.  The stable reports that he pulled up well immediately after the race and provided he recovers well in the [...]

Smiling Hussy finishes out of the placings

| April 29, 2009

Sadly, Smiling Hussy did not run as well today as she did at her debut 2 weeks ago. She jumped from the barriers OK but drifted back to settle in the second half of the field.  Hussy is still a little green, and whilst she let down OK in the straight, she only made up [...]

Another 3rd for Chief Red Cloud

| April 23, 2009

Chief Red Cloud had another good result today, in what is possibly his most promising run to-date. As usual he jumped well but settled back in the field with only on or two horses behind him. Approaching the home turn, he was bustled up around the field, but wobbled around the turn, and was a [...]

Smiling Hussy finishes 4th on debut

| April 15, 2009

What an exciting day being on track to see one of my own horses run for the first time! Hussy jumped well and settled on the fence around midfield. Despite being very green, when eased off the fence  in the straight, she worked home well to finish 4th in the 11 horse field, less than [...]