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King completes comeback with Belmont triumph

King completes comeback with Belmont triumph

Jun 13, 2015

Comeback four-year-old King Closet gave racegoers a taste of his raw ability with a quality win in the Get Your Westspeed Forms In Now Handicap (1200m) at Belmont this afternoon. Ridden by Wolfe stable rider Shaun McGruddy, King Closet shared the lead early before easing to ...

Preview: Belmont 13/06/15

Preview: Belmont 13/06/15

Jun 13, 2015

RACE 5: 9-KING CLOSET (SHAUN MC GRUDDY) King Closet returns to metro racing for the first time in his comeback campaign this afternoon, with his most recent performance being a tough all-the-way win at Kalgoorlie on May 24. We are really happy with the way this horse ...

Preview: Northam 11/06/15

Preview: Northam 11/06/15

Jun 11, 2015

RACE 3: 2-ACQUITTED (SHAUN MC GRUDDY) Acquitted was part of a team we took to Kalgoorlie on May 24 and he performed well, finishing a close-up third after being forced into the role of pacemaker over 1600m. Has been placed at six of his nine starts, so he does ...

Preview: Belmont 10/06/15

Preview: Belmont 10/06/15

Jun 10, 2015

RACE 5: 9-JESTER ROCK (SHAUN MC GRUDDY) Jester Rock returns to racing at Belmont this afternoon, stepping out for the first time in 154 days. We decided not to trial him this campaign as his performances on the training track suggests he's quite forward fitness ...

Preview: Belmont 6/06/15

Preview: Belmont 6/06/15

Jun 06, 2015

RACE 1: 6-TWO EYE SEE (SHAUN MC GRUDDY) Two Eye See is coming off a 24-day break for today's assignment and runs into a couple of quality youngsters in the form of Blackwood and Regal Gleam. We have put plenty of work into ironing out a few minor issues that ...

Preview: Northam 1/06/15

Preview: Northam 1/06/15

Jun 01, 2015

RACE 2: 3-WAR PLAIN (SHAUN MC GRUDDY) War Plain races first-up from a spell at Northam this afternoon and looked good when winning a 1000-metre Albany trial on May 7, and has trained on nicely since. We are really pleased with this fellow's ...

Preview: Belmont 30/05/15

Preview: Belmont 30/05/15

May 30, 2015

RACE 1: 4-MY GREEK BOY (SHAUN MC GRUDDY) My Greek Boy is a promising type hving his first start in 107 days, but he did stretch out nicely in a 1000-metre trial at Belmont on Monday, when going as well as the winner Incoming Tide, who has already performed ...

Preview: Belmont 27/05/15

Preview: Belmont 27/05/15

May 27, 2015

RACE 5: 11-PICKJAM (SHAUN MC GRUDDY) Pickjam has a staying pedigree and has shown us that she is looking for a trip, and she gets that today when stepping up to 2100m. Taking on the older horses after an okay performance over an unsuitable 1400m against ...

Comeback King wins again

Comeback King wins again

May 25, 2015

Comeback four-year-old King Closet scored a second win from three starts since returning from injury in the Dave Tedge Memorial Handicap (1200m) at Kalgoorlie today. King Closet did not race for almost 21 months when struck down by injury in mid-2013, but the son of So ...

Mr Utopia simply outstanding at Flemington

Mr Utopia simply outstanding at Flemington

May 24, 2015

Mr Utopia continued his brilliant Victorian campaign with a barnstorming win in the VRC-CRV Winter Championship Series Heat 1 (1400m) at Flemington today. Now trained by Robert Smerdon, Mr Utopia came from near last on the turn to unleash his devastating turn of foot in ...

Preview: Belmont 23/05/15

Preview: Belmont 23/05/15

May 23, 2015

RACE 7: 14-HARP INN (TAKAHIDE IKENUSHI) Harp Inn takes on a very competitive line-up at Belmont this afternoon but he comes into this race in good form and he does have the benefit of barrier 1. Does like to be able to find his feet early in his races so we expect him to ...

Preview: Narrogin 16/05/15

Preview: Narrogin 16/05/15

May 16, 2015

RACE 1: 5-SECRET ENDEMIC (SHAUN MC GRUDDY) Secret Endemic has been showing pace and competing well at his most recent starts, and we believe he is only starting to learn what this racing caper is all about. Runs into a speedy, competitive Class 1 assignment this afternoon, ...

Preview: Belmont 16/05/15

Preview: Belmont 16/05/15

May 16, 2015

RACE 8: 16-I SEE LUCK (TAKAHIDE IKENUSHI) I See Luck steps up into ratings 72-plus company after scoring a courageous win with 58kg in ratings 60+ grade at Belmont last Saturday week, getting his nose down on the line to defeat Gigante over ...

Team Wolfe wraps up another Great Southern training title

Team Wolfe wraps up another Great Southern training title

May 13, 2015

SJ Wolfe Racing enjoyed another successful Great Southern racing season, leading in 28 winners and claiming our 18th Trainer Premiership from the past 20 years. The season came to an end at last Thursday's May 7 Albany season finale with our stable holding a 12-win ...

Preview: Belmont 13/05/15

Preview: Belmont 13/05/15

May 13, 2015

RACE 1: 4-TWO EYE SEE (PETER HALL) Two Eye See is having his third run back from a let-up and should be ready to fire stepping up in distance this afternoon. Peter Hall, fresh from his South Australian Oaks and Derby victories, takes the reins and should be able to take up a ...

Preview: Belmont 9/05/15

Preview: Belmont 9/05/15

May 09, 2015

RACE 1: 4-YOU'RE A RUM'IN (SHAUN O'DONNELL) You're A Rum'In returns to city racing after a comfortable maiden win second-up at Pinjarra 12 days ago, when enjoying the run of the race from an inside barrier. Has had two 1200-metre runs now so ...

Preview: Albany 7/05/15

Preview: Albany 7/05/15

May 07, 2015

RACE 2: 4-KING CLOSET (KATE WITTEN) King Closet has recovered well after his dominant maiden win at Albany on April 26 and he does take on some tough opposition stepping up into Rating 58+ company here. We have a high opinion of this fellow, though, and we think he should ...

Preview: Ascot 2/05/15

Preview: Ascot 2/05/15

May 02, 2015

RACE 1: 3-TWO EYE SEE (TAKAHIDE IKENUSHI) Two Eye See is having his second run back from a let-up this afternoon and has pleased us in training since his midweek Ascot outing 10 days ago. Didn't enjoy the best of runs on that occasion, when shuffled back through the field ...

Smart juvenile You're A Rum'In breaks through

Smart juvenile You're A Rum'In breaks through

Apr 27, 2015

Starcraft two-year-old You're A Rum'In looks destined for bigger and better things following his soft win in the Pinjarra RSL Maiden (Race 1-1200m) at Pinjarra today. You're A Rum'In put the writing on the wall with a gutsy display on debut at Ascot on ...

Mr Utopia wins at Flemington

Mr Utopia wins at Flemington

Apr 25, 2015

What a memorable day for Team Wolfe with Mr Utopia carrying the light blue/red maltese cross to a remarkable victory at Flemington today. Making his debut for new trainer Robert Smerdon and ridden by West Australian Mark Zahra, Mr Utopia settled at the tail of the field ...

Preview: Ascot 25/04/15

Preview: Ascot 25/04/15

Apr 25, 2015

RACE 4: 6-ANCIENT SPELL (SHAUN MC GRUDDY) We were a little disappointed with Ancient Spell's latest third at Albany on April 16, but it is hard to knock his form this campaign as he has raced very competitively. Appears to have landed in a suitable $40,000 ratings ...

Preview: Ascot 22/04/15

Preview: Ascot 22/04/15

Apr 22, 2015

RACE 1: 1-TWO EYE SEE (PETER HALL) Two Eye See enjoyed a short break from training after finishing a luckless fifth at Ascot 25/02, following on from his encouraging minor placing on debut at Bunbury 19/02. He has been performing well on the training track in ...

Luck makes it back-to-back for Team Wolfe

Luck makes it back-to-back for Team Wolfe

Apr 18, 2015

Fantastic money-spinner I See Luck continued on his merry way with a fighting win over hometown hero Run Liam Run in the Amazing Albany Handicap (Race 3-1235m) this afternoon. I See Luck, perfectly ridden by stable jockey Shaun McGruddy, sat in second place throughout, before ...

Cows With Guns smokes them first up

Cows With Guns smokes them first up

Apr 16, 2015

Stable newcomer Cows With Guns impressed with a dominant first-up win in the Acme Drycleaners Maiden (Race 2-1235m) at Albany this afternoon. The sparingly-raced five-year-old joined our stable in early February and appears to be a more than handy acquisition, striding clear ...