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Preview: Ascot 20/12/14

Preview: Ascot 20/12/14

Dec 20, 2014

Race 8: 9-Trichologist (Shaun McGruddy) Comeback galloper Trichologist heads back to town after a fighting first-up win at Albany 27/11, when holding off Le Sacre, who won well at Albany yesterday. Trichologist, who was racing for the first time since 12/04/14, has ...

Countercat pounces late for impressive win

Countercat pounces late for impressive win

Dec 19, 2014

Promising four-year-old Countercat made it two wins from as many starts for our stable with an impressive win in the Albany Garage Doors Handicap (Race 7-1210m) at Albany yesterday. Countercat ($7) was taking on some handy types after scoring his maiden victory at Mount ...

Meeres steers Vision to victory

Meeres steers Vision to victory

Dec 19, 2014

We've had a competitive day so far at the Albany Racing Club´╗┐ with most of our runners competing well, but the highlight has no doubt been Field Of Vision's overdue victory in the Ryde Builders Maiden (Race 3) over 1512 metres. The four-year-old son of Redoutable ...

Preview: Albany 19/12/14

Preview: Albany 19/12/14

Dec 19, 2014

Race 1: 3-Alvares (Shaun McGruddy) Senior rider Shaun McGruddy jumps aboard Alvares as we try something a bit different to try and get hom to settle better in the early and middle stages of his races. May have been a shade disappointing at Mt Barker 5/12 14 days ago but he ...

Rundown: Ascot 17/12/14

Rundown: Ascot 17/12/14

Dec 18, 2014

Race 6: 3-Jester Rock (Shaun McGruddy) Thoroheads Summary Race 6: 1400m | FP: 6th (of 11) | Jockey: Shaun McGruddy Jumped well from b2 and was among the leaders early, easing to settle 5th (rail). Held a similar position down the back straight but was being urged ...

Preview: Ascot 17/12/14

Preview: Ascot 17/12/14

Dec 17, 2014

Race 2: 4-Master Gold (Shaun McGruddy) Master Gold broke through for a deserved maiden win at Mt Barker 5/12 12 days ago, when jumping straight to the front and never being headed. Previous form this campaign has been pretty decent considering he hasn't always been ...

Trichologist back in town

Trichologist back in town

Dec 16, 2014

Former star juvenile Trichologist, who scored a terrific comeback victory at Albany on November 27, has been entered in the Ratings 72-plus Handicap (1200m) at Ascot this Saturday. Will be taking on some more than handy opposition but we think he's on his way back to his ...

Rundown: Ascot 13/12/14

Rundown: Ascot 13/12/14

Dec 14, 2014

Race 3: 2-Zipline (Shaun McGruddy) Thoroheads Summary Race 3: 1600m | FP: 5th (of 9) | Jockey: Shaun McGruddy Jumped awkwardly from b2 and landed in a forward position before dropping in onto the rail to settle 4th (rail). Held a similar position in the ...

Rundown: Esperance 13/12/14

Rundown: Esperance 13/12/14

Dec 14, 2014

Race 1: 7-Pins Perhaps (Natasha Faithfull) Thoroheads Summary Race 1: 1600m | FP: 2nd (of 8) | Jockey: Natasha Faithfull Evenly away from b8 but was allowed to find her feet early, easing back through the field to settle 7th (3-wide/no cover). Held a similar position ...

Faithfull drives Ricciardo to maiden victory

Faithfull drives Ricciardo to maiden victory

Dec 13, 2014

Handsome three-year-old Ricciardo broke through for his maiden win in the Loffs Feed & Saddlery Maiden (1400m) at Esperance this afternoon, courtesy of a flawless ride from apprentice Natasha Faithfull. The Steve Wolfe-trained son of Red Arrow was having his second run ...

Preview: Esperance 13/12/14

Preview: Esperance 13/12/14

Dec 13, 2014

Race 1: 7-Pins Perhaps (Natasha Faithfull) Pins Perhaps should be ready to produce her best now stepping up to the mile at her third run back from a spell. Was a bit unlucky first-up at Mount Barker 16/11 before a solid fifth in Ratings 58-plus company at Albany ...

Preview: Ascot 13/12/14

Preview: Ascot 13/12/14

Dec 13, 2014

Race 3: 2-Zipline (Shaun McGruddy) Rock-hard fit three-year-old Zipline looks well placed in this nine-horse restricted assignment today and we have replaced the winkers with blinkers to try and sharpen him up. Was a bit one-paced last start when narrowly ...

Rundown: Ascot 6/12/14

Rundown: Ascot 6/12/14

Dec 07, 2014

Race 6: 5-Kalahaar (Shaun McGruddy) Thoroheads Summary Race 6: 1400m | FP: 5th (of 10) | Jockey: Shaun McGruddy Slowly away from b7 but quickly dropped in behind heels, angling towards the rail to settle down 9th (rail) with an average early pace on. Held a ...

Trial Report: Mt Barker 5/12/2014

Trial Report: Mt Barker 5/12/2014

Dec 06, 2014

Heat 1: Kostyazilch Thoroheads Summary Heat 1: 1000m | FP: 3rd (of 4) | Jockey: Natasha Faithfull Began well and strode out nicely early to settle 3rd (rail) behind the leader. Held a similar position on the home turn and was travelling within himself when ...

Rundown: Mt Barker 5/12/14

Rundown: Mt Barker 5/12/14

Dec 06, 2014

Race 1: 4-Gee Pee Ess (Shaun McGruddy) Thoroheads Summary Race 1: 1850m | FP: 3rd (of 8) | Jockey: Shaun McGruddy Evenly away from b5 and was sent forward to be 2nd (2-wide) passing the winning post the first time, holding a similar position around the bottom corner ...

Preview: Ascot 6/12/14

Preview: Ascot 6/12/14

Dec 06, 2014

Race 6: 5-Kalahaar (Shaun McGruddy) Kalahaar has not been able to produce his best in three runs back from a spell, his first two against class gallopers at weight-for-age and his most recent being behind Black Heart Bart at handicap level here 14 days ago. Steps back ...

Big weight, no worries for Tiger Pete

Big weight, no worries for Tiger Pete

Dec 05, 2014

Quality galloper Tiger Pete displayed all his courage when lumping 62kg to win today's Collier Tax & Accounting Handicap (Race 4-1300m) at Mount Barker. The Steve Wolfe-trained six-year-old looked like running a nice second when Sonny Biscay hit the front ...

Countercat makes perfect start for new stable

Countercat makes perfect start for new stable

Dec 05, 2014

Leading Great Southern trainer Steve Wolfe notched-up a race-to-race double with stable newcomer Countercat in the Mitavite Maiden (Race 3-1300m) at Mount Barker today. Wolfe and stable jockey Shaun McGruddy teamed up to win Race 2 on the programme with Master Gold, and ...

Master Gold breaks through

Master Gold breaks through

Dec 05, 2014

War Pass three-year-old Master Gold scored a deserved victory when leading all the way in The Likely Lads Maiden (1100m) at Mount Barker today. Master Gold ($2.50 favourite), who has shown plenty of promise since his early two-year-old days, had been racing without luck in ...

Preview: Mt Barker 5/12/14

Preview: Mt Barker 5/12/14

Dec 05, 2014

Race 1: 4-Gee Pee Ess (Shaun McGruddy) Gee Pee Ess returns to country racing after three unplaced runs in the metro area since resuming from a spell. Carried 59kg over 1600m in Ratings 64 & under company at Ascot 8 days ago but was unsuited by the ...

Trial Report: Lark Hill 1/12/2014

Trial Report: Lark Hill 1/12/2014

Dec 01, 2014

Heat 11: Pass Them By Thoroheads Summary Heat 11: 950m | FP: 4th (of 8) | Jockey: Shaun McGruddy Jumped well and shared the lead (rail) early before easing to take a trail, settling 4th (rail) behind the leader. Held a similar position on the turn and was ...

Rundown: Ascot 29/11/14

Rundown: Ascot 29/11/14

Nov 30, 2014

Race 1: 3-Zipline (Shaun McGruddy) Text

Preview: Ascot 29/11/14

Preview: Ascot 29/11/14

Nov 29, 2014

Race 1: 3-Zipline (Shaun McGruddy) Zipline had little luck in running but fought on well in the straight to finish second behind Settlers Creek in a similar assignment to this two starts back on 4/11. However, he was unable to reproduce that performance when sent out ...

Rundown: Albany 27/11/14

Rundown: Albany 27/11/14

Nov 28, 2014

Race 1: 1-Tiger Pete (Sasha Starley) Thoroheads Summary Race 1: 1200m | FP: 6th (of 6) | Jockey: Sasha Starley Slowly away from b3 and was allowed to find his feet early, settling 6th (2-wide). Held a similar position in the middle stages before edging out into ...