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Up Periscope!

Up Periscope!

Nov 12, 2020

After a long wait, patient owners were rewarded when Periscope broke his maiden at Hamilton on Tuesday.With champion jump's jockey Shane Jackson in the saddle he easily accounted for his rivals in the 2200m Highweight.But contrary to the ease in which he destroyed ...

PATIENCE REWARDED FOR MAZY OWNERS

PATIENCE REWARDED FOR MAZY OWNERS

Oct 13, 2020

Winning a race is very rewarding for all owners.For the connections of Mazy Motion, her Maiden win at Echuca on Monday was extra special considering the long journey she took everyone on.Nine months earlier, the dream of any win seemed all but over when injury issues ...

Bowman Aims Capriccio At Black Type

Bowman Aims Capriccio At Black Type

Sep 21, 2020

Capriccio's first-up win in the Suez 3YO Maiden Plate at Ballarat is the first step in an ambitious Spring campaign.The Daniel Bowman trained filly dominated Sunday's race from the front and despite just holding off second-placed Ice Ice Baby, plenty of fitness improvement is ...

Cracking Debut

Cracking Debut

Sep 09, 2020

Crackerjack Prince debuted with a fast-finishing second at Geelong last Sunday.The 3YO son of Crackerjack King settled back near last before unleashing a strong finish to narrowly go down in the IGA Liquor Maiden Plate over 1400m.After drawing barrier 14, the plan for ...

Little hooves tell us Spring is near.

Little hooves tell us Spring is near.

Aug 11, 2020

Spring brings plenty of excitement to the Thoroughbred industry.Top level racing with the best horses in front of big crowds makes Spring the showcase time for the sport.In 2020, the current pandemic will shape racing's prime time into something very ...

Miss Tenthousand's deserved Maiden victory

Miss Tenthousand's deserved Maiden victory

Jul 08, 2020

Miss Tenthousand recorded a well-deserved win when accounting for her rivals in the A1 Signage Filles & Mares Maiden Plate over 1500m at Ballarat yesterday.After finishing runner-up at her first three career starts, the half-sister to five-time Group One winning star Boban ...

SOUTH PACIFIC TO OPEN CUP'S CAMPAIGN

SOUTH PACIFIC TO OPEN CUP'S CAMPAIGN

Jun 24, 2020

Ciaron Maher Racing will attempt to win successive heats of the Banjo Paterson Series with European imports when South Pacific makes his Australian debut at Caulfield on Saturday.A winner over beaten Caulfield Cup favourite Constantinople during Royal Ascot 2019, South Pacific ...

The Breaker - Brad Pearson

The Breaker - Brad Pearson

Jun 03, 2020

One of the most important aspects of moulding a racehorse is the breaking-in process.In recent years we have used Barwon Heads based horseman Brad Pearson to break-in our yearlings.Brad's country based training complex is near Thirteenth Beach and only a 15 minute drive from the ...

DOUBLE DELIGHT SUNDAY

DOUBLE DELIGHT SUNDAY

Feb 25, 2020

Following on from two winners last week, Sunday provided ATB owners with two more winners at separate venues.Write Your Name bounced back to winning form with a strong effort at Ballarat, while at the Sunshine Coast, Sono Dolce broke her Maiden in convincingly style.Our other ...

Sirius Plan Sets Up Straight Win

Sirius Plan Sets Up Straight Win

Feb 15, 2020

A pre-race plan hatched by trainer Saab Hasan and jockey Brad Rawiller in conjunction with track-walker and form analyst Peter Ellis was the catalyst behind Sirius Suspect's win in the $126,000 Royal Ascot BM90 Handicap over 1200m at Flemington today.With morning rain the track ...

Phillip Stokes joins ATB training ranks

Phillip Stokes joins ATB training ranks

Dec 02, 2019

For many years we have admired trainer Phillip Stokes for his ability to produce winners in Victoria, especially during the Autumn and Spring carnivals.When solely based in South Australia, his stable would regularly land winners from unraced 2YO's through to exciting 3YO's and ...

SOUTHERN FRANCE REDEEMS IN ZIPPING CLASSIC

SOUTHERN FRANCE REDEEMS IN ZIPPING CLASSIC

Nov 17, 2019

Southern France produced the quickest final 200m of the meeting when powering to a stylish win in the $300,000 Group 2 Quayclean Zipping Classic over 2000m at Sandown yesterday.After a disappointing result (19th) in the Lexus Melbourne Cup, eleven days earlier, the 4yo son of ...

Horse Management Bears Fruit

Horse Management Bears Fruit

May 17, 2019

Up until recently we had experienced a long dry summer that had worked itself into Autumn with very little or no rain.The countryside was baron and at Darren & Liz Dance's farm it meant more feed had to be purchased than that of a regular season.It also meant our racetracks ...

FRANKEL FILLY HEADS TO CIARON MAHER

FRANKEL FILLY HEADS TO CIARON MAHER

Apr 14, 2019

We are delighted that Ciaron Maher and David Eustace are the trainers for our lovely Frankel filly that sold at this week's Sydney Easter Yearling Sale.Heading to sales under the ATB breeding arm of Esker Lodge, the only thing on our mind was that we achieved a nice financial ...

DREAM DOUBLE FOR ATB OWNERS

DREAM DOUBLE FOR ATB OWNERS

Feb 16, 2019

A fortnight after landing a city double at the same venue, ATB owners shared in the excitement of another double at Caulfield last weekend.Tough stayer Yogi kicked off his Sydney Cup campaign with a win in the opening race, when first-up over 1800m.Settling back in the field ...

'FIZZ' DELIVERED FOR THE LADIES

'FIZZ' DELIVERED FOR THE LADIES

Jan 28, 2019

French Fizz to the delight of her big group of lady owners delivered a well-deserved all the way win in the Metcon Steel Geelong SV 3YO Fillies Maiden Plate over 1200m on Sunday.After three runners-up cheques from her first six starts, all the planets aligned courtesy of a great ...

SOCIAL TAKING OWNERS ON A SPIN

SOCIAL TAKING OWNERS ON A SPIN

Jan 26, 2019

The Darren Weir trained Social Spin did his Australian Guineas chances no harm after a convincing win in today's Catanach's Jewellers BM78 Handicap over 1400m at Caulfield.Burdened with 60kgs, he treated his rivals that carried between five to ten kilograms less than him with ...

CRACK THE CODE KEEPS ON WINNING

CRACK THE CODE KEEPS ON WINNING

Jan 26, 2019

The Mick Price trained filly, Crack The Code carried the Australian Day silks with distinction at Caulfield today, recording her third career win from only four lifetime starts.Her three wins at Flemington, Moonee Valley & Caulfield already make her a very valuable broodmare ...

$$$ Mr Money Bag's All-Star Mile Tilt $$$

$$$ Mr Money Bag's All-Star Mile Tilt $$$

Jan 20, 2019

The upcoming All-Star Mile is going to be a big payday for some lucky connections.Mr Money Bags is the perfect name for a horse trying to make the field in the rich $5m All-Star Mile to be run at Flemington on March 16th.Racing Victoria's newest race has created plenty of ...

Mr Money Bag Delivers

Mr Money Bag Delivers

Dec 26, 2018

Mr Money Bags is likely to reappear twice over Flemington's 1400-metre route this summer following his win in Saturday's $100,000 Yuletide Handicap (1400m).Trainer Robbie Griffiths described Mr Money Bags as 'a fantastic horse' after his 1.75-length victory in the Benchmark 84 ...

Yogi's Special Xmas Delivery

Yogi's Special Xmas Delivery

Nov 18, 2018

Yogi's last to first Sandown Cup win set the scene for a great day of festivities at the ATB Xmas Party.With the party organised well in advance, the ATB hierarchy were forced to stay away from Ladbrokes Park Sandown to host the 300 strong crowd that attended.But the ...

Nakeeta's journey keeps Cup dream alive

Nakeeta's journey keeps Cup dream alive

Nov 05, 2018

Destination Melbourne Cup was finally rubber-stamped at approximately 4pm on Derby Day for Scottish trained gallop Nakeeta - a horse in which ATB and loyal clients share half the ownership.Making the final field ended what has been one long and winding journey to this year's ...

Aussie owners chase Arc upset

Aussie owners chase Arc upset

Oct 06, 2018

He was bought to win a Melbourne Cup but could French stayer Tiberian’s true calling be in another of the world’s great races, Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe?That’s the hope of several of his excited owners, including Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock’s Darren ...

CLAIRVAUX'S NEW LIFE WITH LAUREN

CLAIRVAUX'S NEW LIFE WITH LAUREN

Sep 03, 2018

Racing is a business but at the end of the day, a racehorse is a loving animal that deserves a loving home no matter how fast or how slow when retired.Darren & Liz Dance take great pride in finding each and every retiree a good home and the satisfaction that comes ...

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